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Breckin Meyer

Highest Rated:   96% The Insider (1999)
Lowest Rated:   0% Caffeine (2007)
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Birthplace:   Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Bearing an unconventional appeal that may have something to do with the slaphappy grin permanently stretched across his face, Breckin Meyer has made a name for himself playing characters that have an almost criminally laid-back attitude as their common denominator. Although he got his big break as endearing stoner Travis Birkenstock in Amy Heckerling's 1995 comedy Clueless, Meyer had been acting since he was 11 years old. Born in Minneapolis, MN, on May 7, 1974, Meyer was raised in Los Angeles, where he had early encounters with fame in the form of elementary school with Drew Barrymore (in her autobiography, Little Girl Lost, she credited Meyer with giving her her first kiss when she was ten and he was 11) and high school with a host of young actors, including future Clueless co-star Alicia Silverstone. Meyer got his start in commercials and television, appearing on various shows, including The Wonder Years. He had his rather inauspicious film debut in 1991, as one of the disposable teens in Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare, and had bit parts in various forgettable films and an appearance on Fox's Party of Five before being cast in Clueless.Following the huge success of Clueless, Meyer went on to appear in another teen movie, The Craft (1996). After secondary roles in Touch and Prefontaine (both 1997), the actor had a fairly substantial part in 54, in which he got to play Salma Hayek's husband and wear a very small pair of shorts. The film, which starred Meyer's real-life friend Ryan Phillippe, flopped with remarkable gusto, and Meyer's other film that year, the independent Dancer, Texas Pop. 81, was released without fanfare. However, the actor had success the following year as part of an ensemble cast that read like a Who's Who of Hollywood's Young and Employed in Doug Liman's Go. Playing a white boy who believes he's black at heart, Meyer won laughs for his part in the widely acclaimed film, and his appearance in the company of young notables such as Katie Holmes, Sarah Polley, and Scott Wolf went some way toward further establishing the actor's reputation as a noteworthy young talent.A fine supporting player to this point in his fledgling career, Breckin would finally come into his own as the hapless college student racing cross country to intercept a decidedly questionable videotape in director Todd Phillips's breakout comedy Road Trip. Though a subsequent stab at the small screen as the lead in the sports comedy series Inside Schwartz ultimately did little to advance Meyer's career, later roles in the theatrical comedies Rat Race and Kate and Leopold served well to keep the amiable comic talent in the public eye. After providing the voice for the eponymous wooden puppet in Roberto Benigni's 2002 misfire Pinocchio, Breckin helped to bring everyone's favorite comic-strip cat to the big screen with his role as the lasagne-loving feline's hapless master Jon Arbuckle in the 2004 family comedy Garfield. Vocal work in such animated efforts as King of the Hill and Robot Chicken found the actor earning his keep even when not stepping in front of the cameras, and in 2006 Meyer would return to the silver screen to the delight of children everywhere in the kid-friendly sequel Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties. In the years to come, Meyer would also find success as a voice actor on shows like Titan Maximum, King of the Hill, Robot Chicken, and Franklin & Bash.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet 3 Geezers!
  • Breckin
2013
No Score Yet Robot Chicken DC Comics Special
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet The Maiden Heist
  • Starving Artist
$0.5M 2009
No Score Yet Stag Night
  • Tony
2009
27% The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
  • Paul Mead
$55.2M 2009
No Score Yet Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II
  • Actor
2008
40% Blue State
  • John Logue
2007
0% Caffeine
  • Dylan
2007
No Score Yet Aventuras Corporativas
  • Ted
2007
11% Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties
  • Jon Arbuckle
$28.3M 2006
13% Rebound
  • Tim Fink
$16.8M 2005
41% Herbie: Fully Loaded
  • Ray Peyton Jr.
$66M 2005
No Score Yet Blast!
  • Jamal
2005
15% Garfield - The Movie
  • Jon Arbuckle
$75.3M 2004
0% Pinocchio
  • Pinocchio [U.S. Version]
$3.7M 2002
No Score Yet Kim Possible: The Secret Files
  • Actor
2002
50% Kate & Leopold
  • Charlie
$47.1M 2001
44% Rat Race
  • Nick Schaffer
$55.9M 2001
57% Road Trip
  • Josh Parker
2000
0% Tail Lights Fade
  • Cole
1999
96% The Insider
  • Sharon's Son
1999
92% Go
  • Tiny
1999
40% Can't Hardly Wait
  • Lead Singer in the Band
1998
80% Dancer, Texas Pop. 81
  • Keller
1998
33% Touch
  • Greg Czarnicki
1997
59% Prefontaine
  • Pat Tyson
1997
53% John Carpenter's Escape from L.A.
  • Surfer
1996
50% The Craft
  • Mitt
1996
81% Clueless
  • Travis
1995
No Score Yet Betrayed: A Story of Three Women
  • Eric Nelson
1995
No Score Yet Payback
  • Store Owner's Son
1995
20% Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare
  • Spencer
1991

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
30% Second Chance
2016
  • Wally Luskin
  • 2016
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
  • Appearing
  • 2014
8% Men at Work
2012-2013
  • Screenwriter
  • Creator
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Franklin & Bash
2011-2014
  • Jared Franklin
  • Screenwriter
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
78% Party Down
2009-2010
  • Michael
  • 2009
70% Heroes
2006-2010
  • Frack
  • 2008
No Score Yet House
2004-2012
  • Brandon
  • 2008
No Score Yet Robot Chicken
2005-2016
  • Voice
  • Actor
  • Screenwriter
  • 2007
  • 2005
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2001

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