Timothy Busfield


Born in East Lansing, Michigan, Timothy Busfield is best known for his role as Elliot Weston on the television series, “Thirtysomething” and his recurring role as Danny Concannon in the series “The West Wing.” He first began his career in theatre with The Green Mountain Guild’s Theatre for Children, touring Vermont. He then went on to the famed Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, where he was a company member with Academy Award winners Chris Cooper and Kathy Bates and Pulitzer Prize winners Marsha Norman and Robert Schenkkan. As a theatre actor he has appeared professionally in over 70 plays including two stops on Broadway in “Brighton Beach Memoirs” and the lead role in Aaron Sorkin’s “A Few Good Men.” He joined Circle Repertory Company with company members William Hurt and Pulitzer Prize winners Lanford Wilson and Sam Shepard. Regional credits also include The Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles and The Long Wharf theatre in New Haven, CT. He has also appeared in Vigil at the Westport Country Playhouse for Artistic Director Joanne Woodward and was nominated for the Connecticut Outer Circle Critics Award for Best Actor in a play. Later, he founded Theatre for Children, Incorporated and the school touring The Fantasy Theatre while finishing his run on the long running TV show Trapper John, M.D. With the promise of support from school superintendents in Sacramento, Solano, San Joaquin and Contra Costa counties, Timothy then chose to move to Sacramento, to follow his dream of creating a theatre company dedicated to bringing professional theatre to children. Now celebrating its’ 25rd season, The Fantasy Theatre has performed professional theatre for over 3 million California children and received over 10 thousand plays written by children ages 7 through 14. In 1992, Timothy co-founded the highly awarded B Street Theatre in Sacramento with his brother Buck as a companion to The Fantasy Theatre. Since inception, The B Street Theatre and B2 have developed new works by Aaron Sorkin, James McClure, Joe DiPietro, Jane Martin, and Buck Busfield among many others. The B Street Theatre has also received countless awards as Sacramento’s top professional playhouse as well as many acting honors including the Bay Area Dramalogue Award for Best Ensemble Cast for B Street’s production of “Below The Belt,” starring Timothy Busfield, Kurt Johnson, and Ken Ruta. As an actor Timothy has appeared in 20 films including “Stripes,” “Revenge of the Nerds” (Part ONE and TWO), “Field of Dreams,” “Sneakers,” “Quiz Show,” “Striking Distance,” “Little Big League,” and “First Kid.” In his 29th consecutive year of network television, Timothy has over 425 credits to his name and has appeared as a regular or recurring character in thirteen TV shows including “All My Children,” “Reggie” (with Richard Mulligan), “Family Ties,” “Trapper John, M.D.,” “thirty something” (Emmy Award for Supporting Actor in a Drama), Steven Bochco’s “The Byrds of Paradise,” “Champs,” “First Years,” “The West Wing,” “ED,” “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip,” “Without A Trace,” and HBO’s hit series “Entourage.” He also has starred in over 15 TV movies. As a TV producer Timothy has served on such shows as “ED,” “Without A Trace,” “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip,” “Lipstick Jungle” and the Lifetime hit mini-series “Maneater.” His directing credits include over 80 episodes of TV, listing among many others “thirty something,” “Children’s Hospital,” “The Client List,” “Sports Night,” “ED,” “Without A Trace,” “Las Vegas,” “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip,” “Damages,” “Joan of Arcadia,” “White Collar,” “Lie to Me,” the mini-series “Maneater” and ABC Family’s pilot “The Fosters” which was picked up to series this 2013 year. Timothy is currently an executive producer on ABC’s series “Mind Games.”

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Revenge of the Nerds 30th Anniversary
Saturday, February 8th, 8:30pm, The Castro Theatre BUY TICKETS