Matheson, Tim 1947(?)–

views updated

MATHESON, Tim 1947(?)–

(Tim Mathieson, Tim Matthieson)


Full name, Timothy Lewis Mathieson; born December 31, 1947 (some sources cite 1949), in Glendale, CA; married Jennifer Leak (an actress), 1969 (divorced, 1971); married Megan Murphy (a ballet dancer), 1985; children: (second marriage) Molly Lewis, Emma Katherine, Cooper Timothy. Education: Attended California State University and Actors and Directors Lab, Los Angeles; studied acting with Jack Garfien. Avocational Interests: Marathon running.

Addresses: Agent—Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager— Beth Cannon, Envision Entertainment, 9255 Sunset Blvd., Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Career: Actor, voice performer, producer, and director. Groundlings (comedy group), Los Angeles, CA, founding member; founder of a production company at Burbank Studios, 1985; National Lampoon, owner (with Daniel Grodnick), executive officer and chair, 1989–91. Remedial Reading and Learning Center of South Central Los Angeles, member of the advisory board. Military service: Served in U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.

Awards, Honors: Emmy Award nominations, outstanding guest actor in a drama series, 2002 and 2003, both for The West Wing.


Film Appearances:

(As Tim Matthieson) Mark Harmon, Divorce, American Style, Columbia, 1967.

(As Matthieson) Mike Beardsley, Yours, Mine and Ours (also known as His, Hers and Theirs), United Artists, 1968.

David Poe, How to Commit Marriage, Cinerama, 1969.

Officer Phil Sweet, Magnum Force, Warner Bros., 1973.

Quinton Bodeen, The Captive: The Longest Drive 2, 1976.

Eric "Otter" Stratton, Animal House (also known as National Lampoon's Animal House), Universal, 1978.

Kevin Hawkins, Almost Summer, Universal, 1978.

Captain Loomis Birkhead, 1941, Universal, 1979.

Title role, Dreamer, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1979.

Private Jeff Reid, The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again, Buena Vista, 1979.

Michael Donovan, A Little Sex, Universal, 1982.

Lieutenant Andre Sobinski, To Be or Not to Be, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1983.

Alan Stanwyck, Fletch, Universal, 1984.

Bob McGraw, Up the Creek, Orion, 1984.

Dr. Roy Basch, The House of God, United Artists, 1984.

Stuart, Impulse, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1984.

Captain Braddock, Body Wars (short film), Walt Disney, 1989.

Jack O'Neill, Speed Zone (also known as Cannonball Fever), Orion, 1989.

Charles, Drop Dead Fred, New Line Cinema, 1991.

Steve Kelso, Solar Crisis (also known as Crisis 2050, Starfire, and Kuraishisu niju–goju nen), Vidmark Entertainment, 1993.

Tyler Grey, Midnight Heat, WarnerVision Entertainment, 1995.

Al Donnelly, Black Sheep, Paramount, 1996.

Roy Martin/Trevor Thomas, A Very Brady Sequel, Paramount, 1996.

Howard Wilson, A Very Unlucky Leprechaun, Concorde, 1998.

Harlan Siler, She's All That, Miramax, 1999.

Marty, The Story of Us, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, 1999.

Vance Wilder, Sr., Van Wilder (also known as Van Wilder: Party Liaison, National Lampoon's Van Wilder, and Party Animals—wilder geht's nicht), Artisan Entertainment, 2002.

Simon Sez, Chump Change, Miramax, 2004.

Film Work:

(With Daniel Grodnick) Producer, Blind Fury, TriStar, 1990.

Television Appearances; Series:

Roddy Miller, Window on Main Street, CBS, 1961–1962.

Voice of Sinbad, "Sinbad, Jr." segment, The Alvin Show (animated), CBS, 1961–1962.

(As Tim Mathieson) Voice of Jonny Quest, Jonny Quest (animated; also known as The Adventures of Jonny Quest), ABC, 1964–1965, CBS, 1967–1970, ABC, 1970–1972, NBC, 1979–1981.

(As Tim Matthieson) Voice of Jace, Space Ghost and Dino Boy (animated), CBS, 1966–1968, broadcast as Space Ghost/Frankenstein Jr. (animated), NBC, 1976–1977.

Voice of Samson, Samson & Goliath (animated; also known as Young Samson & Goliath), NBC, 1967–1968.

Jim Horn, The Virginian (also known as The Men from Shiloh), NBC, 1969–1970.

Griff King, Bonanza (also known as Ponderosa), NBC, 1972–1973.

Quentin Beaudine, The Quest, NBC, 1976.

Rick Tucker, Tucker's Witch, CBS, 1982–1983.

Harry Stadlin, Just in Time (also known as It Had to Be You), ABC, 1988.

Title role, Charlie Hoover, Fox, 1991–1992.

Voice of Captain John O'Rourke, The Legend of Calamity Jane (animated), The WB, 1997.

Vice president John Hoynes, a recurring role, The West Wing, NBC, 1999–2000.

Narrator, Commander–in–Chief, The Learning Channel, beginning 2000.

Sheriff Matthew Donner, Wolf Lake, CBS, 2001, UPN, 2002.

Bill Dunne, Breaking News, Bravo, 2002.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Curt Grayson, How the West Was Won, ABC, 1978–1979.

John F. Kennedy, Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, CBS, 2000.

(In archive footage) Mouthing Off: 51 Greatest Smartasses, Comedy Central, 2004.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Clarence Bridgeman, Lock, Stock and Barrel, NBC, 1971.

Clarence Bridgeman, Hitched (also known as Westward the Wagon), NBC, 1973.

Warren Thompson, Remember When, NBC, 1974.

Danny Worth, The Runaway Barge (also known as River Bandits), NBC, 1975.

Emmet Dalton, The Last Day, NBC, 1975.

William L. White, Mary White, ABC, 1977.

Josh Stern, Listen to Your Heart, CBS, 1983.

Classmates, HBO, 1984.

Tony Hammond, Obsessed with a Married Woman, ABC, 1985.

Jim Anderson, Blind Justice, CBS, 1986.

Jerry Lebon, Bay Coven (also known as Bay Cove, The Devils of Bay Cove, Eye of the Demon, and Strangers in Town), NBC, 1987.

Mike Byrd, Warm Hearts, Cold Feet, CBS, 1987.

Dr. Harry MacRae (some sources cite Harry McCall), Little White Lies, NBC, 1989.

Dr. James Oleske, The Littlest Victims, 1989.

Clint Goodman, Buried Alive, 1990.

Tom, Joshua's Heart, NBC, 1990.

Jim Norman, Sometimes They Come Back (also known as Stephen King's "Sometimes They Come Back"), CBS, 1991.

Michael Robeson, The Woman Who Sinned, ABC, 1991.

Scott Reinhardt, Quicksand: No Escape, USA Network, 1992.

Daniel Walker–Tate, Shameful Secrets (also known as Going Underground), ABC, 1993.

Dr. Jeffrey Rhodes, Harmful Intent (also known as Robin Cook's "Harmful Intent"), CBS, 1993.

Dr. Peter Hellman, Relentless: Mind of a Killer (also known as Mood Indigo), NBC, 1993.

Peter Hudson, Trial & Error, USA Network, 1993.

Roger Paulson, Dying to Love You (also known as Lethal White Female), CBS, 1993.

William Tauber, A Kiss to Die For (also known as Those Bedroom Eyes), NBC, 1993.

Nick Matthews, Target of Suspicion (also known as Parfum de meurtre), USA Network, 1994.

Winfield "Win" Cooke, While Justice Sleeps, NBC, 1994.

Detective Jack Matthews, Fast Company, NBC, 1995.

Detective McKinley, Tails You Live, Heads You're Dead, USA Network, 1995.

Voice of 4–DAC, Jonny Quest versus the Cyber Insects (animated; also known as Jonny Quest vs. the Cyber Insects), TNT, 1995.

Alex Connor, An Unfinished Affair, 1996.

Clay Roff, Buried Secrets (also known as Angel Girl and The Haunting of Annalisse), NBC, 1996.

Jacob "Jake" Peterson, Christmas in My Hometown (also known as First Noel and A Holiday for Love), CBS, 1996.

Jordan P. Cooper, Twilight Man (also known as Random Access), Starz!, 1996.

Clint Goodman, Buried Alive II, USA Network, 1997.

Dick Strang, Sleeping with the Devil, CBS, 1997.

Adolph Althoff, "We Are Circus," Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Families, Showtime, 1998.

Alex Brooks, Forever Love, CBS, 1998.

Norm, Catch Me If You Can (also known as Deadly Game, Hide and Seek, and Jeu mortel), Fox Family Channel, 1998.

John Daly, Navigating the Heart, Lifetime, 1999.

John Davis, At the Mercy of a Stranger, CBS, 1999.

John Moss, Sharing the Secret, CBS, 2000.

Kirk Bluhdorn, Hell Swarm, UPN, 2000.

George Weston, Second Honeymoon, CBS, 2001.

Alan Harris, Moms on Strike, ABC Family Channel, 2002.

Adult Andy Stewart, Martha, Inc.: The Story of Martha Stewart (also known as Driven to Succeed), NBC, 2003.

Al Dodge, The King and Queen of Moonlight Bay, The Hallmark Channel, 2003.

Pontius Pilate, Judas (also known as Judas & Jesus), ABC, 2004.

Television Appearances; Specials:

NBC team member, Battle of the Network Stars I, ABC, 1976.

Beauregard "Beau" Decker, Bus Stop, HBO, 1982.

Mark Fischer, The Best Legs in the Eighth Grade, HBO, 1984.

Himself, The Making of "Up the Creek," 1984.

Presenter, The Horror Hall of Fame, 1990.

Himself, Stand–Up Comics Take a Stand!, The Family Channel, 1990.

Himself, Sam Kinison: Why Did We Laugh?, 1998.

Himself, Telling the Story of Us, 1999.

Himself, Unseen + Untold: National Lampoon's Animal House, Spike TV, 2003.

Himself, VH1 Goes inside Hot Movie Dancing, VH1, 2003.

Seventh Annual Prism Awards, FX Network, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Alan Edgerton, "Tramp's First Bite," My Three Sons, ABC, 1962.

Gibbs, "Chip's Last Fight," My Three Sons, ABC, 1962.

Michael Harmon, "Tell It to Ella," Leave It to Beaver, ABC, 1962.

(As Tim Matthieson) Michael Harmon, "The Clothing Drive," Leave It to Beaver, ABC, 1963.

Wheels, "Windfall," My Three Sons, ABC, 1963.

Larry, "Log 62: Grand Theft Horse," Adam–12, NBC, 1969.

Henley, "Logoda's Heads," Night Gallery, NBC, 1971.

Miles Parker, "By Reason of Insanity," The Bold Ones: The Lawyers (also known as The Bold Ones), NBC, 1971.

"Karen," Matt Lincoln, ABC, 1971.

"The People vs. Slovick," The D.A., NBC, 1971.

"Shadow of a Name," Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law, ABC, 1971.

Chris, "Jesus B.C.," Insight, syndicated, 1972.

Darryl Podell, "His Fiddlers Three," Ironside, NBC, 1972.

Enders, "The Freak," Insight, syndicated, 1972.

Peter Sullivan, "Kim Moves Out," Here's Lucy, CBS, 1972.

"Father–in–Law," The Smith Family, ABC, 1972.

Lieutenant Bill Wylund, "The Soldier," Kung Fu, ABC, 1973.

Sam Miller, "Impasse," Medical Center, CBS, 1973.

"Why Is a Crooked Letter," Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law, ABC, 1973.

Allen Rich, "Fingerprint," Police Story, NBC, 1974.

Jerry Cates, "The Long Honeymoon," Room 222, ABC, 1974.

Jerry Purcell, "The Illusion of the Fatal Arrow," The Magician, NBC, 1974.

Teek Howell, "The Country Boy," Bracken's World, NBC, 1974.

"A Killer with a Badge," Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law, ABC, 1974.

Tom Amberling, "Match Point," Three for the Road, CBS, 1975.

Michael Stearns, "A Federal Case," Rhoda, CBS, 1976.

Mike Fisher, "Shadow of a Doubt," Petrocelli, NBC, 1976.

Nick Pappas, "Thicker Than Blood," Jigsaw John, NBC, 1976.

Voice of Leonard, "The War Widow," Visions (animated), PBS, 1976.

"The Hemingway Play," Hollywood Television Theatre, PBS, 1976.

Brent Saunders, "Deadly Doubles," Hawaii Five–0, CBS, 1977.

Jay Miller, "Everybody's Girl," What Really Happened to the Class of '65?, NBC, 1977.

Bud Warren, "Wolves in the Sheep Pen," Baa Baa, Black Sheep (also known as Black Sheep Squadron), NBC, 1978.

Jake Wellman, "The Dynamite Girl," George Burns Comedy Week, CBS, 1985.

Amazing Stories, NBC, 1986.

Mitch, "Get a Job," Trying Times, PBS, 1987.

Guest, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, 1990.

Voice, The Legend of Prince Valiant (animated; also known as Prince Valiant), The Family Channel, 1991.

Voice of district attorney Gil Mason, "Shadow of the Bat: Parts 1 & 2," Batman: The Animated Series (animated; also known as Batman), Fox, 1993.

Howard Hughes, "Since I Don't Have You," Fallen Angels, Showtime, 1995.

Teddy, "Virgin, Mother, Crone," Cybill, CBS, 1995.

Narrator, Intimate Portrait: Melissa Gilbert, Lifetime, 1998.

Reverend Jeremiah Early, "Wages of Sin," Dead Man's Gun, Showtime, 1998.

Himself, John Belushi: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 1998.

Voice of Michael Vreeland, "Chemistry," Batman: Gotham Knights (animated), The WB, 1998.

Vice president John Hoynes, "In the Shadow of Two Gunmen: Part 1," The West Wing, NBC, 2000.

Vice president John Hoynes, "Bartlet for America," The West Wing, NBC, 2001.

Vice president John Hoynes, "The Stackhouse Filibuster," The West Wing, NBC, 2001.

Vice president John Hoynes, "War Crimes," The West Wing, NBC, 2001.

Dr. Farber, "Two Thirty," The King of Queens, CBS, 2002.

Vice president John Hoynes, "Stirred," The West Wing, NBC, 2002.

Vice president John Hoynes, "Swiss Diplomacy," The West Wing, NBC, 2002.

Guest, E! News Live, E! Entertainment Television, 2002.

Guest, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2002, 2003.

Dr. Aaron Morrison, "The Friendly Skies," Without a Trace, CBS, 2003.

Peter Evashavik, "Blips," Ed (also known as Stuckeyville), NBC, 2003.

Vice president John Hoynes, "Life on Mars," The West Wing, NBC, 2003.

Vice president John Hoynes, "Full Disclosure," The West Wing, NBC, 2004.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Thompson's Ghost, ABC, 1966.

Joe Hardy, "The Mystery of the Chinese Junk," The Hardy Boys, NBC, 1967.

Weekend, NBC, 1967.

Jim McGuire, Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law (also known as A Pattern of Morality), ABC, 1971.

Quentin Beaudine, The Quest (also known as The Longest Drive and The Quest: The Longest Drive), NBC, 1976.

Alexander "Alex" Bowman, Nikki & Alexander, NBC, 1989.

Sheriff Jack Kohanek, Wolf Lake, CBS, 2001.

Television Work; Series:

(With others) Executive producer, Just in Time (also known as It Had to Be You), ABC, 1988.

Producer, Cold Case, CBS, beginning 2004.

Television Director; Movies:

Breach of Conduct (also known as Tour of Duty), USA Network, 1994.

Tails You Live, Heads You're Dead, USA Network, 1995.

Buried Alive II, USA Network, 1997.

In the Company of Spies, Showtime, 1999.

Hell Swarm, UPN, 2000.

Television Producer; Movies:

Executive producer, Breach of Conduct (also known as Tour of Duty), USA Network, 1994.

Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Families, Showtime, 1998.

Television Executive Producer; Specials:

National Lampoon's Comedy Playoffs, Showtime, 1990.

Television Director; Episodic:

"Cramming," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1984.

"Copycat," Without a Trace, CBS, 2003.

"Home for Christmas," Ed (also known as Stuckeyville), NBC, 2003.

"Letting Go," Third Watch, NBC, 2003.

"Payback," Third Watch, NBC, 2003.

"Sunrise," The Twilight Zone, UPN, 2003.

"In Plain View," Third Watch, NBC, 2004.

"Legacy," Without a Trace, CBS, 2004.

"The Lost Soul of Herman Lester," Cold Case, CBS, 2004.

"The Season," Without a Trace, CBS, 2004.

Also directed an episode of Threat Matrix, ABC.

Stage Appearances:

Austin, True West, Cherry Lane Theatre, New York City, 1984.

Appeared as Andrew Makepeace Ladd III in Love Letters, Los Angeles production; appeared in other stage productions, including Bus Stop.


Audiobooks; Narrator:

I Wake Up Screaming, by Steve Fisher, Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, 1991.

The Christmas Train, by David Baldacci, Time Warner, 2003.

No Way to Treat a First Lady, by Christopher Buckley, Random House Audio, 2003.


Himself, The Making of "1941," 1996.

Himself, The Yearbook: An "Animal House" Reunion, 1998.

Dr. Eric "Otter" Stratton, Where Are They Now? A Delta Alumni Update, Universal, 2003.

Music Videos:

"Forever Love," by Reba McEntire, 1998.



New York Post, February 4, 1997.

New York Times, January 26, 1979.

About this article

Matheson, Tim 1947(?)–

Updated About content Print Article