Birth Name: Matthew Lyn Lillard
Place of Birth: Lansing, Michigan, U.S.
Date of Birth: January 24, 1970
Ethnicity: English, Irish, possibly other
Matthew Lillard is an American actor, voice actor, director, and producer. His roles include the films Hackers, Scream, She’s All That, SLC Punk!, Summer Catch, Thir13en Ghosts, Without a Paddle, The Descendants, Trouble with the Curve, and Five Nights at Freddy’s, and the series Twin Peaks: The Return and Good Girls. He has also played Shaggy Rogers in two Scooby-Doo live action films, as well as voiced the character in animation and other properties for over a decade.
He was raised mostly in Tustin, California. He is married to Heather Helm, with whom he has three children.
Matthew’s paternal grandparents were possibly William R. Lillard and Betty E. William was born in Maryland. Betty was born in Washington.
Matthew’s maternal grandfather was Walter Paul Matthews, Jr. (the son of Walter Paul Matthews and Winifred O’Hara). Matthew’s grandfather Walter was born in England. Matthew’s great-grandfather Walter was the son of William Matthews and Rachel. Winifred was the daughter of Patrick O’Hara, whose parents were Irish, and of Harriet Jones.
Matthew’s maternal grandmother was Sarah Denise Eaton (the daughter of Frank McKinley Eaton and Grace Margrette Barton). Frank was the son of William/Will C. Eaton and Sarah Elizabeth Keesling. Grace was the daughter of William Branson Barton and Emma W. White.
Sources: Matthew’s maternal grandfather, Walter Paul Matthews, Jr., on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Matthew’s maternal great-grandfather, Walter Paul Matthews, on the 1911 England and Wales Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Matthew’s maternal great-grandmother, Winifred O’Hara, on the 1901 England and Wales Census – https://www.familysearch.org