is an American actor and singer. He is best known for his roles as David Lightman in the 1983
cold war film WarGames
, the titular character in the 1986
teen comedy film Ferris Bueller's Day Off
, Leo Bloom in Mel Brooks
' Tony Award
-winning musical The Producers
, Colonel Robert Gould Shaw
in the 1989
drama war film Glory
, Steven Kovacs in the 1996 dark comedy The Cable Guy,
and Dr. Niko "Nick" Tatopoulos
in the 1998
sci-fi film Godzilla
and Ben Singer in the 2009 drama Wonderful World
. He also voiced Adam Flayman in the 2007 DreamWorks animation film Bee Movie
and the titular character in the 2008 adaptation of The Tale of Desperaux.
For Disney, he voiced adult Simba in the 1994 animated film The Lion King, and its sequels, The Lion King II: Simba's Pride and The Lion King 1½. He also played the titular character and RoboGadget in the 1999 live-action film Inspector Gadget. He also voiced Tack the Cobbler in the 1993 Miramax cut of The Thief and The Cobbler. Additionally, he portrayed Professor Harold Hill in the 2003 television film The Music Man. He also played Steven Schetz in the 2004 Touchstone Pictures film The Last Shot.
Matthew Broderick behind the scenes of The Lion King.
Matthew Broderick and Anika Noni Rose
speak onstage during the 2011 Tony Awards.
Matthew Broderick with his wife, Sarah Jessica Parker at premiere of Rules Don't Apply in October 2016.
Matthew Broderick visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in December 2016.