Matthew Lyn Lillard (born January 24, 1970) is an American actor, director, producer, and voice artist. He is known for his roles as Stu Macher in Scream, Stevo in SLC Punk, and Shaggy Rogers in the Scooby-Doo film series; he has taken over providing the voice of Shaggy in the cartoon series since the reboot Mystery Incorporated.Lillard was born in Lansing, Michigan, the son of Paula and Jeffrey Lillard. He grew up in Tustin, California. He has a younger sister, Amy, and attended Foothill High school in Santa Ana, California. He later attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena, California with fellow actor Paul Rudd. He also attended Circle in the Square in New York.
1. WHEN YOU’RE MAKING AN INDEPENDENT FILM WHAT YOU DON’T HAVE IN TIME AND MONEY YOU HAVE TO MAKEUP WITH CREATIVITY AND DILIGENCE.
2. I LIKE DOING FAMILY FILMS.
3. I THINK ONE OF THE MAIN REASON’S RICK ROSENTHAL AND WHITEWATER PICTURES DECIDED TO ‘GET IN BED WITH ME’ ON ‘FAT KID’ WAS BECAUSE I CAME IN WITH A STRONG BUSINESS PLAN AS WELL AS A CREATIVE VISION ON HOW TO MAKE THE FILM.
4. HOLLYWOOD USED TO BE RUN BY ARTISTS AND PEOPLE WHO LOVED ARTISTS… PEOPLE WHO WANTED TO MAKE MOVIES FOR ALL THE RIGHT REASONS. FOR THE LOVE. THE ART. TO TELL STORIES. YES TO MAKE MONEY AS WELL, BUT IT WAS ABOUT BOTH. NOW I FEEL, IT’S MOSTLY ABOUT BOTTOM LINE AND MAKING MONEY.
5. I GOT INTO A BAD JAG OF MOVIES THAT HELPED PAY THE RENT AND I THOUGHT WOULD HELP FURTHER ME ALONG.
6. NOW, MORE THEN EVER, WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO MAKE FILMS FOR ALMOST NOTHING AND THAT’S BROKEN DOWN ALL BARRIERS OF ENTRY. I THINK IT’S A NEW GOLDEN AGE OF FILM-MAKING. WITH THAT, THERE NEEDS TO BE THE ABILITY TO RECOUP INVESTMENT DOLLARS, PEOPLE NEED TO MAKE MONEY.
7. CHARACTER ACTORS ARE BECOMING A THING OF THE PAST. THEY’RE JUST GOING BY THE WAYSIDE. THEY’RE JUST CUTTING THROUGH THAT CALIBER OF ACTING.
8. I ALWAYS THINK THAT I’M THE BEST THING IN A LOT OF BAD MOVIES. PERSONALLY, I HAVE TO. I THINK THAT I LIKE ME AS AN ACTOR.
9. THERE ARE SEVERAL TIMES WHEN I WALKED INTO A ROOM AND JUST FELT LIKE SUCH A SHAM. THAT’S THE PROBLEM WITH AUDITIONING.