|Birth name||Matthew Dycoff|
March 2, 1950 |
Queens, New York, U.S.
|Notable works and roles||Saturday Night Live, Beverly Hills, 90210|
He left SNL after one season that totaled to only 10 episodes. 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!
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, the other being Popeye Doyle.
From 1991-2000 he had a recurring role of Mel Silver, father of David Silver and Erin Silver on Beverly Hills, 90210.
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