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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 10 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Full Metal Jacket
Full Metal Jacket Pvt. J.T. 'Joker' Davis
(1987)
Short Cuts
Short Cuts Dr. Ralph Wyman
(1993)
Jobs
Jobs John Sculley
(2013)

Filmography

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 2018 Soldado (completed)
James Ridley
 2018 Foster Boy (filming)
Michael Trainer
 2017/I An Actor Prepares (post-production)
Charlie
  Cigarette (post-production)
George Bush
 2016-2017 Stranger Things (TV Series)
Dr. Martin Brenner
- Chapter Seven: The Lost Sister (2017) ... Dr. Martin Brenner
- Chapter Five: Dig Dug (2017) ... Dr. Martin Brenner
- Chapter Eight: The Upside Down (2016) ... Dr. Martin Brenner
- Chapter Seven: The Bathtub (2016) ... Dr. Martin Brenner
- Chapter Six: The Monster (2016) ... Dr. Martin Brenner
 2017 Logic: 1-800-273-8255 Ft. Alessia Cara, Khalid (Video short)
Romantic Interest's Father
 2017 Idiotsitter (TV Series)
Dr. J. Lowe
- School's Out (2017) ... Dr. J. Lowe
- Virginity (2017) ... Dr. J. Lowe
- Better Off Ned (2017) ... Dr. J. Lowe
 2017 47 Meters Down
Captain Taylor
 2017 The Hippopotamus
Michael Logan
 2016 Army of One
Dr. Ross
 2016 The Confirmation
Kyle
 2015 Proof (TV Series)
Ivan Turing
- Tsunami: Part Two (2015) ... Ivan Turing
- Tsunami: Part One (2015) ... Ivan Turing
- Reborn (2015) ... Ivan Turing
- St. Luke's (2015) ... Ivan Turing (credit only)
- Private Matters (2015) ... Ivan Turing
 2015/I Merry Xmas (Short)
Abe
 2014 Guests (Short)
Theodore Foster
 2014 Altar
Alec Hamilton
 2013 Family Weekend
Duncan Dungy
 2013 CAT. 8 (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Michael Ranger
- Night 2 (2013) ... Dr. Michael Ranger
- Night 1 (2013) ... Dr. Michael Ranger
 2013 Jobs
John Sculley
 2013 Anatomy of Violence (TV Movie)
Convict #3
 2012 Punky Dunk Project: Punky Dunk and the Goldfish (Video Game)
Narrator (voice)
 2012 The Dark Knight Rises
Foley
 2012 Girl in Progress
Dr. Harford
 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 Little Fish, Strange Pond
Mr. Jack
 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
- The Dark Time (2007) ... Sullivan Groff
- Cankles (2007) ... Sullivan Groff
 2007 A West Texas Children's Story
Ben's Father
 2007 Go Go Tales
Johnie Ruby
 2007 Good Morning Agrestic (TV Series short)
Sullivan Groff
- Majestic: Gates of Hell (2007) ... Sullivan Groff
 2006 The Bedford Diaries (TV Series)
Professor Jake Macklin / Professor David Macklin
- Risky Business (2006) ... Professor David Macklin
- Abstinence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder (2006) ... Professor Jake Macklin
- The Passion of the Beaver (2006) ... Professor Jake Macklin
- Love and the Tenth Planet (2006) ... Professor Jake Macklin
- The Art and Science of Manipulation (2006) ... Professor Jake Macklin
 2006 Kettle of Fish
Mel
 2005 Opa!
Eric
 2005/I Mary
Tony Childress / Jesus
 2005 Transporter 2
Jefferson Billings
 2005 Into the West (TV Mini-Series)
Samson Wheeler
- Dreams and Schemes (2005) ... Samson Wheeler
 2005 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Gordon Rickett
- Rage (2005) ... Gordon Rickett
 2004 Funky Monkey
Alec McCall
 2004 The Winning Season (TV Movie)
Honus Wagner
 2003 Hollywood North
Bobby Myers
 2003 Le divorce
Tellman
 2003 Hitler: The Rise of Evil (TV Mini-Series)
Fritz Gerlich
- Episode #1.2 (2003) ... Fritz Gerlich
- Episode #1.1 (2003) ... Fritz Gerlich
 2003 The West Wing (TV Series)
Marco Arlens
- The Long Goodbye (2003) ... 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
 2001 Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story (TV Mini-Series)
Jack Robinson (Johnathan William Duncan Robinson)
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... Jack Robinson (Johnathan William Duncan Robinson)
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... Jack Robinson (Johnathan William Duncan Robinson)
 2000 Very Mean Men
Bartender
 2000 Flowers for Algernon (TV Movie)
Charlie Gordon
 1999 Any Given Sunday
Dr. Ollie Powers
 1999 If... Dog... Rabbit
Johnnie Cooper
 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 Maker
Walter Schmeiss
 1997 The Blackout
Matty
 1995 Cutthroat Island
Shaw
 1995 Fluke
Thomas P. Johnson / Voice of Fluke
 1995 Bye Bye Love
Dave
 1994 Jacob (TV Movie)
Jacob
 1994 The Browning Version
Frank Hunter
 1993 And the Band Played On (TV Movie)
Dr. Don Francis
 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
 1990 Pacific Heights
Drake Goodman
 1990 Memphis Belle
Capt. Dennis Dearborn
 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 Married to the Mob
Mike Downey
 1988 The Gamble
Francesco Sacredo
 1988 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Eugene O'Neill
- Journey Into Genius (1988) ... Eugene O'Neill
 1987 Orphans
Treat
 1987 Full Metal Jacket
Pvt. J.T. 'Joker' Davis
 1985 Madonna: Gambler (Video short)
Louden Swain
 1985 Madonna: Crazy for You (Video short)
Louden Swain
 1985 Vision Quest
Louden Swain
 1984 Mrs. Soffel
Jack Biddle
 1984 Birdy
Birdy
 1984 The Hotel New Hampshire
Chip Dove / Ernst
 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:

Performing in Arthur Miller's play, "Finishing The Picture" at Chicago's Goodman Theater, alongside cast members Stacy Keach, Linda Lavin, Scott Glenn, Frances Fisher, Harris Yulin, Stephen Lang, and Heather Prete. 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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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

The Hotel New Hampshire was the first time I played a real scumbag. I was working in Toronto with Mel Gibson and Diane Keaton on a movie called Mrs. Soffel, and I went to see the movie open up there in a theater in Toronto. And I remember the people sitting behind not recognizing me and going, "I hate that guy. What a prick." And I thought "I'm never going to play another bad guy again, because ... See more »

Trivia:

Was member of the dramatic jury at the Sundance Film Festival in 1994. See more »

Trademark:

Matthew is an actor's actor. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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