Tim Matheson (born Timothy Lewis Matthieson; December 31, 1947) is an American actor, director and producer. He is perhaps best known for his portrayal of the smooth-talking Eric "Otter" Stratton in the 1978 comedy National Lampoon's Animal House and the bitter Vice President John Hoynes in the NBC drama, The West Wing.
Tim Matheson was 16 and recently acquired his drivers license when he snagged the job with Bill Hanna & Joe Barbera as the voice of Jonny Quest. Quoting his employers " the kid looked 12 or 13.... but he drove to work every day". Quest was the quintessential American boy in the mid-60's.