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Timothy Bottoms
American actor and film producer

Timothy Bottoms

Timothy Bottoms
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Intro American actor and film producer
A.K.A. Timothy James Bottoms
Is Actor Television actor Film actor Film producer Stage actor
From United States of America
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 30 August 1951, Santa Barbara
Age 72 years
Height: 1.80975 m
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Timothy James Bottoms (born August 30, 1951) is an American actor and film producer. He is best known for playing the lead in Johnny Got His Gun; Sonny Crawford in The Last Picture Show where he and his fellow co-stars, Cybill Shepherd and Jeff Bridges, rose to fame; as James Hart, the first-year law student who battles with Prof. Kingsfield, in the film adaptation The Paper Chase; and for playing President George W. Bush multiple times, including on the sitcom That's My Bush! and in the comedy film The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course and the docudrama DC 9/11: Time of Crisis.

Early life

Bottoms was born in Santa Barbara, California, the eldest of four sons of Betty (née Chapman) and James "Bud" Bottoms, who is a sculptor and art teacher.

He is the eldest brother of actors Joseph Bottoms (born 1954), Sam Bottoms (1955–2008) and Ben Bottoms (born 1960). In 1967, Bottoms toured Europe as part of the Santa Barbara Madrigal Society.

Sam Bottoms died from brain cancer in 2008. At one point, Sam was the only sibling close to Timothy.

Bottoms married twice. His first marriage to folksinger Alicia Cory in 1975 produced one son Bartholomew, before ending in divorce in 1978. His second marriage to Marcia Moreheart in 1984 produced three children: Bodie, Bridget, and Benton.


Bottoms made his film debut in 1971 as Joe Bonham in Dalton Trumbo's Johnny Got His Gun. The same year, he appeared alongside his brother Sam in The Last Picture Show. (He portrayed the same character in the 1990 sequel Texasville). In 1973's The Paper Chase, he starred as Harvard law student Hart facing the fearsome Professor Kingsfield (John Houseman). Among the other films he has appeared in are Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing (1973), The Crazy World of Julius Vrooder (1974), Operation Daybreak (1975), A Small Town in Texas (1976), Rollercoaster (1977) Hurricane (1979), Invaders from Mars (1986) and Elephant (2003).

Bottoms has the unique distinction of portraying U.S. President George W. Bush in three widely varying productions. In 2000–2001, he played a parody of Bush in the Comedy Central sitcom That's My Bush!; he subsequently appeared as Bush in a cameo appearance in the family film The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course. Finally, following the September 11, 2001 attacks, Bottoms once again played Bush, this time in a serious fashion, in the telefilm DC 9/11, one of the first movies to be based upon the attacks.

During an episode of the Fox television show That '70s Show in which a tornado warning has been issued and the students of the high school are trapped, Bottoms is seen as the panicking principal. He appeared in a recurring role during the first season of the FX series Dirt as Gibson Horne, who owned the magazine that series main character Lucy Spiller worked for.

He also co-produced the documentary Picture This – The Times of Peter Bogdanovich in Archer City, Texas (1991), a behind-the-scenes work about the making of the films The Last Picture Show and Texasville. In the documentary, he revealed that he had a crush on his co-star Cybill Shepherd during The Last Picture Show, but she did not reciprocate his romantic feelings, even though she said in a separate interview that she found him "very attractive". He was also heavily featured in the Metallica video for "One", which featured footage of the film Johnny Got His Gun.


1972The Dick Cavett ShowTV Series  Dick CavettBobby RosengardenFred Foy
1989Metallica: OneVideo short  Jason Robards
1989Metallica: 2 of OneVideoSteven Goldmann Lars Ulrich
1990Hollywood MavericksDocumentary Todd McCarthyWoody AllenRobert AltmanGeorge Bancroft (actor)
2000Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster YearsTV Movie documentary Kevin BurnsIrwin AllenRobert AltmanDon Ameche
2006Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and BlockbustersDocumentaryBill CouturiéPeter BartPeter BartPeter BogdanovichPierce BrosnanDavid Brown (producer)
2006Metallica: The Videos 1989-2004Video  Marianne FaithfullKirk Hammett
2008Comedy Central Salutes George W. BushVideo  George W. BushDave AttellLewis Black
2014Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon FilmsDocumentaryMark Hartley Sam FirstenbergDavid Paulsen
1972The 44th Annual Academy AwardsTV SpecialMarty Pasetta Ann-MargretKaren BlackYvonne Blake
1972The David Frost ShowTV Series  David FrostTiny Tim (musician)
1976Dinah!TV Series  Dinah ShoreCharles Nelson ReillyBetty White
1979The 36th Annual Golden Globes AwardsTV Special  Jenny AgutterArmand AssanteFred Astaire
1991Picture This: The Times of Peter Bogdanovich in Archer City, TexasDocumentaryGeorge Hickenlooper Peter Bogdanovich
1996Ben Johnson: Third Cowboy on the RightDocumentaryTom ThurmanTom ThurmanJames CoburnCharlton HestonHarry Dean Stanton
1998John Glenn: American HeroTV Movie documentary  Scott Carpenter
2003Intimate PortraitTV Series documentary  Linda EmondMeredith Vieira
2003The ViewTV Series  Whoopi GoldbergJoy Behar
2005The John Kerwin ShowTV Series   
2009Johnny Got His Gun: Timothy Bottoms InterviewVideo documentary short   
2015The 19th Annual Satellite AwardsTV Special  Martyn BurkeEllen Burstyn
2015Q N' A with Mikki and ShayTV Series  Zach Callison
2015What's Up Orange CountyTV Series   
1991Picture This: The Times of Peter Bogdanovich in Archer City, TexasDocumentaryGeorge Hickenlooper Peter Bogdanovich
1971Johnny Got His GunMovieDalton TrumboDalton TrumboDalton TrumboKathy FieldsMarsha Hunt
1971The Last Picture ShowMoviePeter BogdanovichLarry McMurtryPeter BogdanovichJeff BridgesCybill Shepherd
1972Look Homeward, AngelTV MoviePaul BogartKetti FringsThomas WolfeBarbara ColbyRonny Cox
1973Love and Pain and the Whole Damn ThingMovieAlan J. Pakula Maggie SmithJaime de Mora y Aragón
1973The Paper ChaseMovieJames BridgesJames BridgesLindsay WagnerJohn Houseman
1974The White DawnMoviePhilip KaufmanJames Archibald HoustonJames Archibald HoustonWarren OatesLouis Gossett Jr.
1974The Crazy World of Julius VrooderMovieArthur Hiller Barbara HersheyGeorge Marshall
1975Operation: DaybreakMovieLewis GilbertRonald HarwoodMartin ShawJoss Ackland
1976The Story of DavidTV Movie  Anthony QuayleNorman Rodway
1976A Small Town in TexasMovieJack Starrett Susan George (actress)Bo Hopkins
1976Arthur Hailey's the MoneychangersTV Mini-Series  Kirk DouglasChristopher Plummer
1977RollercoasterMovieJames GoldstoneRichard LevinsonGeorge SegalRichard Widmark
1978The Other Side of the Mountain: Part IIMovieLarry Peerce Marilyn HassettNan Martin
1978The Gift of LoveTV MovieDon ChaffeyO. HenryMarie OsmondBethel Leslie
1979HurricaneMovieJan TroellJames Norman HallCharles NordhoffJason RobardsMia FarrowMax von Sydow
1979A Shining SeasonTV MovieStuart MargolinWilliam Harrison (author)Allyn Ann McLerieConstance Forslund
1980EscapeTV MovieRobert Michael Lewis Kay LenzAllan Miller
1981East of EdenTV Mini-Series  Jane Seymour (actress)Bruce Boxleitner
1981The High CountryMovieHarvey Hart Linda Purl
1983Tin ManMovieJohn G. Thomas John Phillip Law
1983Hambone and HillieMovie  Lillian GishCandy ClarkO. J. Simpson
1984The Census TakerMovie  Greg MullaveyMeredith MacRaeGarrett Morris
1984Love Leads the Way: A True StoryTV MovieDelbert MannHenry DenkerJimmy HawkinsEva Marie SaintArthur Hill
1984What Waits BelowMovieDon SharpFreddie FrancisChristy MarxRobert PowellLisa Blount
1985The Sea SerpentMovieAmando de Ossorio Taryn PowerJared Martin
1986In the Shadow of KilimanjaroMovieRaju Patel John Rhys-DaviesIrene Miracle
1986Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious NunTV MovieRon SatlofJoel SteigerErle Stanley GardnerRaymond BurrBarbara HaleWilliam Katt
1986Invaders from MarsMovieTobe HooperDan O'BannonKaren BlackHunter Carson
1986The FantasistMovieRobin Hardy (film director)Robin Hardy (film director)Moira HarrisChristopher Cazenove
1987The HitchhikerTV Series  Page FletcherNicholas CampbellVincent Grass
1987Island SonsTV MovieAlan J. Levi Ben BottomsJoseph Bottoms
1987Mio min MioMovieVladimir GrammatikovWilliam AldridgeAstrid LindgrenNick PickardChristian Bale
1988The DrifterMovie  Kim DelaneyAl Shannon
1988The Twilight ZoneTV Series  Robin Ward (television personality)Charles AidmanRichard Mulligan
1989Return from the River KwaiMovieAndrew V. McLaglen Nick TateGeorge Takei
1989A Case of HonorMovieEddie Romero John Phillip LawCandy Raymond
1989Freddy's NightmaresTV Series  Robert EnglundSandahl Bergman
1989IstanbulMovieMats ArehnMats ArehnTwiggyRobert Morley
1990TexasvilleMoviePeter BogdanovichLarry McMurtryPeter BogdanovichJeff BridgesCybill Shepherd
1990The Ray Bradbury TheaterTV Series  Ray BradburyFrank WhittenDesmond Kelly
1991-1992Land of the LostTV Series  Jennifer Marie Drugan
1993DiggerMovie  Adam Hann-ByrdJoshua Jackson
1993Fox HuntVideo Game  George LazenbyRob Lowe
1994Blue SkyuncreditedTony RichardsonArlene SarnerJessica LangeTommy Lee JonesPowers Boothe
1994Ava's Magical AdventureMovie Patrick J. CliftonMark TwainMichael J. AndersonKaye BallardPriscilla Barnes
1994Ill Met by MoonlightMovieS. P. SomtowWilliam ShakespeareS. P. Somtow 
1994Horses and ChampionsMovie   
1995Top DogMovieAaron NorrisAaron NorrisChuck NorrisMichele Lamar RichardsErik von Detten
1995Ripper ManMovie  Mike NorrisRobert F. Lyons
1995500 NationsTV Mini-Series  Kevin CostnerGregory HarrisonEric Schweig
1995Yakuza ConnectionTV Movie  Scott Valentine (actor)
1995Personal VendettaTV Movie Mimi LesseosMimi LesseosMimi Lesseos
1995HourglassVideoC. Thomas HowellSteven PaulDarren DaltonC. Thomas HowellSofia ShinasAnthony Clark (actor)
1995Desperate ObsessionMovieEric Louzil  
1995American HeroVideo Game  Musetta VanderPatrick Thomas (actor)
1996Lone TigerMovie  Bruce LockeRichard LynchRobert Z'Dar
1996Total ForceMovie   
1996Uncle SamVideoWilliam Lustig William Smith (actor)David "Shark" Fralick
1996/IThe PrinceMovie  Billy Dee WilliamsMichael Riley
1996The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th CenturyTV Mini-Series documentary  Judi DenchSalome JensJürgen Prochnow
1996RingerMovie  Shannon WhirryMaud Adams
1996Fox HuntMovie  Andrew BowenRobia LaMorte
1997Absolute ForceMovie  Oleg Taktarov
1997/ITigerMovieSerge Rodnunsky  
1997Mr. AtlasMovie  T.J. LowtherLaura Johnson
1997Death GameTV Movie  Vince Murdocco
1997American HeroMovieJeff BurrJeff BurrMusetta VanderPatrick Thomas (actor)
1998/IIThe Man in the Iron MaskMovieWilliam RichertAlexandre DumasWilliam RichertEdward AlbertDana Barron
1998Mixed BlessingsMovie   
1998DiamondbacksVideo  Miles O'KeeffeChristopher Mitchum
1998The WaterfrontMovie  Roxana Zal
1998No Rest for the WickedMovieJohn M. Sjogren  
1998Black Sea 213Movie Zalman KingAnthony AddabboJacqueline Lovell
1999The Prince and the Surferuncredited Gregory PoppenMark TwainRobert EnglundVincent Schiavelli
1999The Boy with the X-Ray EyesMovieJeff BurrJeff BurrDennis Haskins
2000The Hiding PlaceMovie  Kim HunterKim Greist
2000Held for RansomMovieLee StanleyLois DuncanLee StanleyDennis HopperZachery Ty BryanKam Heskin
2000Murder SeenTV Movie  Nicole EggertCallum Keith Rennie
2000Gideon's CrossingTV Series  Andre BraugherRubén BladesRhona Mitra
2001That's My Bush!TV Series  Kurt Fuller
2002That '70s ShowTV Series  Topher GraceLaura PreponMila Kunis
2002The Crocodile Hunter: Collision CourseuncreditedJohn StaintonJohn StaintonHolly Goldberg SloanSteve IrwinTerri IrwinMagda Szubanski
2003ElephantMovieGus Van Sant Elias McConnellAlex Frost
2003DC 9/11: Time of CrisisTV MovieBrian Trenchard-Smith John CunninghamDavid Fonteno
2003The $chemeMovie  Nathan AndersonBrian Hooks
2004The Girl Next DoorMovieLuke Greenfield Emile HirschNicholas DownsElisha Cuthbert
2004Ike: Countdown to D-DayTV MovieRobert Harmon Tom SelleckJames Remar
2004Sweetwater TidesTV MovieTimothy A. Bennett Rob DelaneyJay Johnston
2004NCISTV Series  Mark HarmonDavid McCallumSean Murray
2004Illusion InfinityMovie  Dee WallaceBarbara Carrera
2005Jane Doe: Now You See It, Now You Don'tTV MovieArmand MastroianniDean HargroveLea ThompsonJoe PennyWilliam R. Moses
2005Pocket AngelMovie  Armando Silvestre
2005Vampire BatsTV MovieEric Bross Lucy LawlessDylan NealLiam Waite
2005Grey's AnatomyTV Series  Justin ChambersChandra WilsonJames Pickens Jr.
2005Paradise, TexasMovieLorraine Senna Meredith Baxter
2006DeceitTV Movie  Emmanuelle ChriquiMatt LongLuke Mably
2007DirtTV Series  Courteney CoxIan HartJosh Stewart
2007Shanghai KissMovie  Ken LeungHayden PanettiereKelly Hu
2007Along the WayMovieAndrew BowenAndrew BowenAndrew BowenMichael Cade
2007Holiday in HandcuffsTV MovieRon Underwood Melissa Joan HartMario Lopez
2008The Governor's WifeTV MovieDavid Burton Morris Marilu HennerEmily BerglMatt Keeslar
2008Lone RiderTV MovieDavid S. Cass, Sr. Lou Diamond PhillipsStacy KeachVincent Spano
2008Chinaman's Chance: America's Other SlavesMovieAki AleongAki AleongAki AleongReggie Lee (actor)Jason Connery
2008ParasomniaMovieWilliam Malone (director) Sean YoungPatrick Kilpatrick
2009An American Girl: Chrissa Stands StrongVideoMartha Coolidge Sammi HanrattyAnnabeth Gish
2009Bound by a SecretTV MovieDavid S. Cass, Sr. Meredith BaxterLesley Ann Warren
2009Call of the WildMovie Jack LondonChristopher Lloyd
2009The Land That Time ForgotVideoC. Thomas HowellEdgar Rice BurroughsDarren DaltonC. Thomas HowellLindsey McKeon
2010Private PracticeTV Series  Kate Walsh (actress)Paul AdelsteinKaDee Strickland
2010Pound of FleshMovieTamar Simon Hoffs Malcolm McDowell
2011Hello StrangerMovie   
2012I Married Who?TV Movie  Kellie MartinEthan EricksonBess Armstrong
20121 NighterMovie   
2012Realm of the Mole MenMovie   
2013The BridgeTV Series  Demián BichirDiane KrugerTom Wright (Australian actor)
2014Sweet SurrenderTV Movie Margot LeitmanAdam MayfieldArielle KebbelHaylie Duff
2015How Not to ProposeTV Movie  Kayla EwellRyan MerrimanAdam Korson
2016Welcome to the Men's GroupMovieJoseph CulpJoseph CulpPhil AbramsMackenzie Astin
2018Railroad to Hell: A Chinaman's ChanceMovieAki Aleong Reggie Lee (actor)Ernest Borgnine
2019The Shedpost-production   
 Tarpost-productionAaron WolfAaron WolfGraham GreeneAaron Wolf
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