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Matt Frewer

Highest Rated:   94% 50/50 (2011)
Lowest Rated:   0% Going the Distance (2004)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
75% The BFG
  • General #2
$55.5M 2016
No Score Yet Love in Paradise
  • Dr. Frank
2016
17% 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
94% 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
65% 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
27% Riding the Bullet
  • Mr. Clarkson
$0.2M 2004
No Score Yet Geraldine's Fortune
  • Actor
2004
0% Going the Distance
  • Farmer Joseph
2004
49% 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
83% 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
89% The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom
  • McKinney
1993
75% Twenty Bucks
  • Chuck
1993
No Score Yet Asalto a 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
71% The Fourth Protocol
  • Tom MacWhirter
1987
30% Ishtar
  • CIA Agent
1987
No Score Yet Max Headroom - The Original Story
  • Actor
1986
35% Spies Like Us
  • Soldier
1985
7% Supergirl
  • Truck Driver
1984
90% Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
  • Actor
1983
38% The Lords of Discipline
  • Senior
1983

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
84% Timeless
2016
  • Anthony Bruhl
  • 2017
  • 2016
86% The Librarians
2014
  • Dulaque
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
74% 12 Monkeys
2015
  • Dr. Isaac Kirschner
  • 2016
No Score Yet Olympus
2015
  • Daedalus
  • 2015
91% The Knick
2014-2015
  • Dr. J.M. Christiansen
  • 2015
  • 2014
92% Orphan Black
2013
  • Dr. Aldous Leekie Aldous Leekie
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Eureka
2006-2012
  • Jim Taggart Taggert Taggart
  • Voice
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2007
  • 2006
92% Supernatural
2005
  • Pestilence
  • 2010
No Score Yet Alice
2009
  • White Knight
  • 2009
No Score Yet Star Trek: The Next Generation
1987-1994
  • Berlinghoff Rasmussen
  • 1991
No Score Yet A Town Called Eureka
2006-2012
  • Jim Taggart

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