Matt King (comedian)

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Matt King
Born Matthew King
(1968-01-31) 31 January 1968 (age 50) [1]
Watford, Hertfordshire
Occupation Actor, comedian

Matt King (born 31 January 1968) is an English actor and comedian. He is most known for his role as Super Hans in the British sitcom Peep Show.

Early life[edit]

King was born in Watford, Hertfordshire, England. He moved to Australia where he worked as a chef before meeting Jimeoin McKeown. McKeown suggested that he become a stand up comedian. King worked in the Australian comedy circuit for 15 years before returning to the UK.[2]

Career[edit]

As an actor he has played many characters, including Elton John and Terry Venables in the Bafta-nominated comedy series Star Stories, and also starring in his own self-penned sketch show Dogface, both available on Channel 4.

His role as Super Hans in Peep Show spanned nearly a decade and earned him fans across the world.

He has appeared in cult comedy series Look Around You and in the third series of Skins, playing Cook's father. He co-starred in the film Inkheart, appeared in the Guy Ritchie film Rocknrolla and the British film Bronson, and had a lead role in the fantasy thriller Malice in Wonderland. He also appeared in the third series of Doctor Who as Peter Streete in The Shakespeare Code, and was a regular character in the BBC production Jekyll playing computer expert Freeman. He played a ticket tout in the acclaimed independent short film "Brussels" by Misha Manson-Smith.

As a stand-up comedian he has appeared at the Edinburgh Festival and at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

King played a mad scientist in a 2007 commercial promoting a newly-customizable credit card by Capital One.[3]

In 2010 he played driver and bodyguard to Ray Winstone's character Rob Gant in London Boulevard alongside Colin Farrell and Keira Knightley. In the same year he co-wrote the BBC2 series Whites starring Alan Davies.[4]

In 2011, King starred in the Australian drama series Spirited, in which he plays the ghost of 1980s rock star Henry Mallet. He also stars in the Sky One generational family comedy drama, Starlings, co-written with Steve Edge and produced by Steve Coogan.[5]

In 2013 King appeared in the final episode of The IT Crowd as Raymond Peterfellow.

In 2015 he narrated the audiobook The Hunt for the Mayor of Smoochyville, written by writer and Dodson and Fogg musician Chris Wade.

In 2017 he appeared as Phil Hendricks in the BBC drama In the Dark.

In 2018 he appeared as a policeman in “the end of the Fxxxing world”, a series on Netflix.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1999 The Craic English Guy
2008 Rocknrolla Cookie
2008 Bronson Paul Daniels
2008 Inkheart Cockerell
2009 Father Mitch's Father Short film
2009 Malice in Wonderland Gonzo
2010 Made in Dagenham Trevor Innes
2010 London Boulevard Fletcher
2012 Physics Les Short film
2014 Gregor Terry
2014 Paddington Andre the Thief
2014 Get Santa Brian
2015 White City George Bowlby Television film
2016 Zombie Spring Breakers Karl

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2000–2001 Something in the Air Rollo the Chauffeur 14 episodes
2000 Blue Heelers Richard Dubcek Episode: "Mind Over Matter"
2002 Look Around You Telephone Engineer Episode: "The Brain"
2003–2015 Peep Show Super Hans 36 episodes
2006 Comedy Lab Seb Episode: "FM"
2006 Star Stories Terry Venables, Elton John, Guy Ritchie, Gary Kemp 4 episodes
2007 Coming Up Tony Episode: "Brussels"
2007 Doctor Who Peter Streete Episode: "The Shakespeare Code"
2007 Jekyll Freeman 4 episodes
2007 Dogface Various 5 episodes
2007 The Bill Greg Peters Episode: "Stealh Attack"
2008 City of Vice Salt Episode: "Episode #1.5"
2009 Skins Cook Senior Episode: "Finale"
2009 The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret Taxi Driver Episode: "Pilot"
2010–2011 Spirited Henry Mallet 18 episodes
2010 Whites Melvin 4 episodes
2012–2013 Starlings Uncle Loz 12 episodes
2013 The IT Crowd Raymond Peterfellow Episode: "The Internet Is Coming"
2013 Still Reeling Les
2014 Strange Hill High Mr. Creeper (voice) 4 episodes
2017 In the Dark Phil Hendricks 4 episodes
2017 The End of the F***ing World DC Eddie Onslow Episode: "Episode #1.5"
2018 C.B. Strike Jeff Whittaker 2 episodes
2018 Chris P. Duck Roger (voice) 6 episodes

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Call of Duty: World at War - Final Fronts

References[edit]

  1. ^ IMDB, [1], Matt King (1), 2018-6-16
  2. ^ Hassall, Greg (17 March 2011). "Spirited peep inside the kitchen". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 17 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Capital One - "Mad Scientist"". Retrieved 28 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Interview with Alan Davies". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 17 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "Steve Coogan and Matt King unite for Starlings". Sky One. 

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