31 January 1968
King was born in Watford, Hertfordshire, England on 31 January 1968. He moved to Australia[when?] where he worked as a chef before meeting Jimeoin McKeown. McKeown suggested that King become a stand-up comedian. King worked in the Australian comedy circuit for 15 years before returning to the UK.
As an actor he has played many characters, including Elton John and Terry Venables in the BAFTA-nominated comedy series Star Stories, and also starring in his own self-penned sketch show Dogface, both available on Channel 4.
His role as Super Hans in Peep Show spanned nearly a decade and earned him fans across the world.
He has appeared in cult comedy series Look Around You and in the third series of Skins, playing Cook's father, a character very similar to Super Hans. He co-starred in the film Inkheart, appeared in the Guy Ritchie film Rocknrolla and the British film Bronson, and had a lead role in the fantasy thriller Malice in Wonderland. He 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.
King played a mad scientist in a 2007 commercial promoting a newly customizable credit card by Capital One.
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.
In 2018 he appeared as a policeman in the Netflix series The End of the F***ing World.
In 2019 he appeared in the music video of Saturday - Sam Fender
|1999||The Craic||English Guy|
|2009||Father||Mitch's Father||Short film|
|2009||Malice in Wonderland||Gonzo|
|2010||Made in Dagenham||Trevor Innes|
|2014||Paddington||Andre the Thief|
|2015||White City||George Bowlby||Television film|
|2016||Zombie Spring Breakers||Karl|
|2000–2001||Something in the Air||Rollo the Chauffeur||14 episodes|
|2002||Look Around You||Telephone Engineer||Episode: "The Brain"|
|2003–2015||Peep Show||Super Hans||36 episodes|
|2006||Comedy Lab||Seb||Episode: "FM"|
|2006||Star Stories||Terry Venables, Elton John, Guy Ritchie, Gary Kemp||4 episodes|
|2007||Coming Up||Tony||Episode: "Brussels"|
|2007||Doctor Who||Peter Streete||Episode: "The Shakespeare Code"|
|2007||The Bill||Greg Peters||Episode: "Stealh Attack"|
|2008||City of Vice||Salt||Episode: "Episode #1.5"|
|2009||Skins||Cook Senior||Episode: "Finale"|
|2009||The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret||Taxi Driver||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2010–2011||Spirited||Henry Mallet||18 episodes|
|2012–2013||Starlings||Uncle Loz||12 episodes|
|2013||The IT Crowd||Raymond Peterfellow||Episode: "The Internet Is Coming"|
|2014||Strange Hill High||Mr. Creeper (voice)||4 episodes|
|2017||In the Dark||Phil Hendricks||4 episodes|
|2017||The End of the F***ing World||DC Eddie Onslow||Episode: "Episode #1.5"|
|2018||Strike||Jeff Whittaker||2 episodes|
|2018||Chris P. Duck||Roger (voice)||6 episodes|
|2020||Death in Paradise||Terry Minto||Episode: "A Murder in Portrait"|
|2020||Bulletproof||Matlock||Episode: "Episode #2.4"|
|2008||Call of Duty: World at War - Final Fronts|
- "Matt King". BFI. Retrieved 1 March 2021.
- Hassall, Greg (17 March 2011). "Spirited peep inside the kitchen". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 17 April 2012.
- "Capital One - "Mad Scientist"". Retrieved 28 June 2016.
- "Interview with Alan Davies". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 17 November 2011.
- "Steve Coogan and Matt King unite for Starlings". Sky One.
- "Matt King on Tottenham v Arsenal". Shortlist.com.