Bennett at the WonderCon in March 2013
|Born||Matthew H. Bennett
November 13, 1991
Massapequa, New York, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, singer, screenwriter|
Matthew H. "Matt" Bennett (born November 13, 1991) is an American actor, singer and screenwriter. He is best known for playing the role of Robbie Shapiro in the Nickelodeon sitcom Victorious and for starring in the Will Ferrell-produced film The Virginity Hit.
Life and career
Bennett grew up in Massapequa, New York, and attended Massapequa High School. After appearing in numerous commercials, Bennett began his television career as Greg the Intern in the pilot episode of the Comedy Central sketch comedy series, Michael & Michael Have Issues.
Television and film career
He starred in and co-wrote the short film Text Me in 2010. Text Me was voted Best Comedy at the Indie Short Film Competition and at the Third Screen Film Festival, and was a finalist at the IndieProducer Film Festival.
The Virginity Hit
Bennett later starred in The Virginity Hit, released in October 2010. Described as a "documentary style comedy," Bennett stated in an interview that the film's "directors gave us cameras in our spare time, and he said do pranks, talk amongst yourselves, do things and film that. So we did, and most of the movie is what we filmed. So I feel like 20% is scripted but the rest is all real."
The Virginity Hit was produced by Funny or Die founders Will Ferrell and Adam McKay; in an interview with MTV News, Bennett stated that reception towards the film has been "been very positive...I’m glad that people are getting that it's not just another teen sex romp. It’s a film with heart and a bit of a soul and deep-down it’s a cool love story."
Bennett co-starred as Robbie Shapiro in the Nickelodeon sitcom, Victorious. He was nominated for a 2011 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award (UK) in the category of "Nick UK's Funniest Person". The show ran from March 27, 2010 to February 2, 2013.
Warm Fuzzies: Music career
Bennett independently released an EP of songs that he wrote, Warm Fuzzies, on May 20, 2012.
In March 2013 it was announced that Bennett would host a web series for the YouTube channel Nerdist. On the series, entitled "Nerdy Jobs," Bennett will go behind the scenes of many "Nerdy" jobs to show how interesting they are. Bennett has been referred to look like Andy Samberg.
|2009||Totally for Teens||Jamie||Pilot|
|2010||The Virginity Hit||Matt||Film debut, main role|
|2010–2013||Victorious||Robert "Robbie" Shapiro||Main role|
|2009||Michael & Michael Have Issues||Greg the Intern||"Greg the Intern" (Season 1, Episode 1)|
|2011–2012||iCarly||Robbie Shapiro, Gibby
|"iParty with Victorious" (Season 4, Episode 11-13), "iApril Fools"|
|2012||Figure It Out||Himself||Panelist (Episode 1, 4, 6, 13, 18, 19, 29, 33,40,41,43,44)|
|2013||Sam & Cat||Robbie Shapiro||Special Episode|
|2011||Broken Glass||Victorious (soundtrack)||Lead vocals|
|Leave It All To Shine (Victorious and iCarly casts)||Backing vocals|
|All I Want Is Everything (Victorious cast)|
|I Want You Back (Victorious cast)|
|2012||Don't You (Forget About Me) (Victorious cast)||Victorious 2.0|
|Shut Up 'N Dance (Victorious cast)|
|Five Fingaz to the Face (Victorious cast)|
|I Think You're Swell||Lead vocals|
Awards and nominations
|2011||2011 UK Kids' Choice Awards||Nick UK's Funniest Person||Victorious||Nominated|
- "Matt Bennett Wants to Put The Virginity Hit on Your Radar". ugo.com. Retrieved 2010-09-24.
- Bennett, Matt. "Twitter: Matt Bennett (verified account)". Retrieved May 12, 2011.
- Bennett, Matt. "Twitter: Matt Bennett (verified account)".
- "Bios". textmefilm.com. Retrieved 2010-07-08.
- Warner, Kara. "'Virginity Hit' Not Just Sex, But A Film With 'Heart And Soul' Star Says". MTV Movies Blog. Retrieved 2010-09-24.
- Nickelodeon UK Kids Choice Awards
- "Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2011 Winners!".