Matthew Harrison "Matt" Bennett (born November 13, 1991) 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

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.


The Virginity Hit

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.

Warm Fuzzies, Music career

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.


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

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

"One Last Time"

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".


2009Totally for TeensJamiePilot
2010The Virginity HitMattFilm debut, main role
Text MeNoahShort film
2010–13VictoriousRobert "Robbie" ShapiroMain role, 57 episodes
2011BridesmaidsHelen's stepsonCameo
2015Me and Earl and the Dying GirlScott Mayhew
The Stanford Prison ExperimentKyle Parker
Television guest appearances
2009Michael & Michael Have IssuesGreg the Intern"Greg the Intern" (Season 1, Episode 1)
2011, 2012iCarlyRobbie Shapiro, Gibby
(alternate universe)
"iParty with Victorious" (Season 4, Episodes 11–13), "iApril Fools"
2012Figure It OutHimselfPanelist (Episodes 1, 4, 6, 13, 18, 19, 29, 33, 40, 41, 43, 44)
2013, 2014Sam & CatRobert "Robbie" ShapiroCameo: "#MommaGoomer" (uncredited; Season 1, Episode 9)
Episode: "#TheKillerTunaJump: #Freddie #Jade #Robbie" (Season 1, Episode 23)
2015The Big Bang TheoryJosh Wolowitz"The Fortification Implementation" (Season 8, Episode 20)
ShamelessWileyEpisode: "Carl's First Sentencing" (Season 5, Episode 9)
Game ShakersHimselfEpisode: "Tiny Pickles" (Season 1, Episode 5)
2016Fresh Off the BoatCoreyEpisode: "Gotta Be Me" (Season 2, Episode 22)


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

Music Videos Appearances

2015"One Last Time"Ariana Grande

Awards and nominations

20112011 UK Kids' Choice AwardsNick UK's Funniest PersonVictoriousNominated