Matt Frewer

Inside Biography


American Canadian actor, Matt Frewer is well-known for portraying the character of 1980s icon Max Headroom in 1985 cyberpunk television film, Max Headroom: 20 Minutes into the Future. He is also a singer, voice artist, and a comedian.

In 2000, Frewer won Gemini Award for the Best Performance in a Children's or Youth Program or Series in TV series Mentors. He also won CableACE Award for Best Music Host in The Max Headroom Show.

As of 2018, Frewer lives in Los Angeles along with his wife, Amanda Hillwood and a daughter, Scout Frewer.

Early Life And Education

Matt Frewer was born Matthew George Frewer on 4th January 1958 in Washington, D.C., United States. He belongs to white-American ethnicity/race and holds an American nationality.

Frewer was born to Gillian Anne Frewer and Frederick Charlesley. His father was a Royal Canadian Navy officer.  Frewer’s elder brother Frederick Barry Frewer also served in the Canadian Navy.

Frewer went to the Lakefield College School in Peterborough, Ontario. He then joined the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and graduated from its three-year acting course in 1980.


Matt Frewer has played iconic roles in the number of movies as well as television series. He made his acting debut with the 1983 British musical sketch comedy film, Monty Python's The Meaning of Life. He shared the screen alongside Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, and Eric Idle.

In 2000, Frewer was nominated for the Gemini Award for Best Performance in a Children's or Youth Program or Series for his role in the series; Mentors, and Da Vinci's Inquest: He won the award for Mentors.

Later, Matt Frewer appeared in several movies, and some of his hits are:               

Year  Movie  Role Starring 
1984  Supergirl Truck Driver Faye Dunaway
Helen Slater
Hart Bochner
Peter Cook
1989 Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Russell 'Russ' Thompson, Sr. Rick Moranis
Marcia Stra s sman
Kristine Sutherland
Thomas Wilson Brown
1991 The Taking of Beverly Hills Officer Ed Kelvin Ken Wahl
Harley Jane Kozak
Robert Davi
Lee Ving
1996 Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace Jobe Smith Patrick Bergin
Austin O'Brien
Ely Pouget
Camille Cooper
2004 Geraldine's Fortune Cameron Geary Jane Curtin
Mary Walsh
Sheila McCarthy
Peter MacNeill
2006 Stephen King's Desperation Ralph Carver Ron Perlman
Tom Skerritt
Steven Weber
Annabeth Gish
2009 Watchmen Moloch Malin Åkerman
Billy Crudup
Matthew Goode
Carla Gugino
2014 Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Archibald Stanley Ben Stiller
Robin Williams
Owen Wilson
Dan Stevens
2015 Pixels Max Headroom Kevin James
Michelle Monaghan
Peter Dinklage
Josh Gad

Matt Frewer is also a popular TV star. In 1984, he starred in US TV miniseries, The First Olympics: Athens 1896 as Francis Lane. He then made his appearances in the number of series,

Year TV series     Role Cast members
1986 Robin of Sherwood  Roger de Carnac Michael Praed
Judi Trott
Nickolas Grace
Robert Addie
1991 Star Trek: The Next Generation Berlinghoff Rasmussen Patrick Stewart
Jonathan Frakes
Brent Spiner
LeVar Burton
1994-1996 Gargoyles Voice of Jackal Keith David
Salli Richardson
Jeff Bennett
Bill Fagerbakke
1997-1999 Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal Matt Praeger Paul Miller
Nancy Anne Sakovich
Barclay Hope
Colin Fox
2006-2012 Eureka Dr. Jim Taggart Colin Ferguson
Salli Richardson-Whitfield
Joe Morton
Debrah Farentino
2013-2017 Orphan Black Dr. Aldous Leekie Tatiana Maslany
Dylan Bruce
Jordan Gavaris
Kevin Hanchard
2018 Altered Carbon Carnage Joel Kinnaman
James Purefoy
Martha Higareda
Dichen Lachman

Net worth

Matt Frewer has an estimated net worth of $4 million. He has been in the industry for many years and has given some ma s sive hits during his career and some of his movies that made a good collection at the box office are listed below:

Movie Budget Box office collection IMDB rating Starring 
Spies Like Us (1985) $22 million (est.) $60 million 6.4/10 Chevy Chase
Dan Aykroyd
Steve Forrest
Donna Dixon
The Fourth Protocol (1987) $6 million $12,423,831 6.5/10 Michael Caine
Pierce Brosnan
Ned Beatty
Ian Richardson
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989) $18 million $222.7 million  6.3/10  Rick Moranis
Marcia Stra s sman
Kristine Sutherland
Thomas Wilson Brown
The Taking of Beverly Hills (1991) $19 million $939,277 (USA) 4.9/10  Ken Wahl
Harley Jane Kozak
Robert Davi
Lee Ving
Hercules (1997) $85 million $252.7 million  6/10  Tate Donovan
Danny DeVito
James Woods
Susan Egan
Dawn of the Dead (2004) $26 million $102.4 million 7.3/10  Sarah Polley
Ving Rhames
Jake Weber
Mekhi Phifer
50/50 (2011) $8 million $41.1 million 7.7/10  Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Seth Rogen
Anna KendrickBryce Dallas Howard

Personal life 

Matt Frewer is married to British actress, Amanda Hillwood; known for her role Lyn Turtle in the BBC comedy-drama series, A Very Peculiar Practice.  The duo tied the knot on November 10, 1984, in the presence of close family and friends. It has been more than three decades since they started their life as a husband and wife and they are still together with much more love and respect for each other. In Hollywood, it is nothing less than a miracle. 

The couple has a daughter, Scout Frewer.  The family of three resides in Los Angeles. 

Here is an interview of Matt Frewer talking about his role in the series Max Headroom.

by ab-mahima, 08 Mar, 2018

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