Freddie Prinze Jr.

Actor
Freddie Prinze Jr. had a promising start in show business with a run of successful teen-oriented films in the late 1990s, however once he aged out of young adult horror and romantic comedies the actor struggled to find ... Read more »
Born: 03/08/1976 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (47)

Star Wars: Rebels 2014 - 2017 (TV Show)

Voice

First Impressions With Dana Carvey 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Host

Freddie 2002 - 2003, 2005 - 2006, 2009 - 2010, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Misery Loves Comedy 2015 (Movie)

(Himself)

Robot Chicken 2005, 2009 - 2010, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Voice

Bones 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Manslaughter 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Witches of East End 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

24 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Psych 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

New York City Serenade 2009 (Movie)

Owen (Actor)

Delgo 2008 (Movie)

Delgo (Voice)

Jack and Jill vs. the World 2008 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

Brooklyn Rules 2007 (Movie)

Michael Turner (Actor)

Happily N'Ever After 2007 (Movie)

Rick (Voice)

The 7th Annual Family Television Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The Reef 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Pi (Actor)

Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed 2004 (Movie)

Fred Jones (Actor)

Shooting Gallery 2004 (Movie)

Jericho Hughes (Actor)

TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

JKX: The Jamie Kennedy Experiment 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Frasier 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Friends 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Scooby-Doo 2002 (Movie)

Fred (Actor)

Christmas in Washington 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Head Over Heels 2001 (Movie)

Jim Winston (Actor)

Summer Catch 2001 (Movie)

Ryan Dunne (Actor)

The 2001 Teen Choice Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Performer

Boys and Girls 2000 (Movie)

Ryan (Actor)

Down to You 2000 (Movie)

Al Connelly (Actor)

Teen People's 25 Hottest Stars Under 25 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1999 MTV Video Music Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 2000 MTV Movie Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 2000 Teen Choice Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Performer

She's All That 1999 (Movie)

Zack Siler (Actor)

Sparkler 1999 (Movie)

Brad (Actor)

The 1999 Teen Choice Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Performer

Vig 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Wing Commander 1999 (Movie)

Blair (Actor)

I Still Know What You Did Last Summer 1998 (Movie)

Ray Bronson (Actor)

Detention: Siege at Johnson High 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

House of Yes 1997 (Movie)

Anthony (Actor)

I Know What You Did Last Summer 1997 (Movie)

Ray Bronson (Actor)

The 1996 NCLR Bravo Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Performer

Too Soon For Jeff 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday 1996 (Movie)

Joey Bost (Actor)
Producer (3)

Manslaughter 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Jack and Jill vs. the World 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Shooting Gallery 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (1)

Mutant X 2002 - 2003, 2009 - 2010, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Writer

Biography

Freddie Prinze Jr. had a promising start in show business with a run of successful teen-oriented films in the late 1990s, however once he aged out of young adult horror and romantic comedies the actor struggled to find his footing. The son of the late 1970s comedian and sitcom actor, Freddy Prinze, his namesake son would set similar onscreen goals when he had his auspicious start in the "I Know What You Did Last Summer" franchise (1997, 1998), and the high school comedy hit, "She's All That" (1999). While his heartthrob looks were enough to interest the teenybopper set for a few years, Prinze's forays into drama and thrillers generally showcased a handsome but bland performer. Following a failed attempt to custom-tailor his own vehicle with the ABC sitcom "Freddie" (ABC, 2005-06), Prinze was known mainly for portraying cartoon character Fred in the live action adaptations of "Scooby-Doo" (2002, 2004) and for his marriage to action heroine Sarah Michelle Gellar. Despite his career hurdles, Prinze, Jr. proved the apple had not fallen far from the tree by continuing the performing legacy of his iconic father with an utterly likeable onscreen persona in a variety of both comedic and dramatic roles.

Relationships

Sarah Michelle Gellar Actor

Wife
Met on the set of "I Know What You Did Last Summer" (1997) Began dating in 2000 Announced engagement in 2001 Married on Sept. 1, 2002 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Kimberly McCullough Actor

Companion
Together from 1996-99 No longer together

Charlotte Prinze

Daughter
Born Sept. 19, 2009; mother, Sarah Michelle Gellar

Freddie Prinze Actor

Father
Born June 22, 1954; popular star of NBC hit series "Chico and the Man" (1974-78) Died Jan. 29, 1977 at the age of 22 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound; son Freddie Jr. was 10 months old at the time

Kathy Prinze Actor

Mother

Rocky Prinze

Son
Born September 2012; mother, Sarah Michelle Gellar

EDUCATION

La Cueva High School

Albuquerque, New Mexico 1994

Milestones

2009

Will join the eighth season of "24" (FOX) as a new CTU operative

2007

Played a con man who successfully scams his way into the pre-law program at Columbia University in "Brooklyn Rules"

2005

Co-created and starred in the short-lived ABC sitcom, "Freddie"

2004

Reprised role of Fred for the sequel, "Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed"

2004

Guest starred on ABC's "Boston Legal" as Donny Crane, the son of William Shatner's Denny Crane

2002

Guest starred on the NBC comedy "Friends" as Sandy, Emma's sensitive Male Nanny

2002

Co-starred with wife Sarah Michelle Gellar in the comedy "Scooby Doo"; based on the popular cartoon series

2001

Played opposite Monica Potter in "Head Over Heels"

2000

Co-starred with Julia Stiles in the romantic comedy "Down to You"

1999

Played a popular high school jock in the hit teen comedy "She's All That"

1998

Reprised role in the teen thriller sequel "I Still Know What You Did Last Summer"

1997

Co-starred as Jennifer Love Hewitt's boyfriend in the teen horror film, "I Know What You Did Last Summer"

1997

Featured in Mark Waters' "The House of Yes" as Parker Posey's brother

1996

First lead role in the "ABC Afterschool Special," as a teenaged father in 'Too Soon for Jeff'

1996

Feature debut in "To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday"

1994

TV debut on an episode of "Family Matters" (ABC) as a troubled teen who brings a gun to school

1980

Moved with mother from Los Angeles to Albuquerque when he was four years old

1977

His father committed suicide (January 29) when Freddie was 10 months old

Moved to Los Angeles after high school

Bonus Trivia

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Prinze on why he chose to pursue a career in Hollywood: "I grew up in Albuquerque, where my only chances of survival were to go to junior college or to work at Price Club. I couldn't afford to go to college; we were losing our house. I had acted a little bit so I moved out here" - from Premiere magazine, February 1999

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