This past Sunday Matthew was thrown a surprise 50th birthday party by Parker. Their 9-year-old son James Wilkie wowed guests at the River Cafe by singing The Beatles’ Here Comes The Sun.
It seems like just yesterday the actor rose to fame in his iconic role of Ferris Bueller. In a past interview he once said he was happy he made the effort to veer away from that type.
He explained, “It’s not that I didn’t want to be typecast, I just wanted to make sure my career could withstand being identified with such an, as you say, iconic character. It’s like when, back in the old days, if you were cast as Superman, it was hard for audiences to see you as anything else. So, as silly as it sounds now, that part almost had people thinking of me as that guy. So I was just trying to make sure I had a career, and I did, so no complaints.”