Damn Glad to Meet You

My Seven Decades in the Hollywood Trenches

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By Tim Matheson

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A “damn good” fun and revealing memoir from the acclaimed Hollywood actor, Tim Matheson
For the past seven decades, Tim Matheson has been an on-screen favorite in Hollywood. From nailing early roles in classic shows like Leave It to Beaver and delivering iconic lines like “Damn glad to meet you!” as rush chairman Eric “Otter” Stratton in National Lampoon’s Animal House, to landing a recurring role as Vice President John Hoynes in The West Wing and winning over viewers as Dr. Vernon “Doc” Mullins in Netflix’s smash hit Virgin River, Tim’s filmography speaks for itself—but he’s not content to leave it at that.
In this debut memoir, Tim takes fans behind-the-scenes of his illustrious career, which has also included such shows as Bonanza, Twilight Zone, Jonny Quest, St. Elsewhere, Suits, Covert Affairs, and Hart of Dixie, as well as celebrated films like Clint Eastwood’s Dirty Harry vehicle Magnum Force, National Lampoon’s Van Wilder, the Chevy Chase comedy smash Fletch, and the role of Carol Brady’s “presumed-dead” husband in A Very Brady Sequel. Furthermore, he reveals what it was like to learn from and work alongside everyone from Lucille Ball, Bob Hope, Dick Van Dyke, and Debbie Reynolds to Steven Spielberg, Chevy Chase, Mel Brooks, John Belushi, John Candy, Chris Farley, and Aaron Sorkin, among other greats. In addition to sharing his favorite stories from his most memorable projects, Tim also talks about how he transitioned from acting to directing, the time he bought (and then sold) National Lampoon with a business partner in the '90s, and how his recurring role as Vice President Hoynes on The West Wing nabbed him not just one, but TWO nominations for “Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series” at the Primetime Emmy Awards—and so, so much more.
Filled to the brim with both riveting stories of the ever-changing entertainment industry and illuminating insight via “film school boot camp” sidebars, readers everywhere are going to be “damn glad” that they read this fascinating memoir.

On Sale
Nov 12, 2024
Hachette Audio

Tim Matheson

About the Author

Tim Matheson is a two-time Primetime Emmy Award-nominated actor and director who has dedicated his career to show business. He’s best known for roles in Animal House, The West Wing, Magnum Force, Fletch, and Virgin River, among many others. He’s based in Hollywood, California.

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