Matthew Lillard
American actor
Matthew Lillard
Matthew Lyn Lillard is an American actor, director and producer. He is well known for his roles as Stu Macher in Scream, Stevo in SLC Punk (awarded Best Actor at the Mar del Plata Film Festival), and Shaggy Rogers in the Scooby-Doo film series and has taken over the providing the voice of Shaggy starting in animated reboot series. Lillard made a dramatic turn in Alexander Payne's critically acclaimed comedy-drama The Descendants.
Biography
Matthew Lillard's personal information overview.
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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 24-30
Yahoo News - about 1 year
Jan. 24: Actor Jerry Maren (Lollipop Kid from "The Wizard of Oz") is 97. Singer Ray Stevens is 77. Singer Aaron Neville is 75. Singer Neil Diamond is 75. Actor Michael Ontkean ("Twin Peaks") is 70. Country singer-songwriter Becky Hobbs is 66. Comedian Yakov Smirnoff is 65. Keyboardist-turned-TV personality Jools Holland (Squeeze) is 58. Actress Nastassja Kinski is 57. Drummer Keech Rainwater of Lonestar is 53. Singer Sleepy Brown of Society of Soul is 46. Actress Matthew Lillard ("Scooby-Doo," ''She's All That") is 46. Actress Merrilee McCommas ("Friday Night Lights," ''Family Law") is 45. Singer Beth Hart is 44. Actor Ed Helms ("The Office") is 42. Actress Tatyana Ali ("The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air") is 37. Actor Justin Baldoni ("Jane the Virgin") is 32. Actress Mischa Barton ("The O.C.") is 30.
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'The Good Wife' recap: Overanalyzing a musical interlude
LATimes - about 1 year
An old friend returns to a new “The Good Wife,” as Matthew Lillard reprises his role as Jonathan Coulton — er, Rowby Canton, the singer-songwriter Florrick-Agos defended back when they were Florrick-Agos, in Season 5 (but Rowby is even less like Coulton than he was then). Since they successfully...
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'The Good Wife' recap: Overanalyzing a musical interlude in 'Tracks'
LATimes - about 1 year
An old friend returns to a new “The Good Wife,” as Matthew Lillard reprises his role as Jonathan Coulton — er, Rowby Canton, the singer-songwriter Florrick-Agos defended back when they were Florrick-Agos, in Season 5 (but Rowby is even less like Coulton than he was then). Since they successfully...
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King of Corn
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
My Uniqlo white linen long-sleeved shirt was splattered with blood. My cigar bag also and bits of bright red speckle dotted my Sol Moscot clear frame glasses (Gary Oldman has a pair, so I had to have one.) The back of the boat was drenched in blood as if it was a scene from Dexter. All the beer had been consumed before 1 p.m. I was sunburned as red as the blood and later a scalding cafe con leche would do the same to the inside of my mouth. Some would say that this was no way to prepare for the Sweet Corn Fiesta in South Florida and attempt to become the five time world corn-on-the-cob eating champion, but I would argue that was exactly the way to prepare for the twelve-minute, all-you-can-eat, hand-cramping, jaw-locking, and kernel-discomfort scenario. I was beer soaked, blood drenched, burnt outside and in, and battle ready. Bring on the sweet corn! I should mention that the blood was dolphin blood or more accurately mahi mahi blood, but that in this hidden enclave near the Florida ...
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Matthew Lillard To Star In 'Problem Child' NBC Pilot (Nellie Andreeva/Deadline)
Wesmirch.com - almost 2 years
Nellie Andreeva / Deadline: Matthew Lillard To Star In ‘Problem Child’ NBC Pilot  —  Matthew Lillard is set as the male lead opposite Erinn Hayes in Problem Child, NBC's single-camera comedy pilot inspired by the 1990 Universal Pictures/Imagine feature that starred John Ritter and Amy Yasbeck as a couple conned into adopting …
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All The People You Forgot Were In 'She's All That'
Huffington Post - about 3 years
It has been 15 years since "She's All That" hit theaters. For many of us, the teen comedy brings back fond memories of Freddie Prinze Jr. ruling the school and Rachael Leigh Cook rocking that little red dress. But beyond those two teen heartthrobs, "She's All That" had a pretty stocked cast. From Usher to Sarah Michelle Gellar, here's who you probably forgot was in "She's All That." Paul Walker After playing the too-popular-for-his-own-good Dean Sampson, Walker went on to appear in the "Fast & Furious" movies. Although he died in November of last year, Walker will appear in "Fast And Furious 7," which hits theaters in 2015. Usher Raymond He didn't even have a name in "She's All That," but Usher crushed it as the campus DJ, providing thoughtful commentary and music. These days, Usher is still topping charts. Milo Ventimiglia He only made a brief cameo as a soccer player who cleans Laney's house, but Ventimiglia went on to play the dreamy Jess on "Gilmore Girls" and later s ...
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Paul Walker's Co-Stars Share Messages About The Actor Following His Tragic Death
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Paul Walker's tragic death has shocked many, notably his co-stars who have taken to Twitter to share their condolences. Walker died in a car crash in Santa Clarita, Calif., on Saturday (Nov. 30), his rep confirmed. He was 40 years old. Reportedly, Walker was the passenger in a Porsche Carrera GT when the driver somehow lost control of the vehicle. His "Fast and the Furious" co-stars posted messages about his untimely death, sharing photos and memories they had with Walker. "My heart is hurting so bad no one can make me believe this is real," Tyrese Gibson wrote on Instagram, posting the below photo. "Father God I pray that you send clarity over this cause I just don't understand My heart hurts it's broken no one can convince me that this is real.... Prayer warriors please pray real hard for his only child, his daughter and family... #HeartOfAnAngel13YrsFamilyForeverWeJustCelebreatedYour40thBirthday..... My God... My God... I can't believe I'm writing this." Brother I will mi ...
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The Bridge: Matthew Lillard Deserves Applause For His Performance In “Old Friends”
Boom Tron - over 3 years
I don’t often bring up Matthew Lillard’s part in The Bridge’s overarching storyline beyond whatever small part he might have gotten up to in the latest episode. This isn’t because I dislike Lillard or his portrayal of Daniel Frye – far from it. Rather, his role in Tate’s plans has seemed so small in comparison to more pressing matters that I don’t usually feel compelled to mention him aside from in passing. But “Old Friends” has forced my hand; I can no longer ignore Lillard’s performance. In the past, I’ve never known Lillard to be much of an actor. My exposure to him was limited to such light-hearted affairs as Scooby-Doo and Without a Paddle. I saw him in the terrifically heart-wrenching The Descendants, where he was far less used for comedy, but his part was so small he barely made a mark on me. Maybe there are more serious examples of dramatic work from Lillard that I haven’t stumbled upon yet. Either way, I was unprepared for how moved I would be by his performance in this week ...
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News: Top Moments: True Blood's Big Reveal, Barbara Walters Has the Hots for Elisabeth Hasselbeck?!
Seattle Pi - over 3 years
[...] when Betty White reunites with her Mary Tyler Moore Show co-star Ed Asner on her prank show Off Their Rockers, they poke fun at the downfalls of online dating. [...] smarting from that blow, she loses control at Amanda's party when a girl hits her with an ice cube. Big Brother finally airs Aaryn, GinaMarie and Spencer's racist and homophobic comments that have cost the former two their jobs and earned a reprimand from his employer for the latter. While it's good for the broadcast audience to see how the houseguests really act on the 24/7 live feeds, these comments, which were made on June 28, ought to be have been included in any of last week's three episodes. The girls of Pretty Little Liars have been in trouble plenty, but Hanna digs herself - literally - into a giant hole. After discovering the murder weapon that killed Det. Wilden, Hanna, despite a warning from her friends, decides to bury it. [...] A" is always one step ahead and tips off the police, who catch Hanna ...
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Maureen Ryan: Murder And Mismatched Cops Anchor 'The Bridge'
Huffington Post - over 3 years
If all "The Bridge" did was bring Demian Birchir to wider attention in the United States, that would be reason enough to watch the show. Fortunately there are many other promising elements holding up "The Bridge" (10 p.m. ET Wednesday, FX), which has been adapted from an acclaimed Scandinavian series by executive producers Ellwood Reid and Meredith Stiehm, a "Homeland" and "Cold Case" veteran. As is the case with "Homeland," "The Bridge" has a topicality that makes the series hum with a low-key but unmistakable energy. The drama's stories of crime and corruption on the U.S.-Mexico border aren't ripped from the headlines in a cheesy way, but the show meditates on these topics in ways that allow it to resonate more than your average crime thriller. In this day and age, it's astonishing that so many mainstream movies and films avoid topics like immigration and fraught border relations, but "The Bridge" incorporates these issues into its ongoing story in thoughtful and ...
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'Crocodile Hunter' Steve Irwin's Daughter Is All Grown Up
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
The last time we saw Bindi Irwin she was just a kid, and what a difference a few years make. Now at 14 years old, the daughter of the late "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin is back in the spotlight as she's promoting her new movie, "Return to Nim's Island. The film, which co-stars Matthew Lillard, Toby Wallace and John Waters, features the blond teenager as a wildlife-loving castaway -- a role previously inhabited by Abigail Breslin in original 2008 film, "Nim's Island." Since her father's untimely death in 2006, she's worked on a number of projects, including 2010's "Free Willy: Escape from Pirate's Cove," and "My Babysitter's a Vampire."
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'Buffy' Vet Joins CW's 'The Selection'
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Anthony Stewart Head is eying a return to American TV with The CW's "The Selection." According to The Hollywood Reporter, Head will play King Clarkson, the ruler of a future nation in the "Hunger Games"-esque pilot that's set 300 years in the future. The drama centers on a young woman selected at random to compete against other women for a prince's hand in marriage. The pilot also stars Yael Grobglas, Michael Malarkey, Sean Patrick Thomas, Peta Sergeant, Celia Massingham and Lucien Laviscount. The CW produced a pilot for "The Selection" last development season, but the network decided to retool it for this season. In other pilot news ... Matthew Lillard will co-star in "I Am Victor." Lillard will play the best friend of John Stamos' title character. [Deadline.com] "Gossip Girl" veteran Jessica Szohr has joined "The List." Szohr will star opposite Michael Pena in the Fox pilot as an FBI agent. [TVLine] Bill Engvall will star in TBS's "Do It Yourself." In the TB ...
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'Game Of Thrones' Casts Small But Important Season 3 Role
Huffington Post - over 4 years
"Game of Thrones" has reportedly cast a small but pivotal Season 3 role -- Roslin Frey -- according to fansite Winter Is Coming. British actress Alexandra Dowling is rumored to have scored the role, after WIC discovered the credit on Dowling's resume. A request for confirmation from HBO was not immediately returned. While fans of the books already know why Roslin's casting is so important to the story, we'll try to keep it spoiler-free for those who haven't read the novels. Suffice it to say, Robb Stark (Richard Madden) was betrothed to an unspecified daughter of House Frey in Season 2 of the HBO drama, but broke that agreement to wed the healer Talisa (Oona Chaplin) at the end of last year, much to his mother's chagrin. The sprawling Frey family, headed by Lord Walder Frey (David Bradley) should play an integral role in Season 3, if the series adheres to the storyline of George R. R. Martin's third book, "A Storm of Swords." Winter Is Coming also reports that Lord Fre ...
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Matthew Lillard Takes The Helm
ABC News - over 4 years
Actor turns director for 'Fat Kid Rules The World.'
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Matthew Lillard picks top 5 moviegoing memories
Seattle Pi - over 4 years
Matthew Lillard picks top 5 moviegoing memories LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matthew Lillard's filmography runs the gamut, from playing a killer in the original "Scream" and the goofy Shaggy in the "Scooby-Doo" movies to showing a more dramatic side of his talent opposite George Clooney in "The Descendants" and Clint Eastwood in "Trouble With the Curve." The two literally save each other's lives, which may sound corny and feel-good, but Lillard shows a deft touch and finds just the right balance of absurdity and uplift. — "The Blair Witch Project," Park City, Utah, Sundance Film Festival, 1999: The Return of the King," Wellington, New Zealand, 2003: I was in New Zealand shooting "Without a Paddle" and halfway through production we had a three-day break ... for the world premiere of Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings: To commemorate the film's success, Jackson and his team were throwing a premiere party to end all parties. The manager of the theatre came in as soon ...
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'Trouble With The Curve' Trailer: Clint Eastwood's 'Moneyball'
Moviefone Blog - over 4 years
Fun fact about Clint Eastwood's last performance in "Gran Torino": Despite great reviews and $269 million in worldwide box office, the Hollywood legend was not nominated for Best Actor. Looking back, that's not too hard to believe -- Sean Penn, Mickey Rourke, Brad Pitt, Richard Jenkins and Frank Langella earned worthy nominations at the 81st annual Academy Awards -- but, still: With only four onscreen performances in the last decade, how many more chances will the Academy have to honor Eastwood for what could be a final time? Thanks to "Trouble With the Curve," at least one more. Warner Bros. released the first trailer for the baseball drama, and it looks like an amalgam of "Gran Torino" and "Moneyball," without the racism of the former and the Moneyball techniques of the latter. In "Curve," Eastwood stars as Gus, an aging baseball scout with failing eyesight who goes out on the road with his estranged daughter (Amy Adams) to find one last top prospect. (Eastwood's Gus has previously ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Matthew Lillard
    FORTIES
  • 2014
    Age 44
    In 2014, Lillard starred as Peter in the animated film Under Wraps, alongside Brooke Shields and Drake Bell.
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  • 2012
    Age 42
    In 2012, Lillard guest starred in the Criminal Minds episode "The Apprenticeship".
    More Details Hide Details The following year, he played the role of Daniel Frye on the American TV series The Bridge.
  • 2011
    Age 41
    In 2011, he produced and directed his first feature film, Fat Kid Rules the World, based on the K. L. Going book of the same name.
    More Details Hide Details Later that year, he appeared in the comedy-drama film The Descendants.
    In 2011, Lillard guest starred on the Fox series House.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    Age 39
    When Casey Kasem, who had voiced the character from the show's debut in 1969, retired due to declining health in 2009, Lillard was chosen as his replacement and voiced Shaggy in the two subsequent animated series, Mystery Incorporated and Be Cool Scooby-Doo!
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  • 2002
    Age 32
    Lillard was cast as Shaggy Rogers in the 2002 live action Scooby-Doo film, a role he later reprised in the 2004 sequel Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2000
    Age 30
    On 12 August 2000, Lillard married Heather Helm, with whom he has three children.
    More Details Hide Details In October 2005, he participated in a Dungeons & Dragons tournament, against members of the Quest Club Gaming Organization, at the Magic Castle in Hollywood, California. They live in Los Angeles.
  • 1996
    Age 26
    In 1996, he was cast as Stu Macher in the horror film Scream.
    More Details Hide Details He also played Stevo in the independent film SLC Punk!, and supporting character Dennis Rafkin in Thirteen Ghosts.
  • 1995
    Age 25
    In 1995 he was cast in five films, including Hackers, which featured a group of high school kids who thwart a multimillion-dollar corporate extortion conspiracy.
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  • 1994
    Age 24
    After high school, he was hired as an extra in Ghoulies 3: Ghoulies Go to College (1991) and then played in the black comedy Serial Mom in 1994.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1970
    Age 0
    Born on January 24, 1970.
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