Matt Minto was born in Napier and raised in Wellington. He moved to Australia in his late teens and became involved in drama during high school. In 2004 he attained his Advanced Diploma of Performing Arts at the Actors Centre. In 2006 he completed a year-long conservatory with the Impulse Company in London and spent two years studying Acting and Alexander Technique at the Globe Theatre.
During his time in the UK, Matt had lead roles in productions of Three Sisters, Macbeth and Twelfth Night. He has performed play readings with Darlinghurst Theatre in Sydney and acted in graduation productions of NIDA directing students. Theatre roles in New Zealand include ‘Tom’ in Circa Theatre’s production of Rabbit and most recently, Iago in Jesse Peach’s production of Othello.
He is best known for his role as Isaac Worthington in New Zealand’s top-rating serial drama Shortland Street, a role that earned him a nomination for 'Rising Star' at the TV Guide Best On Box Awards. Other television credits include a lead role in British TV pilot Back Home as well as working on Australian productions such ABC’s I Rock.
Most recently Matt appeared in short film The Hack, directed by friend and fellow Shortland Street star Angela Bloomfield.
Matt currently resides in Australia.