Timothy Busfield is a producer, director and Emmy® Award-winning actor with over 650 professional credits. As a director, his most recent film Guest Artist, written by and starring Jeff Daniels, premiered at The Santa Barbara International Film Festival this past year.
As an actor, he has been a series regular or recurring character in 18 series including thirtysomething (four-time nominee and winner of the Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama), The West Wing, Entourage, Designated Survivor, Sleepy Hollow, Secrets and Lies, ED, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Trapper John, M.D., The Byrds of Paradise, Champs, Family Ties, Without a Trace, The Paper Chase, Reggie, All My Children, and most recently Almost Family and One Dollar.
Busfield has appeared in over 40 television movies and feature films including Field of Dreams, Stripes, Revenge of the Nerds, Nerds in Paradise, Quiz Show, Sneakers, Striking Distance, Little Big League, First Kid, National Security, 23 Blast, Strays and Trucks. His short film One Smart Fellow, which he co-directed, co-wrote and also acted in, won many film festivals nationwide in 2015 and 2016.
Busfield has directed over 140 episodes of television including This Is Us and multiple episodes of The Fosters (for which he directed the pilot), thirtysomething, Sports Night, Damages, Lipstick Jungle, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Without A Trace, Las Vegas, The Night Shift, Secrets and Lies, The Glades, Designated Survivor, The Rookie and many more.
He has served as a producing director on six television series including Secrets and Lies, Mind Games, Lipstick Jungle, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Without a Trace, ED and the miniseries Maneater.
In theater, Busfied has appeared in over 50 regional theatre productions and on Broadway twice, most recently as Lt. Daniel Kaffee in Aaron Sorkin's A Few Good Men. He has also directed more than 35 professional productions and written dozens of children's plays. He founded two of America's most successful professional theaters, The Fantasy Theatre (AKA the B Street School Tour) and The B Street Theatre, both in Sacramento, California. Now in their 33rd season, the theaters perform annually for over 250,000 children and adults at their facility in Sacramento and in schools throughout northern California.
Busfield has an honorary Ph.D. from Michigan State University and has served as an artist in residence and director of national content for their PBS affiliate WKAR. Busfield lives in New York City with his wife, television icon and fantastic cook, Melissa Gilbert.