Mateus Cole Ward (born January 18, 1999) is an American actor. He is known for his roles as Jake Sanders in the CBS television series Hostages, and as Dustin Maker in the TNT television series Murder in the First. He is also known for his role as the older Stevie Botwin in the series finale of the Showtime comedy-drama series Weeds, and for his recurring role as Marcus Davenport on the Disney XD fantasy series Lab Rats.
Ward was born in Burbank, California, the son of an Italian immigrant mother and American father. In 2004, his family moved to Lahaina, Hawaii on the island of Maui, where he lived for 5 years, and then returned to Los Angeles in 2009. Mateus has a younger sister named Adiana.
Mateus' television debut came in 2010, where he won the role of Lyle DeLilly on Criminal Minds. Ward caught the eye of director Larry Charles, and he was cast as a series regular, the son of Ana Ortiz, in the 20th Century Fox sitcom pilot Outnumbered with Cheech Marin.