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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 9 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Full Metal Jacket
Full Metal Jacket Pvt. J.T. 'Joker' Davis
(1987)
Transporter 2
Transporter 2 Jefferson Billings
(2005)
Memphis Belle
Memphis Belle Capt. Dennis Dearborn
(1990)

Filmography

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 2017/II Soldado (post-production)
James Ridley
  Speed Kills (filming)
George Bush
 2017 Idiotsitter (TV Series)
Dr. J. Lowe
- School's Out (2017) ... Dr. J. Lowe
- Virginity (2017) ... Dr. J. Lowe
 2017 The Hippopotamus
Michael Logan
 2016 Army of One
Dr. Ross
 2016 The Confirmation
Kyle
 2015 Proof (TV Series)
Ivan Turing
- Reborn (2015) ... Ivan Turing
- St. Luke's (2015) ... Ivan Turing (credit only)
 2015/I Merry Xmas (Short)
Abe
 2014 Guests (Short)
Theodore Foster
 2014 Altar
Alec Hamilton
 2013 CAT. 8 (TV Mini-Series)
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 Arrugas
Juan (English version, voice)
 2011 Too Big to Fail (TV Movie)
John Thain
 2011 Jesus Was a Commie (Short)
John Doe
 2010 Une vie de chat
Lucas (English version, voice)
 2010 The Trial
Mac
 2009 Madonna: Celebration - The Video Collection (Video)
Louden Swain (video 'Crazy for You')
 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 et le Migou
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
 2007 Good Morning Agrestic (TV Series short)
Sullivan Groff
- Majestic: Gates of Hell (2007) ... Sullivan Groff
 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 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 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/I 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
 1985 Madonna: Gambler (Video short)
Louden Swain
 1985 Madonna: Crazy for You (Video short)
Louden Swain
 1984 Birdy
Birdy
 1983 Streamers
Billy
 1983 Private School
Jim
 1983 Baby It's You
Steve
 1982 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Randy
- Amy & the Angel (1982) ... Randy
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Personal Details

Other Works:

: Plays Skip L. Cheeseboro in the "Resurrection Blues" play by Arthur Miller (The Old Vic, London, England, UK). See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 2 Interviews | 4 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Matthew Avery Modine

Height:

6' 3½" (1.92 m)
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Personal Quote:

(2009 quote) I've been lucky enough to reach that point in my life, at 50, where there are so many tremendous roles that open up. When you're young you get by on charm and looks, and when you're middle aged there are some amazing opportunities that you have. I just hope all this work I've done over the last 30 years has prepared me for it. See more »

Trivia:

Loves to paint. See more »

Trademark:

Matthew is an actor's actor. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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