Alan Matthews
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First appearancePilot (BMW)
Girl Meets Home for the Holidays (GMW)
Final appearanceBrave New World: Part 2 (BMW)
Girl Meets Goodbye (GMW)
NameAlan Matthews
RoleFather to Eric, Cory, Morgan & Joshua
Husband of Amy Matthews
Father figure to Shawn Hunter
Father-in-law to Topanga Lawrence
Final StatusStayed in Philadelphia
Portrayed byWilliam Russ

Alan Matthews is the father of the Matthews family.


Mother: Bernice Matthews
Father: Unnamed
Spouse: Amy Matthews
Children: Eric Matthews  (son), Cory Matthews (son), Morgan Matthews (daughter), and Joshua Matthews (son)
Sibling: An unnamed sister
Grandchildren: Riley Matthews (granddaughter) and Auggie Matthews (grandson)

In-Laws: Nana Boo Boo (mother-in-law), Topanga Lawrence-Matthews (daughter-in-law)

Series Info

  • Worked as a grocer at the supermarket, where he had worked since he graduated from high school.
  • Also spent some time in the Navy, where he won 2nd place in the U.S. Navy Boxing Championship.
  • Married Amy at a young age and had Eric soon thereafter.
  • Won an award for being an outstanding grocer, then quit and opening his out nature store.
    • Hired Eric to work in his store with him.
  • Feuded with Cory & Eric about their relationships with him in "Raging Cory"
  • Experienced a mid-life crisis when Amy was pregnant with Joshua
  • Fought with Cory about his living situation after Cory & Topanga got married, for he refused to put them up when they had no home.
    • Cory later thanked him, because him & Topanga getting through that together bonded them and Alan knew that.
  • Stayed in Philadelphia when his 2 oldest sons moved to New York City
  • Was born on June 14, as was mentioned by Alan in season 5 episode "Honesty Night"  But his birthday party episode "Family Trees" is clearly set in December.

Alternate Personalities

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