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Chris Matthews

Mostly Credited As: Chris Matthews
Sometimes Credited As: Christopher Matthews
Chris Mathews
Christopher John Matthews

Birth Name: Christopher John Matthews
Date Of Birth: December 17, 1945 (Age 69)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Height: 6' 3" (1.9 m)

Chris Matthews

Former Congressional aide who parlayed his experiences in Washington into a career as a political pundit on television. Has hosted the political talk show Hardball for many years on both CNBC and MSNBC. Although Matthews (and the show) was moderate, sometimes even conservative, in tone during the early years, Hardball became noticably more liberal after the election of George W. Bush to the presidency.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Hardball with Chris Matthews (1994)As: Himself
Episode Cast Credits 

The Good Wife (2009) 
  The Debate 06x12: (Jan/11/2015) As Himself 

Real Time With Bill Maher (2003) 
  John Cleese, Chris Matthews, Chrystia Freeland, Roland Martin, Seth Rogen 12x35: (Nov/21/2014) As Himself 
  Maya Wiley, Jim Glassman, Chris Matthews, Carol Roth & Oliver Stone 11x30: (Oct/11/2013) As Himself 
  Season 10, Episode 28 10x28: (Sep/21/2012) As Himself 
  Season 9, Episode 35 09x35: (Nov/11/2011) As Himself 

House of Cards (2013) (2013) 
  Chapter 23 02x10: (Feb/14/2014) As Himself, [Co-Guest Stars]

Alpha House (2013) 
  In the Saddle 01x11: (Jan/10/2014) As Himself 
  The Rebuttal 01x09: (Dec/27/2013) As Himself 

The Colbert Report (2005) 
  Chris Matthews 10x03: (Oct/02/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Chris Matthews 07x147: (Nov/16/2011) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Chris Matthews 07x12: (Jan/20/2011) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Chris Matthews 02x81: (Jun/27/2006) As Himself 

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Chris Matthews, Keegan-Michael Key & Jordan Peele, the Mowgli's 20x186: (Nov/16/2012) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Sally Field, Michael Kosta, Lord Huron 20x180: (Nov/08/2012) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Kirsten Dunst, Chris Matthews, Smashing Pumpkins 20x137: (Aug/23/2012) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Whitney Cummings, Chris Matthews, Il Divo 19x187: (Nov/10/2011) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Event (2010) 
  Inostranka (2) 01x12: (Mar/07/2011) As Himself, [Uncredited]

Family Guy (1999) 
  Dog Gone 08x08: (Nov/29/2009) Voiced  Himself 

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) 
  Chris Matthews, Theresa Andersson 05x99: (Jun/10/2009) As Himself 
  Chris Matthews, Paul Morrissey 05x16: (Jan/26/2009) As Himself 

The Bonnie Hunt Show (2008) (2008) 
  Chris Matthews, The Real Housewives of Orange County 01x95: (Jan/30/2009) As Himself 

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (1996) 
  Chris Matthews 12x124: (Oct/02/2007) As Himself 
  Christopher Matthews 09x115: (Sep/03/2004) As Himself 
  Chris Matthews 08x59: (May/05/2003) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Today (US) (1952) 
  Jenna Bush, Kevin McKidd, Chris Matthews 57x16: (Oct/01/2007) As Himself 

The View (1997) 
  America Ferrera, Chris Matthews, Nick Kroll 11x20: (Oct/01/2007) As Himself 
  Season 6, Episode 71 06x71: (Dec/09/2002) As Himself 

30 Rock (2006) 
  Hard Ball (aka Negotiation) 01x15: (Feb/22/2007) As Himself, [Special Guest Stars]

Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003) 
  Chris Matthews, Craig Bierko 04x57: (Apr/11/2006) As Himself 

The West Wing (1999) 
  Message Of The Week 07x03: (Oct/09/2005) As Himself 

Last Call with Carson Daly (2002) 
  Will Ferrell, Chris Matthews, Le Tigre 02x122: (Nov/13/2003) As Himself 

Mister Sterling (2003) 
  Game Time 01x03: (Jan/24/2003) As Himself 

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Adam Vinatieri, Chris Matthews 09x96: (Feb/06/2002) As Himself 

Casualty (1986) 
  Heartbreak Hotel 09x17: (Feb/04/1995) As Prison Governor 

Was once Chief of Staff to Speaker of the House Thomas P. "Tip" O'Neill.

Referred to as "the King of TV Ghouls" by conservative pundit and columnist Michelle Malkin.

Guest hosted Rush Limbaugh's radio show in 1999.

Graduate of Holy Cross. Did graduate work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Served in the Peace Corps from 1968-70.

Nicknamed "Old Drooler" by Fox Radio host John Gibson.

Says listening to Barack Obama speak gives him a tingle down his leg.

Was Washington Bureau Chief for the San Francisco Examiner from 1987-2000.

Supported the anti-war candidacy of Senator Eugene McCarthy in 1968 after being for Barry Goldwater four years earlier.

Reportedly considering a run for the U.S. Senate from Pennsylvania.

More Trivia
Chris Matthews Quotes
Matthews: (to Anne Coulter) Do you have a soul?

Matthews: (about the Obama-McCain debates) Sometimes I think I'm watching Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd here.