Matt Dillon is best known for his role as deputy sheriff Martin “Marty” Hart on the television crime drama series, “Crash.” The actor has also appeared in films such as “City Slickers,” “There’s Something About Mary” and “The Outsiders.”
Dillon was born in New Rochelle, New York. He attended Hampshire College and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater. His first major acting role was as a cast member on the variety show “Saturday Night Live,” from 1976 to 1977. Dillon then went on to appear in films like “WarGames” (1983), “Platoon” (1986) and “Drugstore Cowboy” (1989).
Dillon’s breakthrough role came in 1993 when he was cast as Deputy Sheriff Martin Hart on the television series “Crash.” The show ran for three seasons before ending in 1996. In 1999, he starred in another crime drama series called “The Beat,” which lasted only one season before being cancelled by Fox Broadcasting Company.
Dillon had his breakout film role playing Billy Cole in 1989’s “The Outsiders.” He went on to star in several other popular teen comedies such as 1990’s “Johnny Be Good” and 1994’s.
Last modified: November 19, 2022