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Timothy Busfield

Timothy Busfield

Timothy Busfield plays Cal Shanley, the normally cool-headed director of the controversial late-night series Studio 60.

An Emmy Award-winning actor for his work on thirtysomething, Busfield has been a regular or recurring character on 11 television series including All My Children, Reggie, The Paper Chase, Family Ties, Trapper John, M.D, thirtysomething, The Byrds of Paradise, Champs, The West Wing, Ed and Without a Trace.

Busfield has appeared in over 30 feature films and television movies including Stripes, Revenge of the Nerds (parts one and two), Field of Dreams, Sneakers, Quiz Show, Striking Distance, Little Big League, First Kid, and National Security.

In addition, Busfield has directed series such as thirtysomething, Sports Night, Ed, Las Vegas and Without a Trace. In addition to directing over 40 episodes of television he has served as co-executive producer on two series Ed and Without A Trace.

As a theater actor, Busfield has appeared in over 50 plays, including the Broadway productions of Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs and Aaron Sorkin's A Few Good Men. He has also directed over 25 stage productions.

Busfield also has produced over 100 professional theater productions. He founded two of the nation's most productive New Works theaters. The Fantasy Theatre (named Honorary State Children's Theater of California) was founded in 1986 and tours to more than 140,000 Northern California children a year. The B. Street Theatre, founded in 1992, has premiered original or West Coast productions by Sorkin, Richard Dresser, Morris Panych, Joe DePietro, James McLure, Jane Martin, Jeff Daniels, Kenneth Lonergan, and many other world-class playwrights.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2006.

Timothy Busfield Facts

BirthdayJune 12, 1957 (66)
BirthplaceLansing, Michigan, USA

Selected Filmography

Field of Dreams
Blood Cure
Little Big League
Baseball All-Stars 4-Movie Spotlight Series
thirtysomething: Season 1
First Kid
23 Blast
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