Originally from small town Alberta, Canada, Niall Matter started out working on the oil rigs before pursuing a career in film and television. He got his first break when he signed on as Trent Hamilton for the hit Canadian TV series “The Best Years.”
Matter is perhaps best known for his series regular role as Zane Donovan on Syfy’s “Eureka” and as the lead, Evan Cross, on Syfy’s “Primeval: New World.” Matter maintains a balance of work on Canadian as well as American projects; he recently guest starred on ABC’s “The Good Doctor” alongside Freddie Highmore and Nicholas Gonzalez, NBC’s “Constantine” and The CW’s “Supernatural” and “iZombie.” Matter also played a lead role alongside Julia Stiles in TNT’s pilot “Guilt by Association,” directed by Nelson McCormick.
Benson has appeared in nearly 50 feature films, Most recently MGM’s Everything, Everything. Others include District 9, Blonde and Blonder, Smokin’ Aces 2: Assassin’s Ball, Wingman, The Break-Up Artist, Death Do Us Part, Afterparty and What An Idiot, in which he starred and directed.
Previous credits include a major recurring role as ER doctor Peter Cutler on the Canadian drama “Remedy,” with Enrico Colantoni and Sara Canning. He had a starring role in the independent feature film Chokeslam alongside Amanda Crew and Michael Eklund, as well as in Ally Was Screaming opposite Camille Sullivan. Notably, Matter was hand-selected to portray the Mothman in Zach Snyder’s feature film Watchmen and he had major recurring roles on “Melrose Place” and The CW’s “90210.”
Matter most recently starred in the Hallmark Channel original movie “Frozen in Love” and also appeared in “Stop the Wedding” with Alan Thicke and Rachel Boston. In 2017, Matter wrapped a large supporting role in The Predator, filming every scene opposite Emmy Award-winning actor Sterling K. Brown. The film is scheduled for release in late 2018.