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Matthew Laurance is an American radio host and actor. Laurance portrays Mel Silver on Beverly Hills, 90210.

Career[]

Laurance was a cast member in the second rotation ever on SNL. Following SNL, Laurance starred in the 1981 Sidney Lumet crime drama Prince Of The City.[1] Laurance currently works as a sports radio host.

Trivia[]

  • He agreed to meet with the producers of 90210 for Mel, because he learned that the part would be portraying Brian Austin Green's father and they knew and liked each other.[2]
  • He was very upset with the direction the character of Mel Silver took, especially as people tend to be angry with him for the character's actions, even 25 years later. One of his favourite episodes is A Song For My Mother[2]
  • Laurance has a twin brother, Mitchell, who also worked as an actor for a long time[2]
  • Laurance rated among 141 best SNL players through the years, by Rolling Stone[3]

Notes and references[]

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