Matthew J Smith



Auckland, New Zealand


184 cm

Age Range




Career Highlights

Shortland Street
South Pacific Picture
Role: Dr Simon Ashton
Producer: Maxine Fleming, Oliver Driver
Director: Maxine Fleming, Oliver Driver

Matt is a young actor who works across film, television and theatre. His screen credits include appearances in series Shortland Street, Black Hands and film Tricking Ben. On the stage Matt has starred in Romeo and Juliet, Serious Money and the Lower Depths.


2013Unitec/ Albany senior high school start scholarship
2010Leadership Award
2006Albany Primary Performing Arts Award - Winner

Film Film.

2017Tricking BenClaudioThe Candle wasters
Dir. Elsie Bollinger
2016How to Throw a Party and Get Away With ItJaredUnitec
Dir. Vicky Yiannoutsos

Short Film.

2014Crash CourseGavinMedia Design School,
Dir. Simon Heath
Dir. Jio Williams


2020Shortland StreetDr Simon Ashton (Guest)South Pacific Picture
Dir. Various
2017ShannaraBoy #1MTV NZ Ltd
2012Power Rangers MegaforceBoyDir. Various
2010InBetween SelfGreenstone Pictures


2016 The Lower DepthsThe BaronUnitec
Dir. Elena Stejko
2016 The Winter's TaleAutolycusUnitec
Dir. Paul Gittins
2016Hook up BoysTomThe Basement
Dir. Bruce Brown
Dir. Benjamin Henson
2015Serious MoneyZak ZakermanUnitec
Dir. John Davies
2015Top and TailTomLegacy Project,
Dir. Bruce Brown
2014Romeo and JulietRomeoDir. Paul Gittins & Calum Gittins
2013Atlas/Mountains/Dead ButterfliesRhys Young and Hungry
Dir. Shadon Meredith and Amelia Reid
2013Cabaret Clifford BradshawAlbany Senior High School
Dir. Trevor Sharp
2013Like There's No TomorrowJonoATC
Dir. Robin Kerr & Eleanor Bishop
2012Return to the Forbidden PlanetCaptain TempestAlbany Senior High School
Dir. Trevor Sharp

Web Series.

2014 Lovely Little LosersClaudio The Candle wasters
Dir. Sally Bollinger
2013 Nothing Much To DoClaudioThe Candle wasters
Dir. Sally Bollinger


Self-Tape Master class with Tandi Wright - 2017
Bachelor of performing and screen arts (acting for screen and theatre) - 2014, Unitec
Combat for stage and screen - 2014, NZ Stage combat school
Screen Acting - National Youth Drama School - 2013, NYDS
Comedy and improv - 2012, NYDS
Vocal Training - Albany Senior High School - 2012, Dianne