Happy birthday to Matt Frewer, born January 4, 1958.
Matthew “Matt” Frewer is an actor from Washington, DC and raised in Canada who played the role of Berlinghoff Rasmussen in the Star Trek: The Next Generation fifth season episode “A Matter of Time” in 1991.
He is most popularly known for portraying the artificial intelligence character of Max Headroom in the 1980s, starring in a science fiction television series of the same name (1985) followed by The Original Max Talking Headroom Show (1987) and the more popular Max Headroom (1987-88). The character was also referenced in an okudagram in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “Conspiracy” as Vice Admiral Maxwell Headroom of the Starfleet Missions Operation Division.
Frewer is also well-known for his starring role as Dr. Mike Stratford in the CBS situation comedy series Doctor Doctor (1989-91).
Frewer is also recognized for his roles in such films as The Fourth Protocol (1987), Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989), National Lampoon’s Senior Trip (1995), and the 2004 remake of Dawn of the Dead. He was also among the many Trek performers to star in the 1997 film Breast Men.
His television projects include the TV special In Search of Dr. Seuss and Stephen King’s mini-series The Stand, both of which aired in 1994. He also starred in the 1995 TV movie Kissinger and Nixon and had a role in the acclaimed 2002 mini-series Taken.
Frewer was nominated for two Gemini Awards in 2000, one for a guest appearance on Da Vinci’s Inquest and another for his work on the series Mentors. He won the latter award.
Frewer was a regular on the Sci-Fi Channel original series Eureka during the show’s first two seasons, playing eccentric animal expert Jim Taggart. Around this same time, Frewer also starred in the Canadian crime drama Intelligence, which consisted of a pilot movie and 25 one-hour episodes airing between November 2006 and December 2007.
Frewer reunited with Dawn of the Dead director Zack Snyder for the 2009 film Watchmen, based on the acclaimed comic book (and later graphic novel) from DC Comics. In the film, Frewer plays former villain Moloch the Mystic.
He has also appeared in PSI Factor, Orphan Black, The Librarians, Hercules, Timeless, The Incredible Hulk, Generation X, The Outer Limits, Gargoyles, Supernatural, Falling Skies and many more shows.
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