Tim Matheson [Actor] Facts – Wife, Kids, Net Worth, Education

Last Updated : June 17, 2021

Tim Matheson Actor

Who is Tim Matheson?

Tim Matheson is an American actor, director, producer, narrator, and voiceover artist best known for his portrayal of the party animal and ladies’ man, Eric ‘Otter’ Stratton, in the film ‘National Lampoon’s Animal House.’ His other most memorable role was as ‘Vice President, John Hoynes’ in the hit television show ‘The West Wing.’

Short Bio and Career
Real/Birth Name:Timothy Lewis Matthieson
Nickname:Tim Matheson
Active From:1961-Present
Famous As:Actor
Family and Siblings
Father:Clifford Matthieson (Pilot)
Mother:Sally Matthieson
Sister:Tim Matheson Sister (Sue)
Personal Life
Date of Birth:31 December 1947, Wednesday
Age (As in 2021):74 Years Old
Birth Place:Glendale, California, U.S.
Zodiac Sign:Capricorn
Home Town:Glendale
School:Fox Lane High School
John Burroughs High School
College:California State University, Northridge
Relationship Status
Martial Status:Single
Wife/Spouse:Tim Matheson Wife (Jennifer Leak)
Jennifer Leak
​(M. 1968-D. 1971)​

Tim Matheson Wife (Megan Murphy Matheson)
Megan Murphy Matheson
​(M. 1985- D. 2010)​

Tim Matheson Wife (Elizabeth Marighetto)
Elizabeth Marighetto
​(M. 2018-Present)
Divorce/Split:Yes (Twice)
Tim Matheson Daughter (Molly Matthieson)
Molly Matthieson Schmidt
(Daughter) (B. 1986)

Tim Matheson Daughter (Emma Matthieson)
Emma Matthieson
(Daughter) (B. 1988)

Tim Matheson Son (Cooper Matthieson)
Cooper Matthieson
(Son) (B. 1994)
Physical Stats
Height:6 Feet 2 Inches (188 cm)
Weight (Approx.):165lbs. (75 KG)
Body Measurements:N/A
Hair Type:Short
Hair Color:Black and Gray
Eye Colour:Blue
Quotes & Books
Books:Not Yet
Personal Quotes:“I’ve stolen something from every director I’ve worked with. As an actor and a director, you steal from the best. And there’s no reason why any shame should be attached to it.”
Awards & Nomination
Awards:Not Yet
Nominations:Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actor In Drama Series
(2002, 2003)
Favorite Things
Favorite Sports:Baseball
Favorite Color:Black
Income & Assets
Net Worth:$7 Million
Salary: N/A
House Worth: N/A

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Other Fun Facts You Need To Know About Tim Matheson:

  • His parents enrolled him in an acting class when he was ten years old because he was interested in acting from a young age.
  • Tim Matheson got his first break in 1961, when he was just 13 years old, on the comedy TV series ‘Window on Main Street,’ playing Roddy Miller’s character.
  • Tim Matheson made his film debut as ‘Mike Beardsley’ in the 1968 film ‘Yours, Mine, and Ours,’ starring Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda.
  • While continuing to act in films and on television, Matheson and his business partner purchased the failing ‘National Lampoon’ magazine in 1989, hoping to turn its fortunes around. However, they were unable to do so and were forced to sell it.
  • In 1964, he provided the voice of the main character in the animated series Jonny Quest.
  • With the samurai action-comedy film ‘Blind Fury,’ he debuted as a film producer in 1990.
  • From 1994 to 1995, he also directed a few television movies, including ‘Breach of Conduct’ and ‘Tails You Live, Heads You’re Dead.’
  • He shot Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia (2009) in two days.
  • For the first time, he met his first wife, Jennifer Leak, while co-stars in the film Yours, Mine, and Ours (1968).
  • In 1999, he landed the most prestigious role of his television career as ‘Vice President John Hoynes’ on the West Wing’s hit political drama. For about seven years, he played the Emmy-nominated recurring role in the series.
  • He has also directed several commercials, including Lipton, Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise, and others.

Major Sources / References
1. Tim Matheson Official
2. TV Guide

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