First Appearance: May 4, 1964
Last Appearance: April 8, 1982
Portrayers: John Beal, May 4 - 7, 1964.
Leon Janney, May 11, 1964 - November 6, 1964.
Shepperd Strudwick, November 10, 1964 - February 17, 1969.
Hugh Marlowe, July 17, 1969 - April 8, 1982.
Introduction Scenes: (Shepperd Strudwick) In the Matthews' living room to Mary Matthews (RIP), "I think I heard what you said, Mary...something about Thanksgiving."
(Hugh Marlowe) Over the phone to Alice Matthews Frame, "Hello, Alice dear!"
Exit Scenes: (Shepperd Strudwick) In response to Mitchell Dru's toast before leaving on business, "Thank you, Dru. Thank you very much."
(Hugh Marlowe) At the Judge's chambers before Denny Hobson and Sally Frame's wedding, "Have a wonderful life, Sally."
Place of Death: Died suddenly in Helsinki, Finland while on an extended vacation in Europe.
Other Aliases: James Matthews (full name).
Relatives: Pat Randolph, daughter. Alice Matthews Frame, daughter. Russ Matthews, son. Janet
Matthews, sister. Will Matthews (RIP), brother. Marianne Randolph, granddaughter. Michael
Randolph, grandson. Susan Matthews Shearer, niece. Bill Matthews (RIP), nephew. Josie Watts,
granddaughter. Olivia Matthews, granddaughter. Sarah Matthews Wheeler, great-granddaughter. Gary Sinclair Jr. (RIP), great-grandson.
Spouses: Mary Matthews (RIP) (married about 1940. Dissolved in March 1975).
Dates: Liz Matthews, Beatrice Gordon, and Margo Grove (RIP) (1980).
Flirtations: Ada Hobson (RIP) (1977).