|Birth name Matthew Dycoff|
Years active 1980–present
Siblings Mitchell Laurance
|Name Matthew Laurance|
Children Everett Laurance
Role Film actor
|Born March 2, 1950 (age 65)
Queens, New York, U.S. (1950-03-02) |
Notable works and roles Saturday Night Live Beverly Hills, 90210
Spouse Shannon Criscillis Laurance (m. 2003)
Movies and TV shows Beverly Hills - 90210, Eddie and the Cruisers I, St Elmo's Fire, Duet, Streets of Fire
Similar People Mitchell Laurance, Jean‑Claude Lord, Michael Pare, Katherine Cannon, Gilbert Cates
Matthew laurance at children s charity of the bluegrass
Matthew Laurance (born Matthew Dycoff) is a film and television actor.
- Matthew laurance at children s charity of the bluegrass
- Early life family and education
Early life, family and education
Matthew Dycoff was born in Queens, New York City, New York and raised in Long Island, New York. He has an identical twin brother, Mitchell (born four minutes earlier), who is also a professional actor.
Both brothers are graduates of Tufts University.
Laurance appeared on Saturday Night Live during its sixth season. He left SNL after one season (albeit a short season, only 13 episodes).
Laurance portrayed bass player Sal Amato in the 1983 cult hit Eddie and the Cruisers, and he was the only cast member besides Michael Paré and Michael Antunes to appear in the 1989 sequel, Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives!. He also had a role in Streets of Fire, as one of the two Ardmore police officers who enter the bus Tom Cody (Michael Paré) was on, making this the third film he appeared in with Paré.
He starred as a detective novelist in Duet on Fox from 1987 to 1989. He also appeared on television in thirtysomething.
From 1991 through 2000, he performed the recurring role of Mel Silver, father of David Silver and Erin Silver on Beverly Hills, 90210.