Matthew Douglas Salinger (; born February 13, 1960) is an American actor and producer, known for his appearances in the films Revenge of the Nerds and Captain America. He is the son of author J. D. Salinger and psychologist Alison Claire Douglas.
Salinger married jewelry designer Betsy Jane Becker in 1985. They live in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and have twin sons Gannon and Avery (born March 28, 1994).In contrast to his sister, Margaret, who wrote a 1999 memoir about her childhood titled Dream Catcher, Salinger is a devoted protector of his father's privacy. A few weeks after Margaret's book was published, Salinger wrote a letter to The New York Observer, disparaging his sister's "gothic tales of our supposed childhood."
Salinger was born February 13, 1960 in Windsor, Vermont, the son of author J. D. Salinger and psychologist Alison Claire Douglas. Salinger's maternal grandfather was British art critic Robert Langton Douglas. He has a sister, Margaret Salinger.Salinger graduated from Phillips Academy Andover and attended Princeton University before graduating from Columbia University with a degree in art history and drama.
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A Call to Spy
The story of Vera Atkins, a spy, and two of the first women she selects for the "secret army": Virginia Hall, an American with a disability, and a pacifist. The women are entangled in dangerous missio...
The island is in northern Canada. Josephine, a brave but naive woman, embarked on a dangerous journey through inhospitable regions in search of her husband, the explorer Robert Peary, who tried to fin...
Learning to Drive
A Manhattan writer takes driving lessons from a Sikh instructor with marriage troubles of his own as her marriage falls apart. The strength to take the wheel and the courage to get back on the road ar...
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Four ambitious and sexy women, who've been best friends since business school, try to balance their glamorous and demanding careers with their complex personal lives in the city that never sleeps. The...
Steven Seagal is an elite ex-cop with a gambling problem and a mountain of debt in this no-holds barred action film. When a mysterious man offers to clear his debts in exchange for the assassination o...
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Damages is an American legal thriller television series created by the writing and production trio of Daniel Zelman and brothers Glenn and Todd A. Kessler. The plot revolves around the brilliant, ruth...
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Dr. Gregory House, a drug-addicted, unconventional, misanthropic medical genius, leads a team of diagnosticians at a fictional hospital in New Jersey.
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24 is an American television series produced for the Fox network and syndicated worldwide. The real time method of narration is used in each season of Bauer.
Law & Order: Criminal Intent
The third iteration of the "Law & Order" franchise takes viewers deep into the minds of its criminals while following the intense psychological approaches the Major Case Squad uses to solve its crimes...
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Sexually-based heinous offenses are considered by the criminal justice system. In New York City, the detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Specia...
Let the Devil Wear Black
A man comes face-to-face with personal treachery after suspecting that his father may have been murdered.
What Dreams May Come
Chris was going to be in a place that was more amazing than he had ever imagined. He doesn't have a wife. Annie took her own life after her husband's death. Chris risked his life for the chance to bri...
Gena is an average woman who is torn between her current boyfriend's desire to marry her and start a family, and the unexpected arrival of an old boyfriend wanting to pick up where they left off. To f...
Fortunes of War
When Canadian diplomat Carl Pimmler sends his friend Peter Kernan and his wife Johanna to deliver medicine to the deep jungles of Cambodia, but Peter gets more than he bargained for, when the journey ...
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A helicopter squadron is in Vietnam. While the soldiers try to escape capture by the Viet Cong, clues that the copter was sabotaged leads to brutal infighting, as they search for the traitor among the...
Second Chances is an American television series created and written by producers Bernard Lechowick and Lynn Marie Latham. The series premiered December 2, 1993, on CBS. Its cast includes Jennifer Lope...
During World War II, a brave, patriotic American Soldier undergoes experiments to become a new supersoldier, "Captain America." Racing to Germany to sabotage the rockets of Nazi baddie "Red Skull", Ca...
Laurie Shoat, a young mother, struggling with post-partum depression, is found dead and her baby is missing. The police assume it was a murder-suicide, but her husband Jack isn't convinced. He believe...
Blood & Orchids
Hester Murdoch was found naked and nearly beaten to death by four young Hawaiian men on the beach and taken to the hospital. The men didn't want to get involved even though she was white. Everyone thi...
Pete St. John is a political consultant. When his long-time friend and client Sam Hastings decides to quit politics, he is quickly drafted to help with the campaign of the man destined to succeed him....
Manhunt for Claude Dallas
The story was based on an event. Claude Dallas loves to be free and he lives in the mountains where he hunts for food. Bill Pogue doesn't like people who hunt out of season. Claude Dallas is going to ...
Revenge of the Nerds
The Alpha Alpha Fraternity has jocks. When a group of socially challenged misfits attempt to go to Greek life, they are immediately rejected by every house on campus. The AlphaBetas try to crush their...