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Matthew P. "Matt" Roth (born September 15, 1964[citation needed]) 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)[citation needed]
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 costar, 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.



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

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