Matthew Lillard

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Actor

Birth Date: January 24, 1970

Age: 54 years old

Birth Place: Lansing, Michigan

Tall and gangly, with an infectious energy that added spark to all of his work, actor Matthew Lillard had his breakthrough role as the creepy Stuart in "Scream" (1996). While his film debut came with a job as an extra in the forgettable 1991 sequel "Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go to College", more significant was his first featured film acting role, as the teenaged son of the title maniac in John Waters' "Serial Mom" (1994).

Frequently cast as weirdos, undoubtedly due to his frantic physical edginess, Lillard previously portrayed off-balanced computer genius Cereal Killer in "Hackers" (1995). That same year, he appeared in the interactive film "Ride For Your Life", the popular feature "Mad Love" and co-starred as Mira Sorvino's grad student boyfriend in the independent drama "Tarantella."

The stage trained actor, with several productions to his credit in both New York and Los Angeles, began to receive greater offers for featured acting roles following his impressive performance in the smart horror flick "Scream". Lillard starred opposite Sean Astin in "Dish Dogs" (1998), the pair playing road travelers who pay their way washing dishes.

1998 also saw the actor with a co-starring role in the sophomoric comedy "Senseless" and a featured part in the biopic "Without Limits" as Roscoe Devine, a friend of Olympic runner Steve Prefontaine. That same year, Lillard starred in the home video hit "The Curve" as an ambitious college man bent on killing a fellow student in a bid to receive the legendary automatic 4.0 given to roommates of suicide victims.

The actor's career continued on this upward trajectory through 1999, beginning with his lively and memorable performance in the featured role of Brock, a moronic and egomaniacal former "Real World" cast member who wins the heart of Freddie Prinze Jr.'s spiteful girlfriend in the hit teen comedy "She's All That". Later that year, Lillard reteamed with Prinze in the less successful action film "Wing Commander", based on the popular video game.

While reviews praised the performances of the cast members, the film received lackluster notices and box office returns. He also starred in the charming "SLC Punk!", as the blue mohawk sporting Stevo, a likable Utah punk faced with a higher education moral dilemma: whether or not to accept an invitation to study at Harvard Law School, a sure sign of selling out given his commitment to the hardcore lifestyle. Following this strong performance, Lillard starred in Kenneth Branagh's adaptation of "Love's Labour's Lost" (2000).

Set as a 1930's musical, the film, while providing Lillard with his greatest acting challenge thus far, also required him to sing. Before pursuing a film career, Lillard hosted the Nickelodeon skater sports show "SK8 TV" (1989). Other small screen projects of note include his TV-movie debut in 1994's syndicated "Vanishing Son IV", and his work as an over-the-edge man who shoots up an abortion clinic in the "1996" segment of "If These Walls Could Talk" (HBO, 1996), directed by and starring Cher.

Additionally, Lillard also appeared alongside Kim Delaney in the 1997 ABC thriller "The Devil's Child". In 1999, Lillard gave an impressive performance as a brilliant disillusioned teen imersing himself in the 1980's punk culture, in "SLC Punk." The movie opened to positive reviews at Sundance and remains a cult classic for its probing look at a little known subculture. Lillard next appeared with Alicia Silverstone in a musical remake of the Shakespeare classic "Love's Labour Lost." (2000).

Lillard returned to do a series of more mainstream fare, appearing with Shannon Elizabeth in 2001's "Thirteen Ghosts" and then as Shaggy in the teen dream cast for "Scooby-Doo" (2002) and its 2004 sequel, as well as the teen S.A.T. key-stealing caper "The Perfect Score" (2004). The actor next attempted to break out of sidekick roles by carrying--along with Seth Green and Dax Shepherd--the sometimes hilarious great outdoors comedy "Without a Paddle" as a burnt-out business exec who conspires with his pals to discover bank robber D.B. Cooper's lost stash of cash.

Next it was back tom familiar "best friend" territory, this time to Josh Hartnett in the steamy thriller "Wicker Park" (2004).

While maintaining a steady career in indie film and guest roles on television, including episodes of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC 1999- ), "House" (Fox 2004-12) and "Leverage" (TNT 2008-12), Lillard began working regularly in animation. Along with becoming part of the reperatory company of voices on longtime pal Seth Green's stop-motion series "Robot Chicken" (Adult Swim 2005- ), Lillard began performing the voice of Shaggy on television and direct-to-video continuations of the "Scooby-Doo" franchise, including the clever TV reboot "Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated" (Cartoon 2010-13).

Lillard next appeared in a key supporting role on the critically-acclaimed American version of the police procedural drama "The Bridge" (FX 2013-14), gaining attention for his dramatic role as a self-obsessed reporter for an alternative weekly newspaper.

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Faster, Purple Worm! Kill! Kill!

Actor
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2023

Faster, Purple Worm! Kill! Kill!

Executive Producer
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2023

Heroes' Feast

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Show
2023

Scooby-Doo! and Krypto, Too!

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Shaggy Rogers
Movie
2023

Five Nights at Freddy'sStream

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Steve Raglan
Movie
2023
32%

Adventure Never Ends: A Tabletop Saga

Self
Movie
2023

Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo!

Voice
Shaggy Rogers
Movie
2022

Scooby-Doo In King Arthur's Court

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Shaggy
Movie
2021

He's All ThatStream

Actor
Principal Bosch
Movie
2021
29%

Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby-Doo Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog

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Shaggy
Movie
2021

Happy Halloween, Scooby-Doo!

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Shaggy
Movie
2020

Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?: Extras

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Shaggy Rogers
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2019

Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?Stream

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Shaggy Rogers
Series
2019

Der Aufstieg der Leni Riefenstahl

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2019

Scooby-Doo! and the Curse of the 13th Ghost

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Shaggy
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2019

Scooby-Doo! und der Fluch des 13. Geistes

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Shaggy
Movie
2019

More Than He Knows

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2019

Scooby-Doo: Return to Zombie Island

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Shaggy Rogers
Movie
2019

Tango Down

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2019

FBIStream

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Tommy Gilman
Series
2018

Good GirlsStream

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Dean Boland
Series
2018
86%

Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold

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Shaggy Rogers
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2018

Scooby-Doo! and the Gourmet Ghost

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Shaggy Rogers
Movie
2018

Grace

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Bernie Wexler
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2018

Life in Color

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2018

Life in Color

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Voice on TV
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2018

The Broken Rose

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2018

Halfway There

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Jimmy Bishop
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2018

Drop the MicStream

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Reality
2017

Best of Scooby-Doo!

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Shaggy Rogers
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2017

Twin PeaksStream

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William Hastings
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2017

Twin PeaksStream

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William Hastings
Series
2017

Scooby-Doo! Shaggy's Showdown

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Shaggy Rogers
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2017

Oasis

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Andrew
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2017

Oasis

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2017

LEGO Scooby-Doo! Blowout Beach Bash

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Shaggy Rogers
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2017

Everything Is Free

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2017

Be Cool, Scooby Doo! Spooky Tales - sv.tal

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Shaggy Rogers
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2016

Be Cool, Scooby Doo! Spøkelser & Demoner

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2016

LEGO Scooby Doo: Haunted Hollywood

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Shaggy Rogers
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2016

Scooby-Doo! and WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon

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Shaggy Rogers
Movie
2016

6 Love Stories

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Alan Mackey
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2016

Scooby-doo! Knight Time Terror

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Shaggy Rogers
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2015

Scooby-Doo! and the Beach Beastie

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Shaggy Rogers
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2015

Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!Stream

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Shaggy Rogers
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2015

LEGO Scooby-Doo: Knight Time Terror

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2015

Scooby-Doo! Moon Monster Madness

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Shaggy Rogers
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2015

Scooby-Doo! and Kiss: Rock and Roll MysteryStream

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Shaggy Rogers
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2015

State of Affairs

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2014
28%

Scooby-Doo! and the Spooky Scarecrow

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Shaggy Rogers
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2014

Scooby Doo: Ghastly Goals

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Shaggy Rogers
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2014

Halt and Catch FireStream

Guest Star
Ken Diebold
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2014
90%

Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery

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Shaggy Rogers
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2014

Match

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Mike
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2014

Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy

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Shaggy Rogers
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2014

Under Wraps

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Peter
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2014

Beware the Batman

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Dr. Jason Burr
Show
2013

The BridgeStream

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Daniel Frye
Series
2013
88%

National Lampoon Presents: Surf Party

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Mooney
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2013

The Naughty List

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Tinsel
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2013

Scooby-Doo! Mystery Map/Spooky Games

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Shaggy Rogers
Movie
2013

Scooby-Doo: Mask of the Blue Falcon

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Shaggy Rogers
Movie
2013

Return to Nim's Island

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Jack
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2013

Scooby-Doo! Stage FrightStream

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Shaggy Rogers
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2013

Scooby-Doo! Haunted Holidays

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Shaggy Rogers
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2012

Scooby-Doo! Spooky Games

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Shaggy Rogers
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2012

Good Afternoon America

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2012

Trouble With the Curve

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Phillip Sanderson
Movie
2012

Fat Kid Rules the World

Director
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2012

Fat Kid Rules the World

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2012

Big Top Scooby-Doo!

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Shaggy Rogers
Movie
2012

Deep Dark Canyon

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Jack Cavanaugh
Movie
2012

From the Head

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Jimmy
Movie
2012

The Pool Boys

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Roger Sperling
Movie
2011

Scooby Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur

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Shaggy Rogers/Shaky Joe
Movie
2011

The DescendantsStream

Actor
Brian Speer
Movie
2011
87%

Scooby-Doo! Music of the Vampire

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Shaggy Rogers
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2011

Home Run Showdown

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Joey Deluca
Movie
2011

Scooby-Doo: Mystery IncorporatedStream

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Shaggy
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2010

Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo

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Shaggy
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2010

Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare

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Shaggy
Movie
2010

The Good WifeStream

Guest Star
Rowby Canton
Series
2009
93%

ES.TV

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2009

Messages Deleted

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Joel Brandt
Movie
2009

Endless Bummer

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Mike Mooney
Movie
2009

Spooner

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Herman Spooner
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2009

All's Faire in Love

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Crocket
Movie
2009

LeverageStream

Guest Star
Gabe Erickson
Series
2008
92%

Gary UnmarriedStream

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Taylor
Series
2008
24%

Extreme Movie

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Himself
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2008

Extreme Movie

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2008

One of Our Own

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2007

In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale

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Duke Fallow
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2007

Karas: The Revelation

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Eko
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2007

Bickford Schmeckler's Cool Ideas

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Spaceman
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2006

The GroomsmenStream

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Des
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2006
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What Love Is

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Sal
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2006

Criminal Minds: EvolutionStream

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2005

Robot ChickenStream

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2005

American DadStream

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Bruce
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2005

The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson

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2005

HouseStream

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Jack
Series
2004
90%

Wicker ParkStream

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Luke
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2004
27%

The Perfect ScoreStream

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Larry
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2004
16%

Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed

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Shaggy
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2004

Without a PaddleStream

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Jerry Conlaine
Movie
2004
14%

Calificacion Perfecta

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2004

Looney Tunes: Back in Action

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2003

Scooby Doo: Who Let the Dog Out?

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2002

Scooby-DooStream

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Norville 'Shaggy' Rogers
Movie
2002

Summer Catch

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Billy "Bru" Brubaker
Movie
2001

Thirteen GhostsStream

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Rafkin
Movie
2001
19%

Finder's FeeStream

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Fishman
Movie
2001
60%

Love's Labour's Lost

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Longaville
Movie
2000

Law & Order: Special Victims UnitStream

Guest Star
Chet
Series
1999
78%

The Daily Show With Jon StewartStream

Guest
Talk
1999

She's All ThatStream

Actor
Brock Hudson
Movie
1999
41%

Wing Commander

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Lt. Todd "Maniac" Marshall
Movie
1999

SLC PunkStream

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Stevo
Movie
1999
62%

Spanish Judges

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Jack
Movie
1999

Spanish Judges

Producer
Movie
1999

Dead Man's Curve

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Tim
Movie
1998

Senseless

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Tim LaFlour
Movie
1998

Without LimitsStream

Actor
Roscoe Devine
Movie
1998
79%

Dish Dogs

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Jason
Movie
1998

Telling You

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Adam Ginesberg
Movie
1998

Devil's Child

Actor
Tim
Movie
1997

Nash Bridges

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1996

ScreamStream

Actor
Stuart 'Stu' Macher
Movie
1996
81%

Mad Love

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Eric
Movie
1995

Tarantella

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Matt
Movie
1995

HackersStream

Actor
Emmanuel Goldstein/"Cereal Killer"
Movie
1995
33%

Ride for Your Life

Actor
Nash
Movie
1995

Animal Room

Actor
Doug Van Housen
Movie
1995

Serial MomStream

Actor
Chip Sutphin
Movie
1994
63%

Vanishing Son IV

Actor
Dawson
Movie
1994

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