Matthew Laurance

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Matthew Laurance
Birth name Matthew Dycoff
Born (1950-03-02) March 2, 1950 (age 67)
Queens, New York, U.S.
Medium Actor, comedian
Years active 1980–present
Notable works and roles Saturday Night Live, Beverly Hills, 90210

Matthew Laurance (born Matthew Dycoff) is a film and television actor.[1] Laurance appeared on Saturday Night Live during its sixth season.[2]

He was born in Queens, New York and raised in Long Island, New York. Laurance has a twin brother, Mitchell.[3][4] He attended Tufts University.[citation needed]

He left SNL after one season that totaled to only 10 episodes.[citation needed] He portrayed bass player Sal Amato in the 1983 cult hit Eddie and the Cruisers, and was the only cast member besides Michael Paré and Michael Antunes to appear in the 1989 sequel Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives![1]

He also had a role in Streets of Fire,[1] 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[citation needed], the other being Popeye Doyle.[1]

He also starred as a detective novelist in Duet on Fox from 1987-89.[3] He also appeared on television in thirtysomething.[4]

From 1991-2000 he had a recurring role of Mel Silver, father of David Silver and Erin Silver on Beverly Hills, 90210.


  1. ^ a b c d "Matthew Laurance". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ Graham, Mark (2009-09-10). "The Michaela Watkins Club: 21 Other SNL Cast Members Who Only Lasted a Season (or Less)". New York. 
  3. ^ a b Collins, William B. (May 31, 1987). "His Dual Passions For Life And Role How Matthew Laurance Has A Lot In Common With His Character On Fox's "Duet"". Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Schwarzbaum, Lisa (May 1, 1992). "Name That Laurance Brother!". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 

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