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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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Past Film & Video (21 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Past Television (90 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • 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 The Night ShiftThe Night Shift (TV Series) Director (5 episodes, 2015–2016), Shane (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015–2016 5
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  • 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 (8 episodes, 2014), Director (2 episodes, 2014)  Less 2014 8
    • N.D.E. (Aug 5, 2014) Director, Executive Producer  Less
    • The Sweet Science (Jul 29, 2014) Executive Producer  Less
    • Royal Fiasco (Jul 22, 2014) Executive Producer  Less
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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)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Archive Footage (2 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • 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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