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.
Having lived in Vancouver for 15 years, Matthew now resides in his home town of Toronto where he runs two businesses with his wife, fellow actor Brittaney Bennett. He practices Krav Maga, and has keen interests in writing, real estate, film making, and cycling through the streets of Toronto.