Matthew Charles "Matt" Berry (born 2 May 1974) is a BAFTA award-winning English actor, writer, comedian and musician. Berry is perhaps best known for his acting role as Douglas Reynholm in The IT Crowd from 2007 until the final episode in 2013. He is also well known for his appearances in Garth Marenghi's Darkplace, The Mighty Boosh, Snuff Box and "The Wrong Door". He plays Beef in House of Fools and the title character in Channel 4 sitcom Toast of London. He also starred in and composed AD/BC: A Rock Opera.