This was an entertaining series with two up-and-coming actors and deserved a full season at least. But the TV Western was dying in America in favor of shows such as Charlie’s Angels, famous for the jiggle-factor and threadbare plots.
Tim Matheson has definitely had the longest and arguably the most successful post-Virginian career. He continues to work as both actor and director and will be directing the Season 2 premiere of USA Network’s latest hit show White Collar this summer as well as having a recurring role in the show. For more information on White Collar and some interviews and clips from the show go to my Pete Duel weblog.
I recently saw Matheson in an episode of Burn Notice (also a USA Network show). Now that his boyish good looks have weathered with age he makes for a convincing villain.
Many fans of Tim Matheson were disappointed when his successful introduction in season 8 of The Virginian wasn’t carried over into The Men From Shiloh.
Matheson continues to be active as both actor, director and voice-over artist in a long and successful career.