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Matthew Lillard



Making a career out of playing either sociopaths or the hyperkinetically weird, Matthew Lillard has established himself as one of the more promising, to say nothing of idiosyncratic, actors of his generation. Originally hailing from Lansing, MI, where he was born on January 24, 1970, Lillard was raised in California. His first break came in the form of Ghoulies 3: Ghoulies Go to College (1993), in which he was credited as Matthew Lynn. More auspicious work followed in John Waters' lovably warped Serial Mom (1994), which cast Lillard as the gore-obsessed son of the decidedly unhinged Kathleen Turner. The role was one of the first in which Lillard played the type of superficially normal yet profoundly wacked-out character that was to become his trademark. It was followed by a minor role in the Drew Barrymore/Chris O'Donnell doomed love vehicle Mad Love (directed by Antonia Bird in 1995) and a cyberpunk turn in Hackers (also 1995). Next up was the film that would make him famous, Wes Craven's Scream (1996). The film, in addition to simultaneously parodying and reviving the teen horror genre, helped to enhance the careers of more than a few of its actors, including David Arquette, Courtney Cox, Neve Campbell, and Skeet Ulrich.

Lillard's next project of any acclaim (following such disappointments as Dish Dogs, The Curve, and Senseless, all made in 1998) was Robert Towne's Without Limits (1998), the critically lauded, if little-seen, story of the life of runner Steve Prefontaine (played by Billy Crudup, with Donald Sutherland as his coach). Lillard's subsequent film, SLC Punk! (1999), met with similarly good reviews, with praise being singled out for both Lillard's performance and that of his co-star, Michael Goorjian. The film told the story of two punks growing up in staid Salt Lake City during the Reagan years, and contained the type of small-budget charm lacking in Lillard's next two projects, Wing Commander and She's All That. Both films featured Lillard co-starring with Freddie Prinze Jr., as well as a score of bad reviews. However, while the former also succumbed to dismal box-office performance, the latter met with widespread success, virtually guaranteeing future work for Lillard and his young co-stars. Following the release of such efforts as Summer Catch and 13 Ghosts (both 2001), Lillard would take on the role of the fragile-nerved Shaggy in the live-action adaptation of the enduring cartoon Scooby-Doo in 2002. He appeared in The Baker and The Escapsit in 2008, and in 2011 he was cast in the well-reviewed made-for-cable series Homeland. That same year he appeared in the period pot comedy Your Highness.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet LEGO Scooby-Doo! : Le fantôme d'Hollywood
  • Shaggy
2016
No Score Yet Scooby-Doo ! et la malédiction du pilote fantôme
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet Lego Scooby-Doo!: Haunted Hollywood
  • Shaggy
2016
74% Match
  • Mike
2015
No Score Yet Scooby-Doo! and Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery
  • Shaggy Rogers
2015
No Score Yet Scooby Doo! Moon Monster Madness
  • Shaggy Rogers
2015
No Score Yet Under Wraps
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Scooby-doo! Wrestlemania Mystery
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Axel: The Biggest Little Hero
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet From The Head
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Return To Nim's Island
  • Jack
2013
No Score Yet Scooby-doo! Stage Fright
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Scooby-Doo! Adventures: The Mystery Map
  • Shaggy
2013
No Score Yet The Naughty List
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Abominable Christmas
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Deep Dark Canyon
  • Jack Cavanaugh
2012
83% Fat Kid Rules the World
  • Director
  • Psychologist
  • Producer
2012
51% Trouble with the Curve
  • Phillip Sanderson
2012
No Score Yet Home Run Showdown
  • Joey DeLuca
2012
No Score Yet Big Top Scooby-Doo!
  • Shaggy
2012
No Score Yet Dear Dracula
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Scooby-Doo! Music of the Vampire
  • Shaggy Rogers
2012
No Score Yet Scooby-Doo! Mask of the Blue Falcon
  • Shaggy Rogers
2012
89% The Descendants
  • Brian Speer
2011
7% All's Faire in Love
  • Rusty Crockett
2011
No Score Yet The Pool Boys
  • Roger
2011
No Score Yet Spooner
  • Producer
  • Herman Spooner
2011
No Score Yet Scooby-Doo!: Legend of the Phantosaur
  • Shaggy Rogers
2011
No Score Yet Scooby Doo! Camp Scare
  • Shaggy
2010
No Score Yet Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo
  • Shaggy
2010
No Score Yet Endless Bummer
  • Mooney
2009
No Score Yet Extreme Movie
  • Himself
2008
15% What Love Is
  • Sal
2008
No Score Yet Karas: The Revelation
  • Eko
2007
No Score Yet One of Our Own
  • Producer
  • Bob
2007
4% In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale
  • Duke Fallow
2006
52% The Groomsmen
  • Dez
2006
No Score Yet Karas: The Prophecy
  • Eko (US)
2006
50% Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas
  • Spaceman
2006
25% Wicker Park
  • Luke
2004
14% Without a Paddle
  • Jerry Conlaine
2004
21% Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
  • Shaggy
2004
17% The Perfect Score
  • Larry
2004
57% Looney Tunes: Back in Action
  • Himself
2003
90% It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie
  • Luke Frommage
2002
30% Scooby-Doo
  • Shaggy
2002
14% Thirteen Ghosts (13 Ghosts)
  • Dennis Rafkin
2001
8% Summer Catch
  • Billy Brubaker
2001
60% Finder's Fee
  • Fishman
2001
No Score Yet Triangle Square
  • Snake Eater
2001
No Score Yet Dish Dogs
  • Jason
2000
50% Love's Labour's Lost
  • Longaville
2000
No Score Yet Animal Room
  • Doug Van Housen
1999
10% Wing Commander
  • Todd `Maniac' Marshall
1999
38% She's All That
  • Brock
1999
No Score Yet Spanish Judges
  • Jack
  • Producer
1999
79% Without Limits
  • Devine
1998
63% SLC Punk
  • Stevo
1998
6% Senseless
  • Tim LaFlour
1998
0% Dead Man's Curve
  • Tim
1998
20% Telling You
  • Adam Ginesberg
1998
No Score Yet Tarantella
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet The Devil's Child
  • Actor
1997
79% Scream
  • Stuart
1996
88% If These Walls Could Talk
  • Young Man
1996
No Score Yet Tarantella
  • Matt
1995
32% Hackers
  • Cereal
1995
28% Mad Love
  • Eric
1995
60% Serial Mom
  • Chip
1994
No Score Yet Animal Room
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet Ghoulies 3: Ghoulies Go to College
  • Stork
1991
No Score Yet Parental Guidance Suggested
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
88% The Bridge (FX)
2013-2014
  • Daniel Frye
No Score Yet House
2004-2012
  • Jack
No Score Yet Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated
  • Actor
28% State of Affairs
2014-2015
  • Actor
23% Gary Unmarried
2008-2010
  • Taylor
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
  • Voice
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
  • David Roy Turner
97% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Rowby Rowby Canton
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Chet

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