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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 28 September 1944New York City, New York, USA
Date of Death 22 May 2014New York City, New York, USA  (congestive heart failure)
Birth NameMatthew Chandler Cowles

Mini Bio (1)

Matthew Cowles was born on September 28, 1944 in New York City, New York, USA as Matthew Chandler Cowles. He was an actor, known for Shutter Island (2010), All My Children (1970) and Loving (1983). He was married to Christine Baranski and Kathleen Dezina. He died on May 22, 2014 in New York City.

Spouse (2)

Christine Baranski (15 October 1983 - 22 May 2014) (his death) (2 children)
Kathleen Dezina (1980 - ?) (divorced)

Trivia (7)

Father, with Christine Baranski, of daughters Lily Cowles (born in 1987) and Isabel Cowles (born in 1984).
Raises children without TV: Objects to violence and sexual content of programs.
Lives with his wife and their daughters in Connecticut.
Although he's played a wide range of characters, Cowles will probably best be remembered as the highly-entertaining "uber-pimp" Billy Clyde Tuggle, on ABC's All My Children (1970).
He was nominated for a 1976 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play for "Dirty Jokes", at the Academy Festival Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
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.
He is an enthusiastic motorcyclist who met his wife, Christine Baranski, when he offered her a ride home one night, on the back of his bike after a party.

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