Matthew Bennett

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Matthew Bennett
Born Matthew Ray Bennett
(1968-04-09) April 9, 1968 (age 46)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Other names Matt Bennett
Occupation Actor
Years active 1991–present

Matthew Ray Bennett (born April 9, 1968) is a Canadian actor, writer and director.[1] At the age of 20 he moved from his hometown of Toronto, Ontario to Vancouver, British Columbia to pursue an acting career. He studied theater school for two years and after that acted in TV series including The X-Files and The Commish and telefilms such as A Killer Among Friends, Anything for Love and Relentless: Mind of a Killer.[2] He currently resides in Vancouver but works in Toronto as well.[1]

Matthew is best known for his part as Detective Len Harper on the Canadian police drama Cold Squad for which he has been nominated for both a Gemini and Leo award. Next to that he played the lead role of Lieutenant James Calley on the Showtime series Total Recall 2070 and the 1998 telefilm by the same name.[1][2] Next to that, he guest starred in many TV series like Stargate SG-1, The Peacemakers, Da Vinci's Inquest, Criminal Minds and At the Hotel. In recent years, Bennett has had a recurring guest role on the Sci Fi Channel television program Battlestar Galactica. Playing the character Aaron Doral, a Cylon, he first appeared in the 2003 mini-series and his final appearance was in the series finale in March 2009. However, Bennett also appeared in the TV movie Battlestar Galactica: The Plan.

Bennett is married to actress Brittaney Bennett (formerly Brittaney Edgell), best known for her parts on series as Highlander, Forever Knight and Earth: Final Conflict.[3] She also stars in her husband's writing and directing debut, the 2008 movie Kick Me Down.

Awards[edit]

Year Result Award Category Movie/show
2003 Nominated Gemini Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role Cold Squad, episode True Believers, part II

Filmography[edit]

Actor[edit]

Year Title Role Notes/Episode
2013 Orphan Black Daniel Rosen 6 episodes
Saving Hope Graham Kennedy "Bed One"
Rookie Blue Simon Dent Surprises
2011- Murdoch Mysteries Allen Clegg Recurring
2009 Spectacular! Rich Dickenson Principal role
2008 Flashpoint Naismith The Element of Surprise
Flashpoint Naismith "The Element of Surprise" (2008) & "The Better Man" (2011)
M.V.P. Malcolm LeBlanc recurring
2007 Sabbatical Patrick Marlowe pilot
2006 Stargate SG-1 Jared Kane "Ethon"
2005 Criminal Minds Adam Lloyd "Popular Kids"
2004 Stargate SG-1 Jared Kane "Icon"
Andromeda Cutter "So Burn the Untamed Lands"
2003 Battlestar Galactica Aaron Doral/Number Five recurring
Peacemakers Steward Harrison
Stealing Sinatra Agent Flett
2002 K-9: P.I. FBI Agent Henry Video
UC: Undercover Detective "Teddy C"
2001 Seven Days Henry Bilkins "Empty Quiver"
Da Vinci's Inquest Uniform #1 "It's Backwards Day"
Ignition DOD Lawyer
HRT
A Perfect Execution Roger
2000 Stargate SG-1 Ted "Point of No Return"
Da Vinci's Inquest Uniform #1 "That's the Way the Story Goes"
Songs in Ordinary Time Ross Hinds
D.C. Assistant Bureau Chief "Blame"
1999 The Time Shifters Captain Tyler
Sirens Roy Dancer
Judgment Day: The Ellie Nesler Story Psychiatrist, 1983
Pushing Tin Dynajet Steward
Dangerous Evidence: The Lori Jackson Story
Total Recall 2070 James Calley
Ultimate Deception Federal Building Guard
Earth: Final Conflict Jerry Hanlon "Heroes & Heartbreak"
1998 Cold Squad Det. Len Harper 2000–2005
Due South Jack Goody "Easy Money"
Thanks of a Grateful Nation Dr. Larson
Dogboys Carl Ewing
1997 Titanic: Musical Pitman Broadway
Time to Say Goodbye? FBI Officer
When Secrets Kill Bill Emery
A Prayer in the Dark David
PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal Captain Hastings "Man of War"
1996 Swann Doctor
Due South Special Agent Casey "The Edge"
Road to Avonlea Edward Osborne "Ah...Sweet Mystery of Life"
1995 Exquisite Tenderness
1994 The X-Files Workman #1 "The Host"

Writer[edit]

Year Title
2008 Kick Me Down

Director[edit]

Year Title
2008 Kick Me Down

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Nuytens, Gilles (November 24, 2006). "Matthew Bennett interview". The Scifi World. Retrieved 2010-01-16. 
  2. ^ a b Damen, Marcel (January 22, 2007). "Matthew Bennett GALACTICA.TV interview". GALACTICA.TV. Retrieved 2010-01-16. 
  3. ^ "Matthew Bennett - MVP - SOAPnet". SOAPnet. Retrieved 2010-01-16. 

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