Matthew Lillard

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Matthew Lillard
Matthew Lillard 2012.jpg
Lillard at the 84th Academy Awards in 2012
Born Matthew Lyn Lillard
(1970-01-24) January 24, 1970 (age 45)
Lansing, Michigan, U.S.
Occupation Actor, director, producer
Years active 1991–present
Spouse(s) Heather Helm (2000–present)
Children 3

Matthew Lyn Lillard (born January 24, 1970) is an American actor, director, and producer. He is known for his roles as Stu Macher in Scream, Stevo in SLC Punk, and Shaggy Rogers in the Scooby-Doo film series; he has taken over providing the voice of Shaggy in the cartoon series since the reboot Mystery Incorporated.

Early life[edit]

Lillard was born in Lansing, Michigan, the son of Paula and Jeffrey Lillard.[1][2] He grew up in Tustin, California.[3] He has a younger sister, Amy, and attended Foothill High School in Santa Ana, California. He later attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena, California with fellow actor Paul Rudd. He also attended Circle in the Square in New York.


While still in high school, Lillard was co-host of a short-lived TV show titled SK8-TV. After high school, he was hired as an extra in Ghoulies 3: Ghoulies Go to College (1991). He was cast in 1995 in one of five films that year, Hackers, which featured a group of high school kids who thwart a multi-million dollar corporate extortion conspiracy. In 1996, he was cast as Stu Macher in the horror film Scream. He also played Stevo in the independent film SLC Punk!, and supporting character Dennis Rafkin in Thirteen Ghosts.

Lillard was cast as Shaggy Rogers in the 2002 live action Scooby-Doo film, a role he later reprised in the 2004 sequel Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed. Although he did not continue the role in the later live-action films in the series, he has voiced Shaggy in animated productions since 2009, taking over the role from Casey Kasem.[4] In 2011, Lillard guest starred on the Fox series House.[5] In 2011, he produced and directed his first feature film, Fat Kid Rules the World, based on the K. L. Going book of the same name.[6] Later that year, he appeared in the comedy-drama film The Descendants.[7]

In 2012, Lillard guest starred in the Criminal Minds episode "The Apprenticeship".

Since 2013, Lillard plays the role of Daniel Frye on the American TV series The Bridge.

In 2014, Lillard starred in the animation film Under Wraps, alongside Brooke Shields and Drake Bell.

Theatre Groups[edit]

Matthew Lillard has founded several theater groups since 1990. Mean Streets Ensemble; 1990-1991 Summoners Ensemble; 1994-1997 and Blue Sphere Alliance; 1997-Current[8]

Personal life[edit]

In 2000, Lillard married Heather Helm, with whom he has three children. In October 2005, he participated in a Dungeons & Dragons tournament against members of the Quest Club Gaming Organization at the Magic Castle in Hollywood, California.[9][10] Currently, Matthew Lillard resides in Los Angeles with his wife and kids.[11]



Year Title Role Notes
1991 Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go to College Stork Credited as Matthew Lynn
1994 Serial Mom Chip Sutphin
1994 Vanishing Son IV Dawson Television film
1995 Animal Room Doug Van Housen
1995 Ride for Your Life Nash
1995 Mad Love Eric Webber
1995 Hackers Emmanuel "Cereal Killer" Goldstein
1995 Tarantella Matt Reynolds
1996 If These Walls Could Talk Abortion Protester Segment: "1996"
1996 Scream Stuart "Stu" Macher
1997 The Devil's Child Tim Television film
1997 Scream 2 Guy at Party Uncredited
1998 The Curve Tim Jackson
1998 Senseless Tim LaFlour
1998 Telling You Adam Ginesberg
1998 Without Limits Roscoe Devine
1998 SLC Punk! Stevo Mar del Plata Film Festival – Best Actor
1999 Spanish Judges Jack Fisher
1999 She's All That Brock Hudson
1999 Wing Commander Lt. Todd "Maniac" Marshall
2000 Love's Labour's Lost Longaville
2000 Scream 3 Stu Macher Uncredited
2000 Dish Dogs Jason Direct-to-video
2001 Finder's Fee Fishman
2001 Triangle Square Snake Eater
2001 Summer Catch Billy Brubaker
2001 Thirteen Ghosts Dennis Rafkin
2002 Scooby-Doo Shaggy Rogers
2002 It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie Luc Fromage Television film
2003 Looney Tunes: Back in Action Himself Cameo
2004 The Perfect Score Larry
2004 Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed Shaggy Rogers
2004 Wicker Park Luke
2004 Without A Paddle Jerry Conlaine
2005 Karas: The Prophecy Eko Voice
2006 13 Graves Matthew McQueen
2006 Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas Spaceman
2006 The Groomsmen Dez Howard
2007 Area 57 Col. Steven Isaac Television film
2007 In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale Duke Fallow
2007 What Love Is Sal
2007 One of Our Own Bob Co-producer
2007 Karas: The Revelation Eko Voice
2009 Spooner Herman Spooner Co-producer
2009 Messages Deleted Joel Brandt Television film
2009 Osh Kosh B'Gosh: Under the Overall Lloyd B'Gosh
2009 All's Faire in Love Crocket
2009 Endless Bummer Mike Mooney
2009 Extreme Movie Himself
2009 American Summer Roger
2009 Married Not Dead Rob Television film
2010 Shrinking Charlotte Rick Bicknell
2010 Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo Shaggy Rogers Voice
2010 Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare Shaggy Rogers Voice
2011 Scream 4 Guy at Stab-A-Thon party Uncredited
2011 Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur Shaggy Rogers Voice
2011 The Descendants Brian Speer Nominated - Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast
Nominated - Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
2011 The Pool Boys Roger Direct-to-DVD
2012 Fat Kid Rules the World Guidance Counselor Director, producer
2012 Scooby-Doo! Music of the Vampire Shaggy Rogers Voice
2012 Trouble with the Curve Phillip Sanderson
2012 Scooby-Doo! Spooky Games Shaggy Rogers Voice
2012 Big Top Scooby-Doo! Shaggy Rogers Voice
2013 Scooby-Doo! Mask of the Blue Falcon Shaggy Rogers Voice
2013 Scooby-Doo! Stage Fright Shaggy Rogers Voice
2013 Return to Nim's Island Jack
2013 National Lampoon Presents Surf Party Moody
2014 Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery Shaggy Rogers Voice
2014 Match Mike
2014 Axel: The Biggest Little Hero Lizard King Voice
2014 Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy Shaggy Rogers Voice
2014 One Heart Ben Hogan
2014 Under Wraps Peter Voice
2015 Scooby-Doo! Moon Monster Madness Shaggy Rogers Voice


Year Title Role Notes
1997 Nash Bridges Brian Van Pelt Episode: "Gun Play"
2005 American Dad! Bruce Voice
Episode: "Homeland Insecurity"
2005–2007 Robot Chicken Various Characters Voice
3 episodes
2006 The Replacements Trevor Bodie Voice
Episode: "Skate-Gate"
2009 Gary Unmarried Taylor Episode: "Gary's Ex-Brother-In-Law"
2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Chet Episode: "Ballerina"
2010 Exit 19 Davey Woods
2010–2013 Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Shaggy Rogers Voice
2011 House Jack Episode: "Larger Than Life"
2011 Generator Rex Surge Episode: "Waste Land"
2011 Batman: The Brave and the Bold Shaggy Rogers Episode: "Bat-Mite Presents: Batman's Strangest Cases!"
2011 MAD Shaggy Rogers Episode: "Kitchen Nightmares Before Christmas / How I Met Your Mummy"
2012 Leverage Gabe Erickson / Jim Cole Episode: "The Real Fake Car Job"
2012 Criminal Minds David Roy Turner Episode: "The Apprenticeship"
2012 Phineas and Ferb Additional Voices Episode: "The Doonkelberry Imperative"
2013–present The Bridge Daniel Frye
2013-2014 Beware the Batman Dr. Jason Burr Voice
4 episodes
2014 The Good Wife Rowby Episode: "Goliath and David"
2015 State of Affairs CIA Director DD Banks Recurring Character
2015 Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! Shaggy Rogers Voice


Year Title Role Notes
2012 Samurai! Daycare Ned Voice


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  2. ^ Chronicle, The. June 15, 2009  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "Matthew Lillard Biography (1970–)". Retrieved April 4, 2010. 
  4. ^ Brian Gallagher (2009-11-06). "EXCLUSIVE: Matthew Lillard Puts His Improv Chops on Display". Retrieved 2011-05-10. 
  5. ^ "Keck's Exclusives: Matthew Lillard Checks in to House". Retrieved September 14, 2010. 
  6. ^ Fat Kid Rules the World at the Internet Movie Database
  7. ^ "'The Descendants' (2011): Acting Credits". Baseline / All Media Guide / The New York Times. Archived from the original on September 15, 2011. Retrieved September 15, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Mattew Lillard Biography". A&E Television. Retrieved 13 October 2014. 
  9. ^ Madler, Mark R. (October 26, 2005). "Here there be dragons". Burbank Leader. Retrieved November 24, 2009. 
  10. ^ "Matthew Lillard Plays Dungeons & Dragons". YouTube. Retrieved November 24, 2009. 
  11. ^ "Mattew Lillard Biography". A&E Television LLC. Retrieved 13 October 2014. 

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Preceded by
Casey Kasem
Norville "Shaggy" Rogers Voice
Succeeded by