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A slight comic actor chiefly known for his boyish charm, Matthew Broderick was born on March 21, 1962 in New York City, to Patricia Broderick (née Biow), a playwright and painter, and James Broderick, an actor. His father had Irish and English ancestry, and his mother was from a Jewish family (from Germany and Poland). Matthew initially took up ... See full bio »

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The Producers Leo Bloom
WarGames David
Ferris Bueller's Day Off Ferris Bueller
Election Jim McAllister


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  The Gettysburg Address (Documentary) (post-production)
 2022 Painkiller (TV Mini Series) (post-production)
Richard Sackler
- Episode #1.1 (2022) ... Richard Sackler
- Episode #1.4 ... Richard Sackler
- Episode #1.6 ... Richard Sackler
- Episode #1.5 ... Richard Sackler
- Episode #1.3 ... Richard Sackler
 2020 The Pack Podcast (Podcast Series)
- The Christmas Letter (2020) ... Artie (voice)
 2020 Lazy Susan
 2019 Rick and Morty (TV Series)
Talking Cat
- Claw and Hoarder: Special Ricktim's Morty (2019) ... Talking Cat (voice)
 2019 Daybreak (TV Series)
Michael Burr
- Josh vs. the Apocalypse: Part 2 (2019) ... Michael Burr
- Post Mates (2019) ... Michael Burr
- Canta Tu Vida (2019) ... Michael Burr
- 5318008 (2019) ... Michael Burr
 2019 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Mike Pompeo
- Phoebe Waller-Bridge/Taylor Swift (2019) ... Mike Pompeo (uncredited)
 2019 Timon and Pumbaa at the Movies (TV Series)
 2019 Better Things (TV Series)
Dr. David Miller
- Shake the Cocktail (2019) ... Dr. David Miller
- Show Me the Magic (2019) ... Dr. David Miller
- Toilet (2019) ... Dr. David Miller
- What Is Jeopardy? (2019) ... Dr. David Miller
 2019/I Love Is Blind
Murray Kraftt
 2019 Wonder Park
Dad (voice)
 2019 At Home with Amy Sedaris (TV Series)
Cliff Wilt
- Teenagers (2019) ... Cliff Wilt
 2018-2019 The Conners (TV Series)
- We Continue to Truck (2019) ... Peter
- O Sister, Where Art Thou? (2018) ... Peter
- Hold the Salt (2018) ... Peter
- There Won't Be Blood (2018) ... Peter
 2018 To Dust
 2017 A Christmas Story Live! (TV Movie)
Ralphie as an Adult
 2017 BoJack Horseman (TV Series)
Joseph Sugarman
- Time's Arrow (2017) ... Joseph Sugarman (voice)
- The Old Sugarman Place (2017) ... Joseph Sugarman (voice)
 2016 Rules Don't Apply
Levar Mathis
 2016 The American Side
Borden Chase
 2012-2016 Adventure Time (TV Series)
Spirit of the Forest / Dream Warrior
- Flute Spell (2016) ... Spirit of the Forest (voice)
- Who Would Win (2012) ... Dream Warrior (voice)
 2016 Manchester by the Sea
 2015 The Jim Gaffigan Show (TV Series)
Matthew Broderick
- Wonderful (2015) ... Matthew Broderick
 2015 Trainwreck
Matthew Broderick
 2010-2015 Louie (TV Series)
Man / Matthew Broderick
- Sleepover (2015) ... Man
- Heckler/Cop Movie (2010) ... Matthew Broderick
 2015 Dirty Weekend
Les Moore
 2013 Untitled Tad Quill Project (TV Movie)
Jack Lewis
 2012 Modern Family (TV Series)
- Mistery Date (2012) ... Dave
 2008-2012 30 Rock (TV Series)
Cooter Burger
- Governor Dunston (2012) ... Cooter Burger
- Cooter (2008) ... Cooter Burger
 2012 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series)
Jimmy Winter
- Episode #19.130 (2012) ... Jimmy Winter
 2011 New Year's Eve
Mr. Buellerton (uncredited)
 2011 Tower Heist
Mr. Fitzhugh
 2011/I Margaret
 2010 Beach Lane (TV Movie)
Mike Brennan
 2009 Cyberchase (TV Series short)
- Father's Day (2009) ... Max (voice)
 2009 Wonderful World
Ben Singer
 2008 The Tale of Despereaux
Despereaux (voice)
 2008 Finding Amanda
Taylor Mendon
 2008 Diminished Capacity
 2007 Bee Movie
Adam Flayman (voice)
 2007 Then She Found Me
 2006 Deck the Halls
Steve Finch
 2005 The Producers
Leo Bloom
 2005 Strangers with Candy
Roger Beekman
 2004 The Last Shot
Steven Schats
 2004 The Stepford Wives
Walter Kresby
 2004 The Lion King 3: Hakuna Matata (Video)
Simba (voice)
 2004 Marie and Bruce
 2003 Freedom: A History of US (TV Series documentary)
Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman / Justice John Marshall Harlan
- Whose Land Is This? (2003) ... Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman (voice)
- What Is Freedom? (2003) ... Justice John Marshall Harlan (voice)
- A War to End Slavery (2003) ... Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman (voice)
 2003 Good Boy
Hubble (voice)
 2003 The Lion King Read-Along (Video short)
Simba (voice)
 2003 The Music Man (TV Movie)
Professor Harold Hill
 2000 You Can Count on Me
 1999 Inspector Gadget
Inspector Gadget / Robo Gadget / John Brown
 1999 Election
Jim McAllister
 1998 The Lion King II: Simba's Pride (Video)
Simba (voice)
 1998 Walking to the Waterline
Michael Woods
 1998/I Godzilla
Dr. Niko Tatopoulos
 1997 Addicted to Love
 1996 Infinity
Richard Feynman
 1996 The Cable Guy
Steven M. Kovacs
 1995 Frasier (TV Series)
- She's the Boss (1995) ... Mark (voice)
 1994 The Road to Wellville
William Lightbody
 1994 The Lion King
Simba (voice)
 1994 Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle
Charles MacArthur
 1993 A Life in the Theatre (TV Movie)
 1993 The Thief and the Cobbler
Tack the Cobbler (Miramax version) (voice)
 1993 The Night We Never Met
Sam Lester
 1992 Out on a Limb
Bill Campbell
 1990 The Freshman
Clark Kellogg
 1989 Glory
Col. Robert Gould Shaw
 1989 Family Business
 1988 Torch Song Trilogy
Alan Simon
 1988 Biloxi Blues
Eugene Morris Jerome
 1988 She's Having a Baby
Ferris Bueller (uncredited)
 1987 Project X
Jimmy Garrett
 1986 Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Ferris Bueller
 1986 On Valentine's Day
 1985 'Master Harold'... and the Boys (TV Movie)
 1985 Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series)
Prince Henry
- Cinderella (1985) ... Prince Henry
 1985 Ladyhawke
 1985 1918
 1983 WarGames
 1983 Max Dugan Returns
Michael McPhee
 1981 Lou Grant (TV Series)
Mike Nelson
- Generations (1981) ... Mike Nelson
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Sarah Jessica Parker  (3 children)


Broderick, Patricia | Broderick, James

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[2008] [5-year-old son James is] already curious. I can just see the little budding gene of a smoker in there. He'll see a cigarette butt and say, 'What is that? Why do people smoke?' I used to smoke cigarettes, and I still do, lately. I gave that up a long time ago, but every now and then I will fall off for a week. [Wife Sarah Jessica Parker is] worse than me on that. See more »


Loves to play ping-pong with his childhood best friend, Kenneth Lonergan. See more »


In the 1980s, playing brash, youthful and precocious kids who were expert at hustling. By the 1990s, he had began playing depressed, desolate hang-dogs See more »

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