Matthew Modine is an American actor, activist, and filmmaker best known for his role in the film Full Metal Jacket as US Marine Private/Sergeant J.T. “Joker” Davis. Other film roles include Birdy’s title character, Vision Quest’s high school wrestler Louden Swain, Married to the Mob’s FBI agent Mike Downey, Gross Anatomy’s Joe Slovak, Cutthroat Island’s William Shaw, Pacific Heights’ Drake Goodman, Peter Foley in The Dark Knight Rises, and Short Cuts’ Dr. Ralph Wyman.
Modine has portrayed the malevolent Dr. Martin Brenner in Stranger Things, the overly sexualized Sullivan Groff in Weeds, Dr. Don Francis in And the Band Played On, and Ivan Turing in Proof on television.
Modine has been nominated twice for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television for his roles in And the Band Played On and What the Deaf Man Heard, and he and the rest of the ensemble in Short Cuts earned a special Golden Globe.
And the Band Played On earned him a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special.
Matthew Modine children
In 1980, Modine married Caridad Rivera, a Puerto Rican hair and cosmetics artist. They have two children: Boman Modine, a film assistant director, and Ruby Modine, an actress, singer, and ballet dancer.
Ruby Wylder Rivera Modine is an American actress, dancer and singer. She is best known for playing Sierra Morton in Shameless, and co-starring in the 2017 slasher film Happy Death Day and its sequel as Lori Spengler. She is the lead singer of the band Ruby Modine and the Disease.
Boman Rivera Modine is an award winning and Emmy-nominated Director, writer and producer.