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Matthew Joseph Willig is an American actor, voice actor, and former NFL offensive tackle who voiced a muscly man in one episode of The Legend of Korra.

The Legend of Korra credits

Muscly man

Character information: Macao

Selected other credits

Television work


Other credits

Biographical information


Willig played fourteen years for the Carolina Panthers, New York Jets, Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay Packers, St Louis Rams, and San Francisco 49ers. He won a Super Bowl ring while playing for the Rams and also made Super Bowl XXXVIII with the Panthers, but this time ended up on the losing side.

He had a small role in the 1993 Hong Kong action movie Full Contact, and also appeared in a season seven episode of Malcolm In the Middle as Crash, a recovering alcoholic. He appeared as a gang member named Little Chino on the Showtime series Dexter and appeared as a bodyguard named Yuri on the NBC series Chuck. In 2009, he had a supporting role as a brutish caveman tormenting Jack Black and Michael Cera in the motion picture Year One, and he portrayed the character Special Agent Simon Cade in season eight of NCIS until the first episode of season nine. In 2013, he appeared in the film A Resurrection and later that same year, he played Mike Drake in the critically acclaimed independent thriller The Employer.

Willig has also acted in numerous national commercial campaigns, including a Capital One spot with David Spade, a Bud Light spot, and as an action hero in a Halls commercial.

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