Matthew Knight

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Matthew Knight
Born 1993/1994 (age 20–21)[1]
Residence Canada
Occupation Actor
Years active 2002–present
External images
Matthew Knight 2011[1]

Matthew Knight (born c. 1994)[1] is a Canadian actor who made his debut in 2002 when he played Peter in a television episode of Queer as Folk. He is best known for his role as Jake Kimble in The Grudge film series. Since then he has appeared in over a dozen television series, more than ten television movies and a number of feature-length and short films. He has been nominated seven times for a Young Artist Award and has won twice: once for his performance in Candles on Bay Street (2006) and once for his performance in Gooby (2009).

Career[edit]

Knight's first leading role in a feature film was Will Burton in Big Spender (2003). After performing on various television shows, he appeared in the movies Peep (2004) as Harry and in The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005) as Young Francis Ouimet. In 2006, he won a starring role with Rhona Mitra as Rachel Talbot, portraying her son Timothy Talbot, a young boy with huge supernatural responsibilities, in the werewolf film Skinwalkers. After this horror movie, he appeared in several other horror films, including The Grudge 2 (2006) and The Grudge 3 (2009), as Jake Kimble.

Knight joined another series of films, albeit with a less sinister theme, when he was cast as Brandon Russell, a young man whose family is charmed by a mysterious woman, in the popular "Good Witch" series: The Good Witch (2008), The Good Witch's Garden (2009), The Good Witch's Gift (2010) and The Good Witch's Family (2011). He also starred in the television movie and series My Babysitter's a Vampire as Ethan Morgan, a high school student who discovers his babysitter just also happens to be a vampire. He has starred in the episode, "Alien Candy" of the TV series, R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour.

Personal life[edit]

Knight resides in Mount Albert, Ontario and attends Unionville High School where he is in the arts program. He has an older brother Jack Knight and sister Tatum Knight who are also actors.[1][2]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Big Spender Will Burton TV movie
2004 Peep Harry Short
2005 The Greatest Game Ever Played Young Francis Ouimet
2005 Cheaper by the Dozen 2 Movie Theatre Kid
2006 For the Love of a Child Jacob Fletcher TV movie
2006 Skinwalkers Timothy Talbot
2006 The Grudge 2 Jake Kimble
2006 Intimate Stranger Justin Reese TV movie
2006 Candles on Bay Street Trooper TV movie
Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special (Comedy or Drama) for Leading Young Actor
2007 All the Good Ones Are Married Luke Gold TV Movie
2007 Christmas in Wonderland Brian Saunders Nominated — Best Performance in a DVD Film
2008 Finn on the Fly Ben Soledad
2008 The Good Witch Brandon Russell TV movie
Nominated — Young Artist Award - Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special for Supporting Young Actor
2009 The Good Witch's Garden Brandon Russell TV movie
2009 Gooby Willy Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a DVD Film
2009 The Grudge 3 Jake Kimble
2010 A Heartland Christmas Sam Hawke TV movie
2010 The Good Witch's Gift Brandon Russell TV movie
Nominated — Young Artist Award - Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special for Supporting Young Actor
2010 My Babysitter's a Vampire Ethan Morgan TV movie
2011 The Good Witch's Family Brandon Russell TV Movie
Nominated — Young Artist Award - Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special for Supporting Young Actor
2012 The Good Witch's Charm Brandon Russell TV movie
2013 The Good Witch's Destiny Brandon Russell TV movie
2014 Skating to New York Jimmy Mundell Post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Queer as Folk Peter Season 2,Episode 9 : "Accentuate the Positive"
2003 1-800-Missing Peter Melnyk Season 1,Episode 12: "Victoria"
2005-2007 Peep and the Big Wide World Tom the Cat (voice role)
2005 Kojak Paulie Wagner Season 1,Episodes 5、6: "Kind of Blue" and "Hit Man"
2006 Skyland Spencer Season 1,Episode 19: "The Secret Power"
2007 Super Why! Humpty Dumpty (voice role) Season 1,Episode 3: "Humpty Dumpty"
2007 & 2008 The Dresden Files Young Harry Dresden Season 1, Episodes 1、10: "What About Bob?", and "Birds of a Feather"
2009 Cartoon Gene Gene Lead role
2010 Flashpoint Isaac Season 2,Episode 19: "The Farm"
2011 R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour Greg Episode: "Alien Candy"
2011–2012 My Babysitter's a Vampire Ethan Morgan Main Role

Nominated — Young Artist Award - Best Performance in a TV series for Leading Young Actor

2011–2013 R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour Jeremy Episode:"Alien Candy"、"Checking Out"
2013 Magic City Big Clyde Episode:"The Sins of the Father"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Outcome
2007 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special (Comedy or Drama) - Leading Young Actor Candles on Bay Street Won
2009 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a DVD Film Christmas in Wonderland Nominated
2009 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special - Supporting Young Actor The Good Witch Nominated
2010 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special - Supporting Young Actor The Good Witch's Gift Nominated
2010 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a DVD Film Gooby Won
2012 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special - Supporting Young Actor The Good Witch's Family Nominated
2012 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV series - Leading Young Actor My Babysitter's a Vampire Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Latchford, Teresa (March 15, 2011). "New show pokes fun at genre". YorkRegion.com. Metroland Media Group Ltd. Archived from the original on October 16, 2011.  Note: Matthew Knight was 17 years old when interviewed for the article.
  2. ^ "2008 ACTRA Award Nominees". ACTRA Performers Magazine. p. 15. 

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