In case you don’t already have today marked on your calendar, we just wanted to remind you that it’s a VERY special day! And not because you’ve now made it 4 days into Lent without having a sip of caffeine!
Today is special because it’s Freddie Prinze Jr.‘s 38th birthday!
While FPJ has definitely scaled back on screen time to focus on his family in recent years, chances are if you had a heartbeat and a TV in the 90′s you spent a LOT of time staring at his lovely mug!
It all started with a guest spot on Family Matters in 1995 when Freddie played a tough guy who refused to give up his gun! Although he may have changed his mind if Laura Winslow threw some cash or concert tickets his way!
The very next year he made his feature film debut in To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday, and while it may not have been his most memorable role, he went on to teach us a lot of valuable lessons on the big screen in the upcoming years!
For example, in I Know What You Did Last Summer, Freddie taught us that if you and your friends hit someone with your car and try to dispose of the body, you’ll be hunted down by a murderer with a hook!
And he taught us that what really matters is what’s on the inside in She’s All That! Although it did take a makeover and a childish bet for him to reach this conclusion!
FPJ also taught us dudes who play hacky sack could be pretty complicated, despite their bro-ish exterior!
Along with Y2K came a slew of TV gigs on high profile shows like Frazier and Friends, and he even did some voice work for the video game Mass Effect 3 in 2012!
Although there were also a few regrettable roles thrown into the mix as well…
But despite all of the highs and lows of his career, we’ll always take 90′s FPJ any day of the week, because even though his name is Prinze we all know he’s really the King of the decade!
Happy birthday, Freddie!![Images via ABC, NBC, Columbia Pictures, Miramax, Warner Bros, Triumph Films.]
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