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20 Matt Frewer Roles You Know & Love(d)

Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 11:33

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.
 

  1. The Lords of Discipline 1983



    Role: Senior 
    Why we remember him: There's no such thing as a small role, kids - only small actors.
     
  2. Max Headroom 1985



    Role:  Max Headroom
    Why we remember him: See image above. Nuff said.
     
  3. St. Elsewhere 1987



    Role: Pee-Wee
    Why we remember him: He tried to thaw out ice princess Dr. Carol Novino with his affection.
     
  4. Miami Vice 1988



    Role: Cliff King
    Why we remember him: As the head of transporation for the Carrera cocaine empire, "nothing moved without him".
     
  5. 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.
     
  6. Star Trek: The Next Generation 1991



    Role: Berlinghoff Rasmussen
    Why we remember him: He stole time - literally.
     
  7. 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!
     
  8. Batman: The Animated Series



    Role: Side the Squid AKA Sidney Debris
    Why we remember him: He's the guy who (accidentally) killed Batman.
     
  9. 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".
     
  10. 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.
     
  11. Gargoyles 1994 - 1996



    Role: Jackal
    Why we remember him: He was one of the most sadistic and psychopathic members of the Pack and that's saying a lot.
     
  12. Iron Man (Series) 1996



    Role: The Leader
    Why we remember him: He saved the Hulk's life. Lesson learned: Make friends with giants people!
     
  13. Hercules (Series) 1998-1999



    Role: Panic
    Why we remember him: He worked alongside another demon named Pain. Go figure.
     
  14. Dawn of the Dead 2004



    Role: Frank
    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.
     
  15. Watchmen 2009



    Role: Moloch
    Why we remember him: He played the electric retired supervillan from the comics.
     
  16. 50/50 2011



    Role: Mitch
    Why we remembered him: His character's death was the catalyst to Adam's (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) external/internal life crisis.
     
  17. 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.
     
  18. Orphan Black 2013 -2014



    Role: Dr. Aldous Leekie
    Why we remember him: He was the face of "neolution". Read: maker of clones!
     
  19. 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.
     
  20. Olympus (of course ) 2015



    Role: Daedalus
    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.