Matt Frewer

Highest Rated: 93% 50/50 (2011)
Birthday: Jan 4, 1958
Birthplace: Not Available
It's likely that nothing American actor Matt Frewer ever did while training with Britain's Old Vic prepared him for the role that would boost him to stardom. In the early 1980s, Frewer began making appearances on a British music video show in the role of Max Headroom, an ostensibly computer-generated "talking head". Decked out in sunglasses and loud preppie clothes, Max Headroom would break into the middle of videos making nonsensical, obtrusive comments, his voice metallicized and distorted; Max' trademark was an electronic stutter, virtually indescribable on paper. In 1985 Max began conducting celebrity interviews, forever digressing from the conversation with self-involved harangues about his favorite subject, golf. So popular was Frewer as Headroom that Britain's Channel 4 devised a one-hour "documentary" titled Rebus: The Max Headroom Story, which alleged that Max had once been a flesh-and-blood TV newsman who was killed by an oppressive government to keep him from divulging secrets: his name, it was explained, was derived from the last words the "live" Max ever saw, a warning on a bridge reading "Maximum Headroom." This premise was modified a bit when Frewer starred on the 1986 American satirical talk show Max Headroom, which first appeared on the Cinemax cable service. Frewer continued the characterization into a local New York program, then played the dual role of Max and futuristic investigative reporter Edison Carter on ABC's brief Max Headroom comedy adventure series. In addition, Frewer essayed Max for a series of widely-imitated Coca Cola commercials. In 1989, Matt Frewer abandoned Max Headroom to seek out roles that didn't require computer enhancement; he subsequently starred in a few sitcoms, and in 1993 provided the voice of the title character in a new series of Pink Panther TV cartoons.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Residue Actor 2017
75% The BFG General #2 $55.5M 2016
No Score Yet Love in Paradise Dr. Frank 2016
16% Pixels Max Headroom $66.5M 2015
21% Frankie & Alice Dr. Strassfield $0.7M 2014
40% Foreverland Mr. Steadman 2013
No Score Yet Delete Arthur 2012
93% 50/50 Mitch $35.1M 2011
No Score Yet Battle of the Bulbs Actor 2010
No Score Yet Attack On Darfur Ted 2009
No Score Yet Under the Hood Moloch the Mystic 2009
No Score Yet Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter and Under the Hood Actor 2009
64% Watchmen Edgar Jacobi/Moloch the Mystic $107.5M 2009
No Score Yet Rampage Bill's Dad 2009
22% Alice White Knight 2008
No Score Yet Wushu Warrior Actor 2008
56% Weirdsville Icicle 2007
No Score Yet Stephen King's 'Desperation' Ralph Carver 2006
No Score Yet Intern Academy Dr. Anton Keller 2006
No Score Yet Masters of Horror: Chocolate: Mick Garris Actor 2005
26% Riding the Bullet Mr. Clarkson $0.2M 2004
No Score Yet Geraldine's Fortune Actor 2004
0% Going the Distance Farmer Joseph 2004
50% A Home at the End of the World Ned Glover $0.9M 2004
75% Dawn of the Dead Frank $58.9M 2004
No Score Yet El Vampiro de la Abadía Sherlock Holmes 2002
No Score Yet The Case of the White Chapel Vampire Actor 2002
No Score Yet The Royal Scandal Sherlock Holmes 2001
No Score Yet The Sign of Four Sherlock Holmes 2001
No Score Yet The Hound of the Baskervilles Sherlock Holmes 2000
55% Cyberworld Frazzled $5.3M 2000
No Score Yet Jailbait! Al Fisher 2000
No Score Yet In the Doghouse Scott Wagner 1998
40% Breast Men Sheril Kram 1997
84% Hercules Panic 1997
No Score Yet Quicksilver Highway Charlie / Dr. Charles George 1997
No Score Yet Dead Fire Actor 1997
No Score Yet Apollo 11 Gene Kranz 1996
11% Lawnmower Man 2 - Jobe's War (Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace) Jobe 1996
No Score Yet Generation X Tresh 1996
0% National Lampoon's Senior Trip Principal Moss 1995
No Score Yet Kissinger and Nixon Alexander Haig 1995
No Score Yet In Search of Dr. Seuss Actor 1994
No Score Yet The Day My Parents Ran Away Bob Miller 1993
90% The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom McKinney 1993
75% Twenty Bucks Chuck 1993
No Score Yet The Taking of Beverly Hills Officer Ed Kelvin 1991
20% Short Time Ernie Dills 1990
75% Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Big Russ Thompson 1989
0% Speed Zone Alec 1989
No Score Yet Far from Home Charlie Cross 1988
72% The Fourth Protocol Tom MacWhirter 1987
38% Ishtar CIA Agent 1987
No Score Yet Max Headroom - The Original Story Actor 1986
32% Spies Like Us Soldier 1985
10% Supergirl Truck Driver 1984
85% Monty Python's The Meaning of Life Actor 1983
38% The Lords of Discipline Senior 1983

TV

CREDIT
89% The Magicians
2016
Guest
  • 2019
100% The Order
2019
Peter Morton
  • 2019
89% The Librarians
2014-2018
Dulaque
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair
2018
Reverend Kellergan
  • 2018
91% Timeless
2016-2018
Anthony Bruhl
  • 2017
  • 2016
93% Orphan Black
2013-2017
Dr. Aldous Leekie Aldous Leekie
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
88% 12 Monkeys
2015-2018
Dr. Isaac Kirschner
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Olympus
2015
Daedalus
  • 2015
92% The Knick
2014-2015
Dr. J.M. Christiansen
  • 2015
  • 2014
77% Eureka
2006-2012
Voice Jim Taggart Taggert Taggart
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2007
  • 2006
88% Supernatural
2005
Pestilence
  • 2010
No Score Yet Alice
2009
White Knight
  • 2009
63% Masters of Horror
2005-2007
  • 2005
No Score Yet Steven Spielberg Presents 'Taken'
2002
Dr. Chet Wakeman
  • 2002
No Score Yet Hercules
1998-1999
Voice
  • 1999
  • 1998
No Score Yet Tracey Takes On...
1996-1999
  • 1997
No Score Yet The Outer Limits
1995-2002
  • 1996
No Score Yet Dumb and Dumber
1995-1996
Voice
  • 1996
  • 1995
82% Picket Fences
1992-1996
Teacher
  • 1994
78% The Stand
1994
Trashcan Man
  • 1994
89% Star Trek: The Next Generation
1987-1994
Berlinghoff Rasmussen
  • 1991
No Score Yet Miami Vice
1984-1990
Cliff
  • 1988
92% Max Headroom
1987-1988
Edison Carter/Max Headroom
  • 1988
  • 1987
No Score Yet St. Elsewhere
1982-1988
Sandler
  • 1987
No Score Yet A Town Called Eureka
2006-2012
Jim Taggart
50% Shaky Ground
1993
Bob Moody

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