*Warning: Spoilers ahead*

We know it’s been a while, but we can’t believe season three of Virgin River is only two days away from hitting Netflix. Naturally, we’ve been using our free time this summer to catch up on seasons one and two. However, all of this rewatching has us asking some serious questions about the cast. For instance, who is the actor who portrays Doc?

Turns out, his name is Tim Matheson, and there’s a reason he looks so familiar. Keep reading for everything we know.

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1. Who is Tim Matheson?

Tim Matheson is an American actor, director and producer who is best known for his roles as Eric Stratton in the 1978 comedy Animal House, Mike Beardsley in the film Yours, Mine and Ours and Phil Sweet in the 1973 film Magnum Force.

He was born in Glendale, California in 1947 to parents Sally and Clifford Matheson. He served as a Lance Corporal in the United States Marine Corps Reserve from 1968 to 1973. Matheson is a two-time divorcée and shares three children with his ex-wife, Megan Murphy.

2. Who does he play in ‘Virgin River’?

As we mentioned above, Matheson is known for playing Vernon “Doc” Mullins on Netflix’s Virgin River. As his nickname suggests, Vernon is the local medical doctor on the show. He's also a husband to Hope McCrea and responsible for hiring Mel as a nurse practitioner at the start of the series.

The first season of the popular series tells the story of Mel Monroe, a woman who travels to the remote California town of Virgin River to get a fresh start on life. She quickly realizes that small town living isn't quite as simple as she expected, and she soon learns that her past secrets are hard to keep buried. The second season picked up where season one ended: When Mel learned that Jack and Charmaine were expecting a child, and she packed her bags to leave forever. However, her little trip didn’t last long and she returned to Doc’s clinic, realizing she must learn to come to terms with herself and her past before she can truly make this her home.

3. What else has he starred in besides ‘Virgin River’?

According to his personal website, the 73-year-old actor has had a variety of other well-known roles, including Vice President John Hoynes on the The West Wing and Dr. Brick Breeland on the CW show, Hart of Dixie. Among his long list of credits, some standouts from recent years include CBS's Madam Secretary, NBC's This Is Us and USA Network's Burn Notice.

As for his directing, he’s done a lot of episodic projects on some of television’s most prominent shows, including The Last Ship, Burn Notice, Criminal Minds, Without a Trace, Cold Case, Numbers, Drop Dead Diva, Suits, Eureka and White Collar, as well as pilots for Fox’s The Good Guys and Covert Affairs.

Talk about an impressive resume.

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