Matthew Chandler Fox (born July 14, 1966) is an American actor. He is known for his role as Charlie Salinger on Party of Five, and for portraying Jack Shephard on the supernatural drama television series Lost. Fox was born in Abington, Pennsylvania. As Fox relates: 'My father was raised in a very blue-blood English family there.' Francis Fox went to private school, got a degree in geology from the University of Pennsylvania, and started working as a consultant for an oil company. But his uncle ran a ranch in Wyoming, and the summers Francis had spent there had a lasting effect. 'He fell in love with Wyoming, and with that kind of life. That was the man he always wanted to be.' Matthew was a year old when the family moved to Wyoming. They settled in Crowheart (population 163 in the last census), on the Wind River Indian Reservation.' His mother, Loretta B.