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Timothy Busfield

An Emmy Award-winning actor for his work on Thirtysomething (1987), Timothy Busfield has been a regular or recurring character on 11 television series including All My Children (1970), Reggie (1983), The Paper Chase (1978), Family Ties (1982), Trapper John, M.D. (1979), The Byrds of Paradise (1994), Champs (1996), The West Wing (1999), Ed (2000) ... See full bio »
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The West Wing
The West Wing Danny Concannon
Thirtysomething Elliot Weston
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 2015 One Smart Fellow (Short)
 2015 Secrets and Lies (TV Series)
John Garner
- The Lie (2015) ... John Garner
- The Son (2015) ... John Garner
- The Cop (2015) ... John Garner
- The Father (2015) ... John Garner
 2015 The Night Shift (TV Series)
- Hold On (2015) ... Shane
 2014 23 Blast
Jasper A. Duncan
 2013 Perception (TV Series)
- Neuropositive (2013) ... George
 2013 Revolution (TV Series)
Dr. Ethan Camp
 2013 Restless Virgins (TV Movie)
Senator Whitman
 2012-2013 The Mob Doctor (TV Series)
David Ellis
- Resurrection (2013) ... David Ellis
 2013 Nightcomer
 2012 Blue Bloods (TV Series)
Charles Bynes
 2012/I Save the Date
 2011 Beyond the Blackboard (TV Movie)
School district's HR representative
 2010 Outlaw (TV Series)
District Attorney Mereta
- In Re: Tracy Vidalin (2010) ... District Attorney Mereta
 2010 Law & Order (TV Series)
Ray Backlund
- Brilliant Disguise (2010) ... Ray Backlund
 2005 Entourage (TV Series)
TV Director
- Blue Balls Lagoon (2005) ... TV Director
 2004 Without a Trace (TV Series)
Ed Felder
- Light Years (2004) ... Ed Felder
- In the Dark (2004) ... Ed Felder
 2002-2004 Ed (TV Series)
Lloyd Stevens
- Best Wishes (2004) ... Lloyd Stevens
- Makeovers (2002) ... Lloyd Stevens
- Lloyd (2002) ... Lloyd Stevens
 2003 Stuck in the Middle with You (TV Movie)
 2003 National Security
Charlie Reed
 2002 Terminal Error
Elliot Nescher
 2002 Dead in a Heartbeat (TV Movie)
 2001 Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family (TV Series)
Det. Mackowitz
- Home for the Holidays (2001) ... Det. Mackowitz
 2000 All My Children (TV Series)
- Episode #1.7985 (2000)
 2000 Heartbeat (Short)
Heart (voice)
 2000 Wanted
Fr. Donnelly
 2000 Rude Awakening (TV Series)
- If I Could See Me Now: Part 2 (2000) ... John
 1999 The Darklings (TV Movie)
Clayton Shepherd
 1999 Time at the Top
Frank Shawson
 1998 Carson's Vertical Suburbia (TV Movie)
 1998 The Souler Opposite
Robert Levin
 1998 Erasable You
 1997 Buffalo Soldiers (TV Movie)
Maj. Robert Carr
 1997 Trucks (TV Movie)
 1997 What's Right with America (TV Movie)
 1997 The Unspeakable (TV Movie)
Matthew Grissom
 1997 When Secrets Kill (TV Movie)
Det. Walter Ferrence
 1997 Tracey Takes On... (TV Series)
Businessman #2
- Food (1997) ... Businessman #2
 1996 First Kid
 1996 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Spy Guy
- Seconds (1996) ... Spy Guy (uncredited)
 1995 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Dr. Jon Holland
- Under the Bed (1995) ... Dr. Jon Holland
 1995 Kidnapped: In the Line of Duty (TV Movie)
Pete Honeycutt
 1995 In the Shadow of Evil (TV Movie)
Det. Walt Keller
 1994 Quiz Show
 1994 Murder Between Friends (TV Movie)
John Thorn
 1993 The Skateboard Kid
 1993 Screen One (TV Series)
Ephraim Lipshitz
- Wall of Silence (1993) ... Ephraim Lipshitz
 1993 Striking Distance
Tony Sacco
 1993 Fade to Black (TV Movie)
Professor Del Calvin
 1992 Sneakers
Dick Gordon
 1991 Strays (TV Movie)
Paul Jarrett
 1987-1991 Thirtysomething (TV Series)
Elliot Weston
- California (1991) ... Elliot Weston
- Melissa in Wonderland (1991) ... Elliot Weston (credit only)
- A Stop at Willoughby (1991) ... Elliot Weston (credit only)
- Hopeless (1991) ... Elliot Weston (credit only)
 1987 Matlock (TV Series)
Adam Gardner
- The Rat Pack (1987) ... Adam Gardner
 1984-1986 Family Ties (TV Series)
Doug / Young Matt
- My Back Pages (1986) ... Young Matt
- Best Man (1984) ... Doug
- Little Man on Campus (1984) ... Doug
 1985 Hotel (TV Series)
Robert Bianca
- Imperfect Union (1985) ... Robert Bianca
 1984 The Paper Chase (TV Series)
- The Advocates (1984) ... Barrett
 1984 After MASH (TV Series)
- C.Y.A. (1984) ... Prentiss
 1981 Stripes
Soldier with Mortar
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Appeared in Inside 'thirtysomething' (2001) on Bravo (2001). See more »

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Tim, who has been interested in standard-bred harness horse racing since the late 1980s, took the cast of Thirtysomething (1987) with him to Los Alamitos Ractrack in 1988 for a night of harness racing. Tim has owned several standard-bred horses, and he can be seen sometimes at the Golden Bear racetrack at Cal Expo in Sacramento, California, watching harness racing with his children. See more »



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