More Matthew Broderick Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Good Boy)Matthew Broderick, a two-time Tony Award-winning stage actor and instantly recognizable film presence, recently starred in the critically acclaimed You Can Count on Me and the telefilm version of The Music Man. He also earned considerable acclaim starring opposite Nathan Lane in the critically acclaimed Broadway run of a new musical version of Mel Brooks' classic film The Producers. For his performance in The Producers, he was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical.
Broderick starred in the smash hits Godzilla, Addicted to Love and the dark comedy The Cable Guy opposite Jim Carrey. He also starred in the blockbuster Inspector Gadget.
A New York native, Broderick made his professional stage debut at age 17 opposite his father, James, in On Valentine's Day. His performance in Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song Trilogy won him the Outer Critic's Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor. Broderick won his first Tony Award for Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs and starred in the play's sequel, Biloxi Blues. He won his second Tony for his role as J. Pierrepont Finch in the Broadway revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. He also appeared opposite Ellen Burstyn, Hallie Foote and Polly Holliday in Death of a Papa.
Broderick has also starred in such blockbuster films as Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Glory, War Games, and Disney's The Lion King (as the adult voice of Simba). Additional credits include Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, Max Dugan Returns, Project X, Family Business, The Freshman and The Night We Never Met.
In addition to his stage, screen and Broadway credits, Broderick also appeared in the Showtime film Master Harold and the Boys and the TNT production of David Mamet's A Life in the Theater, for which he received an Emmy nomination.