Matthew Laurance

After attending university, Matthew Laurance studied theater at the Neighborhood Playhouse and HB Studio in New York before landing a dream gig in 1980 as part of the ensemble cast of the classic comedy sketch program ... Read more »
Born: 03/02/1950

Filmography

Actor (22)

3: The Dale Earnhardt Story 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Outer Limits 1994 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Beverly Hills 90210 1993 - 1997, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Twist of Faith 1999 (Movie)

Frankovich (Actor)

Night of the Running Man 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Commish 1991 - 1992 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sibling Rivalry 1990 (Movie)

Mr Hunter (Actor)

Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives! 1989 (Movie)

Sal (Actor)

The Thirteenth Annual Circus of the Stars 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Leftovers 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

St. Elmo's Fire 1985 (Movie)

Ron Dellasandro (Actor)

Best Defense 1984 (Movie)

Ali (Actor)

Streets of Fire 1984 (Movie)

Ardmore Cop (Actor)

Eddie and the Cruisers 1983 (Movie)

Sal Amato (Actor)

Prince of the City 1981 (Movie)

Ronnie Ciello (Actor)

Consenting Adult (TV Show)

Actor

Do You Know the Muffin Man? (TV Show)

Actor

Duet (TV Show)

Actor

Ordinary Heroes (TV Show)

Actor

Perfect Assassins (TV Show)

Actor

Popeye Doyle (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

After attending university, Matthew Laurance studied theater at the Neighborhood Playhouse and HB Studio in New York before landing a dream gig in 1980 as part of the ensemble cast of the classic comedy sketch program "Saturday Night Live. " He left there the next year and made a move into films with a small role as the brother of Treat Williams's dirty cop character in the critically acclaimed Sidney Lumet-directed crime thriller "Prince of the City." In 1983, he got a much higher-profile role as the bass player in the fictional band Eddie and the Cruisers in the film of the same name. He would later reprise that role in 1989 in the sequel, "Eddie and the Crusiers II: Eddie Lives!," which was made after the original film finally found success on cable and late-night television, years after its initial release. In 1991, he landed the role for which he is best known, dentist Mel Silver, father to Erin and David Silver, on Aaron Spelling's hit teen drama "Beverly Hills, 90210," a role he went on to play for nine seasons. Not long after, he tired of Hollywood and relocated to Durham, North Carolina, where he began a successful career as a sports broadcaster.

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