ActorDate of birth
24th January 1970
Place of birth
Lansing, Michigan, USA
Year of debut
First feature film
Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go To College
As a child Matthew Lillard and his family moved from Michigan to California. After high school, he studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena. In 1991 he moved to New York to study at the Circle In A Square Professional Theater School. In 1996 he got his big break in Scream. He has played several supporting roles in movies such as The Perfect Score. He has performed a variety of movie roles from the musical Love’s Labour Lost to Shaggy in the Scooby Doo franchise.
Matthew Lillard's first performed wire work in a movie in Love's Labour Lost. On discussing the experience with blackfilm.com, he said "we spent three days on wires and there's nothing more painful than wire work. It's miserable".
While filming Without A Paddle, his stunt double allegedly lost three teeth, got over thirty stitches and fractured numerous bones during the shoot.
He voiced several characters for the US TV series Robot Chicken.
He co-produced the movies One Of Our Own and Spooner.
He married Heather Helm in 2000. They have three children.