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Matty Cardarople portrays the Henchperson of Indetermined Gender in the Netflix adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events.


Matty Cardarople has always wanted to be an entertainer. Born and raised in Exeter, New Hampshire, Cardarople fueled his creative passion by entertaining friends and family with his comedic skills. After moving to Los Angeles, he studied acting at The Beverly Hills Playhouse and has been perfecting his craft studying with Lesly Kahn. Ultimately Cardarople was discovered by Luke and Owen Wilson who gave him his career start with roles in the feature films Blonde Ambition and Drillbit Taylor.

Cardarople went on to appear in the blockbuster hits Jurassic World and Dumb and Dumber To, where he worked with his childhood idol, Jim Carrey, whom he cites as his career inspiration. Cardarople quickly continued to add to his credits roles in the indie comedy The 4th, the critically-acclaimed Amazon rom-com The Big Sick, the Steven Soderbergh-directed film Logan Lucky and other films such as Itsy Bitsy and I am Woman.

Cardarople has been seen on such notable television shows such as NCIS: LA, New Girl, NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Angie Tribeca, Scrubs, Ray Donovan, You're The Worst, Comedy Bang! Bang!, Selfie and Chasing Life.

Recently Cardarople got another big break with a starring role in the hit Netflix show A Series of Unfortunate Events, as Orlando, the "Hench Person of Indeterminate Gender" in the Troupe of Count Olaf played by Neil Patrick-Harris. The series is streaming now and is a favorite of audiences and critics alike.

And his impressive success continues. Cardarople has been cast in the highly-anticipated second and third season of the Netflix instant classic Stranger Things. Additionally, he has also voiced the character of Preston in the new Dreamworks/Netflix animation TV show Archibald's Next Big Thing.

Cardarople is accomplished in other arenas as well. He spends time drawing and writing poetry; his first self-published book of poems is titled Space Cadet. When not on set, Cardarople devotes his efforts to a number of worthy causes such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Salvation Army and local animal shelters.

Cardarople currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, cats and a rescue pomeranian named Azoun.[1]

A Series of Unfortunate Events

While Cardarople auditioned for the Henchperson (nicknamed HOIG by the crew) with a very fast and dry way of speaking, he did his lines slower when filming began, as he felt that HOIG would take their time to prove a point and be heard.

He believes he landed the part due to the wardrobe he chose for his audition.[2]



Year Title Role Notes
2005 Otto Short
2007 Blonde Ambition Mailroom Worker
2008 The Only Girl Wilson Weston Short
2008 Drillbit Taylor 7-11 Clerk
2009 Absolute Evil - Final Exit Photographer
2009 David Lynch and Crispin Glover's Big Box Office Blockbuster Random Yelling Guy
2011 Solicitation Dusty McIntire
2011 0s & 1s Donny
2013 Dr Awkward Dr. Awkward Short
2014 Life Partners Clerk
2014 Dumb and Dumber To Inventor #1
2014 Elvis the Cat Teddy
2015 Jurassic World Gyrosphere Operator
2015 Martha Scott Short
2015 Fun Size Horror: Volume Two Stu Mac 1
2015 Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse Jawless Zombie
2015 Shaq Inq Blake
2016 The 4th Mikey
2016 20th Century Women Bartender
2017 The Big Sick Fast Food Cashier
2017 Logan Lucky CMS Police Officer #2
2017 Please Stand By Trivia Guy #1
2018 Dead Sound Harry
2019 Itsy Bitsy Deputy Donny
2019 I Am Woman Roy Meyer
2016 Rustic Casual Scared Drver Short
2017 Snack Day Matty Short
Truck'd Up Hippie Dan
2020 Lazy Susan Roger
2020 American Cherry Clay Elliot
Wheels of Fortune Noodle
Heirlooms Donny


Year Title Role Notes
2010 Scrubs Frank One Episode
2012 The Jesse Miller Show Charls JR Guy
2012 Gayle Marty
2014 You're the Worst Engineer One Episode
2014 Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories Teenager One Episode
2014 Comedy Bang! Bang! D-Money
2014 Royals the Series Jeff One Episode
2014 Chasing Life Teen Clerk One Episode
2014 Selfie Charlie
2015 Ray Donovan Philosophy Boy #1 One Episode
2015 Bella and the Bulldogs Lavelle
2016 New Girl Carl One Episode
2016 Sadie and Emmie Arny One Episode
2016 Angie Tribeca Neil One Episode
2017 Noches con Platanito One Episode
2018 NCIS Clerk
2017-2019 A Series of Unfortunate Events Henchperson of Indeterminate Gender
2019 NCIS: Los Angeles Danny One Episode
2017-2019 Stranger Things Keith
2019 Archibald's Next Big Thing Preston


Behind the Scenes