Later in the same year, he joined the cast of Eureka as bad-boy genius Zane Donovan.In 2009 he had a small supporting role in Zack Snyder's film Watchmen.The risks paid off, and he was cast in the role of bad boy genius Zane Donovan, first appearing in the season two episode "E=MC...? The character would go on to develop a romantic relationship with the town's Deputy Sheriff Jo Lupo played by Erica Cerra.His role was recurring throughout seasons two and three.He played the role of ER Resident Dr Peter Cutler, who develops a romantic relationship with surgeon Dr Melissa Connor, portrayed by Matter's Primeval: New World castmate Sara Canning.
In November 2014 he was announced as one of the Whistler Film Festival's Rising Stars, a program designed to promote the next generation of Western Canadian actors poised for international careers.
His quad muscle had been detached from his femur, and he nearly lost his right leg.
It took six months for him to be fully rehabilitated, having to go through extensive physio therapy to fully regain his ability to walk.
Following recovery from a serious accident sustained whilst working on Canadian oil rigs, Matter chose to pursue a full-time acting career.
He received his first significant break in 2007, with a main role in teen drama The Best Years.