Tim Matheson

Tim Matheson


12/31/1947, Glendale, California, USA

Birth Name

Timothy Lewis Matthieson



Also Known As

Tim Matthieson
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Still best remembered as Eric "Otter" Stratton in the 1979 comedy movie "Animal House", Tim has come a long way since his first acting role on "Window on Main Street" at the tender age of 12. While still at school, he appeared in many well known TV Series…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Tim is of Danish, English, Irish, Scottish and Swedish descent.

    • Tim went in together with business partner Dan Grodnik and bought the National Lampoon magazine in 1989 and they were able to turn the failing magazine around and sell it in 1991.

    • Tim has been nominated for 2 Emmy Awards.
      2003 - Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for: "The West Wing" (1999)
      2004 - Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for: "The West Wing" (1999)

    • Tim was married to Jennifer Leak from 1968 to 1971 (divorce) and is now married to Megan Murphy Matheson with whom he has three kids, Molly, Emma, and Cooper.

    • Tim once served in the USMC Reserves.

    • Tim played Vice President John Hoynes on the NBC series The West Wing from 1999-2003.

    • Tim Matheson's TV Pilot "The Prince" didn't make the cut...the latest in a long line of short run or un-screened series.

  • Quotes

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    Tim Matheson is a true actor who has been in the business since before he was a teenager. You really believe that he got into acting because he loves it for what it is. You'll never see him in any tabloids and you won't hear any gossip about him. In his roles, you sense more realism than many other actor's who are considered more talented than he. Of all of his roles in all of his movies, my favorite has to be "Animal House."moreless