Tim Matheson

Tim Matheson

Highest Rated: 100% Divorce American Style (1967)

Lowest Rated: 0% Redline (2007)

Birthday: Dec 31, 1947

Birthplace: Glendale, California, USA

American actor Tim Matheson used his natural charm to help craft an acting career that spanned decades. Born in the Los Angeles suburb of Glendale, he began his professional acting career in his early teens. He was soon making regular appearances on television, including on the hit sitcoms "Leave It to Beaver" (CBS/ABC, 1957-63) and "My Three Sons" (ABC/CBS, 1960-72). He also worked as a voice actor, providing the original voice of the namesake character in "Johnny Quest" (ABC, 1964-65). He began finding traction as well on the big screen with supporting roles in "Divorce, American Style" (1967) and "Yours, Mine and Ours" (1968). Back on television, he had recurring roles on the Westerns "The Virginian" (NBC, 1962-71) and "Bonanza" (NBC, 1959-73). He worked steadily throughout the 1970s, including starring in the short-lived series "The Quest" (1976) with fellow former child star Kurt Russell. What would become his signature role, though, would officially graduate the actor to adult roles. Director John Landis cast Matheson alongside John Belushi, Tom Hulce, and Karen Allen in the raunchy college comedy "National Lampoon's Animal House" (1978). His smooth-talking fraternity president, Eric "Otter" Stratton, would prove to be an indelible image that would follow the actor for the rest of his career. He teamed again with Belushi for the Steven Spielberg comedy "1941" (1979). He also starred with Tim Conway and Don Knotts in the Disney movie "The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again" (1979). Throughout the 1980s, Matheson would work at a steady clip. He starred in "A Little Sex" (1982) with Kate Capshaw and with Chevy Chase in "Fletch" (1985). He also began appearing regularly in television movies, a career move that would provide a steady stream of acting work for decades. Matheson would star in dozens of TV films over his career, including "Buried Alive" (1990) and "Sleeping with the Devil" (1997). He joined Aaron Sorkin's "The West Wing" (NBC, 1999-2006) in the recurring role of Vice President John Hoynes. The actor attempted to find lasting series success repeatedly, starring in a series of short-lived projects like "Charlie Hoover" (Fox, 1991) and "Breaking News" (Bravo, 2002). He would find some level of stability with a supporting role in "Harts of Dixie" (The CW, 2011-15) with Rachel Bilson. The actor worked periodically in features with roles in "A Very Brady Sequel" (1997), "The Story of Us" (1999), and "No Strings Attached" (2011). He also played upon his earlier "Animal House" success by playing the father of Ryan Reynolds's party animal in "National Lampoon's Van Wilder" (2002). He remained a regular presence on television, making guest appearances on numerous shows such as "Madam Secretary" (CBS, 2014- ), "The Good Fight" (CBS All Access, 2017-), and "This is Us" (NBC, 2016- ). On the big screen, the actor starred in the updating of the horror classic "Child's Play" (2019). Matheson starred with Alexandra Breckenridge and Annette O'Toole in "Virgin River" (Netflix, 2019- ), based on the romance novels by Robyn Carr.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
64% 57% Child's Play Henry Kaslan (Character) $29.2M 2019
70% 72% The Etruscan Smile Weiss (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 30% Magical Christmas Ornaments J.P. Presley (Character) - 2017
63% 68% Killing Reagan Ronald Reagan (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 38% Last Chance for Christmas Reginald Buckley (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 94% Tom and Jerry: Spy Quest The President (Voice) - 2015
No Score Yet 25% Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia Carl Dobbs (Character),
Director
- 2009
No Score Yet 55% True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet Director - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet To Love & Die James White (Character) - 2008
0% 47% Redline Jerry Brecken (Character) $6.9M 2007
No Score Yet 84% Augusta, Gone Ben Dudman (Character),
Director,
Executive Producer
- 2006
43% 60% Don't Come Knocking Producer 1 (Character) $438.7K 2005
No Score Yet 38% Judas Pontius Pilate (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 61% The King and Queen of Moonlight Bay Al Dodge (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 53% Martha Inc.: The Story of Martha Stewart Andy Stewart (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Moms on Strike Alan Harris (Character) - 2002
18% 73% National Lampoon's Van Wilder Vance Wilder, Sr. (Character) $21M 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Second Honeymoon George Weston (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 45% Chump Change Simon 'Sez' Simone (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis John F. Kennedy (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hell Swarm Kirk Bluhdorn (Character),
Director
- 2000
No Score Yet 59% Navigating the Heart John Daly (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 53% Sharing the Secret John Moss (Character) - 2000
41% 55% She's All That Harlan Siler (Character) $63.3M 1999
No Score Yet 50% In the Company of Spies Director - 1999
No Score Yet 25% At the Mercy of a Stranger John Davis (Character) - 1999
26% 58% The Story of Us Marty (Character) $27.1M 1999
No Score Yet 91% Forever Love Unknown (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 36% A Very Unlucky Leprechaun Howard Wilson (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 33% Catch Me if You Can Norm (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rescuers: Stories of Courage -- Two Families Adolf Althoff (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 62% Sleeping With the Devil Dick Strang (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 36% Buried Alive II Clint Goodman (Character),
Director
- 1997
No Score Yet 30% An Unfinished Affair Alex Connor (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 50% Christmas in My Hometown Jacob Peterson (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Buried Secrets Clay Roff (Character) - 1996
28% 70% Black Sheep Al Donnelly (Character) $30.6M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Twilight Man Jordan P. Cooper (Character) - 1996
53% 35% A Very Brady Sequel Roy Martin/Trevor Thomas (Character) $21.4M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fast Company Det. Jack Matthews (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tails You Live, Heads You're Dead Phil Wiseman (Character),
Director
- 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Midnight Heat Tyler Grey (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 40% Jonny Quest vs. the Cyber Insects 4-DAC (Voice) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Target of Suspicion Nick (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet While Justice Sleeps Winfield "Win" Cooke (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Breach of Conduct Director - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Relentless: Mind of a Killer Dr. Peter Hellman (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shameful Secrets Daniel (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dying to Love You Roger Paulson (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harmful Intent Dr. Rhodes (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trial & Error Peter Hudson (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Those Bedroom Eyes William Tauber (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 50% Quicksand: No Escape Scott Reinhardt (Character) - 1992
11% 77% Drop Dead Fred Charles (Character) $13.9M 1991
67% 50% Sometimes They Come Back Jim Norman (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Woman Who Sinned Michael Robeson (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 50% Buried Alive Clint Goodman (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 15% Solar Crisis Steve Kelso (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 62% Joshua's Heart Tom (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little White Lies Dr Harry MacRae (Character) - 1989
50% 51% Blind Fury Producer $2.1M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Littlest Victims Doctor James Oleske (Character) - 1989
0% 37% Speed Zone! Jack O'Neill (Character) $2.4M 1989
No Score Yet 15% Bay Coven Jerry Lebon (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Warm Hearts, Cold Feet Mike Byrd (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blind Justice Jim Anderson (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Obsessed With a Married Woman Tony Hammond (Character) - 1985
77% 81% Fletch Alan Stanwyk (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The House of God Unknown (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 60% Up the Creek Bob McGraw (Character) - 1984
33% 29% Impulse Stuart (Character) - 1984
60% 76% To Be or Not to Be Lt. Andre Sobinski (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 89% Listen to Your Heart Josh Stern (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 32% A Little Sex Michael Donovan (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 70% Dreamer Dreamer (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 54% The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again Pvt. Jeff Reed aka Capt. Phillips (Character) - 1979
42% 48% 1941 Captain Loomis Birkhead (Character) - 1979
90% 89% National Lampoon's Animal House Eric "Otter" Stratton (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Almost Summer Kevin Hawkins (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mary White William L. White (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 25% The Quest Quinton Beaudine (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Captive Quentin Beaudine (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Day Emmet Dalton (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Runaway Barge Danny Worth (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hitched Clare Bridgeman (Character) - 1973
72% 77% Magnum Force Officer Phil Sweet (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Remember When Warren Thompson (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lock, Stock and Barrel Clarence Bridgeman (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Pattern of Morality Unknown (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 38% How to Commit Marriage David Poe (Character) - 1969
50% 80% Yours, Mine and Ours Mike Beardsley (Character) - 1968
100% 56% Divorce American Style Mark Harmon (Character) - 1967

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 71% Virgin River Doc Mullins (Character) 2019-2020
No Score Yet 79% Madam Secretary Fred Moran (Guest Star) 2019 2017
No Score Yet 86% The Goldbergs Eric (Guest Star) 2019
63% 89% Me, Myself & I Richard (Guest Star) 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet 20/20 Guest 2018
96% 79% The Good Fight Unknown (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Today Live Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Home & Family Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Live Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today's Take Guest 2016
92% 79% Person of Interest Director 2016
81% 87% Hart of Dixie Dr. Brick Breeland (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star),
Director
2011-2015
No Score Yet 85% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
88% 95% Burn Notice Larry Sizemore (Guest Star) 2013 2010-2011 2008
No Score Yet 100% Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Brad Chiles (Guest Voice) 2012-2013
42% 24% Criminal Minds: Suspect Behaviour Director 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Good Guys Director 2010
75% 65% Greek Director 2009
No Score Yet 86% Criminal Minds Director 2009 2006
66% 83% Entourage Steve Parls (Guest Star) 2008
44% No Score Yet Traveler Director 2007
52% No Score Yet Shark Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
77% No Score Yet Just Legal Director 2006
75% 95% The West Wing Vice President Tim Matheson (Character),
John Hoynes (Guest Star)
1999-2006
44% No Score Yet Threshold Director 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cold Case Director 2004-2005
No Score Yet 91% Numb3ers Director 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star),
Director
2003-2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ed Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Twilight Zone Director 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Breaking News Unknown (Character) 2002
No Score Yet 83% The King of Queens Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
20% No Score Yet Wolf Lake Unknown (Character) 2001-2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cybill Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
0% No Score Yet Charlie Hoover Charlie Hoover (Character) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tucker's Witch Rick Tucker (Character) 1982-1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet How the West Was Won Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Quest Quentin Beaudine (Character) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rhoda Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story Unknown (Character) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kung Fu Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Griff King (Character) 1971-1973 1965-1966 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Here's Lucy Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet 100% Night Gallery Unknown (Character) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Room 222 Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet 100% Jonny Quest Unknown (Voice) 1964-1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Three Sons Unknown (Guest Star) 1962-1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Leave It to Beaver Unknown (Guest Star) 1962-1963

QUOTES FROM Tim Matheson CHARACTERS

Alan Stanwyck says: Will you kill me?

I.M. Fletcher says: Sure.

Eric "Otter" Stratton says: You fucked up, you trusted us

Eric "Otter" Stratton says: You fucked up, you trusted us.

Eric "Otter" Stratton says: Now we could do it with conventional weapons, but that could take years and cost millions of lives. No, I think we have to go all out. I think that this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody's part!

Alan Stanwyck says: You'll be wearing rubber gloves. Do you own rubber gloves?

I.M. Fletcher says: I rent them. I have a lease with an option to buy.

I.M. Fletcher says: I was curious about something your wife said when we were in bed together

I.M. Fletcher says: I was curious about something your wife said when we were in bed together.

Alan Stanwyck says: Oh? What's that?

I.M. Fletcher says: That roughly we have the same build. From the waist up I imagine.

Eric "Otter" Stratton says: Point of parliamentary procedure!

Robert Hoover says: Don't screw around, they're serious this time!

Eric "Otter" Stratton says: Take it easy, I'm pre-law.

Donald "Boon" Schoenstein says: I thought you were pre-med.

Eric "Otter" Stratton says: What's the difference?

Daniel Simpson "D-Day" Day says: Wormer, he's a dead man! Marmalard, dead! NEIDERMEYER......!!!!!!!!!

Daniel Simpson "D-Day" Day says: Wormer, he's a dead man! Marmalard, dead! Niedermeyer...

Eric "Otter" Stratton says: DEAD!!!

Eric "Otter" Stratton says: Dead! Bluto's right.

Eric "Otter" Stratton says: She was gonna make a pot for me

Eric "Otter" Stratton says: She was gonna make a pot for me.