Niall Matter è conosciuto soprattutto per la serie televisiva trasmessa da Syfy Eureka, nel ruolo di "Zane Donovan". Successivamente nel 2012 diventa il protagonista della serie Primeval: New World nel ruolo di "Evan Cross".
Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, of Irish and Russian descent, Matter worked for eight years (from the ages of 17 to 25) on the oil rigs in Northern Alberta. At the age of 25 Matter had a bad accident on the rig that left him hospitalized and almost led to the amputation of his right leg. He went through six months of rehabilitation to learn to walk again, and then returned to his home in Vancouver. After lying his way into a bartending job (that ultimately lasted for only a month) Matter booked his first lead role in the SyFy original movie Beyond Loch Ness. While filming Loch Ness he sent an audition to the producers of The Best Years and ended up booking the role of "Trent Hamilton".
This role would propel Matter into guest star slots on the television series: Stargate Atlantis, Eureka, Warehouse 13 and NBC's Fear Itself. It was for his role on Eureka that this new comer garnered some attention and the producers decided to hire him on as a new series regular for the remaining run of the series. During this time, Matter was also attached as a series lead on the ill-fated pilot Mistresses.
|The Best Years||2007; 13 Episodes||Trent Hamilton|
|Stargate Atlantis||2007 - 2008; 2 Episodes||Lt. Kemp|
|Beyond Loch Ness||2008; 1 Episode||Josh Riley|
|Il_dottor_Dolittle_4||2008; Film||Cole Fletcher|
|Secrets of the Summer House||2008; 2 Episode||Peter Hughes|
|Fear Itself||2008; 1 Episode||Eddie|
|Eureka||2007 - 2012; 49 episodes||Zane Donovan|
|Mistresses||2009; Unknown||Sam Hollister|
|Watchmen||2009; Film||Byron Lewis/The Mothman|
|Survival of the Fittest||2009; 1 Episode||Michael|
|Warehouse 13||2009; 1 Episode||Gary Whitman|
|Melrose Place||2009 - 2010; 3 Episodes||Rick Paxton|
|Exley||2010; Film||George Wilson|
|90210||2011; 5 Episode||Greg|
|Primeval: New World||2012||Evan Cross|
- ^ NIALL MATTER
- ^ TV star Niall Matter talks about Eureka! (Interview, 2 of 2). YouTube, 12 luglio 2011. URL consultato in data 14 novembre 2012.
- ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2473076/
- ^ Kemp (Atlantis) - Stargate Wiki. Stargate.wikia.com, 26 aprile 2012. URL consultato in data 30 aprile 2012.
- ^ 90210 Casting Scoop: Hot for Teacher?. E! Online, 10 ottobre 2011. URL consultato in data 30 aprile 2012.