Timothy Busfield Biography
Birthday: June 12, 1957 (Gemini)
Born In: Lansing, Michigan
Timothy Busfield is an actor, director, producer, and writer who garnered international popularity for playing Elliot Weston in the hit television series ‘Thirtysomething’. His other memorable performances include those of Dr. John 'J.T.' McIntyre in the medical drama ‘Trapper John, M.D.’; Mark, the brother-in-law of Kevin Costner’s character in ‘Field of Dreams’; and Danny Concannon in Aaron Sorkin’s ‘The West Wing’. A Michigan native, Busfield began to harbor acting aspirations early in his life. As his father was a drama professor, he received a decent education in theatre, and after he completed his education, he started working as a stage professional. In 1981, he debuted as an actor in the war comedy ‘Stripes’. He followed it up with his first television role as Mark Potter in the situational comedy ‘Reggie’. In the next few years, Busfield honed his craft by continuing to play small roles before landing his first starring role on television as Dr. John 'J.T.' McIntyre. Active for more than three decades as an actor, he made his debut as a director with several episodes of his Emmy-Award-winning show ‘Thirtysomething’. Busfield has maintained a parallel stage career alongside his illustrious film and television career and has won numerous awards, both for his performances on screen and stage. In the mid-1980s, he founded the California-based 501c3 non-profit theatres ‘B Street Theatre’ and ‘Fantasy Theatre for Children’.