Jun. 12th, 1957
Lansing, Michigan, USA
Timothy Busfield's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2003 - 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
Dr. Jon Holland
District Attorney Mereta
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.
- 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.
- Tim has been interested in standard-bred harness horse racing since the late 1980s and brought the cast of _"thirtysomething" (1987)_ (qv) with him to Los Alamitos Ractrack in 1988 for a night of harness racing. Tim has owned several standard-bred horses, and he can be seen sometimes at the Golden Bear racetrack at Cal Expo in Sacramento, California, watching harness racing with his children.
- Studied drama at East Tennessee State University and traveled frequently with the Actors Theater of Louisville, which took him to Europe and Israel. In.
- Daughter, Daisy, and son, Samuel, with his second wife.
- 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.
- In 1981, he moved to New York City, NY, where he joined the Circle Repertory Company for their production of Lanford Wilson's "Talley and Son". T.
- Attended East Tennessee State University, in Johnson City, Tennessee.
- Has a sister named Julia.