“This [writing] is what I want to do. I’m going to stop acting in the next few years because it’s just too weird. You have to constantly be willing to live in a scary, emotional place, which is why actors are in therapy all the time.”
–Freddie (TV Guide, April 2003)
So where are you now Freddie Prinze Jr? Well, he’s still kicking. He never stopped working, he just grew partial to other facets of his talent–making our school girl affection for him even stronger. Not only is he great at lending his vocals to hit animated series like Robot Chicken and Star Wars Rebels, he’s also a damn good cook. He released a cook book, Back To The Kitchen, which focuses on creating quick dishes on busy nights–some even with the Puerto Rican flavor of his heritage. And while wife Sarah Michelle Gellar is a force to be reckoned with on her own in the kitchen, she’s not the one to challenge her hubby.
“I would be a fool if I got competitive with him because the man went to culinary school,” she told PEOPLE. “That would be if I was feeling like getting my beep handed to me.”
The skills don’t stop there, our boy is also a blue belt in Jiu Jitsu under the Gracie Academy and has been training in the arts since he was 12. Yeah, he’s no joke. Thanks to the discipline of this trade, Freddie was able to re-teach his body basic fundamentals like walking after spinal surgery in 2014. These days he’s back on his feet, still training and enjoying the fruits of his post heartthrob days.
“Bro, I’m retired,” he said in an interview The Fighter and The Kid. “I roll, I surf and I play with my kids.”
It’s clear, no matter what endeavor our crush chooses, we’ll still be down.