Battle of the Bulbs

Matt Frewer

Stu Jones

Most recently, Gemini Award Nominee Matt Frewer has been seen as the White Knight in Nick Willing’s mini-series “Alice” alongside Oscar winner Kathy Bates. In 2009 Frewer shot four feature films including “Frankie and Alice” with Halle Barry, and “300” director Zack Snyder’s major Warner Brothers release, “Watchmen.” Frewer also appeared in Snyder’s 2004 film “Dawn of the Dead,” one of the top-grossing zombie films of all time. In recent years, Frewer has also traveled to South Africa, where he shot “Darfur,” and China, where he played the lead in the action/adventure film “Wushu Warrior.” 

Frewer is the son of a career Canadian Navy officer and was raised in Victoria, British Columbia and Ottawa, Ontario. His first love was sports, serving as quarterback on his high school football team, but a serious hockey injury at the age of 16 sidelined his hopes for a sports career. Frewer chose to study acting and traveled to England, where he received a comprehensive classical theatre education. 

His work on the big screen includes memorable roles like Big Russ Thompson, Rick Moranis' neighbor in “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” and a nefarious computer genius in “Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace.” 

Frewer is also a familiar face on television where he has been a series regular on both SciFi Channel’s “Eureka” and CBC’s “Intelligence.” He has also starred in three Sherlock Holmes films for Muse Entertainment, CTV and the Odyssey Channel. Frewer made guest appearances on various series, including “St. Elsewhere,” "Miami Vice" and “Star Trek-The Next Generation,” and had notable roles as historian Edwin O’Rieschauer in the American Playhouse presentation of PBS’s “Long Shadow,” as an arsonist allied with evil in the ABC miniseries “The Stand,” based on the Stephen King novel, and as Alexander Haig in TNT’s “Kissinger and Nixon.” 

In addition to his long list of fine comedy and dramatic roles, Frewer will always be remembered for his groundbreaking work and creation of pop-culture icon Max Headroom in the 1985 TV movie and 1987 TV series of the same name. Frewer can be seen later this year with Seth Rogan in Rogan’s upcoming, still untitled new feature.

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