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Freddie Prinze Jr.: 1976—: Actor Biography - Pursued Acting Career After High School, First Leading Role, Starred In Scooby-doo

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Freddie Prinze, Jr.: 1976—: Actor.

With leading roles in She's All That, Summer Catch, and Scooby-Doo, Freddie Prinze, Jr. made his way into the ranks of Hollywood's leading men while he was still in his early twenties. Although his rise to stardom seemed magical, Prinze had to overcome the shadow of his famous father's death when he was just ten months old and the scrutiny that went along with bearing an already-recognizable name. Yet Prinze refused to change his name or succumb to the pressures that led his father to a self-destructive end. Acknowledged as one of the most photogenic and likable new actors of his generation, Prinze indeed maintained a realistic attitude about his career. "Once I settle down and have a family, I'll slow down and sell out and do a cheesy sitcom," the actor joked to Newsweek in 2000 about his busy schedule, "But up until then, I wanna work." Prinze also made headlines with his romance with actress Sarah Michelle Gellar, the star of the popular drama Buffy the Vampire Slayer, whom he met while the two were shooting the horror movie I Know What You Did Last Summer. After dating for more than two years, the couple married in a ceremony held at a seaside resort in Mexico in September of 2002.

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