Matthew Mindler, 'Our Idiot Brother' Actor, Dead at 19 After Reported Missing From College Campus

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Who did Matthew mindler play on As the World Turns?

Mindler played River, the son of Liz (Emily Mortimer) and Dylan (Steve Coogan) "who is heavily controlled by his parents and therefore unable to express himself," according to Variety. He's also credited for a role on the long-running soap opera "As The World Turns," according to IMDb. KGO-TVFormer child actor found dead near his PA college campus; cause of death under investigation

News of his death comes days after he was reported missing in Pennsylvania. Millersville University President Daniel A. Wubah confirmed Mindler's death in a statement released on Saturday.

"It is with a grieving heart that I let you know of the death of 19-year-old Matthew Mindler from Hellertown, Pennsylvania, a first-year student at Millersville University. Our thoughts of comfort and peace are with his friends and family during this difficult time," the president began. "A search had been underway for Matthew since Thursday, after he was reported missing."

"Millersville University Police and law enforcement agencies from the area had been searching for him since that time. Matthew was found deceased this morning, Saturday, August 28 in Manor Township near campus," the statement continues. "Matthew was transported to the Lancaster County Forensic Center by the coroner for further investigation." No cause of death has been shared at this time.

In a school press release, it stated that Mindler had been missing since Tuesday evening and was reported missing to University Police "after he did not return to his room or return phone calls from his family."

The college student was last seen walking from his residence hall around 8:11 p.m. local time on Tuesday night.

Mindler's first acting credit was in a 2009 episode of As the World Turns. He also had a role in Bereavement, appeared on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Chad: An American Boy and the short film Frequency. He played Emily Mortimer and Steve Coogan's son in the 2011 comedy-drama Our Idiot Brother. His last acting credit was in 2016.

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"It is with a grieving heart that I let you know of the death of 19-year-old Matthew Mindler from Hellertown, Pennsylvania, a first-year student at Millersville University. Our thoughts of comfort and peace are with his friends and family during this difficult time," wrote Daniel A. Wubah, Ph.D., University President. 

Mindler was reported missing after he didn't show up for classes on Wednesday and didn't call his family back. His body was found Saturday in Manor Township near campus.

The Lancaster County Forensic Center will investigate for more information surrounding Mindler's death. 

An image released by Millersville University showed the 19-year-old college freshman wearing a hooded sweatshirt, jeans and sneakers, and carrying a backpack.

The university says Mindler went to classes on Monday and Tuesday, but he didn't show up on Wednesday.

The last images of him were surveillance photos, which the school says show Mindler walking from his residence hall, West Villages, toward the Centennial Dr. parking lot area at 8:11 p.m. Tuesday.

The Hellertown man was a young child actor, and starred in "Our Idiot Brother" in 2011, opposite Paul Rudd and other films. 

Students in need of support are encouraged to contact the Millersville Counseling Center (717) 871-7821, chaplains within Campus Ministries, Health Services (717) 871-5250 and the Center for Health Education and Promotion (717) 871-4141.

Employees impacted should contact the State Employee Assistance Program at 1-800-692-7459.

Matthew Mindler starred in films like "Our Idiot Brother."

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'Our Idiot Brother' star Matthew Mindler dies at 19 after being reported missing

Yahoo Entertainment 29 August, 2021 - 12:20am

Mindler had begun his freshman year at Millersville University earlier this month. He was reported missing on Tuesday, August 24, after his family notified authorities that he had not returned to class or his dorm room. 

At the time of his disappearance, the Millersville University Twitter account shared, "Police are asking for help in finding 20-year-old Matthew Mindler, a first-year student from Hellertown, PA, who has been missing since Tuesday evening August 24, 2021. Matt was reported missing to University Police late last evening after he did not return to his room or return phone calls from his family. Matt was last seen walking from his residence hall, West Villages toward the Centennial Dr. parking lot area at 8:11 p.m. Tuesday night. He was wearing a white Millersville University hooded sweatshirt with black stripes on the arm."

Police are asking for help in finding 20-year-old Matthew Mindler, a first-year student from Hellertown, PA, who has been missing since Tuesday evening August 24, 2021. Matt was reported missing to University Police late last evening after he did not return to his room (cont'd)👇 pic.twitter.com/dgU2UOXlUm

— Millersville University (@millersvilleu) August 26, 2021

On August 28, Mindler was found dead near the university following a search of the campus. No cause of death has thus far been revealed.

Daniel A. Wubah, President of Millersville University, issued a statement about Mindler’s passing.

Mindler appeared in the 2011 film opposite Paul Rudd, as well as several short films and the soap opera As the World Turns. His last credit was the original 2016 pilot for Chad: An American Boy, which went to series on TBS in 2019 and stars Nasim Pedrad.

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‘Our Idiot Brother’ actor Matthew Mindler dead at 19

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Matthew Mindler, known for his role in the film "Our Idiot Brother," was found dead on Saturday morning, Fox News can confirm. He was just 19 years old.

The former child actor's body was located near Millersville University's campus in Lancaster County after he was reported missing late Wednesday from the Pennsylvania college.

"It is with a grieving heart that I let you know of the death of 19-year-old Matthew Mindler from Hellertown, Pennsylvania, a first-year student at Millersville University. Our thoughts of comfort and peace are with his friends and family during this difficult time," Millersville University president Daniel A. Wubah wrote in a statement obtained by Fox News. 

"A search had been underway for Matthew since Thursday, after he was reported missing. Millersville University Police and law enforcement agencies from the area had been searching for him since that time. Matthew was found deceased this morning, Saturday, August 28 in Manor Township near campus. Matthew was transported to the Lancaster County Forensic Center by the coroner for further investigation."

"This is a time of grief for the family, our campus and the community. I ask that the campus community come together to support each other, and our students, during this difficult time," the statement concluded. 

No cause of death was immediately disclosed. 

Mindler's biggest role as a kid was opposite Paul Rudd in the 2011 film. He also starred in "As the World Turns," and "Frequency" in 2013 but hasn't acted since 2016. 

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19-Year-Old Millersville University Student Found Dead

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Hellertown Student Missing from Millersville University

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Millersville University officials created this image to help publicize the disappearance of first-year student Matthew Mindler, 20, who is from Hellertown and has not been seen since Tuesday evening. (Credit: Millersville University)

Law enforcement authorities and Millersville University officials are asking for the public to help them locate a student from Hellertown who has gone missing.

In a statement posted to the university’s social media platforms Thursday, the university said 20-year-old Matthew Mindler is a freshman who’s been missing since Tuesday evening, Aug. 24.

“Matt was reported missing to University Police late (Wednesday) evening after he did not return to his room or return phone calls from his family,” the statement said. “Matt was last seen walking from his residence hall, West Villages, toward the Centennial Drive parking lot area at 8:11 p.m. Tuesday night. He was wearing a white Millersville University hooded sweatshirt with black stripes on the arm, a black backpack, jeans and white sneakers.”

Officials said Mindler attended classes Monday and Tuesday but did not attend them beginning Wednesday.

They said “University Police are in contact with Matt’s mother and are working with campus staff for assistance in locating Matt. University Police filed a missing adult report with the National Crime Information Center this afternoon, less than 24 hours after the initial report and have also notified local police departments.”

Anyone with information on Matthew Mindler’s whereabouts is asked to contact Millersville University Police at 717-871-4357 or chief Pete Anders at peter.anders@millersville.edu 717-871-5972. Information can also be confidentially reported through the Millersville LiveSafe Safety App.

The story of Mindler’s disappearance has been picked up by local media as well as national news media, including the entertainment website TMZ.com, which reported on his disappearance citing the fact that he is a former child actor.

According to the film website IMDB.com, Mindler starred in films such as “Our Idiot Brother” with Paul Rudd and Elizabeth Banks and “Frequency” about a decade ago.

“Matthew’s famous for his work as a child actor in ‘Idiot Brother’ and “Frequency’ but he has not been acting for several years and just enrolled in college,” the TMZ story noted.

As of mid-day Friday, the Millersville University post about Mindler–which includes the surveillance image below–had been shared more than 7,000 times.

Matthew Mindler appears wearing the clothes he was last seen in in this surveillance image shared by Millersville University.

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