Matthew Modine

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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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Full Metal Jacket Pvt. Joker
Cutthroat Island William Shaw
47 Meters Down Captain Taylor


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  Hard Miles (post-production)
Greg Townsend
 2023 Oppenheimer (post-production)
Vannevar Bush
 2016-2022 Stranger Things (TV Series)
Martin Brenner / Dr. Martin Brenner
- Chapter Nine: The Piggyback (2022) ... Dr. Martin Brenner (credit only)
- Chapter Eight: Papa (2022) ... Dr. Martin Brenner
- Chapter Seven: The Massacre at Hawkins Lab (2022) ... Dr. Martin Brenner
- Chapter Six: The Dive (2022) ... Dr. Martin Brenner
- Chapter Five: The Nina Project (2022) ... Dr. Martin Brenner
 2022 My Love Affair with Marriage
Bo (voice)
 2021 Operation Varsity Blues (Documentary)
Rick Singer
 2021/II Against the Current
Narrator (voice)
 2021 Breaking News in Yuba County
Karl Buttons
 2021 Wrong Turn
Scott Shaw
 2020/I Chance
 2020 Guardians of Life (Short)
 2020 Jonas Brothers: What A Man Gotta Do (Music Video short)
Matthew Modine
 2019 Surveillance (TV Movie)
The Man in the Red Tie
 2019 Miss Virginia
Congressman Cliff Williams
 2019 Foster Boy
Michael Trainer
 2019 Sanctuary (TV Series)
Dr. Fisher
- Will The Circle Be Unbroken? (2019) ... Dr. Fisher
- Hail Mary (2019) ... Dr. Fisher
- Suffer The Little Children (2019) ... Dr. Fisher
- The Jackals Are Circling (2019) ... Dr. Fisher
 2018 Backtrace
Donovan MacDonald
 2018 Speed Kills
George Bush
 2018 An Actor Prepares
 2018 Sicario: Day of the Soldado
James Riley
 2017 Logic: 1-800-273-8255 Ft. Alessia Cara, Khalid (Music 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 Revengeance
Sid (uncredited)
 2016 The Confirmation
 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)
 2014 Guests (Short)
Theodore Foster
 2014 Altar
Alec Hamilton
 2013 Anatomy of Violence (TV Movie)
Convict #3
 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
 2012 Punky Dunk Project: Punky Dunk and the Goldfish (Video Game)
Narrator (voice)
 2012 The Dark Knight Rises
 2012 Girl in Progress
Dr. Harford
 2011 The Flying House (Short)
 2011 Wrinkles
Juan (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
 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 and the Migoo
Mr. Houston / Godfrey (English version, voice)
 2008/II Cowboy (Short)
 2008 I Think I Thought (Short)
 2007 Good Morning Agrestic (TV Series short)
Sullivan Groff
- Majestic: Gates of Hell (2007) ... Sullivan Groff
 2007/I The Neighbor
 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
 2006 The Bedford Diaries (TV Mini 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
 2005 Lost in Love
 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 Expert Witness (TV Movie)
 2003 Hollywood North
Bobby Myers
 2003 The Divorce
 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
 2002 Redeemer (TV Movie)
Paul Freeman
 2001 The Shipment
Mitch Garrett
 2001 Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story (TV Mini Series)
Johnathan 'Jack' William Duncan Robinson)
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... Johnathan 'Jack' William Duncan Robinson)
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... Johnathan 'Jack' William Duncan Robinson)
 2001 In the Shadows
 2001 Nobody's Baby
 2000 Very Mean Men
 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
 1997 The Maker
Walter Schmeiss
 1997 The Blackout
 1995 Cutthroat Island
William Shaw
 1995 Fluke
Thomas P. Johnson / Voice of Fluke
 1995 Bye Bye Love
 1994 Jacob (TV Movie)
 1994 The Browning Version
Frank Hunter
 1993 Short Cuts
Dr. Ralph Wyman
 1993 And the Band Played On (TV Movie)
Dr. Don Francis
 1993/II The Tree (Short)
Boy as Middle-Aged-Man / Boy as Old Man
 1992/I Wind
Will Parker
 1992 Equinox
Henry Petosa / Freddy Ace
 1990 Pacific Heights
Drake Goodman
 1990 Memphis Belle
Capt. Dennis Dearborn
 1989 Gross Anatomy
Joe Slovak
 1988 The Gamble
Francesco Sacredo
 1988 Married to the Mob
Mike Downey
 1988 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Eugene O'Neill
- Journey Into Genius (1988) ... Eugene O'Neill
 1987 Orphans
 1987 Full Metal Jacket
Pvt. Joker
 1985 Vision Quest
Louden Swain
 1984 Mrs. Soffel
Jack Biddle
 1984 Birdy
 1984 The Hotel New Hampshire
Chip Dove / Ernst
 1983 Streamers
 1983 Private School
 1983 Baby It's You
 1982 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
- Amy & the Angel (1982) ... Randy
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Personal Details

Other Works:

March 2010: Made his Broadway debut in The Miracle Worker on Broadway opposite Abigail Breslin and Alison Pill. See more »

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

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Alternate Names:

Matthew Avery Modine


6' 3" (1.91 m)


Caridad Modine  (2 children)


Boman Modine | See more »


Mark Alexander Modine | Dolores Modine


Mark Modine (sibling) | See more »

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

(1990, on working with director Alan Parker on Birdy (1984)) Alan is a very frustrated, very angry artist when he's working. When he's not working he's very sweet and very kind, but once you start filming, its a war. He becomes this little general who knows he doesn't have much time to get the very best from every element of his crew-which I consider an actor to be part of. Everyone bears the ... See more »


Martin Short's Hollywood-obsessed character, Jiminy Glick, has sons named Matthew and Modine. See more »


Towering height and slender frame

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