Freddie Prinze, Jr.
Freddie Prinze, Jr.
Prinze at the Tribeca Film Festival, April 29, 2007
Freddie James Prinze, Jr.
March 8, 1976
|Occupation||Actor, television director and producer|
Sarah Michelle Gellar (m. 2002)
|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. He was raised Roman Catholic.
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).
Career[change | change source]
Television and fiim[change | change source]
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. In 2010, Prinze guest starred on Psych as Dennis, a grade school friend of Shawn Spencer and Burton Guster.
Filmography[change | change source]
Film[change | change source]
|1996||To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday||Joey Bost|
|1996||Scream||Stuart "Stu" Macher|
|1997||The House of Yes||Anthony Pascal|
|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|
|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|
|2011||Scream 4||Guy at Stab-A-Thon||uncredited|
|2012||Mass Effect: Paragon Lost||Lieutenant James Vega|
Television[change | change source]
|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|
|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|
|2004–06||Boston Legal||Donny Crane||3 episodes|
|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"|
|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|
Video games[change | change source]
|2012–13||Mass Effect 3||Lieutenant James Vega|
|2014–15||Dragon Age: Inquisition||Iron Bull|
|2015||Disney Infinity 3.0||Kanan Jarrus|
References[change | change source]
- "Freddie, Jr. Prinze Biography (1976-)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2010-03-18.
- 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.
- "Spark of Rebellion". Star Wars Rebels. Disney Channel. October 3, 2014. Event occurs at 43:07.
- Avalanche Software. Disney Infinity 3.0. Scene: Closing credits, 5:39 in, Featuring the Voice Talents of.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Freddie Prinze, Jr. at Wikimedia Commons