Matthew Broderick

Matthew Broderick

Highest Rated: 100% Too Soon: Comedy After 9/11 (2021)

Lowest Rated: 6% Deck the Halls (2006)

Birthday: Mar 21, 1962

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

A longtime star of both the stage and screen, Matthew Broderick remained most iconic for his title role as a charismatic high schooler in the classic comedy "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (1986). Born in New York City in 1965 to playwright Patricia Broderick and actor James Broderick, Broderick began studying acting at HB Studio, appearing in plays alongside his father. Impressing the directors and writers of the theater community with his performances, Broderick was soon appearing off-Broadway with Harvey Fierstein in a 1982 production of "Torch Song Trilogy." He made his Broadway debut the following year in Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs," the same year he also made his film debut in "Max Dugan Returns" (1983) and "WarGames" (1983), capping off the year with a Tony award for Best Featured Actor in a Play. He returned to Broadway to star in Simon's "Biloxi Blues" (1985) before landing the role of Ferris Bueller, which instantly took him from moderate fame to movie-star status. Then in 1987, Broderick was vacationing in Northern Ireland when he accidentally veered into the wrong lane, hitting another car in a massive head-on collision. Both the driver and passenger in the other car were killed instantly, and Broderick suffered a concussion, a fractured leg, fractured ribs, and a collapsed lung. Broderick was unable to remember the crash or the circumstances surrounding it, and was fined $175 for careless driving. It would take the better part of the year for him to recover, but he made a strong creative return, starring in the film adaptation of "Biloxi Blues" (1988) and co-starring with Denzel Washington in the acclaimed Civil War drama "Glory" (1989). Being so strongly tied to the Ferris Bueller, a character iconic to the 1980s, at first made it challenging for Broderick to find his footing as an actor in the first half of the 1990s, and films like "Out on a Limb" (1992) and "The Night We Never Met" (1993) failed to make an impact. But by 1994, Broderick was hitting his stride once again, providing the voice of Simba in the monumental Disney hit "The Lion King" (1994). He returned to Broadway the next year to star in "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying' (1997) alongside fellow stage-to-screen actor Sarah Jessica Parker, whom he married two years later. Broderick won a Tony for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance, and he would continue to oscillate between Hollywood and the New York stage, memorably appearing in "The Cable Guy' (1996) and the black comedy "Election" (1999), as well as starring on Broadway in "Night Must Fall" and "Taller Than a Dwarf." In 2001, Broderick starred with Nathan Lane in a smash hit Broadway musical adaptation of the classic Mel Brooks comedy film "The Producers" (1967). The show was such a sensation that Broderick and Lane starred in a big screen adaptation in 2005. He would go on to appear in films like "Margaret" (2011) and "Manchester by the Sea" (2016) as well as plays such as "It's Only a Play" and "Sylvia," and even took on recurring TV roles on "The Conners" (ABC, 2018-) and "Better Things" (FX, 2016-).

Highest rated movies

Manchester by the Sea
You Can Count on Me
The Freshman
Glory WarGames Election To Dust Ferris Bueller's Day Off




100% No Score Yet Too Soon: Comedy After 9/11 Self - 2021
10% 50% Lazy Susan Doug (Character) - 2020
34% 44% Wonder Park Dad (Voice) $45.2M 2019
33% 45% Look Away Murray (Character) - 2019
89% 72% To Dust Albert (Character) $179.6K 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Journey Home to the USS Arizona Narrator - 2017
43% 31% A Christmas Story Live! Unknown (Character) - 2017
96% 78% Manchester by the Sea Rodney (Character) $47.7M 2016
55% 33% Rules Don't Apply Levar Mathis (Character) $3.6M 2016
30% 22% Dirty Weekend Les Moore (Character) - 2015
79% 80% The American Side Borden Chase (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Skum Rocks! Unknown (Character) - 2013
68% 48% Tower Heist Mr. Fitzhugh (Character) $78.0M 2011
74% 49% Margaret Andrew (Character) $46.5K 2011
42% 33% Wonderful World Ben Singer (Character) $8.6K 2009
57% 44% The Tale of Despereaux Despereaux (Voice) - 2008
35% 37% Diminished Capacity Cooper (Character) $21.3K 2008
40% 28% Finding Amanda Taylor Mendon (Character) $56.4K 2008
50% 44% Then She Found Me Ben (Character) $3.7M 2007
49% 53% Bee Movie Adam Flayman (Voice) $126.6M 2007
6% 30% Deck the Halls Steve Finch (Character) $35.1M 2006
51% 55% Strangers With Candy Dr. Roger Beekman (Character) $2.1M 2005
51% 63% The Producers Leo Bloom (Character) $19.4M 2005
78% 62% The Lion King 1 1/2 Simba (Voice) - 2004
No Score Yet 26% Marie and Bruce Bruce (Character) - 2004
62% 32% The Last Shot Steven Schats (Character) $463.7K 2004
26% 30% The Stepford Wives Walter Kresby (Character) $59.5M 2004
40% 59% The Music Man Professor Harold Hill (Character) - 2003
44% 40% Good Boy! Hubble (Voice) $37.6M 2003
No Score Yet 70% Recording The Producers: A Musical Romp with Mel Brooks Unknown (Character) - 2001
95% 88% You Can Count on Me Brian (Character) $9.2M 2000
20% 18% Inspector Gadget Officer John Brown/Inspector Gadget/Robo Gadget (Character) $97.4M 1999
92% 79% Election James T. 'Jim' McAllister (Character) $14.9M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walking to the Waterline Michael Woods (Character) - 1998
62% 61% The Lion King II: Simba's Pride Simba (Voice) - 1998
15% 28% Godzilla Dr. Niko Tatopoulos (Character) $136.1M 1998
55% 50% Addicted to Love Sam (Character) $34.7M 1997
54% 51% The Cable Guy Steven M. Kovacs (Character) $60.2M 1996
62% 34% Infinity Richard Feynman (Character),
$145.7K 1996
41% 44% The Road to Wellville William Lightbody (Character) $6.5M 1994
75% 61% Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle Charles MacArthur (Character) $2.1M 1994
93% 93% The Lion King Adult Simba the Lion (Voice) $422.8M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Life in the Theatre John (Character) - 1993
56% 36% The Night We Never Met Sam Lester (Character) $1.4M 1993
50% 74% The Thief and the Cobbler Tack (Voice) $635.4K 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Welcome to Buzzsaw Bill Campbell (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 47% Out on a Limb Bill Campbell (Character) $1.6M 1992
94% 61% The Freshman Clark Kellogg/Narrator (Character) $20.7M 1990
38% 28% Family Business Adam (Character) $11.1M 1989
93% 93% Glory Col. Robert Gould Shaw (Character) $25.5M 1989
78% 62% Biloxi Blues Wilson (Character) $41.9M 1988
74% 91% Torch Song Trilogy Alan Simon (Character) $4.9M 1988
75% 56% Project X Jimmy Garrett (Character) $16.0M 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet On Valentine's Day Brother (Character) - 1986
81% 92% Ferris Bueller's Day Off Ferris Bueller (Character) $69.0M 1986
68% 74% Ladyhawke Phillipe Gaston, the Mouse (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Master Harold and the Boys Unknown (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 29% 1918 Brother (Character) - 1984
71% 68% Max Dugan Returns Michael McPhee (Character) - 1983
93% 76% WarGames David Lightman (Character) - 1983


70% 66% Daybreak Principal Michael Burr (Character) 2019
No Score Yet 88% Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Guest 2019
No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Guest 2019
100% 87% At Home With Amy Sedaris Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2019
No Score Yet 54% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2014 2019
93% 41% The Conners Peter (Guest Star) 2018-2019
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2015 2018
No Score Yet 28% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2016-2017
No Score Yet 39% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2014-2015 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Theater Talk Guest 2017
No Score Yet 41% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2011-2012 2015-2016
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2016
100% 93% Adventure Time Dream Warrior (Guest Voice) 2012 2016
No Score Yet 8% The View Guest 2014-2015
93% 95% Louie Man (Guest Star) 2010 2015
No Score Yet 75% Late Show With David Letterman Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Meredith Vieira Show Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2014
85% 88% Modern Family Dave (Guest Star) 2012
78% 93% 30 Rock Cooter Burger (Guest Star) 2008 2012
No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2009-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Host 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Joy Behar Show Guest 2011
No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest 2008-2009 2011
33% 100% The Marriage Ref Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 100% Who Do You Think You Are? Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainers: With Byron Allen Guest 2008-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet ES.TV Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien Guest 2010
No Score Yet 100% Cyberchase Unknown (Guest Voice) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Guest 2007-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Conan O'Brien Guest 2008
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2004
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Host 1988 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Guest 1996
93% 93% Frasier Mark (Guest Voice) 1995