Matthew Knight (born c. 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).

Career

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.

Personal life

Knight resides in Mount Albert, Ontario and attended Unionville High School where he was in the arts program. He has an older brother Jack Knight and sister Tatum Knight who are also actors.

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
2004PeepHarryShort
2005The Greatest Game Ever PlayedYoung Francis Ouimet
2005Cheaper by the Dozen 2Movie Theatre Kid
2006SkinwalkersTimothy Talbot
2006The Grudge 2Jake Kimble
2007Christmas in WonderlandBrian SaundersNominated — Best Performance in a DVD Film
2008Finn on the FlyBen Soledad
2009GoobyWillyYoung Artist Award for Best Performance in a DVD Film
2009The Grudge 3Jake Kimble
2013Skating to New YorkJimmy Mundell

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
2002Queer as FolkPeterSeason 2, Episode 9 : "Accentuate the Positive"
20031-800-MissingPeter MelnykSeason 1, Episode 12: "Victoria"
2003Big SpenderWill BurtonTV movie
2005–09Peep and the Big Wide WorldTom the CatVoice role
2005KojakPaulie WagnerSeason 1, Episodes 5 & 6: "Kind of Blue" and "Hit Man"
2006SkylandSpencerSeason 1, Episode 19: "The Secret Power"
2006For the Love of a ChildJacob FletcherTV movie
2006Intimate StrangerJustin ReeseTV movie
2006Candles on Bay StreetTrooperTV movie
Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special (Comedy or Drama) for Leading Young Actor
2007Super Why!Humpty DumptyVoice role; Season 1, Episode 3: "Humpty Dumpty"
2007All the Good Ones Are MarriedLuke GoldTV Movie
2007–08The Dresden FilesYoung Harry DresdenSeason 1, Episodes 1 & 10: "What About Bob?", and "Birds of a Feather"
2008The Good WitchBrandon RussellTV movie
Nominated — Young Artist Award - Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special for Supporting Young Actor
2009The Good Witch's GardenBrandon RussellTV movie
2009Cartoon GeneGeneLead role
2010FlashpointIsaacSeason 2, Episode 19: "The Farm"
2010A Heartland ChristmasSam HawkeTV movie
2010The Good Witch's GiftBrandon RussellTV movie
Nominated — Young Artist Award - Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special for Supporting Young Actor
2010My Babysitter's a VampireEthan MorganTV movie (backdoor pilot)
2011–12My Babysitter's a VampireEthan MorganMain role
Nominated — Young Artist Award - Best Performance in a TV series for Leading Young Actor
2011, 2013R.L. Stine's The Haunting HourGreg / JeremyEpisodes: "Alien Candy", "Checking Out"
2011The Good Witch's FamilyBrandon RussellTV Movie
Nominated — Young Artist Award - Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special for Supporting Young Actor
2012The Good Witch's CharmBrandon RussellTV movie
2013Magic CityBig ClydeEpisode: "The Sins of the Father"
2013The Good Witch's DestinyBrandon RussellTV movie
2014The Good Witch's WonderBrandon RussellTV movie

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryWorkOutcome
2007Young Artist AwardBest Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special (Comedy or Drama) - Leading Young ActorCandles on Bay StreetWon
2009Young Artist AwardBest Performance in a DVD FilmChristmas in WonderlandNominated
2009Young Artist AwardBest Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special - Supporting Young ActorThe Good WitchNominated
2010Young Artist AwardBest Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special - Supporting Young ActorThe Good Witch's GiftNominated
2010Young Artist AwardBest Performance in a DVD FilmGoobyWon
2012Young Artist AwardBest Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special - Supporting Young ActorThe Good Witch's FamilyNominated
2012Young Artist AwardBest Performance in a TV series - Leading Young ActorMy Babysitter's a VampireNominated