Tim Matheson

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Tim Matheson (born Timothy Lewis Matthieson; December 31, 1947) is an American actor, director and producer. He is perhaps best known for his portrayal of the smooth-talking Eric 'Otter' Stratton in the 1978 comedy Animal House and has had a variety of other well-known roles, including providing the voice of the lead character in the cartoon TV program Jonny Quest.

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1941 (1979)

In the days after the attack on Pearl Harbor, panic grips California, where a military officer leads a mob chasing a Japanese sub.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Dan Aykroyd  •  Ned Beatty  •  John Belushi  •  Lorraine Gary

In the days after the attack on Pearl Harbor, panic grips California, where a military officer leads a mob chasing a Japanese sub.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Dan Aykroyd  •  Ned Beatty  •  John Belushi  •  Lorraine Gary

Black Sheep (1996)

When dignified Albert Donnelly runs for Governor, his team moves to keep his slow-witted and klutzy younger brother, Mike, out of the eye of the media. To baby-sit Mike, the campaign assigns sarcastic Steve, who gets the experience of a lifetime when he tries to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Penelope Spheeris
CAST:  Chris Farley  •  David Spade  •  Grant Heslov  •  Tim Matheson

When dignified Albert Donnelly runs for Governor, his team moves to keep his slow-witted and klutzy younger brother, Mike, out of the eye of the media. To baby-sit Mike, the campaign assigns sarcastic Steve, who gets the experience of a lifetime when he tries to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Penelope Spheeris
CAST:  Chris Farley  •  David Spade  •  Grant Heslov  •  Tim Matheson

Don't Come Knocking (2005)

Howard Spence has seen better days. Once a big Western movie star, he now drowns his disgust for his selfish and failed life with alcohol, drugs and young women. If he were to die now, nobody would shed a tear over him, that's the sad truth. Until one day Howard ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wim Wenders
CAST:  Sam Shepard  •  Jessica Lange  •  Sarah Polley  •  Tim Roth

Howard Spence has seen better days. Once a big Western movie star, he now drowns his disgust for his selfish and failed life with alcohol, drugs and young women. If he were to die now, nobody would shed a tear over him, that's the sad truth. Until one day Howard ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wim Wenders
CAST:  Sam Shepard  •  Jessica Lange  •  Sarah Polley  •  Tim Roth

Dreamer (1979)

The dream began 20 years ago, when a young pinsetter watched a star bowler win a championship. Now, Harold (Dreamer) Nuttingham has a chance to attain his dream — to win the Tournament of Champions and buy his own lanes. But what price will he pay? The woman he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noel Nosseck
CAST:  Tim Matheson  •  Susan Blakely  •  Jack Warden  •  Richard B. Shull

The dream began 20 years ago, when a young pinsetter watched a star bowler win a championship. Now, Harold (Dreamer) Nuttingham has a chance to attain his dream — to win the Tournament of Champions and buy his own lanes. But what price will he pay? The woman he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noel Nosseck
CAST:  Tim Matheson  •  Susan Blakely  •  Jack Warden  •  Richard B. Shull

Fletch (1985)

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When investigative reporter Irwin "Fletch" Fletcher goes undercover to write a piece on the drug trade at a local beach, he's approached by wealthy businessman Alan Stanwyk, who offers him $50,000 to murder him. With sarcastic wit and a knack for disguises, Fletch ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Ritchie
CAST:  Chevy Chase  •  Joe Don Baker  •  Dana Wheeler-Nicholson  •  Richard Libertini

When investigative reporter Irwin "Fletch" Fletcher goes undercover to write a piece on the drug trade at a local beach, he's approached by wealthy businessman Alan Stanwyk, who offers him $50,000 to murder him. With sarcastic wit and a knack for disguises, Fletch ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Ritchie
CAST:  Chevy Chase  •  Joe Don Baker  •  Dana Wheeler-Nicholson  •  Richard Libertini

Magnum Force (1973)

"Dirty" Harry Callahan is a San Francisco Police Inspector on the trail of a group of rogue cops who have taken justice into their own hands. When shady characters are murdered one after another in grisly fashion, only Dirty Harry can stop them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Post
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Hal Holbrook  •  Mitchell Ryan  •  David Soul

"Dirty" Harry Callahan is a San Francisco Police Inspector on the trail of a group of rogue cops who have taken justice into their own hands. When shady characters are murdered one after another in grisly fashion, only Dirty Harry can stop them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Post
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Hal Holbrook  •  Mitchell Ryan  •  David Soul

Animal House (1978)

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At a 1962 College, Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the entire Delta Tau Chi Fraternity, but those troublemakers have other plans for him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  John Belushi  •  Tim Matheson  •  John Vernon  •  Tom Hulce

At a 1962 College, Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the entire Delta Tau Chi Fraternity, but those troublemakers have other plans for him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  John Belushi  •  Tim Matheson  •  John Vernon  •  Tom Hulce

National Lampoon's Van Wilder (2002)

Van Wilder has been attending college for far too many years and is scared to graduate, but Van’s father eventually realizes what is going on. When he stops paying his son's tuition fees, Van must come up with the money if he wants to stay in college, so he and his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walt Becker
CAST:  Ryan Reynolds  •  Tara Reid  •  Tim Matheson  •  Kal Penn

Van Wilder has been attending college for far too many years and is scared to graduate, but Van’s father eventually realizes what is going on. When he stops paying his son's tuition fees, Van must come up with the money if he wants to stay in college, so he and his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walt Becker
CAST:  Ryan Reynolds  •  Tara Reid  •  Tim Matheson  •  Kal Penn

She's All That (1999)

High school hotshot Zach Siler is the envy of his peers. But his popularity declines sharply when his cheerleader girlfriend, Taylor, leaves him for sleazy reality-television star Brock Hudson. Desperate to revive his fading reputation, Siler agrees to a seemingly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Iscove
CAST:  Freddie Prinze Jr.  •  Rachael Leigh Cook  •  Matthew Lillard  •  Paul Walker

High school hotshot Zach Siler is the envy of his peers. But his popularity declines sharply when his cheerleader girlfriend, Taylor, leaves him for sleazy reality-television star Brock Hudson. Desperate to revive his fading reputation, Siler agrees to a seemingly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Iscove
CAST:  Freddie Prinze Jr.  •  Rachael Leigh Cook  •  Matthew Lillard  •  Paul Walker

Speed Zone (1989)

An illegal race that takes place over the United States and nothing will stop this bunch of racers except for the occasional cop or a damsel in distress. Jackie Chan's car is not in this one, but many new cars make up for that. Who will win? Who will crash? Who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Drake
CAST:  John Candy  •  Donna Dixon  •  Matt Frewer  •  Joe Flaherty

An illegal race that takes place over the United States and nothing will stop this bunch of racers except for the occasional cop or a damsel in distress. Jackie Chan's car is not in this one, but many new cars make up for that. Who will win? Who will crash? Who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Drake
CAST:  John Candy  •  Donna Dixon  •  Matt Frewer  •  Joe Flaherty

Yours, Mine and Ours (1968)

When a widower with ten children marries a widow with eight, can the twenty of them ever come together as one big happy family?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Melville Shavelson
CAST:  Lucille Ball  •  Henry Fonda  •  Van Johnson  •  Louise Troy

When a widower with ten children marries a widow with eight, can the twenty of them ever come together as one big happy family?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Melville Shavelson
CAST:  Lucille Ball  •  Henry Fonda  •  Van Johnson  •  Louise Troy

Drop Dead Fred (1991)

When Elizabeth returns to her mother's home after her marriage breaks up, she recreates her imaginary childhood friend, Fred, to escape from the trauma of losing her husband and her job. In between the chaos and mayhem that Fred creates, Elizabeth attempts to win ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ate de Jong
CAST:  Phoebe Cates  •  Rik Mayall  •  Marsha Mason  •  Tim Matheson

When Elizabeth returns to her mother's home after her marriage breaks up, she recreates her imaginary childhood friend, Fred, to escape from the trauma of losing her husband and her job. In between the chaos and mayhem that Fred creates, Elizabeth attempts to win ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ate de Jong
CAST:  Phoebe Cates  •  Rik Mayall  •  Marsha Mason  •  Tim Matheson

The Best Legs in Eighth Grade (1984)

Man reconsiders his life after a chance meeting with a childhood acquaintance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Patchett
CAST:  Tim Matheson  •  Annette O'Toole  •  Kathryn Harrold  •  Jim Belushi

Man reconsiders his life after a chance meeting with a childhood acquaintance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Patchett
CAST:  Tim Matheson  •  Annette O'Toole  •  Kathryn Harrold  •  Jim Belushi

Almost Summer (1978)

A high-school election gets nasty.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Davidson
CAST:  Bruno Kirby  •  Tim Matheson  •  Lee Purcell  •  John Friedrich

A high-school election gets nasty.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Davidson
CAST:  Bruno Kirby  •  Tim Matheson  •  Lee Purcell  •  John Friedrich

Chump Change (2000)

A failed Hollywood actor returns to his home town in Wisconsin and reminisces about his life in L.A. to a potential new girlfriend about his faults, auditions, misadventures, and confrontations with the evils of Hollywood.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Burrows
CAST:  Tim Matheson  •  Stephen Burrows  •  Traci Lords  •  Jerry Stiller

A failed Hollywood actor returns to his home town in Wisconsin and reminisces about his life in L.A. to a potential new girlfriend about his faults, auditions, misadventures, and confrontations with the evils of Hollywood.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Burrows
CAST:  Tim Matheson  •  Stephen Burrows  •  Traci Lords  •  Jerry Stiller

Up the Creek (1984)

Bob McGraw is in his 12th year of college, goofing his way through life. Bob, Irwing, Gonzer and Max are the four losers forced and bribed to represent their university in an intercollegiate raft race. Forced and bribed into this role, they make some friends, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Butler
CAST:  Tim Matheson  •  Jennifer Runyon  •  Stephen Furst  •  Dan Monahan

Bob McGraw is in his 12th year of college, goofing his way through life. Bob, Irwing, Gonzer and Max are the four losers forced and bribed to represent their university in an intercollegiate raft race. Forced and bribed into this role, they make some friends, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Butler
CAST:  Tim Matheson  •  Jennifer Runyon  •  Stephen Furst  •  Dan Monahan

Solar Crisis (1990)

A huge solar flare is predicted to fry the Earth. Astronauts aboard the spaceship Helios must go to the Sun to drop a bomb equipped with an Artificial Intelligence and a Japanese pilot at the right time so the flare will point somewhere else.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard C. Sarafian  •  Alan Smithee
CAST:  Tim Matheson  •  Charlton Heston  •  Peter Boyle  •  Annabel Schofield

A huge solar flare is predicted to fry the Earth. Astronauts aboard the spaceship Helios must go to the Sun to drop a bomb equipped with an Artificial Intelligence and a Japanese pilot at the right time so the flare will point somewhere else.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard C. Sarafian  •  Alan Smithee
CAST:  Tim Matheson  •  Charlton Heston  •  Peter Boyle  •  Annabel Schofield

Martha, Inc.: The Story of Martha Stewart (2003)

Martha, Inc.: The Story of Martha Stewart is a 2003 NBC TV movie starring Cybill Shepherd as Martha Stewart in which the life of Martha Stewart is outlined starting from her life in New Jersey to the scandal behind her arrest.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Ensler
CAST:  Cybill Shepherd  •  Tim Matheson  •  Joanna Cassidy

Martha, Inc.: The Story of Martha Stewart is a 2003 NBC TV movie starring Cybill Shepherd as Martha Stewart in which the life of Martha Stewart is outlined starting from her life in New Jersey to the scandal behind her arrest.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Ensler
CAST:  Cybill Shepherd  •  Tim Matheson  •  Joanna Cassidy

A Very Brady Sequel (1996)

A man claiming to be Carol Brady's long-lost first husband, Roy Martin, shows up at the suburban Brady residence one evening. An impostor, the man is actually determined to steal the Bradys' familiar horse statue, a $20-million ancient Asian artifact.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arlene Sanford
CAST:  Shelley Long  •  Gary Cole  •  Tim Matheson  •  Christine Taylor

A man claiming to be Carol Brady's long-lost first husband, Roy Martin, shows up at the suburban Brady residence one evening. An impostor, the man is actually determined to steal the Bradys' familiar horse statue, a $20-million ancient Asian artifact.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arlene Sanford
CAST:  Shelley Long  •  Gary Cole  •  Tim Matheson  •  Christine Taylor

To Be or Not to Be (1983)

A bad Polish actor is just trying to make a living when Poland is invaded by the Germans in World War II. His wife has the habit of entertaining young polish officers while he's on stage, which is also a source of depression to him. When one of her officers comes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Johnson
CAST:  Mel Brooks  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Tim Matheson  •  Charles Durning

A bad Polish actor is just trying to make a living when Poland is invaded by the Germans in World War II. His wife has the habit of entertaining young polish officers while he's on stage, which is also a source of depression to him. When one of her officers comes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Johnson
CAST:  Mel Brooks  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Tim Matheson  •  Charles Durning
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