Matthew "Matt" Prokop (born July 29, 1990) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Jimmie "The Rocket Man" Zara in High School Musical 3: Senior Year and Josh Rosen in the Disney Channel Original Movie Geek Charming.

Early life

Prokop was born in Victoria, Texas, the son of Anthony Prokop and Deborah Terry, and moved to Los Angeles at the age of 16 to pursue his acting career.


He is represented by Management 360 and APA. His first acting job was a brief appearance on Hannah Montana in 2007, followed by a walk-on role on The Office.

He guest starred on Medium (2009) as Kyle "K.C." Covington for one episode. Prokop landed a role in the Brendan Fraser film Furry Vengeance (2010), playing Fraser's son and he played the role of Josh Rosen in the Disney Channel Original Movie Geek Charming (2011) based on author Robin Palmer's novel.

In 2012, he appeared in an episode of Modern Family.

Personal life

Prokop dated his Geek Charming co-star Sarah Hyland for several years until August 2014. In August 2014, Hyland obtained a domestic violence temporary restraining order against Prokop for physically and verbally abusing her for the last four years of their relationship. In October 2014, the restraining order became permanent.



2007MarkedZackShort film
2007An Angel Named BillyZack
2008Green FlashCameron (Young)
2008High School Musical 3: Senior YearJimmie "Rocket Man" Zara
2010Furry VengeanceTyler Sanders
2010Monster HeroesPretty Jonas Stein
2010I Owe My Life to Corbin BleuCool GuyShort film
2011Cougar HuntingTyler Sanders
2011Geek CharmingJosh RosenTelevision film
2012Struck By LightningDwayne Michaels
2013April ApocalypseTommy


2007Hannah MontanaTroy McCannEpisode: "Schooly Bully"
2007The OfficeUnderaged Kid #3Episode: "Cocktails"
2009In the MotherhoodLuke
2009MediumKyle "K.C." CovingtonEpisode: "Once in a Lifetime"
2011Good Luck CharlieEvanEpisode: "L.A.R.P. in the Park"
2012Modern FamilyEthanEpisode: "Disneyland"
2013PerceptionIan VetterEpisode: "Defective"


TitleYearOther artist(s)Album
"Senior Year Spring Musical"2008Ashley TisdaleHigh School Musical 3: Senior Year
"We're All in This Together" (Graduation Mix)among High School Musical 3 cast
"High School Musical"