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Freddie Prinze Jr. (1976)

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Freddie James Prinze, Jr. is an American actor. He rose to fame during the late 1990s and early 2000s, after starring in several Hollywood films aimed at teenage audiences, I Know What You Did Last Summer and its sequel, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer , as well as She's All That , Summer Catch , Scooby-Doo Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed , and Delgo . Prinze has also had acting roles in television shows, including Freddie and 24. He is married to actress Sarah Michelle Gellar, and currently works for WWE as a producer and director.

  Biography  

 early life
Prinze was born in Los Angeles, California and is the only child of Kathy Elaine Cochran (née Barber), a real estate agent, and Freddie Prinze, an actor and comedian who died in 1977. Prinze's father was of Puerto Rican and Hungarian descent, while his mother is of English, Irish, and Native American ancestry. Prinze grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and was raised Roman Catholic also embracing his Puerto Rican heritage. where he learned about Spanish and Puerto Rican culture from his paternal grandmother. He speaks fluent Spanish and Italian. He showed an interest in acting from an early age. After graduating in 1994, Prinze moved to Los Angeles to audition for television roles.

 career
 Television and film

Prinze was cast in a guest role on the ABC TV series Family Matters in 1995. He then appeared on a few special programs and made-for-TV movies, before making his motion picture debut in To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday in 1996. In subsequent years, Prinze experienced success with appearances in youth-oriented movies. I Know What You Did Last Summer and its sequel, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer , made him well-known among teenage audiences and his first leading role, the romantic comedy She's All That , was very successful at the box office, grossing $63 million in the United States.

Subsequently, he had leading roles in Wing Commander , Down to You , Boys and Girls , Head Over Heels and Summer Catch , most of which were generally disliked by critics and had moderate box office success. In 2000, he was named one of People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People in the World".

In 2002, he played Fred Jones in the live film version of the popular cartoon, Scooby-Doo and reprised the role in the 2004 sequel, Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed. He starred in both Scooby-Doo movies alongside his wife, Sarah Michelle Gellar. He guest starred on the popular NBC show, Friends, as a sensitive male nanny named Sandy on the series 200th episode. He also appeared as Donny Crane, a character believed to be Denny Crane's son in the ABC legal drama-comedy Boston Legal. Prinze starred in his own television sitcom, titled Freddie. The sitcom is said to depict some actual events from his life. The show lasted one season before being canceled in May 2006. He guest starred on George Lopez for a crossover with Freddie. In 2004, Prinze accepted a special award from TV Land on behalf of his late father. He thanked his father's former co-star, Della Reese, for her continued advice and support. In 2006, he lent his voice to the character of Pi in the computer-animated film Shark Bait. Also, in 2007, he lent his voice to the character of Rick in Happily N'Ever After along with his wife Sarah Michelle Gellar, Wallace Shawn, Andy Dick, George Carlin, and Sigourney Weaver. In 2008, he originally auditioned for Jigsaw in Punisher: War Zone, but was not given the part at the decision of Lionsgate Studios.

He also voiced Tim and Jim Possible in the Kim Possible movie A Sitch in Time.

 World Wrestling Entertainment (2008-2009)
Prinze is a known fan of World Wrestling Entertainment and was shown on television in attendance at the March 2008 WrestleMania XXIV pay-per-view and its preceding Hall of Fame ceremony. He also made a cameo on an episode of The Dirt Sheet, an online program hosted by wrestlers John Morrison and The Miz, view and had created an official profile on WWE's "Universe" blog community where he would regularly write his thoughts on the current going-ons in the world of the WWE. His relationship with the company was furthered when he was hired as a member of the creative staff to contributing to weekly television and pay-per-view program for the SmackDown brand. It was later reported on February 22, 2009 that Freddie Prinze Jr and WWE parted ways.

 Post-WWE
In March 2009, it was announced that Prinze had signed on to star as Bradley, aka Ultimatum in the ABC show No Heroics, a US remake of the British show of the same name. The show was not picked up but Prinze was instead cast as a series regular for the eighth season of the television show 24, where he played a new CTU operative.

On August 17, Prinze appeared on WWE Raw as a Special Guest Host, and in the show, he was assaulted by WWE Champion Randy Orton.

 Return to World Wrestling Entertainment (2010-present)
Prinze returned to World Wrestling Entertainment on October 1, 2010, in a role as producer and director. On the November 1, 2010 episode of Monday Night RAW, Prinze made an on-screen appearance as Vince McMahon's doctor, a dream sequence scene that coincided with Linda McMahon's attempt to win a seat in the Senate for the state of Connecticut.

 personal life
Prinze married actress Sarah Michelle Gellar on September 1, 2002, in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, in the southwest of Mexico. The couple met several years before, while filming I Know What You Did Last Summer, started dating in 2000 and were engaged in April 2001. In 2007, for their fifth year of marriage, Gellar legally changed her name to Sarah Michelle Prinze. The couple's daughter, Charlotte Grace Prinze, was born on September 19, 2009.

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