Matthew Ray Bennett (born April 9, 1968) is a Canadian actor, writer and director. At the age of 20 he moved from his hometown of Toronto, Ontario to Vancouver, British Columbia to pursue an acting career. He studied theater school for two years and after that acted in TV series including The X-Files and The Commish and telefilms such as A Killer Among Friends, Anything for Love and Relentless: Mind of a Killer. He currently resides in Vancouver but works in Toronto as well.

Matthew is best known for his part as Detective Len Harper on the Canadian police drama Cold Squad for which he has been nominated for both a Gemini and Leo award. Next to that he played the lead role of Lieutenant James Calley on the Showtime series Total Recall 2070 and the 1998 telefilm by the same name. Next to that, he guest starred in many TV series like Stargate SG-1, The Peacemakers, Da Vinci's Inquest, Criminal Minds and At the Hotel. In recent years, Bennett has had a recurring guest role on the Sci Fi Channel television program Battlestar Galactica. Playing the character Aaron Doral, a Cylon, he first appeared in the 2003 mini-series and his final appearance was in the series finale in March 2009. However, Bennett also appeared in the TV movie Battlestar Galactica: The Plan.

Bennett is married to actress Brittaney Bennett (formerly Brittaney Edgell), best known for her parts on series as Highlander, Forever Knight and Earth: Final Conflict. She also stars in her husband's writing and directing debut, the 2008 movie Kick Me Down.


2003NominatedGeminiBest Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic RoleCold Squad, episode True Believers, part II



2015The Secret Life of Marilyn MonroeWhitey
2013Orphan BlackDaniel Rosen6 episodes
Saving HopeGraham Kennedy"Bed One"
Rookie BlueSimon DentSurprises
RewindJohn Malcolmpilot
2011-Murdoch MysteriesAllen CleggRecurring
2009Spectacular!Rich DickensonPrincipal role
2008FlashpointNaismithThe Element of Surprise
FlashpointNaismith"The Element of Surprise" (2008) & "The Better Man" (2011)
M.V.P.Malcolm LeBlancrecurring
2007SabbaticalPatrick Marlowepilot
2006Stargate SG-1Jared Kane"Ethon"
2005Criminal MindsAdam Lloyd"Popular Kids"
2004Stargate SG-1Jared Kane"Icon"
AndromedaCutter"So Burn the Untamed Lands"
2003Battlestar GalacticaAaron Doral/Number Fiverecurring
PeacemakersSteward Harrison
Stealing SinatraAgent Flett
2002K-9: P.I.FBI Agent HenryVideo
UC: UndercoverDetective"Teddy C"
2001Seven DaysHenry Bilkins"Empty Quiver"
Da Vinci's InquestUniform #1"It's Backwards Day"
IgnitionDOD Lawyer
A Perfect ExecutionRoger
2000Stargate SG-1Ted"Point of No Return"
Da Vinci's InquestUniform #1"That's the Way the Story Goes"
Songs in Ordinary TimeRoss Hinds
D.C.Assistant Bureau Chief"Blame"
1999The Time ShiftersCaptain Tyler
SirensRoy Dancer
Judgment Day: The Ellie Nesler StoryPsychiatrist, 1983
Pushing TinDynajet Steward
Dangerous Evidence: The Lori Jackson Story
Total Recall 2070James Calley
Ultimate DeceptionFederal Building Guard
Earth: Final ConflictJerry Hanlon"Heroes & Heartbreak"
1998Cold SquadDet. Len Harper2000–2005
Due SouthJack Goody"Easy Money"
Thanks of a Grateful NationDr. Larson
DogboysCarl Ewing
1997Titanic: MusicalPitmanBroadway
Time to Say Goodbye?FBI Officer
When Secrets KillBill Emery
A Prayer in the DarkDavid
PSI Factor: Chronicles of the ParanormalCaptain Hastings"Man of War"
Due SouthSpecial Agent Casey"The Edge"
Road to AvonleaEdward Osborne"Ah...Sweet Mystery of Life"
1995Exquisite Tenderness
1994The X-FilesWorkman #1"The Host"


2008Kick Me Down


2008Kick Me Down