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From a talented acting generation of four brothers, Timothy Bottoms was the closest to achieving out-and-out super-stardom in the 1970s. The eldest of four siblings, he was followed in birth by Joseph Bottoms, Sam Bottoms and Ben Bottoms. All four boys were born and raised in Santa Barbara, California, with Timothy James birth date being August 30,... See full bio »

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Known For

The Last Picture Show Sonny Crawford
Johnny Got His Gun Joe Bonham
The Paper Chase James T. Hart
Elephant Mr. McFarland


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 2020 Tar
Barry Greenwood
 2019/I The Shed
 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 The Land That Time Forgot (Video)
Captain Burroughs
 2009 Call of the Wild
 2009 Bound by a Secret (TV Movie)
Will Hutchinson
 2009 An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong (Video)
Paul Maxwell
 2008 Parasomnia
Dr. Emil Corso
 2008 Lone Rider (TV Movie)
 2008 The Governor's Wife (TV Movie)
Sheriff Carl Lovett
 2007 Along the Way
Michael McCaffery
 2007 Shanghai Kiss
Adelaide's Father
 2007 Dirt (TV Series)
Gibson Horne
- You Don't Know Jack (2007) ... Gibson Horne
- Blogan (2007) ... Gibson Horne
 2006 Deceit (TV Movie)
Martin Ford
 2006 Paradise, Texas
Mack Cameron
 2006 Holiday in Handcuffs (TV Movie)
Dad Chandler (as Tim Bottoms)
 2005 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
Carl Murphy
- Owner of a Lonely Heart (2005) ... Carl Murphy
 2005 Vampire Bats (TV Movie)
Hank Poelker
 2005 Pocket Angel
 2005 Jane Doe: Now You See It, Now You Don't (TV Movie)
 2004 Illusion Infinity
Francis / Douglas / Henry / ...
 2004 NCIS (TV Series)
Ritt Everett
- Vanished (2004) ... Ritt Everett
 2004 Sweetwater Tides (TV Movie)
Max Crawford
 2004 Ike: Countdown to D-Day (TV Movie)
Walter Bedell "Beetle" Smith
 2004 The Girl Next Door
Mr. Kidman
 2003 The $cheme
 2003 American Hero (Video Game)
 2003 DC 9/11: Time of Crisis (TV Movie)
President George W. Bush
 2003 Elephant
Mr. McFarland
 2002 The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course
President George Walker Bush (uncredited)
 2002 That '70s Show (TV Series)
Vice Principal Cole
- Tornado Prom (2002) ... Vice Principal Cole
 2001 That's My Bush! (TV Series)
George W. Bush
- Fare Thee Welfare (2001) ... George W. Bush
- Trapped in a Small Environment (2001) ... George W. Bush
- Mom 'E' D.E.A. Arrest (2001) ... George W. Bush
- The First Lady's Persqueeter (2001) ... George W. Bush
- S.D.I-Aye-AYE! (2001) ... George W. Bush
 2000 Gideon's Crossing (TV Series)
Rev. Chuck
- Is There a Wise Man in the House? (2000) ... Rev. Chuck
- Father Knows Best (2000) ... Rev. Chuck
 2000 Murder Seen (TV Movie)
Detective Stepnoski
 2000 Held for Ransom
Fred Donovan
 2000 The Hiding Place
 2000 Black Sea 213
 1999 The Boy with the X-Ray Eyes
John Carver
 1999 The Prince and the Surfer
Johnny Canty (uncredited)
 1998 No Rest for the Wicked
Father Jeremy
 1998 The Waterfront
Salvatore Solleto
 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/I Tiger
 1997 Absolute Force
Lt. John Drake
 1996 Fox Hunt
 1996 Ringer
 1996/I The Prince
 1996 The Great War: 1914-1918 (TV Mini Series documentary)
Silver Parrish
- Hatred and Hunger (1996) ... Silver Parrish (voice)
 1996 Uncle Sam (Video)
Donald Crandall
 1996 Total Force
 1996 Fox Hunt (Video Game)
 1996 Lone Tiger
 1996 Personal Vendetta (TV Movie)
Zach Blackwell
 1995 Yakuza Connection (TV Movie)
Ward Derderian
 1995 Hourglass (Video)
Jurgen Brauner
 1995 500 Nations (TV Mini Series)
- Clash of Cultures (1995) ... (voice, as Tim Bottoms)
- The Ancestors (1995) ... (voice, as Tim Bottoms)
- Mexico (1995) ... (voice, as Tim Bottoms)
 1995 Ripper Man
Charles Walkan
 1995 Top Dog
Nelson Houseman
 1994 Horses and Champions
Ben Choice
 1994 Ill Met by Moonlight
 1994 Ava's Magical Adventure
 1994 Blue Sky
Owens Ranch Cowboy (uncredited)
 1993 Digger
Sam Corlett
 1991-1992 Land of the Lost (TV Series)
Tom Porter
- Misery Loves Company (1992) ... Tom Porter
- Sorceress' Apprentice (1992) ... Tom Porter
- Cheers (1992) ... Tom Porter
- Go Ahead, Make My Day (1992) ... Tom Porter
- Annie in Charge (1992) ... Tom Porter
 1990 The Ray Bradbury Theater (TV Series)
- Here There Be Tygers (1990) ... Driscoll
 1990 Texasville
Sonny Crawford
 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
 1988 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Miley Judson
- The Hellgramite Method (1988) ... Miley Judson
 1988 The Drifter
 1987 Mio in the Land of Faraway
The King
 1987 Island Sons (TV Movie)
Tim Faraday
 1987 The Hitchhiker (TV Series)
- Joker (1987) ... Peter
 1986 The Fantasist
Danny Sullivan
 1986 Invaders from Mars
George Gardner
 1986 Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun (TV Movie)
Father Thomas O'Neil
 1985 In the Shadow of Kilimanjaro
Jack Ringtree
 1985 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 Hambone and Hillie
Michael Radcliffe
 1983 Tin Man
 1981 The High Country
 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)
 1975 Operation Daybreak
Jan Kubis
 1974 The Crazy World of Julius Vrooder
Julius Vrooder
 1974 The White Dawn
 1973 The Paper Chase
James T. Hart
 1973 Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing
Walter Elbertson
 1972 Look Homeward, Angel (TV Movie)
Eugene Gant
 1971 The Last Picture Show
Sonny Crawford
 1971 Johnny Got His Gun
Joe Bonham
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(Summer 1982) He acted in Neil Simon, Carol Bayer Sager and Marvin Hamlisch's musical, "They're Playing Our Song," in a Cherry County Playhouse production under the Dome at the Park Palace in Traverse City, Michigan with Marsha Skaggs in the cast. Pat Paulsen and Neil Rosen were artistic directors. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Tim Bottoms


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Marcia Morehart  (divorced)  (3 children) | See more »


Bottoms, James "Bud" | Bottoms, Betty


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The DC 9/11: Time of Crisis film was hard to get the part; I had to audition three times. It was very serious and very sobering. We studied and tried to re-create all the stuff that we saw that day.


In a documentary that focused on the making of "The Last Picture Show," Timothy revealed that he had a crush on his co-star Cybill Shepherd during the filming, but that she didn't reciprocate his feelings. See more »

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