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Matthew Modine


The youngest of seven, Matthew was born in Loma Linda, Ca, to Dolores (Warner), a bookkeeper, and Mark Alexander Modine, a drive-in theater manager. After graduating high school in Imperial Beach, Ca. Modine moved to NYC (1979). Matthew studied with Stella Adler at her Conservatory of Acting. While still a student of hers, he began landing ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 6 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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  Badlanders (announced)
Jeronimus Hauff
 2014 Last Days of Coney Island (filming)
Shorty (voice)
 2014 Altar (post-production)
Alec
 2014 Guests (Short) (completed)
Theodore Foster
 2014 Proof (TV Movie)
 2013 Family Weekend
Duncan Dungy
 2013 CAT. 8 (TV Series)
Dr. Michael Ranger
- Night 2 (2013) ... Dr. Michael Ranger
- Night 1 (2013) ... Dr. Michael Ranger
 2013 Anatomy of Violence (TV Movie)
Convict #3
 2012 Punky Dunk Project: Punky Dunk and the Goldfish (Video Game)
Narrator (voice)
 2011 The Flying House (Short)
Bertie
 2011 Wrinkles (English version, voice)
 2011 Too Big to Fail (TV Movie)
John Thain
 2011 Jesus Was a Commie (Short)
John Doe
 2010 A Cat in Paris
Lucas (English version, voice)
 2010 The Trial
Mac
 2008 Santa, the Fascist Years (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2008 The Garden of Eden
David's Father
 2008 Sex and Lies in Sin City (TV Movie)
Ted Binion
 2008 Mia and the Migoo
Mr. Houston / Godfrey (English version, voice)
 2008/II Cowboy (Short)
Cowboy
 2008 I Think I Thought (Short)
Joe
 2007/I The Neighbor
Jeff
 2007 Weeds (TV Series)
Sullivan Groff
- Go (2007) ... Sullivan Groff
- Protection (2007) ... Sullivan Groff
- Risk (2007) ... Sullivan Groff
- Cankles (2007) ... Sullivan Groff
 2007 A West Texas Children's Story
Ben's Father
 2006 Kettle of Fish
Mel
 2005 Opa!
Eric
 2005/I Mary
Tony Childress / Jesus
 2005 Into the West (TV Mini-Series)
Samson Wheeler
 2005 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Gordon Rickett
- Rage (2005) ... Gordon Rickett
 2004 The Winning Season (TV Movie)
Honus Wagner
 2003 Hollywood North
Bobby Myers
 2003 Le divorce
Tellman
 2003 The West Wing (TV Series)
Marco Arlens
 2003 Expert Witness (TV Movie)
 2002 Redeemer (TV Movie)
Paul Freeman
 2001 The Shipment
Mitch Garrett
 2001 In the Shadows
Eric
 2001 Nobody's Baby
Sonny
 2000 Very Mean Men
Bartender
 1999 Notting Hill
Movie-Within-Movie Actor (uncredited)
 1998 The American (TV Movie)
Christopher Newman
 1998 The American Experience (TV Series documentary)
Lawrence Svobida
- Surviving the Dust Bowl (1998) ... Lawrence Svobida (voice)
 1997 What the Deaf Man Heard (TV Movie)
Sammy Ayers
 1997 The Real Blonde
Joe
 1997 The Blackout
Matty
 1997 The Maker
Walter Schmeiss
 1995 Fluke
Thomas P. Johnson / Voice of Fluke
 1995 Bye Bye Love
Dave
 1994 Jacob (TV Movie)
Jacob
 1993 Short Cuts
Dr. Ralph Wyman
 1993/II The Tree (Short)
Boy as middle-aged-man / Boy as old man
 1992 Equinox
Henry Petosa / Freddy Ace
 1992 Wind
Will Parker
 1989 Gross Anatomy
Joe Slovak
 1988 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Lloyd Bentsen / Various / Himself - Host
- Matthew Modine/Edie Brickell & New Bohemians (1988) ... Lloyd Bentsen / Various / Himself - Host
 1988 The Gamble
Francesco Sacredo
 1987 Orphans
Treat
 1984 Birdy
Birdy
 1983 Streamers
Billy
 1983 Private School
Jim Green
 1983 Baby It's You
Steve
 1982 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Randy
- Amy & the Angel (1982) ... Randy
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Other Works:

(book) "Full Metal Jacket Diary". New York: Rugged Land , 2005. ISBN 1590710479 See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 4 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Matthew Avery Modine

Height:

6' 3½" (1.92 m)
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Personal Quote:

(On why he turned down Top Gun) As a kid, I was always taught the Russians were the bad guys, the Chinese would destroy the world... Then early in my career I was at the Berlin film festival and a guy took me to East Berlin. I saw a monument to Russian soldiers who died fighting Germany. The fact Russia was our ally in World War II was not part of my basic education. I met Russian soldiers and ... See more »

Trivia:

Studied acting with Stella Adler. See more »

Trademark:

Towering height and slender frame See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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