Matthew Lillard

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Matthew Lillard
Matthew Lillard 2012.jpg
Lillard at the 84th Academy Awards red carpet, 2012
BornMatthew Lyn Lillard
(1970-01-24) January 24, 1970 (age 43)
Lansing, Michigan, US
OccupationActor, voice actor, director
Years active1991–present
Spouse(s)Heather Helm (2000–present)
Children3
 
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Matthew Lillard
Matthew Lillard 2012.jpg
Lillard at the 84th Academy Awards red carpet, 2012
BornMatthew Lyn Lillard
(1970-01-24) January 24, 1970 (age 43)
Lansing, Michigan, US
OccupationActor, voice actor, director
Years active1991–present
Spouse(s)Heather Helm (2000–present)
Children3

Matthew Lyn Lillard (born January 24, 1970) 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 - he has taken over providing the voice of Shaggy in the cartoon series since the reboot Mystery Incorporated. Lillard made a dramatic turn in Alexander Payne's critically acclaimed comedy-drama The Descendants.

Early life[edit]

Lillard was born in Lansing, Michigan, the son of Paula and Jeffrey Lillard.[1][2] He grew up in Tustin, California.[3] He has a younger sister, Amy. He attended Foothill High school in Santa Ana, California and later the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena, California, with fellow actor Paul Rudd, and later, the theater school Circle in the Square in New York City.

Career[edit]

While still in high school, Lillard was co-host of a short-lived TV show titled SK8-TV. After high school, he was hired as an extra for Ghoulies 3: Ghoulies Go to College (1991). From there he was cast in 1995 into one of five films that year Hackers which featured a group of high school aged kids that thwart a multi-million dollar corporate extortion conspiracy.

In 1996, Lillard was cast in the horror film Scream as Stu Macher. He also played Stevo in the independent film SLC Punk!, and played a secondary role in Thirteen Ghosts. 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. Although he did not continue the role in the later live-action films in the series, Lillard has portrayed Shaggy in animated productions since 2009, officially taking over the role from previous Shaggy voice actor Casey Kasem.[4]

In 2011, Lillard guest-starred on the Fox series House.[5]

In July & August 2011, Lillard produced and directed his first feature film, Fat Kid Rules the World in Seattle. It is based on the K. L. Going book of the same name.[6]

In 2011, Lillard appeared in the Alexander Payne film The Descendants.[7]

In 2012, Lillard guest starred on the CBS series Criminal Minds in the episode "The Apprenticeship", directed by Rob Bailey.

Shaggy Rogers[edit]

Lillard has played the Scooby-Doo character Shaggy Rogers in various forms since the first live-action movie in 2002 all the way to voicing him in the most recent television series.

Personal life[edit]

In 2000, Lillard married Heather Helm, with whom he has three children. In October 2005, Lillard participated in a Dungeons & Dragons Minis tournament against members of the Quest Club Gaming Organization at the Magic Castle in Hollywood.[8][9]

Filmography[edit]

YearFilm or Television seriesRoleNotes
1991Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go to CollegeStork(as Matthew Lynn)
Direct-to-video
1994Serial MomChip Sutphin
1994Vanishing Son IVDawsonTV film
1995Animal RoomDoug Van Housen
1995Ride for Your LifeNash
1995Mad LoveEric Webber
1995HackersEmmanuel Goldstein / 'Cereal Killer'
1995TarantellaMatt Reynolds
1996If These Walls Could TalkAbortion ProtestorSegment: "1996"
1996ScreamStuart Macher
1997Nash BridgesBrian Van PeltEpisode: "Gun Play"
1997The Devil's ChildTimTV film
1997Scream 2Guy at PartyUncredited
1998The CurveTim Jackson1998 She's all that
1998SenselessTim LaFlour
1998Telling YouAdam Ginesberg
1998Without LimitsRoscoe Devine
1998SLC Punk!StevoMar del Plata Film Festival – Best Actor
1999Spanish JudgesJack Fisher
1999She's All ThatBrock Hudson
1999Wing CommanderLt. Todd 'Maniac' Marshall
2000Love's Labour's LostLongaville
2000Scream 3Stu MacherUncredited, Archive Sound
2000Dish DogsJasonDirect-to-video
2001Finder's FeeFishman
2001Triangle SquareSnake Eater
2001Summer CatchBilly Brubaker
2001Thirteen GhostsDennis Rafkin
2002Scooby-DooShaggy Rogers
2002It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas MovieLuc FromageTV film
2003Looney Tunes: Back in ActionHimselfCameo
2004The Perfect ScoreLarry
2004Scooby Doo 2: Monsters UnleashedShaggy Rogers
2004Wicker ParkLuke
2004Without A PaddleJerry Conlaine
2005Karas: The ProphecyEkoVoice
2005American Dad!Bruce (voice)Episode: "Homeland Insecurity"
2005–07Robot ChickenVarious charactersEpisodes:
"Gold Dust Gasoline"
"Operation Rich in Spirit"
"Ban on the Fun"
200613 GravesMatthew McQueen
2006Bickford Shmeckler's Cool IdeasSpaceman
2006The GroomsmenDez Howard
2006The ReplacementsTrevor Bodie (voice)Episode: "Skate-Gate"
2007Area 57Col. Steven IsaacTV film
2007In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege TaleDuke Fallow
2007What Love IsSal
2007One of Our OwnBobCo-producer
2007Karas: The RevelationEko (voice)Direct-to-video
2009SpoonerHerman SpoonerCo-producer
2009Messages DeletedJoel BrandtTV film
2009Gary UnmarriedTaylorEpisode: "Gary's Ex-Brother-In-Law"
2009Law & Order: Special Victims UnitChetEpisode: "Ballerina"
2009Osh Kosh B'Gosh: Under the OverallLloyd B'Gosh
2009All's Faire in LoveCrocket
2009Endless BummerMike Mooney
2009Extreme MovieHimself
2009American SummerRoger
2009Married Not DeadRobTV film
2010Exit 19Davey WoodsTV series
2010Shrinking CharlotteRick Bicknell
2010Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-DooShaggy Rogers (voice)Direct-to-DVD film
2010-13Scooby-Doo! Mystery IncorporatedShaggy Rogers (voice)TV series (2010–2013)
2010Scooby-Doo! Camp ScareShaggy Rogers (voice)Direct-to-DVD film
2011HouseJackEpisode: "Larger Than Life"
2011Generator RexSurgeEpisode: "Waste Land"
2011Scream 4Guy at Stab-A-Thon partyUncredited
2011Scooby-Doo! Legend of the PhantosaurShaggy Rogers (voice)Direct-to-DVD film
2011Batman: The Brave and the BoldShaggy RogersEpisode: "Bat-Mite Presents: Batman's Strangest Cases!"
2011The DescendantsBrian SpeerNominated - Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast
Nominated - Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
2011The Pool BoysRogerDirect-to-DVD Film
2011MADShaggy RogersEpisode: "Kitchen Nightmares Before Christmas / How I Met Your Mummy"
2012Fat Kid Rules the WorldGuidance CounselorDirector, Producer, and Actor
2012Scooby-Doo! Music of the VampireShaggy RogersVoice Role
2012Samurai! DaycareNedWeb Series, Voice Role
2012Trouble with the CurvePhillip Sanderson
2012LeverageGabe Erickson/Jim ColeEpisode: "The Real Fake Car Job"
2012Scooby-Doo! Spooky GamesShaggy RogersVoice role
2012Phineas and FerbAdditional VoicesEpisode: "The Doonkelberry Imperative"
2012Big Top Scooby-Doo!Shaggy RogersVoice role
2012Criminal MindsDavid Roy TurnerEpisode: "The Apprenticeship"
2013Scooby-Doo! Mask of the Blue FalconShaggy RogersVoice role
2013The BridgeDaniel Frye
2013Scooby-Doo! Stage FrightShaggy RogersVoice role
2014Scooby-Doo! Legend of WrestleManiaShaggy RogersVoice role

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.openaircinema.us/blog/2008/outdoor-movies-take-place-at-gig-harbor-film-festival-in-washington/
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Matthew Lillard Biography (1970–)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved April 4, 2010. 
  4. ^ Brian Gallagher (2009-11-06). "EXCLUSIVE: Matthew Lillard Puts His Improv Chops on Display". MovieWeb.com. Retrieved 2011-05-10. 
  5. ^ "Keck's Exclusives: Matthew Lillard Checks in to House". TVGuide.com. Retrieved September 14, 2010. 
  6. ^ Fat Kid Rules the World at the Internet Movie Database
  7. ^ "'The Descendants' (2011): Acting Credits". Baseline / All Media Guide / The New York Times. Archived from the original on September 15, 2011. Retrieved September 15, 2011. 
  8. ^ Madler, Mark R. (October 26, 2005). "Here there be dragons". Burbank Leader. Retrieved November 24, 2009. 
  9. ^ "Matthew Lillard Plays Dungeons & Dragons". YouTube. Retrieved November 24, 2009. 

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Preceded by
Casey Kasem
Norville "Shaggy" Rogers Voice
2010–present
Succeeded by
none