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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 4 January 1958Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Matt Frewer has been travelling all over North America in recent months filming recurring roles...in Vancouver as Carnage in Netflix's new sci-fi drama Altered Carbon, as Anthony Bruhl in NBC's Timeless, in Montreal, opposite Dennis Quaid, as Paul Rice in Crackle's The Art of More, in Toronto as Doctor Leekie on BBC America's award-winning Orphan Black and in New York as Dr. J. M. Christiansen in Steven Soderbergh's gritty hospital drama The Knick.

Among his many feature film credits are Steven Spielberg's The BFG, Twentieth Century Fox's Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, 50/50 with Seth Rogan and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Foreverland, Frankie and Alice with Halle Barry, and as Moloch in Zack Snyder's The Watchmen. Matt also had the pleasure of appearing in Snyder's 2004 film Dawn of the Dead that is one of the top-grossing zombie films of all time! In South Africa he shot Darfur and in China he lensed the lead in the action/adventure film Wushu Warrior. His other work on the big screen includes memorable roles like Big Russ Thompson, Rick Moranis' neighbour in Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, and the nefarious computer genius in Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace.

He has also performed leading roles in numerous television movies & mini-series' including' Nick Willing's Alice (as the White Knight for which he was nominated for a Gemini Award). He reunited with Willing to play Daedalus in 13 episodes of Olympus. Matt also starred in Delete for Brightlight Pictures, A & E's Bag of Bones with Pierce Brosnan, Hallmark's Battle of the Bulbs and Stephen Spielberg's Taken. He played Gene Kranz in Apollo 11. Matt also starred in four Sherlock Holmes films for Muse Entertainment, CTV and the Odyssey Channel.

In addition to his recent television work, Cable Ace and Gemini award-winning Frewer is also a familiar face on the Emmy nominated DreamWorks/TNT Falling Skies, as a past series regular on Eureka (Sci-Fi), Intelligence (CBC), and Doctor, Doctor (CBS). He has also made guest appearances on many series including Witches of Eastwick, St. Elsewhere, Miami Vice and Star Trek-The Next Generation). Other notable turns include portraying American Ambassador Edwin O Reischauer in the American Playhouse presentation Long Shadow (PBS), playing Alexander Haig in Kissinger and Nixon (TNT), and an evil arsonist in the Stephen King/ABC miniseries The Stand. In fact Matt has done more Stephen King adaptations than any other actor.

In addition to his long list of fine comedy and dramatic roles, Frewer will always be remembered for his groundbreaking work, and his creation of pop-culture icon Max Headroom.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: info@lucastalent.com

Spouse (1)

Amanda Hillwood (10 November 1984 - present) (1 child)

Trivia (9)

Matt was the Quarterback on his high school football team in Canada.
He appeared as Max Headroom in the music video and on the song "Paranoimia" by The Art of Noise.
Trained at the famous Bristol Old Vic Drama School and graduated from the three-year acting course in 1980
His father was a hockey player who also served in the Army for 36 years.
Along with Amanda Pays and William Morgan Sheppard, he is one of only three actors to appear in both Max Headroom (1985) and Max Headroom (1987).
Appeared as an "elderly" version of Max Headroom in a PSA about the changeover from analog to digital TV for British television.
He has played the same character (Max Headroom) in four different series: The Max Headroom Show (1985), Max Headroom (1987), The Original Max Talking Headroom Show (1987) and Sesame Street (1969).
Has appeared in six films/mini-series based on the works of Stephen King (The Stand, Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace, Quicksilver Highway, Riding the Bullet, Desperation and Bag of Bones) - more than any other actor.
Reprised his role of Max Headroom in the 2015 movie Pixels (Voice only).

Personal Quotes (1)

I never wanted to be an actor as a kid. I wanted to play hockey, like every other kid in Canada. I had a pretty good shot at it until I was 15 and badly injured myself. Then, I was lined up to do this honors degree course in biology, of all things, for no better reason than I got high marks in it. I decided I didn't want to be removing worms' hearts for the rest of my life in Northern Ontario. I thought I would try acting. So, I went to England to study drama. I got Shakespeared out. I was sick of "thee" and "thou." You spend so much time talking like that you develop a lisp.

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