Matthew Cowles

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Matthew Cowles
Born(1944-09-28) 28 September 1944 (age 69)
New York City, New York
 
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Matthew Cowles
Born(1944-09-28) 28 September 1944 (age 69)
New York City, New York

Matthew Cowles (born 28 September 1944) is a US actor and playwright.

Personal life[edit]

The son of actor and theatre producer Chandler Cowles, he was born in New York City.

Since 1983 he has been married to actress Christine Baranski with whom he has two daughters, Isabel (born 1984) and Lily (born 1987). In a New York Times profile of his wife, he is described as “the black sheep member of a family with ties" to Drexel banking and the Cowles Publishing Company.[1] He is an enthusiastic motorcycle rider.[2]

Work[edit]

In 1966 Cowles played the title role in Edward Albee's short-lived adaptation of James Purdy's comic novel Malcolm on Broadway at the Shubert Theatre.[3]

His first television part was Joe Czernak in the series NYPD in 1969. He was nominated for an Daytime Emmy as Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series in 1978 and was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Daytime Drama Series in 1981 for his part as Billy Clyde Tuggle in All My Children, a role that he created and wrote.[2]

The first film in which he performed was the comedy drama Me, Natalie (1969) in which he played Harvey Belman. Al Pacino also made his debut in this film.

In 2010 he had a supporting role in Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island.

Movie parts[edit]

Television parts[edit]

Theatrical parts[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

Plays[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Horyn, Cathy. "Main Course -Christine Baranski -'I Was Never Beautiful' ", New York Times, April 17, 2011
  2. ^ a b c d e '2004 Speaker Biographies'. Samuel Dorsky Symposium on Public Monuments (2004)
  3. ^ a b c d Matthew Cowles at the Internet Broadway Database
  4. ^ "SUPER VILLAIN ‘BILLY CLYDE TUGGLE’ RETURNS TO THE BELOVED DRAMA ‘ALL MY CHILDREN’". Retrieved May 8, 2013.