October 20, 1980 |
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Niall Matter (pronounced May-ter), born October 20, 1980, is a Canadian actor, known for his roles as Zane Donovan in the Syfy original series Eureka and Evan Cross in the Space series Primeval: New World.
Born in Edmonton, Alberta, of Irish and Russian descent, Matter worked for eight years (from the ages of 17 to 25) on the oil rigs in Northern Alberta. At the age of 25, Matter had a bad accident on the rig that left him hospitalized and almost led to the amputation of his right leg. He went through six months of rehabilitation to learn to walk again, and then returned to his home in Vancouver. After lying his way into a bartending job (which ultimately lasted for only a month), Matter landed his first lead role in the Syfy original film Beyond Loch Ness. While filming Loch Ness he sent an audition to the producers of The Best Years and ended up being hired for the role of Trent Hamilton.
This role would propel Matter into guest star slots on the television series: Stargate Atlantis, Eureka, Warehouse 13 and NBC's Fear Itself. It was for his role on Eureka, during its second season, that he garnered some attention and the producers decided to hire him as a series regular, a role he played until the final season.
He has since had guest roles in various American and Canadian shows, including Motive, Arctic Air, Constantine, Remedy and Rizzoli and Isles. In November 2014 he was announced as one the Whistler Film Festivals Rising Stars, a program designed to promote the next generation of Western Canadian actors poised for international careers.
|2008||Beyond Loch Ness||Josh Riley||Television film|
|2008||Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief||Cole Fletcher||Direct-to-video|
|2008||Secrets of the Summer House||Peter Hughes||Television film|
|2014||Honor Student||Nicholas Howarth||Television film
|2014||Ally Was Screaming||Andrew|
|2007||Best Years, TheThe Best Years||Trent Hamilton||Main cast (season 1); 13 episodes|
|2007–2012||Eureka||Zane Donovan||Recurring (season 2); main cast (seasons 3–5); 49 episodes|
|2007–2008||Stargate Atlantis||Lt. Kemp||2 episodes|
|2008||Fear Itself||Eddie||Episode: "New Year's Day"|
|2009||Warehouse 13||Gary Whitman||Episode: "Duped"|
|2009–2010||Melrose Place||Rick Paxton||3 episodes|
|2012–2013||Primeval: New World||Evan Cross||Main cast; 13 episodes|
|2014||Arctic Air||Tag Cummins||7 episodes|
|2014||Motive||Damian Cutter||Episode: "Overboard"|
|2014||Constantine||Darrell||Episode: "The Rage of Caliban"|
|2015||Remedy||Dr. Peter Cutler||Recurring (season 2)|
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