Matthew Lyn Lillard was born on the 24th January 1970, in Lansing, Michigan USA, and is an actor, probably best known for the role of Stu Macher in the “Scream” franchise, playing Chip in “Serial Mom” (1994), and as Stevo in “SLC Punk” (1998). He is also recognized as a voice actor, best known for providing the voice of Shaggy Rogers in the Scooby-Doo film series. His career has been active since 1991.
Have you ever wondered how rich Matthew Lillard is, as of mid-2016? According to authoritative sources, it is estimated that Lillard’s net worth is over $1.5 million, which has been accumulated through his successful career as an actor and voice artist.
Matthew Lillard Net Worth $1.5 Million
Matthew Lillard was raised with a younger sister by parents Paula and Jeffrey Lillard. As a child, he moved with his family to Tustin, California, wherehe attended Foothill High School in Santa Ana, after which he enrolled at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena, California. Parallel with that, he went to Circle in the Square in New York.
Matthew`s career began when he was still a high school kid, working as a host of the TV show “SK8-TV”. However, in 1991 his career as an actor started, earning a small part in the film “Ghoulies Go to College”. Three years later came his next role, as Chip in the film “Serial Mom”, which was followed by a role in film “Vanishing Son IV” the same year. Throughout the 1990s, Mathew made several notable appearances, including as Stu Macher in the film “Scream” (1996), alongside Drew Barrymore, Courtney Cox and others, “Dead Man`s Curve” (1998), Stevo in “SLC PUNK” (1998), and as Roscoe Devine in the film “Without Limits” (1998), with Donald Sutherland and Monica Poter in lead roles, all of which added to his net worth.
With the beginning of the 2000s, his career reached a whole new level, as he began to feature in more and more popular films and TV series, starting with the role of Dennis Rafkin in the film “Thir13en Ghosts” (2001), and the same year he also appeared in films “Finder’s Fee”, and “Summer Catch”, which also added to his net worth. In 2004 he was cast as Luke in the film “The Wicker Park”, alongside Josh Hartnett and Diane Kruger, and the same year he appeared in the lead role of the film “Without A Paddle”, alongside Seth Green, and Dax Shepard.
To speak further of his accomplishments in the entertainment industry, Matthew has appeared in films and TV series such as “Fat Kid Rules the World” (2012), which was also his directorial debut, “The Bridge” (2013-2014), “Bosch” (2016), and most recently he has been featured in the TV series “Twin Peaks”, which is scheduled for 2017 release.
Apart from his career as an actor, Mathew has also been recognized as a voice actor, securing firstly the role of Shaggy Rogers in the animated film “Scooby Doo”(2002), which he repeated his role in Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed” (2004), “Mystery Incorporated” (2010-2013), and “Be Cool” (2015-2016). He also voiced characters from such animated series and films such as “Robot Chicken” (2005-2012), “Abominable Christmas” (2012), “Beware the Batman” (2013-2014), and “Axel: The Biggest Little Hero” (2014), among others, all of which added to the overall size of his net worth.
When it comes to his personal life, Mathew Lillard has been married to Heather Helm since 2000; the couple has three children, andtheir current residence is in Los Angeles, California. In free time he enjoys playing video games with his children.
Somehow, someway, you get kind of labeled this guy who was in a Freddie Prinze Jr.. movie too many. And Freddie Prinze Jr.. - it's not his fault, either - it's just these are the things that happen. I'm not a George Clooney; I don't have a ton of opportunities.
I think one of the main reason's Rick Rosenthal and Whitewater Pictures decided to 'get in bed with me' on Fat Kid was because I came in with a strong business plan as well as a creative vision on how to make the film.
So much of Hollywood is about who the people you work with are.
I like doing family films.
How much do you have to pay someone to be in a George Clooney/ Alexander Payne film? Nothing! Because everyone in the world wants to be a part of it. Therefore you pay nothing. And that continues until you become something they need... I'm not that kind of actor. I'm blue collar and very replaceable.
You just realize that at the beginning of Scooby you're just going to start at level ten and stay at ten the entire time. It's hard. It physically beats you up. It's definitely one of the hardest movies you can do.
I always think that I'm the best thing in a lot of bad movies. Personally, I have to. I think that I like me as an actor.
Hollywood used to be run by artists and people who loved artists... people who wanted to make movies for all the right reasons. For the love. The Art. To tell stories. Yes to make money as well, but it was about both. Now I feel, it's mostly about bottom line and making money.
Character actors are becoming a thing of the past. They're just going by the wayside. They're just cutting through that caliber of acting.
I got into a bad jag of movies that helped pay the rent and I thought would help further me along.
There are several times when I walked into a room and just felt like such a sham. That's the problem with auditioning.
Being onstage is like being rock star. Whereas if you're doing a movie, it's such a confined space. You know, you do a comedy, it's so hard, too, 'cause with a comedy, there's no vocal reaction, there's no energy that you get back that spurs you on to be funnier because everyone has to be quiet.
When you're making an independent film what you don't have in time and money you have to make up with creativity and diligence.
Something like Without a Paddle (2004) does really well at the box office and I'm like, 'Oh, here we go.' In Without a Paddle (2004) I'm the romantic lead - great! A comedy and that's what America wants. Then it did nothing for me and I went into kind-of a work abyss. I just didn't get another shot.
Now, more then ever, we have the ability to make films for almost nothing and that's broken down all barriers of entry. I think it's a new golden age of film-making. With that, there needs to be the ability to recoup investment dollars, people need to make money.
I direct with energy. I believe in energy. I think energy is an electric thing in actors. I try to inspire, encourage, and make choices with lots of energy. And truth. I'm big fan of truth and being funny. I like leading 50 people into battle every day.
Charlie Brown's good. I always had a little crush on that Lucy. I thought she was kind of a hot little brunette.
[on Casey Kasem] Casey is a legend. There's something dignified and noble and wonderful about him. I grew up listening to him - he was the original Shaggy. He's a dear, dear man.
[2012, on landing The Descendants (2011)] No one has ever called me up (with an offer) for a film in the entire history of mankind. The only time I ever get called up is to validate whether I'm dead or not. Look, my career has never been about somebody needing me. It's always me needing them much more. So, yeah, I auditioned, and trust me when I say that I thought I was the last guy to ever get the role of the guy who gets George Clooney's wife. I almost went in as a dare more than anything else, because you're definitely kind of transcending reality at that point.
[2012, on Scream (1996)] Yeah, you know, that was one of the greatest experiences of my life, and it ended up being one of the biggest hits of my life, so it's nice when that culmination hits on both sides. And with that said, I really wish the world would ask me about things other than Stuart in Scream (1996). For every three Twitter followers I have, one of them asks me three times a day, "What was it like to play Stuart in Scream (1996)?" Dude, that's like asking a 6-year-old, "What was it like going potty for the first time by yourself?" You know the impact it had, but you don't really dwell on it.
[2012, on Nash Bridges (1996)] I'll never forget Don Johnson looking at me and saying, "You know what? I used to be good, too, until I started doing this shit." And I thought to myself, "Oh, my God, what have I gotten myself into? You call this a career...? I'm going to be miserable."
[2012, on Hackers (1995)] One of my favourite jobs ever. I'm one of the few people in the world who can say they knew Angelina Jolie before she had tattoos. It was her first movie, and... You know how some people are meant for greatness and some people are meant to be fourth on the call sheet? It was obvious on that movie which of us was which... I think that's the most amazing thing about that movie: It's perceived as cooler now than it ever was when it originally came out.
[2012, on making Thir13en Ghosts (2001)] The only time in my life a director's said to me, "Do it again, but do it better." Look, I loved the movie. Tony Shalhoub is one of the great actors of our generation. All I really remember about Thir13en Ghosts (2001), though, is that it was really hot and filled with people who were doused in blood. 'Cause there's nothing that conducts heat like glass and movie lights. It's a terrible combination. It was glass, movie lights, and the smell of burning latex, 'cause all the rubber on the people-all the ghosts were covered in latex, and the whole thing just stunk to high hell. Also, I'll never forget F. Murray Abraham at 4 o'clock in the morning, in a junkyard in the middle of winter in Vancouver, British Columbia, standing on top of 16 stacked cars with a fan blowing directly in his face, screaming down, "This movie isn't about special effects, it's about acting!" I was, like, "I think you're wrong, bro." I mean, he was screaming it in this really snide, pompous voice, "It isn't about special effects, it's about acting!" Eh, maybe not.
[2012, on Ghoulies Go to College (1991)] I was a non-union extra for 19 days. And on the last day, I told them they were going to give me my Screen Actors Guild card or they were going to have to reshoot the scene without me, but I was going to get it. And the first assistant director told me I was never going to work again. But look at me now!
[2012, on filming Wing Commander (1999)] We shot that in Luxembourg, and all I remember is that my hair was so bleached and short that I had open wounds on my scalp. Oh, the price you pay for fame.
[2012, on SLC Punk! (1998)] It's the only time in my life that I've ever been given the opportunity to really carry a film. I mean, you could argue I carried Scooby-Doo (2002) to some extent, too, but... Oh, I guess I've done it on other movies, too, like _Spooner_. But for me, the proudest piece of acting I have is when I'm doing what I do in most of that film. I mean, that's one of those movies that I remember doing and being super-proud of it even as I was doing it. You mention that movie, and "pride" is definitely the first word that comes to mind.
[on directing versus acting and directing his first film] - I think that that's [directing] a way more exciting way to live your life... Being an actor, you have to memorize a page of dialogue, and you hit a mark and you say the line with honesty and energy and hopefully it works. Being a director is so much more fulfilling. You just have so much more input, you have more avenues to tell a story, and the experience overall to me was such a life-changing event. If it was up to me, I would never act again and direct for the rest of my life to be honest.
I was like, what the hell is my life coming to? I'm a trained actor! I've done Shakespeare and here I am having farting contests with an imaginary dog!