Freddie Prince, Jr. has an incredibly normal job today
Fans of 90s movies will remember Freddie Prinze Jr. With his boyish looks, he seemed poised to become the next Hollywood star when he appeared in the classic horror film ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’. Prince Jr. followed that film with its sequel, “I Still Know What You Did Last Summer,” but he became the apple of every teen’s eye when he appeared in the romantic comedy “She’s All That.”
So, what has Prince Jr. done in recent years? Although he occasionally appears in film projects, you may be surprised to learn that Prinze Jr. has left much of his fame for something even more rewarding – Prinze Jr. says he doesn’t miss acting. “Yeah, I didn’t miss it [acting] not at all when I ran away,” said Prinze Jr People in 2020. “And the business had changed so much, nothing more filmed in LA, but maybe four or five projects a year.”
He didn’t even know he was in one of his biggest recent movies, “Star Wars: Rise of the Skywalker.” “I didn’t even know until the movie came out,” he told Additional in 2020, after appearing in an uncredited vocal cameo. Today, Prince Jr. a job many American men do: he’s a stay-at-home dad.
Freddie Prince Jr. is a proud father
Freddie Prince Jr. married his “I Know What You Did Last Summer” and “Scooby-Doo” co-star Sarah Michelle Gellar in 2002 and together they are the proud parents of two children: daughter Charlotte Grace and son Rocky James. “I wanted to be a stay-at-home dad,” he said GQ in 2016. “I wanted to cook breakfast and dinner for my kids every day.”
Prince Jr. himself faced tragedy early in life after his father Freddie Prinze Sr. died by suicide when Prince Jr. was just a child. Prince Jr. grew up without a father and had a breakdown years later when he learned of his father’s death. “No one in my family could cope with how my father’s legacy ended, so I had to write at least one more chapter that was positive. You can’t end the book on that or it’s a Shakespearean tragedy. It’s a Greek tragedy “, he said. continued.
According to Rush, Prince Jr. wanted to be a positive force in his children’s lives and that meant being present for them. Though he’s appeared in more recent projects, such as the short-lived revival of “Punky Brewster,” the ’90s star has essentially retired from acting.
Freddie Prince Jr. shows off his cooking skills
Even Sarah Michelle Gellar, wife of Freddie Prinze Jr., is jealous of how much time he spends with the kids. She once said that they often argued about who could stay with the kids, but she decided he was a natural.
“He loves it,” said Gellar We Weekly in 2012. “We argue about who gets to stay at home. You’d think it would be the opposite, the parents would say, ‘No, I’m going to work!’ but he says, ‘You stayed home for two years! It’s my turn!'”
In addition to being a stay-at-home dad, Prinze Jr. found a new calling as a celebrity chef. Perhaps all those meals for his children were an inspiration. According to People, brought Prince Jr. published a cookbook “Back in the Kitchen” in 2016, with 75 original recipes. He also does occasional voice work, such as Kanan Jarrus on the animated show “Star Wars: Rebels”.
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