Welcome to the Dollhouse actor Matthew Faber has died aged just 47 - with his body found after family members became concerned after not hearing from him for days.

The American actor was best known for playing Mark Wiener in iconic 1996 film Welcome to the Dollhouse and the 2004 sequel Palindromes.

Family of the actor informed TMZ that he had been found dead at his family home on Saturday after the alarm was raised when he had not been heard from “in some days”.

Matthew’s brother Mark is quoted as saying he asked the landlord of the building Matthew lived in, in Van Nuys, California, to open the apartment where the actor’s body was found.

Matthew Faber was found dead at his California home on Saturday

It is believed Matthew’s cause of death was natural.

"A beautiful man. Incredibly talented. Wise beyond his years, quick-witted,” Mark stated to TMZ in a tribute to his brother.

“Abundantly aware. He could really pay attention more than most,” he continued.

Matthew played Mark Wiener in Welcome to the Dollhouse and the sequel Palindromes

“He had such incredible focus and ability to sustain concentration -- brilliant man, very aware, very smart,” he addd.

Matthew also starred in the iconic film Natural Born Killers in 1994 which starred Woody Harrelson.

His most recent filming credit was a character named Harry in a 2013 film called The Devil you Know which co-starred Rosamund Pike and Jennifer Lawrence.

Matthew featured in the 1994 film Natural Born Killers - which starred Woody Harrelson

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Matthew also worked behind the camera - with one credit as a cinematographer.

He worked on a short film project called Into The Woods With Love in 2018 - which focused on real life park rangers.

A spokesperson for Matthew was not immediately available for comment.