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      Timothy Busfield

      Timothy Busfield

      Highest Rated: 88% Field of Dreams (1989)

      Lowest Rated: 7% Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise (1987)

      Birthday: Jun 12, 1957

      Birthplace: Lansing, Michigan, USA

      Character actor Timothy Busfield was already a veteran of two television series by the time he rose to fame with his Emmy-winning performance as Elliot Weston, who struggled with infidelity and his wife's cancer on "thirtysomething" (ABC, 1987-1991). In its wake, Busfield starred and/or guested on several more programs; some notable - "The West Wing" (NBC, 1999-2006) - and others less than memorable - "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" (NBC, 2006-07). In many cases, however, his easygoing flair for both high drama and comedy were often the show's best asset. Along the way, Busfield developed into a dependable TV director and a likable lead in several features and made-for-TV movies.

      Highest rated movies

      Field of Dreams poster Field of Dreams Stripes poster Stripes Sneakers poster Sneakers Revenge of the Nerds poster
      Revenge of the Nerds
      Save the Date poster
      Save the Date
      Restless Virgins poster
      Restless Virgins
      23 Blast poster
      23 Blast
      The Independent poster The Independent

      Photos

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      35% 79% The Independent Tom Mayfield (Character) - 2022
      63% 30% Guest Artist Director,
      Producer
      $7.0K 2019
      36% 66% 23 Blast Jasper A. Duncan (Character) $485.1K 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Nightcomer Marty (Character) - 2013
      40% 24% Restless Virgins Senator Whitman (Character) - 2013
      47% 36% Save the Date Benjie (Character) $3.8K 2012
      No Score Yet 81% Beyond the Blackboard School district's HR representative (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet 34% Maneater Director - 2009
      11% 45% National Security Charlie Reed (Character) $35.8M 2003
      No Score Yet 60% Dead in a Heartbeat Franklin (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet 46% Terminal Error Elliot (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet 43% Wanted Fr. Donnelly (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet 62% Time at the Top Frank Shawson (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Darklings Clayton Shepherd (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Erasable You Brian (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 17% Dream House Richard Connor Thornton (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 80% The Souler Opposite Robert Levin (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet 55% Buffalo Soldiers Maj. Robert Carr (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet 30% Trucks Ray (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet When Secrets Kill Det. Walter Ferrence (Character) - 1997
      20% 32% First Kid Woods (Character) $26.5M 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Unspeakable Matthew Grissom (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Shadow of Evil Det. Walt Keller (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Line of Duty: Kidnapped Pete Honeycutt (Character) - 1995
      33% 53% Little Big League Lou Collins (Character) $12.1M 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder Between Friends John Thorn (Character) - 1994
      17% 35% Striking Distance Tony Sacco (Character) $23.8M 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wall of Silence Ephraim Lipshitz (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fade to Black Professor Del Calvin (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet 53% The Skateboard Kid Frank (Character) - 1993
      80% 80% Sneakers Dick Gordon (Character) $50.6M 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Calendar Girl, Cop, Killer? The Bambi Bembenek Story Fred Schultz (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet 37% Strays Paul Jarrett (Character) - 1991
      88% 86% Field of Dreams Mark (Character) $61.8M 1989
      7% 34% Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise Arnold Poindexter (Character) $25.5M 1987
      71% 73% Revenge of the Nerds Arnold Poindexter (Character) - 1984
      88% 79% Stripes Soldier with mortar (Character) - 1981

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 72% Chicago Med Director 2021-2023
      No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star),
      Director
      2010 2023
      No Score Yet 43% FBI: Most Wanted Director 2022
      No Score Yet 63% FBI Director 2021
      86% 73% For Life Henry Roswell (Character) 2020-2021
      93% 47% The Conners Director 2020
      32% 93% Almost Family Ron Doyle (Guest Star) 2019-2020
      54% 94% Dolly Parton's Heartstrings Logan Cantrell (Character) 2019
      78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Daniel Carter (Guest Star),
      Director
      2011 2019
      No Score Yet 70% The Rookie Director 2018
      71% 53% Designated Survivor Dr. Adam Louden (Guest Star),
      Director
      2018
      86% 84% Graceland Director 2015
      35% 74% Secrets and Lies Unknown (Guest Star),
      Director
      2015
      No Score Yet 78% The Night Shift Shane (Guest Star) 2015
      74% 74% Sleepy Hollow Unknown (Guest Star) 2014-2015
      28% 42% Mind Games Director 2014
      68% 78% The Client List Director 2012-2013
      67% 66% Revolution Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
      61% 84% Franklin & Bash Director 2012
      No Score Yet 83% Blue Bloods Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
      74% 73% The Defenders Director 2010
      71% 81% No Ordinary Family Director 2010
      16% No Score Yet The Deep End Director 2010
      No Score Yet 87% Lie to Me Director 2009
      65% 83% Entourage TV Director (Guest Star) 2005 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Maneater Director 2009
      19% 100% Lipstick Jungle Executive Producer 2008-2009
      65% No Score Yet The Ex List Director 2008
      74% 93% Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Cal Shanley (Character) 2006-2007
      75% 95% The West Wing Danny Concannon (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      1999-2000 2002-2003 2005-2006
      No Score Yet 66% Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star),
      Director
      2004-2006
      20% No Score Yet Summerland Director 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ed Unknown (Guest Star) 2002 2004
      96% 57% Joan of Arcadia Director 2004
      83% No Score Yet That's Life Director 2002
      90% 92% Sports Night Director 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Champs Tom McManus (Character) 1996
      No Score Yet 100% The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1995
      60% No Score Yet The Byrds of Paradise Sam Byrd (Character) 1994
      83% No Score Yet thirtysomething Elliot Weston (Character) 1987-1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Dr. John 'J.T.' McIntyre (Character) 1984-1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
      No Score Yet 85% Family Ties Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Danny Director