Tons of Daniel Durant sightings on Monday’s episode of the ABC Family TV series “Switched at Birth.”
The Duluth-raised actor’s character, Matthew The Ladies Man, has been more thoroughly developed in recent episodes. He’s always seen with his arm around a girl (and this week purchases a Valentine’s Day rose for one) and his name is said by show’s main characters in a way that expresses a sort of exasperated, sort of thrilled “What’s he up to now, anyway?”
Durant got his best shot during a classroom scene in which he contributes a benefit of being deaf, a list that includes having a sense of identity and community. Later he attends a Valentine’s Day party at main character Bay Kennish’s birth father’s apartment.
Durant, who was born deaf, attended Duluth schools before transferring to Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf in Faribault, Minn. He was an extra on Season 1 of “Switched at Birth,” a show that features a handful of deaf character and ASL. This season he has had more screen time and a few lines.
“Switched at Birth” is available for streaming here.