Matt Frewer (Flummoxed Policeman)

Matt Frewer

Matt Frewer

MATT FREWER (Flummoxed Policeman) has a long list of comic and dramatic roles to his credit, but he will always be remembered for his creation of pop-culture icon Max Headroom. He’s done a stint on Bates Motel, and the mini-series Delete.  Most recently he completed six episodes of Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi TV series, Falling Skies and  Orphan Black for BBC America. Other credits include the Stephen King mini-series Bag of Bones opposite Pierce Brosnan, and the feature film 50/50 with Seth Rogan. In 2010 he starred in Hallmark Channel’s Battle of the Bulbs, and was nominated for a Gemini Award for his performance in Nick Willing’s Alice, co-starring Oscar winner Kathy Bates. In 2009 he shot four feature films including Frankie and Alice with Halle Barry, and Zack Snyder’s major Warner Brothers release, The Watchmen.  He previously worked with Snyder in the 2004 film Dawn of the Dead, one of the top-grossing zombie films of all time. In South Africa he shot Darfur and in China he was the lead in the action/adventure film Wushu Warrior.  Among other memorable roles, he played Rick Moranis’ neighbour in Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, and a nefarious computer genius in Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace.  Additional features include Short Time with Dabney Coleman, National Lampoon’s Senior Trip, Orphan Black for BBC America, Falling Skies for TNT.

Frewer was series regular on Eureka (Sci-Fi), Intelligence (CBC), Doctor, Doctorand Shaky Ground. He starred in three Sherlock Holmes films (CTV and the Odyssey Channel) and guested on such series as St. Elsewhere, Miami Vice and Star Trek-The Next Generation.   He had notable turns as historian Edwin O Reischauer in the American Playhouse presentation Long Shadow (PBS), was an arsonist  in the ABC miniseries The Stand, based on the Stephen King novel, and portrayed Alexander Haig in Kissinger and Nixon (TNT) to name but a few.

The son of a Royal Canadian Navy officer, Frewer was born in Washington, D.C., and raised in Victoria, B.C. and Ottawa, Ontario.  He trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, graduating from its three-year acting course in 1980.