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Born and raised in Toronto, Matthew Bennett switched schools in grade 11 to attend Northern Secondary with the intent of pursuing a career in graphic arts. It was there that he happened upon the theatre program and quickly discovered his passion for acting and writing. After taking a year to work in a record store and to sell clothes in Yorkville, Bennett then went to Vancouver to start his formal training.

Known mostly for his role on the critically acclaimed science fiction series, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, (where he played ruthless Cylon #5, Aaron Doral) and the award winning TV Series, ORPHAN BLACK as Daniel Rosen. Matthew Bennett has starred in over 150 hours of network television, and received two best actor nominations for his work as Detective Len Harper on the award winning police drama, COLD SQUAD.

Along with his work in TV, Matthew has appeared in over thirty films, working alongside such incredible talents as John Cusack, Edward James Almos, Joan Rivers, and Academy Award winners Brenda Fricker and Sissy Spacek.

Having lived in Vancouver for 15 years, Matthew now resides in his home town of Toronto. He is a certified Krav Maga Instructor (Krav Maga Canada, and has keen interests in writing, photography, film making and cycling through the streets of Toronto.


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