Matthew Modine Biography (1959-)

Full name, Matthew Avery Modine; born March 22, 1959, in Loma Linda, CA; sonof Mark (a manager of drive-in theaters) and Dolores (a bookkeeper) Modine; married Caridad Rivera, October 31, 1980; children: Bowman, Ruby. Addresses: Agent: ICM, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.; Manager: c/oUntitled Entertainment NY, 451 Greenwich St., 7th floor, New York, NY 10013.; Contact: c/o 9696 Culver Blvd., #203, Culver City, CA 90232.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, director, editor, producer, cinematographer, writer
Birth Details
March 22, 1959
Lorma Linda, California, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • (Film debut) Steve, Baby It's You, Paramount, 1983
  • Jim Green, Private School, Universal, 1983
  • William "Billy" Wilson, Streamers, United Artists, 1983
  • Stirling "Chipper" Dove/Ernst, The Hotel New Hampshire, Orion, 1984
  • Jack Biddle, Mrs. Soffel, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1984
  • Title role, Birdy, TriStar, 1984
  • Louden Swain, Vision Quest (also known as Crazy for You), Warner Bros., 1987
  • Private Joker, Full Metal Jacket (also known as Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket), Warner Bros., 1987
  • Treat, Orphans, Lorimar, 1987
  • Mike Downey, Married to the Mob, Orion, 1987
  • Joe Slovak, Gross Anatomy (also known as A Cut Above), Buena Vista, 1989
  • Francesco Sacredo, La partita (also known as The Gamble), CG Reteitalia/Warner Bros., 1988
  • Captain Dennis Dearborn, pilot, Memphis Belle, Warner Bros., 1990
  • Drake Goodman, Pacific Heights, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1990
  • Eloise's father, The Lemon Sisters, Miramax, 1991
  • Will Parker, Wind, TriStar, 1992
  • Henry Petosa/Freddy Ace/Immanuel, Equinox (also known as Isimeria), IRS Releasing, 1993
  • Dr. Ralph Wyman, Short Cuts, Fine Line, 1993
  • Frank Hunter, The Browning Version, Paramount, 1994
  • Dave, Bye Bye, Love, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1995
  • Shaw, Cutthroat Island (also known as Corsari, Die Piratenbraut, and L'ile aux pirates), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1995
  • Thomas Johnson/voice of Fluke, Fluke, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1995
  • Joe, The Real Blonde, Paramount, 1997
  • Matty, The Blackout, Trimark, 1997
  • Johnnie Cooper, If ... Dog ... Rabbit ... , Franchise Pictures, 1998
  • (Uncredited) Movie-within-movie actor, Notting Hill, MCA/Universal, 1999
  • Dr. Ollie Powers, Any Given Sunday (also known as Any Given Sunday, Gridiron, Monday Night, On Any Given Sunday, The League, and Playing Hurt), Warner Bros., Warner Bros., 1999
  • Bartender, Very Mean Men, Miracle Entertainment, 2000
  • Himself, Bamboozled, New Line Cinema, 2000
  • Sonny, Nobody's Baby, 2001
  • Eric O'Byrne, In the Shadows, Lions Gate Films, 2001
  • Mitch Garrett, The Shipment, Promark Entertainment Group, 2001
  • Film Work
  • Assistant, Heaven, Island, 1987
  • Director, When I Was a Boy, Mercury Film, 1993
  • (As Matthew Avery Modine) Director, producer, editor, and cinematographer, Smoking, Pyramide International, 1993
  • Director, Ecce Pirate, 1997
  • (As Matthew Avery Modine) Director, If ... Dog ... Rabbit ... , Franchise Pictures, 1998
  • Television Appearances
  • Miniseries
  • Jack Robinson (Johnathan William Duncan Robinson), Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story (also known as Jim Henson's 'Jack and the Beanstalk': The Real Story), CBS, 2001
  • Movies
  • Dr. Don Francis, And the Band Played On, HBO, 1993
  • Title role, Jacob (also known as Jacob: A TNT Bible Story),TNT, 1994
  • Walter Schmeiss, The Maker, HBO, 1997
  • Sammy Ayers, What the Deaf Man Heard, CBS, 1997
  • Charlie Gordon, Flowers for Algernon, CBS, 2000
  • Paul Freeman, Redeemer, USA Network, 2002
  • Specials
  • Ralph, "Amy and the Angel," ABC Afterschool Special, ABC, 1981
  • The Making of "Mrs. Soffel," 1984
  • Eugene O'Neill, "Journey into Genius" (also known as "Eugene O'Neill: Journey into Genius"), American Playhouse, PBS, 1988
  • Memphis Belle and the Glory Boys, Arts and Entertainment, 1990
  • Himself, Luck, Trust and Ketchup: Robert Altman in Carver Country(also known as Luck, Trust and Ketchup), Bravo, 1994
  • Voice, The Way West, PBS, 1995
  • Earth Day at Walt Disney World, The Disney Channel, 1996
  • Voice, Buckminister Fuller: Thinking Out Loud, PBS, 1996
  • Voice of Lawrence Svobida, Surviving the Dust Bowl, PBS, 1998
  • Narrator, Intimate Portrait: Claudia Schiffer, Lifetime, 1999
  • (In archive footage) Lloyd Bentsen, Saturday Night Live: PresidentialBash 2000, NBC, 2000
  • Himself, Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures, Cinemax, 2001
  • Award presenter, The British Comedy Awards 2001, 2001
  • Christopher Newman, The American, PBS, 2001
  • Episodic
  • Host, Saturday Night Live, NBC, 1988
  • Narrator, "The Combat Film," American Cinema, PBS, 1995
  • Himself, "The Panda Baby," Nature, PBS, 2001
  • Himself, So Graham Norton, Channel 4, 2001
  • Himself, The Big Breakfast, Channel 4, 2001
  • Also appeared in Texas, NBC.
  • Stage Appearances
  • Breaking Up, 1990
  • WRITINGS
  • Film Screenplays
  • When I Was a Boy, Mercury Film, 1993
  • Ecce Pirate, 1997
  • (As Matthew Avery Modine) If ... Dog ... Rabbit ... , Franchise Pictures, 1998

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • American Cinematographer, April, 1993, pp. 82-88; October, 1993, pp. 52-55; November, 1993, pp. 32-38
    • American Film, October, 1987, pp. 21-24
    • Entertainment Weekly, January 12, 1996, p. 40; March 6, 1998, p. 56
    • People Weekly, February 21, 2000, p. 63
    • Rolling Stone, March 14, 1985; October 14, 1993, pp. 103-09
    • Variety, May 19, 1997, p. 53

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