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Tim Matheson

Television Director / Actor / Film Director / Film Producer | * 12/31/1947 (72) | Glendale, California, USA
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Tim Matheson (born Timothy Lewis Matthieson; December 31, 1947) is an American actor and director. He is perhaps best known for his portrayals of the smooth-talking Eric "Otter" Stratton in the comedy film National Lampoon's Animal House (1978) and of Vice President John Hoynes in the NBC drama The West Wing, which earned him 2 Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series. Matheson has had a variety of other well-known roles, including providing the original voice of the lead character in the animated series Jonny Quest 1964–1965, and for playing President Ronald Reagan in a television film adaptation of the 2015 novel Killing Reagan that premiered on October 16, 2016 on the National Geographic Channel. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Mystery

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Movies with Tim Matheson as Actor(94)

as Henry Kaslan2019 Child's Play
as Weiss2019 The Etruscan Smile
as Gary2018 6 Balloons
as Old Man Vreeke2017 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
as JP Presley2017 Magical Christmas Ornaments
as Ronald Reagan2016 Killing Reagan
as Reginald Buckley2015 Last Chance for Christmas
as The President2015 Tom and Jerry: Spy Quest
as Himself / Actor / Director / Producer2015 Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon
as Eli's Dad #22011 No Strings Attached
as James White2008 To Love and Die
as Jerry Brecken2007 Redline
as Ben Dudman2006 Augusta, Gone
as Pontius Pilate2004 Judas
as Dr. Eric 'Otter' Stratton, OB / GYN2003 Where Are They Now?: A Delta Alumni Update
as Vance Wilder senior2002 National Lampoon's Van Wilder
as Alan Harris2002 Moms on Strike
as John Moss2000 Sharing the Secret
as Simon Sez Simone2000 Chump Change
as John Daly2000 Navigating the Heart
as John F. Kennedy2000 Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis
as Kirk Bluhdorn2000 Hell Swarm
as Harlan Siler1999 She's All That
as John Davis1999 At the Mercy of a Stranger
as Alex Brooks1998 Forever Love
as Norm1998 Deadly Game
as Howard Wilson1998 A Very Unlucky Leprechaun
as Clint Goodman1997 Buried Alive II
as Dick Strang1997 Sleeping with the Devil
as Al Donnelly1996 Black Sheep
as Roy Martin / Trevor Thomas1996 A Very Brady Sequel
as Clay Roff1996 Buried Secrets
as Alex Connor1996 An Unfinished Affair
as Jacob (Jake) Peterson1996 A Holiday for Love
as Tyler Grey1996 Midnight Heat
as Jordan P. Cooper1995 Twilight Man
as Detective McKinley1995 Tails You Live, Heads You're Dead
as William Tauber1993 A Kiss to Die For
as Roger Paulson1993 Dying to Love You
as Scott Reinhardt1992 Quicksand: No Escape
as Michael Robeson1991 The Woman Who Sinned
as Charles1991 Drop Dead Fred
as Jim Norman1991 Sometimes They Come Back
as Tom1990 Joshua's Heart
as clint goodman1990 Buried Alive
as Steve Kelso1990 Solar Crisis
as Captain Broddock1989 Body Wars
as Doctor James Oleske1989 The Littlest Victims
as Dr. Harry MacRae1989 Little White Lies
as Alexanda1989 Nikki and Alexander
as Jack O'Neill1989 Speed Zone
as Jerry Lebon1987 Bay Coven
as Mike Byrd1987 Warm Hearts, Cold Feet
as Jim Anderson1986 Blind Justice
as Alan Stanwyk1985 Fletch
as Tony Hammond1985 Obsessed with a Married Woman
as Stuart1984 Impulse
as Roy Basch1984 The House of God
as Bob McGraw1984 Up the Creek
as Lt. Andre Sobinski1983 To Be or Not to Be
as Josh Stern1983 Listen to Your Heart
as Bo Decker1982 Bus Stop
as Michael Donovan1982 A Little Sex
as Capt. Loomis Birkhead1979 1941
as Dreamer1979 Dreamer
as Kevin Hawkins1978 Almost Summer
as Eric "Otter" Stratton1978 Animal House
as William L. White1977 Mary White
as Amy's Husband (voice)1976 The War Widow
as Quinton Beaudine1976 The Quest
as Quentin Beaudine1976 The Quest: The Longest Drive
as Emmet Dalton1975 The Last Day
as Danny Worth1975 The Runaway Barge
as Ofc. Phil Sweet1973 Magnum Force
as Clare Bridgeman1971 Hitched
as David Poe1969 How to Commit Marriage
as Mike Beardsley1968 Yours, Mine and Ours
as Mark Harmon1967 Divorce American Style

TV Shows/Series with Tim Matheson as Actor(46)

as Doc Mullins2019 Virgin River
as Tully Nelson2017 The Good Fight
as Dave Malone2016 This Is Us
as Dr. Brick Breeland2011 Hart of Dixie
as Edward Walker2009 White Collar
2006 Shark
as Maxwell Lord2004 Justice League Unlimited
as Bill Dunne2002 Breaking News
as Aaron Morrison2002 Without a Trace
2000 Ed
as Vice President John Hoynes1999 The West Wing
1995 Cybill
1982 Nature
as Quentin Beaudine1976 The Quest
1974 Rhoda
1972 Kung Fu
1968 Adam-12
as Samson (voice)1967 Samson & Goliath
1967 Shazzan
as Jonny Quest1964 Jonny Quest
as Jim Horn1962 The Virginian

Movies with Tim Matheson as Crew(10)

Directing/Director2013 Wild Card
Directing/Director2009 Behind Enemy Lines III: Colombia
Directing/Director2006 Augusta, Gone
Directing/Director2000 Hell Swarm
Directing/Director1999 In the Company of Spies
Directing/Director1997 Buried Alive II
Directing/Director1995 Tails You Live, Heads You're Dead
Directing/Director1994 Breach of Conduct
Production/Producer1989 Blind Fury

TV Shows/Series with Tim Matheson as Crew(32)

Directing/Director2017 Taken
Directing/Director2016 Lucifer
Directing/Director2014 The Last Ship
Directing/Director2011 Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior
Directing/Director2011 Suits
Directing/Director2011 Hart of Dixie
Directing/Director2011 Person of Interest
Directing/Director2010 Covert Affairs
Directing/Director2010 The Good Guys
Directing/Director2010 Persons Unknown
Directing/Director2009 Drop Dead Diva
Directing/Director2009 White Collar
Directing/Director2007 Burn Notice
Directing/Director2007 Greek
Directing/Director2007 Bionic Woman
Directing/Director2007 Traveler
Directing/Director2006 Numb3rs
Directing/Director2006 Psych
Directing/Director2006 Eureka
Directing/Director2005 Criminal Minds
Directing/Director2005 Just Legal
Directing/Director2005 E-Ring
Directing/Director2005 Threshold
Directing/Director2005 Killer Instinct
Directing/Director2003 Las Vegas
Directing/Director2003 Cold Case
Directing/Director2002 The Twilight Zone
Directing/Director2002 Without a Trace
Directing/Director2000 Ed
Directing/Director1999 The West Wing
Directing/Director1999 Third Watch
Directing/Director1982 St. Elsewhere

Additional Information

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Full Name: Tim Matheson
Born: Wednesday, 12/31 1947 (December) in Glendale (current age: 72 years + 267 days)
Zodiac sign: Capricorn (Chinese zodiac sign: Pig)
Languages: English (EN)
Spouses (current/former): Jennifer Leak
Other names for Tim Matheson (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Тим Мэтисон"
"Timothy Lewis Matthieson"
"Tim Matthieson"
Tim Matheson frequently works together with these people:
John Rubinstein (15x, Actor)
Mark Hamill (10x, Actor)
Kevin Alejandro (10x, Actor)
Timothy Busfield (10x, Actor)
Dee D (10x, Crew)
Reed Diamond (9x, Actor)
Titus Welliver (9x, Actor)
Joseph Campanella (9x, Actor)
Lauren Stamile (9x, Actress)
John Landis (7x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:5531, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 09/13/2020