Timothy Busfield

Biography: Timothy Busfield was born in Lansing Michigan. His mother, Jean was the director for Michigan State University Press, and his father, Roger once taught theater arts in university.

He attended East Tennessee State University, where he appeared in his first production as Puck, in Robin Goodfellow a children's version of A Midsummer Night's Dream. He apprenticed at the Louisville Kentucky Actor's Theatre. He also traveled and performed in Europe in a New York rendition of Getting Out. He continued to work in theater in New York, including being the understudy for Matthew Broderick in Neil Simon's Broadway production Brighton Beach Memoir along with A Few Good Men, and Founder. He also started his own non-profit business, Fantasy Theatre, a company of five actors who solicited plays from California school children, ages 7-14. Timothy picked out the best, re-wrote them and had his group perform them for elementary and junior high schools. Busfield was a young actor when he
Timothy Busfield was born in Lansing Michigan. His mother, Jean was the director for Michigan State University Press, and his father, Roger once taught theater arts in university.

He attended East Tennessee State University, where he appeared in his first production as Puck, in Robin Goodfellow a children's version of A Midsummer Night's Dream. He apprenticed at the Louisville Kentucky Actor's Theatre. He also traveled and performed in Europe in a New York rendition of Getting Out. He continued to work in theater in New York, including being the understudy for Matthew Broderick in Neil Simon's Broadway production Brighton Beach Memoir along with A Few Good Men, and Founder. He also started his own non-profit business, Fantasy Theatre, a company of five actors who solicited plays from California school children, ages 7-14. Timothy picked out the best, re-wrote them and had his group perform them for elementary and junior high schools.

Busfield was a young actor when he first appeared on television as Richard Mulligan's son on the sitcom, Reggie (1983). He followed up by joining the cast of the medical drama, Trapper John, M.D. (1979-86) for its last two seasons. Tim Busfield has also appeared in such TV-movies as Strays (1991), and the interesting drama Murder Between Friends (1994). His most notable Television series role was as Elliot Weston on the ABC series thirtysomething from 1987 - 1991. He was nominated for an Emmy every year the show aired, and won one for Best Supporting Actor in 1991. Tim Busfield is a diverse actor who can play the irresponsible guy to the caring family man.

In addition to acting, Busfield has directed many television shows from thirtysomething to Ed and First Years. Timothy held a recurring role on the series The West Wing for its entire run and is starring in Sorkin/Schlamme's new TV endeavor; Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.

Timothy has been married twice: Radha Delamarter, an actress and director (until 1986) and Jennifer Merwin, a fashion designer, whom he married in 1988 but who started divorce proceedings in 2007.

He has three children: Wilson (or Willy), (b. 1982)from his marriage to Radha, and Daisy (b. 1989) and Samuel (b. 1991), from his marriage to Jennifer.
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Timothy Busfield's Scores

Average career score: 60
Highest Metascore: 81 Damages: Season 3
Lowest Metascore: 36 Outlaw: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 27
  2. Negative: 3 out of 27
27 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Aquarius: Season 2 Jun 16, 2016 Director 7.9
tbd The Night Shift: Season 3 Jun 1, 2016 Director 8.7
37 Rosewood: Season 1 Sep 23, 2015 Director 5.0
tbd Graceland: Season 3 Jun 25, 2015 Director 8.0
48 Secrets and Lies: Season 1 Mar 1, 2015 Director / Executive Producer 7.7
tbd The Night Shift: Season 2 Feb 23, 2015 Director 9.4
45 The Night Shift: Season 1 May 27, 2014 Director 7.8
44 Mind Games (2014): Season 1 Feb 25, 2014 Director / Executive Producer 7.2
tbd Childrens' Hospital: Season 5 Jul 25, 2013 Director 3.5
69 The Fosters: Season 1 Jun 3, 2013 Director 8.2
tbd The Client List: Season 2 Mar 10, 2013 Director 4.0
64 Revolution: Season 1 Sep 17, 2012 Dr. Ethan Camp 5.8
tbd Franklin & Bash : Season 2 Jun 5, 2012 Director 7.6
44 The Client List: Season 1 Apr 8, 2012 Director 6.7
tbd Psych: Season 6 Oct 12, 2011 Director 8.3
59 Against The Wall: Season 1 Jul 31, 2011 Director 8.0
78 Damages: Season 4 Jul 13, 2011 Director 7.4
tbd The Glades: Season 2 Jun 5, 2011 Director 5.6
tbd Love Bites: Season 1 Jun 2, 2011 Director 7.0
65 No Ordinary Family: Season 1 Sep 28, 2010 Director 6.7
65 The Defenders: Season 1 Sep 22, 2010 Director 7.4
36 Outlaw: Season 1 Sep 15, 2010 Director 4.3
64 The Glades: Season 1 Jul 11, 2010 Director 7.2
81 Damages: Season 3 Jan 25, 2010 Director 8.9
38 The Deep End: Season 1 Jan 20, 2010 Director 7.4
79 White Collar: Season 1 Oct 23, 2009 Director 8.9
tbd Lie to Me: Season 2 Sep 28, 2009 Director 8.1
64 Lie to Me: Season 1 Jan 21, 2009 Director 8.8
tbd Childrens' Hospital: Season 1 Dec 8, 2008 Director 7.5
61 The Ex List: Season 1 Oct 3, 2008 Director 8.4