Timothy Busfield

Timothy Busfield

Age
56
Birthday
Jun. 12th, 1957
Born in
Lansing, Michigan, USA
Height
5' 10"

Timothy Busfield's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip TV Show
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
thirtysomething TV Show
thirtysomething
Trapper John, M.D. TV Show
Trapper John, M.D.
I Love the '80s TV Show
I Love the '80s
I Love the '80s Strikes Back TV Show
I Love the '80s Strikes Back
Byrds of Paradise TV Show
Byrds of Paradise
Celebrity Poker Showdown TV Show
Celebrity Poker Showdown
Champs TV Show
Champs
Page to Screen TV Show
Page to Screen
Reggie TV Show
Reggie
 

Main Movie Roles

2003 - National Security
1996 - First Kid
1994 - Little Big League
1994 - Quiz Show
1993 - Striking Distance
1992 - Sneakers
1989 - Field of Dreams
1987 - Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise
1984 - Revenge of the Nerds
1981 - Stripes

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Danny Concannon
28
TV Director
3
Lloyd Stevens
3
Ed Felder
3
Young Matt
3
David Ellis
2
Dr. Jon Holland
1
Adam Gardner
1
District Attorney Mereta
1
George
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

An Emmy Award-winning actor for his work on "thirtysomething" (1987), Timothy Busfield has been a regular or recurring character on 11 television series including "All My Children" (1970), "Reggie" (1983), "The Paper Chase" (1978), "Family Ties" (1982), "Trapper John, M.D." (1979), "The Byrds of Paradise" (1994), "Champs" (1996), "The West Wing" (1999), "Ed" (2000) and "Without a Trace" (2002). He has appeared in over 30 feature films and television movies, including Stripes (1981), Revenge of the Nerds (1984), Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise (1987), Field of Dreams (1989), Sneakers (1992), Quiz Show (1994), Striking Distance (1993), Little Big League (1994), First Kid (1996) and National Security (2003). Busfield has directed series such as "thirtysomething" (1987), "Sports Night" (1998), "Ed" (2000), "Las Vegas" (2003) and "Without a Trace" (2002).

In addition to directing over 40 episodes of television, Busfield has served as Co-Executive Producer on two series, "Ed" (2000) and "Without a Trace" (2002). As a theater actor, he has appeared in over 50 plays, including the Broadway productions of Neil Simon (I)'s "Brighton Beach Memoirs" and Aaron Sorkin's "A Few Good Men." He has also directed over 25 theater productions.

Busfield has produced over 100 professional theater productions. He also founded two of the nation's most productive new works theaters, The Fantasy Theatre (named Honorary State Children's Theatre of California) was founded in 1986 and tours to more than 140,000 Northern California children a year. The highly respected and awarded B. Street Theatre, founded in 1992, has premiered original or West Coast productions by Aaron Sorkin, Richard Dresser, Morris Panych, Joe DePietro, James McLure, Jane Martin (II), Jeff Daniels (I), Kenneth Lonergan and many other world-class playwrights.


TRIVIA:
  • His first exposure to acting was through his father, Roger, who taught in the drama department at Michigan State University. His mother Jean was a college teacher of literature and one-time secretary.
  • Following the demise of "Trapper John," Tim joined forces with his brother Buck to create the Fantasy Theatre, a professional touring company for children's audiences - and later Honorary State Children's Theater for California - based in his new hometown of Sacramento.
  • Landed his first professional acting job at 18 in a children's theater adaptation of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream".
  • Has a sister named Julia.
  • Son, Wilson, with his first wife.
  • He replaced 'Tom Hulce' (qv) on the original Broadway run of 'Aaron Sorkin' (qv)'s "A Few Good Men." He later went on to work with 'Aaron Sorkin' (qv) as a director on _"Sports Night" (1998)_ (qv), as Danny on _"The West Wing" (1999)_ (qv), and as Cal on _"Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" (2006)_ (qv).
  • He is married to Jenny Merwin, sister of 'Melissa Merwin' (qv) who is married to 'Joshua Malina' (qv). Both Malina and Busfield have starred in _"The West Wing" (1999)_ (qv).
  • Attended East Tennessee State University, in Johnson City, Tennessee.


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