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Encyclopedia > Timothy Busfield
Timothy Busfield as Danny Concannon in an episode of The West Wing
Timothy Busfield as Danny Concannon in an episode of The West Wing

Timothy Busfield (born June 12, 1957, in East Lansing, Michigan), is an American actor and director best known for his Emmy-winning role as Eliot Weston on the television series thirtysomething and his recurring role as Danny Concannon on the television series The West Wing. Image File history File links Dannywiki. ... Image File history File links Dannywiki. ... Danny Concannon in the episode Commencement of The West Wing Daniel Danny Concannon is a fictional White House correspondent for the Washington Post played by Timothy Busfield on the television serial drama The West Wing. ... The West Wing is a popular and widely acclaimed American television serial drama created by Aaron Sorkin and produced and co-written by John Wells. ... June 12 is the 163rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (164th in leap years), with 202 days remaining. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Flag Seal Location Location in Michigan Coordinates , Government Country State County United States Michigan Ingham & Clinton Counties Mayor Samir Singh Geographical characteristics Area     City 11. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A television director is usually responsible for directing the actors and other taped aspects of a television production. ... thirtysomething (1987 – 1991) was a ground-breaking and award-winning American evening television drama, of the type popularly labeled a soap opera when broadcast during the daytime. ... Danny Concannon in the episode Commencement of The West Wing Daniel Danny Concannon is a fictional White House correspondent for the Washington Post played by Timothy Busfield on the television serial drama The West Wing. ... The West Wing is a popular and widely acclaimed American television serial drama created by Aaron Sorkin and produced and co-written by John Wells. ...

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Youth and background

The son of university professors, Busfield as a boy hung around the Michigan State University drama department, where his father taught. His mother taught literature and enjoyed the company of writers. Busfield said he remembers coming home from school and finding his mother and English novelist Graham Greene sharing a drink at the kitchen table. Michigan State University (MSU) is a public university in East Lansing, Michigan. ... Graham Greene Henry Graham Greene, OM, CH (October 2, 1904 – April 3, 1991) was a prolific English novelist, playwright, short story writer and critic whose works explore the ambivalent moral and political issues of the modern world. ...


Busfield studied drama at East Tennessee State University and appeared with Actors Theatre of Louisville before traveling to New York and roles with Circle Repertory Company. East Tennessee State University (abbreviated ETSU) was founded on October 2, 1911. ... Actors Theatre of Louisville is a performing arts theater located in downtown Louisville, Kentucky. ... Circle Repertory Company, originally named Circle Theater Company, was founded in July 1969, in a second floor loft at Broadway and 83rd Street by director Marshall W. Mason, playwright Lanford Wilson, director Rob Thirkield, and actress Tanya Berezin. ...


A baseball lover and amateur athlete, Busfield has moonlighted as a semi-pro pitcher.


TV and film

He landed his first major film part, as Arnold Poindexter in Revenge of the Nerds. He reprised the role in the sequel to that movie. Revenge of the Nerds is a 1984 comedy film starring Robert Carradine and Anthony Edwards, with Curtis Armstrong, Ted McGinley, Julia Montgomery, Brian Tochi, Larry B. Scott, and Donald Gibb. ...


The actor's first television series was Trapper John, M.D., in which he played the physician son of the title character. Immediately prior to being cast on the 1980s series thirtysomething, he was still often playing teenagers and young adults, and the producers of the show asked him grow his beard so he'd look old enough for the role. He would win an Emmy Award for this controversial role. Later he was cast in the lead of other series, although none have lasted very long. Produced by Steven Spielberg, Byrds of Paradise with Arlo Guthrie may be the most memorable for its setting in Hawaii and its offbeat characters. Trapper John, M.D. was a television series spinoff of the film M*A*S*H that ran on CBS from September 23, 1979 to September 4, 1986. ... Steven Allen Spielberg, KBE (born December 18, 1946) is a three-time Academy Award-winning American film director and producer. ... A press photo of Arlo Guthrie. ...


In 1994, Busfield starred in the film Little Big League. Other film appearances include Sneakers, Field of Dreams with Kevin Costner and First Kid with comedian Sinbad. 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... Little Big League  is a 1994 film about a teenager who suddenly becomes the owner and then manager of the Minnesota Twins baseball team. ... Sneakers is a 1992 film directed by Phil Alden Robinson (Field of Dreams) and starring Robert Redford, Dan Aykroyd, Ben Kingsley, Mary McDonnell, River Phoenix, Sidney Poitier, and David Strathairn. ... Baseball field from the movie. ... Kevin Costner Kevin Michael Costner (born January 18, 1955) is an Oscar winning American film actor and director who has often produced his own films. ... First Kid is a motion picture from Walt Disney Pictures released in 1996. ...


Busfield travelled to London, England in 1993 to make the television film Wall Of Silence, in which he played Ephraim Lipshitz, a Mossad agent infiltrating a community of Hasidic Jews. London (pronounced ) is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... For the Haganah branch responsible for clandestine Jewish immigration into the British Mandate of Palestine, see Mossad Lealiyah Bet   (Hebrew: המוסד למודיעין ולתפקידים מיוחדים, The Institute for Intelligence and Special Operations) is the Israeli intelligence agency, often referred to as Mossad (in English: The Institute). ... Hasidic Judaism (Hebrew: Chasidut חסידות) is a Haredi Jewish religious movement. ...


Recurring television roles include White House correspondent Danny Concannon on The West Wing; and the title character's incorrigible brother on the sitcom Ed, a show on which he was a co-executive producer and supervising producer. Ed was an NBC television program produced by David Lettermans Worldwide Pants Incorporated from 2000-2004. ...


Busfield also dabbles in directing television and has directed multiple episodes of thirtysomething, Without a Trace (on which he appeared as a divorce lawyer, in a wheelchair, for Jack Malone), and the Sorkin/Schlamme predecessor to The West Wing, Sports Night For other uses, see Without a Trace (disambiguation). ... This article is about the American television series. ...


Since September 2006, Busfield is a regular in the new Sorkin/Schlamme series, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, where he plays Cal Shanley, the fictional show's technical director. September 2006 is the ninth month of 2006 and has begun on a Friday. ... Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip is a dramatic television program airing on NBC for its debut season in 2006-2007. ...


Television directing credits

1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Stage and theater

Busfield remains a stage actor and director whose Broadway credits include A Few Good Men. With elder brother, Buck Busfield, he is co-founder of the B Street Theatre in Sacramento, California, where he has appeared in and directed numerous contemporary works. The Busfield brothers also established Fantasy Theatre, a touring troupe that plays to children. Broadway theatre[1] is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ... A Few Good Men, a play by Aaron Sorkin, was acclaimed on Broadway and was subsequently made into a successful film in 1992. ... Nickname: City of Trees Location of Sacramento in California County Sacramento Mayor Heather Fargo Area    - City 99. ...


Busfield is also a children's playwright, having written shows for the Fantasy troupe.


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Timothy Busfield - Biography - Moviefone (338 words)
Busfield forged a career behind the scenes as well, starting with directing episodes of thirtysomething while he was acting on that show.
Busfield still acted regularly throughout the '90s and into the new millenium in both film and television, but his more major roles tended to be on the small screen.
But Busfield's most memorable and notable TV role of this period was that of White House reporter Danny Concannon on the critically acclaimed series The West Wing.
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