Matthew Moy makes us laugh every Monday as Han Lee on CBS's hit comedy 2 Broke Girls. BFTV snagged a few minutes with him last week to discuss the current season of the show, the upcoming project he's really excited about, and his past appearance on a SyFy Channel game show that you might have overlooked.
But firstly, what's happening with Han in this new season of 2 Broke Girls, which airs its third episode tonight? "Han gives the girls [Max and Caroline, played by Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs] the back room [of the diner], so they have this new venture, the cupcake shop window in the back," Matthew explained. "Han's dealing with balancing the diner and the cupcake shop. He's taking hold of the reins much more now, as he should be as the boss."
2 Broke Girls isn't Matthew's first foray into comedy, however, and it's definitely not his last. Even though he's only been acting for a few years, you've seen him on all sorts of TV shows, in plenty of different parts. "My first big [role] was Scrubs. I was in the very last season, season nine, where they try to bring in these new med students. That was really fun. I got to do about six episodes of that," he told us. "I did iCarly; I was recurring on that." You've also seen him on another successful CBS sitcom, How I Met Your Mother, as well as Big Time Rush and The Middle.
And he's got another recurring voice-over role due November 4, in a new animated series called Steven Universe. He lends his pipes to the character of Lars, a teenage donut shop employee. "I love the show," Matthew gushed. "I can't wait for people to see it." The series debuts on Cartoon Network at 8 PM ET/PT.
But did you know that before all of these things, he was also on one of TV's most interesting attempts at a game show? Back in 2008, SyFy adapted a Japanese series into Chase, which was basically glorified hide-and-seek with some scary folks in black suits chasing people. Matthew was one of the contestants in the fifth episode, so we had to quiz him about what the experience was like.
"That's so funny that you remember that!" he laughed. "I think I got on Chase because of my obsession with cats. I said I would buy one of those hypoallergenic cats that are like $10,000. Because I didn't have a cat back then." If you want to see how he fared being pursued through Universal Studios after hours, you can watch his episode of the show here.
We couldn't bring the subject up without asking Matthew the question that every Chase viewer wanted to know: how were players not easily spotted, given that each of them had a camera with a bright light shining on them through the whole game? "The camera guys had to run with us. It was kind of a team effort. They're your team," he explained. "It was hard. You really get to know what you're made of."
Matthew eventually did get a cat (although not a hypoallergenic one), and his love of animals is still something that's a big part of his life today. He also has career goals beyond just acting, although he's not cutting his career short any tme soon. "I'd love to continue acting. I'd love to be in more movies," he told us. "I'd love to maybe direct one day but not TV or film. Maybe theater. Both my parents are teachers and I really like helping my friends and fellow actors go through their auditions. I could see myself doing that."
So he's funny, he likes animals and he likes helping people - what's not to love about Matthew Moy?
2 Broke Girls is new tonight on CBS. You can also keep up with Matthew by following him on Twitter (@TheMoyWonder).