Friday, June 30, 2006

Actor Matt Corboy Shunned From Friends’ Poker Games

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Poker may be helping the television career of actor Matt Corboy – but his newfound knowledge of cards is killing his social life.

Corboy is best known for his role as the dubious police officer Ray Carlson on The Shield, and now he’s using his bluffing talents as a co-host and commentator on the Travel Channel’s Professional Poker Tour.

But Corboy says the new gig is cutting down on the number of private poker games he’s invited to, because, as he puts it, “my friends think I’m going to clean them out.”

He adds, “I try to tell them, ‘I’m just an actor who’s been coached, I’m nothing like the best of these players – they’re amazing.”

The show debuts July 5 and will run for 24 straight weeks and corralling some 250 of the world’s best poker players into a competitive format.

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