A native of Montreal, Quebec, screen actor Matthew Harbour grew up in a rural community with his family and experienced tragedy at the age of nine months when his father suddenly died. During his primary school years, he paradoxically displayed an intense, aggressive interest in all things athletic, and yet a slightly shy introversion. This fully explained the young man's gravitation to drama: through acting, Harbour gained the strength and courage to be more outward. Exposed to the professional work of his thespian brother, Matthew discovered his life's calling, snagged an agent, and began signing for work in commercials. He began his feature career as a child star around age 10, and for several years did the bulk of his work in family oriented material (on the big and small screens). Projects included The Growing Pains Movie (2000), Daniel and The Superdogs (2004), and The Velveteen Rabbit (2009) (in the lead role of Toby Morgan).