Matt Bennett is an American television director, writer, and producer. He is best known for his work on the television series "The Office," "Community," and "The Good Place."
Bennett was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1970. He studied at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1992. After graduation, he went on to receive a Master of Fine Arts in Film from the University of Southern California in 1994.
Bennett began his career as a production assistant on the television series "My So-Called Life" in 1994. He later went on to direct episodes of "The Office," "Community," "Scrubs," and "Party Down." In 2010, Bennett made his feature film debut with the independent drama "The Virginity Hit."
In 2013, Bennett directed the comedy feature "22 Jump Street." The film was a box office success and received positive reviews from critics. He also directed the sequel, "23 Jump Street," in 2014.
Bennett has also directed episodes of several critically acclaimed television series, including "Arrested Development," "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," and "The Good Place." In 2017, he won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series for his work on "The Good Place."
Bennett is currently in pre-production on the animated feature film "The Lego Movie: The Second Part." He is also developing a new comedy series for Netflix called "The Kids Are Alright."
Bennett is an active member of the Directors Guild of America and is a board member of Film Independent. He lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife and two children.