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Matthew Broderick

Matthew Broderick is an American actor whose career has spanned both the silver screen and the stage.  Broderick got his start off broadway but quickly wound up as the lead in Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs. His first screen role was Max Dugan Returns, also penned by Neil Simon.  His breakout role came the same year for his role as a young hacker in Wargames.  Later he stared as the eponymous Ferris Bueller in 1985's Ferris Bueller's Day Off, a film which has achieved cult status and had made Broderick a household name.   In 1985 while on Vacation in Ireland with his then fiancee Jennifer Grey, who played his sister in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Broderick was involved in a head on collision that killed two locals.  Broderick was deemed at fault and faced five years in prison but his punishment was lessened to just a fine.   In 1997 he married Sarah Jessica Parker and the pair have had 3 children together.

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Mar 21, 1962 In New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Today 1952-01-14
Latest Project:
Movie Lazy Susan 2020-04-03
Known For
Poster of Trainwreck
Poster of Bee Movie
Poster of 30 Rock
Poster of The Lion King
Movie Lazy Susan Doug 2020-04-03
Movie To Dust Albert 2019-02-08
Movie Wonder Park June's Dad (voice) 2019-03-13
Movie Love Is Blind Murray Krafft 2019-03-25
Series Daybreak Michael Burr 2019-10-24
Movie Oh, Hello on Broadway Himself 2017-06-13
Movie A Christmas Story Live! Ralphie as an Adult 2017-12-17
Movie Mike Nichols: An American Master 2016-01-29
Movie The American Side Borden Chase 2016-04-14
Movie Manchester by the Sea Jeffrey 2016-11-18
Movie Rules Don't Apply Levar Mathis 2016-11-23
Movie Trainwreck Himself 2015-07-17
Movie The Gettysburg Address Reader 2015-01-01
Movie Dirty Weekend Les Moore 2015-09-04
Movie Skum Rocks! Himself 2013-09-26
Movie Margaret John 2011-09-30
Movie New Year's Eve Mr. Buellerton (uncredited) 2011-12-08
Movie Tower Heist Mr. Fitzhugh 2011-11-02
Series Who Do You Think You Are? Unknown 2010-03-05
Movie Wonderful World Ben Singer 2009-01-08
Movie Shea Goodbye: 45 Years of Amazin' Mets Narrator 2008-06-10
Movie The Tale of Despereaux Despereaux (voice) 2008-12-18
Movie Finding Amanda Taylor Peters 2008-06-27
Movie Diminished Capacity Cooper 2008-07-04
Movie Valentino: The Last Emperor Himself 2008-09-07
Movie Then She Found Me Ben Green 2007-09-07
Movie Bee Movie Adam Flayman (voice) 2007-10-28
Movie Strangers with Candy Roger Beekman 2006-07-28
Series The Megan Mullally Show Unknown 2006-09-18
Series 30 Rock Unknown 2006-10-11
Movie Deck the Halls Steve Finch 2006-11-22
Movie The Producers Leo Bloom 2005-12-25
Movie Marie and Bruce Bruce 2004-01-19
Movie The Lion King 1½ Simba (voice) 2004-02-06
Movie The Stepford Wives Walter Kresby 2004-06-10
Movie The Last Shot Steven Schats 2004-09-24
Movie The Music Man Professor Harold Hill 2003-02-16
Movie Good Boy! Hubble (voice) 2003-10-10
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie You Can Count on Me Brian Everett 2000-11-17
Movie Election Jim McAllister 1999-04-23
Movie Inspector Gadget Inspector Gadget / Robo Gadget / John Brown 1999-07-23
Movie Godzilla Dr. Niko Tatopoulos 1998-05-20
Movie The Lion King II: Simba's Pride Simba (voice) 1998-10-24
Movie Addicted to Love Sam 1997-05-23
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie The Cable Guy Steven M. Kovacs 1996-06-10
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Unknown 1996-07-22
Movie Infinity Richard Feynman 1996-10-04
Series The West 1996-09-15
Series MADtv Unknown 1995-10-14
Movie Would You Kindly Direct Me to Hell?: The Infamous Dorothy Parker Commentator 1994-01-01
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-01
Movie The Road to Wellville William Lightbody 1994-10-28
Movie The Lion King Simba (voice) 1994-06-23
Movie Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle Charles MacArthur 1994-09-07
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Movie The Night We Never Met Sam 1993-04-30
Movie The Thief and the Cobbler Tack the Cobbler (voice) 1993-09-23
Series Frasier Unknown 1993-09-16
Movie A Life in the Theatre John 1993-10-09
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Movie Out on a Limb Bill Campbell 1992-09-04
Movie The Freshman Clark Kellogg 1990-07-20
Movie Family Business Adam McMullen 1989-12-06
Movie Glory Col. Robert Gould Shaw 1989-12-15
Movie She's Having a Baby Ferris Bueller (uncredited) 1988-02-05
Movie Torch Song Trilogy Alan Simon 1988-01-01
Movie Biloxi Blues Eugene Morris Jerome 1988-03-25
Movie Project X Jimmy Garrett 1987-04-17
Movie On Valentine's Day Brother 1986-04-11
Movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off Ferris Bueller 1986-06-11
Movie 'Master Harold'... and the Boys Master Harold 'Hally' 1985-01-01
Movie Ladyhawke Phillipe Gaston 1985-03-27
Movie Cinderella Prince Henry 1985-08-14
Movie 1918 Brother 1985-04-26
Movie Max Dugan Returns Michael McPhae 1983-03-25
Movie WarGames David 1983-06-03
Series Faerie Tale Theatre Unknown 1982-09-11
Series Lou Grant Unknown 1977-09-20
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series Tony Awards Unknown 1956-04-01
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14