Timothy Busfield Bio, Spouse, Melissa Gilbert, Net Worth, and This is Us

Timothy Busfield is an American actor and director who was born on June 12, 1957, Lansing, Michigan, United States. He has played Elliot Weston on the television series thirtysomething; Danny Concannon on the television series The West Wing; Mark, and Kevin Costner’s brother-in-law in Field of Dreams.

Timothy Busfield Biography

Timothy Busfield is an American actor and director who was born on June 12, 1957, Lansing, Michigan, United States. He has played Elliot Weston on the television series thirtysomething; Danny Concannon on the television series The West Wing; Mark, and Kevin Costner’s brother-in-law in Field of Dreams.

Busfield received a Primetime Emmy Award in 1991, for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for thirtysomething. He is also the founder of the 501(c)(3) non-profit children’s theatre, Fantasy Theatre, for Children and B Street Theatre.

Timothy Busfield Spouse

Timothy Busfield has been married three times. His first marriage, to actress and director Radha Delamarter, took place in 1981. She gave birth to their son Wilson (Willy). The couple divorced in 1986.

On September 11, 1988, Busfield married fashion designer Jennifer Merwin. They have two children together, Daisy and Samuel. That marriage ended in 2008.

In January 2013, a representative for Busfield told the reporters that the veteran actor had proposed to actress Melissa Gilbert over the holiday season and that she had accepted. They wed on April 24, 2013 in a private ceremony at San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, California. The couple presently resides in Howell, Michigan.

Timothy Busfield Melissa Gilbert

Melissa Gilbert, just like her husband, Timothy Busfield, has divorced twice. She is an American actress, TV director, and a politician. She was born in 1964 in L.A. and placed for adoption. Gilbert was then adopted by actors Paul Gilbert and Barbara Crane. Paul Gilbert and Crane went through a divorce when Melissa Gilbert was the age of 8. Crane got married to Harold Abeles, and Paul Gilbert passed on.

Melissa Gilbert started acting by being part of commercials with Bruce Boxleitner and has appeared on several movies and TV shows. She had her ups and downs, not only in her acting career but also in her life. Gilbert dated Rob Lowe in her teenage years, and their relationship was on and off for six years. She also dated actors like Scott Biao, Tom C. John Cusack, and Billy Idol.

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Just weeks after breaking up with Lowe, Melissa Gilbert got married Bo Brinkman and had a son. She got divorced from Bo Brinkman in 1992 and got married to Bruce Boxleitner after a year of dating. Melissa and Bruce have a son, and they got divorced in 2011 before she started dating Timothy Busfield. Gilbert is estimated to have a net worth of $6 million.

Timothy Busfield Age

Timothy Busfield was born on June 12, 1957, Lansing, Michigan. He began his acting career at the age of 18 years, over 40 years ago. Busfield is 62 years old as of 2019.

Timothy Busfield This Is Us

Timothy Busfield directed American comedy-drama television series, This Is Us. It was created by Dan Fogelman that premiered on NBC on September 20, 2016. The series follows the lives and families of two parents, and their three children, in several different time frames.

It stars an ensemble cast featuring Milo Ventimiglia, Justin Hartley, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, Susan Kelechi Watson, Chris Sullivan, Ron Cephas Jones, Mackenzie Hancsicsak, Jon Huertas, Alexandra Breckenridge, Niles Fitch, Logan Shroyer, Hannah Zeile, Parker Bates, Lonnie Chavis, Eris Baker, and Faithe Herman. This Is Us was filmed in Los Angeles.

Timothy Busfield Revenge Of The Nerds

Timothy Busfield features along with Curtis Armstrong, Ted McGinley, Julia Montgomery, Brian Tochi, Larry B. Scott, Michelle Meyrink, John Goodman, and Donald Gibb in Revenge of the Nerds. It is a 1984 American comedy film directed by Jeff Kanew, and starring Robert Carradine and Anthony Edwards.

The film’s plot chronicles a group of nerds at the fictional Adams College trying to stop the ongoing harassment by the jock fraternity, the Alpha Betas, in addition to the latter’s sister sorority, Pi Delta Pi.

Timothy Busfield West Wing

Timothy Busfield played Danny Concannon on the American serial political drama television series The West Wing. It was created by Aaron Sorkin and was originally broadcast on NBC from September 22, 1999, to May 14, 2006.

The series is set primarily in the West Wing of the White House. This is where the Oval Office and offices of presidential senior staff are located. The series is set during the fictitious Democratic administration of “President” Josiah Bartlet.

Timothy Busfield Thirtysomething

Timothy Busfield featured as a supporting actor in the American drama television series, Thirtysomething. It was created by Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz for United Artists Television (under MGM/UA Television) and aired on ABC from 1987 to 1991.

Thirtysomething is about a group of Baby Boomers in their thirties who live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It centers on how they handle the lifestyle that dominated American culture during the 1980s given their involvement in the early 1970s counterculture as young adults.

Timothy Busfield Field Of Dreams

Timothy Busfield played Mark, Kevin Costner’s brother-in-law in the 1989 American fantasy-drama sports film, Field of Dreams. It was written and directed by Phil Alden Robinson, adapting W. P. Kinsella’s novel Shoeless Joe. The film stars Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Amy Madigan, Ray Liotta and Burt Lancaster in his final film role. It was nominated for three Academy Awards, including for Best Original Score, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture.

The film was selected for preservation in 2017, in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

Timothy Busfield Net Worth

Timothy Busfield has made a lot money through his acting career that has spanned over four decades. His net worth is estimated to be $1 million.

Timothy Busfield Height

Busfield stands at an average height of 5 ft 9 inch (1.8 m).

Timothy Busfield Movies

Thirtysomething (1987–1991)
Sports Night (1998–2000)
Ed (2000–2004)
Without a Trace (2002–2009)
Las Vegas (2003–2004; 2007–2008)
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006–2007)
Damages (2007–2011)
Lipstick Jungle (2008)
Lie to Me (2009)
White Collar (2009)
The Deep End (2010)
The Glades (2010)
No Ordinary Family (2010)
Psych (2012)
Franklin & Bash (2012)
Revolution (2013)
The Fosters (2013)
Childrens Hospital (2013)
Secrets and Lies (2015)
The Night Shift (2015–2016)
Second Chance (2016)
Aquarius (2016)
This Is Us (2017)
Nashville (2017–2018)
Designated Survivor (2018)
One Dollar (2018)
The Rookie (2018)

Timothy Busfield Awards

  • 1991, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 1989, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1988, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1990, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee