Tim is perhaps best known for his portrayal of the smooth talking Eric “Otter” Stratton in the 1978 comedy “Animal House”, but has had a variety of other well-known roles both before and since including critical accolades for his playing Vice President John Hoynes on the television series, “The West Wing”, which garnered him two Primetime Emmy award nominations for Best Guest Star in a Drama Series.
Having now entertained audiences over the last 50 years, Tim Matheson is a luminary in the business and currently stars as Dr. Brick Breeland in The CW series, “Hart of Dixie”, opposite Rachel Bilson. He has and continues to direct several episodes each season throughout the series. Not limited to “Hart of Dixie”, Matheson has made a career of directing an array of episodic projects on some of television’s most prominent shows, including “The Last Ship”, “Burn Notice”, “Criminal Minds”, “Without a Trace”, “Cold Case”, “Numbers”, “Drop Dead Diva”, “Suits”, “Eureka” and “White Collar”, as well as pilots for Fox’s “The Good Guys” and the USA Network successful original series “Covert Affairs”.
In 1996, Matheson took on the role of a con man who claims to be Carol Brady’s thought-to-be-dead husband in “A Very Brady Sequel”. Matheson was seen opposite Ryan Reynolds in the feature comedy “Van Wilder” in 2002, playing the father of the title character, who was inspired by his own character in “Animal House” as a nod to the original film.