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Balthazar Getty

Highest Rated:   80% MacArthur Park (2001)
Lowest Rated:   0% Run for the Money (2002)
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Birthplace:   Los Angeles, California, USA
Often playing characters with a sensitive demeanor lurking beneath a brooding surface, Balthazar Getty is an actor whose offscreen life has boasted as much drama as his onscreen work. Born in Los Angeles, CA, on January 22, 1975, Balthazar Getty's father was John Paul Getty III, the grandson of famous oil tycoon J. Paul Getty, and a notorious figure in his own right after his ear was cut off by kidnappers in 1973. John Paul Getty III suffered a debilitating drug overdose in 1980 which left him in a wheelchair, and in time he and his wife Gisela Zacher split up; Gisela remarried in 1988, to wedding translator and musician Olaf Kraemar. In 1989, a casting agent spotted young Balthazar Getty in his art class at school, and invited him to audition for a film role. Getty was then cast in the 1990 film adaptation of Lord of the Flies as Ralph, the child who struggles against the baser impulses which have overtaken his peers. Due to extensive post-production work on Lord of the Flies, Getty's second film -- a made-for-cable adaptation of The Turn of the Screw -- actually appeared first, but his work in Flies was well received and it wasn't long before more and bigger roles came his way. Getty won key roles in smaller independent projects such as Dead Beat and Where the Day Takes You as well as bigger-budget films, including Natural Born Killers, White Squall, and Lost Highway. However, the lure of the Hollywood high life took its toll as Getty's star rose; his family had a history of drug abuse, and Getty himself became addicted to heroin, only narrowly avoiding arrest in the fall of 1998, according to published reports. After this incident, Getty made a new commitment to health, and after kicking his habit began working steadily again in 2000 and 2001, appearing in the acclaimed independent films The Center of the World, MacArthur Park, and Four Dogs Playing Poker; Getty also tried his hand at working behind the scenes, serving as both star and executive producer of Shadow Hours. Getty took on the role of male witch Rich Montana in a guest-starring role on the television series Charmed (2003), and found more television success playing Agent Thomas Grace on ABC's popular prime time drama Alias (2005). He also worked in the ABC prime time drama Brothers & Sisters (2006) playing Thomas "Tommy" Walker, the second child of five.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
50% #Horror
  • Actor
2015
47% The Judge
  • Deputy Hanson
$35.7M 2014
41% Big Sur
  • Michael McClure
$36.4k 2013
43% Mercy
  • Drunk Guy at Party
2010
No Score Yet West of Brooklyn
  • Actor
2009
33% The Tripper
  • Jimmy
2007
57% Feast
  • Bozo
2006
No Score Yet Slingshot
  • Taylor
2005
40% Ladder 49
  • Ray Gauquin
$74.5M 2004
3% Deuces Wild
  • Jimmy Pockets
$6.1M 2002
0% Run for the Money
  • Eddoe
2002
34% The Center of the World
  • Brian Pivano
2001
80% MacArthur Park
  • Steve
2001
No Score Yet Sol Goode
  • Sol Goode
2001
No Score Yet Four Dogs Playing Poker
  • Julian
2000
14% Shadow Hours
  • Producer
  • Michael Holloway
2000
No Score Yet Out in Fifty
  • Lefty
1999
No Score Yet Big City Blues
  • Walter
1999
No Score Yet Fait Accompli
  • Actor
1998
60% Lost Highway
  • Pete Dayton
1997
No Score Yet Habitat
  • Andreas Symes
1997
60% White Squall
  • Tod Johnstone
1996
18% Judge Dredd
  • Olmeyer
1995
No Score Yet Terrified
  • Actor
1995
46% Natural Born Killers
  • Gas Station Attendant
1994
No Score Yet Dead Beat
  • Rudy
1994
No Score Yet Don't Do It
  • Jake
1994
No Score Yet Red Hot
  • Alexi
1993
80% Where the Day Takes You
  • Little J
1992
33% The Pope Must Die(t)
  • Joe Don
1991
33% My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys
  • Jud Meadows
1991
No Score Yet December
  • Allister
1991
35% Young Guns II
  • Tom O'Folliard
1990
63% Lord of the Flies
  • Ralph
1989
No Score Yet The Turn of the Screw
  • Actor
1989

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
81% When We Rise
2016
  • David
  • 2017
No Score Yet House of Lies
2012-2016
  • Zaninno
  • 2014
No Score Yet Brothers & Sisters
2006-2011
  • Thomas Walker Tommy Walker Tommy
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
  • Walton Dawkins
  • 2010
No Score Yet Rizzoli & Isles
2010-2016
  • Actor
  • 2010
No Score Yet Medium
2005-2011
  • Actor
  • 2009
No Score Yet Alias
2001-2006
  • Thomas Grace
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet Ghost Whisperer
2005-2010
  • Michael Adams
  • 2005
No Score Yet Charmed
1998-2006
  • Richard
  • 2004
  • 2003

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