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Matthew Cowles

Matthew Cowles was born on September 28, 1944 in New York City, New York, USA as Matthew C. Cowles. He is an actor, known for Shutter Island (2010), All My Children (1970) and Loving (1983). He has been married to Christine Baranski since October 15, 1983. They have two children. He was previously married to Kathleen Dezina. See full bio »
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 2014 Family on Board (Short) (post-production)
Donovan Bezer
 2013 All My Children (TV Series)
Billy Clyde Tuggle
- Episode #1.43 (2013) ... Billy Clyde Tuggle (credit only)
- Episode #1.42 (2013) ... Billy Clyde Tuggle (credit only)
- Episode #1.41 (2013) ... Billy Clyde Tuggle (credit only)
- Episode #1.40 (2013) ... Billy Clyde Tuggle (credit only)
- Episode #1.39 (2013) ... Billy Clyde Tuggle (credit only)
 2009 Possible Side Effects (TV Movie)
Dr. Sassafras
 2008 How to Keep a Secret (Video short)
 2008 Train Wreck
Man in rehab
 2008 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Cyrus Wert
- Undercover (2008) ... Cyrus Wert
 2007 American Loser
 2007 The Living Wake
 2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury (TV Series)
Reuben Bailey
- Truth or Consequences (2005) ... Reuben Bailey
 2003 Season of the Hunted
 2003 Oz (TV Series)
William Brandt
- Junkyard Dawgs (2003) ... William Brandt
- A Day in the Death... (2003) ... William Brandt
- 4giveness (2003) ... William Brandt
- Sonata da Oz (2003) ... William Brandt
 2002 City by the Sea
 2002 Noon Blue Apples
 2000 Deadline (TV Series)
 2000 Nurse Betty
 1997 The Big Easy (TV Series)
Aleazar Algieves
- Yellow Queen in the Fires of Hell (1997) ... Aleazar Algieves
 1996 The Juror
 1994 White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf
Lloyd Halverson
 1993 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series)
W.J. Masius
- Ghost of a Chance (1993) ... W.J. Masius
 1991 Law & Order (TV Series)
Christian 'Lemonhead' Tatum
- Asylum (1991) ... Christian 'Lemonhead' Tatum
 1990 Kojak: It's Always Something (TV Movie)
 1990 Stella
 1989 She's Back
Sherman Bloom
 1989 Brenda Starr
The Real Capt. Borg
 1989 Lonesome Dove (TV Mini-Series)
Monkey John
- On the Trail (1989) ... Monkey John
 1988 Stars and Bars
Beckman Gage
 1986 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Rapist #2
- Nightscape (1986) ... Rapist #2
 1985 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Man on Phone
- The Dutch Oven (1985) ... Man on Phone
 1985 Love on the Run (TV Movie)
 1983 Loving (TV Series)
Eban Japes (1986-1987)
 1983 Eddie Macon's Run
Ray Banes
 1982 The World According to Garp
Speeding Plumber
 1977 Slap Shot
Charlie Kischel
 1976 Kojak (TV Series)
- A Shield for Murder: Part 2 (1976) ... Ryan
- A Shield for Murder: Part 1 (1976) ... Ryan
 1975 The Happy Hooker
Albert Ruffleson
 1972 Crawlspace (TV Movie)
Dave Freeman
 1972 Irish Whiskey Rebellion
Freighter Radioman
 1971 The Hospital
Intern Chandler (uncredited)
 1971 A World Apart (TV Series)
Chris Kahlman
- Episode dated 25 June 1971 (1971) ... Chris Kahlman
 1971 They Might Be Giants
Teenage Boy (uncredited)
 1970 The People Next Door
 1969 Me, Natalie
Harvey Belman
 1969 N.Y.P.D. (TV Series)
Joe Czernak
- Candy Man: Part 2 (1969) ... Joe Czernak
- Candy Man: Part 1 (1969) ... Joe Czernak
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He acted in the play, "Dirty Jokes," at the Academy Festival Theatre in Chicago, Illinois with Maurice Copeland.

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According to a New York Times profile of his wife, he is "the black sheep member of a family with ties" to Drexel banking and the Cowles Publishing Company. See more »

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