Matthew Wolfenden(born 1980) from Halifax, West Yorkshire, is an English actor. He attended Brighouse High School. He is a former Gymnast. He was a member of the British gynast squad until he fell whilst practising on the rings and damaged his back. This prevented him continuing his gymnastics and he turned to acting. He recently made his debut in ITV's Emmerdale playing David Metcalfe, the secret son of Eric Pollard. He originally auditioned for the role of Eli Dingle but lost out to Joseph Gilgun, but he was called back for the role of David Metcalfe.