Bennett at the 2013 WonderCon
Matt Hank Bennett|
November 13, 1991
Massapequa Park, New York, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, singer, ventriloquist, father of the birds|
Matthew Hank "Matt" Bennett (born November 13, 1991) is an American actor, singer, and ventriloquist. 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.
- 1 Early life
- 2 Career
- 3 Filmography
- 4 Discography
- 5 Awards and nominations
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Bennett grew up in Massapequa Park, New York. After appearing in numerous commercials, Bennett began his official acting career at the age of 18 as Jamie, in the 2009 TV movie "Totally for Teens". However his television career sprouted after he appeared as Greg the Intern in the pilot episode of the Comedy Central sketch comedy series Michael & Michael Have Issues.
2010–13: The Virginity Hit, Victorious and music career
Bennett 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."
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."
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". The show ran from March 27, 2010 to February 2, 2013.
2013–present: Nerdist and continuing work
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.
On June 23, 2014, Bennett was featured in the popular YouTube video "The Slap" as one of the participants. He was also asked to be the love interest for Ariana Grande's character in her One Last Time music video; she is his close friend and former co-worker from Victorious.
In 2015, Bennett guest-starred on Game Shakers, in the episode "Tiny Pickles", and appeared in the films Me and Earl and the Dying Girl and The Stanford Prison Experiment. In 2016, he had a role on the show Fresh Off the Boat.
On February 2, 2016, Bennett made a Snapchat press conference announcement about his debut studio album Terminal Cases. Bennett claims "it's a concept album about my parents divorce where every song is inspired by different Robin Williams movies." It was released on June 10, 2016.
|2010||The Virginity Hit||Matt|
|2010||Text Me||Noah||Short film|
|2015||Me and Earl and the Dying Girl||Scott Mayhew|
|2015||The Stanford Prison Experiment||Kyle Parker|
|2015||Manson Family Vacation||Buddy Holly|
|2009||Totally for Teens||Jamie||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2009||Michael & Michael Have Issues||Greg the Intern||Episode: "Greg the Intern"|
|2010-2013||Victorious||Robert "Robbie" Shapiro||Main role; 57 episodes|
|2011, 2012||iCarly||Robbie Shapiro, Gibby
|Crossover: "iParty with Victorious" (Season 4, Episodes 11–13)|
Episode: "iApril Fools"
|2012||Figure It Out||Himself||Guest star; 12 episodes|
|2013, 2014||Sam & Cat||Robert "Robbie" Shapiro||Episodes: "#MommaGoomer" (uncredited) and "#TheKillerTunaJump: #Freddie #Jade #Robbie"|
|2015||The Big Bang Theory||Josh Wolowitz||Episode: "The Fortification Implementation"|
|2015||Shameless||Wiley||Episode: "Carl's First Sentencing"|
|2015||Game Shakers||Himself||Episode: "Tiny Pickles"|
|2015||Everybody Wants to Be Poppy||Rex||Voice, lead role, 3 episodes|
|2016||Fresh Off the Boat||Corey||Episode: "Gotta Be Me"|
|2018||Grey's Anatomy||Steve||Episode: "Old Scars, Future Hearts"|
|Previously on Matt Bennett||
|"Fisher King"||2016||Terminal Cases|
|"I Think You're Swell"||2012||Victorious 2.0|
Music Videos Appearances
|One Last Time||2015||Ariana Grande|
Awards and nominations
|2011||2011 UK Kids' Choice Awards||Nick UK's Funniest Person||Victorious||Nominated|
- Matthew H(annukah) Bennett [@MattBennett] (13 November 2010). "Thanks for all the birthday wishes. This is for you guys: www.mediafire.com/?dnkdmev8jl7lsmb" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- Matthew H(annukah) Bennett [@MattBennett] (2 September 2011). "Matt Bennett: Playin The Game Since 1991" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- "Matt Bennett Wants to Put The Virginity Hit on Your Radar" Archived 2010-09-29 at the Wayback Machine.. ugo.com. Retrieved 2010-09-24.
- Warner, Kara. "'Virginity Hit' Not Just Sex, But A Film With 'Heart And Soul' Star Says". MTV Movies Blog. Retrieved 2010-09-24.
- Nickelodeon UK Kids Choice Awards
- "Ariana Grande Reunites with Old Flame in "One Last Time" Video". Fuse. Retrieved 20 April 2018.
- "Ariana Grande's New Video for 'One Last Time' is Awesomely Apocalyptic". Retrieved 20 April 2018.
- Grant, Stacey (June 10, 2016). "Ariana Grande Thinks Her Victorious Costar's New Album Is 'Fire'". MTV. Retrieved December 20, 2017.
- "Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2011 Winners!".