Matthew Knight (born c. 1993/1994) is a Canadian actor who made his debut in 2002 when he played Peter in a television episode of Queer as Folk. He is best known for his role as Jake Kimble in The Grudge film series. Since then he has appeared in over a dozen television series, more than ten television movies and a number of feature-length and short films. He has been nominated seven times for a Young Artist Award and has won twice: once for his performance in Candles on Bay Street (2006) and once for his performance in Gooby (2009).
Knight's first leading role in a feature film was Will Burton in Big Spender (2003). After performing on various television shows, he appeared in the movies Peep (2004) as Harry and in The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005) as Young Francis Ouimet. In 2006, he won a starring role with Rhona Mitra as Rachel Talbot, portraying her son Timothy Talbot, a young boy with huge supernatural responsibilities, in the werewolf film Skinwalkers. After this horror movie, he appeared in several other horror films, including The Grudge 2 (2006) and The Grudge 3 (2009), as Jake Kimble.
Knight joined another series of films, albeit with a less sinister theme, when he was cast as Brandon Russell, a young man whose family is charmed by a mysterious woman, in the popular "Good Witch" series: The Good Witch (2008), The Good Witch's Garden (2009), The Good Witch's Gift (2010) and The Good Witch's Family (2011). He also starred in the television movie and series My Babysitter's a Vampire as Ethan Morgan, a high school student who discovers his babysitter just also happens to be a vampire. He has starred in the episodes, "Alien Candy" and "Checking Out" of the TV series, R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour. He also starred in a Canadian television series “HeartLand” who he played “Badger”
^ abcdLatchford, Teresa (March 15, 2011). "New show pokes fun at genre". YorkRegion.com. Metroland Media Group Ltd. Archived from the original on October 16, 2011. Note: Matthew Knight was 17 years old when interviewed for the article.