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      Matthew Laurance

      Matthew Laurance

      Highest Rated: 92% Prince of the City (1981)

      Lowest Rated: 25% Sibling Rivalry (1990)

      Birthday: Mar 2, 1950

      Birthplace: Queens, New York, USA

      After attending university, Matthew Laurance studied theater at the Neighborhood Playhouse and HB Studio in New York before landing a dream gig in 1980 as part of the ensemble cast of the classic comedy sketch program "Saturday Night Live." He left there the next year and made a move into films with a small role as the brother of Treat Williams's dirty cop character in the critically acclaimed Sidney Lumet-directed crime thriller "Prince of the City." In 1983, he got a much higher-profile role as the bass player in the fictional band Eddie and the Cruisers in the film of the same name. He would later reprise that role in 1989 in the sequel, "Eddie and the Crusiers II: Eddie Lives!," which was made after the original film finally found success on cable and late-night television, years after its initial release. In 1991, he landed the role for which he is best known, dentist Mel Silver, father to Erin and David Silver, on Aaron Spelling's hit teen drama "Beverly Hills, 90210," a role he went on to play for nine seasons. Not long after, he tired of Hollywood and relocated to Durham, North Carolina, where he began a successful career as a sports broadcaster.

      Highest rated movies

      Prince of the City
      St. Elmo's Fire
      Eddie and the Cruisers
      Sibling Rivalry

      Photos

      EDDIE AND THE CRUISERS, Michael "Tunes" Antunes, Michael Pare, Matthew Laurance, Helen Schneider, 1983. EDDIE AND THE CRUISERS, Tom Berenger (l. back seat), Matthew Laurance (front left), Helen Schneider (center front), Michael Pare (front right), 1983, (c)Embassy Pictures EDDIE AND THE CRUISERS, Helen Schneider, Matthew Laurance, 1983, (c)Embassy Pictures

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 43% A Twist of Faith Frankovich (Character) $2.5K 1999
      25% 32% Sibling Rivalry Dr. Casey Hunter (Character) $16.8M 1990
      No Score Yet 57% Do You Know the Muffin Man? Marvin Bernstein (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet 71% Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives! Sal Amato (Character) $986.4K 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Popeye Doyle Tony Parese (Character) - 1986
      42% 68% St. Elmo's Fire Ron Dellasandro (Character) - 1985
      38% 73% Eddie and the Cruisers Sal Amato (Character) - 1983
      92% 82% Prince of the City Ronnie Ciello (Character) - 1981

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 68% One Tree Hill Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
      No Score Yet 92% Beverly Hills, 90210 Unknown (Guest Star) 1991-1993 1995-2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outer Limits Mr. Stark (Character) 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Commish Greg Borman (Guest Star) 1991
      83% No Score Yet thirtysomething Warren Reese (Guest Star) 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Duet Ben Coleman (Character) 1987-1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet My Sister Sam Unknown (Guest Star) 1986-1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet It's a Living Harold Berman (Guest Star) 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Who's the Boss? Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
      No Score Yet 62% Taxi Allen (Guest Star) 1982