|Full Name||John Markus Matthews|
|Created By||M Blaze Miskulin|
|First Appears||2:01 s01e01|
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No correlation between the characters and
the actual person is intended nor implied.
Very little is known about Matthews before the events recorded.
He is married to Susan Matthews, but has no children.
It is implied that he comes from the upper midwest or Great Lakes region of the USA, based on his comments about "Friday fish fry"<ref>s01e08</ref>--a tradition in the German-Catholic region--and references to autumn trips to an apple orchard<ref>s01e20</ref>. In that same recording, he refers to a "blue wax" and the name "Sampson". This is likely a reference to a gorilla which lived at the Vilas Park Zoo in Madison, Wisconsin. There were vending machines that would injection-mold a small statue of Sampson while you watched.
He is a A-Grade Facilities Inspector with the IESEA (International Exo-planetary Safety & Engineering Agency)
John is an average, middle-aged man with a government job. He's intelligent without being extraordinary, mildly adventurous, and generally likable. Except for the fact that his job requires him to travel into space, he's rather unremarkable. He is not, however, a "Willy Loman" type of person.