Matthew Modine

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Matthew Modine
Modine in 2017 San Diego Comic-Con
Matthew Avery Modine

(1959-03-22) March 22, 1959 (age 65)
EducationMar Vista High School
Occupation(s)Actor, movie producer, movie director, screenwriter, cinematographer, activist, author
Years active1982-present
Caridad Rivera (m. 1980)
Children2, including Rudy Modine

Matthew Avery Modine (born March 22, 1959) is an American actor, activist, director, producer, writer and cinematographer.[1]

His movie roles include Private Joker in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket, the title character in Alan Parker's Birdy, high school wrestler Louden Swain in Vision Quest, football star turned spy Alec McCall in Funcky Monkey and the oversexed Sullivan Groff in Weeds. He appeared in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises as Officer Peter Foley. He also played Dr. Martin Brenner in Netflix's Stranger Things.

He unsuccessfully ran for National President of the SAG-AFTRA two times in 2019 and in 2021.[2][3]

Modine played Vannevar Bush in the 2023 Christopher Nolan movie Oppenheimer.

Personal life[change | change source]

Modine was born on March 22, 1959 in Loma Linda, California. He is the son of Dolores (née Warner), a bookkeeper, and Mark Alexander Modine, who managed a drive-in theater. He was educated at Brigham Young University. He was raised in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Modine is married to Caridad Rivera since 1980 and have two children. His daughter, Ruby Modine, is an actress and dancer.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Matthew Modine Biography (1959–)". Retrieved January 24, 2012.
  2. Robb, David (October 23, 2019). "Matthew Modine's Campaign Manager Files SAG-AFTRA Election Complaint With U.S. Labor Department – Update". Deadline.
  3. "SAG-AFTRA Members Elect Fran Drescher President of Union and Joely Fisher as Secretary-Treasurer". September 2, 2021. Retrieved September 3, 2021.

Other websites[change | change source]

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