Aug. 16th, 1960
Malibu, California, USA
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Timothy Tarquin Hutton (born August 16, 1960) is an American actor and director.
Hutton set Hollywood ablaze when he burst onto the acting scene in the early 1980s. After only a small number of significant roles in TV movies, he bagged the part of Conrad in the Robert Redford-directed Ordinary People (1980). His convincing - and touching - performance as the troubled and self-accusing teenager trying to deal with the death of his older brother, won him an Academy Award. He is, to date, the youngest actor to receive an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor (1980).
With over 70 film, TV, and stage appearances (including an impressive 15 features films between 2006-08), Tim Hutton is (of 2008) headlining the hit TV series Leverage (2008) as insurance investigator Nate Ford. He also starred in the acclaimed Roman Polanski film The Ghost Writer (2010).
Hutton made his Broadway debut in 1989 in the A.R. Gurney play Love Letters.
- Co-owner of the Bar/Restaurant "P.J. Clarke's" in New York City.
- Discovered acting in the ninth grade.
- Was listed as a potential nominee on the 2008 Razzie Award nominating ballot. He was suggested in the Worst Supporting Actor category for his performance in the film _The Last Mimzy (2007)_ (qv), he failed to receive a nomination however.
- He has twice played real-life traitors to the United States. He played Christopher Boyce in _The Falcon and the Snowman (1985)_ (qv) and Aldrich Ames in _Aldrich Ames: Traitor Within (1998) (TV)_ (qv). Both men were convicted of having sold secrets to the Soviet Union.
- Current president of the exclusive Players Club in New York City (2004).
- Is a big fan of the New York band Black 47.
- His mother, Maryline Adams (née Poole), was a teacher and ran a small publishing company, and his father was actor 'Jim Hutton (I)' (qv), star of NBC TV's _"Ellery Queen" (1975)_ (qv).
- Was the original choice to play the role of Joel Goodson in _Risky Business (1983)_ (qv), but turned it down.