- 1 Who is Niall Matter?
- 2 How rich is he, as of now? Niall Matter Net Worth
- 3 Early Life, Family, Nationality, Ethnicity
- 4 Educational Background and Oil Rigging
- 5 Rise to Fame as an Actor
- 6 Roles in the Late 2000s
- 7 Further Work
- 8 Continued Success
- 9 Projects in the Mid-2010s
- 10 Recent Years
- 11 Appearance and Vital Statistics
- 12 Personal Life
Who is Niall Matter?
Niall Matter was born on 20 October 1980 under the zodiac sign of Libra, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and is a 40-year-old Canadian-American actor, probably best recognized for landing the role of Zane Donovan in the TV sci-fi series “Eureka” (2007-2012), playing Evan Cross in the TV sci-fi drama series “Primeval: New World” (2012-2013), and more recently featuring as Adam Clayborn in the made-for-TV romantic drama film “Frozen In Love” (2018).
How rich is he, as of now? Niall Matter Net Worth
As of early 2021, Niall Matter’s net worth is over $4 million, acquired through his successful involvement in the film industry as a busy professional actor, who has worked on more than 40 television and film titles since his career started back in the late 2000s.
Early Life, Family, Nationality, Ethnicity
Niall Matter was raised on his parents’ Arthur and Jennifer Matter’s dairy farm in Edmonton, but comes from a family of oil riggers, of Russian and Irish descent. He has a brother named Trevor Matter, holds dual Canadian and American nationality, and belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group.
Educational Background and Oil Rigging
Niall developed his love for acting when he enrolled in drama classes at the age of 13 on the recommendation of his school teacher. In 1999, he won the Best Actor award at a local drama competition; this was after he got into a trouble at the age of 17, and his parents sent him to work on the oil rigs in Northern Alberta for three months, alongside his grandfather.
He then attended Vancouver Film School, after which he continued to work on the oil rigs for the next eight years until he suffered a serious accident, in which he almost lost his leg. After six months of rehab, he returned to work, but after he witnessed another serious accident when a man lost both his legs, Niall quit the job and moved to Vancouver to pursue his acting career, working as a bartender before he landed his first acting role.
Rise to Fame as an Actor
According to his IMDB profile, Niall Matter made his television debut in the main role of Trent Hamilton in the Canadian drama series “The Best Years” in 2007.
Later that year, he joined the cast of the American sci-fi series “Eureka”, created by Andrew Cosby and Jaime Paglia, and which aired on the Sci-Fi Channel until 2012 – he starred in the recurring role of Zane Donovan in the second season, and joined the main cast in the third season. He then guest-starred as Lieutenant Kemp in two episodes of the Canadian-American military adventure sci-fi series “Stargate Atlantis” (2007-2008), and Eddie in the episode “New Year’s Day” of the NBC horror/suspense anthology series “Fear Itself” (2008).
Roles in the Late 2000s
Later in 2008, Niall starred in the role of Josh Riley in the Syfy horror film “Loch Ness Terror”, entitled “Beyond Loch Ness”, played Cole Fletcher in the direct-to-video comedy film “Dr. Dolittle: Tail To The Chief”, and portrayed Peter Hughes in the made-for-TV horror film “Secrets Of The Summer House”, all in the same year. In the next year, he landed the role of Byron Lewis – a.k.a. Mothman – in the superhero film “Watchmen”, which he would reprise in the short film “Under The Hood”, and portrayed Sam Hollister in the made-for-TV family comedy-drama film “Misstresses”.
Thereafter, he guest-starred as Gary Whitman in the episode “Duped” of the Syfy series “Warehouse 13” (2009), played Rick Paxton in The CW drama series “Melrose Place” (2009-2010), and featured as Pimp in the short drama fantasy film “Dawna” (2010).
In 2011, Niall took the role of George Wilson in the comedy-drama film “Exley”, directed by Larry Kent, after which he was cast as Greg in The CW teen drama series “90210” from 2011 to 2012. He then joined the main cast in the Canadian–British sci-fi drama series “Primeval: New World”, playing the role of Evan Cross in the spin-off from the British series “Primeval”, and which aired on the Space network through 2012 and 2013.
For his performance in the episode “Truth”, Niall won a Constellation Award for Best Male Performance in a Sci-Fi TV Episode, and earned a Leo Award nomination for Best Male Lead Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series.
In 2014, Niall guest-starred as Damian Cutter / Calvin Higgs in the episode “Overboard” of the CTV police procedural crime drama series “Motive”, and Darrell in the episode “The Rage Of Caliban” of the NBC occult detective drama series “Constantine”. During the same year, he played Tag Cummins in the CBC drama series “Arctic Air”, portrayed Nicholas Howarth in the made-for-TV thriller film “Honor Student”, and featured as Andrew in the dark comedy-thriller film “Ally Was Screaming”, for which he earned an AMPIA Rosie Award nomination.
After guest-starring as Detective Mike Guthrie in the episode “In Plain View” of the TNT crime drama series “Rizzoli & Isles”, Niall played Dr. Peter Cutler in the Global medical drama series “Remedy” and Lt. Graden Hales in the made-for-TV drama film “Guilt By Association”, all in 2015.
Projects in the Mid-2010s
In 2016, Niall guest-starred as Joaquin in two episodes of the Bravo comedy-drama series “Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce”, portrayed Dr Clay Castleberry in the Hallmark Channel romantic comedy film “Stop The Wedding”, and played Ian McAndrick in the Hallmark Channel romantic drama film “Finding Father Christmas”, which he would later reprise in its sequels “Engaging Father Christmas” (2017), and “Marrying Father Christmas” (2018).
In the same year, he featured as Tab Hennessy in the romantic comedy film “Chokeslam”, and starred in the role of Luke in the W Network romantic drama film “A Snow Capped Christmas”. In 2017, Niall played Shane Cantrell in the Hallmark Channel drama series “When Calls The Heart”, and then guest-starred in such roles as Sage Denning in the episode “Some Like it Hot Mess” of The CW supernatural procedural crime drama series “iZombie”, Mark Allen in the episode “Pipes” of the ABC medical drama series “The Good Doctor”, and Buddy in the episode “The Big Empty” of The CW drama fantasy horror series “Supernatural”.
Niall Matter is scheduled to appear on When Calls the Heart sometime this season. It returns Feb. 19th on Hallmark Channel. Kavan Smith is a regular on that show.
After landing the guest-starring role of Hugh Garlin in the episode “Death Becomes Him” in the ABC crime comedy-drama series “Take Two”, Niall played Adam Clayborn in the Hallmark Channel romantic film “Frozen In Love” for which he won a Leo Award for Best Lead Performance Male Television Movie, both in 2018. Later that year, he featured as Eric in another Hallmark Channel romantic film, entitled “Love At First Dance”, portrayed Sapir in the sci-fi action film “The Predator” – the fourth installment of the “Predator” franchise – and took the role of Nick Miller in the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries franchise “Aurora Teagarden Mysteries”, aired from 2018 to 2020. Niall also appeared as Sam Watson in the 2018 made-for-TV romantic comedy-drama film “Christmas Pen Pals”, Luke Hakman in the 2019 Hallmark Channel film “Christmas At Dollywood”, and Lucas Cavelli in the 2020 Hallmark Channel film “Never Kiss A Man In A Christmas Sweater”.
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Appearance and Vital Statistics
Niall Matter has short light brown hair and blue eyes. He stands at a height of 6ft (1.83m), while his weight is approximately 185lbs (84kgs). Information about his vital statistics, biceps size, and shoe size isn’t available.
Niall Matter was romantically involved with “Graceland” star Serinda Swan, however, their relationship didn’t last long. He then started dating Sara Bradley, and the two exchanged their wedding vows at a private ceremony held in Kauai, Hawaii in July 2016. They are the parents of two daughters – Sara gave birth to their first daughter they named Kate in 2016, and second daughter Betsy was born two years later. The family of four currently lives in Los Angeles, California.