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: 59
Highest Metascore: 79 White Collar: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 36 Outlaw: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24
24 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
48 Secrets and Lies: Season 1 Mar 1, 2015 Director / Executive Producer 7.5
45 The Night Shift: Season 1 May 27, 2014 Director 7.5
44 Mind Games (2014): Season 1 Feb 25, 2014 Director / Executive Producer 7.2
69 The Fosters: Season 1 Jun 3, 2013 Director 7.9
64 Revolution: Season 1 Sep 17, 2012 Dr. Ethan Camp 5.8
44 The Client List: Season 1 Apr 8, 2012 Director 6.5
59 Against The Wall: Season 1 Jul 31, 2011 Director 8.0
tbd Love Bites: Season 1 Jun 2, 2011 Director 7.0
56 Franklin & Bash : Season 1 Jun 1, 2011 Director 7.1
64 Lie to Me: Season 1 May 9, 2011 Director 8.5
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
38 The Deep End: Season 1 Jan 20, 2010 Director 7.4
79 White Collar: Season 1 Oct 23, 2009 Director 8.9
tbd Childrens' Hospital: Season 1 Dec 8, 2008 Director 7.2
61 The Ex List: Season 1 Oct 3, 2008 Director 8.4
66 Canterbury's Law: Season 1 Mar 10, 2008 Director 6.0
40 Lipstick Jungle: Season 1 Feb 7, 2008 Director / Executive Producer 5.2
75 Damages: Season 1 Jul 24, 2007 Director 8.5
75 Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip: Season 1 Sep 18, 2006 Cal Shanley / Director / Producer 8.3
59 Psych: Season 1 Jul 7, 2006 Director 9.1
tbd Without a Trace: Season 4 Sep 29, 2005 Director 7.0
tbd The West Wing: Season 7 Sep 25, 2005 Danny Concannon 7.7
tbd Without a Trace: Season 3 Sep 23, 2004 Director 7.0
tbd Summerland: Season 1 Jun 1, 2004 Director 7.0
tbd American Dreams: Season 2 Sep 28, 2003 Writer tbd
tbd Miss Match: Season 1 Sep 26, 2003 Director tbd
79 Joan of Arcadia: Season 1 Sep 26, 2003 Director 9.0