Matthew Knight (born 1994-02-16) 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.[4][5]

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 Saunders 
2008Finn on the FlyBen Soledad 
2009GoobyWilly 
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 BurtonTelevision movie
2005–2009Peep 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 FletcherTelevision movie
2006Intimate StrangerJustin ReeseTelevision movie
2006Candles on Bay StreetTrooperTelevision movie
2007All the Good Ones Are MarriedLuke GoldTelevision movie
2007–2008The Dresden FilesYoung Harry DresdenEpisodes: "What About Bob?", "Birds of a Feather"
2008The Good WitchBrandon RussellTelevision movie
2009The Good Witch's GardenBrandon RussellTelevision movie
2009Cartoon GeneGeneLead role
2010FlashpointIsaacSeason 2, Episode 19: "The Farm"
2010A Heartland ChristmasSam HawkeTelevision movie
2010The Good Witch's GiftBrandon RussellTelevision movie
2010My Babysitter's a VampireEthan MorganTelevision movie (backdoor pilot)
2011–2012My Babysitter's a VampireEthan MorganMain role
2011, 2013R.L. Stine's The Haunting HourGreg / JeremyEpisodes: "Alien Candy", "Checking Out"
2011The Good Witch's FamilyBrandon RussellTelevision movie
2012The Good Witch's CharmBrandon RussellTelevision movie
2013Magic CityBig ClydeEpisode: "The Sins of the Father"
2013The Good Witch's DestinyBrandon RussellTelevision movie
2014The Good Witch's WonderBrandon RussellTelevision 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