|Born||September 28, 1944|
New York City, U.S.
|Died||May 22, 2014 (aged 69)|
New York City, U.S.
(m. 1980; div. 1982)
|Children||2, including Lily|
|Parent(s)||Chandler Cowles (father)|
Matthew Cowles (September 28, 1944 – May 22, 2014) was an American actor and playwright.
Cowles' first television part was Joe Czernak in the series NYPD in 1969. He was nominated for a Daytime Emmy as Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series in 1978 and as Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Daytime Drama Series in 1981, both for his part as Billy Clyde Tuggle in All My Children, a role that he created and wrote.
In 1983, he married actress Christine Baranski with whom he had two daughters, Isabel (born 1984) and Lily (born 1987). In a New York Times profile of his wife, he was described as “the black sheep member of a family with ties to Cowles publishing and Drexel banking". He was an enthusiastic motorcycle rider.
- Me, Natalie (1969) as Harvey Belman
- The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973) as Pete
- Slap Shot (1977) as Charlie
- The World According to Garp (1982) as O. Fecteau
- Eddie Macon's Run (1983) as Ray Banes
- The Money Pit (1986) as Marty
- Stars and Bars (1988) as Beckman Gage
- White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf (1994) as Lloyd Halverson
- The Cowboy Way (1994) as Popfly
- The Juror (1996) as Rodney
- Nurse Betty (2000) as Merle
- Shutter Island (2010) as Ferry Boat Captain
- All My Children (1977–1980, 1984, 1989-1990, 2013 ) as Billy Clyde Tuggle
- As the World Turns (1983) as Lonnie
- Love on the Run (1985) as Yancy
- Loving (1986–1987) as Eban Japes
- Lonesome Dove (1989) as Monkey John
- Asylum, a 1991 episode of Law & Order
- The Bold and the Beautiful (1997) as Curtis Love
- Oz (2003) as Willy Brandt
- Life on Mars (2008–2009) as Cowboy Dan
- Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2007 Season 9 episode 15) as Cyrus Wert
- Malcolm (1966) Broadway as Malcolm.
- The Indian Wants the Bronx (1968), Astor Place Theatre
- The Time of Your Life (1969) as Dudley
- Sweet Bird of Youth (1975–1976) as Tom Junior
- Dirty Jokes (1976) at the Academy Festival Theatre in Chicago, Illinois
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- "SUPER VILLAIN 'BILLY CLYDE TUGGLE' RETURNS TO THE BELOVED DRAMA 'ALL MY CHILDREN'" (PDF). Retrieved May 8, 2013.[permanent dead link]