It was on this day, January 24, 1970 in M(ichigan) M(ovie) H(istory) American actor, voice actor, director, and producer, Matthew Lyn Lillard was born in Lansing, Michigan.
Born in Lansing, he moved with his family to Tustin, California, where he attended school from first grade to high school graduation While still in high school, Lillard was co-host/MC of short-lived Nickelodeon program SK8 TV (1990) in 1989. After high school, he was hired as an extra for Ghoulies Go to College (1991).
He attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasedena, California. Along with a friend, Matthew started the Mean Street Ensemble theater company that functioned until 1991, when Matthew moved to New York to attend the theater school Circle in the Square.
Lillard played in the black comedy Serial Mom in 1994.. He was cast in 1995 in one of five films that year, Hackers, which featured a group of high school kids who thwart a multimillion-dollar corporate extortion conspiracy. In 1996, he was cast as Stu Macher in the horror film Scream. He also played Stevo in the independent film SLC Punk!, and supporting character Dennis Rafkin in Thirteen Ghosts.
Lillard was cast as Shaggy Rogers in the 2002 live action Scooby-Doo film, a role he later reprised in the 2004 sequel Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed. In 2012, Lillard guest starred in the Criminal Minds episode “The Apprenticeship”. In 2014, Lillard starred in the animation film Under Wraps, alongside Brooke Shields and Drake Bell.
Matthew is 47 today.