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Also Known As: Died:
Born: May 7, 1974 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA Profession: actor, voice actor

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A ubiquitous "offbeat" supporting player in teen comedies like "Clueless" (1995) and "Roadtrip" (2000) and a frequent collaborator with best friend Seth Green, Breckin Meyer outgrew his "slacker sidekick" persona and eventually found lasting success on television. Meyer starred in several short-lived sitcoms but fared better with his recurring voice role on "King of the Hill" (Fox, 1997-2009) and his many comic characterizations on the Green's "Robot Chicken" (Cartoon Network, 2005), for which he was also nominated for an Emmy Award for his writing. While the quick wit occasionally appeared on the big screen in comedies like Disney's "Herbie: Fully Loaded" (2005), the former go-to teen burnout was wise to leave that persona behind and instead channel his offbeat sensibility into a respected career as a writer and actor.

A ubiquitous "offbeat" supporting player in teen comedies like "Clueless" (1995) and "Roadtrip" (2000) and a frequent collaborator with best friend Seth Green, Breckin Meyer outgrew his "slacker sidekick" persona and eventually found lasting success on television. Meyer starred in several short-lived sitcoms but fared better with his recurring voice role on "King of the Hill" (Fox, 1997-2009) and his many comic characterizations on the Green's "Robot Chicken" (Cartoon Network, 2005), for which he was also nominated for an Emmy Award for his writing. While the quick wit occasionally appeared on the big screen in comedies like Disney's "Herbie: Fully Loaded" (2005), the former go-to teen burnout was wise to leave that persona behind and instead channel his offbeat sensibility into a respected career as a writer and actor.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Kingdom Come (2012)
3.
 Maiden Heist (2009)
4.
5.
 Blue State (2007)
6.
 Caffeine (2007)
8.
 Rebound (2005) Cast
9.
 Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005) Cast
10.
 Garfield (2004) Jon
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Milestones close milestones

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Moved with family to Los Angeles at age two
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Began career appearing in TV commercials
1988:
Early TV credit, a guest appearance on "The Wonder Years" (ABC)
1989:
Had recurring role as Lynn Redgrave's nephew on the ABC sitcom "Chicken Soup"
1991:
Feature acting debut "Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare"
1992:
Played recurring role of Chas Walker, an actor playing the son of Jackie Thomas (Tom Arnold) on "The Jackie Thomas Show" (ABC)
1995:
Breakthrough screen role as the skateboarding stoner in "Clueless"
1995:
Had regular role of Mike Solomon on the NBC sitcom "Home Court"
1997:
Cast opposite Skeet Ulrich and Tom Arnold in "Touch"
1997:
Appeared as the best friend of Olympic hopeful Steve "Prefontaine"
1998:
Co-starred in the ensemble drama "Dancer, Texas Pop. 81"
1998:
Cast as a sexy busboy married to the coat check girl (Salma Hayek) in "54"
2000:
Appeared in the teen comedy "Road Trip"
2000:
Voiced Joseph Gribble in the FOX animated series, "King of the Hill"
2001:
Featured as a straight-laced lawyer in "Rat Race"
2001:
Played the lead role in the short-lived NBC sitcom "Inside Schwartz"
2001:
Co-starred as Meg Ryan's brother in "Kate & Leopold"
2003:
Starred in the short lived ABC series "Married to the Kellys"
2004:
Starred as Jon, Garfield's owner in the comedy "Garfield: The Movie"
2005:
Cast opposite Lindsay Lohan in the Disney feature "Herbie: Fully Loaded"
2005:
Voiced several characters in the animated series, "Robot Chicken" on the Cartoon Network; earned an Emmy nomination for writing the episode "Robot Chicken: Star Wars"
2006:
Reprised role as Garfield's owner in the seguel, "Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties"
2009:
Played Matthew McConaughey's brother in the romantic comedy "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past"
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Education

Beverly Hills High School: Beverly Hills , California -

Notes

Meyer was accepted at California State University, Northridge but did not attend because of his career.

"For awhile, I got stupid about only wanting a leading-amn role, but I have no illusions. I know I'm not Brad Pitt. It's just I hate reading the description 'offbeat' about a character in a script, because I, along with Seth Green, Jamie Kennedy and a few others, have cornered the market on 'offbeat'." --Breckin Meyer quoted in Movieline, August 1998.

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wife:
Deborah Kaplan. Screenwriter, director. Born in 1971; met in 1994; worked together on "Can't Hardly Wait" (1998); married in October 2001.

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father:
Chris Meyer. Mangement consultant. Divorced from Meyer's mother.
mother:
Dorothy Meyer. Travel agent, former microbiologist. Divorced from Meyer's father.

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