Tim Matheson

Born Dec 31, 1947

Tim Matheson is an American actor, director and producer. He is perhaps best known for his portrayal of the smooth-talking Eric "Otter" Stratton in the 1978 comedy National Lampoon's Animal House and the bitter Vice President John Hoynes in the NBC drama, The West Wing and has had a variety of other well-known roles, including providing the voice of the lead character in the cartoon TV program Jonny Quest.… Read More

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1947 Birth Born on December 31, 1947.


1961 13 Years Old At age 13, Matheson appeared as Roddy Miller in Robert Young's CBS nostalgia comedy series Window on Main Street during the 1961–1962 television season.
1964 16 Years Old In 1964, he provided the voice of the lead character in the animated series Jonny Quest. … Read More


1969 21 Years Old In 1969, Matheson joined the cast of NBC's television western The Virginian in the eighth season as Jim Horn. … Read More
1972 24 Years Old In the final season of the television western Bonanza in 1972–1973, Matheson played Griff King, a parolee who tries to reform his life as a worker at the Ponderosa Ranch under Ben Cartwright's tutelage. … Read More
1975 27 Years Old In 1975, he guest starred in CBS's short-lived family drama Three for the Road.
1976 28 Years Old In 1976, Matheson appeared with Kurt Russell in the 15-episode NBC series The Quest, the story of two young men in the American West seeking the whereabouts of their sister, a captive of the Cheyenne.


1978 30 Years Old In 1978, he co-starred in National Lampoon's Animal House opposite John Belushi; the following year, he appeared opposite Belushi again in Steven Spielberg's 1941. … Read More
1982 34 Years Old Matheson and Catherine Hicks played Rick and Amanda Tucker, who operate a detective agency in Laurel Canyon in CBS' Tucker's Witch, which aired during the 1982–1983 season.


1989 41 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1989, he starred in the short-lived sitcom Nikki and Alexander produced by Reinhold Weege.
1996 48 Years Old In 1996, Matheson took on the role of a con man who claims to be Carol Brady's thought-to-be-dead husband in A Very Brady Sequel. … Read More


2008 60 Years Old He also appeared in a Volkswagen commercial in 2008.
2009 61 Years Old In 2009, Matheson directed the pilot episode of Covert Affairs, premiered on USA Network in 2010. … Read More
2010 62 Years Old Matheson was born in Glendale, California, a suburb of Los Angeles. In 2010, he was divorced from Megan Murphy Matheson after a 25-year marriage and three children. … Read More
2011 63 Years Old He played Dr. Brick Breeland on Hart of Dixie from 2011 to 2015.
2015 67 Years Old Matheson is set to play President Ronald Reagan in a television film adaptation of 2015 novel Killing Reagan set to be premiering on October 16, 2016.
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