Actor-turned-producer Matt Salinger made his acting debut playing Burke in Revenge of the Nerds (1984). For the rest of the '80s, Salinger primarily appeared in television movies and low-budget features. During the early '90s, he abandoned acting only to return mid-decade as the producer of such films as Australian director Kevin Dowling's Mojave Moon (1996). Salinger is the son of the great contemporary author J.D. Salinger.