Timothy Busfield

Actor | Producer | Director
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KNOWN FOR 
The West Wing (1999-2006) | Thirtysomething (1987-1991) | Field of Dreams (1989)
AWARDS 
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 5 nominations More »
AKA 
Tim Busfield
NICKNAME  
Tim
BORN 
Jun 12, 1957 (age 60)
HEIGHT 
5' 10" (1.78m)
AGE RANGE *
Performs ages 45-60
GUILDS *
AFTRA | AEA | SAG | DGA  Less
ETHNICITY *
Caucasian
HAIR *
Red (Chin Length)
EYES *
Green
WEIGHT *
170 lbs
PHYSIQUE *
Average
ACCENTS *
Southern | British | Irish | Scottish | Midwest | Australian  Less
DANCE *
Modern | Club/Freestyle | Disco | Ballroom | Salsa  Less
* Starred info submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume (has not been verified by IMDb).

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Television in Production (1 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNTSTATUS
  • Primary photo for Designated SurvivorDesignated Survivor (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 2018 )  Less 2018 1 Released
Past Film & Video (21 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
Past Television (90 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for The Night ShiftThe Night Shift (TV Series) Director ( 7 episodes, 2015–2017 ) , Shane ( 1 episode, 2015 )  Less 2015–2017 7
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  • Primary photo for NashvilleNashville (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 2017 )  Less 2017 1
  • Primary photo for This Is UsThis Is Us (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 2017 )  Less 2017 1
  • Primary photo for AquariusAquarius (TV Series) Director ( 2 episodes, 2016 )  Less 2016 2
  • Primary photo for Second ChanceSecond Chance (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 2016 )  Less 2016 1
  • Primary photo for RosewoodRosewood (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 2015 )  Less 2015 1
  • Primary photo for GracelandGraceland (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 2015 )  Less 2015 1
  • Primary photo for Secrets and LiesSecrets and Lies (TV Series) Executive Producer ( 10 episodes, 2015 ) , John Garner ( 4 episodes, 2015 ) , Director ( 2 episodes, 2015 )  Less 2015 10
    • The Lie (May 3, 2015) John Garner, Director, Executive Producer  Less
    • The Mother (Apr 26, 2015) Executive Producer  Less
    • The Son (Apr 19, 2015) John Garner, Executive Producer  Less
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  • Primary photo for Sleepy HollowSleepy Hollow (TV Series) Benjamin Franklin ( 3 episodes, 2014–2015 )  Less 2014–2015 3
  • Primary photo for Mind GamesMind Games (TV Series) Executive Producer ( 11 episodes, 2014 ) , Director ( 2 episodes, 2014 )  Less 2014 11
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  • Primary photo for Childrens HospitalChildrens Hospital (TV Series) Director ( 2 episodes, 2013 ) , Dr. Bloomfield ( 1 episode, 2012 )  Less 2012–2013 3
  • Primary photo for PerceptionPerception (TV Series) George ( 1 episode, 2013 )  Less 2013 1
  • Primary photo for The FostersThe Fosters (TV Series) Director ( 2 episodes, 2013 )  Less 2013 2
  • Primary photo for The Client ListThe Client List (TV Series) Director ( 3 episodes, 2012–2013 )  Less 2012–2013 3
  • Primary photo for RevolutionRevolution (TV Series) Dr. Ethan Camp ( 1 episode, 2013 )  Less 2013 1
  • Primary photo for Restless VirginsRestless Virgins (TV Movie) Senator Whitman  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Wedding BandWedding Band (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 2013 )  Less 2013 1
  • Primary photo for The Mob DoctorThe Mob Doctor (TV Series) David Ellis ( 2 episodes, 2012–2013 )  Less 2012–2013 2
  • Primary photo for Franklin & BashFranklin & Bash (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 2012 )  Less 2012 1
    • Viper (Jun 12, 2012) Director  Less
  • Primary photo for Breaking InBreaking In (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 2012 )  Less 2012 1
  • Primary photo for PsychPsych (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 2012 )  Less 2012 1
  • Primary photo for Blue BloodsBlue Bloods (TV Series) Charles Bynes ( 1 episode, 2012 )  Less 2012 1
  • Primary photo for Law & Order: Special Victims UnitLaw & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series) Daniel Carter ( 1 episode, 2011 )  Less 2011 1
  • Primary photo for Against the WallAgainst the Wall (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 2011 )  Less 2011 1
  • Primary photo for DamagesDamages (TV Series) Director ( 5 episodes, 2007–2011 )  Less 2007–2011 5
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  • Primary photo for The GladesThe Glades (TV Series) Director ( 3 episodes, 2010–2011 )  Less 2010–2011 3
  • Primary photo for Love BitesLove Bites (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 2011 )  Less 2011 1
  • Primary photo for Beyond the BlackboardBeyond the Blackboard (TV Movie) School district's HR representative  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for NormalNormal (TV Movie) Director  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for The DefendersThe Defenders (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 2010 )  Less 2010 1
  • Primary photo for No Ordinary FamilyNo Ordinary Family (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 2010 )  Less 2010 1
  • Primary photo for OutlawOutlaw (TV Series) District Attorney Mereta ( 1 episode, 2010 ) , Director ( 1 episode, 2010 )  Less 2010 2
  • Primary photo for MercyMercy (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 2010 )  Less 2010 1
  • Primary photo for Law & OrderLaw & Order (TV Series) Ray Backlund ( 1 episode, 2010 )  Less 2010 1
  • Primary photo for The Deep EndThe Deep End (TV Series) Director ( 2 episodes, 2010 )  Less 2010 2
  • Primary photo for White CollarWhite Collar (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 2009 )  Less 2009 1
  • Primary photo for Lie to MeLie to Me (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 2009 )  Less 2009 1
    • Honey (Oct 19, 2009) Director  Less
  • Primary photo for ManeaterManeater (TV Mini-series) Co-Executive Producer ( 2 episodes, 2009 ) , Director ( 2 episodes, 2009 )  Less 2009 2
    • Part 2 (May 31, 2009) Director, Co-Executive Producer  Less
    • Part 1 (May 30, 2009) Director, Co-Executive Producer  Less
  • Primary photo for Lipstick JungleLipstick Jungle (TV Series) Executive Producer ( 17 episodes, 2008–2009 ) , Director ( 8 episodes, 2008 )  Less 2008–2009 18
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  • Primary photo for The Ex ListThe Ex List (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 2008 )  Less 2008 1
    • Pilot (Oct 3, 2008) Director  Less
  • Primary photo for Canterbury's LawCanterbury's Law (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 2008 )  Less 2008 1
  • Primary photo for Las VegasLas Vegas (TV Series) Director ( 8 episodes, 2003–2007 )  Less 2003–2007 8
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  • Primary photo for Studio 60 on the Sunset StripStudio 60 on the Sunset Strip (TV Series) Cal Shanley ( 22 episodes, 2006–2007 ) , Consultant ( 20 episodes, 2006–2007 ) , Director ( 6 episodes, 2006–2007 )  Less 2006–2007 22
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  • Primary photo for Without a TraceWithout a Trace (TV Series) Co-Executive Producer ( 47 episodes, 2004–2006 ) , Director ( 8 episodes, 2004–2006 ) , Ed Felder ( 3 episodes, 2004 )  Less 2004–2006 47
    • Crossroads (May 18, 2006) Co-Executive Producer  Less
    • White Balance (May 11, 2006) Co-Executive Producer  Less
    • Requiem (May 4, 2006) Co-Executive Producer  Less
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  • Primary photo for The West WingThe West Wing (TV Series) Danny Concannon ( 28 episodes, 1999–2006 )  Less 1999–2006 28
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  • Primary photo for EntourageEntourage (TV Series) TV Director ( 1 episode, 2005 )  Less 2005 1
  • Primary photo for SummerlandSummerland (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 2004 )  Less 2004 1
  • Primary photo for Good Girls Don't...Good Girls Don't... (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 2004 )  Less 2004 1
  • Primary photo for EdEd (TV Series) Co-Executive Producer ( 38 episodes, 2001–2003 ) , Director ( 9 episodes, 2001–2003 ) , Supervising Producer ( 6 episodes, 2002 ) , Lloyd Stevens ( 3 episodes, 2002–2004 )  Less 2001–2004 45
    • Best Wishes (Jan 30, 2004) Lloyd Stevens  Less
    • The Decision (Apr 11, 2003) Co-Executive Producer  Less
    • The Movie (Apr 4, 2003) Director, Co-Executive Producer  Less
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  • Primary photo for Joan of ArcadiaJoan of Arcadia (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 2004 )  Less 2004 1
    • Jump (Jan 9, 2004) Director  Less
  • Primary photo for Miss MatchMiss Match (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 2003 )  Less 2003 1
  • Primary photo for American DreamsAmerican Dreams (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 2003 )  Less 2003 1
  • Primary photo for Stuck in the Middle with YouStuck in the Middle with You (TV Movie) Actor  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for The Lyon's DenThe Lyon's Den (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 2003 )  Less 2003 1
    • Pilot (Sep 28, 2003) Director  Less
  • Primary photo for Dead in a HeartbeatDead in a Heartbeat (TV Movie) Franklin  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for That's LifeThat's Life (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 2002 )  Less 2002 1
  • Primary photo for DannyDanny (TV Series) Director  Less 2001– 
  • Primary photo for Lizzie McGuireLizzie McGuire (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 2001 )  Less 2001 1
  • Primary photo for First YearsFirst Years (TV Series) Director  Less 2001– 
  • Primary photo for Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI FamilyCover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family (TV Series) Det. Mackowitz ( 1 episode, 2001 )  Less 2001 1
  • Primary photo for Rude AwakeningRude Awakening (TV Series) Director ( 4 episodes, 2000–2001 ) , John ( 1 episode, 2000 )  Less 2000–2001 4
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  • Primary photo for Sports NightSports Night (TV Series) Director ( 2 episodes, 2000 )  Less 2000 2
  • Primary photo for The DarklingsThe Darklings (TV Movie) Clayton Shepherd  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for Dream HouseDream House (TV Movie) Richard Connor Thornton  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for Carson's Vertical SuburbiaCarson's Vertical Suburbia (TV Movie) Henry  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for Buffalo SoldiersBuffalo Soldiers (TV Movie) Maj. Robert Carr  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for TrucksTrucks (TV Movie) Ray  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for What's Right with AmericaWhat's Right with America (TV Movie) Gordon  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for When Secrets KillWhen Secrets Kill (TV Movie) Det. Walter Ferrence  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for Tracey Takes On...Tracey Takes On... (TV Series) Businessman #2 ( 1 episode, 1997 )  Less 1997 1
    • Food (Mar 12, 1997) Businessman #2  Less
  • Primary photo for The UnspeakableThe Unspeakable (TV Movie) Matthew Grissom  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for ChampsChamps (TV Series) Tom McManus ( 12 episodes, 1996 )  Less 1996 12
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  • Primary photo for Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of SupermanLois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (TV Series) Spy Guy ( 1 episode, 1996 )  Less 1996 1
    • Seconds (Feb 25, 1996) Spy Guy (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Outer LimitsThe Outer Limits (TV Series) Dr. Jon Holland ( 1 episode, 1995 )  Less 1995 1
  • Primary photo for Kidnapped: In the Line of DutyKidnapped: In the Line of Duty (TV Movie) Pete Honeycutt  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for In the Shadow of EvilIn the Shadow of Evil (TV Movie) Det. Walt Keller  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for The Byrds of ParadiseThe Byrds of Paradise (TV Series) Sam Byrd ( 12 episodes, 1994 )  Less 1994 12
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  • Primary photo for Murder Between FriendsMurder Between Friends (TV Movie) John Thorn  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for Screen OneScreen One (TV Series) Ephraim Lipshitz ( 1 episode, 1993 )  Less 1993 1
  • Primary photo for Fade to BlackFade to Black (TV Movie) Professor Del Calvin  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for Calendar Girl, Cop, Killer? The Bambi Bembenek StoryCalendar Girl, Cop, Killer? The Bambi Bembenek Story (TV Movie) Fred Schultz  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for StraysStrays (TV Movie) Paul Jarrett  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for ThirtysomethingThirtysomething (TV Series) Elliot Weston ( 85 episodes, 1987–1991 ) , Director ( 3 episodes, 1990–1991 )  Less 1987–1991 85
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  • Primary photo for MatlockMatlock (TV Series) Adam Gardner ( 1 episode, 1987 )  Less 1987 1
  • Primary photo for Family TiesFamily Ties (TV Series) Young Matt / Doug ( 3 episodes, 1984–1986 )  Less 1984–1986 3
  • Primary photo for Trapper John, M.D.Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series) Dr. John 'J.T.' McIntyre ( 39 episodes, 1984–1986 )  Less 1984–1986 39
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  • Primary photo for HotelHotel (TV Series) Robert Bianca ( 1 episode, 1985 )  Less 1985 1
  • Primary photo for The Paper ChaseThe Paper Chase (TV Series) Barrett ( 1 episode, 1984 )  Less 1984 1
  • Primary photo for After MASHAfter MASH (TV Series) Prentiss ( 1 episode, 1984 )  Less 1984 1
    • C.Y.A. (Jan 9, 1984) Prentiss  Less
  • Primary photo for ReggieReggie (TV Series) Mark Potter ( 6 episodes, 1983 )  Less 1983 6
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Self (27 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Field of Dreams: 25 Years LaterField of Dreams: 25 Years Later (TV Movie) Self  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for EntourageEntourage (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 2009 )  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Last Call with Carson DalyLast Call with Carson Daly (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 1 episode, 2007 )  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for The Naked Brothers Band: The MovieThe Naked Brothers Band: The Movie Himself  Less 2005 $900K
  • Primary photo for Field of Dreams: Passing Along the PastimeField of Dreams: Passing Along the Pastime (Video) Himself  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Celebrity Poker ShowdownCelebrity Poker Showdown (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 2003–2004 )  Less 2003–2004
  • Primary photo for A League of Ordinary GentlemenA League of Ordinary Gentlemen Himself - Actor / Producer  Less 2004 $18K / —
  • Primary photo for I Love the '80s Strikes BackI Love the '80s Strikes Back (TV Series) Himself  Less 2003– 
  • Primary photo for I Love the '80sI Love the '80s (TV Series) Himself  Less 2002– 
  • Primary photo for Page to ScreenPage to Screen (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode )  Less 2002– 
  • Primary photo for Inside 'thirtysomething'Inside 'thirtysomething' (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for Intimate PortraitIntimate Portrait (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2000 )  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for Celebrity ProfileCelebrity Profile (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1998 )  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for The 'Field of Dreams' ScrapbookThe 'Field of Dreams' Scrapbook (Video) Himself  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for Late Night with Conan O'BrienLate Night with Conan O'Brien (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 2 episodes, 1995–1996 )  Less 1995–1996
  • Primary photo for ESPY AwardsESPY Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for The Arsenio Hall ShowThe Arsenio Hall Show (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 1 episode, 1992 )  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy AwardsThe 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Winner  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for The 42nd Annual Primetime Emmy AwardsThe 42nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Nominee  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny CarsonThe Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 2 episodes, 1989 )  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for The 41st Annual Primetime Emmy AwardsThe 41st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Nominee  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for Saturday Night LiveSaturday Night Live (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1989 )  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for Late Night with David LettermanLate Night with David Letterman (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 1 episode, 1989 )  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for The Pat Sajak ShowThe Pat Sajak Show (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 1 episode, 1989 )  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for Don't Divorce the ChildrenDon't Divorce the Children (TV Movie) Narrator (voice)  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for The 40th Annual Primetime Emmy AwardsThe 40th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Nominee  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for The 14th Annual People's Choice AwardsThe 14th Annual People's Choice Awards (TV Special) Himself - Accepting Award for Favourite New Television Drama  Less 1988
Archive Footage (2 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Sleepy HollowSleepy Hollow (TV Series) Benjamin Franklin ( 1 episode, 2014 )  Less 2014
    • Deliverance (Nov 3, 2014) Benjamin Franklin (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Retrosexual: The 80'sRetrosexual: The 80's (TV Mini-series) Self  Less 2004– 
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Education (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

FORMAL EDUCATIONYEARCITY/STATE
  • Michigan State University * – PHD 2013 East Lansing, MI
  • East Tennessee State University * – none 1979 Johnson City, TN
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