Timothy Busfield Net Worth: How is the Net Worth of Him? Latest Updates



Timothy Busfield is an American actor, director, producer, and writer who has worked in hundreds of movies and directed numerous shows. He is currently married to Melissa Gilbert, an actress. 

Fans have loved him for a very long time and appreciate his contribution to the Hollywood film industry. In this article, we’ll be going to share some of the details that should be known to his fans. If you are interested to learn about his career, net worth, and past relationship then continue reading the article.

Net worth

Timothy Busfield is a well-known actor who has worked in many movies, shows, and series and earned great wealth, the actor is already working on his upcoming projects. 

His estimated net worth is $3 Million. The actor has earned all this wealth after working from a very young age and still working for films.

Early Life

Born on June 12, 1957, in Lansing, Michigan, Timothy Busfield was brought up with his sisters Julia and Terry and brother Buck. He attended East Lansing High School and did his schooling at the school. After completing his studies, he went ahead to college and did his graduation from East Tennessee State University and studied drama.

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From there, he used to sneak out with his friends to the Actors Theater of Louisville and manifest his dream of becoming an actor. Later, he got a chance to appear in a theoretical drama called, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,”. He was only 18 when he was offered his role. Later he worked in the Circle Repertory Company production of Lanford Wilson’s “Talley and Son.”


Busfield started his acting career as the film more solid in 1981’s “Stripes,”. After working for 3 years, he moved to LA for better career opportunities, and there he was offered to play the role of Mark Potter on the ABC series “Reggie.” He starred as Arnold Poindexter in 1984’s “Revenge of the Nerds” and 1987’s “Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise,” and from 1984 to 1986, he played the son of Trapper John McIntyre on the CBS series “Trapper John, M.D.” 

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During the time, he worked for many shows and ads and generated huge names among the people. Later, he appeared on Thirtysomething as Elliot Weston. The series was a blockbuster hit and people appeared on the shows for his amazing performance. The series ran for four seasons and aired 85 episodes. Later, the show was also nominated for multiple awards, including Primetime Emmy Awards. This series helped Timothy to win his first Primetime Award.

He co-starred with Kevin Costner in 1989’s “Field of Dreams,” and then he appeared in 1992’s “Sneakers” and 1993’s “The Skateboard Kid” and “Striking Distance.” Busfield played Sam Byrd on ABC’s “The Byrds of Paradise” in 1994, and around this time, he appeared in the films “Little Big League” (1994), “Quiz Show” (1994), and “First Kid” (1996) and the TV movies “In the Shadow of Evil” (1995) and “Kidnapped: In the Line of Duty” (1995). 

He also starred in a popular political drama produced by NBC Called The West Wing where he appeared as Danny Concannon. Then, he worked in National Security, with co-stars Martin Lawrence and Steve Zahn.

From 2006 to 2007, Timothy played Cal Shanley on NBC’s “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip,” and he directed six episodes of the series. In 2009, he started to work as himself in two episodes of “Entourage. While working in so many series, he managed to escape and get some guest character roles in shows like “Law & Order” (2010), “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (2011), “Blue Bloods” (2012), and “Children’s Hospital” (2012).

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All these shows appeared during the 3 years of the game. In the same year, he starred in the film “23 Blast”. The movie received great appreciation from the fans and for one year, he worked as Benjamin Franklin in the series called Sleepy Hollow. There, he worked for three episodes and then shifted for John Garner on ABC’s “Secrets and Lies” (2015) and Dr. Adam Louden on the ABC/Netflix series “Designated Survivor” (2018–2019).

Alongside he directed shows including “Secrets and Lies ‘ and “Designated Survivor” (2018–2019)”. His recent works include Henry Roswell on the ABC legal drama “For Life” from 2020 to 2021.

Personal Life

In 1981, Timothy married actress/director Radha Delamarter. They shared one son and they finally divorced in 1986.

In 1988, he met Jennifer Merwin and married the fashion designer on September 11, 198. They shared one daughter and a son and they finally divorced their marriage lasted until 2018. Busfield worked as an artist at Michigan State University during the 2016–17 academic year.

He said of the teaching job, “I want to help students with the process. From how to deal with rejection to things like moving actors, creating scenes, and getting the bad out.”

Films And Movies

Take a look at the shows and movies that starred Timothy Busfield. Here are the details of the movies and shows.

Dr. John ‘J.T.’ McIntyre on “Trapper John, M.D.” (1984–1986), Elliot Weston on “Thirtysomething” (1987–1991), Danny Concannon on “The West Wing” (1999–2006), and Cal Shanley on “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” (2006–2007).

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The actor has worked in hundreds of shows, and movies and has 70+ acting credits to his name. His some of the notable work includes, “Revenge of the Nerds” (1984), “Field of Dreams” (1989), “Sneakers” (1992), and “National Security” (2003) and the television series “The Byrds of Paradise” (1994), “Secrets and Lies” (2015), “Designated Survivor” (2018–2019), “Almost Family” (2019–2020), and “For Life” (2020–2021). 

Along with this, he has a great knowledge of acting, drama and that;s why he worked as a producer and director of many movies. One of his best works was a short award-winning film. He has directed 50+ works till now and is further moving ahead with his upcoming projects.

Some of his work includes  “Guest Artist” and episodes of “Ed” (2000–2004), “Without a Trace” (2002–2009), “Damages” (2007–2011), “Psych” (2012), “Children’s Hospital” (2013), “This Is Us” (2017), and “Nashville” (2017–2018). Timothy has served as a producer on “Ed,” “Without a Trace,” “Secrets and Lies,” and “Guest Artist” as well as “Lipstick Jungle” (2008–2009) and “Mind Games” (2014). Busfield has performed on Broadway in “Brighton Beach Memoirs” (1983) and “A Few Good Men” (1990), and many more.

Awards and Nominations

Busfield has worked in multiple movies and shows and earned massive nominations and awards. He won four Primetime Emmys for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for “Thirtysomething,” winning in 1991. 

Along with this, the series also garnered him two Q Award nominations (from the Viewers for Quality Television Awards) for Best Supporting Actor in a Quality Drama Series. He also won the award for “Guest Artist,”. 

Moreover, Timothy earned awards from the Accolade Competition (Best of Show – Feature Film), Beloit International Film Festival (Best Feature Film), Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival (Best Independent Film), Myrtle Beach International Film Festival (Best Director and Best Feature Film), New York City Independent Film Festival (Best Director), Sacramento International Film Festival (Outstanding Feature Film), and SENE Film, Music and Art Festival (Best Feature Film).

When he came up with “One Smart Fellow,” Busfield earned an Award of Excellence Special Mention at the Accolade Competition, a Best Short Film award at the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival, a Best Family Narrative award at the Manhattan Film Festival, an Excellence Award at the Rincon International Film Festival, a Festival Prize for Best Film at the Sacramento International Film Festival, an Audience Award for Best Fiction Short at the Traverse City Film Festival, and Outstanding Arthouse, Best Ensemble Cast, and Outstanding Directing at the Zed Fest Film Festival.

The list didn’t stop here and in 2018, he won an IndieFEST Film Award for Award of Excellence Special Mention – TV Pilot. He also earned an award for  Jersey Shore Film Festival award for Best TV Pilot Drama, and a Manhattan Film Festival award for Best Comedic Drama Short for “Tenure,” which he wrote.

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