matt gallant bio

  • Matt Gallant is an Emmy Award-winning television host known for a quick wit, great sense of timing, an engaging personality. Gallant brings a vivacious energy and strong work ethic to all he does.


  • Armed with natural talent, he shined for five seasons as the host of the Animal Planet’s popular series "The Planet’s Funniest Animals," although the show is no longer in production, it regularly airs in repeats and continues to find new audiences in international markets.


  • Gallant has hosted shows on MTV, ESPN2, G4, NFL Network, Fine Living, ABC, DirecTV to name a few and in 2006 Matt hosted the ABC's Network primetime hit "American Inventor" . In 2008, Gallant took a sabbatical from TV in hopes of making a difference in the world and began to purse a career as  an Interventionist/Therapist, like his brother Paul (PaulGallant.com). Matt spent over two years working as counselor at a dual diagnosis rehab in Venice California. In 2012 Gallant enthusiastically  returned to the TV business and Co-Hosted the Emmy award winning entertainment show "The List" on the Scripps Network. 

With a passion to give back to the community, Gallant was a volunteer for over ten years with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles, a non-profit organization that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. In 2004 Matt created the fundraiser "Matt Gallant's Bowling for Wishes" that had a successful five year run and raised over 100K for the sick children of Make a Wish.

When not working, Gallant indulges his passion for sports and art.   Gallant's skills as sculptor and painter are inherited from his artist father Paul (PaulGallantart.com).  Gallant has been sculpting for over 10 years and has showcased his works in galleries in  Laguna Beach and Beverly Hills. Matt is also a certified Life Coach, TV Host consultant, writer and stand up comedian. He is a passionate sports fan as well, with an undying love of the Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics and Boston Bruins!

Gallant also has another accomplishment to savor; he was chosen as the Commencement Speaker for the University of Rhode Island's 2004 undergraduate ceremony. In true Gallant fashion his commencement speech  was both inspirational and humorous for which he received an honorary Doctorate of the Arts from the University.