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Who is Matthew Lillard? Films, Age, Awards

You must have seen or heard about Scooby Dooby Doo, the cartoon show, right? Remember that guy with the green-yellow shirt on? That’s right. The very shabby Shaggy is Matthew Lillard, himself! Remember that horrifying game Markiplier used to grind? Chica! Foxy! Freddy! Lillard also plays Steve Raglan in the live-action movie adaptation, of Five Nights at Freddy’s. Let’s take a look at the voice-over artist of Shaggy!

Bio of Matthew Lillard

Matthew Lyn Lillard’s birth date is 24th January 1970. He is 6 ‘4 ” tall and weighs about 174 pounds. He is currently aged 54. His nationality is American and his place of birth, is Lansing, Michigan in the United States. Lillard had his primary schooling from Foothill High School in California. He did his graduation from Fullerton College in the department of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Heather Helm is his spouse and they have three kids together. He is famous for his voice in playing Shaggy in the Scooby-Doo franchise. Above all, Lillard is currently a professional actor and director in Hollywood.

Lillard’s Career in Films

Matthew Lillard used to be a co-host before becoming the modern-day famous Norville Shaggy Rogers. He was a co-host in a TV show, SK8-TV. However, it was short-lived and he became an extra in Ghouties 3(1991). He was in the cast of Serial Mom and Hackers, along with four others in 1994 and 1995. Lillard also earned fame by playing Stu Macher in the horror film, Scream. His career took a turn in 2002 as he was cast in the live-action film, Scooby-Doo: The Movie. He produced and directed his first feature film in 2011. The film was Fat Kid Rules the World which is based on K.L. Going’s book of the same name. In addition, he also played a role in the comedy-drama, The Descendants, later in 2011. Matthew Lillard also voiced Shaggy from Scooby Doo in the crossover episode of the 2018 TV series, Supernatural.

Whom did he replace in Scooby-Doo?

Casey Kasem had formerly given voice to Shaggy Rogers in the show’s debut in 1969. Eventually, he had to take retirement due to declining health in 2009. Kasem had been playing Shaggy for 28 years since 1969! Matthew Lillard voiced Shaggy in three animated series as Kasem’s replacement. Those subsequent films were Mystery Incorporated, Be Cool Scooby-Doo!, Scooby-Doo, and Guess Who?

Matthew Lillard as a guest star

Lillard had a guest appearance in the Fox series called House in 2011. He also guest-starred in the episode of “The Apprenticeship” from the Criminal Minds in 2012. He was a co-star, acting as Christina Hendricks’ cheating husband in the NBC series, Good Girls. Lillard starred as Peter in the animated cinema, Under Wraps in 2014. Furthermore, he also starred as William Hastings in the third season of Twin Peaks.

Has Lillard also given voice in video games?

Matthew Lillard has played Shaggy himself and given his voice in animated series. Furthermore, he has also voiced Shaggy in video games. He has played Shaggy’s voice in the games, Monster Unleashed, Spooky Swamp, and My Friend, Scooby Doo. He also voiced the same in Scooby-Doo and Looney Tunes Cartoon Universe: Adventure, Lego Dimensions, and MultiVersus. Matthew Lillard also played a role in the live adaptation movie of Five Nights At Freddy’s. The story was originally a novel, later adapted into a game. Eventually, these developments inspired the making of the live-action cinema. Lillard plays Steve Raglan, a career counselor in Minnesota, in the film.

Matthew Lillard: Awards, Accolades and Nominations

Director and actor Matthew Lillard has had a series of achievements in his career. He has been a good performer and a subtle entertainer. The modern-day Shaggy has bagged three awards in his film career. In addition, he has also been nominated in many prestigious categories. Lillard won the Best Actor Award at the Mar del Plata Film Festival in 1999. He has also gained popularity for the narrative spotlight in Fat Kid Rules the World in 2012. He had won the award for narration at the SXSW Film Festival. Moreover, he has been nominated several times for the best ensembles and feature films. Yet, in conclusion, his Shaggy appearance in 2002 has always been our most favorite.

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Govind Kashyap
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Govind Kashyap is a passionate writer with a keen interest in lifestyle, fashion, and health topics. With a knack for storytelling and attention to detail, Govind brings a unique perspective to every piece of content.

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