Matthew Broderick

Actor, Producer, Director
Stage and screen actor Matthew Broderick was already a Tony Award-winning Broadway actor when film audiences fell in love with his 1986 performance as a highly evolved high school truant in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off. " ... Read more »
Born: 03/20/1962 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (117)

Dirty Weekend 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2006, 2008 - 2009, 2011 - 2012, 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

The American Side 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Untitled Warren Beatty Project 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

30 Rock 2008, 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Capitol Fourth 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Performer

Modern Family 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 34th Annual Kennedy Center Honors 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 66th Annual Tony Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

Conan 2011 (Tv Show)

Guest

Margaret 2011 (Movie)

John (Actor)

The 65th Annual Tony Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

Tower Heist 2011 (Movie)

Mr. Fitzhugh (Actor)

Louie 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 32nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The Marriage Ref 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Who Do You Think You Are? 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wonderful World 2010 (Movie)

Ben (Actor)

Diminished Capacity 2008 (Movie)

Cooper (Actor)

Finding Amanda 2008 (Movie)

Taylor Mendon (Actor)

Movies Rock 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The Tale of Despereaux 2008 (Movie)

Voice of Despereaux (Actor)

Then She Found Me 2008 (Movie)

Ben (Actor)

Bee Movie 2007 (Movie)

Voice of Adam Flayman (Actor)

Reel Comedy: Deck the Halls 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Deck The Halls 2006 (Movie)

Steve Finch (Actor)

Strangers with Candy 2006 (Movie)

Roger Beekman (Actor)

Inside the Actors Studio 2005 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

The Producers 2005 (Movie)

Leo Bloom (Actor)

Mouthing Off: 51 Greatest Smartasses 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

On the Record With Bob Costas 2000 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Last Shot 2004 (Movie)

Steven Schats (Actor)

The Stepford Wives 2004 (Movie)

Walter Kresby (Actor)

Good Boy! 2003 (Movie)

Voice of Hubble (Actor)

Marie and Bruce 2003 (Movie)

Bruce (Actor)

The 57th Annual Tony Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Lion King 1 1/2 2003 (Movie)

Simba (Voice)

The Music Man 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Broadway Legends 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Barbara Walters Special (03/24/02) 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

GQ's 2000 Men of the Year Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Jazz 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Voice

The 10th Annual IFP Gotham Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 55th Annual Tony Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The First Ten Awards: Tony 2001 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Are We There Yet? America on Vacation 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

The 54th Annual Tony Awards (CBS) 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

You Can Count on Me 2000 (Movie)

Brian Everett (Actor)

Election 1999 (Movie)

Jim McAllister (Actor)

Inspector Gadget 1999 (Movie)

Inspector Gadget/John Brown (Actor)

Neil Simon: The People's Playwright 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Rescue at Sea 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Voice

The 1999 ESPY Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 53rd Annual Tony Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Godzilla 1998 (Movie)

Dr Niko Tatopoulos (Actor)

The 1998 MTV Movie Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Lion King II: Simba's Pride 1998 (Movie)

of Simba (Voice)

Addicted to Love 1997 (Movie)

Sam (Actor)

Marlon Brando: Breaking All the Rules 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The West 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Voice

Walking to the Waterline 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

Canned Ham: The Cable Guy 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Infinity 1996 (Movie)

Richard Feynman (Actor)

The 50th Annual Tony Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Cable Guy 1996 (Movie)

Steven (Actor)

Arabian Knight 1995 (Movie)

of Tack the Cobbler (Voice)

Frasier 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Life in the Theatre 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Movie News Hot Summer Sneak Preview 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle 1994 (Movie)

Charles MacArthur (Actor)

The Lion King 1994 (Movie)

of Adult Simba (Voice)

The Road to Wellville 1994 (Movie)

Will Lightbody (Actor)

50th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Great Performances' 20th Anniversary Special 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The 47th Annual Tony Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Night We Never Met 1993 (Movie)

Sam Lester (Actor)

Out on A Limb 1992 (Movie)

Bill Campbell (Actor)

The Year of the Generals 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Voice

The 44th Annual Tony Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Freshman 1990 (Movie)

Clark Kellogg (Actor)

Family Business 1989 (Movie)

Adam (Actor)

Glory 1989 (Movie)

Robert Gould Shaw (Actor)

Neil Simon: Not Just For Laughs 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The 3rd Annual American Comedy Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Biloxi Blues 1988 (Movie)

Eugene Morris Jerome (Actor)

The 42nd Annual Tony Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Torch Song Trilogy 1988 (Movie)

Alan (Actor)

Faerie Tale Theatre 1982 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Project X 1987 (Movie)

Jimmy Garrett (Actor)

The 59th Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Ferris Bueller's Day Off 1986 (Movie)

Ferris Bueller (Actor)

On Valentine's Day 1986 (Movie)

Brother Vaughn (Actor)

The 40th Annual Tony Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

1918 1985 (Movie)

Brother (Actor)

Ladyhawke 1985 (Movie)

Phillipe (Actor)

The 39th Annual Tony Awards 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Max Dugan Returns 1983 (Movie)

Michael McPhee (Actor)

Wargames 1983 (Movie)

David Lightman (Actor)

Cancer: A Personal Voyage (TV Show)

Narrator

Margaret Sanger (TV Show)

Voice

Remember Pearl Harbor (Movie)

(Voice)

Story of a Marriage (TV Show)

Actor
Music (2)

Deck The Halls 2006 (Movie)

("The Holly And The Ivy") (Song Performer)

The 49th Annual Tony Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Song Performer
Director (1)

Infinity 1996 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (1)

Infinity 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

Stage and screen actor Matthew Broderick was already a Tony Award-winning Broadway actor when film audiences fell in love with his 1986 performance as a highly evolved high school truant in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off. " Apart from his onscreen successes, Broderick was one of the most respected musical and comedy stage actors of his generation, with highly acclaimed starring roles in "Brighton Beach Memoirs," "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" and "The Producers." On the big screen, he enjoyed occasional success with broad comedies like "The Cable Guy" (1996) and "Bee Movie" (2007) - as well as his first big hit, the nuclear thriller "Wargames" (1983) - but Hollywood often failed to find a solid place for the mild mannered, bookish-looking New Yorker and he was usually more memorable in independent, character-based films like "Election" (1999) and "You Can Count on Me" (2000).

Relationships

Marion Broderick

Daughter
Born June 22, 2009 by way of a surrogate; twin of Tabitha; mother, Sarah Jessica Parker

Patricia Broderick Assistant

Mother
Born Feb. 23, 1925 Died Nov. 18, 2003; her work was shown at the Tibor de Nagy gallery in New York after her death

James Broderick Actor

Father
Born March 7, 1927; played the father on the ABC TV show "Family" from 1976-80 Died of cancer on Nov. 1, 1982 at the age of 55

Tabitha Broderick

Daughter
Born June 22, 2009 by way of a surrogate; twin of Marion; mother, Sarah Jessica Parker

James Broderick

Son
Born Oct. 28, 2002; mother, Sarah Jessica Parker

Janet Broderick

Sister
Officiated Broderick and Parker's civil ceremony on May 19, 1997

Martha Broderick

Sister

Jennifer Grey Actor

Companion
Met on the set of "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (1986) Were briefly engaged in 1986 Grey was a passenger in the car Broderick was driving, which caused a fatal collision while they were vacationing in Northern Ireland in 1987

Helen Hunt Actor

Companion
Met during the filming of "Project X" (1987) No longer together

Penelope Ann Miller Actor

Companion
Dated when they appeared on Broadway opposite one another in "Biloxi Blues" (1985) No longer together

Sarah Jessica Parker Actor

Wife
Couple was introduced by her brother Timothy Britten Parker in November 1991 Married May 19, 1997 in a civil ceremony performed by Broderick's sister

EDUCATION

Walden School

New York , New York 1980
Acting debut in school production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

HB Studio

New York , New York
Studied acting with Uta Hagen

Studied with voice coach Robert Leonard

Milestones

2011

Teamed with Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy in the ensemble comedy "Tower Heist"

2010

Guest starred as himself on "Louie" (FX)

2009

Co-starred with Catalina Sandino Moreno in The New Group's off-Broadway premiere of Kenneth Lonergan's "The Starry Messenger"

2008

Voiced the animated title character in "The Tale of Despereaux"

2007

Featured in Helen Hunt's directorial debut "Then She Found Me"

2006

Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (January)

2006

Played an astronomy teacher in the Broadway play "The Starry Messenger"; second collaboration with director Kenneth Lonergan

2006

Co-starred with Danny DeVito in the holiday comedy "Deck the Halls"

2005

Re-united with Nathan Lane to play Oscar and Felix in the Broadway revival of "The Odd Couple" directed by Joe Mantello

2005

Reprised his role as Leo Bloom opposite Nathan Lane in the feature adaptation of "The Producers"

2004

Co-starred with Nicole Kidman in the Frank Oz remake of the 1975 cult classic "The Stepford Wives"

2004

Starred as a movie director in "The Last Shot" with Alec Baldwin, Toni Collette and Tony Shalhoub

2003

Portrayed Professor Harold Hill in the ABC television remake of the "Music Man"

2001

With Nathan Lane, co-starred in the Mel Brooks' stage version of "The Producers"; received a Tony nomination

2000

Played a bank manager in the Sundance hit "You Can Count on Me," directed by Kenneth Lonergan

2000

Acted opposite Parker Posey in the ill-fated Broadway comedy "Taller Than a Dwarf"

1999

Had title role in the live-action film, "Inspector Gadget"

1999

Starred in the National Actors Theater Broadway revival of "Night Must Fall"

1999

Offered a winning performance as a teacher out to thwart an overachieving female student in in Alexander Payne's "Election"

1998

Played a scientist tracking the monster in the blockbuster "Godzilla"

1996

Played the customer in whose life comes Jim Carrey's "The Cable Guy"

1996

Co-produced (also directed and co-starred) the biopic "Infinty"; film scripted by his mother Patricia Broderick

1995

Returned to Broadway to star in the revival of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"; wife Sarah Jessica Parker co-starred in the final months of the show's run

1994

Voiced the adult Simba in Disney's animated blockbuster "The Lion King"; also sang

1993

Made rare TV acting appearance opposite Jack Lemmon in the TNT movie "A Life in the Theatre"

1990

Offered a comic turn opposite Marlon Brando in "The Freshman"

1989

Delivered a fine turn as Robert Gould Shaw, the white commander of a black infantry during the Civil War in "Glory"

1988

Recreated stage role of Eugene Jerome in Mike Nichols film adaption of "Biloxi Blues"

1986

Breakthrough film performance in title role of "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"

1986

Reprised his stage role of Brother Vaughn in the film "On Valentine's Day"

1985

Appeared in the Showtime production of Athol Fugard's "'Master Harold'... and the Boys"

1984

Reprised role of Eugene Jerome in Simon's "Biloxi Blues" on Broadway

1983

Had leading role in the summer hit "WarGames"

1983

Broadway debut as Eugene Jerome in Neil Simon's semi-autobiographical play "Brighton Beach Memoirs"

1982

TV acting debut in an episode of "Lou Grant" (CBS)

1982

Film acting debut in "Max Dugan Returns"

1981

Played lead role in the off-Broadway production of Harvey Fierstein's "Torch Song Trilogy"

1980

Acting debut as Brother Vaughn in Horton Foote's play "Valentine's Day"; also starred his father James

Began acting after a knee injury

Appeared in the off-Broadway production of Horton Foote's "The Widow Claire"

Bonus Trivia

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Broderick was the original choice to play Alex Keaton on the NBC series "Family Ties," but bowed out because he did not want to leave New York where his father, actor James Broderick, was dying of cancer. Michael J. Fox was cast in the part instead.

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On Aug. 5, 1987, while vacationing in Northern Ireland with Jennifer Grey, Broderick caused a fatal collision that killed 63-year-old Margaret Doherty and her 30-year-old daughter Anna Gallagher. Broderick was driving a rented BMW in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, when he inexplicably swerved into oncoming-traffic lane. Gallagher, who was driving the other car, and her mother, were killed instantly. Broderick suffered a broken leg, concussion and collapsed lung. Grey escaped with minor injuries. Broderick was initially charged with reckless driving but later plead guilty to a lesser charge of careless driving and was fined $175.

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"When I used to audition, when you got a part, generally that meant the director liked what you were bringing. When you're a little more successful, you find yourself having lunch or dinner and then picking a costume with the director and then coming on a set and starting." – Broderick to Interview magazine, April 2000

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"I think I liked him because he reminded me of the things that my mom talked about, about men when she used to read The New Yorker. He was really smart and he's from this really wonderful family and he was raised in the west village in New York and he's the funniest person I've ever known, continues to be the funniest person I've ever known. And you know, he's got this really beautiful face and I just – and we didn't date for quite a while. We didn't date for another few months, but I liked him immediately. He reminded me of memories I didn't have." – Sarah Jessica Parker on her husband Broderick, to Larry King on "Larry King Live" (CNN), Feb. 25, 2004

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