Matthew Broderick

BirthDay:

21 Mar 1962

BirthPlace:

New York City, New York, USA

Bio:

A slight comic actor chiefly known for his boyish charm, Matthew Broderick was born on March 21, 1962 in New York City, to Patricia Broderick (née Biow), a playwright and painter, and James Broderick, an actor. His father had Irish and English ancestry, and his mother was from a Jewish family (from Germany and Poland).

Matthew initially took up acting at New York's upper-crust Walden School after being sidelined from his athletic pursuits (football and soccer) by a knee injury. His father got him his stage debut at age 17 in a workshop production of the play "On Valentine's Day". Matthew's career then accelerated with parts in two Neil Simon projects: the play "Brighton Beach Memoirs" (1982-83) and the feature film Max Dugan Returns (1983). Broderick reprised the role of Eugene in "Biloxi Blues" (1988), the second installment of the Simon trilogy, for both the Broadway production and the film adaptation (Biloxi Blues (1988)). For the third and final installment of the trilogy, he was replaced by Jonathan Silverman. In 1983, the same year as Max Dugan Returns (1983), Broderick had his first big-screen success in the light comedy WarGames (1983). Since then he has had his fair share of hits and misses, with some of his better films including Project X (1987) also starring Helen Hunt, whom he subsequently dated; Addicted to Love (1997); and Inspector Gadget (1999). Other films he has appeared in which may be known but not so much respected include Out on a Limb (1992) with his Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) co-star Jeffrey Jones; The Night We Never Met (1993); The Road to Wellville (1994); and The Cable Guy (1996) with Jim Carrey, which got him an MTV "Best Fight" award nomination; and the MTV film Election (1999) with Reese Witherspoon. In 1985 he was involved in a controversial car crash while driving in Ireland with his then fiancé Jennifer Grey. The crash killed a woman and her daughter. Broderick paid a small fine to the family of the victims. He broke his leg in the accident, which happened just as Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), his biggest hit, was coming out in the US. The box office success (but critical flop) and special effects blockbuster Godzilla (1998) gave Broderick his first action role (should any "Godzilla" sequels be planned, he is under contract for two more). He has occasionally returned to the stage in New York, either in revivals of old musical warhorses such as "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying" or in revivals of old "show people"plays, such as "Night Must Fall". In 1996 Broderick attempted to wear three hats as co-producer/director/actor in Infinity (1996), working very closely with his mother, who also wrote the screenplay. It was not a critical or commercial success, and he has not directed or produced since. Since May 1997 he has been married to actress Sarah Jessica Parker. He was previously engaged to both Helen Hunt and dated Lili Taylor. In 1999 he donned a trenchcoat for the children's film Inspector Gadget (1999), alongside Rupert Everett as the evil villain Claw. In March 2001 Broderick returned to Broadway in the musical smash "The Producers" (based on the 1968 Mel Brooks film of the same name). He was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical, which he lost to his co-star, Nathan Lane.
Filmography

Actor ( 113 credits )

Rules Don't Apply (2016)
The American Side (2016) Borden Chase
Look Away (2016) Murray
Manchester by the Sea (2016)
Dirty Weekend (2015) Les Moore
Trainwreck (2015) Himself
The Jim Gaffigan Show (2015)  Matthew Broderick (1 episode, 2015)
Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2016)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
The Meredith Vieira Show (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Skum Rocks! (2013) Himself
Spotlight on Broadway (2013)  Himself (2 episodes, 2013)
The Broadway.Com Show (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
New Year's Eve (2011) Mr. Buellerton (uncredited)
Tower Heist (2011) Mr. Fitzhugh
Margaret (2011) John
Piers Morgan Tonight (2011)  Himself (2 episodes, 2011)
The Frollo Show (2011)  Dr. Niko Tatopoulos (archive footage) (1 episode, 2011
Adventure Time (2010)  Dream Warrior (1 episode, 2012)
Louie (2010)  Matthew Broderick (1 episode, 2010)
Who Do You Think You Are? (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Conan (2010)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2011)
Janela Indiscreta (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
The Marriage Ref (2010)  Himself - Panelist (1 episode, 2010)
Show People with Paul Wontorek (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
The Talk (2010)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2015)
Wonderful World (2009) Ben Singer
Modern Family (2009)  Dave (1 episode, 2012)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Himself / ... (4 episodes, 2009-2012)
Watch What Happens: Live (2009)  Himself - Guest / ... (3 episodes, 2009-2012)
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
The Rotten Tomatoes Show (2009)  Himself - Actor (1 episode, 2010)
The Tale of Despereaux (2008) Despereaux (voice)
Valentino: The Last Emperor (2008) Himself
Diminished Capacity (2008) Cooper
Finding Amanda (2008) Taylor Mendon
That Fellow in the Coat (2008)  Simba (archive footage) (1 episode, 2010)
Then She Found Me (2007) Ben
Bee Movie (2007) Adam Flayman (voice)
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness (2007)  Dr. Niko Tatopoulos (archive footage) (1 episode, 2008
Deck the Halls (2006) Steve Finch
30 Rock (2006)  Cooter Burger (2 episodes, 2008-2012)
The Megan Mullally Show (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
The Producers (2005) Leo Bloom
Strangers with Candy (2005) Roger Beekman
Weekend Sunrise (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
The Last Shot (2004) Steven Schats
The Stepford Wives (2004) Walter Kresby
Marie and Bruce (2004) Bruce
Broadway: The American Musical (2004)  Leo Bloom (in 'The Producers') (1 episode, 2004)
Good Boy! (2003) Hubble (voice)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Himself (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Freedom: A History of Us (2003)  Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman / ... (3 episodes, 2003)
The Movie Loft (2001)  Himself (3 episodes, 2009)
You Can Count on Me (2000) Brian Everett
Inspector Gadget (1999) Inspector Gadget / Robo Gadget / John Brown
Election (1999) Jim McAllister
Walking to the Waterline (1998) Michael Woods
Godzilla (1998) Dr. Niko Tatopoulos
Addicted to Love (1997) Sam
The View (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Corazón de... (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
La mandrágora (1997)  Leo Bloom (1 episode, 2007)
Infinity (1996) Richard Feynman
The Cable Guy (1996) Steven M. Kovacs
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)  Himself (10 episodes, 1996-2002)
The West (1996) (1 episode, 1996)
Comedy Central Canned Ham (1996)  Himself (1 episode)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Himself (2 episodes, 2004-2013)
Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994) Charles MacArthur
The Road to Wellville (1994) William Lightbody
The Lion King (1994) Adult Simba (voice)
Inside the Actors Studio (1994)  Himself (2 episodes, 1995-2005)
The Princess and the Cobbler (1993) Tack the Cobbler (Miramax version) (voice)
The Night We Never Met (1993) Sam Lester
Frasier (1993)  Mark (1 episode, 1995)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Himself / ... (12 episodes, 1993-2012)
The Barry Z Show (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself (13 episodes, 1996-2008)
Out on a Limb (1992) Bill Campbell
Dateline NBC (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
HBO First Look (1992)  Himself (4 episodes, 1996-2007)
Charlie Rose (1991)  Himself - Guest (3 episodes, 1995-2004)
The Freshman (1990) Clark Kellogg
Family Business (1989) Adam
Glory (1989) Col. Robert Gould Shaw
Troldspejlet (1989)  Adult Simba / ... (uncredited) (1 episode, 1994)
Torch Song Trilogy (1988) Alan Simon
Biloxi Blues (1988) Eugene Morris Jerome
She's Having a Baby (1988) Ferris Bueller (uncredited)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Himself / ... (4 episodes, 1995-2012)
The American Experience (1988) (1 episode, 1999)
Project X (1987) Jimmy Garrett
Biography (1987)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
CBS This Morning (1987)  Himself (1 episode, 1995)
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) Ferris Bueller
On Valentine's Day (1986) Brother
The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) (1 episode, 2007)
1918 (1985) Brother
Ladyhawke (1985) Gaston
American Masters (1985)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Larry King Live (1985)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
WarGames (1983) David
Max Dugan Returns (1983) Michael McPhee
Reading Rainbow (1983)  Himself (1 episode, 1996)
Faerie Tale Theatre (1982)  Prince Henry (1 episode, 1985)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (6 episodes, 1989-2009)
Lou Grant (1977)  Mike (1 episode, 1981)
Saturday Night Live (1975)  Himself - Host / ... (2 episodes, 1988-1998)
Great Performances (1971)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2001-2003)
60 Minutes (1968)  Himself - Actor (segment "Mel Brooks on Broadway") (1
Today (1952)  Himself (2 episodes, 2005)

Producer ( 1 credit )

Infinity (1996) producer

Director ( 1 credit )

Infinity (1996)