MATTHEW LILLARD (DUKE FALLOW) first turned heads with his darkly comic energy in Wes Craven’s Scream (1996), a refreshingly sly slasher film that set a decade-long course for the horror genre. He’s also well known for playing Shaggy in two successful Scooby Doo movies. Up next for Lillard is the Renaissance Fair-set comedy Ye Olde Times, opposite Jack Black and John C. Reilly.
Lillard was born in Lansing Michigan in 1970. He attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena, CA and co-founded its Mean Street Ensemble theatre company. In 1991, Lillard moved to New York to attend the theatre school Circle in the Square. He was cast in Serial Mom (1994), starring Kathleen Turner, and played a supporting role in Mad Love (alongside Drew Barrymore and Chris O’Donnell) before his memorable turn as the sadistic Stuart in Scream. The film grossed $173 million worldwide and opened doors for the talented actor.
Lillard’s resume includes the films SLC Punk, Love's Labour’s Lost, Thirteen Ghosts, The Perfect Score, Wicker Park, Without a Paddle, What Love Is and One of Our Own. On television, his credits include “Vanishing Son IV,” “If These Walls Could Talk,” “Nash Bridges,” “The Devil's Child,” It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie,” “American Dad,” “13 Graves,” “The Replacements,” “Area 57” and “Robot Chicken.”