Bottoms, Timothy 1951(?)–

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Bottoms, Timothy 1951(?)–

(Tim Bottoms)


Full name, Timothy James Bottoms; born August 30, 1951 (some sources say 1950), in Santa Barbara, CA; son of James "Bud" (a sculptor) and Betty Bottoms; brother of Joseph, Benjamin and Sam Bottoms (all actors); married Alicia Cory (a folksinger), 1975 (divorced, 1978); married Marcia Morehart, 1984; children: (first marriage) Bartholmew, (second marriage) Benton James, William Bodieltyle, Bridget Benita.

Addresses: Office—532 Hot Springs Rd., Santa Barbara, CA 93108-2014.

Career: Actor and producer. Toured Europe as a member of the Santa Barbara Madrigal Society, 1967. Also worked as a surveyor's assistant.

Member: Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

Awards, Honors: Golden Globe Award nomination, most promising newcomer—male, 1972, for The Last Picture Show; CableACE Award, best actor, National Cable Television Association, 1987, for The Hitchhiker; Grand Jury Prize, best supporting actor, New York International Independent Film and Video Festival, 2000, for Mixed Blessings.


Film Appearances:

(Film debut) Joe Bonham, Johnny Got His Gun, Cinemation, 1971.

Sonny Crawford, The Last Picture Show, Columbia, 1971.

Walter Eberson, Love and Pain (and the Whole Damn Thing), Columbia, 1973.

Hart, The Paper Chase, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1973.

Daggett, White Dawn, Paramount, 1974.

Vrooder, The Crazy World of Julius Vrooder (also known as Vrooder's Hooch), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1974.

Jan Kubis, Operation Daybreak (also known as The Price of Freedom and Seven Men at Daybreak), Warner Bros., 1974.

Poke Jackson, A Small Town in Texas, American International Pictures, 1976.

Young man, Rollercoaster, Universal, 1977.

John Boothe, The Other Side of the Mountain, Part II, Universal, 1978.

Jack Stanford, Hurricane (also known as Forbidden Paradise), Paramount, 1979.

Jim, The High Country (also known as The First Hello), Crown International Pictures, 1981.

Casey, Tin Man, Thomas/Biston and Westcom, 1983.

Michael Radcliffe, Hambone and Hillie, New World, 1984.

Pete, The Census Taker (also known as Husbands, Wives, Money & "Murder"), Seymour Borde, 1984.

Jack Ringtree, In the Shadow of Kilimanjaro, Scotti Bros., 1984.

Captain Pedro Barrios, The Sea Serpent (also known as Serpiente de mar, Hydra, and Hydra-Monster of the Deep), 1984.

Major Elbert Stevens, What Waits Below (also known as Secrets of the Phantom Caverns), Blossom, 1984.

George Gardner, Invaders from Mars, Cannon, 1986.

Danny Sullivan, The Fantasist, ITC Entertainment Group, 1986.

The king, Mio min Mio (also known as The Land of Faraway, Mio moy Mio, and Mio in the Land of Faraway), Svenska Filminstitutet, 1987.

Sergeant Joseph "Hard" Case, A Case of Honor, Eastern Film Management Corporation, 1988.

Arthur, The Drifter, Concorde, 1988.

Seaman Miller, Return to the River Kwai, TriStar, 1989.

Sonny Crawford, Texasville, Columbia, 1990.

Frank Collins, Istanbul: Keep Your Eyes Open (also known as Istanbul), Cori Films-Magnum, 1990.

Hermia's father, Ill Met by Moonlight, Gotham Entertainment Group, 1994.

Sam, Digger, Paramount Home Video, 1994.

(Uncredited) Owens Ranch cowboy, Blue Sky, 1994.

Slayton, Ava's Magical Adventure, 1994.

Jurgen Brauner, Hourglass (also known as The Hitcher '95), 1995.

Ben Choice, Horses and Champions, Cinequanon Pictures International, 1995.

Nelson Houseman, Top Dog, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1995.

Charles Walkan, Ripper Man, Warner Bros., 1996.

Himself, Ben Johnson: Third Cowboy on the Right (documentary), FBN, 1996.

Mr. Donald Crandell, Uncle Sam, Solomon International Pictures, 1996.

Frank, Fox Hunt, 1996.

Clay, Ringer, 1996.

John, The Prince, 1996.

Mortal Challenge, New Horizons Home Video, 1997.

American Hero (also known as Jack Armstrong), 1997.

Lieutenant John Drake, Absolute Force (also known as Total Force), Cinequanon Pictures International, 1997.

Carl Weaver, Mixed Blessings, 1998.

Fouquet, The Man in the Iron Mask, Invisible Studio/The Fastest Cheapest Best Film Corporation, 1998.

Illusion Infinity, 1998.

Fouquet, The Three Musketeers Meet the Man in the Iron Mask, 1998.

Salvatore Tandino, The Waterfront (also known as Maximum Justice), AMCO Entertainment Group, 1998.

No Rest for the Wicked, 1998.

Diamondbacks, 1998.

Marcus, Lone Tiger (also known as Tiger Mask), 1999.

(Uncredited) Johnny Canty, The Prince and the Surfer, A-pix Entertainment, Inc., 1999.

John Carver, The Boy with the X-Ray Eyes (also known as X-Ray Boy and X-treme Teens), 1999.

Jack, A Smaller Place (also known as The Hiding Place), American Multi-Cinema, 2000.

Fred Donavan, Held for Ransom, Cutting Edge Entertainment, 2000.

Michael McCaffery, Trevor's dad, The Haven, Dreadnought Films, 2000.

(Uncredited) President George Walker Bush, The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2002.

Francis Hiller, Douglas, Henry, Alan at 40 years, and Patricia's father, Paradise, 2003.

Mr. McFarland, Elephant, Fine Line Features, 2003.

Rotunno, The Entrepreneurs (also known as Just One Look and The $cheme), Cargo Films, 2003.

Mr. Kidman, The Girl Next Door, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2004.

Mack Cameron, Paradise, Texas, 2005.

Thomas, Chinamen's Chance, 2006.

The American Standard, 2006.

Television Appearances; Series:

Tom Porter, Land of the Lost, ABC, 1991–93.

President George Walker Bush, That's My Bush! (also known as That's My Dick), Comedy Central, 2001.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Miles Eastin, Arthur Hailey's "The Moneychangers" (also known as The Moneychangers), NBC, 1976.

Young David, The Story of David, ABC, 1976.

Adam Trask, East of Eden (also known as John Steinbeck's "East of Eden"), ABC, 1980.

Voice of Silver Parrish, The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century (also known as The Great War), PBS, 1996.

Television Appearances; Movies:

George Willard, Winesburg, Ohio, 1973.

Rudi Miller, The Gift of Love, ABC, 1978.

Steward, Return Engagement, 1978.

John Baker, A Shining Season, CBS, 1979.

Dwight Worker, Escape, CBS, 1980.

Morris Frank, "Love Leads the Way," Disney Sunday Movie, ABC, 1986.

Father Thomas O'Neil, Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun (also known as The Case of the Notorious Nun), NBC, 1986.

Tim Faraday, Island Sons, ABC, 1987.

Ward Derderian, Yakuza Connection (also known as California Roll), 1995.

Zach Blackwell, Personal Vendetta, 1995.

Jack, Death Game (also known as Mortal Challenge), Showtime, 1996.

Dean, Black Sea 213, TMC, 1999.

Phillip Frodden, Mr. Atlas, Showtime, 1999.

Detective Stepnoski, Murder Seen (also known as Murder Scene), 2000.

President George W. Bush, DC 9/11: Time of Crisis, Showtime, 2003.

Walter Bedell "Beetle" Smith, Ike: Countdown to D-Day, Arts and Entertainment, 2004.

Clarence, Jane Doe: Now You See It, Now You Don't, Hallmark Channel, 2005.

Hank Poelker, Vampire Bats, CBS, 2005.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Presenter, The 44th Annual Academy Awards, NBC, 1972.

Interviewee, Picture This: The Times of Peter Bogdanovich in Archer City, Texas (documentary), Showtime, 1991.

Voice, 500 Nations (documentary), CBS, 1995.

Voice of Silver Parrish, The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century (documentary; also known as 1914–18), PBS, 1996.

Narrator, John Glenn, American Hero, E! Entertainment Television, 1998.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Eugene Gant, "Look Homeward, Angel," CBS Playhouse, CBS, 1972.

"Nose Job," Half Nelson, NBC, 1985.

"Joker," The Hitchhiker (also known as Le Voyageur), HBO, 1987.

Miley Judson, "The Hellgramite Method," The Twilight Zone, syndicated, 1988.

Mr. Franklin, "Missing Persons," Freddy's Nightmares (also known as Freddy's Nightmares: A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Series), 1989.

Forrester, "Here There Be Tygers," The Ray Bradbury Theatre (also known as Le monde fantastique de Ray Bradbury, Mystery Theatre, Ray Bradbury presente, The Bradbury Trilogy, and The Ray Bradbury Theatre), HBO, 1990.

Reverend Chuck, "Father Knows Best," Gideon's Crossing, ABC, 2000.

Reverend Chuck, "Is There a Wise Man in the House?," Gideon's Crossing, ABC, 2000.

Vice Principal Cole, "Tornado Prom," That '70s Show, Fox, 2002.

The View, ABC, 2003.

Ritt Everett, "Vanished," Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service (also known as NCIS and NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service), CBS, 2004.

Mind of Mencia, Comedy Central, 2004.

Carl Murphy, "Owner of a Lonely Heart," Grey's Anatomy, ABC, 2005.

Television Work; Specials:

Producer, Picture This: The Times of Peter Bogdanovich in Archer City, Texas, Showtime, 1991.

Stage Appearances:

Kenneth Talley, Jr., Fifth of July, New Apollo Theatre, New York City, 1980–82.

Appeared in West Side Story, Santa Barbara, CA.

Major Tours:

Appeared with the Santa Barbara Madrigal Society, European cities, 1967.


Video Games:

Frank, Fox Hunt, Redwood Communications, 1996.



People Weekly, May 28, 2001, p. 81.