Tim Matheson

Biography

Date of Birth 31 December 1947, Glendale, California, USA Birth Name Timothy Lewis Matthieson Height 6' 2" (1.88 m) At the age of 13, Matheson appeared as Roddy Miller in Robert Young's CBS nostalgia comedy series Window on Main Street during the 1961-1962 television season. In 1964, he provided the voice of the lead character in the cartoon program Jonny Quest. His was also the voice of Jace in the original animated series of Space Ghost. In addition, he played the role of the oldest son, Mike Beardsley, in the film Yours, Mine and Ours, which also starred Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda. In 1969, he joined the cast of NBC's The Virginian western series in the eighth season, as Jim Horn. He had a guest role in the 14th episode of the second season of Night Gallery, in the story "Logoda’s Heads". 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 watch. He portrayed a young motorcycle cop, Sweet, in the 1973 film Magnum Force. Matheson also appeared earlier in the ABC television comedy series My Three Sons and Leave It to Beaver. In the fall of 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. In 1978 he co-starred in Animal House opposite John Belushi; the following year, he appeared opposite Belushi again in Spielberg's 1941. Matheson starred in the 1984 comedy movie Up the Creek and the comedy Fletch. Matheson also appeared in the 1983 To Be or Not to Be starring Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft. 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. Matheson, along with business partner Dan Grodnik, bought National Lampoon in 1989 when the magazine was facing financial decline. They were unable to reverse the magazine fortunes, however, and sold it in 1991. He went on to act in over 100 film and television projects. Matheson had a recurring role as Vice President John Hoynes on The West Wing. His work on The West Wing earned Matheson two Primetime Emmy award nominations for Best Guest Star in a Drama Series. In addition to playing Sheriff Matthew Donner in the shortlived Wolf Lake, he has directed episodes of Third Watch, Ed, The Twilight Zone, Cold Case, Without a Trace, The West Wing, Burn Notice, Psych, and Shark. In 1996 Matheson took on the role of Carol Brady's thought dead husband in A Very Brady Sequel. Matheson appeared in the movie Van Wilder in 2002, playing the father of the title character, who was inspired by his own character in Animal House; Matheson's character even makes a veiled reference to the fun times he had had at Dartmouth, where the fraternity upon which Animal House is based is rumored to have "had a strong tradition of existence." He appeared in the auto-racing film Redline. He also appeared in a Volkswagen commercial in 2008.

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Birth Name

Timothy Lewis Matthieson

Birth Place

Glendale, Californie, USA

Birth Date

12/31/1947
Known For
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Sometimes They Come Back

Jim Norman

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To Be or Not to Be

Lt. Andre Sobinski

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The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again

Pvt. Jeff Reed aka Capt. Phillips

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Buried Alive

Clint Goodman

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A Very Brady Sequel

Roy Martin/Trevor Thomas

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Solar Crisis

Steve Kelso

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Impulse

Stuart

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Bay Cove

Jerry Lebon

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Killing Reagan

Ronald Reagan

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Judas

Pontius Pilate

Starring In
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The Etruscan Smile

Weiss

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6 Balloons

Gary

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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Old Man Vreeke (uncredited)

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Her Magical Christmas

J.P. Presley

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Killing Reagan

Ronald Reagan

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Tom and Jerry: Spy Quest

The President (voice)

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Last Chance for Christmas

Reginald Buckley

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No Strings Attached

Eli's Dad #2

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Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia

Dodd

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Redline

Jerry Brecken

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Don't Come Knocking

Producer 1

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Judas

Pontius Pilate

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The King And Queen Of Moonlight Bay

Al Dodge

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Martha, Inc.

Andy Stewart

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Van Wilder

Vance Wilder Sr.

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Navigating the Heart

John Daly

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Chump Change

Simon 'Sez' Simone

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The Story of Us

Marty

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She's All That

Harlan Siler

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A Very Unlucky Leprechaun

Howard Wilson

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Sleeping with the Devil

Dick Strang

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Sam Kinison: Why Did We Laugh?

Himself

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A Very Brady Sequel

Roy Martin/Trevor Thomas

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Twilight Man

Jordan P. Cooper

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Black Sheep

Al Donnelly

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A Holiday for Love

Jacob (Jake) Peterson

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An Unfinished Affair

Alex Connor

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While Justice Sleeps

Winfield 'Win' Cooke

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Harmful Intent

Dr. Rhodes

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A Kiss to Die For

William Tauber

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Relentless: Mind of a Killer

Dr. Peter Hellman

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Quicksand: No Escape

Scott Reinhardt

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Drop Dead Fred

Charles

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Sometimes They Come Back

Jim Norman

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Solar Crisis

Steve Kelso

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Buried Alive

Clint Goodman

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Le Coeur De Josue

Tom

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Speed Zone

Jack O'Neill

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Bay Cove

Jerry Lebon

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Fletch

Alan Stanwyk

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Impulse

Stuart

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Up The Creek

Bob McGraw

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The House of God

Roy Basch

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Best Legs in the 8th Grade

Mark Fisher

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To Be or Not to Be

Lt. Andre Sobinski

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A Little Sex

Michael Donovan

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The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again

Pvt. Jeff Reed aka Capt. Phillips

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1941

Capt. Loomis Birkhead

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Dreamer

Dreamer

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Animal House

Eric Stratton

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Almost Summer

Kevin Hawkins

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The Quest: The Longest Drive

Quentin Beaudine

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The Last day

Emmet Dalton

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Magnum Force

Officer Phil Sweet

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How to Commit Marriage

David Poe (as Tim Matthieson)

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Yours, Mine and Ours

Mike Beardsley (as Tim Matthieson)

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Divorce American Style

Mark Harmon (as Tim Matthieson)

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Fantasia

Narrator (1985 version) (voice) (uncredited)

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Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon

Himself - Actor, Director, Producer

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