Q What can you tell about actor Tim Matheson? I just loved him in The West Wing.
—Ciney Bivens, Coalinga, Calif.
Despite many roles since, Matheson, 59, is best remembered for playing a suave fraternity brother in the 1978 movie Animal House. Born in Glendale, Calif., he launched his career at age 12 in the TV series Window on Main Street. He has been married since 1985 and has three children. In addition to acting, Matheson, who has more than 100 film and TV credits, also works as a director and has starring roles in two new TV series pilots, The World According to Barnes and To Love and Die in L.A., that are being considered for the fall lineup.