Matt Bennett

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Matt Bennett
Matt Bennett WonderCon 2013 (Straighten Crop).jpg
Bennett at the WonderCon in March 2013
Born Matthew Harrison Bennett[citation needed]
(1991-11-13) November 13, 1991 (age 25)
Massapequa, New York, U.S.[1]
Other names Mott Bonnott
Occupation Actor, singer
Years active 2009–present
Known for Victorious
The Virginity Hit

Matthew Harrison "Matt" Bennett (born November 13, 1991)[2][3] is an American actor and singer. 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.

Early life[edit]

Bennett grew up in Massapequa Park, New York, with his sister, Ally. It was there that he attended Massapequa High School. 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.

Career[edit]

The Virginity Hit[edit]

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."[1]

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."[4]

Victorious[edit]

Matt Bennett performing at a Victorious live show in Avalon Hollywood

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".[5] The show ran from March 27, 2010 to February 2, 2013.

Warm Fuzzies, Music career[edit]

Bennett independently released an EP of songs that he wrote, Warm Fuzzies, on May 20, 2012.

On February 2, 2016, Bennett made a Snapchat press conference announcement about his new 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 is set to be released on June 10, 2016.

Nerdist[edit]

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.

The Slap[edit]

On June 23, 2014, Bennett was featured in the popular YouTube video "The Slap" as one of the participants.

"One Last Time"[edit]

On February 15, 2015, Bennett was featured in Ariana Grande's (costars in the TV comedy show Victorious) music video "One Last Time."

In 2015 Bennett guest-starred in Game Shakers in the episode "Tiny Pickles".

Filmography[edit]

Film/Television
Year Film Role Notes
2009 Totally for Teens Jamie Pilot
2010 The Virginity Hit Matt Film debut, main role
Text Me[6] Noah Short film
2010–13 Victorious Robert "Robbie" Shapiro Main role, 57 episodes
2011 Bridesmaids Helen's stepson Cameo
2015 Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Scott Mayhew
The Stanford Prison Experiment Kyle Parker
Television guest appearances
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Michael & Michael Have Issues Greg the Intern "Greg the Intern" (Season 1, Episode 1)
2011 BrainSurge Himself Contestant
2011, 2012 iCarly Robbie Shapiro, Gibby
(alternate universe)
Crossover: "iParty with Victorious" (Season 4, Episodes 11–13)
Episode: "iApril Fools"
2012 Figure It Out Himself Panelist (Episodes 1, 4, 6, 13, 18, 19, 29, 33, 40, 41, 43, 44)
2013, 2014 Sam & Cat Robert "Robbie" Shapiro Cameo: "#MommaGoomer" (uncredited; Season 1, Episode 9)
Episode: "#TheKillerTunaJump: #Freddie #Jade #Robbie" (Season 1, Episode 23)
2015 The Big Bang Theory[7][8] Josh Wolowitz "The Fortification Implementation" (Season 8, Episode 20)
Shameless Wiley Episode: "Carl's First Sentencing" (Season 5, Episode 9)
Game Shakers Himself Episode: "Tiny Pickles" (Season 1, Episode 5)
2016 Fresh Off the Boat Corey Episode: "Gotta Be Me" (Season 2, Episode 22)

Discography[edit]

Year Song Album
2011 "Broken Glass" Victorious (soundtrack)
2012 "I Think You're Swell" Victorious 2.0
2016 Terminal Cases

Music Videos Appearances[edit]

Year Title Artist
2015 "One Last Time" Ariana Grande

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2011 2011 UK Kids' Choice Awards Nick UK's Funniest Person Victorious Nominated[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Matt Bennett Wants to Put The Virginity Hit on Your Radar". ugo.com. Retrieved 2010-09-24.
  2. ^ Bennett, Matt. "Twitter: Matt Bennett (verified account)". Retrieved May 12, 2011. 
  3. ^ Bennett, Matt. "Twitter: Matt Bennett (verified account)". 
  4. ^ Warner, Kara. "'Virginity Hit' Not Just Sex, But A Film With 'Heart And Soul' Star Says". MTV Movies Blog. Retrieved 2010-09-24. 
  5. ^ Nickelodeon UK Kids Choice Awards
  6. ^ "Text Me - An award-winning short love story". Retrieved 2014-12-31. 
  7. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (March 11, 2015). "'Big Bang Theory' Books 'Victorious' Alum as Howard's Brother". HollywoodReporter.com. The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 11 March 2015. 
  8. ^ Bennett, Matt. "Matt Bennett on Twitter - "Don't believe everything you read. Well, ok, you can believe this one.". Twitter. Matt Bennett. Retrieved 11 March 2015. 
  9. ^ "Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2011 Winners!". 

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