Freddie Prinze Jr.

Freddie Prinze Jr.

  • Highest Rated: 62% The House of Yes (1997)
  • Lowest Rated: 3% Down to You (2000)
  • Birthday: Mar 8, 1976
  • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • With his doe eyes and April-fresh skin, Freddie Prinze Jr. seemed a natural leader of the late-'90s Hollywood teen invasion. Noted as much for his looks as for his acting, Prinze has proven to have a natural appeal that has endured him to legions of fans.The beginning of Prinze's life was a turbulent one, as his father, the actor Freddie Prinze (best known for his starring role on NBC's Chico and the Man) committed suicide when the younger Prinze was only ten months old. Born in Los Angeles on March 8, 1976, Prinze moved with his mother to Albuquerque, NM, shortly after his father's death. Growing up in New Mexico, Prinze was a poor student who decided to follow in his father's celluloid footsteps. After his high-school graduation in 1994, Prinze took off for Los Angeles with little money and few prospects. However, he soon found work in Hollywood, first appearing in various television shows, including an episode of Family Matters and a few afterschool specials.The actor first broke into film as Claire Danes' boyfriend in To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday (1996). The part was a small one, but helped Prinze to secure his next and more sizeable role in The House of Yes (1997), a wicked little black comedy that starred Parker Posey as Prinze's deliciously unstable sister. The film's release was mainly limited to art houses, unlike Prinze's next film, I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997). The film was a huge commercial, if not critical, success that propelled Prinze into, if not the limelight, then the hearts of many girls and more than a few boys everywhere. Following this triumph, Prinze went on to do a couple of forgettable films before the 1998 sequel I Still Know What You Did Last Summer. The combined impact of that film and the success of Prinze's next major project, She's All That, gave the actor even greater fame and caused least one writer to dub him the next Leonardo Di Caprio. Unfortunately, Prinze's following endeavor, Wing Commander (1999), proved to be an unmitigated disappointment, serving to illustrate the extreme fluctuations of success in Hollywood. Prinze's growing popularity, however, seemed to survive relatively unscathed, judging by the slew of websites erected in his name.If there was any question that the actor's popularity was waning in the wake of Wing Commander's lackluster performance, that doubt would soon be confirmed with hard numbers, as a triple threat of romantic comedies unceremoniously removed the teen-crowd superstar crown from Prinze's head. The cookie-cutter offerings Down to You and Boys and Girls (the latter of which reteamed him with She's All That director Robert Iscove) attempted to posit Prinze as a collegiate heartthrob, but both films' mix of moony romance with gross-out gags did little to attract moviegoers of any age. Anticipation for his next starring role, alongside Jessica Biel and Matthew Lillard in 2001's Summer Catch, was understandably low; the film was even saddled with a late-August release, traditionally reserved by studios as a "dumping ground" for unpromising product. As it turned out, Summer Catch's mixed reviews proved more forgiving than its paltry $19 million take.Prinze's next project brought him out of the romantic comedy trend and into the doghouse, or at least the Mystery Machine. Re-teaming with his usual foil Lillard and starring -- yet again -- opposite his longtime love interest Sarah Michelle Gellar, Prinze took on the role of Fred in the live-action adaptation of Scooby-Doo in 2002. Though almost universally panned by critics, the film reversed Prinze's dwindling status as a box-office draw by appealing to a demographic he'd yet to conquer: preteens. Not one to look a gift franchise in the mouth, Prinze signed on for another installment, Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, and took nearly two years off between the blockbusters as he tied the knot with Gellar.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

36% Misery Loves Comedy Actor $5.8K 2014
12% Delgo Delgo $0.6M 2008
25% Jack and Jill vs. the World Jack Executive Producer 2008
8% New York City Serenade Owen 2007
45% Brooklyn Rules Michael Turner Jr. $0.3M 2007
4% Happily N'ever After Rick $151.9M 2006
No Score Yet Shark Bait Pi 2006
No Score Yet East L.A. Marine: The Untold True Story of Guy Gabaldon Narrator 2006
No Score Yet Shooting Gallery Jericho Hudson Producer 2005
22% Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed Fred Jones Fred $84.1M 2004
No Score Yet Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time Future Jim and Tim 2003
30% Scooby-Doo Fred $153.4M 2002
8% Summer Catch Ryan Dunne $19.1M 2001
10% Head over Heels Jim Winston/Bob Smouthe $9.9M 2001
11% Boys and Girls Ryan Williams 2000
3% Down to You Alfred `Al' Connelly 2000
17% Sparkler Brad 1999
10% Wing Commander Christopher `Maverick' Blair 1999
40% She's All That Zach 1999
No Score Yet Money Kings Tony 1998
7% I Still Know What You Did Last Summer Ray Bronson 1998
No Score Yet Vig Actor 1998
42% I Know What You Did Last Summer Ray Bronson 1997
62% The House of Yes Anthony 1997
No Score Yet Hostage High Aaron 1997
14% To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday Joey 1996

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2016
100% Star Wars Rebels
2014-2018
Voice
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet First Impressions with Dana Carvey
2016
Appearing Host
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Chew
2011-2018
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2016
90% Bones
2005-2017
Danny Beck
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet Lopez Tonight
2009-2011
Guest
  • 2010
92% Psych
2006-2014
Dennis
  • 2010
86% 24
2001-2014
Cole Ortiz
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet George Lopez
2002-2007
Freddie Moreno
  • 2006
6% Freddie
2005-2006
Executive Producer Freddie Moreno
  • 2006
  • 2005
86% Boston Legal
2004-2008
Donny Crane
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2006
  • 2004
No Score Yet Kim Possible
2002-2007
Voice
  • 2003
No Score Yet Mutant X
2001-2004
Screenwriter
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Guest
  • 2002
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
Guest
  • 2001
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest
  • 2000
No Score Yet Family Matters
1989-1998
Tough Guy
  • 1995

QUOTES FROM Freddie Prinze Jr. CHARACTERS

Taylor Vaughan
Jump up my ass, Zack.
Zack Siler
Been there, done that.
Zack Siler
Sometimes when you open up to people, you let the bad in with the good.
Ray Bronson
Every guy in history who tried to pick up a girl did the good-friend thing first.
Ray Bronson
[Ray appears pointing a gun at Ben Willis who's holding Julie hostage] Let her go.
Will Benson
Oh God, you've got to be shitting me!
Ray Bronson
Let her go, Willis!
Ben Willis
Or what? What are you gonna do, boy? Call us names?
Ray Bronson
Let her go NOW!
Ben Willis
Think about it, boy. You're no killer. That's my job! You don't have it in you!
Julie James
I hate this, I really hate this. Your gonna go and your gonna fall for some head-shaven, black-wearin, tattoo-covered, body-piercing philosophy student."
Julie James
I hate this, I really hate this. Your gonna go and your gonna fall for some head-shaven, black-wearin, tattoo-covered, body-piercing philosophy student.
Ray Bronson
That sounds attractive.
Ray Bronson
I never knew her breasts were so... ample.
Ray Bronson
We have to think about this...
Julie James
About what? About what? He was crossing the road in the middle of the night! It was an accident!
Julie James
Wait.
Ray Bronson
What?
Julie James
Should we check his wallet and see who he is?
Barry Cox
Why?
Julie James
I don't know okay, just to know.
Helen Shivers
I don't want to know.
Barry Cox
Let's just pretend he's some escaped lunatic with a hook for a hand and we're doing everybody a favor.
Barry Cox
[Barry has just seen the damage to his new car after hitting someone in the road] [Almost besides himself from rage] FUCK! Can't you watch where you're going?
Ray Bronson
Hey, it came outta nowhere, I didn't see it!
Fred Jones
You can't fool me, your just Afried to so your sensitive side.
Black Knight
Oh, you touched my little child... And he's really MAD!
Shaggy
(picks up page, That was printed) "All clues... At lass, what are these strange marking?"
Shaggy
[picks up page, that was printed] All clues... At lass, what are these strange marking?
Fred Jones
(turns page around) "words"
Fred Jones
[turns page around] Words.
Shaggy
(amazed) "Ahhh, words"
Shaggy
[amazed] Ahhh, words.
Fred Jones
(in daphne's body) Hey! I can look at myself naked!
Fred Jones
[in Daphne's body] Hey! I can look at myself naked!
Velma Dinkley
Oh brother.
Ryan
Look, that night was as much a surprise to me as it was to you. But being with you was like going to a place that I had never been before. And after you fell asleep I just laid there, staring up at those cheap fluorescent stars you have stuck on your ceiling, and - after a while they just started forming a pattern, this weird glow-in-the-dark pattern that linked together our entire relationship. And for the first time everything seemed clear to me - like one logical progression. It felt like you and I were the greatest plan ever made and I had nothing to do with it. Being with you made me feel that maybe I didn't have to keep planning anymore because it felt like I was actually living. And that for once in my life I wouldn't have to work so hard at being happy. That it could just happen. Nothing will ever hurt me as much as your reaction to that same experience.
Rick
Here comes the dragon lady!
Velma Dinkley
All you care about are swimsuit models.
Fred Jones
Hey, I am a man of substance. Dorky chicks like you turn me on, too.
Ray Bronson
Every guy in history who tried to pick up a girl did the good-friend thing first.
Ray Bronson
I know. The guilt was killing me, I had to know who he was, that's why I went to see Missy. I'm sorry I didn't tell you but I wanted you back, I couldn't lose you again. I love you Julie. No one gets me the way you do.
Julie James
I understand your pain.
Ray Bronson
So that's him huh? Hard to believe that's the guy.
Barry Cox
Yeah his face isn't splattered all over the road dumbass.
Ray Bronson
I've been looking everywhere for you guys.
Barry Cox
You're gonna die. (Barry walks up and punches Ray in the face with his fist which is still in a cast)
Julie James
Hey, hey stop it.
Ray Bronson
What are you going?
Julie James
Stop it.
Ray Bronson
I didn't do anything.
Barry Cox
You're fu**ing lying. He's lying.
Julie James
Leave him alone Barry, get a grip.
Barry Cox
No wake up Julie, he's behind this. How many fu**ed up fishermen are out there?
Ray Bronson
Look, he's after me too. I got a letter.
Barry Cox
Oh you got a letter? I got run over. Helen gets her hair chopped off. Julie gets a body in a trunk and you get a letter?? That's balanced?
Julie James
Barry please, we could put an end to it and maybe salvage some small fraction of a life.
Barry Cox
And how do we do that? Huh? There was no accident Julie it was murder, your words remember? Murder. I say we find the f**k who's doing this and have a little one on one.
Ray Bronson
What like last night Bare?
Barry Cox
F**k you man.
Helen Shivers
No Barry's right, who's ever doing this isn't going to the police, we could this guy, talk to him.
Julie James
We have no choice here okay? Somebody tried to kill you last night; we have to go to the police.
Barry Cox
No he wasn't trying to kill me last night. If he wanted me dead he could've done it, he's just fu**ing with us.
Helen Shivers
Who is?
Barry Cox
I don't know, some guy in a slicker.
Ray Bronson
Well that narrows it down, this being a quaint little fishing village and all.
Barry Cox
Since you bring it up, we all know you have a slicker.
Barry Cox
We're going home now and never, ever, under any circumstances known to God speak about this again is that clear? It is now merely a future therapy bill agreed? (Screaming) Helen??
Barry Cox
We're going home now and never, ever, under any circumstances known to God speak about this again is that clear? It is now merely a future therapy bill agreed? (Screaming) Helen?
Helen Shivers
I'll never mention it again.
Barry Cox
We make a pact, right here and now we take this to our grave.
Ray Bronson
Agreed.
Barry Cox
Julie? (Julie nods her head in agreement) (livid) - Don't you nod your head you fu**ing say it.
Barry Cox
Julie? (Julie nods her head in agreement) (livid) Don't you nod your head you fu**ing say it.
Julie James
(somber) Yeah okay.
Barry Cox
(Barry runs and grabs Julie by the neck pushing her against the car) - We take this to our grave, let me hear it.
Barry Cox
(Barry runs and grabs Julie by the neck pushing her against the car) We take this to our grave, let me hear it.
Ray Bronson
Let her go Barry.
Barry Cox
...you fu**ing say it!
Barry Cox
You fu**ing say it!
Julie James
Okay Barry, we take this to the grave.
Julie James
Yeah, don't drink and drive.
Max
Daddy's gonna be mad.
Ray Bronson
(comes over to the truck) - What can I do for you Max?
Ray Bronson
(comes over to the truck) What can I do for you Max?
Max
You can wipe that "my shit don't stink grin off your face".
Max
You can wipe that 'my shit don't stink grin off your face'.
Ray Bronson
Hey, did you know the success rate of high school sweetheart relationships is higher than any other type of relationship?
Ray Bronson
(talking about Helen) - Her breasts are so...ample.
Ray Bronson
(talking about Helen) Her breasts are so, ample.
Barry Cox
She does exercises to pump them up.
Julie James
Guys, I'm on sexist overload as it is. Kill the commentary.