Matthew Modine

Actor, Director, Screenwriter
Matthew Modine worked with some of the most respected directors in the film industry, yet following a string of critically acclaimed dramatic performances in the 1980s, the actor was adrift temporarily before ... Read more »
Born: 03/22/1959 in Loma Linda, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (85)

Proof 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

The Confirmation 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Garden of Eden 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Altar 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Frenemy 2014 (Movie)

Mr. Jack (Actor)

The Rocking Horsemen 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Wrinkles 2014 (Movie)

(English language version) (Voice)

CAT. 8 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Family Weekend 2013 (Movie)

Duncan Dungy (Actor)

jOBS 2013 (Movie)

John Sculley (Actor)

A Cat in Paris 2012 (Movie)

Lucas (Voice)

Girl In Progress 2012 (Movie)

Dr. Harford (Actor)

The Dark Knight Rises 2012 (Movie)

Foley (Actor)

Go Go Tales 2011 (Movie)

Johnie Ruby (Actor)

Mia and the Migoo 2011 (Movie)

Mr. Houston/Godfrey (Voice)

Hemingway's Garden of Eden 2010 (Movie)

David's Father (Actor)

The Trial 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Opa! 2009 (Movie)

Eric (Actor)

Mary 2008 (Movie)

Tony Childress/Jesus (Actor)

The Neighbor 2008 (Movie)

Jeff (Actor)

I Think I Thought 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

A West Texas Children's Story 2006 (Movie)

Ben's Dad (Actor)

Kettle of Fish 2006 (Movie)

Mel (Actor)

The Bedford Diaries 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The Transporter 2 2005 (Movie)

Mr Billings (Actor)

Hollywood North 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hairy Tale 2003 (Movie)

Jack McCall (Actor)

Le Divorce 2003 (Movie)

Tellman (Actor)

The West Wing 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

The American 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Panda Baby 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Narrator

The Shipment 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Bamboozled 2000 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Flowers for Algernon 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

If... Dog... Rabbit 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

In the Shadows 2000 (Movie)

Eric (Actor)

Intimate Portrait: Claudia Schiffer 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Nobody's Baby 2000 (Movie)

Sonny (Actor)

Very Mean Men 2000 (Movie)

Bartender (Actor)

Any Given Sunday 1999 (Movie)

Doctor Ollie Powers (Actor)

Surviving the Dust Bowl 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Voice

The Real Blonde 1998 (Movie)

Joe (Actor)

The Blackout 1997 (Movie)

Matty (Actor)

Earth Day at Walt Disney World 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

American Cinema 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Narrator

Bye, Bye Love 1995 (Movie)

Dave (Actor)

Cutthroat Island 1995 (Movie)

Shaw (Actor)

Fluke 1995 (Movie)

Fluke/Thomas Johnson (Actor)

The Way West 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Voice

The Browning Version 1994 (Movie)

Frank Hunter (Actor)

Equinox 1993 (Movie)

Henry Petosa (Actor)

Short Cuts 1993 (Movie)

Dr Ralph Wyman (Actor)

Wind 1992 (Movie)

Will Parker (Actor)

Memphis Belle and the Glory Boys 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Memphis Belle 1990 (Movie)

Dennis Dearborn (Actor)

Pacific Heights 1990 (Movie)

Drake Goodman (Actor)

Gross Anatomy 1989 (Movie)

Joe Slovak (Actor)

Journey Into Genius 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

La Partita 1988 (Movie)

Francesco (Actor)

Married to the Mob 1988 (Movie)

Mike Downey (Actor)

Full Metal Jacket 1987 (Movie)

Pvt. Joker (Actor)

Orphans 1987 (Movie)

Treat (Actor)

Vision Quest 1985 (Movie)

Louden Swain (Actor)

Birdy 1984 (Movie)

Birdy (Actor)

Mrs. Soffel 1984 (Movie)

Jack Biddle (Actor)

The Hotel New Hampshire 1984 (Movie)

Stirling "Chip" Dove (Actor)

Baby It's You 1983 (Movie)

Steve (Actor)

Private School 1983 (Movie)

Jim Green (Actor)

Streamers 1983 (Movie)

William "Billy" Wilson (Actor)

Amy and the Angel (TV Show)

Actor

And the Band Played On (TV Show)

Actor

Flowers For Algernon (Movie)

Charlie Gordon (Actor)

Hitler: The Rise of Evil (TV Show)

Actor

Jacob (TV Show)

Actor

Poliwood (TV Show)

Actor

Redeemer (TV Show)

Actor

The Maker (TV Show)

Actor

The Winning Season (TV Show)

Actor

Too Big to Fail (TV Show)

Actor

What the Deaf Man Heard (TV Show)

Actor
Director (5)

The Rocking Horsemen 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

I Think I Thought 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

Ecce Pirate 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

Smoking 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

When I Was a Boy 1992 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (4)

Mia and the Migoo 2011 (Movie)

(English Language Version) (Producer)

I Think I Thought 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Kettle of Fish 2006 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Smoking 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (2)

The Rocking Horsemen 2014 (Movie)

(Writer)

I Think I Thought 2007 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Editor (1)

Smoking 1994 (Movie)

(Editor)
Camera, Film, & Tape (1)

Smoking 1994 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Biography

Matthew Modine worked with some of the most respected directors in the film industry, yet following a string of critically acclaimed dramatic performances in the 1980s, the actor was adrift temporarily before discovering a niche of steady, challenging work on television. By the time he was 30 years old, the lanky blond actor had established a talent for portraying all-American types impaired by moral and emotional conundrums in Robert Altman's "Streamers" (1983), Alan Parker's "Birdy" (1984) and Stanley Kubrick's "Full Metal Jacket" (1987). He also showcased a charming, fresh-scrubbed guilelessness in lighter fare like Jonathan Demme's "Married to the Mob" (1988), but when Hollywood was unable to find more adult roles that suited his image, Modine segued into small screen work. Television provided a steady outlet, with Modine becoming a multiple Emmy and Golden Globe nominee for television movies including "And the Band Played On" (HBO, 1993). In the new millennium, Modine further regained his artist's reputation with stage appearances in a number of works by Henry Miller and a recurring role on the acclaimed series "Weeds" (Showtime, 2005- ), all of which added up to a reminder that the remarkably talented and appealing Modine had spent a career sadly underutilized by Hollywood.

Relationships

Dolores Modine

Mother

Caridad Modine

Wife
married in 1979

Mark Modine

Father
died on July 3, 1995 of cancer

Ruby Modine

Daughter
born in November 1990 mother, Cari Modine

Bowman Modine

Son
born c. 1986 mother, Cari Modine

Mark Modine

Brother
older

Maury Modine

Brother
older

Michael Modine

Brother
older

Russell Modine

Brother
older

Elizabeth Modine

Sister
older

Marcia Modine

Sister
older

EDUCATION

studied acting with Stella Adler

Milestones

2012

Cast as as deputy commissioner Peter Foley in Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises"

2012

Co-starred with Eva Mendes in the comedy-drama "Girl in Progress"

2011

Portrayed CIT Group chairman and CEO John Thain in HBO's "Too Big to Fail"

2007

Joined the cast of Showtime's suburban pot comedy "Weeds" as a real estate developer who has romantic dalliances with both Celia (Elizabeth Perkins) and Nancy (Mary-Louise Parker)

2005

Cast in "The Transporter 2," starring Jason Statham and scripted by Luc Besson

2004

Co-starred with Kirstin Davis in the TNT movie "The Winning Season"

2001

Played title role in revisionist miniseries "Jack and the Beanstalk" (CBS)

2000

Starred in TV version of "Flowers for Algernon" (CBS)

1999

Appeared in Oliver Stone's ensemble drama "Any Given Sunday"

1998

Made feature directorial debut with "If ... Dog ... Rabbit"

1997

Headlined the ratings success "What the Deaf Man Heard," a CBS installment of "Hallmark Hall of Fame"

1995

Helmed the short film "Ecce Pirate"

1995

Appeared opposite Geena Davis in the ill-fated pirate adventure "Cutthroat Island"

1994

Portrayed "Jacob" in the TNT biblical miniseries

1993

Played a neurosurgeon in Robert Altman's "Short Cuts"

1993

Starred in the acclaimed, Emmy-winning HBO TV-movie "And the Band Played On"

1993

Opened the New Mercury Theater at Rodeo Drive and Wilshire in Beverly Hills, CA

1993

Co-wrote and co-directed (with Todd Field) the short film "Smoking"; debuted at the Hamptons Film Festival; credited as Matthew Avery Modine

1993

Starred in Alan Rudolph's "Equinox"

1990

Professional stage debut, "Breaking Up"

1988

Played playwright Eugene O'Neill in the PBS drama special "Journey Into Genius"

1987

Returned to the Vietnam milieu for Stanley Kubrick's "Full Metal Jacket"

1984

Starred as a Vietnam veteran in Alan Parker's "Birdy"

1983

Feature film acting debut in "Baby, It's You"

1982

Made TV debut on "Amy and the Angel," an "ABC Afterschool Special"

1977

Moved to New York at age 18 to begin acting lessons with Stella Adler; found work as a chef in a macrobiotic restaurant (date approximate)

Grew up in Utah

Bonus Trivia

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Modine appeared in print campaigns for Italian sportswear brand Vestimenta.

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