Who is Breckin Meyer?
Breckin Erin Meyer was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA, on 7 May 1974 – his zodiac sign is Taurus and he holds American nationality. He’s an actor, writer and a musician, who’s probably still known best for his portrayal of the lead character Nick Schaffer in the 2001 action adventure comedy movie “Rat Race” written by Andy Breckman, directed by Jerry Zucker, and which also starred Amy Smart and Whoopi Goldberg. It follows a rich owner of a Las Vegas casino who organizes a race for his customers, with the winner getting a huge money prize. The movie was nominated for three awards.
Breckin Meyer (aka. Travis from #Clueless) celebrated the movie's 20th anniversary in the best way: http://eonli.ne/1Gwr3o8
Early life, family and education
Breckin was raised in Minneapolis alongside his brothers Frank (older) and Adam (younger) by their father Christopher William Meyer who was a management consultant, and their mother Dorothy Ann who was a microbiologist and a travel agent.
Breckin became interested in acting while still attending elementary school, and was 12 years old when cast to voice Spud in the short animated adventure series “Potato Head Kids”. In 1988 he enrolled at Beverly Hills High School, and the same year saw him play Gary Cosey in the episode “Heart of Darkness” of the family comedy series “The Wonder Years” which was a hit, winning 25 awards including a Golden Globe, while it was nominated for 70 other awards.
Still in high school, Breckin appeared in the series “Chicken Soup”, “L. A. Law” and “The Jackie Thomas Show”, as well as in the movies “… Where’s Rodney?”, “Camp Cucamonga” and “Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare”.
Upon matriculating in 1992, Breckin enrolled at California State University, however, he immediately decided to focus on his acting career, and chose not to pursue a college degree.
Roles in TV series
Breckin has been credited with appearing in more than 80 movies and TV series, and we’re about to mention some of his most notable performances in this article.
He gained recognition in 1995, when cast to portray Mike Solomon, one of the lead characters in the comedy “The Home Court”, which also starred Pamela Reed and Charles Rocket, and follows both the private and business life of a family court judge from Chicago.
The following years saw him appear in an episode or two of many series, until in 2001 cast to play the main character Adam Schwartz in the comedy “Inside Schwartz”, created by Stephen Engel and which also starred Miriam Shor and Bryan Callen. It follows the life of a minor league sportscaster after being dumped by his long-term girlfriend. In 2003, he played another lead character, Tom, in the comedy “Married to the Kellys” created by Tom Hertz, and which also starred Josh Braaten and Derek Waters. It follows a man who decides to move to Kansas from New York, so that his wife could be closer to her family.
From 2000 to 2010, Breckin voiced the supporting character Joseph Gribble in the animated comedy drama “King of the Hill”, created by Greg Daniels and Mike Judge, while Mike also starred in it alongside Kathy Najimy and Pamela Adlon.
It follows the lives of a propane salesman and his dysfunctional family living in Arlen, Texas – the series won 13 awards including two Primetime Emmys, while it was nominated for 56 other awards.
From 2011 to 2014, Breckin starred as Jared Franklin in the hit crime comedy “Franklin & Bash” which also starred Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Reed Diamond, and follows two lawyers who, after winning a huge case, are hired by one of the most successful law companies. In 2018, he portrayed the supporting character Trey Kirkman in the mystery action drama “Designated Survivor”, while he also voiced various characters in 15 episodes of the animated comedy “SuperMansion”.
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— Breckin Meyer (@breckinmeyer) March 14, 2021
From 2005 to 2020, Breckin voiced Superman, Jesus Christ and various other characters in 106 of the 206 episodes of the animated adventure comedy “Robot Chicken”, which starred Seth Green, Breckin and Matthew Senreich; each episode tells a different story, often mocking popular movies and comic books. It won 10 awards including six Primetime Emmys, while it was nominated for 31 other awards.
Roles in movies
The year 1995 saw Breckin appear in three movies: the thriller “Payback”, the drama “Betrayed: A Story of Three Women” and the romantic comedy “Clueless” which was a hit, winning six of the 17 awards it was nominated for.
He gained recognition in the following year after being cast to portray the supporting character Mitt in the fantasy horror “The Craft”, which starred Robin Tunney, Neve Campbell and Fairuza Balk, and follows four girls who are into witchcraft and conjuring spells to hurt whoever angers them.
Breckin was then invited to play supporting characters in numerous movies – some of the most popular among these were the 1996 action science fiction adventure “Escape from L. A.”, the crime comedy “Go” and the biographical thriller drama “The Insider” both in 1999.
Breckin remained just as busy in the new millennium – the year 2000 saw him star as Josh in the comedy “Road Trip”, which follows four friends going on a trip after one of them sent a wrong illicit tape to his female friend; the movie won four of the 13 awards it was nominated for. In 2001, Breckin played Charlie McKay in the evergreen romantic fantasy comedy “Kate & Leopold” which starred Meg Ryan and Liev Schreiber, and follows the events in the life of an English Duke after he’s transported from the year 1876 to modern day New York. The film won one of the six awards it was nominated for, which included an Oscar.
In 2002, Breckin voiced Pinocchio in the English version of the eponymous fantasy comedy movie, and went on to voice the lead character Jon in the 2004 animated family comedy “Garfield”, as well as in its 2006 sequel “Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties”. In 2008, he was cast to voice multiple characters in the animated family comedy “Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II”, written and directed by Seth Green who also starred in it alongside Abraham Benrubi and Bob Bergen. The movie was a hit, winning four awards including a Primetime Emmy, while it was nominated for three other awards.
A couple of Breckin’s following notable performances were in the 2009 romantic fantasy comedy “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past”, and later that year the crime comedy “The Maiden Heist”.
The next decade saw Brecking mostly in TV performances, but also the 2018 romantic comedy “California No”, and in 2019 he was cast to star alongside Seth Green and Brenda Song in Seth’s comedy drama “Changeland”, which follows two friends on a trip to Thailand.
Breckin’s most recent role in a movie has been his portrayal of Mark in the 2020 comedy drama “Unpregnant”, and he has recently finished shooting for the upcoming romantic crime comedy “Happily”, set to be released on 19 March 2021. Breckin’s currently shooting for two other upcoming movies: the comedy “The Enormity of Life” and the short drama “No Man’s Land”.
Breckin has 10 writing credits; several “Robot Chicken” movies such as the 2007 “Robot Chicken: Star Wars”, the 2008 “Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II” and the 2012 “Robot Chicken: DC Comics Special”.
He wrote and produced 31 episodes of the romantic comedy series “Men at Work” (2012-14), wrote 29 episodes of the series “Robot Chicken”, plus two episodes of the series “Franklin & Bash”.
Breckin’s other producing credit is the 2019 movie “Changeland”.
He performed two songs in the movie “Road Trip”, the song “Umbrella” in the film “Robot Chicken: Star Wars III”, and the song “Cat’s in the Cradle” in the episode “Terms of Endaredevil” of the series “Robot Chicken”.
Breckin received special thanks for the 1999 action comedy movie “Tail Lights Fade”.
He has been featured in many documentaries, such as the 1993 film “Tom Arnold: The Naked Truth 3”, the 2001 movie “The Best of Colin’s Sleazy Friends”, and the 2005 short film “’Clueless’: Language Arts”. Breckin has also appeared in a couple of TV specials – “The 18th Annual People’s Choice Awards” in 1992, “The 1998 Annual ShoWest Awards”, and the “Comic-Con ’09 Live”.
He has made a guest appearance in numerous talk-shows, such as “The Social”, “The Marilyn Denis Show”, and “Celebrity Page”.
Awards and nominations
Breckin has been nominated for 11 awards winning three: a 2003 Razzie Award for Worst Actor for his performance in “Pinocchio”, a 2009 Annie Award for Best Writing in an Animated Television Production or Short Form for “Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II” (shared with nine others), and a 2011 Annie Award for Best Writing in a Television Production for “Robot Chicken: Star Wars III” (shared with 12 others).
Some of the other awards he has been nominated for include five Primetime Emmys, a Teen Choice Award and a Young Artist Award.
Love life and relationships
Breckin is more or less secretive when it comes to his love life, as he tries to keep his personal matters away from the media’s attention, however, a lot is still known about his former wife and current girlfriend.
On 14 October 2001, he married Deborah Kaplan who’s a movie director and a screenwriter, probably known best for the movies “Can’t Hardly Wait”, and “Josie and the Pussycats” which she co-directed, in 1998 and 2001, respectively. Deborah gave birth to their two daughters, but the following decade saw her and Breckin split many times; their divorce was finalized in 2014.
Breckin is today in a relationship with Lindsey Godfrey, an American actress perhaps known best for her portrayal of Sarah Horton in the long-running soap opera “Days of Our Lives”.
As of March 2021, Breckin’s in a relationship, has been married once, and has two daughters.
Hobbies and other interests
Breckin’s a musician too – in 1995 he began playing drums for the band The Streetwalking Cheetahs, while his brother Frank is also a member. He went on to sing their songs “Dave” and “Carnival”; the band has released two albums.
He’s a huge fan of video games, and has played on various consoles such as PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and Xbox.
Breckin’s interested in sports, and is said to be an avid soccer player, while he also enjoys skiing, snowboarding and swimming. He also likes watching sports on TV – his favorite is soccer.
He looks up to actors such as John Goodman, Michael Keaton and Richard Dreyfuss; a couple of movies Breckin enjoys watching the most are “”Mr. Holland’s Opus”, “What About Bob” and “Always”.
He’s passionate about travelling, and has been all around the US and to a couple of European and Asian countries.
Age, height and net worth
Breckin’s age is 46. He has short brown hair and blue eyes, his height is 5ft 6ins (1.68m) and he weighs around 145lbs (65kgs).
As of March 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $8 million.