Matt Salinger

Actor, Producer, Waiter
The handsome 6'4" son of the famed reclusive "Catcher in the Rye" author, Matt Salinger began his career on stage, making his Off-Broadway debut in "Drums in the Night" (1983) before appearing in his first feature ... Read more »
Born: 02/13/1960 in Windsor, Vermont, USA

Filmography

Actor (22)

Learning to Drive 2015 (Movie)

Peter (Actor)

Damages 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

24 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Year That Trembled 2003 (Movie)

Professor Jeff Griggs (Actor)

Under the Tuscan Sun 2003 (Movie)

Colleague (Actor)

What Dreams May Come 1998 (Movie)

Reverend Hanley (Actor)

Babyfever 1994 (Movie)

James (Actor)

Fortunes of War 1994 (Movie)

Peter Kernan (Actor)

Picket Fences 1993 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

Second Chances 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Firehawk 1992 (Movie)

Tex (Actor)

Captain America 1990 (Movie)

Steve Rogers--Captain America (Actor)

Options 1989 (Movie)

Donald Anderson (Actor)

Barrington 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Deadly Deception 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The West of the Imagination 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Blood & Orchids 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Power 1986 (Movie)

Phillip Aarons (Actor)

Revenge of the Nerds 1984 (Movie)

Burke (Actor)

Deadly Deception (Movie)

Jack Shoat (Actor)

Manhunt For Claude Dallas (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (9)

Plan B 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Stranger in the Kingdom 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Four Dogs Playing Poker 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

Let the Devil Wear Black 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

Little City 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Meeting Daddy 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

Mojave Moon 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

Hacks 1996 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Fortunes of War 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

The handsome 6'4" son of the famed reclusive "Catcher in the Rye" author, Matt Salinger began his career on stage, making his Off-Broadway debut in "Drums in the Night" (1983) before appearing in his first feature, "Revenge of the Nerds" (1984). A starring role on Broadway as a football player in "Dancing in the End Zone" (1985) caught the eye of director Sidney Lumet who cast him as a professor turned political candidate in "Power" (1986). Salinger followed quickly with TV projects, including the miniseries "Blood and Orchids" and the movie "Manhunt for Claude Dallas" (both CBS, 1986) and frequently returned to the stage, most notably succeeding Tony Goldwyn as the gay son in the Off-Broadway production of "The Sum of Us" (1991). Salinger went on to play a sleazy shrink in three episodes of "Picket Fences" (CBS) during its 1993-94 season before co-starring opposite Connie Sellecca in the short-lived primetime soap "Second Chances" (CBS, 1993-94).

Relationships

Betsey Becker

Wife
married on May 19, 1985

Alison Douglas

Mother
married to J D Salinger on February 17, 1955 his second wife divorced in October 1967

Jerome Salinger

Father
married to Claire Douglas on February 17, 1955 divorced in October 1967

Avery Salinger

Son
born in April 1994

Gannon Salinger

Son
born c. 1990

Peggy Salinger

Sister
born in December 1955 wrote memoir about growing up with famous father, "The Dream Catcher" (published in 2000) which caused an estrangement with her brother

EDUCATION

studied acting with Stella Adler and Peggy Feury

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

London, England

Phillips Andover Academy

Andover, Massachusetts
studied Russian and spent a year in France

Columbia University

New York, New York 1983

Princeton University

Princeton, New Jersey 1979 - 1980

Milestones

2000

Served as a producer of the Off-Off-Broadway play "The Syringa Tree"

1998

Executive produced "Stranger in the Kingdom", shown at Nortel Palm Springs International Film Festival

1997

Was executive producer of "Hacks" (shown at MIFED '97 in Milan and AFI Los Angeles Film Festival) and "Little City" (shown at AFM in Santa Monica, CA and as a work in progress at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival)

1996

First film produced in which he did not act, "Mojave Moon"

1994

Garnered critical praise for work in Henry Jaglom's "Babyfever"

1994

Debut as producer, "Fortunes of War" (also acted)

1993

Played sleazy shrink Dr Daniel Shreve on episodes of "Picket Fences" (CBS)

1993

Starred in short-lived CBS series "Second Chances"

1990

First leading film role, "Captain America"

1986

Had first starring role on TV in the CBS movie "The Manhunt for Claude Dallas"

1986

Portrayed young Frederick Remington in "The West of the Imagination" (PBS)

1986

Acted in Sidney Lumet's "Power"

1985

Debuted on Broadway as James Bernard in "Dancing in the End Zone"

1984

Film acting debut, "Revenge of the Nerds"

1983

Off-Broadway debut in "Drums in the Night"

1983

TV acting debut as college lacrosse player Dave Meehan in daytime soap "One Live to Live"

With star Diane Keaton, produced "Plan B" (lensed 2000)

Bonus Trivia

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About his own literary aspirations as a college student, Salinger told the London Times (February 5, 2002): "How could I, as my father's son? I would never be able to escape that. The novelist Joyce Carol Oates was taking one of my classes and she was very encouraging about some of my stories. And then I wrote a story based on what had once happened to me: a night in New York, a cab ride I took. There were so many similarities to "Catcher [in the Rye]"; and I had no clue. Somebody pointed it out - and that was the last thing I wrote."

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