BAFTA award-winning comedian, writer, actor, musician and voice over maestro.
Matt Berry began his career as a runner before appearing in the video game magazine show Game Over on BSkyB’s computer and technology channel .tv.
Berry’s first prominent TV role was playing Todd Rivers/Dr Lucien Sanchez in the cult 2004 comedy series Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace and the 2006 spin-off Man to Man with Dean Learner.
Matt first met The Mighty Boosh duo while performing at the Hen and Chickens Theatre, where they were resident in 2000 and later appeared as the eccentric and sinister tycoon/explorer Dixon Bainbridge in The Mighty Boosh.
Berry has starred as Douglas Reynholm since the second series of The IT Crowd. He was nominated as Best Male Comedy Newcomer in the 2007 British Comedy Awards for this role, but lost out to James Corden for Gavin and Stacey. In July, 2012, he appeared as vainglorious actor Stephen Toast in the pilot episode of a Channel 4 sitcom, co-written with Arthur Matthews, called Toast of London.
Berry composed all the music for Snuff Box, as well as the music for AD/BC: A Rock Opera, which he co-wrote with Richard Ayoade. He has also released 5 studio albums toured with a number of bands including Jonas 3 and The Maypoles.
His film appearances include The Devil’s Chair and Moon and he starred in a short film called The Search. He also featured in Season 3, episode 9 of The Sarah Silverman Program, and starred in the video (directed by Richard Ayoade) for the 2007 Super Furry Animals song ‘Run-Away’. He also appeared as an antiques expert in the ITV sketch show Monkey Trousers with Vic and Bob and Steve Coogan.
Matt Berry is renown for his voice over talent and has voiced many TV and radio commercials for many different brands and companies, including Absolute Radio, Volvic mineral water, Müller Corner adverts, BlackBerry, and characters on several adverts for The Natural Confectionery Company.
In 2012 he partnered with Team17 on their video game title Worms Revolution, providing voice over, as fictional wildlife documentary maker Don Keystone, for both the game and the video advertising.
Also in 2012, BBC Radio 4 aired his comedy series I, Regress. In it he takes on the role of Dr Berry, a brilliant but unorthodox regressive therapist. During each 15-minute episode, Berry explores the psyche of a guest patient, attempting to treat his or her problems in surreal dreamlike sequences.
Until 2010, Matt Berry presented a show on Absolute Radio, where he still performs as a voice over artist and is described as “the voice of Absolute Radio”.