Matt Frewer Bio, Age, Family,Movies, Orphan Black and Net Worth

Matt Frewer Biography

Matt Frewer is a Canadian-American actor, singer, voice artist, and comedian who is best known for his groundbreaking portrayal of the Max Headroom pop-culture icon.
He has appeared in many notable films in his three-and-a-half-decade career, including’ Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb,” Honey I Shrunk the Kids,’ and’ The BFG’ by Steven Spielberg. He was born in Washington, D.C., because at that time his father, who was an officer of the Canadian Navy, was stationed there. Frewer’s first love was hockey, but a serious injury at the age of 15 forced him to give up his hopes of becoming a sportsman. He then traveled to England to receive comprehensive training in acting at’ Bristol Old Vic Theater School.’ He appeared in numerous stage plays, movies, and television shows while in England.
He then started working in the U.S. and Canada entertainment industries. Frewer became very famous for his voice acting in the animation industry and went on to work in movies like’ Aladdin’ and’ Hercules.’ He was also Sid the Squid’s voice in’ Batman: The Animated Series.’ Matt is a committed environmentalist who serves as a spokesperson for the Rainforest Action Network.

Matt Frewer Age

Born in Washington, D.C., Matt Frewer. On January 4, 1958, Royal Canadian Navy Officer Frederick Charlesley Frewer and his wife Gillian Anne. His father was stationed at the U.S. Canadian embassy at the time of his birth. He has an older brother called Frederick Barry Frewer, who also served in the Canadian Navy. Frewer was raised in Victoria, British Columbia, and in Peterborough, Ontario.
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Matt Frewer Wife and Children

On November 10, 1984, he married the English actress Amanda Hillwood. Hillwood is known for her roles on the BBC TV show ‘ A Very Peculiar Practice ‘ and the ITV series ‘ Inspector Morse. ‘ In 1996, the couple welcomed a daughter called Scout Frewer.

Matt Frewer Career

In the 1983 thriller film’ The Lords of Discipline,’ Matt Frewer made his acting debut. He appeared in the early 1980s as Max Headroom,’ The World’s first computer-generated television host,’ which was an AI-based character known for his wit and stuttering electronic voice. Max Headroom originally appeared in 1985 in the British television movie ‘ Max Headroom: 20 Minutes into the Future.’ Following its massive popularity, in the same year, the character got his own spinoff music video program’ The Max Headroom Show.’
In 1987, Frewer tried the same role in the US television series ‘ Max Headroom ‘ in addition to a series of television commercials and music videos. He slowly abandoned Max Headroom’s character in favor of roles that did not require computer enhancements.
He has played iconic roles in many feature films such as’ The Fourth Protocol’ (1987),’ Honey I Shrunk the Kids’ (1989),’ Hercules’ (1997),’ Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb’ (2014) and’ The BFG’ (2016) by Steven Spielberg. He appeared in several adaptations of the stories of Stephen King, such as’ The Stand’ (1994),’ Quicksilver Highway’ (1997),’ Riding the Bullet’ (2004),’ Desperation’ (2006) and’ Bag of Bones’ (2011). Frewer has worked in more adaptations of Stephen King than any other actor.
He was also very popular for his voice acting in the animation industry and went on to work in animation films like’ Aladdin’ and’ Hercules.’ Frewer was also the voice of several important characters in animated series such as’ Incredible Hulk’ (1996),’ Iron Man’ (1993) and’ Batman: The Animated Series’ (1993). In the 2015 movie’ Pixels,’ he reprised his role as Max Headroom. He appeared in Netflix shows like’ Altered Carbon’ and’ The Order’ in 2018. In the same year, he played Reverend Kellerman’s role in the miniseries ‘ The Truth about Harry Quebert Affair,’ which is based on a novel of the same name by Swiss author Joel Dicker.

Matt Frewer Movies And Tv Shows


  • The Lords of Discipline (1983) as Senior
  • The Crimson Permanent Assurance (1983, Short film at the beginning of Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life) as Very Big Corporation of America Yuppie
  • Supergirl (1984) as Eddie, Truck Driver
  • Spies Like Us (1985) as Soldier #2
  • The Fourth Protocol (1987) as Tom McWhirter
  • Ishtar (1987) as CIA Agent #3
  • Speed Zone (1989) as Alec Stewart
  • Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989) as Russell ‘Russ’ Thompson, Sr.
  • Far from Home (1989) as Charlie Cox
  • Short Time (1990) as Ernie Dills
  • The Taking of Beverly Hills (1991) as Ed Kelvin
  • Twenty Bucks (1993) as Receding Bingo Winner
  • The Day My Parents Ran Away (1993, TV Movie) as Bob Miller
  • The Stand (1994, TV Mini-Series) as Trashcan Man
  • Return to Two Moon Junction (1995) as Cleo / Leo (uncredited)
  • Driving Mr. Pink (1995, Short) as The Pink Panther (voice)
  • National Lampoon’s Senior Trip (1995) as Principal Todd Moss
  • Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace (1996) as Jobe Smith
  • Generation X (1996, TV Movie) as Russel Tresh
  • Hercules (1997) as Panic (voice)
  • Breast Men (1997, TV Movie) as Gerald Krzemien
  • Heartwood (1998) as Frank Burris (voice, uncredited)
  • 6ix (1999, Short) as Satan / Nathan / Lucy / Mother / Father
  • Cyberworld (2000, Short) as Frazzled (voice)
  • Dawn of the Dead (2004) as Frank
  • A Home at the End of the World (2004) as Ned Glover
  • Going the Distance (2004) as Farmer Joseph
  • Intern Academy (AKA Whitecoats) (2004) as Dr. Anton Keller
  • Geraldine’s Fortune (2004) as Cameron Geary
  • Riding the Bullet (2004) as Mr. Clarkson
  • Desperation (2006, TV Movie) as Ralph Carver
  • Weirdsville (2007) as Jason Taylor
  • Watchmen (2009) as Moloch
  • Rampage (2009) as Mr. Williamson
  • Darfur (2009) as Ted Duncan
  • Frankie and Alice (2010) as Dr. Strassfield
  • Battle of the Bulbs (2010, TV Movie) as Stu Jones
  • Wushu Warrior (2011) as Lord Edward Lindsey
  • 50/50 (2011) as Mitch
  • Foreverland (2011) as Mr. Steadman
  • Rampage: Capital Punishment (2014) as Mr. Williamson (voice, uncredited)
  • Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014) as Archibald Stanley
  • Pixels (2015) as Max Headroom (voice)
  • The BFG (2016) as General #2
  • Residue (2017) as Mr. Fairweather

Matt Frewer Max Headroom

He is best known for portraying the 1980s Max Headroom icon, a fictional artificial intelligence character known for his wit and stuttering, distorted, electronically sampled voice. He was introduced early in 1984. George Stone, Annabel Jankel, and Rocky Morton created the character.

Matt Frewer Net Worth

Matt Frewer net worth: Matt Frewer is an American Canadian actor, singer, comedian, and voice artist with a net worth of $ 4 million. Born in Washington, D.C., Matt Frewer. January 1958. One of his best-known roles came as the Max Headroom icon of the 1980s.

Matt Frewer Orphan Black

Doctor Leekie in the Canadian science fiction drama Orphan Black (2013–17). Orphan Black, a Canadian science fiction thriller television series created by screenwriter Graeme Manson and director John Fawcett, starring Tatiana Maslany as several identical clones.

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