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Mehcad Brooks portrays the role of Matthew Applewhite on Desperate Housewives.


Brooks was born in Austin, Texas. He has modeled since the age of fifteen. Brooks attended the L.C. Anderson High School in Austin, Texas where he also grew up. After he graduated high school, he attended the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts.

From 2005 to 2006, Brooks played the role of Matthew Applewhite on the popular ABC TV drama Desperate Housewives. He recently appeared in Glory Road, portraying Harry Flournoy, a forward at Texas Western University, and in the 2007 film In the Valley of Elah.


  • Both Mehcad Brooks and Teri Hatcher would later work together on the CW's Supergirl.


Year Title Role
2002 Radimi: Who Stole the Dream (Film) Radimi Wadkins
2002 Do Over (Television) Shawn Hodges (1 episode)
2002 Malcolm in the Middle (Television) Big Kid (1 episode)
2003 A Token for Your Thoughts (Film) The Jock
2003 Boston Public (Television) Russell Clark (4 episodes)
2003 One on One (Television) Mustafa (1 episode)
2004 Cold Case (Television) Herman Lester (1 episode)
2004 Tiger Cruise (Television Film) Kenny
2006 Glory Road (Film) Harry Flournoy
2005-06 Desperate Housewives (Television) Matthew Applewhite
(23 episodes)
2006 Ghost Whisperer (Television) Justin Cotter (1 episode)
2007 In the Valley of Elah (Film) Spc. Ennis Long
2008 The Game (Television) Jerome (5 episodes)
2007-08 "K-Ville (Television) Vin Baer (2 episodes)
2008 Fly Like Mercury (Film) Hutch
2008-09 True Blood (Television) Eggs (14 episodes)
2009 Supergirl (Television) James Olsen (87 episodes)