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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 The Tony Awards 1947-04-06
Latest Project:
Movie Beautiful Darkness 2019-03-25
Known For
Poster of Los simuladores
Poster of Godzilla
Poster of Ladyhawke
Poster of WarGames
Movie Beautiful Darkness Murray 2019-03-25
Movie The American Side Borden Chase 2016-04-14
Movie Manchester by the Sea Jeffrey 2016-11-18
Movie Trainwreck Himself 2015-07-17
Movie Dirty Weekend Les Moore 2015-09-04
Movie Skum Rocks! Himself 2013-09-26
Movie Margaret Andrew Van Tassel 2011-09-30
Movie Tower Heist Mr. Fitzhugh 2011-11-02
Movie Wonderful World Ben Singer 2010-01-08
Movie The Tale of Despereaux Despereaux (voice) 2008-12-19
Movie Finding Amanda Taylor Peters 2008-06-27
Movie Diminished Capacity Cooper 2008-07-04
Movie Valentino: The Last Emperor 2008-09-07
Series Saving Grace Leo Bloom 2007-07-23
Movie Bee Movie Adam Flayman (voice) 2007-10-28
Movie Then She Found Me Ben Green 2007-09-07
Movie Strangers with Candy Roger Beekman 2006-07-28
Series The Megan Mullally Show Unknown 2006-09-18
Movie Deck the Halls Steve Finch 2006-11-22
Series 30 Rock Unknown 2006-10-11
Movie O Coronel e o Lobisomem Unknown 2005-10-01
Movie Marie and Bruce Bruce 2004-01-19
Movie The Lion King 1½ Simba (voice) 2004-02-06
Movie The Last Shot Steven Schats 2004-09-24
Series Shoebox Zoo Richard Feynman 2004-09-21
Series Drew Carey's Green Screen Show William Lightbody 2004-10-07
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
Series Los simuladores Inspector Gadget / Robo Gadget / John Brown 2002-03-21
Movie Monsoon Wedding Unknown 2001-08-30
Movie You Can Count on Me Brian Everett 2000-11-17
Movie Election Jim McAllister 1999-04-23
Movie Godzilla Dr. Niko Tatopoulos 1998-05-20
Movie Addicted to Love Sam 1997-05-23
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Unknown 1996-07-22
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
Movie The Lion King Simba (voice) 1994-05-07
Movie Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle Charles MacArthur 1994-09-07
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-01
Movie The Night We Never Met Sam 1993-04-30
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Movie The Thief and the Cobbler Tack (Arabian Knight) 1993-09-23
Series Frasier Unknown 1993-09-16
Movie The Thief and the Cobbler Tack the Cobbler 1993-09-23
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 Glory Col. Robert Gould Shaw 1989-12-15
Movie Family Business Adam McMullen 1989-12-15
Movie Torch Song Trilogy Alan Simon 1988-01-01
Movie She's Having a Baby Ferris Bueller (uncredited) 1988-02-05
Series Mission: Impossible Steven M. Kovacs 1988-10-23
Series Gentlemen and Players Simba (voice) 1988-04-10
Movie Biloxi Blues Eugene Morris Jerome 1988-03-25
Movie Project X Jimmy Garrett 1987-04-17
Movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off Ferris Bueller 1986-06-11
Movie On Valentine's Day Brother 1986-04-11
Movie 'Master Harold'... and the Boys Master Harold 'Hally' 1985-01-01
Movie Ladyhawke Phillipe Gaston 1985-03-27
Movie 1918 Brother 1985-04-26
Movie Cinderella Prince Henry 1985-08-14
Movie Max Dugan Returns Michael McPhae 1983-03-25
Movie WarGames David Lightman 1983-06-03
Series Faerie Tale Theatre Unknown 1982-09-11
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series The Dick Cavett Show Walter Kresby 1968-03-04
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14
Series The Tony Awards Unknown 1947-04-06