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Matthew P. "Matt" Roth (born September 15, 1964) is an American actor. He had a recurring role on Roseanne as Jackie's abusive boyfriend, Fisher, from 1992–1993.

Matt Roth
Born Matthew P. Roth
(1964-09-15) September 15, 1964 (age 53)
Occupation Actor
Years active 1990–present
Spouse(s) Laurie Metcalf
(m. 1993; div. 2014)

Stephanie Childers
(m. 2015)
Children 3

He joined the cast of Desperate Housewives in fall 2006 as new neighbor Art Shephard.


Personal lifeEdit

Roth began a relationship with his Roseanne co-star Laurie Metcalf. In November 1993, they welcomed a son, Will. Their daughter, Mae Akins, was born in 2005 via surrogate. They adopted a son, Donovan, after fostering him at the age of six in 2006. They eventually married, and have also worked together on occasion, as in the 1994 feature film thriller Blink, the 1998 drama Chicago Cab, and Desperate Housewives.[1] In September 2011, Roth filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences.[2] In May 2014, the divorce was finalized. Roth married Stephanie Childers in 2015.


Year Title Role Notes
1990 Goodnight Sweet Wife: A Murder in Boston Michael Stuart Television film
1991 The Antagonists Clark Munsinger Main cast (9 episodes)
1992 Melrose Place Paul Brubecker Episode: "Lonely Hearts"
1992–1993 Roseanne Fisher Recurring role (6 episodes)
1994 Blink Officer Crowe Feature film
1994 Blue Skies Russell Evans Main cast (8 episodes)
1997 Crisis Center Dr. Rick Buckley Main cast (6 episodes)
1997 'Til There Was You Todd Feature film
1997 Chicago Cab Male Ad Exec Feature film
1998 Where's Marlowe? Client Feature film
1998 Cupid Dan Waters Episode: "Heart of the Matter"
1999 Pups Bank Worker #1 Feature film
1999 Frasier Ted Episode: "The Dog That Rocks the Cradle"
2003 View from the Top Greg Feature film
2003 According to Jim Michael Episode: "About a Girl"
2006 Grey's Anatomy Michael Beglight Episode: "What Have I Done to Deserve This?"
2006 Numb3rs Mike Belweather Episode: "Undercurrents"
2006 Desperate Housewives Art Shepherd Recurring role (4 episodes)
2007 Crossing Jordan Dave Gilbert Episode: "Shattered"
2007 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Sam Cooper Episode: "Fallen Idols"
2007 Two and a Half Men Greg Episode: "Tucked, Taped and Gorgeous"
2007 Forever Josh Short film
2008 Ghost Whisperer Derek Benjamin Episode: "Slam"
2008 Big Shots Ted Episode: "Who's the Boss?"
2009 Chuck Buy More Employee Episode: "Chuck Versus the Predator"
2009 Without a Trace Teddy Jones Episode: "Devotion"
2009 Nip/Tuck Frank Episode: "Alexis Stone II"
2009 Three Rivers Bill Dula Episode: "A Roll of the Dice"
2011 Private Practice Jack Episode: "Two Steps Back"
2012 Modern Family Skip Woosnum Episode: "Tableau Vivant"
2013 Mom Jerry Episode: "Cotton Candy and Blended Fish"
2014 Longmire Fred Tavish Episode: "Reports of My Death"
2014 Perception Brendan Voss Episode: "Possession"
2014 Castle Philip Dagmar Episode: "Once Upon a Time in the West"
2014 Stalker Dr. Roger Chase Episode: "Tell All"


  1. ^ Laurie Metcalf, Yahoo! Movies, accessed June 29, 2011.
  2. ^ [1]

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