Who is Timothy Busfield?

Timothy Clark Busfield was born on 12 June 1957 so under the sign of Gemini, in Lansing, Michigan USA. He is a 62-year-old director, producer and actor, probably best recognized for starring in the role of Elliot Weston in the ABC drama series “Thirtysomething” (1987-1991), playing Danny Concannon in the NBC serial political drama series “The West Wing” (1999-2006), and featuring as Ron Doyle in the Fox drama series “Almost Family” (2019-2020).

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How rich is he, as of now? Timothy Busfield Net Worth

As of early 2020, Timothy Busfield’s net worth is over $1 million; acquired through his successful multi=faceted involvement in the film industry, who has worked on more than 80 TV and film titles since his career started in the early 1980s.

Early Life, Nationality, Ethnicity, Educational Background

Timothy Busfield spent his early years in his hometown of Lansing, where he was raised by his father, Roger Busfield who was a drama professor, and his mother, Jean Busfield, who worked as a secretary. He has two sisters named Julia and Terry, and a brother named Buck. He is American by nationality and belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group. Timothy went to East Lansing High School, and upon matriculation in 1975, he joined the US Navy. Thereafter, he enrolled in East Tennessee State University to study Drama, and also joined the Actor’s Theatre of Louisville.

Career Beginnings

In 1981 Timothy moved to New York City to join the Circle Repertory Company, and perform in their production of Lanford Wilson’s play “Talley And Son”.

In the same year, he made his film debut in the role of a mortar-bearing soldier in the war comedy classic “Stripes”, directed by Ivan Reitman. He then moved to Los Angeles, California to play Mark Potter in the ABC short-lived sitcom “Reggie” (1983), and in the following year starred in the role of Arnold Poindexter in the hit comedy film “Revenge Of The Nerds”, which he would later reprise in its 1987 sequel, entitled “Revenge Of The Nerds II: Nerds In Paradise”. Meantime he was cast as Dr. John ‘J.T.’ McIntyre in the CBS medical drama series “Trapper John, M.D.” from 1984 to 1986.

Rise to Fame

In 1987, Timothy joined the main cast of the drama series “Thirtysomething”, broadcast on the ABC network, created by Marshall Herskovitz and Ed Zwick.

Timothy Busfield

He played Elliot Weston until 1991, when it was cancelled as the ratings slipped, but his role in the series had earned him a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series; he also directed several episodes of the series. At the same time, Timothy worked on other projects, portraying Mark in the 1989 sports fantasy drama film “Field Of Dreams”, after which he featured as Paul Jarrett in the 1991 made-for-TV horror film “Strays”. In 1992, he starred as Fred Schultz in the made-for-TV drama film “Calendar Girl, Cop, Killer? The Bambi Bembenek Story”, directed by Jerry London, and played Dick Gordon in the comedy caper film “Sneakers”, alongside Robert Redford. He then landed such roles as Frank in the family fantasy comedy “The Skateboard Kid” (1993), Sam Byrd in the ABC drama series “The Byrds Of Paradise” (1994), and Lou Collins in the family sports film “Little Big League” (1994).

Continued Success

Timothy played Pete Honeycutt in the 1995 made-for-TV action drama film “Kidnapped: In The Line Of Duty”, followed by his portrayals of Matthew Grissom in the made-for-TV action thriller film “The Unspeakable”, and Woods in the slapstick comedy “First Kid”, both in 1996, and during the same year was cast as Tom McManus in the ABC sitcom “Champs”. Thereafter, he featured as Maj. Robert Carr in the 1997 made-for-TV western film “Buffalo Soldiers”, Brian in the 1998 comedy “Erasable You”, and Frank Shawson in the 1999 family sci-fi “Time At The Top”. His next major role came in 1999, when he was chosen to portray Danny Concannon in the NBC serial political drama series “The West Wing”, starring in the series until 2006.

Parallel with that, Timothy played Elliot Nescher in the sci-fi thriller “Terminal Error” (2002), featured as Charlie Reed in the action comedy “National Security” (2003), and directed, produced, and portrayed Ed Felder in the CBS police procedural drama series “Without A Trace” (2004).

Other Significant Roles

Timothy’s next major performance came with the role of Cal Shanley in “Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip”, the NBC comedy-drama series from 2006 to 2007, which he also directed. Afterwards, he both directed and produced the NBC comedy-drama series “Lipstick Jungle” (2008-2009). Timothy landed the role of Benjie in the 2012 romantic comedy “Save The Date”, directed by Michael Mohan, which was followed by his portrayals of Marty in Alain Silver’s 2013 horror thriller “Nightcomer” and Jasper A. Duncan in the 2014 sports drama “23 Blast”, directed by Dylan Baker.

Thereafter, he served as an executive producer for the ABC comedy-drama series “Mind Games” (2014) and made such appearances as Benjamin Franklin in the Fox supernatural drama series “Sleepy Hollow” (2014-2015), and John Garner in the ABC mystery anthology series “Secrets And Lies” (2015). Between 2015 and 2017, Timothy directed the NBC medical drama series “The Night Shift”, and then wrote, directed and starred as Greg, in the 2017 made-for-TV drama film “Tenure”.

Recent Projects

Between 2018 and 2019, Timothy was cast as Dr. Adam Louden in the ABC political thriller drama series “Designated Survivor”. It was followed by his landing the role of Neil Mullin in the drama mini-series “The Loudest Voice”, aired on Showtime in 2019.

During the same year, he joined the cast of the Fox drama series “Almost Family”, in which he starred as Ron Doyle until 2020. Most recently, Timothy was selected to portray Henry Roswell in the ABC legal drama series “For Life” (2020).

Stage and Theater

Timothy Busfield pursued a career on stage as well, performing in a number of off-Broadway plays, such as “A Christmas Carol”, “Mass Appeal”, and “Vigil”. He made his Broadway debut in Neil Simon’s semi-autobiographical play “Brighton Beach Memoirs” in 1983. In 1990, he appeared in the Broadway production of the play “A Few Good Men”, written by Aaron Sorkin. Timothy also worked with Circle Repertory Company, moreover, he founded The Fantasy Theatre as well as The B Street Theater, both based in Sacramento, California.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Timothy Busfield has short blonde hair and blue eyes. He stands at a height of 5ft 10ins (1.78m), while he weighs around 165lbs (75kgs).

Personal Life

Timothy Busfield married actress and director Radha Delamarter in 1981, and she gave birth to their son, named Willy Busfield, but then they divorced in 1986. Two years later, he married Jennifer Merwin, a fashion designer, and they have a son named Samuel and a daughter named Daisy, but then divorced in 2008. He became romantically involved with director, producer and former actress Melissa Gilbert; the couple eventually tied the knot at a private wedding ceremony held at San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, California, on 24 April 2013. Their current residence is in New York City.

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