October 20, 1980 |
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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 booked 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 booking 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 that he garnered some attention and the producers decided to hire him on as a new series regular for the remaining run of the series. During this time, Matter was also attached as a series lead on the ill-fated Lifetime pilot Mistresses.
|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|
|2007||Best Years, TheThe Best Years||Trent Hamilton||Main cast (Season 1)|
|2007–2012||Eureka||Zane Donovan||Recurring (Season 2)
Main Cast (Seasons 3–5)
|2007–2008||Stargate Atlantis||Lt. Kemp||2 Episodes|
|2008||Fear Itself||Eddie||Season 1 - Episode 6: "New Year's Day"|
|2009||Mistresses||Sam Hollister||Unsold Lifetime pilot|
|2009||Warehouse 13||Gary Whitman||Season 1 - Episode 8: "Duped"|
|2009–2010||Melrose Place||Rick Paxton||3 Episodes|
|2012–2013||Primeval: New World||Evan Cross||Main Cast|
- NIALL MATTER
- "TV star Niall Matter talks about Eureka! (Interview, 2 of 2)". YouTube. July 12, 2011. Retrieved November 14, 2012.
- "90210 Casting Scoop: Hot for Teacher?". E! Online. 2011-10-10. Retrieved 2012-04-30.