Matt Frewer

Actor, Voice actor, Author
Tall, with thinning blond hair, Frewer, though classically-trained, is perhaps best known for his eccentric and zany characterizations, particularly "Max Headroom". Born in Washington, DC, raised in Canada and trained ... Read more »
Born: 01/04/1958 in United States

Filmography

Actor (90)

Olympus 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Pixels 2015 (Movie)

Max Headroom (Actor)

Rampage 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Knick 2013 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

The Librarians 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Gravity Pulls 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb 2014 (Movie)

Archibald Stanley (Actor)

Orphan Black 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Delete 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Falling Skies 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Witches of East End 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Eureka 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Stephen King's Bag of Bones 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

50/50 2011 (Movie)

Mitch (Actor)

Battle of the Bulbs 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Alice 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Darfur 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Frankie and Alice 2010 (Movie)

Dr. Strassfield (Actor)

Supernatural 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Watchmen 2009 (Movie)

Moloch (Actor)

Weirdsville 2007 (Movie)

Jason Taylor (Actor)

A Home at the End of the World 2004 (Movie)

Ned Glover (Actor)

Dawn of the Dead 2004 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

Stephen King's Riding the Bullet 2004 (Movie)

Mr Clarkson (Actor)

Inside Steven Spielberg Presents: Taken 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Intern Academy 2003 (Movie)

Dr. Anton Keller (Actor)

Steven Spielberg Presents: Taken 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Disney's House of Mouse 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

The Outer Limits 1994 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Royal Scandal 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Dead Man's Gun 1997 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal 1996 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hound of the Baskervilles 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Cyberworld 3D 2000 (Movie)

of Frazzled (Voice)

Disney's Hercules 1998 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Steven Spielberg Presents Toonsylvania 1997 - 1999 (TV Show)

Voice

The Incredible Hulk & Friends 1996 - 1999 (TV Show)

Voice

Tracey Takes On... 1995 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Magic School Bus 1994 - 1998 (TV Show)

Voice

Aladdin 1994 - 1997 (TV Show)

Voice

Dead Man's Gun 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Desert's Edge 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Disney's Hercules: From Zero to Hero 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Hercules 1997 (Movie)

of Panic (Voice)

Hollywood Hockey Cup 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace 1996 (Movie)

Jobe (Actor)

In Search of Dr. Seuss 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

National Lampoon's Senior Trip 1995 (Movie)

Principal Todd Moss (Actor)

Picket Fences 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Pink Panther 1993 - 1995 (TV Show)

Voice

Stephen King's The Stand 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Shaky Ground 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Twenty Bucks 1993 (Movie)

Chuck (Actor)

CBS Comedy Bloopers II 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Doctor, Doctor 1988 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The 5th Annual American Comedy Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The Taking of Beverly Hills 1991 (Movie)

Ed Kelvin (Actor)

CBS Comedy Bloopers 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Short Time 1990 (Movie)

Ernie Dills (Actor)

The 4th Annual American Comedy Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Far From Home 1989 (Movie)

Charlie Cross (Actor)

Honey, I Shrunk The Kids 1989 (Movie)

Big Russ Thompson (Actor)

Speed Zone 1989 (Movie)

Alec (Actor)

Max Headroom 1986 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Ishtar 1987 (Movie)

CIA Agent (Actor)

The Fourth Protocol 1987 (Movie)

Tom MacWhirter (Actor)

The Max Headroom Christmas Special 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Original Max Talking Headroom Show 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Tina Turner: Break Every Rule 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Max Headroom Show 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Spies Like Us 1985 (Movie)

2nd Soldier (Actor)

Supergirl 1984 (Movie)

Truck Driver (Actor)

The Lords of Discipline 1983 (Movie)

Senior (Actor)

Apollo 11 (TV Show)

Actor

Breast Men (TV Show)

Actor

Dead Fire (TV Show)

Actor

Displaced Person (TV Show)

Actor

Gargoyles (TV Show)

Voice

Generation X (TV Show)

Actor

In the Doghouse (TV Show)

Actor

Jailbait (TV Show)

Actor

Kissinger and Nixon (TV Show)

Actor

Long Shadows (TV Show)

Actor

Quicksilver Highway (TV Show)

Actor

Stephen King's Desperation (TV Show)

Actor

The Day My Parents Ran Away (TV Show)

Actor

The Sign of Four (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Tall, with thinning blond hair, Frewer, though classically-trained, is perhaps best known for his eccentric and zany characterizations, particularly "Max Headroom". Born in Washington, DC, raised in Canada and trained for the stage in England, he spent several years honing his craft in various UK stage productions, including "The Glass Menagerie", "A Comedy of Errors" and "Deathtrap". Frewer made his stage debut in "Bent", a drama about the treatment of homosexuals by the Nazis during the Holocaust and made his London stage debut in Israel Horowitz's drama "The Indian Wants the Bronx".

Relationships

Gillian Anne Frewer

Mother

Frederick Frewer

Father

Amanda Hillwood

Wife
British married Nobermber 10, 1984

EDUCATION

Lakefield College School

Played quarterback on the football team

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

1980

Queens University at Kingston

Dropped out to pursue an acting career

Milestones

2011

Cast opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen in "50/50"

2010

Acted opposite Halle Berry in the biographical drama "Frankie & Alice"

2009

Played the White Knight in the miniseries "Alice" (Syfy)

2009

Cast as villain Moloch the Mystic in Zack Snyder's film adaptation of "Watchmen"

2006

Landed a recurring role on Sci Fi Channel's "Eureka"

2006

Cast in the TV adaptation of Stephen King's "Desperation"

2004

Cast in Michael Cunningham's "A Home at the End of the World"

2004

Starred in "Dawn of the Dead," a remake of the 1978 horror flick by George A. Romero

2002

Portrayed Dr. Chet Wakeman in the Steven Spielberg-produced miniseries "Taken" (Sci Fi Channel)

2000

Played Sherlock Holmes in the Odyssey Network's "The Hound of the Baskervilles"

1997

Cast in the Canadian series "Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal"

1997

Provided the voice of Panic in the animated feature "Hercules"

1995

Played Alexander Haig in the TNT movie "Kissinger and Nixon"

1995

Played the principal in "National Lampoon's Senior Trip"

1994

Cast as Trashcan Man in the TV adaptation of Stephen King's "The Stand"

1993

Voiced the title character for the syndicated animated series "The Pink Panther"

1992

Starred on short-lived Fox sitcom "Shaky Ground"

1989

Co-starred as the bullying next-door neighbor in "Honey I Shrunk the Kids"

1989

Cast as Dr. Mike Stratford on the CBS sitcom "Doctor, Doctor"

1987

Starred in short-lived U.S. version of "Max Headroom" (ABC)

1987

Hosted "The Original Max Talking Headroom Show" (Cinemax)

1985

Reprised role for "The Max Headroom Show" on Cinemax

1984

Played the title role in the British TV-movie and subsequent series "Max Headroom"

1983

Made TV debut in "Tender is the Night" (aired on Showtime in 1985)

1983

Made feature debut in a bit part in "The Lords of Discipline"

1981

London stage debut, "The Indian Wants the Bronx"

1980

Made stage debut in "Bent" at Theatre Royal in York, England

Raised in Peterborough, Ontario

Moved to England to pursue acting after dropping out of University

Bonus Trivia

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"I'm definitely twitchy. But I'm better at focusing my energy now. When I was younger, I didn't cope as well with juggling a lot of different things. Now I feel more at home in my skin." – Frewer quoted in People magazine, July 1989

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