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Freddie Prinze Jr

Actor Best Known for his Late '90s and Early '00s Films Targeted at Teenage Audiences

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Prinze worked at several comedy clubs in New York City, including Catch a Rising Star and The Improv. For his budding career as a comedian, he changed his name to Prinze. He chose that because, according to his friend David Brenner, he wanted to be known as the "King" of comedy, but Alan King already had that last name, so he would be the "Prince" of comedy instead.

In 1973, he made his first TV appearance on one of the last episodes of The Jack Paar Show. In December 1973, he had his biggest break, an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Prinze was the first young comedian to be asked to sit down and chat with Carson on his first appearance. He went on to appear, as well as guest host, The Tonight Show on numerous occasions after that.

From 1974 to 1977, he starred as Francisco "Chico" Rodriguez in the NBC TV series Chico and the Man with Jack Albertson. Both Prinze and the show were an instant hit.

Prinze made several appearances on the Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts, most notably at the roasts for Sammy Davis Jr. and Muhammad Ali.

In 1976, he starred in a made-for-TV movie, The Million Dollar Rip-Off. Also in 1975, he released a comedy album that was taped live at Mr. Kelly's in Chicago titled Loooking Goood, his catch phrase from Chico and the Man.

Prinze had a little-known talent for singing, examples of which were heard in the background of the title song of the Tony Orlando and Dawn album To Be With You, in his appearances on their variety show, and on rare occasions on his own sitcom.

Prinze dated actresses Lisa Farringer, and Pam Grier, among others. He was also good friends with Kitty Bruce, daughter of the late Lenny Bruce, whom Prinze admired. He and Kitty Bruce were reported to have been engaged to be married at one time, but the rumor was never substantiated.

He married Katherine Cochran in October 1975. They had one son, Freddie James Prinze, who later became an actor. The son's middle name was in honor of James Komack, producer of Chico and the Man.

In 1976, after his arrest for driving under the influence of Quaaludes, his wife filed for divorce on the grounds that his escalating dependence on drugs was endangering her and their son.

In 2001, TV Land began showing reruns of Chico and the Man. The show became popular once more and gained a whole new generation of fans for Prinze and the show, as well as rekindling the interest of old fans.

In 2005, Freddie Prinze Jr. had a show on ABC called Freddie. Although it didn't last long, it was notable for two things: The pilot episode was dedicated to Freddie Prinze. Prinze Junior's production company is called Hunga Rican, Excitable Boy, and in the background, Prinze Senior is heard saying: "Looking Good!"

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    Speaking fees for Freddie Prinze Jr, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Freddie Prinze Jr are $50,000 - $100,000 for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Freddie Prinze Jr, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
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    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Freddie Prinze Jr for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Freddie Prinze Jr for your next private or corporate function.
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Freddie Prinze Jr Biography

Prinze worked at several comedy clubs in New York City, including Catch a Rising Star and The Improv. For his budding career as a comedian, he changed his name to Prinze. He chose that because, according to his friend David Brenner, he wanted to be known as the "King" of comedy, but Alan King already had that last name, so he would be the "Prince" of comedy instead.

In 1973, he made his first TV appearance on one of the last episodes of The Jack Paar Show. In December 1973, he had his biggest break, an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Prinze was the first young comedian to be asked to sit down and chat with Carson on his first appearance. He went on to appear, as well as guest host, The Tonight Show on numerous occasions after that.

From 1974 to 1977, he starred as Francisco "Chico" Rodriguez in the NBC TV series Chico and the Man with Jack Albertson. Both Prinze and the show were an instant hit.

Prinze made several appearances on the Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts, most notably at the roasts for Sammy Davis Jr. and Muhammad Ali.

In 1976, he starred in a made-for-TV movie, The Million Dollar Rip-Off. Also in 1975, he released a comedy album that was taped live at Mr. Kelly's in Chicago titled Loooking Goood, his catch phrase from Chico and the Man.

Prinze had a little-known talent for singing, examples of which were heard in the background of the title song of the Tony Orlando and Dawn album To Be With You, in his appearances on their variety show, and on rare occasions on his own sitcom.

Prinze dated actresses Lisa Farringer, and Pam Grier, among others. He was also good friends with Kitty Bruce, daughter of the late Lenny Bruce, whom Prinze admired. He and Kitty Bruce were reported to have been engaged to be married at one time, but the rumor was never substantiated.

He married Katherine Cochran in October 1975. They had one son, Freddie James Prinze, who later became an actor. The son's middle name was in honor of James Komack, producer of Chico and the Man.

In 1976, after his arrest for driving under the influence of Quaaludes, his wife filed for divorce on the grounds that his escalating dependence on drugs was endangering her and their son.

In 2001, TV Land began showing reruns of Chico and the Man. The show became popular once more and gained a whole new generation of fans for Prinze and the show, as well as rekindling the interest of old fans.

In 2005, Freddie Prinze Jr. had a show on ABC called Freddie. Although it didn't last long, it was notable for two things: The pilot episode was dedicated to Freddie Prinze. Prinze Junior's production company is called Hunga Rican, Excitable Boy, and in the background, Prinze Senior is heard saying: "Looking Good!"

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  • Sarah Michelle Gellar Interview - Buffy, Freddie Prinze Jr, Cruel ...
  • Freddie Prinze Jr on Rachel Ray. (2010) - YouTube
  • Freddie Prinze Jr on Jimmy Fallon. (2010) - YouTube

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  • How do I book Freddie Prinze Jr to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Freddie Prinze Jr for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Freddie Prinze Jr, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Freddie Prinze Jr or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Freddie Prinze Jr

    Speaking fees for Freddie Prinze Jr, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Freddie Prinze Jr are $50,000 - $100,000 for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Freddie Prinze Jr, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Freddie Prinze Jr speak about?

    Freddie Prinze Jr is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Actors.
  • Where does Freddie Prinze Jr travel from?

    Freddie Prinze Jr generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Freddie Prinze Jr’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Freddie Prinze Jr for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Freddie Prinze Jr for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Freddie Prinze Jr or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Freddie Prinze Jr is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Freddie Prinze Jr for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Freddie Prinze Jr generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Sarah Michelle Gellar, Linda Cardellini, Demián Bichir, Oscar Jaenada and Michael Steger. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Freddie Prinze Jr for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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  • Sarah Michelle Gellar Interview - Buffy, Freddie Prinze Jr, Cruel ...
    Freddie Prinze Jr on Rachel Ray. (2010) - YouTube
  • Freddie Prinze Jr on Jimmy Fallon. (2010) - YouTube
    Freddy Prinze Jr appears at Star Wars Rebels presentation at Toy ...
  • Freddie Prinze Jr interview Live! With Kelly co host D.L. Hughley ...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

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