Busfield, Timothy 1957–(Tim Busfield)

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BUSFIELD, Timothy 1957
(Tim Busfield)


Born June 12, 1957, in Lansing, MI; son of Roger (a drama professor) and Jean (a secretary) Busfield; married Radha Delamarter (an actress and director; divorced, 1986); married Jennifer Merwin (a fashion designer), 1988; children: (first marriage) Willy; (second marriage) Daisy, Samuel. Education: Graduated from East Tennessee State University; trained for the stage at the Actors Theatre of Louisville.

Addresses: Agent c/o William Morris Agency, 151 South El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 902122704; Brad Slater, Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career: Actor, producer, and director. Circle Repertory Co., New York City, member of company, 1981; Fantasy Theatre (a professional touring acting company), Sacramento, CA, cofounder with brother Buck, 1986; The "B" Theatre, Sacramento, cofounder and coproducer with brother Buck, 1992; semiprofessional baseball player for nine years.

Awards, Honors: Emmy Award, outstanding supporting actor in a drama series, 1991, for thirtysomething.


Film Appearances:

Soldier with mortar, Stripes, Columbia, 1981.

Arnold Poindexter, Revenge of the Nerds, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1984.

Arnold Poindexter, Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1987.

Mark, Field of Dreams, Universal, 1989.

Dick Gordon, Sneakers, Universal, 1992.

Frank, The Skateboard Kid, Concorde/New Horizons Corp., 1993.

Tony Sacco, Striking Distance, Columbia, 1993.

Lou Collins, Little Big League, Columbia, 1994.

Fred, Quiz Show, Buena Vista, 1994.

Woods, First Kid, Buena Vista, 1996.

Robert Levin, The Souler Opposite, Curb Entertainment, 1997.

Brian, Erasable You, Dorian Productions, 1998.

Voice of heart, Heartbeat, 2000.

Charlie Reed, National Security, Columbia, 2003.

Television Appearances; Series:

Mark Potter, Reggie, ABC, 1983.

Dr. John "J. T." McIntyre, Jr., Trapper John, M.D., CBS, 19841986.

Elliot Weston, thirtysomething, ABC, 19891991.

Sam Byrd, The Byrds of Paradise, ABC, 1994.

Tom McManus, Champs, ABC, 1996.

Danny Concannon, a recurring role, The West Wing, NBC, 19992000, 20022003.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Paul Jarrett, Strays, USA Network, 1991.

Elfred Schultz, Calendar Girl, Cop Killer? The Bambi Bembenek Story (also known as The Heart of the Lie ), ABC, 1992.

Del Calvin, Fade to Black, USA Network, 1993.

Assistant District Attorney John Thorn, Murder between Friends, NBC, 1994.

Detective Walt Keller, In the Shadow of Evil, CBS, 1995.

Pete Honeycutt, In the Line of Duty: Kidnapped (also known as In the Line of Duty: Taxman ), NBC, 1995.

Matthew Grissom, Shadow of a Scream (also known as The Unspeakable, Criminal Pursuit, and Roger Corman Presents The Unspeakable ), 1997.

Major Robert Carr, Buffalo Soldiers, TNT, 1997.

Ray, Trucks, USA Network, 1997.

Walter Ference, When Secrets Kill, ABC, 1997.

Connor Thornton, Dream House, UPN, 1998.

Henry, Carson's Vertical Suburbia, 1998.

Clayton Shepherd, The Darklings, Fox Family, 1999.

Frank Shawson, Time at the Top, Showtime, 1999.

Father Donnelly, Wanted, Cinemax, 2000.

Elliott Nesher, Terminal Error (also known as Peace Virus ), PAX, 2001.

Franklin, Dead in a Heartbeat, TBS, 2002.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

(As Tim Busfield) Doug, "Little Man On Campus," Family Ties, 1984.

(As Tim Busfield) Doug, "Best Man," Family Ties, 1984.

Robert Bianca, "Imperfect Union," Hotel, ABC, 1985.

Young Matt, "My Back Pages," Family Ties, 1986.

Adam Gardner, "The Rat Pack," Matlock, 1987.

Saturday Night Live, 1989.

Spy Guy, "Seconds," Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, 1995.

Dr. Jon Hoffman, "Under the Bed," The Outer Limits, Showtime, 1995.

Businessman 2, "Food," Tracey Takes On ... , HBO, 1997.

John, "If I Could See Me Now: Part 2," Rude Awakening, Showtime, 2000.

Lloyd Stevens, "Lloyd," Ed, NBC, 2002.

Lloyd Stevens, "Makeovers," Ed, NBC, 2002.

Also appeared in After M*A*S*H, CBS; The Paper Chase, Showtime; and Love American Style, ABC.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Host, "Don't Divorce the Children," Your Family Matters, Lifetime, 1990.

The Search for the New Ideal Man, ABC, 1992.

"Addicted to Fame," First Person with Maria Shriver, NBC, 1994.

The ESPY Awards, ESPN, 1996.

Walter Gordon, What's Right with America, CBS, 1997.

Celebrity Profile: Jennifer Love Hewitt, 2000.

Interviewee, Intimate Portrait: Patricia Heaton, Lifetime, 2001.

Inside "thirtysomething ", Bravo, 2001.

Interviewee, Initmate Portrait: Jane Kaczmarek, Lifetime, 2002.

I Love the '80s, VH1, 2002.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Matt, Stuck in the Middle with You, NBC, 2003.

Television Director; Episodic:

"Her Cup Runneth Over," thirtysomething, ABC, 1990.

"The Difference between Men and Women," thirty-something, ABC, 1991.

"A Stop at Willoughby," thirtysomething, ABC, 1991.

" ... And Then You Die," First Years, NBC, 2001.

"There's No Place Like Homo," First Years, NBC, 2001.

"Come Fly with Me," Lizzie McGuire, The Disney Channel, 2001.

(And coexecutive producer and supervising producer) Ed (also known as Stuckeyville ), NBC, 20012003.

"Momento," That's Life, ABC, 2002.

Also directed "Forget about Your Boss," Danny, and "This Life," First Years, NBC, both unaired episodes; episodes of Rude Awakening, Showtime; Sports Night, ABC; Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family (also known as Cover Me ), USA Network.

Stage Appearances:

Puck, Robin Goodfellow, Johnson City, TN, 1975.

Talley and Son, Circle Repertory Company, New York City, 1981.

A Life, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1981.

Hotspur, Richard II, Circle Repertory Company, Entermedia Theatre, New York City, 1982.

Understudy for the roles of Eugene and Stanley, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Alvin Theatre, New York City, 1983.

(Broadway debut) Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee, A Few Good Men, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1990.

Also appeared in Young Playwrights Festival, Circle Repertory Company; Richard II; A Tale Told; Mass Appeal; The Tempest; Getting Out; Founder; A Life.

Major Tours:

Toured in Getting Out, Actors Theatre of Louisville, European and Israeli cities.



Playboy, June, 1990, pp. 5776.