Balthazar Getty

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Balthazar Getty
BornPaul Balthazar Getty
(1975-01-22) January 22, 1975 (age 39)
Tarzana, California, U.S.
OccupationActor, musician
Years active1989–present
Spouse(s)Rosetta Millington (m. 2000)
ChildrenCassius Paul, Grace, Violet,
June Catherine
ParentsJohn Paul Getty III (deceased)
Gisela Martine Zacher (née Schmidt)
RelativesMark Getty (uncle)
Paul Getty (grandfather)
Gordon Getty (great-uncle)
Jean Paul Getty (great-grandfather)
George Getty (great-great-grandfather)
 
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Balthazar Getty
BornPaul Balthazar Getty
(1975-01-22) January 22, 1975 (age 39)
Tarzana, California, U.S.
OccupationActor, musician
Years active1989–present
Spouse(s)Rosetta Millington (m. 2000)
ChildrenCassius Paul, Grace, Violet,
June Catherine
ParentsJohn Paul Getty III (deceased)
Gisela Martine Zacher (née Schmidt)
RelativesMark Getty (uncle)
Paul Getty (grandfather)
Gordon Getty (great-uncle)
Jean Paul Getty (great-grandfather)
George Getty (great-great-grandfather)

Paul Balthazar Getty (/bælˈθzər ˈɡɛti/; born January 22, 1975) is an American film actor, member of the band Ringside, and the producer-half of rap duo The Wow.[1] He is known for the roles of Thomas Grace on the American action drama Alias and Tommy Walker on the ABC drama Brothers & Sisters.

Early life[edit]

Getty was born Paul Balthazar Getty in Tarzana, California, and raised in San Francisco before being educated in the United Kingdom at the Gordonstoun School, a boarding school that has educated three generations of the British Royal Family. His great-grandfather was Jean Paul Getty, founder of the Getty Oil Company, and at one time one of the richest men in the world. His grandfather was Sir Paul Getty; his father was John Paul Getty III. His mother, Gisela (née Schmidt), is a professional photographer and documentary filmmaker. His parents divorced in 1993. He has a maternal half-sister, Anna (born 1972).[2]

Career[edit]

Getty began his acting career at age 14 in 1989. He auditioned for the lead role in the movie Lord of the Flies after being spotted by a casting director, Robin Joy Allan, in his art class at school. During the 1990s and early 2000s, he appeared in the films Young Guns II, Natural Born Killers, Judge Dredd, White Squall, Lost Highway, Big City Blues, The Center of the World, Deuces Wild, Ladder 49, Feast, and the television miniseries Traffic.

Getty guest-starred on the television series Charmed as Richard Montana, a male witch romantically linked with Paige Matthews. He appeared in the fifth season of the hit show Alias as Agent Thomas Grace. He starred, alongside Alias costar Ron Rifkin, in the ABC prime time drama Brothers & Sisters, which first aired in September 2006. Getty played the role of Thomas "Tommy" Walker, third-born of the five Walker siblings.

In late 2008, media reports indicated Getty's contract as a full-time series regular in Brothers & Sisters would not be renewed due, in part, to budgetary and storyline considerations.[3] In the Season 4 premiere, Getty was still listed in the principal cast, but he did not appear. Getty made his return to the series in the sixth episode of Season 4. Although he no longer appeared in every episode, he continued to make appearances on the show until its cancellation.

Personal life[edit]

In 2000, Getty married fashion designer Rosetta Millington. They have three daughters: Grace, Violet, and June Catherine, and a son, Cassius Paul.[4][5] He had a well-publicized affair with English actress Sienna Miller but eventually returned to his wife.[6] As a teen he was a member of the Los Angeles graffiti subculture.

Social initiatives[edit]

Getty is on the board of directors for The Lunchbox Fund, a non-profit organization providing daily meals to township school students in Soweto, South Africa.[citation needed]

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearFilmRoleNotes
1990Lord of the FliesRalph
Young Guns IITom O'FolliardAlternative title: Young Guns II: Blaze of Glory
1991My Heroes Have Always Been CowboysJud, Jolie's Son
The Pope Must DieJoe Don DanteAlternative title: The Pope Must Diet
DecemberAllister Gibbs
1992Halfway House
Where the Day Takes YouLittle J
1993Red HotAlexiAlternative title: Fièvre Rouge
1994Cityscrapes: Los AngelesLeader
Dead BeatRudyAlternative title: The Phony Perfector
Natural Born KillersGas Station Attendant
Don't Do ItJake
1995ToughguyChad's FriendAlternative titles: Evil Never Sleeps and Terrified
Judge DreddOlmeyer
1996Mr. Holland's OpusStadler
White SquallTod Johnstone
1997Lost HighwayPete Dayton
HabitatAndreas Symes
1998Fait AccompliA.J. MerchantAlternative title: Voodoo Dawn
1999Big City BluesWalter
Out in FiftyLefty
2000Shadow HoursMichael Holloway
Four Dogs Playing PokerJulianAlternative title: 4 Dogs Playing Poker
Shadow Hours
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Co-producer
2001Sol GoodeSol Goode
MacArthur ParkSteve
The Center of the WorldBrian PivanoAlternative title: The Centre of the World
Sluts & Losers
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Co-executive producer
2002Hard CashEddieAlternative title: Run for the Money
Deuces WildJimmy Pockets
2004Ladder 49Ray Gauquin
2005SlingshotTaylor
FeastBozo
2006The TripperJimmy
2008West of BrooklynMan at door
StruggleJack
2012Big SurMichael McClure
2014UnityNarrator


Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1990Nightmare ClassicsMiles1 episode
1997The HungerJames Chandler1 episode
2001-2002PasadenaNate Greeley13 episodes
2003-2004CharmedRichard Montana6 episodes
2004TrafficBen EdmondsMiniseries
2005Into the WestDavid Wheeler1 episode
Ghost WhispererMichael Adams1 episode
2005-2006AliasThomas Grace17 episodes
2006DirtbagsScottyTelevision movie
2006-2011Brothers & SistersTommy Walker92 episodes
2009MediumChristopher Dennis Sipes1 episode
2010Rizzoli & IslesTom Garvin1 episode
Hawaii Five-0Walton Dawkins1 episode

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moss, Corey. "Ringside". mtv.com. Archived from the original on 21 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-05. 
  2. ^ Obituary of Balthazar Getty's father
  3. ^ "Is Brothers Disowning Balthazar Getty?" The Ausiello Files, December 29, 2008
  4. ^ Ingrassia, Lisa (2007-03-30). "Balthazar Getty, Wife Rosetta Expecting Baby No. 4". people.com. Archived from the original on 30 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-05. 
  5. ^ Balthazar Getty and His Wife Welcome a Girl - Birth, Balthazar Getty : People.com
  6. ^ http://www.x17online.com/celebrities/balthazar_getty/balthazar_getty_my_affair_with_sienna_miller.php

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