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Matthew Cowles

Every human being has their own strengths that are unique to them.  And I just was blessed enough to find out what I was good at.  Then, blessed enough to get hired to do something I find great joy in doing.

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-Matthew Cowles.

Being successful in all tv movies, television, theatre and movies is certainly a complement to every actor. If it is, American actor and playwright Matthew Cowles is definitely someone you should know of as he is one of the most acclaimed character actors of his generation.

 Bon on September 28, 1944 in New York City, New York, Matthew Cowles is no longer with us. But he will be definitely  remembered by his precious acting roles.

 More precisely, his most notable acting projects include legendary movies such as The Friend Of Eddie Coyle, Slap Shot, The World According to Garp, The Money Pit, White Fans 2: Myth of the White Wolf, Nurse Betty and Shutter Island.

Nevertheless, his notable television credentials include reputed television series such as All My Children (1977–1980, 1984, 1989-1990, 2013 ), Loving and Life on Mars.

His most recognizable acting credential would be the character "Billy Clyde Tuggle", the dramatic, manipulative and highly entertaining "uber-pimp" of the longest running ABC's soap opera All of My Children.  

 Talking about his relationship history, he experienced two marriages. His first marriage was with his All of My children co-star Kathleen Dezina. According to various sources like IMDB, Kathleen and Matthew got married in 1980. They later got divorced.

His second marriage was with The Good Wife's actress Christine Branski. If you are not aware, Christine and Matthew remained married for 30 years starting from 15 October 1983, the date they got married to 22 May, 2015, the date when he died at the age of 69 from congestive heart failure. Altogether, Christine and Matthew have two children, two daughters.  

Interestingly, Christine and Matthew first met in 1982 while both acting in Henrik Ibsen play in Long Island. It was Matthew who approached her first, asking if she would ride on his motorcycle after a party. Christine, who was on her 30's back then couldn't refuse Matthew's offer, as she was like everybody, mesmerized by the exotic personality of the shaggy blonde haired guy (Matthew) who smoked unfiltered Mexican cigarettes and loved riding his motorcycle around lower Manhattan- back when Soho was little dark.

After she accepted his request, he drove her to the place where he grew up in, a farmhouse near to Bethlehem, Connecticut and the rest is history.  

Now moving on to his physique, he possesses an average height which is unknown. He was a stunning looking blond who enjoyed his fit body. As he grew old, he gained a remarkable amount of weight and belly fat. Nevertheless, he was also known for his distinct moustache and beard styles. Truly, he should have been a rich personality in real life to have been chosen as the All of My Children's uber-pimp.

Interestingly, he was not only a responsible actor but also a responsible parent. His IMDB's bio writes this about him.

"Raises children without TV: Objects to violence and sexual content of programs."

Last but not the least, several websites has speculated his net worth to be around 10 million US dollars. However, his net worth is speculated to be high because of his family having ties to Drexel banking and the Cowles Publishing Company.

More info on his professional life can be accessed via his Wikipedia and IMDB's biography.  Keep connected to our site to get more wiki on him.


Quick Facts
Birth Date: 28 Sep, 1944
Age: 75 yrs
Occupations: Television actor
Film actor
Stage actor
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: New York City
Gender: Male
Description: American actor and playwright
Spouse: Christine Baranski[1983-2014]
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Last Modified: Jun 27 2020
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