Freddie Prinze, Jr.

American actor

Freddie James Prinze, Jr. (/ˈprɪnz/; born March 8, 1976),[1] is an American actor, filmmaker and television producer and director.

Freddie Prinze, Jr.
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Prinze at the Tribeca Film Festival, April 29, 2007
Born
Freddie James Prinze, Jr.

(1976-03-08) March 8, 1976 (age 45)
NationalityAmerican
OccupationActor, television director and producer
Years active1995–present
Spouse(s)
Children2
Parent(s)Freddie James Prinze, Sr.
Kathy Elaine Barber

Prinze, Jr. was born in Los Angeles, California. His father is of German and Puerto Rican descent and His mother is of Austrian, English, German, Irish, Scottish and Swiss descent.[1] He was raised Roman Catholic.[2]

He is known for his roles in Scream (1996), I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) and its sequel, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998), as well as She's All That (1999), Summer Catch (2001), Scooby-Doo (2002), Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004), and Delgo (2008). Prinze has also had acting roles in television shows, including Friends (2002), Freddie (2005–06) and 24 (2010).

Prinze is married to actress Sarah Michelle Gellar. They have two children. Prinze, Jr. now works for WWE as a producer and director.

CareerEdit

Television and fiimEdit

Prinze was cast in a guest role on the ABC TV series Family Matters in 1995. He then appeared in a few programs and made-for-TV movies, before making his motion picture debut in To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday in 1996. In subsequent years, Prinze experienced success with appearances in youth-oriented movies. Scream (1996), I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) and its sequel, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998), made him well-known among teenage audiences. In his first leading role, the romantic comedy She's All That (1999), he was very successful at the box office. The film grossed $63 million in the United States.

Subsequently, he had leading roles in Wing Commander (1999), Down to You (2000), Boys and Girls (2000), Head over Heels (2001) and Summer Catch (2001), most of which were generally disliked by critics and had moderate box office success.


Freddie Prinze Jr. at the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con In 2002, he played Fred Jones in the live-action film version of the popular cartoon, Scooby-Doo, and reprised the role in the 2004 sequel, Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, both alongside his wife Sarah Michelle Gellar and his friend Matthew Lillard. He guest starred on the popular NBC show, Friends, as a sensitive male nanny named Sandy on the series' 200th episode. He also appeared as Donny Crane, a character believed to be Denny Crane's son in the ABC legal drama-comedy Boston Legal. Prinze starred in his own television sitcom, titled Freddie. The sitcom is said to depict some actual events from his life, and lasted one season before being canceled in May 2006. He guest starred on George Lopez for a crossover with Freddie. In 2004, Prinze accepted a special award from TV Land on behalf of his late father. He thanked his father's former co-star, Della Reese, for her continued advice and support. In 2006, he lent his voice to the character of Pi in the computer-animated film Shark Bait. Also in 2007, he lent his voice to the character of Rick in Happily N'Ever After along with his wife Gellar, Wallace Shawn, Andy Dick, George Carlin, and Sigourney Weaver. In 2008, he auditioned for Jigsaw in Punisher: War Zone, but was not given the part at the decision of Lionsgate Studios. He later voice titular character in animation movie Delgo.[12] In 2010, Prinze guest starred on Psych as Dennis, a grade school friend of Shawn Spencer and Burton Guster.

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1996 To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday Joey Bost
1996 Scream Stuart "Stu" Macher
1997 The House of Yes Anthony Pascal
1997 Sparkler Brad
1997 Scream 2 Guy at Party uncredited
1997 I Know What You Did Last Summer Ray Bronson
1998 I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
1999 She's All That Zachary "Zack" Siler
1999 Wing Commander Lt. Christopher Blair
2000 Down to You Alfred "Al" Connelly
2000 Boys and Girls Ryan Walker
2001 Head Over Heels Jim Winston/Bob Smoot
2001 Summer Catch Ryan Dunne
2002 Scooby-Doo Fred Jones
2004 Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
2005 Shooting Gallery Jericho Hudson Also producer
2006 Shark Bait Pisces "Pi" Voice
2006 Happily N'Ever After Rick
2007 Brooklyn Rules Michael Turner
2007 New York City Serenade Owen
2008 Jack and Jill vs. the World Jack
2008 Delgo Delgo Voice
2011 Scream 4 Guy at Stab-A-Thon uncredited
2012 Mass Effect: Paragon Lost Lieutenant James Vega

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1995 Family Matters Tough Guy Episode: "The Gun"
1996 ABC Afterschool Special Jeff Episode: "Too Soon for Jeff"
1997 Detention: The Siege at Johnson High Aaron Sullivan Movie
1998 Vig Tony Movie
2000 Brak Presents the Brak Show Starring Brak Himself Television Special
2002 Frasier Mike (voice) Episode: "Juvenilia"
2002 Friends Sandy Episode: "The One with the Male Nanny"
2003 Kim Possible: A Sitch In Time Future Jim / Future Tim (voices) Movie
2006 George Lopez Freddie Moreno Episode: "George Gets Cross Over Freddie"
2005–06 Freddie Freddie Moreno Also producer and writer
22 episodes
2004–06 Boston Legal Donny Crane 3 episodes
2007 Atlanta Eric Movie
2008–09 WWE Raw Himself / Host 2 episodes; also writer
2009 No Heroics Bradley / Ultimatium Movie
2010 24 Cole Ortiz 24 episodes
2010 Psych Dennis Episode: "Not Even Close, Encounters"
2012 Happy Valley Noah Movie
2005; 2011–18 Robot Chicken Fred Jones / Various (voices) 5 episodes
2013 Witches of East End Leo Wingate 2 episodes
2013–14 Bones Danny Beck 2 episodes
2014–18 Star Wars Rebels Kanan Jarrus (voice) 68 episodes and TV movie[3]
2016 First Impressions Himself

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Role
2012–13 Mass Effect 3 Lieutenant James Vega
2014–15 Dragon Age: Inquisition Iron Bull
2015 Disney Infinity 3.0[4] Kanan Jarrus

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Freddie, Jr. Prinze Biography (1976-)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2010-03-18.
  2. Associated, Press (February 10, 2009). "Prinze brings his family values to 'Freddie'". Early Today. Archived from the original on September 22, 2012. Retrieved April 29, 2010.
  3. "Spark of Rebellion". Star Wars Rebels. Disney Channel. October 3, 2014. Event occurs at 43:07.
  4. Avalanche Software. Disney Infinity 3.0. Scene: Closing credits, 5:39 in, Featuring the Voice Talents of.

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