PARADE "Nothing Could Stop Me But Me" August 2001 By Dotson Rader
"I WAS ALWAYS ON THE OUTSIDE looking in," Freddie Prinze Jr. said of his childhood. "I was never accepted anywhere. People thought I was weird. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn't fit in."
By the time Freddie Prinze Jr. was 18, he was a self0described loner - unhappy, unpopular, a bad student. Then, in 1994, shortly after graduating from La Cueva High School in Albuquerque, N.M. he decided to drive across the desert to Los Angeles and become an actor.
"I had to do something with my life," Prinze admitted. "I couldn't get into...