Prinze, Freddie, Jr. 1976–

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PRINZE, Freddie, Jr. 1976–


Full name, Freddie James Prinze, Jr.; born March 8, 1976, in Los Angeles, CA; raised in Albuquerque, NM; son of Freddie James Prinze, Sr. (an actor and comedian) and Katherine Elaine Cochran (a real estate agent); married Sarah Michelle Gellar (an actress), September 1, 2002. Education: Attended high school in Eldorado, Sandia, and La Cueva, NM; studied acting. Avocational Interests: Collecting comic books, martial arts, swimming.

Addresses: Agent— International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Manager— The Firm, 9465 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Publicist— Matt Labov, Baker/Wynokur/Ryder, 9100 Wilshire Blvd., Sixth Floor West, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career: Actor and voice performer. Performed with Albuquerque Children's Theatre, Albuquerque, NM, and Duo Drama Company. Also worked as a cashier and in a restaurant.

Awards, Honors: Named Mr. Golden Globe, Golden Globe awards, 1996; Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination, favorite actor—horror, 1998, for I Know What You Did Last Summer; ALMA Award nomination, American Latin Media Arts awards, outstanding actor in a feature film in a crossover role, and Blockbuster Entertainment Award, favorite supporting actor—horror, 1999, both for I Still Know What You Did Last Summer; Teen Choice Award, choice actor in a film, Teen Choice Award (with Rachael Leigh Cook), sexiest love scene, and MTV Movie Award nomination (with Cook), best onscreen duo, all 1999, Blimp Award (with Cook), Kids' Choice awards, favorite movie couple, ALMA Award nomination, outstanding actor in a feature film, and Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination, favorite actor—comedy or romance, all 2000, all for She's All That; Teen Choice Award, choice actor in a film, 2000.


Film Appearances:

Joey Bost, To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1996.

Anthony, The House of Yes, Miramax, 1997.

Brad, Sparkler, Strand Releasing, 1997.

Ray Bronson, I Know What You Did Last Summer (also known as Last Summer), Columbia, 1997.

Ray Bronson, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (also known as Last Summer 2), Columbia, 1998.

Alfred "Al" Connelly, Down to You, Miramax, 1999.

First lieutenant Christopher "Maverick" Blair, Wing Commander (also known as Wing Commander: Space Will Never Be the Same), Twentieth Century–Fox, 1999.

Zack Siler, She's All That, Miramax, 1999.

Jim Winston/Bob Smoot, Head over Heels, MCA/Universal, 2000.

Ryan Walker, Boys and Girls, Dimension Films, 2000.

Ryan Dunne, Summer Catch, Warner Bros., 2001.

Fred Jones, Scooby–Doo, Warner Bros., 2002.

Fred Jones, Scooby–Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, Warner Bros., 2004.

Jericho, Pool Hall Prophets, Seven Arts Pictures, 2005.

Voice of the title role, Delgo (animated; also known as Delgo: A Hero's Journey), Key Creatives, 2005.

Voice of Rick, Happily N'ever After (animated), Vanguard Films Production, 2005.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Aaron Sullivan, Detention: Siege at Johnson High (also known as Hostage High and Target for Rage), ABC, 1997.

Tony, Vig (also known as Money Kings), Cinemax, 1998.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Jeff, "Too Soon for Jeff," ABC Afterschool Specials, ABC, 1996.

Seventeen: The Faces for Fall, The WB, 1998.

Christmas in Washington, TNT, 2000.

Teen People's 25 Hottest Stars under 25, ABC, 2000.

Himself and Fred Jones, E! Entertainment Special: Who Let the Dog Out?, E! Entertainment Television, 2002.

Cancun Capers, MTV, 2002.

Voices of Future Jim and Tim, Kim Possible: A Stitch in Time (animated), The Disney Channel, 2003.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The 1996 NCLR Bravo Awards, Fox, 1996.

The 26th Annual American Music Awards, 1998.

Presenter, The 1999 MTV Video Music Awards, MTV, 1999.

The 1999 Teen Choice Awards, Fox, 1999.

Presenter, 2000 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2000.

The 2000 Teen Choice Awards, Fox, 2000.

The 2001 Teen Choice Awards, Fox, 2001.

Presenter, Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '02, Nickelodeon, 2002.

Presenter, 2002 ABC World Stunt Awards, ABC, 2002.

Presenter, 2002 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2002.

The Second Annual TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV, TV Land, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Tough guy, "The Gun," Family Matters, ABC, 1995.

Guest, The Howard Stern Show, E! Entertainment Television, 1999.

Guest, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 1999.

Himself, Celebrity Profile: Jennifer Love Hewitt, E! Entertainment Television, 2000.

Guest, Brak Presents the Brak Show Starring Brak (live action and animated), The Cartoon Network, 2000.

Guest host, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, and SNL), NBC, 2000.

Guest, "25 Sexiest Men in Entertainment," Rank, E! Entertainment Television, 2001.

Guest, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2001.

Guest, MADtv, Fox, 2001.

Guest, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2001, 2002, 2003.

Himself, "Sarah Michelle Gellar," Revealed with Jules Asner, E! Entertainment Television, 2002.

Sandy, "The One with the Male Nanny," Friends, NBC, 2002.

Voice of Mike, "Juvenilia," Frasier, NBC, 2002.

Guest, E! News Live, E! Entertainment Television, 2002.

Guest, The Jamie Kennedy Experiment (also known as JKX: The Jamie Kennedy Experiment), The WB, 2002.

Guest, The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 2002.

Guest, RI:SE, 2002.

Guest, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 2002.

Guest, Access Hollywood, syndicated, 2002, 2003.

Guest, Extra (also known as Extra: The Entertainment Magazine), syndicated, 2002, 2003.

Guest, V Graham Norton, Channel 4 (England), 2003.

Donny Crane, "Catch and Release," Boston Legal, ABC, 2004.

Himself, "Fred Jones Visits the Set of Scooby Doo 2," Fridays, 2004.

Himself, Ministry of Mayhem, 2004.

Guest, Entertainment Tonight (also known as ET), syndicated, 2004.

Guest, GMTV, Independent Television, 2004.

Guest, On–Air with Ryan Seacrest, syndicated, 2004.

"Scooby–Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed," E! Behind the Scenes, E! Entertainment Television, 2004.

Stage Appearances:

This Is Our Youth, Garrick Theatre, London, 2003.

Radio Appearances; Episodic:

Guest, The Howard Stern Radio Show, 1999.


Music Videos:

"Kiss Me," by Sixpence None the Richer, 1999.

"Land of a Million Drums," by OutKast, 2002.


Teleplays; Episodic:

"One Step Closer," Mutant X, CanWest Global and syndicated, 2003.



Abrams, Lea, Freddie Prinze, Jr., Chelsea House Publishers, 2002.

Contemporary Hispanic Biography, Volume 3, Gale, 2003.

Newsmakers 1999, Issue 3, Gale, 1999.


Big, April 28, 1999, p. 15; May 26, 1999, pp. 32–33.

Celebrity Style, April, 1999, pp. 52–61.

Cinescape, January, 1999, p. 26.

Cosmopolitan, November, 1997, p. 212.

Entertainment Weekly, January 27, 1995, p. 64; October 31, 1997, p. 81.

Heat, May 22, 1999, p. 41; February 2, 2002, pp. 22–23.

Hello!, September 17, 2002, pp. 74–88.

Movieline, March, 1999, p. 14; May, 2000, pp. 48–53, 102.

Parade, February, 1999; August 19, 2001, pp. 4–5.

People Weekly, November 18, 1996, pp. 135–41; November 30, 1998, p. 33; February 15, 1999, p. 118; September 30, 2002, p. 56.

Premiere, February, 1999; October, 2000, p. 70.

Sci–Fi Teen, March, 1999, pp. 34–36, 38.

Star Interviews, January, 1999.

Teen, July, 2001, p. 55.

Teen People, August, 1998, pp. 80–81; June, 2000, p. 90; May, 2001, p. 91.

TV Guide, April 19, 2003, p. 25.

Vanity Fair, January, 2000, p. 57.

W, August, 1999.