20 Matt Frewer Roles You Know & Love(d)
Matt Frewer, who plays Daedalus on Olympus, has acting and performing voice overs in EVERYTHING since 1983. Like, seriously, dude is in everything. We celebrate a few (of his many) career highlights below.
- The Lords of Discipline 1983
Why we remember him: There's no such thing as a small role, kids - only small actors.
- Max Headroom 1985
Role: Max Headroom
Why we remember him: See image above. Nuff said.
- St. Elsewhere 1987
Why we remember him: He tried to thaw out ice princess Dr. Carol Novino with his affection.
- Miami Vice 1988
Role: Cliff King
Why we remember him: As the head of transporation for the Carrera cocaine empire, "nothing moved without him".
- Honey, I Shrunk the Kids 1989
Role: Big Russ Thompson
Why we remember him: He was a doting dad who just wanted to be his kid's hero. Awww.
- Star Trek: The Next Generation 1991
Role: Berlinghoff Rasmussen
Why we remember him: He stole time - literally.
- Tiny Toon Adventures 1992
Role: Mac Duff
Why we remember him: He (sometimes) voiced Elmyra Duff's inventor father who always made things go BOOM!
- Batman: The Animated Series
Role: Side the Squid AKA Sidney Debris
Why we remember him: He's the guy who (accidentally) killed Batman.
- The Stand 1994
Role: The Trashcan Man née Donald Merwin Elbert
Why we remember him: He was one of Randall Flagg's most faithful followers often touting "my life for yours".
- National Lampoon's Senior Trip 1995
Role: Principal Todd Moss
Why we remember him: Students were caught throwing a party at his house. Plus, annoying/or hot mess principals were essential to any cult classic 90s film worth its salt.
- Gargoyles 1994 - 1996
Why we remember him: He was one of the most sadistic and psychopathic members of the Pack and that's saying a lot.
- Iron Man (Series) 1996
Role: The Leader
Why we remember him: He saved the Hulk's life. Lesson learned: Make friends with giants people!
- Hercules (Series) 1998-1999
Why we remember him: He worked alongside another demon named Pain. Go figure.
- Dawn of the Dead 2004
Why we remember him: He chose to be isolated rather than infect (read: eat) the rest of the group. Such a do-gooder, that Frank.
- Watchmen 2009
Why we remember him: He played the electric retired supervillan from the comics.
- 50/50 2011
Why we remembered him: His character's death was the catalyst to Adam's (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) external/internal life crisis.
- Eureka 2006 - 2012
Role: Jim Taggart
Why we remembered him: If it walked like a duck, talked like a duck and somehow posed a biological threat to Eureka, Taggart - the town's only Aussie- would handle it.
- Orphan Black 2013 -2014
Role: Dr. Aldous Leekie
Why we remember him: He was the face of "neolution". Read: maker of clones!
- The Knick 2014
Role: Dr. J.M. Christiansen
Why we remember him: After his death, he appeared in flashbacks in Thackery's visions. Now that's how you leave a lasting impression.
- Olympus (of course ) 2015
Why we remember him: We'll explain why at the end of the season, but for now, enjoy him in all his mad scientist glory via all-new episodes of Olympus every Thursday at 10/9c.