Freddie Prinze Jr.

Freddie Prinze Jr.

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Updated On March 7, 2021

Freddie Prinze Jr. is an American actor. Freddie Prinze Jr. has starred in films like “She’s All That” and “I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer”. Moreover, he was also named one of People magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People in the year 2000.

What is the relationship status of Freddie Prinze Jr.?

Freddie Prinze Jr. is a married guy and his wife is Sarah Michelle Gellar. The lovers tied the knot on 1st September 2002 in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Western Mexico. Lindsay Sloane was a maid of honor at their wedding. At present, the couple is gifted with two children together, a daughter named Charlotte Grace Prinze, born in September 2009  and a son named Rocky James Prinze, born in September 2012.

Sarah is an American actress, producer, and entrepreneur who made her acting debut in An Invasion of Privacy, which is the made-for-television film. It was after an agent spotted her at the age of four in New York City.

Prinze Jr. and Sarah started dating in 2000 and they were engaged in April 2001. However, they met several years ago. More precisely, they met while filming I Know What You Did Last Summer in the year 1997. Additionally, the couple also appeared together in Scooby-Doo in 2002, Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed in 2004, Happily N’Ever After in 2006, and Star Wars Rebels from 2014 to 2018. The wife also made a non-speaking cameo on the husband’s film She’s All That.

Prior to marrying Sarah, Freddie Jr. was in a romantic relationship with Kimberly McCullough. Kimberly is an American actress, TV director, and dancer. She is also best known for her role as “Robin Scorpio” on the soap opera General Hospital. It is a role which she originated at the young age of 7, playing the character on and off from 1985 to 2001.

The duo dated from 1996 to October 1999 and went their own ways. More precisely, they met when Kimberly when she was on General Hospital and Freddie Jr. expressed that he had no idea why Kimberly broke up with him.

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Caption: Freddie Prinze Jr. sharing kitchen activities with his family. Source: TheRichest

Early Life and Childhood

Freddie Prinze Jr. was born on 8 March 1976 in Los Angeles, California and he is currently 44 years old. He is the single child of actor-comedian Freddie Prinze and real estate agent Katherine (Kathy) Elaine Barber (née Cochran). Sadly, his father passed away with a self-inflicted gunshot wound on 29 January 1977. When this happened, Freddie was only 10 months old. Moreover, his father was also an American stand-up comedian and actor. He was the star of NBC-TV sitcom Chico and the Man from 1974 until his death in 1977.

Freddie Jr. grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico and he was raised as a Catholic. However, he spent the summers in Puerto Rico with his paternal grandmother. Similarly, he embraces Hispanic ancestry since his paternal grandmother was a Puerto Rican from Boquerón. Moreover, Freddie speaks Spanish as part of his heritage.

Additionally, Freddie’s godfather is martial arts legend, Robert Wall. His paternal grandfather namely Edward Karl Pruetzel, was German who was born in 1914 in Berlin. Edward’s parents were Friedrich Karl Prutzel and Eleanor Maria Magdelena Schultes. Edward moved to the United States in 1934.

Similarly, Freddie’s paternal grandmother namely María de Gracia “Mare” Graniela y Ramirez, was a Puerto Rican. The family of Freddie’s mother is from West Virginia and they have Irish, English, Scottish, German, Austrian, and Swiss-German ancestry.

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Caption: Freddie Prinze Jr. with mother Kathy Prinze receiving his father, Freddie Prinze’s posthumous star given on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Hollywood, CA. on December 14, 2004. Source: Zimbio

Education and Interests

Talking about his educational background, Freddie Jr. graduated from La Cueva High School in the year 1994. It is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Later, he joined a culinary school in Pasadena, however, he dropped out when he landed his first film role in For Gillian on her 37th Birthday.

Moreover, Freddie moved to Los Angeles to audition for TV roles after his high school graduation, where he resides today with his wife and children.

Additionally, Freddie Jr. enjoys martial arts, swimming, and tap dancing. Also, he likes collecting comic books. He was also a Junior Golden Gloves winner as a teenager. Moreover, Freddie holds black belts in American Kenpo karate and American tang soo do karate, and a blue belt in Gracie/Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

Professional Life

Freddie appeared on a guest role on the ABC TV series Family Matters in the year 1995. He then starred in a few programs and made-for-TV movies. Later, he made his motion picture debut with To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday in the year 1996. In the following years, Freddie Jr. starred in youth-oriented movies I Know What You Did Last Summer in 1997 and its sequel I Still Know What You Did Last Summer in 1998. These movies made him known to teenage audiences.

Further, Freddie’s first leading role is in the romantic comedy She’s All That 1999. Freddie was supposed to be in I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer in the year 2006 with Brandy and Jennifer again, However, they changed the script and left them out.

Besides appearing in movies, Freddie is also named one of People magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People in the year 2000. The same year in September, People included him in the Best-Dressed list. Prior to his international fame and recognition, Freddie also auditioned for the role of Stu in Scream in the year 1996.

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Caption: Freddie Prinze Jr. in the movie poster of “She’s All That”. Source: Old Millennials Remember

Details about his movies

As of the year 2004, Freddie has co-starred with actor Matthew Lillard for a total of 5 times. The movies they worked on together are Wing Commander (1999), Summer Catch (2001), She’s All That (1999), Scooby-Doo (2002), and Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004).

Later, he disclosed that the hardest part about filming Scooby-Doo (2002), aside from being homesick, was that he had to constantly re-dye his jet black hair blonde to match his character, Fred. After they were done filming the movie, Freddie had to shave his head because the constant bleach ruined his hair.

Further, as a fan of pop culture, Freddie initially turned down Raja Gosnell’s offer to star in Scooby-Doo (2002) because he felt it would not be respecting the original series. However, his real-life love Sarah Michelle Gellar talked him into it. Moreover, in March 2006, Freddie ran his first marathon, The Los Angeles Marathon XXI, with a 05:50:49 finishing time. For this event, he used the name “Freddie James”.

Voice acting

Freddie voiced a pilot in a Vatta’s War: Trading in Danger graphic audiobook. He also voiced different characters in BioWare video games: Lieutenant James Vega in Mass Effect 3 and The Iron Bull in Dragon Age: Inquisition. Freddie then returned to the role of James Vega again for the animated feature film Mass Effect: Paragon Lost, dubbed by FUNimation. Then, from the year 2014 until 2018, Freddie was the voice of Kanan Jarrus, one of the last surviving Jedi Knights, on the Disney XD series Star Wars Rebels.

Working with WWE

Freddie Jr. is a WWE fan and he was seen on television in attendance at the March 2008 WrestleMania XXIV pay-per-view as well as its preceding Hall of Fame ceremony. Freddie also made a cameo on an episode of The Dirt Sheet. It is an online program hosted by wrestlers John Morrison and The Miz. Additionally, Freddie had also created an official profile on WWE’s “Universe” blog community where he would regularly write his thoughts about the current goings-on in the world of WWE.

Furthermore, Freddie appeared on Raw as a special guest host on 17 August 2009. he was assaulted by The then WWE Champion Randy Orton assaulted Freddie after he refused to bail Orton out of his tag team match with John Cena. Orton was due to challenge John Cena in the upcoming SummerSlam.

Later on 1st October 2010, Freddie returned to WWE in a role as producer and director. On the episode of November 1, 2010, of Monday Night RAW, Freddie made an on-screen appearance as Vince McMahon’s doctor. It was a dream sequence scene that coincided with Linda McMahon’s attempt in trying to win a seat in the Senate for the state of Connecticut.

Awards and Net Worth

Talking about the awards that Freddie has bagged, he has won three titles. They are Sexiest Love Scene and Choice Actor at 1999 Teen Choice Awards for the film She’s All That, Choice Actor at 2000 Teen Choice Awards for the film Down To You, Favorite Movie Couple at 2000 Blimp Award for the film She’s All That. 

Moving on, Freddie bought a $3 million, 5-bedroom, 4000 square foot house in the San Fernando Valley in September 2000. He has a net worth of $19 million dollars. His involvement in movies, TV shows, etc influences his net worth. Additionally, his wife is also an actress whose net worth estimation is $20 million,

Body Measurements and Social Media

Talking about Freddie’s body measurement stats, he stands tall at a height of 1.85 m, which equals 6 feet or 73 inches and his weight is around 70 kgs. Other than these, there is no information about his chest-waist-hip, biceps, dress size, shoe size, etc. Nevertheless, Freddie has black hair and dark brown hair color. However, due to aging, his hair is slowly turning grey.

Talking about his social media presence, Freddie has 898k followers on his Instagram handle @realfreddieprinze with 352 posts as of March 2020. Moreover, he is also available on Twitter with the handle @RealFPJr. He joined Twitter in August 2014 and so far has 143.4k followers.

Freddie is also a part of a Youtube channel “GeggHead” – Good Evening & Good Game. The channel exists in this realm to make viewers laugh at nerdy stuff like Board/Deck Games, Video Games, Table Top Games, Combat Sports MMA, Sketch Comedy, and more. They created the channel on 13 February 2018 and they also have a Facebook page with the same name.