Matt Dillon Biography (1964-)

Born February 18, 1964, in New Rochelle, NY; son of Paul (an investment manager and portrait painter) and Mary Ellen (a homemaker) Dillon; brother of Kevin Dillon (an actor). Addresses: Agent: Patrick Whitesell, Endeavor, 9701 Wilshire Blvd., 10th Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Manager: Julie Silverman-Yorn, The Firm, 9465 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 212, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Publicist: Baker/Winokur/Ryder, 909 Third Ave., 10th Floor, New York, NY 10022; Staci Polaris Public Relations, 8135 West Fourth St., 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90048.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, director, writer
Birth Details
February 18, 1964
New Rochelle, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Richie, Over the Edge, Warner Bros., 1979
  • Randy, Little Darlings, Paramount, 1980
  • Melvin Moody, My Bodyguard, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1980
  • Jack Duncan, Liar's Moon, Crown, 1982
  • Tex McCormick, Tex, Buena Vista, 1982
  • Host, Wild Rides, 1982
  • Dallas "Dally" Winston, The Outsiders, Warner Bros., 1983
  • Rusty James, Rumble Fish, Universal, 1983
  • Jeffrey Willis, The Flamingo Kid, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1984
  • Title role, Rebel, Vestron, 1985
  • Chris Lloyd, Target, Warner Bros., 1985
  • Jan Florek, Native Son, Cinecom, 1986
  • J. C. Cullen, The Big Town (also known as The Arm), Columbia, 1987
  • Doyle Kennedy, Kansas, Trans World, 1988
  • Regret, Bloodhounds of Broadway, Columbia, 1989
  • Bob Hughes, Drugstore Cowboy, Avenue R Films, 1989
  • Jonathan Corliss, A Kiss before Dying, Universal, 1991
  • Narrator, Prufrock, 1991
  • (Uncredited) Madonna: Truth or Dare (also known as In Bed withMadonna and Truth or Dare), 1991
  • Cliff Poncier, Singles, Warner Bros., 1992
  • Gus DeMarco, Mr. Wonderful, Warner Bros., 1993
  • Matthew, The Saint of Fort Washington, Warner Bros., 1993
  • Kevin Walker, Golden Gate, Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1994
  • Larry Maretto, To Die For, Columbia, 1995
  • Terry Klout, Frankie Starlight, Fine Line, 1995
  • Tommy "Birdman" Rowland, Beautiful Girls, Miramax, 1996
  • Jay Phillips, Grace of My Heart, Gramercy/Universal, 1996
  • Dova, Albino Alligator, Miramax, 1996
  • Himself, Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's (documentary), Northern Arts Entertainment, 1996
  • Cameron Drake, In and Out, Paramount, 1997
  • Himself, Pitch, 1997
  • Sam Lombardo, Wild Things (also known as Sex Crimes and wildthings), Columbia, 1998
  • Pat Healy, There's Something about Mary, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1998
  • Himself, Rockets Redglare! (documentary), Big Plate Pictures, 2000
  • Randy, One Night at McCool's, USA Films, 2001
  • Fritzy Zennetti, Deuces Wild (also known as Deuces Wild--Wild in den Strassen), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 2002
  • Jimmy Cremming, City of Ghosts, United Artists, 2003
  • Interviewee, Breakfast with Hunter, 2003
  • David Wells, Employee of the Month, Bull's Eye Entertainment, 2004
  • Film Work
  • Producer and director, City of Ghosts, United Artists, 2003
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Fishing with John, Independent Film Channel and Bravo, 1991
  • Movies
  • When He's Not a Stranger, CBS, 1989
  • Eddie Megeffin, "Return to Kansas City," Women & Men II (broadcast as a segment of HBO Showcase; also known as A Domestic Dilemma and Women & Men 2: In Love There Are No Rules), HBO, 1991
  • Specials
  • Young Ralph, "The Great American Fourth of July and Other Disasters," American Playhouse, PBS, 1982
  • The Boy Who Loved Trolls, PBS, 1984
  • Night of 100 Stars II, ABC, 1985
  • Voice of Mike, Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam (also knownas Dear America), HBO, 1987
  • Marsalis on Music, PBS, 1995
  • AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Stars, CBS, 1999
  • Awards Presentations
  • Presenter, The 55th Annual Academy Awards, 1983
  • The 67th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1995
  • The 70th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1998
  • Presenter, The 1998 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 1998
  • Episodic
  • Late Show with David Letterman, multiple appearances, 1993-1998
  • Inside the Actors Studio, Bravo, 1994
  • The Entertainment Business, Bravo, 1998
  • Contest Searchlight, Comedy Central, 2002
  • The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 2003
  • The View, 2003
  • Stage Appearances
  • Night of 100 Stars II, Radio City Music Hall, New York City, 1985
  • (Broadway debut) Monsoon, Boys of Winter, Biltmore Theatre, 1985
  • Television Director
  • Episodic
  • "Napoleon's Boney Parts," Oz, HBO, 1999
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • Cop, "Bad Girl," Madonna: The Video Collection 93:99, Warner Reprise Video, 1999
  • Appeared as a cop in the music video "Fairytale of New York" by the Pogues.
  • Audio Books
  • Narrator, On the Road, by Jack Kerouac, Caedmon Audio, 2000
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • (With Barry Gifford) City of Ghosts, United Artists, 2003

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Mead, Cheryl L., The Matt Dillon Scrapbook, St. Martin's Press, 1984
    Periodicals
    • American Film, February, 1991, p. 22
    • Blast, September, 1998, p. 4
    • Cosmopolitan, September, 1997, p. 248
    • Empire, October, 1998, pp. 62-64, 66, 67, 68
    • Entertainment Weekly, October 9, 1992, p. 16
    • Flicks, October, 1998, p. 31
    • Harper's Bazaar, August, 1998, pp. 114-21
    • Interview, April, 1991, p. 80; May, 2003, p. 36
    • Los Angeles, August, 1998, pp. 62-67
    • Movieline, February, 1999, p. 55
    • People Weekly, September 9, 1996, p. 120; September 28, 1998, p. 11
    • Premiere, May, 1991, p. 94
    • Prevue, October, 1991, p. 37
    • Us, October 2, 1989, p. 112

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