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Matt King (comedian)

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Full Name
Matthew King


Matt King


Matt King smiling with his wife. Matt wearing a black coat over checkered long sleeves and a black tie while his wife is wearing a black dress.

31 January 1968 (age 55) (
Watford, Hertfordshire, England, UK

ASTRA Awards for Most Outstanding Performance by an Actor (Male)

Canadian Screen Award for Best Original Program or Series produced for Digital Media – Fiction

Movies and TV shows
Peep Show, Bronson, Spirited, RocknRolla, Inkheart

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Robert Webb, Charles Salvador, David Mitchell, Claudia Karvan, William Monahan


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Matt King (born 31 January 1968) is an English actor, comedian and writer. He is best known for his role as the irreverent and drug-addled musician Super Hans in the British sitcom Peep Show.


Matt king from peep show

Early life

Matt King with a serious face, blonde messy hair, a beard, and wearing a brown coat and red scarf.

King was born in Watford, Hertfordshire, England. He moved to Australia where he worked as a chef before meeting Jimeoin McKeown. McKeown suggested that he become a stand up comedian. King worked in the Australian comedy circuit for 15 years before returning to the UK.


Matt King performing on stage, with blonde hair and wearing a blue long sleeves.

As an actor, he has played many characters, including Elton John and Terry Venables, in the Bafta-nominated comedy series Star Stories, and starred in his own self-penned sketch show Dogface, also on Channel 4. He has appeared in cult comedy series Look Around You and in the third series of Skins, playing Cook's father. He co-starred in the film Inkheart, he appears in the Guy Ritchie film Rocknrolla and the British film Bronson, and had a lead role in the fantasy thriller Malice in Wonderland. He has also appeared in the third series of Doctor Who as Peter Streete in The Shakespeare Code and was a regular character in the BBC production Jekyll playing computer expert Freeman. He played a ticket tout in the acclaimed independent short film "Brussels" by Misha Manson-Smith.

Matt King with a serious face while sitting on a couch, with messy hair, wearing a black coat with a blue scarf, and black pants.

As a stand-up comedian he has appeared at the Edinburgh Festival and at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

King played a mad scientist in a 2007 commercial promoting a newly-customizable credit card by Capital One.

Matt King smiling, with blonde hair, a beard, and wearing a brown coat.

In 2010 he played driver and bodyguard to Ray Winstone's character Rob Gant in London Boulevard alongside Colin Farrell and Keira Knightley. In the same year he co-wrote the BBC2 series Whites starring Alan Davies.

In 2011, King starred in the Australian drama series Spirited, in which he plays the ghost of 1980s rock star Henry Mallet. He also stars in the Sky One generational family comedy drama, Starlings, co-written with Steve Edge and produced by Steve Coogan.

In 2013 King appeared in the final episode of The IT Crowd as Raymond Peterfellow.

In 2015 he narrated the audiobook The Hunt for the Mayor of Smoochyville, written by writer and Dodson and Fogg musician Chris Wade.

In 2017 he appeared as Phil Hendricks in the BBC drama In The Dark.


Matt King (comedian) Wikipedia