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

Last Updated : January 27, 2023

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 of 2023):75 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
Marital 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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How old is Tim Matheson

Tim was born on 31st December 1947 in Glendale, California, U.S. As of 2023, he is 75 years old.

Tim Matheson’s Family

Tim’s parents are Sally Matthieson and Clifford Matthieson, a professional training pilot. He has a sister named Sue.

His Education

He started his schooling at Fox Lane High School. After that, he joined John Burroughs High school. He continued his educational journey and graduated from California State University, Northridge.

Tim Matheson’s wife

Tim is currently married to Elizabeth Marighetto. She is the third wife of an actor who previously married Megan Murphy and Jennifer Leak. The actress Jennifer was his first wife and stayed in a marital relationship from 1968 to 1971. After his divorce from his first wife, he started conjugal life with Megan Murphy, with whom he had three children. He stayed with her for 25 years and finally separated in 2010.

Tim Matheson  With Elizabeth Marighetto at CRITICS' CHOICE AWARDS
Tim Matheson With Elizabeth Marighetto at CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS [source: Instagram]

Tim Matheson Animal House

Animal House is a Tim Matheson co-starred movie released in 1978. It is one of the influential and most quoted comedy movies of the 1970s.

Tim Matheson Leave It To Beaver

Leave It To Beaver is a family sitcom released in 1957 and ran for seven seasons till 1963. Tim Matheson also acted in this series depicting the role of Michael.

Tim Mathison Height

The actor stands at a towering height of 6 feet 2 inches or 188cm.

Tim Matheson’s Net Worth?

As of 2023, The actor and producer Tim Matheson has a net worth of $7 million. He has accumulated a handsome amount of money through his acting and direction.


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 could not do so and were forced to sell it.
  • In 1964, he provided the main character’s voice 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-starring 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. He played the Emmy-nominated recurring role in the series for about seven years.
  • 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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