You've done a lot of good work for a lot of years, but it must be an interesting phenomenon to step into this very heightened moment in time.
Matt Letscher: Yeah, it's nice to be part of something that's kind of part of the zeitgeist right now. It's coming from a long history, a rich canon of stories -- and stories that mean a lot to a lot of people. Yeah, it's very inventive, and in keeping with the comic book traditional approach.
That same year, he appeared in the film The Mask of Zorro, the miniseries King of Texas, the made-for-TV movie The Beach Boys: An American Family, and Jackie, Ethel, Joan: Women of Camelot, as well as other made-for-TV movies including When Billie Beat Bobbie and Stolen Innocence.
He also reunited with Daniels in Gods and Generals, a prequel to Gettysburg, and Daniels's directorial effort Super Sucker.
Letscher was born and raised in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. He attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity and majored in drama.
Well, I'm mainly going to be on "Legends." When I was approached, it was, "We'd like you to be a regular on 'Legends of Tomorrow.' You'll be one of the main baddies along with a couple other guys we're going to call The Legion of Doom." And they told me what that whole storyline was going to look like -- and then they said, "We also want you to pop in on 'Flash' a couple times and reserve you for a few other episodes." I mean, it's one of those things where it's a little bit open-ended. But mainly, I'm on "Legends," and I'm there to help execute the story for its second season.
Which has got to be fun, in that you get to shake it up with a whole new group of actors. I've known him for over 20 years and worked with him multiple times, and also on another Greg Berlanti show called "Eli Stone." And meeting Neal Mc Donough and John Barrowman has been a real pleasure.
Letscher got his first professional acting job with a role in Jeff Daniels' The Tropic Pickle, during the second season of Jeff Daniels' Purple Rose Theatre Company in Chelsea, Michigan.
Letscher impressed Daniels enough that the veteran arranged a meeting for Letscher with Ron Maxwell, the director of Gettysburg.