Tim Matheson

American actor

Tim Matheson (born Timothy Lewis Matthieson; December 31, 1947) is an American actor and television director and producer.[1] He is best known for his roles as Eric "Otter" Stratton in the comedy movie National Lampoon's Animal House (1978) and of Vice President John Hoynes in the NBC drama The West Wing. He was also the voice of Johnny Quest in the animated series Jonny Quest.

Tim Matheson
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Matheson at the ComicCon, July 22, 2010
Timothy Lewis Matthieson

(1947-12-31) December 31, 1947 (age 75)
OccupationActor, Voice actor, Director, Producer
Years active1961–present
Spouse(s)Jennifer Leak (m. 1968–71)
Megan Murphy Matheson (m. 1985–2010)

Matheson played President Ronald Reagan in the 2016 television movie Killing Reagan. In 2019, he played businessman Henry Kaslan in the horror movie Child's Play.


  1. "Tim Matheson". The New York Times.

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