Western has produced, no pun intended, a lot of actors, writers and directors over the years, Kirker Butler, David Schramm (Roy Biggins on Wings), and Michael Rosenbaum. I think we have our first grad to star in a Hallmark Holiday Movie.

Matt Long is originally from Winchester/Clark County and he graduated from WKU in the early 2000's. He went on to New York City where he began his professional career. He got first big break by co-starring in the short lived WB series Jack & Bobby. He's also appeared the films Ghost Rider and Sydney White. He had recurring roles on Mad Men and Private Practice.

Long co-stars with Danielle Panabaker in the Hallmark Movie Christmas Joy.

It's one of 36 (!!!) holiday movies that will air during the season on the various Hallmark channels, check your listings, binge away.