Quirky character actor Matt Frewer spun a great turn as the equally quirky “Professor” Berlinghoff Rasmussen in TNG’s “A Matter of Time,” but will forever be known as Max Headroom, the outrageous 1990s icon of the then-new digital animation age. Max Headroom, speaking as a DJ-spun rap record in skips and repeats, appeared only as an on-screen character in a framed TV monitor—first as an advertising character for Coca-Cola. Frewer appeared live as Max’s alter ego when the character was developed into a prophetic yet short-lived television series which lasted but a season on ABC in 1987-88.
Born in 1958, the Washington, D.C. native is now also familiar to newer audiences as retired villain Morloch in the Watchmen film of 2010 and as Ron Taggart in the first two seasons of Eureka. Frewer also starred in the sitcom Doctor, Doctor, and appeared in high-profile roles in the films The Fourth Protocol, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, and the 2004 remake of Dawn of the Dead. In his booming voice-over career, his characters have been heard on the animated Batman and The Incredible Hulk.