Mostly Credited As: Timothy Bottoms
Sometimes Credited As: Tim Bottoms
Birth Name: Timothy James Bottoms
Date Of Birth: August 30, 1951 (Age 64)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Santa Barbara, California
Height: 5' 11" (1.8 m)
A June, 1970 graduate of Santa Barbara High School in California, Timothy Bottoms is still close enough to his school years to list his junior high school roles oh his resume — he played the lead in "Li'l Abner" and the undertaker in "A Christmas Carol" and include the fact that he wrote and gave numerous performances of a puppet show in 1969!
Born August 30„ 1951, the 6", 160-pound, hazel-eyed actor has amassed an impressive list of credits in a very few years. After high school, he planned to attend the California Institute of the Arts where he received a scholarship. Instead he plunged directly into show business when he read for and won the part of the shattered war casualty in Dalton Trumbo's "Johnny Got His Gun" after Trumbo had auditioned and rejected more than one hundred actors.
He followed that with the leading role in "The Last Picture Show," under the direction of Peter Bogdanovitch; the lead in "Love, Pain and the whole Damn Thing," opposite Maggie Smith, as an inept youth with whom she has an awkward but touching affair; and a starring role in "The Paper Chase" as a pressured law school freshman.
He also appeared in "White Dawn/' "The Crazy world of Julius Vrooder," and "Seven Men at Daybreak" as well as the TV production of "Look Homeward, Angel," He played a great role
in "Last Town in Texas." He garnered kudos for his performance as King David in the miniseries "The Story of David" in 1976.
Timothy is the oldest of four sons: so far, Joe, two years younger, and Sam, five years his junior, have followed him into show business. The youngest son, Ben, did not follow them.
A mentor of the swimming team in high school, he also participated in the Madrigal Singers, and shares an interest in music with his wife Alicia. The couple, who live in Santa Barbara, own horses, and Timothy also enjoys skin-diving, hiking, camping, fishing, and ballet.