Matthew Avery Modine (born March 22nd, 1959) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles that include Private Joker in Full Metal Jacket, high school wrestler Louden Swain in Vision Quest, Sullivan Groff on Weeds and Dr. Martin Brenner in Netflix original Stranger Things.

Modine has been acting since his graduation and he is also the nephew of stage actress Nola Fairbanks. After his graduation, Modine moved to New York City to pursue his dream of art and theater.

As of today, he is married to actress Caridad Rivera and they have two children together; Boman Mark Rivera Modine (born November 8th, 1985) and Ruby Wylder Rivera Modine (born July 31st, 1990).



Year Title
1983 Baby It's You
1983 Private School
1983 Streamers
1984 Birdy
1984 The Hotel New Hampshire
1983 Mrs. Soffel
1985 Vision Quest 
1987 Orphans
1987 Full Metal Jacket
1988 Married to the Mob
1988 The Gamble
1989 Gross Anatomy
1990 Memphis Belle 
1990 Pacific Heights
1992 Wind
1992 Equinox
1993 Short Cuts
1993 And the Band Played On
1994 The Browning Version
1994 Jacob 
1995 Cutthroat Island 
1995 Bye Bye Love
1995 Cutthroat Island
1995 Bye Bye Love
1995 Fluke 
1997 The Maker
1997 The Blackout
1997 The Real Blonde
1999 Any Given Sunday
1999 Notting Hill
2000 Bamboozled
2000 Very Mean Men
2000 Flowers for Algernon
2001 In the Shadows
2001 Nobody's Baby
2001 The American
2002 Redeemer
2003 Hitler: The Rise of Evil 
2003 Le Divorce 
2004 Funky Monkey 
2004 The Winning Season
2005 Opa 
2005 Transporter 2
2006 Kettle of Fish 
2006 Mary
2006 Lost in Love 
2007 Go Go Tales
2007 The Neighbor
2007 Have Dreams, Will Travel 
2008 Sex and Lies in Sin City
2009 PoliWood
2009 Little Fish, Strange Pond (also known as Frenemy)
2010 The Trial
2011 Mia and the Migoo
2011 Too Big to Fail
2011 Jesus Was a Commie
2011 The Flying House
2012 Family Weekend
2012 CAT.8
2012 The Dark Knight Rises
2012 Girl in Progress
2013 Jobs
2014 Unity
2014 Altar (also known as The Haunting of Radcliffe House)
2016 The Confirmation
2016 In the Deep


Year Title Role
1996 What the Deaf Man Heard Sammy Ayers
2003 The West Wing Marco Arlen
2005 Into the West Samson Wheeler
2006 The Bedford Diaries Professor Jake Macklin
2007 Weeds Sullivan Groff
2015 Proof Ivan Turing
2016 Stranger Things Dr. Martin Brenner
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