Westport, Conn. -- Happy Birthday To Westport’s Matthew Harding!
Matthew Harding, who grew in Westport, turns 37 Friday. Harding, born Sept. 27, 1976, in Norwalk, is a traveler, video game designer and Internet celebrity known as Dancing Matt.
He began his career in the gaming industry while working for a video game specialty store, Cutting Edge Entertainment, and he later worked as an editor for GameWeek Magazine in Wilton. He also worked for Activision in Santa Monica, California and Brisbane, Australia as software developer and then quit his job and began traveling, leading to the production of his video.
Where the Hell is Matt? is an Internet phenomenon that features a video of Dancing Matt doing a dance "jig" in many different places around the world in 2005.
Jawed Karim, one of the founders of YouTube, stated that Harding's video was his favorite on YouTube.