Matt Bennett

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Matt Bennett
Matt Bennett WonderCon 2013 (Straighten Crop).jpg
Bennett at the WonderCon in March 2013
Born Matthew H. Bennett
(1991-11-13) November 13, 1991 (age 23)
Massapequa, New York, U.S.[1]
Occupation Actor, singer, screenwriter
Years active 2009–present

Matthew H. "Matt" Bennett (born November 13, 1991)[2][3] 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[edit]

Early life[edit]

Bennett grew up in Massapequa, New York, and attended Grace Day School and 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[edit]

Text Me[edit]

He starred in and co-wrote the short film Text Me in 2010.[4] 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 .

The Virginity Hit[edit]

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."[1]

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 "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."[5]

Victorious[edit]

Matt Bennett performing at a Victorious live show in Avalon Hollywood

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".[6] The show ran from March 27, 2010 to February 2, 2013.

Warm Fuzzies: Music career[edit]

Bennett independently released an EP of songs that he wrote, Warm Fuzzies, on May 20, 2012.

Nerdist[edit]

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.

The Slap[edit]

On June 23, 2014 Bennett was featured in the popular YouTube video "The Slap" as one of the randomly assigned participants.

One Last Time[edit]

On February 2015, Bennett was featured in Ariana Grande's One Last Time music video on YouTube.

Filmography[edit]

Film/Television
Year Film Role Notes
2009 Totally for Teens Jamie Pilot
2010 The Virginity Hit Matt Film debut, main role
2010 Text Me[7] Noah Short film
2010–2013 Victorious Robert "Robbie" Shapiro Main role
2011 Bridesmaids Helen's stepson Cameo
2015 "Me & Earl & the Dying Girl" Goth Extra
Television guest appearances
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Michael & Michael Have Issues Greg the Intern "Greg the Intern" (Season 1, Episode 1)
2011 BrainSurge Himself Contestant
2011–2012 iCarly Robbie Shapiro, Gibby
(alternate universe)
"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)
2014 Sam & Cat Robert "Robbie" Shapiro Episode: #TheKillerTunaJump: #Freddie #Jade #Robbie
2015 "The Big Bang Theory[8][9] Josh Wolowitz
2015 Shameless "Carl's First Sentencing" (season 5 episode 9)

Discography[edit]

Year Song Album Notes
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[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2011 2011 UK Kids' Choice Awards Nick UK's Funniest Person Victorious Nominated[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Matt Bennett Wants to Put The Virginity Hit on Your Radar". ugo.com. Retrieved 2010-09-24.
  2. ^ Bennett, Matt. "Twitter: Matt Bennett (verified account)". Retrieved May 12, 2011. 
  3. ^ Bennett, Matt. "Twitter: Matt Bennett (verified account)". 
  4. ^ "Bios". textmefilm.com. Retrieved 2010-07-08. 
  5. ^ Warner, Kara. "'Virginity Hit' Not Just Sex, But A Film With 'Heart And Soul' Star Says". MTV Movies Blog. Retrieved 2010-09-24. 
  6. ^ Nickelodeon UK Kids Choice Awards
  7. ^ "Text Me - An award-winning short love story". Retrieved 2014-12-31. 
  8. ^ Goldberg, Lesley. "'Big Bang Theory' Books 'Victorious' Alum as Howard's Brother". HollywoodReporter.com. The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 11 March 2015. 
  9. ^ Bennett, Matt. "Matt Bennett on Twitter - "Don't believe everything you read. Well, ok, you can believe this one. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/big-bang-theory-howard-brother-780634"". Twitter.com/MattBennett. Matt Bennett. Retrieved 11 March 2015. 
  10. ^ "Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2011 Winners!". 

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