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Matthew Modine Biography, Net Worth, Age, Girlfriend

Matthew Avery Modine (born March 22, 1959) is an American actor and filmmaker best known for his role in Full Metal Jacket as US Marine Private/Sergeant J.T. “Joker” Davis. So, his other film roles include Birdy’s title character, Vision Quest’s high school wrestler Louden Swain, FBI agent Mike Downey in Married to the Mob, Joe Slovak in Gross Anatomy, Cutthroat Island’s William Shaw, Drake Goodman in Pacific Heights, Peter Foley in The Dark Knight Rises, and Dr. Ralph Wyman in Short Cuts. Also, Modine may be seen in Netflix’s Stranger Things as the evil Dr. Martin Brenner, Weeds as the oversexed Sullivan Groff, And the Band Played On as Dr. Don Francis, and Proof as Ivan Turing.

Facts about Matthew Modine :

Full NameMatthew Avery Modine
BirthDateMarch 22, 1959
Birth PlaceLoma Linda, California, United States
Nick NameNot found
Father’s NameMark Alexander Modine
Mother’s NameDolores Modine
Height1.91  m
Weight72 kg
BuildNot found
Marital Statusmarried 
Wife/Husband/Boyfriend/Girlfriend (Name)Caridad Rivera
Net Worth$10 million

Matthew Modine’s net worth:

Matthew Modine is a 10 million dollar net worth American actor. Also, Modine has appeared in scores of notable films and television series throughout his four-decade career. So, he is best remembered for his performance in Stanley Kubrick’s 1987 film “Full Metal Jacket.”

Matthew Modine Early Life

Matthew Modine was born on March 22, 1959, in Loma Linda, California. He made his professional on-screen debut in the early 1980s with a role in the film “Baby It’s You.” So, his work in the project garnered him a lot of attention in Hollywood, and he went on to star and co-star in films like “Private School,” “Streamers,” “Birdy,” “The Hotel New Hampshire,” and “Mrs. Soffel.” Also, in 1985, his performance in the film “Vision Quest” established him as a household star. Since then, he has appeared in films such as “Full Metal Jacket,” “Married to the Mob,” “Short Cuts,” “And the Band Played On,” “Bye Bye Love,” “Any Given Sunday,” “Transporter 2,” “The Trial,” and “The Dark Knight Rises.” Television appearances include “Flowers for Algernon,” “Into the West,” “Weeds,” and “Too Big to Fail.”

Matthew Modine’s Career

Modine is perhaps most recognized for portraying Private/Sergeant J.T. “Joker” Davis in Stanley Kubrick’s Vietnam War drama Full Metal Jacket (1987). Modine later portrayed the dangerous teenage criminal Treat in Alan Pakula’s film adaptation of Lyle Kessler’s stageplay Orphans. So, in Jonathan Demme’s screwball comedy Married to the Mob, Modine portrays the silly, earnest FBI agent Mike Downey alongside Michelle Pfeiffer. Also, Matthew was in the cast of Memphis Belle, a dramatized tale of the legendary B-17 Flying Fortress, in 1990.

He appeared as a guest star in The West Wing episode “The Long Goodbye” in 2003. So, he played Marco, a high school classmate of C.J. Cregg (Allison Janney), who assisted her in dealing with her father’s slow mental decline due to Alzheimer’s disease. So, Janney’s close buddy Modine consented to take on the job. (They featured together in Stuart Ross’s theatrical production of the play Breaking Up.) That same year, he appeared as Fritz Gerlich in the CBS miniseries Hitler: The Rise of Evil.

Other works:

Modine featured in The Trial in 2010, which received the Parents Television Council’s Seal of approval. According to the PTC: “‘The Trial’ combines courtroom drama, murder mystery, and character development. So, the Trial is a dramatic drama demonstrating the power of healing and hope.” Throughout Season 3 of Weeds, Modine portrayed a corrupt Majestic City developer named “Sullivan Groff.” Groff has affairs with Mary-Louise Parker’s Nancy Botwin and Celia Hodes (Elizabeth Perkins). Modine also participated in HBO’s Too Big to Fail, a film on the Wall Street financial crisis, in 2010. Also, he plays former Merrill Lynch Chairman and CEO John Thain.

He finished two independent films in 2011, Family Weekend and Girl in Progress, starring Eva Mendes. So,in 2012, he played Deputy Commissioner Peter Foley, a Gotham City police officer, and peered at Gary Oldman’s Commissioner James Gordon in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises.

Modine was cast in Ralph Bakshi’s animated feature Last Days of Coney Island in February 2013 after discovering the film’s Kickstarter campaign online.

 Also, in 2014, he co-starred in the horror mystery film Altar alongside Olivia Williams, Richard Dillane, and Steve Oram. 

Matthew Modine’s Family Background

Modine, the youngest of seven children, was born in Loma Linda, California, to bookkeeper Dolores (née Warner). Also, drive-in theatre manager Mark Alexander Modine. So, he is the great-grandson of prospector and pioneer Ralph Jacobus Fairbanks and the nephew of theatrical actress Nola Modine Fairbanks. Also, Modine spent several years in Utah, relocating every year or two. His father’s drive-in cinemas were being demolished because the land beneath them was worth more than the theatres.

Matthew Modine’s relationship status

Matthew met Caridad Rivera, his future wife while working as a cook and attempting to get into the acting industry. So,they were married in 1980 and had two children. Also, Ruby Modine is a vocalist, and Boman Mark Rivera Modine is a writer, director, and producer.

Matthew Modine’s Background in Education

The Modine family relocated to Imperial Beach, California, where Matthew attended Mar Vista High School and graduated in 1977. 


What is Matthew Modine’s net worth?

His net worth is $10 million

What is Matthew Modine well-known for?

Modine is perhaps most recognized for portraying Private/Sergeant J.T. “Joker” Davis in Stanley Kubrick’s Vietnam War drama Full Metal Jacket (1987). Modine later portrayed the dangerous teenage criminal Treat in Alan Pakula’s film adaptation of Lyle Kessler’s stageplay Orphans.

On Stranger Things, who portrayed Papa?

Matthew Modine has spent the last six years sitting in a sauna, aiming to sweat every ounce of Stranger Things’ megalomaniacal evil genius, Dr. Martin Brenner, out of his body.

What is the name of Matthew Modine’s wife?

His wife’s name is Caridad Rivera.


Sneha Sivakumar
Sneha Sivakumar
I am Sneha Sivakumar, a writer who fell in love with Creative Writing, and loves to provide entertaining articles about famous personalities.


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