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Find sources: "Timothy Busfield" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (Source: en.wikipedia.org en.wikipedia.org))Timothy Busfield (born June 12, 1957) is an American actor and director. He has played Elliot Weston on the television series thirtysomething; Mark, the brother-in-law of Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner), in Field of Dreams; and Danny Concannon on the television series The West Wing. In 1991 he received a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for thirtysomething. He is also the founder of the 501(c)(3) non-profit Arts organization, Theatre for Children, Inc. (Source:

Busfield was born June 12, 1957, in Lansing, Michigan, the son of drama professor Roger and secretary Jean Busfield. He graduated from East Lansing High School in 1975. (Source: en.wikipedia.org He landed his first professional acting job at 18 in a children's theater adaptation of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Busfield studied drama at East Tennessee State University and traveled frequently with the Actors Theater of Louisville, which took him to Europe and Israel. 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. That same year, he landed his first film role with a bit part as a mortar-bearing soldier in the comedy classic Stripes (1981). (Source:en.wikipedia.org))

He landed his first professional acting job at 18 in a children's theater adaptation of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Busfield studied drama at East Tennessee State University and traveled frequently with the Actors Theater of Louisville, which took him to Europe and Israel. 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. That same year, he landed his first film role with a bit part as a mortar-bearing soldier in the comedy classic Stripes (1981). (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

More stage work followed, including a stint as understudy to Matthew Broderick in Brighton Beach Memoirs in 1982. The following year, Busfield relocated to Los Angeles to join the cast of Reggie (ABC, 1983), a short-lived comedy based on the British television series The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (BBC, 1976–79). The year 1984 proved to be a busy one for Busfield; not only did he land his first substantial film role as Arnold Poindexter, the goofiest of the geek fraternity brothers in the hit comedy Revenge of the Nerds (1984) and its 1987 sequel, but he joined the cast of the long-running drama Trapper John, M.D. (CBS, 1979–1986), starring as the son of Pernell Roberts' Trapper John McIntyre. Despite the insistence (witnesses said "interference") from Orson Welles that "This thespian amoeba needs his nuts ripped off", he held the role until the series' conclusion in 1986. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

Following Trapper John, Busfield joined forces with his brother Buck to create the Fantasy Theatre, a professional touring company for children's audiences—and later named Honorary State Children's Theater for California—based in his new hometown of Sacramento, CA. The Busfields also established the award-winning B Street Theatre there in 1992, which was devoted to more adult productions. The following year, Busfield was cast as Elliot on thirtysomething. The part was his first mature role to date, and the producers requested that he grow a beard to help sell his image as a married man and father. Over the course of the show's four-season run, Elliot came to personify the best and worst aspects of the series: a successful advertising executive and father, Elliot also infuriated his friends and family (and viewers) with his marital infidelity and competitive streak with partner Michael Steadman (Ken Olin), all of which went on while his wife Nancy (Patricia Wettig) struggled with ovarian cancer. Despite his character's unpleasant tendencies, Busfield brought humor and honesty to the role, and was nominated three times for an Emmy before winning one in 1991, shortly before conflicts between the producers and cast brought the show to an abrupt conclusion. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

en.wikipedia.org)Busfield had remained exceptionally busy during his thirtysomething stint, appearing as the nominal villain in the popular Kevin Costner fantasy Field of Dreams in 1989, and in 1990, replacing Tom Hulce as the lead in A Few Good Men, a smash Broadway production written by Aaron Sorkin, with whom he would later enjoy fruitful collaborations. He also made his directorial debut with a 1990 episode of thirtysomething, and would helm three episodes of the series before it ran its course. Roles in television features and theatrical films followed, including supporting turns in Sneakers (1992), Quiz Show (1994) and the likable kids' fantasy Little Big League (1994), which allowed Busfield to show off his baseball skills as the first baseman for the Minnesota Twins (an avowed baseball fan, Busfield occasionally served as pitcher in several minor league games). His character, Lou Collins, was loosely based on Twins legend Kent Hrbek. Hrbek would serve as a consultant on the film and he and Busfield became friends. (Source:

en.wikipedia.org en.wikipedia.org))By the late 1990s, Busfield was dividing his time between acting and directing for television, helming multiple episodes of several shows, including Sorkin's Sports Night (ABC, 1998–2000), as well as Ed (NBC, 2000–04), for which he also served as co–executive producer and guest star (as Ed's down-on-his-luck brother Lloyd). During this period, Busfield also began his recurring role as Pulitzer Prize–winning White House correspondent—and love interest to Allison Janney's C.J. Cregg—Danny Concannon on The West Wing. He would appear sporadically on the show throughout its entire netBusfield returned to network television several times during the late 1990s for high-profile shows that never quite caught on with viewers. He was the patriarch of the Byrd clan, which moved from Connecticut to Hawaii in the Steven Bochco-produced The Byrds of Paradise (ABC, 1993–94), and starred as one of a group of former high school jocks still clinging to their glory days in Champs (ABC, 1996) for Ron Howard. (Source:work run. (Source:

Busfield kept a foot on both sides of the camera from 2000 on; directing and executive producing the successful CBS drama Without a Trace (2002–) and appearing occasionally as the wheelchair-using divorce attorney for Anthony LaPaglia's Jack Malone. He also directed episodes of Las Vegas (NBC, 2003–), Damages (FX, 2007–), and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. On the latter, he also co-starred on the short-lived Aaron Sorkin series as Cal Shanley, the occasionally nerve-plagued control director for the program's self-titled show-within-a-show. Though that show was ultimately canceled, despite much marketing as the "next big thing," in 2007, Busfield moved on, serving as executive producer of the Brooke Shields-led drama, Lipstick Jungle (NBC, 2008–2009). (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

Timothy Busfield is a producer, director and Emmy Award-winning actor with over 700 professional credits. As an actor he has been a series regular or recurring character in over 20 series including "For Life", "The Loudest Voice", "Almost Family", "Designated Survivor", "One Dollar", "Thirtysomething", "The West Wing", "Entourage", "Sleepy Hollow", Secrets and Lies", "ED", "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip", "Trapper John, M.D.", "The Byrds of Paradise", "Champs", "Family Ties", "Without A Trace", "The Paper Chase", "Reggie" and "All My Children", and the hit Marvel Podcast "Wastelanders: Old Man Star-Lord" as the title character Star-Lord (AKA Peter Quill) . Timothy has appeared in over 40 television movies and feature films, including "Field of Dreams", "Stripes", "Revenge of the Nerds", "Nerds in Paradise", "Quiz Show", "Sneakers", "Striking Distance", "Little Big League", "First Kid", "National Security", "23 Blast", "Strays", "Trucks", and "One Smart Fellow" which he co-directed, co-wrote, and acted in. Timothy has directed over 150 episodes of television, including "This Is Us" and multiple episodes of "The Fosters" (also directed the pilot), "thirtysomething", "Sports Night", "Damages", "Lipstick Jungle", "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip", "Without A Trace", "Las Vegas", "The Night Shift", "Secrets and Lies", "The Glades", and many more. Timothy has served as a Producing Director on 7 series including "Secrets and Lies", "Mind Games", Lipstick Jungle", "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip", "Without A Trace", "ED", and the mini series "Maneater". In theatre, Timothy has appeared on Broadway twice, most recently as Lt. Daniel Kaffee in Aaron Sorkin's "A Few Good Men." Timothy founded two of America's most successful professional theaters, The Fantasy Theatre (AKA the B Street School Tour) and The B Street Theatre, both in Sacramento, California. Now in their 35th season, the theaters perform annually for over 200,000 children and adults throughout northern California. Timothy has an honorary PhD from Michigan State University. He lives with his wife, television icon and fantastic cook, Melissa Gilbert. (Source: www.imdb.com)

Served in the U.S. Navy, then studied drama at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee, and at the Actor's Theatre of Louisville. After his apprenticeship at ATL, Busfield joined the resident company alongside Chris Cooper, Kathy Bates, Ken Jenkins, and the late Susan Kingsley. (Source: www.imdb.com He was married to Radha Delamarter, with whom he has a son, Wilson. He married, secondly, to Jenny Merwin, sister of Melissa Merwin, who is married to Joshua Malina. Both Malina and Busfield starred in The West Wing (1999). Busfield and Merwin have two children: Daisy and Samuel. Since 2013, Busfield has been married to director-producer, author, and retired actress Melissa Gilbert. (Source:www.imdb.com))

Busfield, who has been interested in standard-bred harness horse racing since the late 1980s, took the cast of Thirtysomething (1987) 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. (Source: www.imdb.com Following Trapper John, M.D. (1979) ended, Busfield and his brother, Buck, created 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. (Source:www.imdb.com))

Timothy Busfield is the Blue Water Film Festival first recipient of the "Golden Mitten" award. The award recognizes "an individual from Michigan that has made a significant mark in the arts and entertainment field" The award was presented in 2011. (Source: www.imdb.com Landed his first professional acting job at age 22 with The Green Mountain Guild's Theatre for Children. In 1981, Busfield moved to New York, where he joined the Circle Repertory Company for their production of Lanford Wilson's "Talley and Son". In 1983, he understudied Matthew Broderick in "Brighton Beach Memoirs" on Broadway in 1983. (Source:www.imdb.com wSince 2013, Busfield has been married to director-producer, author, and retired actress Melissa Gilbert. (Source:ww.imdb.com)))

 

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