Matthew Cowles Net Worth

Matthew Cowles Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Matthew Chandler Cowles net worth is
$10 Million

Matthew Chandler Cowles Wiki Biography

Born Matthew Chandler Cowles on the 28th September 1944, in New York City USA, he was a stage, film, and television actor, best known to the world as Billy Clyde Tuggle in the TV series “All My Children” (1984-1990, and again in 2013), and as Ferry Captain in the film “Shutter Island” (2010), among many other differing appearances. Matthew passed away on the 22nd May 2014 from congestive heart failure.

Have you ever wondered how rich Matthew Cowles was, at the time of his death? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Cowles’ net worth was as high as $10 million, earned through his successful career as an actor, which was active from the ‘60s until his death. Aside from TV and film appearances, Matthew also was successful on stage, appearing in such productions as “Malcolm” (1966), “The Indian Wants the Bronx” (1968), and “Dirty Jokes” (1976), for which he received Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play.

Matthew Cowles Net Worth $10 Million

Matthew was the son of Chandler Cowles, who was an actor and theatre producer, and his first wife Katherine Drexel Henry. His parents divorced when he was five years old.

Matthew made his debut in the mid- ‘60s, on stage in Edward Albee’s adaptation of James Purdy’s comic novel “Malcolm on Broadway” at the Shubert Theatre. He then secured another stage appearance, in Israel Horovitz’s “The Indian Wants the Bronx”, next to Al Pacino, and John Cazale. Then he moved onto a screen role, making his debut in the TV crime-drama series “N.Y.P.D.” in 1969 as Joe Czernak, and the same year made his film debut in Fred Coe’s Golden Globe Award- winning comedy drama “Me, Natalie”, starring Patty Duke, James Farentino and Martin Balsam. Matthew continued with film roles, appearing in such productions as “The People Next Door” (1970), and “The Friends of Eddie Coyle” (1973), among others, which only increased his net worth. However, his roles were only brief appearances, and he just couldn’t find a breakthrough role until the late ‘70s, when he created the role of Billy Clyde Tuggle in “All My Children”, He first appeared in the series in 1977, and stayed on the show until 1980. He returned for 1989-1990 season, and portrayed Billy once again in 2013. He received two Daytime Emmy Award nominations, first in 1978 in category Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series, and the second one in 1981 for Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role in a Daytime Drama Series.

Matthew continued in daytime dramas, appearing as Lonnie in “As the World Turns” in 1983, and then portrayed Eban Japes in “Loving” (1986-1987), which increased his wealth to a large degree. In 1986 he also appeared in Richard Benjamin’s comedy “The Money Pit” (1986), starring Tom Hanks and Shelley Long, while in 1989 he shared the screen with Beau Bridges, Vincent D’Onorfio and Arthur Kennedy in the drama “Signs of Life”, directed by John David Coles.

He started the ‘90s with a minor role in the romantic comedy “Stella” that featured Bette Midler in the lead role, alongside John Goodman and Trini Alvarado, while in 1996 he appeared in the drama thriller “The Juror”, with Demi Moore and Alec Baldwin. The following year he was chosen for the role of Curtis Love in the daytime drama “The Bold and the Beautiful”, and appeared in 13 episodes of the highly praised show.

The start of the new millennium didn’t change much for Matthew, as he continued with his acting career, making an appearance in Neil LaBute’s comedy “Nurse Betty”, with Renée Zellweger, Morgan Freeman and Chris Rock, while in 2002 he featured in the mystery drama “City by the Sea”, next to Robert De Niro and James Franco, which only further increased his wealth. The next year he had a supporting role in the horror thriller “Season of the Hunted”, and in 2007 appeared in the comedy “The Living Wake”. Matthew struggled to make an impressive appearance throughout his career, and despite having more than 50 film and TV appearance to his names, has mostly gone unnoticed, though in 2010 he was Ferry Captain in the mystery thriller “Shutter Island”, directed by Martin Scorsese. This was also one of his last roles, aside from portraying again Billy Clyde Tuggle in a continuation of the TV series “All My Children” in 2013. Before his death, Matthew appeared in the short film “Family in Board” (2014).

Regarding his personal life, at the time of his death he was married to actress Christine Baranski, with whom he had two children. The two met after a party, when Matthew offered Christine a ride home on his bike, and the two married in 1983. Matthew was an avid motorcyclist. Previously, he was married to his “All My Children” co-star Kathleen Dezina from 1980 until 1983.

Full NameMatthew Cowles
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthSeptember 28, 1944
DiedMay 22, 2014, New York City, New York, United States
Place Of BirthNew York City, New York, USA
SpouseChristine Baranski (m. 1983–2014)
ChildrenLily Cowles, Isabel Cowles
ParentsChandler Cowles
NominationsDaytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
MoviesShutter Island, The Living Wake, The Juror, White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf, Stars and Bars, Eddie Macon's Run, The World According to Garp, Slap Shot, The Happy Hooker, The Friends of Eddie Coyle, Crawlspace, Family on Board, Season of the hunted
TV ShowsLoving, A World Apart
1He is an enthusiastic motorcyclist who met his wife, Christine Baranski, when he offered her a ride home one night, on the back of his bike after a party.
2According to a New York Times profile of his wife, he is "the black sheep member of a family with ties" to Drexel banking and the Cowles Publishing Company.
3He was nominated for a 1976 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play for "Dirty Jokes", at the Academy Festival Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
4Although he's played a wide range of characters, Cowles will probably best be remembered as the highly-entertaining "uber-pimp" Billy Clyde Tuggle, on ABC's All My Children (1970).
5Lives with his wife and their daughters in Connecticut.
6Raises children without TV: Objects to violence and sexual content of programs.
7Father, with Christine Baranski, of daughters Lily Cowles (born in 1987) and Isabel Cowles (born in 1984).


Family on Board2014ShortDonovan Bezer
All My Children2013TV SeriesBilly Clyde Tuggle
The Heart, She Holler2011TV SeriesBar Patron / Church Parishioner
Shutter Island2010Ferry Captain
Veronika Decides to Die2009Old Fred
Life on Mars2008-2009TV SeriesCowboy Dan
Possible Side Effects2009TV MovieDr. Sassafras
How to Keep a Secret2008Video shortLeon
Train Wreck2008Man in rehab
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2008TV SeriesCyrus Wert
American Loser2007Detoxer
The Living Wake2007Mossman
Law & Order: Trial by Jury2005TV SeriesReuben Bailey
Season of the Hunted2003Mitch
Oz2003TV SeriesWilliam Brandt
Dead Canaries2003Walter Kohler
City by the Sea2002Arnie
Noon Blue Apples2002Malfolio
Deadline2000TV Series
Nurse Betty2000Merle
The Big Easy1997TV SeriesAleazar Algieves
The Bold and the Beautiful1997TV SeriesCurtis Love
The Juror1996Rodney
The Cowboy Way1994Pop Fly
White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf1994Lloyd Halverson
Homicide: Life on the Street1993TV SeriesW.J. Masius
Law & Order1991TV SeriesChristian 'Lemonhead' Tatum
Kojak: It's Always Something1990TV MovieTimonthy
All My Children1984-1990TV SeriesBilly Clyde Tuggle
She's Back1989Sherman Bloom
Signs of Life1989Gasoline Attendant
Brenda Starr1989The Real Capt. Borg
Lonesome Dove1989TV Mini-SeriesMonkey John
Stars and Bars1988Beckman Gage
The Equalizer1986TV SeriesRapist #2
The Money Pit1986Marty
Miami Vice1985TV SeriesMan on Phone
Love on the Run1985TV MovieYancy
Loving1983TV SeriesEban Japes (1986-1987)
Eddie Macon's Run1983Ray Banes
The World According to Garp1982Speeding Plumber
Slap Shot1977Charlie Kischel
Kojak1976TV SeriesRyan
The Happy Hooker1975Albert Ruffleson
The Friends of Eddie Coyle1973Pete
Crawlspace1972TV MovieDave Freeman
Irish Whiskey Rebellion1972Freighter Radioman
The Hospital1971Intern Chandler (uncredited)
A World Apart1971TV SeriesChris Kahlman
They Might Be Giants1971Teenage Boy (uncredited)
The People Next Door1970Wally
Me, Natalie1969Harvey Belman
N.Y.P.D.1969TV SeriesJoe Czernak


Edición Especial Coleccionista2014TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
Family on Board2014Short in memory of


More All My Children2013TV Series documentaryHimself - 'Billy Clyde Tuggle'
The 8th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards1981TV SpecialHimself - Nominee

Nominated Awards

1992Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsBest Death Scene: DaytimeAll My Children (1970)
1988Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Villain: DaytimeLoving (1983)
1981Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Supporting Role in a Daytime Drama SeriesAll My Children (1970)
1978Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama SeriesAll My Children (1970)

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