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Timothy Bottoms

From a talented acting generation of brothers, Timothy James Bottoms, who was this close to out-and-out super-stardom in the 1970s, is the oldest of four acting siblings. All four boys were born in Santa Barbara, California (Timothy on August 30, 1951; some sources indicate 1950), as children of James "Bud" Bottoms, a sculptor and high school art ... See full bio »

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The Last Picture Show
The Last Picture Show Sonny Crawford
The Girl Next Door
The Girl Next Door Mr. Kidman
Johnny Got His Gun
Johnny Got His Gun Joe Bonham
The Paper Chase
The Paper Chase James T. Hart


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 2017 Tar (post-production)
Barry Greenwood
 2015 How Not to Propose (TV Movie)
 2014 Sweet Surrender (TV Movie)
Jerry's Dad
 2013 The Bridge (TV Series)
Arliss Froome
- The Crazy Place (2013) ... Arliss Froome
 2012 Realm of the Mole Men
 2012 1 Nighter
 2012 I Married Who? (TV Movie)
Mike Swift
 2011 Hello Stranger
 2010 Pound of Flesh
Cameron Morris
 2010 Private Practice (TV Series)
- In the Name of Love (2010) ... Irwin
 2009 Bound by a Secret (TV Movie)
Will Hutchinson
 2008 Parasomnia
Dr. Emil Corso
 2008 Lone Rider (TV Movie)
 2008 The Governor's Wife (TV Movie)
Sheriff Carl Lovett
 2007 Holiday in Handcuffs (TV Movie)
Dad Chandler (as Tim Bottoms)
 2007 Along the Way
Michael McCaffery
 2007 Shanghai Kiss
Adelaide's Father
 2007 Dirt (TV Series)
Gibson Horne
- Blogan (2007) ... Gibson Horne
 2006 Deceit (TV Movie)
Martin Ford
 2005 Paradise, Texas
Mack Cameron
 2005 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
Carl Murphy
- Owner of a Lonely Heart (2005) ... Carl Murphy
 2005 Vampire Bats (TV Movie)
Hank Poelker
 2005 Jane Doe: Now You See It, Now You Don't (TV Movie)
 2004 NCIS (TV Series)
Ritt Everett
- Vanished (2004) ... Ritt Everett
 2004 Sweetwater Tides (TV Movie)
Max Crawford
 2004 The Girl Next Door
Mr. Kidman
 2003 The $cheme
 2003 Elephant
Mr. McFarland
 2000 Murder Seen (TV Movie)
Detective Stepnoski
 2000 Held for Ransom
Fred Donovan
 2000 The Hiding Place
 1999 The Boy with the X-Ray Eyes
John Carver
 1998 Black Sea 213
 1998 No Rest for the Wicked
Father Jeremy
 1998 The Waterfront
Salvatore Tandino
 1998 Ava's Magical Adventure
 1998 Diamondbacks (Video)
Ed Williams
 1998 Mixed Blessings
Carl Weaver
 1997 American Hero
Jack Armstrong
 1997 Death Game (TV Movie)
 1997 Mr. Atlas
Phillip Frodden
 1997 Tiger
 1997 Absolute Force
Lt. John Drake
 1996 Ringer
 1996/I The Prince
 1996 Uncle Sam (Video)
Donald Crandall
 1996 Total Force
 1996 Lone Tiger
 1996 Fox Hunt
 1996 The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century (TV Mini-Series)
Silver Parrish
- Hatred and Hunger (1996) ... Silver Parrish (voice)
 1995 American Hero (Video Game)
Jack Armstrong
 1995 Personal Vendetta (TV Movie)
Zach Blackwell
 1995 Yakuza Connection (TV Movie)
Ward Derderian
 1995 Ripper Man
Charles Walkan
 1995 500 Nations (TV Mini-Series)
- The Ancestors (1995) ... (voice, as Tim Bottoms)
- Mexico (1995) ... (voice, as Tim Bottoms)
- Clash of Cultures ... (voice, as Tim Bottoms)
 1995 Hourglass (Video)
Jurgen Brauner
 1994 Horses and Champions
Ben Choice
 1994 Blue Sky
Owens Ranch Cowboy (uncredited)
 1993 Fox Hunt (Video Game)
 1993 Digger
Sam Corlett
 1990 The Ray Bradbury Theater (TV Series)
- Here There Be Tygers (1990) ... Driscoll
 1989 Istanbul
 1989 Freddy's Nightmares (TV Series)
Mr. Franklin
- Missing Persons (1989) ... Mr. Franklin
 1989 A Case of Honor
Sgt. Joseph 'Hard' Case
 1989 Return from the River Kwai
Seaman Miller
 1989 Metallica: One (Video short)
Joe Bonham
 1988 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Miley Judson
- The Hellgramite Method (1988) ... Miley Judson
 1988 The Drifter
 1987 Island Sons (TV Movie)
Tim Faraday
 1987 The Hitchhiker (TV Series)
- Joker (1987) ... Peter
 1986 The Fantasist
Danny Sullivan
 1986 Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun (TV Movie)
Father Thomas O'Neil
 1986 In the Shadow of Kilimanjaro
Jack Ringtree
 1984 The Sea Serpent
Pedro Fontán
 1984 What Waits Below
Maj. Elbert Stevens
 1984 Love Leads the Way: A True Story (TV Movie)
Morris Frank
 1984 The Census Taker
 1983 Tin Man
 1983 Hambone and Hillie
Michael Radcliffe
 1981 East of Eden (TV Mini-Series)
Adam Trask
- Part Three (1981) ... Adam Trask
- Part Two (1981) ... Adam Trask
- Part One (1981) ... Adam Trask
 1980 Escape (TV Movie)
Dwight Worker
 1979 A Shining Season (TV Movie)
John Baker
 1979 Hurricane
Jack Sanford
 1978 The Gift of Love (TV Movie)
Rudi Miller
 1977 Rollercoaster
Young Man
 1976 Arthur Hailey's the Moneychangers (TV Mini-Series)
Miles Eastin
- Part IV (1976) ... Miles Eastin
- Part III (1976) ... Miles Eastin
- Part II (1976) ... Miles Eastin
- Part I (1976) ... Miles Eastin
 1976 A Small Town in Texas
Poke Jackson
 1976 The Story of David (TV Movie)
 1974 The White Dawn
 1972 Look Homeward, Angel (TV Movie)
Eugene Gant
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He acted in Marvin Hamlisch and Neil Simon's musical, "They're Playing Our Song," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts with Marsha Skaggs in the cast.

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Tim Bottoms


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Has thus-far (2003) done three highly-memorable performances as George W. Bush: the short-lived TV series That's My Bush! (2001); a cameo in The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course (2002); and in the made-for-cable movie DC 9/11: Time of Crisis (2003). See more »

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