Matt Bennett began an acting education in the New York theater program "Way Off Broadway". His first professional performance was in the 2005 show "Carly Simon: Dances at the Yard". After that he continued his acting studies with the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York. He then did some voice over work as well as commercials. More recently he is one of the stars of the new Nick show Victorious, where he plays Robbie Shaprio, a nerdy ventriloquist.