Freddie Prinze, Jr. was born on March 8th, 1976 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He attended three different schools during his childhood, these were Eldorado, Sandia and La Cueva. After graduating in 1994, Freddie moved to L.A. to focus on an acting career and immediately garnered featured roles on several episodic series. One of these was "Family Matters" (1989) in which Freddie had a four-line part in the episode "The Gun". He played a punk kid who brought a gun to school. "That was my big break, and I thought it was huge," says Freddie. He then went on to appear in a few afterschool specials including _Too Soon for Jeff (1996) (TV)_ (qv), and Detention: The Siege at Johnson High (1997) (TV) co-starring Rick Schroeder and Henry Winkler.