Matthew Salinger

Matthew Salinger

Highest Rated: 71% Revenge of the Nerds (1984)

Lowest Rated: 8% Nobody Wants the Night (2015)

Birthday: Feb 13, 1960

Birthplace: Windsor, Vermont, USA

The handsome 6'4" son of the famed reclusive "Catcher in the Rye" author, Matt Salinger began his career on stage, making his Off-Broadway debut in "Drums in the Night" (1983) before appearing in his first feature, "Revenge of the Nerds" (1984). A starring role on Broadway as a football player in "Dancing in the End Zone" (1985) caught the eye of director Sidney Lumet who cast him as a professor turned political candidate in "Power" (1986). Salinger followed quickly with TV projects, including the miniseries "Blood and Orchids" and the movie "Manhunt for Claude Dallas" (both CBS, 1986) and frequently returned to the stage, most notably succeeding Tony Goldwyn as the gay son in the Off-Broadway production of "The Sum of Us" (1991). Salinger went on to play a sleazy shrink in three episodes of "Picket Fences" (CBS) during its 1993-94 season before co-starring opposite Connie Sellecca in the short-lived primetime soap "Second Chances" (CBS, 1993-94).

Highest rated movies

Revenge of the Nerds
Learning to Drive
The Ice Road
Captain America
Nobody Wants the Night




43% 31% The Ice Road CEO Thomason (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Humanware Unknown (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wetware Mashita (Character) - 2018
8% 38% Nobody Wants the Night Captain Spalding (Character) - 2015
67% 58% Learning to Drive Peter (Character) $3.4M 2014
No Score Yet 27% Pistol Whipped Dealer (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 21% Black Dawn Myshkin (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 33% The Year That Trembled Professor Jeff Griggs (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 43% Four Dogs Playing Poker Producer - 2000
57% 27% Let the Devil Wear Black Producer - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Meeting Daddy Producer - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Stranger in the Kingdom Executive Producer - 1998
No Score Yet 63% Little City Executive Producer - 1997
No Score Yet 40% Hacks Executive Producer - 1997
No Score Yet 28% Mojave Moon Producer - 1996
36% No Score Yet Babyfever James (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 83% Fortunes of War Peter Kernan (Character),
- 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Firehawk Tex (Character) - 1992
13% 19% Captain America Steve Rogers/Captain America (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Options Donald Anderson (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Davy Crockett: Rainbow in the Thunder Young Andrew Jackson (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadly Deception Jack Shoat (Character) - 1987
50% 44% Power Phillip Aarons (Character) $3.1M 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Manhunt for Claude Dallas Claude Dallas Jr. (Character) - 1986
71% 73% Revenge of the Nerds Danny Burke (Character) - 1984


90% 96% House Malkin (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Bill Phillips (Guest Star) 2008
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Seth Webster (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Second Chances Mike Chulack (Character) 1993-1994