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Tim Matheson is an American actor, director and producer perhaps best known for his portrayal of the smooth talking 'Eric "Otter" Stratton' in the 1978 comedy, Animal House (1978), but has had a variety of other well-known roles both before and since, including critical accolades for his playing "Vice President John Hoynes" on the television ... See full bio »

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Animal House
Animal House Eric Stratton
The West Wing
The West Wing Vice President John Hoynes / John Hoynes / Senator John Hoynes
Hart of Dixie
Hart of Dixie Dr. Brick Breeland
Van Wilder
Van Wilder Vance Wilder Sr.


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 2017 6 Balloons (post-production)
 2017 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (completed)
Old Man Vreeke
 2017 Snowfall (TV Series)
George Miller
- 2016 Original Pilot (2017) ... George Miller
 2017/XIII Legacy (Short)
Old Jake
 2016 Killing Reagan (TV Movie)
Ronald Reagan
 2016 Motive (TV Series)
Brent Rodman
- Chronology of Pain (2016) ... Brent Rodman
 2015 Last Chance for Christmas (TV Movie)
Reginald Buckley
 2015 Tom and Jerry: Spy Quest (Video)
The President (voice)
 2012-2013 Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (TV Series)
Brad Chiles / Deputy / Evil Fred / ...
- Through the Curtain (2013) ... Brad Chiles (voice)
- Come Undone (2013) ... Brad Chiles (voice)
- Gates of Gloom (2013) ... Brad Chiles (voice)
- The Man in the Mirror (2013) ... Brad Chiles / Evil Fred / Mr. Pomfrit (voice)
- The Devouring (2013) ... Brad Chiles / Deputy (voice)
 2011 Talker (Short)
Ronald Reagan
 2010 White Collar (TV Series)
Edward Walker
- Withdrawal (2010) ... Edward Walker
 2009 American Pie Presents: The Book of Love (Video)
Alumnus Guy #4 - Special Appearance
 2009 Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia (Video)
Carl Dobbs
 2009 Body Politic (TV Movie)
Senator Webster
 2008 The Prince (TV Movie)
 2008 To Love and Die (TV Movie)
James White
 2008 Entourage (TV Series)
Steve Parls
- Fire Sale (2008) ... Steve Parls
 2007 The World According to Barnes (TV Movie)
 2007 Shark (TV Series)
Judge Andrew Bennett
- Here Comes the Judge (2007) ... Judge Andrew Bennett
 2006 Augusta, Gone (TV Movie)
Ben Dudman
 2004 Justice League Unlimited (TV Series)
Maxwell Lord
- Ultimatum (2004) ... Maxwell Lord (voice)
 2004 Judas (TV Movie)
Pontius Pilate
 2003 Martha, Inc.: The Story of Martha Stewart (TV Movie)
Andy Stewart
 2003 Ed (TV Series)
Peter Evashavik
- Blips (2003) ... Peter Evashavik
 2003 Without a Trace (TV Series)
Dr. Aaron Morrison
- The Friendly Skies (2003) ... Dr. Aaron Morrison
 2002 Breaking News (TV Series)
Bill Dunne
- I24 Gate (2002) ... Bill Dunne
- Bad Water (2002) ... Bill Dunne
- The Story Vanishes (2002) ... Bill Dunne
- My Suspect Vinny (2002) ... Bill Dunne
- Broadcast from Hell (2002) ... Bill Dunne
 2002 The King of Queens (TV Series)
Dr. Farber
- Two Thirty (2002) ... Dr. Farber
 2002 Mom's on Strike (TV Movie)
Alan Harris
 2001 Second Honeymoon (TV Movie)
George Weston
 2000 Sharing the Secret (TV Movie)
John Moss
 2000 Chump Change
Simon 'Sez' Simone
 2000 Hell Swarm (TV Movie)
Kirk Bluhdorn
 2000 Navigating the Heart (TV Movie)
John Daly
 1999 At the Mercy of a Stranger (TV Movie)
John Davis
 1999 The Story of Us
 1998 Catch Me If You Can (TV Movie)
 1998 The New Batman Adventures (TV Series)
Michael Vreeland
- Chemistry (1998) ... Michael Vreeland (voice)
 1998 Forever Love (TV Movie)
Alex Brooks
 1998 Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Families (TV Movie)
Adolf Althoff (segment "We Are Circus")
 1998 A Very Unlucky Leprechaun
Howard Wilson
 1998 Dead Man's Gun (TV Series)
Reverend Jeremiah Early
- Wages of Sin (1998) ... Reverend Jeremiah Early
 1997 Buried Alive II (TV Movie)
Clint Goodman
 1997 Sleeping with the Devil (TV Movie)
Dick Strang
 1997 The Legend of Calamity Jane (TV Series)
Capt. John O'Rourke
- Rebellion à Philadelphie (1997) ... Capt. John O'Rourke (English version, voice)
- Quand le rideau tomb (1997) ... Capt. John O'Rourke (English version, voice)
- Eaux troubles (1997) ... Capt. John O'Rourke (English version, voice)
- Protégé (1997) ... Capt. John O'Rourke (English version, voice)
- Par delà de la vengeance (1997) ... Capt. John O'Rourke (English version, voice)
 1996 A Holiday for Love (TV Movie)
Jacob (Jake) Peterson
 1996 Buried Secrets (TV Movie)
Clay Roff
 1996 Twilight Man (TV Movie)
Jordan P. Cooper
 1996 An Unfinished Affair (TV Movie)
Alex Connor
 1995 Jonny Quest Versus the Cyber Insects (TV Movie)
4-DAC (voice)
 1995 Midnight Heat
Tyler Grey
 1995 Tails You Live, Heads You're Dead (TV Movie)
Detective McKinley
 1995 Fast Company (TV Movie)
Det. Jack Matthews
 1995 Cybill (TV Series)
- Virgin, Mother, Crone (1995) ... Teddy
 1994 While Justice Sleeps (TV Movie)
Winfield 'Win' Cooke
 1994 Target of Suspicion (TV Movie)
 1993 Harmful Intent (TV Movie)
Dr. Rhodes
 1993 A Kiss to Die For (TV Movie)
William Tauber
 1993 Shameful Secrets (TV Movie)
 1993 Batman: The Animated Series (TV Series)
Gil Mason
- Shadow of the Bat Part II (1993) ... Gil Mason (voice)
- Shadow of the Bat (1993) ... Gil Mason (voice)
 1993 Dying to Love You (TV Movie)
Roger Paulson
 1993 Trial & Error (TV Movie)
Peter Hudson
 1993 Relentless: Mind of a Killer (TV Movie)
Dr. Peter Hellman
 1992 Quicksand: No Escape (TV Movie)
Scott Reinhardt
 1991 The Woman Who Sinned (TV Movie)
Michael Robeson
 1991 The Legend of Prince Valiant (TV Series)
- The Secret of Perilous Garde (1991) ... Marcus (voice)
 1990 Joshua's Heart (TV Movie)
 1990 Solar Crisis
Steve Kelso
 1990 Buried Alive (TV Movie)
Clint Goodman
 1989 Nikki and Alexander (TV Movie)
 1989 Little White Lies (TV Movie)
Dr Harry MacRae
 1989 Body Wars (Short)
Captain Braddock
 1989 The Littlest Victims (TV Movie)
Doctor James Oleske
 1987 Trying Times (TV Series)
- Get a Job (1987) ... Mitch
 1987 Bay Coven (TV Movie)
Jerry Lebon
 1987 Warm Hearts, Cold Feet (TV Movie)
Mike Byrd
 1986/I Blind Justice (TV Movie)
Jim Anderson
 1985 George Burns Comedy Week (TV Series)
 1985 Obsessed with a Married Woman (TV Movie)
Tony Hammond
 1984 The Best Legs in Eighth Grade (TV Movie)
Mark Fisher
 1984 Impulse
 1984 Up the Creek
Bob McGraw
 1983 Listen to Your Heart (TV Movie)
Josh Stern
 1982 Bus Stop (TV Movie)
Bo Decker
 1982 A Little Sex
Michael Donovan
 1979 The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again
Pvt. Jeff Reed aka Capt. Phillips
 1979 Dreamer
 1978 Almost Summer
Kevin Hawkins
 1972-1978 Insight (TV Series)
Kevin Crowley / Chris (Jesus) / Don Talbot / ...
- Belfast, Black on Green (1978) ... Kevin Crowley
- Jesus B.C. (1976) ... Chris (Jesus)
- Hunger Knows My Name (1975) ... Don Talbot
- Crunch on Spruce Street (1974) ... Jerry Slovak
- Truck Stop (1973) ... Mike Angelo
 1978 How the West Was Won (TV Series)
Curt Grayson
- Orville Gant (1978) ... Curt Grayson
- Interlude (1978) ... Curt Grayson
 1977 What Really Happened to the Class of '65? (TV Series)
Jay Miller
- Everybody's Girl (1977) ... Jay Miller
 1977 Mary White (TV Movie)
William L. White
 1977 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Brent Saunders
- Deadly Doubles (1977) ... Brent Saunders
 1976 The Captive: The Longest Drive 2
Quinton Bodeen
 1976 The Quest: The Longest Drive (TV Movie)
Quentin Beaudine
 1976 Visions (TV Series)
Amy's Husband
- The War Widow (1976) ... Amy's Husband (voice)
 1976 The Quest (TV Movie)
Quinton Beaudine
 1976 The Hemingway Play (TV Movie)
 1976 Jigsaw John (TV Series)
Nick Pappas
- Thicker Than Blood (1976) ... Nick Pappas
 1976 Rhoda (TV Series)
Michael Stearns
- A Federal Case (1976) ... Michael Stearns
 1976 Petrocelli (TV Series)
Mike Fisher
- Shadow of a Doubt (1976) ... Mike Fisher
 1975 Three for the Road (TV Series)
Tom Aberling
- Match Point (1975) ... Tom Aberling
 1975 The Runaway Barge (TV Movie)
Danny Worth
 1975 The Last Day (TV Movie)
Emmet Dalton
 1974 Remember When (TV Movie)
Warren Thompson
 1974 Police Story (TV Series)
Allen Rich
- Fingerprint (1974) ... Allen Rich
 1974 The Magician (TV Series)
Jerry Purcell
- The Illusion of the Fatal Arrow (1974) ... Jerry Purcell
 1971-1974 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series)
John Peterson / Gerry Collier / Jim McGuire
- A Killer with a Badge (1974) ... John Peterson
- Shadow of a Name (1971) ... Gerry Collier
- A Pattern of Morality (1971) ... Jim McGuire
 1973 Magnum Force
 1973 Kung Fu (TV Series)
Lt. Bill Wyland
- The Soldier (1973) ... Lt. Bill Wyland
 1973 Medical Center (TV Series)
Sam Miller
- Impasse (1973) ... Sam Miller
 1973 The Wide World of Mystery (TV Series)
- Night Life (1973) ... Tommy
 1972 The Smith Family (TV Series)
- Father-In-Law (1972) ... Mark
 1972 Ironside (TV Series)
Darryl Podell
- His Fiddlers Three (1972) ... Darryl Podell
 1972 Here's Lucy (TV Series)
Peter Sullivan
- Kim Moves Out (1972) ... Peter Sullivan
 1971 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Henley (segment "Logoda's Heads")
- The Different Ones/Tell David.../Logoda's Heads (1971) ... Henley (segment "Logoda's Heads")
 1971 The Bold Ones: The Lawyers (TV Series)
Miles Baker
- By Reason of Insanity (1971) ... Miles Baker
 1971 The D.A. (TV Series)
Howard Goodman
- The People vs. Slovik (1971) ... Howard Goodman
 1971 Lock, Stock and Barrel (TV Movie)
Clarence Bridgeman
 1971 Hitched (TV Movie)
Clare Bridgeman
 1971 Room 222 (TV Series)
Jerry Cates
- The Long Honeymoon (1971) ... Jerry Cates
 1971 Matt Lincoln (TV Series)
- Karen (1971)
 1970 Bracken's World (TV Series)
Teek Howell
- The Country Boy (1970) ... Teek Howell
 1969 How to Commit Marriage
David Poe (as Tim Matthieson)
 1969 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Leroy Samuel Rutherford
- Log 62: Grand Theft Horse? (1969) ... Leroy Samuel Rutherford
 1969 Trial Run (TV Movie)
Delivery Person
 1966-1968 Space Ghost (TV Series)
- The Meeting/Clutches of Creature King/The Deadly Trap (1968) ... Jace (voice, as Tim Matthieson)
- The Iceman/The Vampire Men/The Time Machine (1966) ... Jace (voice, as Tim Matthieson)
- Lokar - King of the Killer Locusts/Danger River/Brago (1966) ... Jace (voice, as Tim Matthieson)
 1968 Yours, Mine and Ours
Mike Beardsley (as Tim Matthieson)
 1967-1968 Young Samson & Goliath (TV Series)
- Thing from the Black Mountains (1968) ... Samson (voice, as Tim Matthieson)
- From Out of the Deep (1968) ... Samson (voice, as Tim Matthieson)
- The Terrible Dr. Desto (1968) ... Samson (voice, as Tim Matthieson)
- Nerod (1967) ... Samson (voice, as Tim Matthieson)
- The Dome (1967) ... Samson (voice, as Tim Matthieson)
 1967 NBC Children's Theatre (TV Series)
 1967 Divorce American Style
Mark Harmon (as Tim Matthieson)
 1966 Summer Fun (TV Series)
Eddie Thompson
 1966 Thompson's Ghost (TV Movie)
Eddie Thompson
 1965-1966 Sinbad Jr. (TV Series)
Sinbad Jr.
- Wicked Whirlpool (1966) ... Sinbad Jr. (voice, uncredited)
- Cookie Caper (1966) ... Sinbad Jr. (voice, uncredited)
- Cry Sheep (1966) ... Sinbad Jr. (voice, uncredited)
- Blubbo's Goose Goof (1966) ... Sinbad Jr. (voice, uncredited)
- Blubbo Goes Ape (1966) ... Sinbad Jr. (voice, uncredited)
 1965 O.K. Crackerby! (TV Series)
Huntington Hawthorne III
- Woodman, Spare That Family Tree (1965) ... Huntington Hawthorne III
 1964-1965 Jonny Quest (TV Series)
Jonny Quest
- The Sea Haunt (1965) ... Jonny Quest (voice, as Tim Matthieson)
- Monster in the Monastery (1965) ... Jonny Quest (voice, as Tim Matthieson)
- Terror Island (1965) ... Jonny Quest (voice, as Tim Matthieson)
- The House of Seven Gargoyles (1965) ... Jonny Quest (voice, as Tim Matthieson)
- The Quetong Missile Mystery (1965) ... Jonny Quest (voice, as Tim Matthieson)
 1964 The Farmer's Daughter (TV Series)
- The Morley Report (1964) ... Jimmy
 1962-1963 My Three Sons (TV Series)
Wheels / Gibbs / Alan Edgerton
- Windfall (1963) ... Wheels (as Tim Matthieson)
- Chip's Last Fight (1962) ... Gibbs (as Tim Matthieson)
- Tramp's First Bite (1962) ... Alan Edgerton (as Tim Matthieson)
 1962-1963 Leave It to Beaver (TV Series)
Michael Harmon
- The Clothing Drive (1963) ... Michael Harmon (as Tim Matthieson)
- Tell It to Ella (1962) ... Michael Harmon (as Tim Matthieson)
 1963 Ripcord (TV Series)
- The Final Jump (1963) ... David (as Tim Matthieson)
 1961 Window on Main Street (TV Series)
Roddy Miller (1961-1962)
 1940 Fantasia
Narrator (1985 version) (voice, uncredited)
Show Show Director (44 credits)
Show Show Producer (4 credits)
Show Show Self (43 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)

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Unsold pilot: Co-starred, with Ricky Kelman, in a sitcom pilot called "Weekend", about a group of teenagers who hang out at the beach on weekends. See more »

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[on starting out in his career as a child actor] Kurt [Kurt Russell] taught me a lot. Basically, Kurt left the business for about five years. He made a lot of money as a kid, then sort of went to be a baseball player. And after that he focused on skiing ... bought a house in Aspen and skied ... And he didn't care about it. My point is that you have to have a real life. I also think one has to ... See more »


For years after playing ladies'-man Otter in Animal House (1978), he had to explain to disappointed fans that, no, that was only a character he played, and he couldn't really offer them sexual advice. See more »

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