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Also Known As: Matt Lynn, Matthew Lynn, Matthew Lynn Lillard, Matt Lillard Died:
Born: January 24, 1970 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Lansing, Michigan, USA Profession: actor, producer

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Tall and gangly, with an infectious energy that added spark to all of his work, actor Matthew Lillard had his breakthrough role as the creepy Stuart in "Scream" (1996). While his film debut came with a job as an extra in the forgettable 1991 sequel "Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go to College", more significant was his first featured film acting role, as the teenaged son of the title maniac in John Waters' "Serial Mom" (1994). Frequently cast as weirdoes, undoubtedly due to his frantic physical edginess, Lillard previously portrayed off-balanced computer genius Cereal Killer in "Hackers" (1995). That same year, he appeared in the interactive film "Ride For Your Life", the popular feature "Mad Love" and co-starred as Mira Sorvino's grad student boyfriend in the independent drama "Tarantella".

Tall and gangly, with an infectious energy that added spark to all of his work, actor Matthew Lillard had his breakthrough role as the creepy Stuart in "Scream" (1996). While his film debut came with a job as an extra in the forgettable 1991 sequel "Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go to College", more significant was his first featured film acting role, as the teenaged son of the title maniac in John Waters' "Serial Mom" (1994). Frequently cast as weirdoes, undoubtedly due to his frantic physical edginess, Lillard previously portrayed off-balanced computer genius Cereal Killer in "Hackers" (1995). That same year, he appeared in the interactive film "Ride For Your Life", the popular feature "Mad Love" and co-starred as Mira Sorvino's grad student boyfriend in the independent drama "Tarantella".

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Match (2014)
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 Scooby-Doo! Mecha Mutt Menace (2013) Shaggyá
7.
 Scooby-Doo! Stage Fright (2013) Shaggy
8.
 One Heart (2013)
10.
 Big Top Scooby-Doo! (2012) Shaggy
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Milestones close milestones

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Moved frequently as a child until family finally settled in Tustin, CA
1989:
Hosted the Nickelodeon series "SK8 TV"
1991:
Was an extra in "Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go to College"; billed as Matt Lynn
1991:
Formed Mean Streets Ensemble, a theatre company; failed after one year; acted in the play "Tracers"
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Helped form The Summoners, a NYC theatre company
1994:
TV-movie debut in the syndicated "Vanishing Son IV"
1994:
Played son of Kathleen Turner and Sam Waterson in John Waters' "Serial Mom"
1995:
Had supporting roles in "Ride for Your Life," "Mad Love" and "Tarantella"
1995:
Was featured in the ensemble of "Hackers"
1996:
Portrayed right-to-lifer who snaps and goes on a shooting spree in Cher's directorial debut, the "1996" segment of "If These Walls Could Talk" (HBO)
1996:
Had breakthrough screen role in "Scream"
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Associated with Blue Sphere Alliance theatre group
1997:
Appeared in ABC TV-movie "The Devil's Child", starring Kim Delaney
1998:
Featured in the films "Senseless", "Without Limits", "The Curve" and "Dish Dogs"
1999:
Had a memorable featured role as obnoxious "Real World" reject Brock in the teen comedy "She's All That" starring Freddie Prinze Jr
1999:
Reteamed with Prinze in the actioner "Wing Commander"
1999:
Starred as Stevo, a smart and likeable punk rock kid in the mid-1980s set "SLC Punk"
2000:
Starred with Kenneth Branagh, Nathan Lane and Alicia Silverstone in Branagh's 1930s musical adaptation of Shakespeare's comedy "Love's Labour's Lost"
2000:
Made London stage acting debut in "bash, latter day plays" by Neil LaBute
2001:
Co-starred in the festival-screened "Finder's Fee"
2001:
Played a neurotic psychic in the thriller "13 Ghosts"
2002:
Played Shaggy in summer blockbuster "Scooby-Doo" alongside Sarah Michelle Gellar, Linda Cardellini and Freddi Prinze Jr.
2004:
Revised the role of Shaggy for "Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed" also starring Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar
2004:
Co-starred with Dax Shepard and Seth Green in the comedy "Without a Paddle"
2004:
Cast opposite Josh Hartnett, Rose Byrne and Diane Kruger in "Wicker Park"
2006:
Cast opposite Burt Reynolds in Uwe Boll's "Dungeon Siege"
2007:
Co-starred in the romantic comedy "What Love Is"
2009:
Starred in the comedy feature "Spooner"
2011:
Cast opposite George Clooney in Alexander Payne's "The Descendants"
2012:
Acted opposite Clint Eastwood in baseball drama "Trouble with the Curve"
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Education

Foothills High School: Tustin , California -
American Academy of Dramatic Arts: Pasadena , California -
Circle in the Square Professional Theater School: New York , New York -

Notes

"People hire me because of what I bring into a room. I have a relatively free approach to acting. I'm not saying, 'Oh my God, I'm such a free artist.' But if I'm on film, and I'm making some bug-eyed expression or some goofy smile, I never think about it. I'm not up there going 'I have to smile like THIS.' You'll never see me in front of a mirror practicing my sinister looks." --Lillard on his distinctive physical performances, quoted in Time Out New York, April 29-May 1, 1999

On his role in "SLC Punk", Lillard told Eileen Glanton of the Associated Press: "I got to carry a film for the first time, to be funny, to kiss a beautiful girl. It was the whole arc, from boy to man." --From "Five Questions With Matthew Lillard", April 28, 1999

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Christine Taylor. Actor. Dated c. 1991.
companion:
Neve Campbell. Actor. Worked together on "Scream" (1996); no longer together.
wife:
Heather. Married in 2000, mother of their child.

Family close complete family listing

sister:
Amy Lillard. Publicist. Younger.
daughter:
Addison Grace Lillard. Born June 13, 2002.
daughter:
Macey Lyn Lillard. Born October 19, 2004.

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