Matthew Broderick is an American actor and singer. His roles include the title character in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and the voice of Simba in Disney’s The Lion King. He has won two Tony Awards, one for Best Featured Actor in a Play for Brighton Beach Memoirs.
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Matthew Broderick is an American actor and singer. His roles include the title character in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and the voice of Simba in Disney’s The Lion King. He has won two Tony Awards, one for Best Featured Actor in a Play for Brighton Beach Memoirs. In 2006, for his contributions to the film industry, he was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame with a motion pictures star located at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard. In 2013, he starred the Broadway musical Nice Work If You Can Get It where he went on to receive a nomination for the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. Recently Broderik starred in the Netflix series Daybreak. He is the son of Patricia, a playwright, actress, and painter, and James BroDerick, an actor and World War II veteran. His mother was Jewish, a descendant of Jewish immigrants from Germany and Poland. His father was a Catholic of Irish, and some English, descent.
His first film role was WarGames, a summer hit in 1983, in which he played the main role of David Lightman, a Seattle teen hacker. He next played Philippe Gaston in Ladyhawke, in 1985. He then won the role of the charming, clever slacker in the 1986 film FerrisBueller’s Day Off. In 1989, he played Harvey Fierstein’s lover Alan, in the screen adaptation of Torch Song Trilogy. He starred in Glory, where he received favorable reviews for his portrayal of the American Civil War officer Robert Gould Shaw. He won recognition for two roles: The Cable Guy with Jim Carrey and The Thief with Denzel Washington, which had originally been intended as a silent film. He also voiced Tack in Miramax’s version of The Thief and the controversial Mirax version of Mirax’s The Thief. In the 1990s, Broderrick was the voice for adult adult Simba, and he also directed himself in Good Boy! and Bee Movie.
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