Timothy Busfield

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Timothy Busfield
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Birth name Timothy C. Busfield
Born June 12, 1957 in Lansing, Michigan, USA
Notable Roles thirtysomething: Elliot Weston
The West Wing: Danny Concannon
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip: Cal Shanley
Notable Episodes
Awards 1 Emmy
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Timothy Busfield is an American actor and director who first gained fame from the Revenge of the Nerds movies. When his career shifted to television, Busfield became an acclaimed actor and director who has worked on shows like thirtysomething, The West Wing and Ed.

Contents

Biography

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Reggie Mark Potter 1983 1
Trapper John, M.D. J.T. McIntyre 1984–1986 6 7
thirtysomething Elliot Weston 1987–1991 1 2 3 4
The Byrds of Paradise Sam Byrd 1994 1
Champs Tom McManus 1996 1
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Cal Shanley 2006–2007 1

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
The Paper Chase 2x01 - Birthday Party February 22, 1983
Family Ties Doug 3x02 - Little Man on Campus October 4, 1984
Family Ties Doug 3x08 - Best Man November 15, 1984
Hotel Robert Bianca 3x03 - Imperfect Union October 9, 1985
Family Ties Young Matt 5x04 - My Back Pages October 31, 1986
Matlock Adam Gardner 1x15 - The Rat Pack January 20, 1987
The Outer Limits (1995) Dr. Jon Holland 1x10 - Under the Bed May 26, 1995
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Spy Guy 3x17 - Seconds February 25, 1996
Tracey Takes On... Businessman #2 2x08 - Food March 12, 1997
The West Wing Danny Concannon 1x03 - A Proportional Response October 6, 1999
The West Wing Danny Concannon 1x07 - The State Dinner November 10, 1999
The West Wing Danny Concannon 1x02 - Enemies November 17, 1999
The West Wing Danny Concannon 1x03 - The Short List November 24, 1999
The West Wing Danny Concannon 1x10 - In Excelsis Deo December 15, 1999
The West Wing Danny Concannon 1x12 - He Shall, from Time to Time January 12, 2000
The West Wing Danny Concannon 1x13 - Take Out the Trash Day January 26, 2000
The West Wing Danny Concannon 1x15 - Celestial Navigation February 16, 2000
The West Wing Danny Concannon 1x17 - The White House Pro-Am March 22, 2000
The West Wing Danny Concannon 1x18 - Six Meetings Before Lunch April 5, 2000
The West Wing Danny Concannon 1x19 - Let Bartlet Be Bartlet April 26, 2000
The West Wing Danny Concannon 1x20 - Mandatory Minimums May 3, 2000
The West Wing Danny Concannon 1x21 - Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics May 10, 2000
The West Wing Danny Concannon 1x22 - What Kind of Day Has It Been? May 17, 2000
Rude Awakening John 3x02 - If I Could See Me Now (2) June 29, 2000
The West Wing Danny Concannon 2x01 - In the Shadow of Two Gunmen (1) October 4, 2000
The West Wing Danny Concannon 2x02 - In the Shadow of Two Gunmen (2) October 4, 2000
The West Wing Danny Concannon 2x06 - The Lame Duck Congress November 8, 2000
The West Wing Danny Concannon 2x07 - The Portland Trip November 15, 2000
Ed Lloyd Stevens 2x17 - Lloyd April 3, 2002
Ed Lloyd Stevens 3x09 - Makeovers December 11, 2002
The West Wing Danny Concannon 4x11 - Holy Night December 11, 2002
The West Wing Danny Concannon 4x12 - Guns Not Butter January 8, 2003
The West Wing Danny Concannon 4x14 - Inauguration (1) February 5, 2003
The West Wing Danny Concannon 4x15 - Inauguration: Over There (2) February 12, 2003
The West Wing Danny Concannon 4x22 - Commencement May 7, 2003
The West Wing Danny Concannon 5x01 - 7A WF 83429 September 24, 2003
Ed Lloyd Stevens 4x16 - Best Wishes January 30, 2004
Without a Trace Ed Felder 4x22 - In the Dark September 7, 2004
Without a Trace Ed Felder 5x01 - Light Years October 24, 2004
Without a Trace Ed Felder 1x02 - Malone v. Malone December 9, 2004
Entourage TV Director 2x11 - Blue Balls Lagoon August 14, 2005
The West Wing Danny Concannon 7x01 - The Ticket September 25, 2005
The West Wing Danny Concannon 7x11 - Internal Displacement January 15, 2006
The West Wing Danny Concannon 7x18 - Requiem April 16, 2006
The West Wing Danny Concannon 7x21 - Institutional Memory May 7, 2006

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
Strays Paul Jarrett December 18, 1991
Calendar Girl, Cop, Killer? The Bambi Bembenek Story Fred Schultz May 18, 1992
Fade to Black Professor Del Calvin February 10, 1993
Wall of Silence Ephraim Lipshitz October 17, 1993
Murder Between Friends John Thorn January 10, 1994
In the Shadow of Evil Det. Walt Keller February 7, 1995
Kidnapped Pete Honeycutt March 12, 1995 In the Line of Duty
The Unspeakable Matthew Grissom 1996
Trucks Ray 1997
When Secrets Kill Det. Walter Ferrence April 6, 1997
Buffalo Soldiers Maj. Robert Carr December 7, 1997
Dream House Richard Connor Thornton November 19, 1998
The Darklings Clayton Shepherd February 14, 1999
Dead in a Heartbeat Franklin March 3, 2002
Stuck in the Middle with You unknown September 30, 2003

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Show 3940 March 13, 1989
Late Night with David Letterman May 19, 1989
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Show 4042 September 22, 1989
The Arsenio Hall Show May 11, 1992
Celebrity Profile Jennifer Love Hewitt December 2, 1998
Celebrity Poker Showdown Tournament 1, Game 2 December 9, 2003
Celebrity Poker Showdown Tournament 2, Game 2 June 3, 2004

Producer

Series Produced

Series Year(s) Producer Credit Season(s)
Ed 2002 Supervising Producer 2
2002 –2003 Co-Executive Producer 3
Without a Trace 2004 –2006 Co-Executive Producer 3 4
Lipstick Jungle 2008 –2009 Executive Producer 1 2
Mind Games 2014 Executive Producer 1
Secrets & Lies (USA) 2015 Executive Producer 1

Director

Episodes Directed

Series Episode Airdate
thirtysomething 3x16 - Her Cup Runneth Over February 20, 1990
thirtysomething 4x16 - The Difference Between Men and Women February 26, 1991
thirtysomething 4x21 - A Stop at Willoughby May 14, 1991
Sports Night 2x16 - The Local Weather March 7, 2000
Sports Night 2x21 - La Forza Del Destino May 9, 2000
First Years 1x02 - ...And Then You Die March 26, 2001
First Years 1x03 - There's No Place Like Homo April 2, 2001
Lizzie McGuire 1x13 - Come Fly with Me June 1, 2001
Ed 2x06 - Replacements November 14, 2001
Danny 1x04 - Forget About Your Boss unaired (2001)
First Years 1x09 - This Life unaired (2001)
That's Life (2000) 2x13 - Momento January 26, 2002
Ed 2x17 - Lloyd April 3, 2002
Ed 2x20 - Power of the Person May 1, 2002
Ed 2x22 - Last Chance May 15, 2002
Ed 3x01 - Human Nature September 25, 2002
Ed 3x04 - Charlotte and Wilbur October 16, 2002
Ed 3x11 - Frankie January 8, 2003
Ed 3x18 - Business As Usual March 5, 2003
Ed 3x21 - The Movie April 4, 2003
The Lyon's Den 1x01 - Pilot September 28, 2003
American Dreams 2x03 - Another Saturday Night October 12, 2003
Las Vegas 1x04 - Jokers and Fools October 13, 2003
Miss Match 1x09 - Bad Judgment December 5, 2003
Joan of Arcadia 1x12 - Jump January 9, 2004
Las Vegas 1x12 - Hellraisers and Heartbreakers January 12, 2004
Las Vegas 1x13 - The Night the Lights Went Out in Vegas January 26, 2004
Ed 4x16 - Best Wishes January 30, 2004
Las Vegas 1x16 - New Orleans February 16, 2004
Las Vegas 1x18 - Nevada State March 15, 2004
Las Vegas 1x21 - Family Jewels April 26, 2004
Las Vegas 4x23 - Always Faithful May 17, 2004
Good Girls Don't 1x01 - My Best Friend Is a Big Fat Slut June 4, 2004
Summerland 1x07 - To Thine Self Be True July 6, 2004
Without a Trace 3x04 - Upstairs Downstairs October 21, 2004
Without a Trace 3x08 - Doppelgänger II November 18, 2004
Without a Trace 3x14 - Neither Rain Nor Sleet February 10, 2005
Without a Trace 3x18 - Transitions March 31, 2005
Without a Trace 4x03 - From the Ashes October 13, 2005
Without a Trace 4x12 - Patient X January 19, 2006
Without a Trace 4x17 - Check Your Head March 9, 2006
Without a Trace 4x20 - More Than This April 20, 2006
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip 1x04 - The West Coast Delay October 8, 2006
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip 1x07 - Nevada Day (1) November 6, 2006
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip 1x08 - Nevada Day (2) November 13, 2006
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip 1x13 - The Harriet Dinner (1) January 29, 2007
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip 1x21 - K&R (3) June 21, 2007

Memorable Moments

Awards and Accolades

Primetime Emmy Awards

(1 Win in 4 Nominations)

  • Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (1988, 1989, 1990)
thirtysomething
  • Won: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (1991)
thirtysomething

Trivia