Matt King (comedian)

Matt King (born 31 January 1968) is an English actor, DJ and comedian currently residing in Brighton. He is best known for his role as Super Hans in the British sitcom Peep Show.

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Performing DJ set as Super Hans in London, 2016
Matthew King

(1968-01-31) 31 January 1968 (age 55)
Occupation(s)Actor, comedian

Early lifeEdit

King was born in Watford, Hertfordshire, England on 31 January 1968.[1] He moved to Australia at age 20 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.[2][3]


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 more than a decade. He has performed DJ sets in-character as Super Hans.[4]

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.

As a stand-up comedian he has appeared at the Edinburgh Festival and at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

King played a mad scientist in a 2007 commercial promoting a newly customizable credit card by Capital One.[5]

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.[6]

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.[7]

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 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 the Sam Fender single "Saturday".

In 2021 he appeared as the father who comically abandons his family in a Zen auto commercial.

Personal lifeEdit

He is a fan of Tottenham Hotspur as is his character on Peep Show.[8]



Year Title Role Notes
1999 The Craic English Guy
2008 Rocknrolla Cookie
2008 Bronson Paul Daniels
2008 Inkheart Cockerell
2009 Father Mitch's Father Short film
2009 Malice in Wonderland Gonzo
2010 Made in Dagenham Trevor Innes
2010 London Boulevard Fletcher
2012 Physics Les Short film
2014 Gregor Terry
2014 Paddington Andre the Thief
2014 Get Santa Brian
2015 White City George Bowlby Television film
2016 Zombie Spring Breakers Karl
2018 Juliet, Naked Mark


Year Title Role Notes
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 Jekyll Freeman 4 episodes
2007 Dogface Various 5 episodes
2007 The Bill Greg Peters Episode: "Stealth 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
2010 Whites Melvin 4 episodes
2012–2013 Starlings Uncle Loz 12 episodes
2013 The IT Crowd Raymond Peterfellow Episode: "The Internet Is Coming"
2013 Still Reeling Les
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"
2022 Rick and Morty Knight of the Sun (voice) Episode: "A Rick in King Mortur's Mort"

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Call of Duty: World at War - Final Fronts


  1. ^ "Matt King". BFI. Retrieved 1 March 2021.
  2. ^ Hassall, Greg (17 March 2011). "Spirited peep inside the kitchen". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 17 April 2012.
  3. ^ Delaney, Sam (7 March 2009). "Oi Super Hans!". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 31 March 2023.
  4. ^ Bethell, Chris (16 September 2015). "Who the Hell Actually Goes to a Super Hans DJ Set?". Vice Media. Retrieved 19 September 2021.
  5. ^ "Capital One - "Mad Scientist"". Retrieved 28 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Interview with Alan Davies". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 17 November 2011.
  7. ^ "Steve Coogan and Matt King unite for Starlings". Sky One.
  8. ^ "Matt King on Tottenham v Arsenal". 18 November 2010.

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