Biography of Timothy Hutton

Director Timothy Hutton signs autographs for the fans outside of the TIFF 08 Premiere of Lymelife at Ryerson University Theater


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Timothy’s career began with parts in several television movies. Hutton won both the Academy Award and the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in his role as Conrad in Ordinary People which is his first major film. For the same role he also received the Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year in a Motion Picture – Male. At the age of 20 years, he became the youngest Academy Award winner for best supporting actor. As of 2005, he still holds the record. Since then he has played major roles in feature films, television films, and television series. He starred as detective Archie Goodwin in the A&E television series A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2001–2002); he also served as an executive producer, and also directed several episodes of the series. His other directing credits include the family film Digging to China (1998). In 2001 Hutton starred in the television miniseries WW3, and in 2006 he had a lead role in the NBC series Kidnapped, playing Conrad Cain, the wealthy father of a kidnapped teenager. He appeared in 15 feature films from 2006 to 2008. Timothy is one of the owners of the New York City restaurant and bar P. J. Clarke’s. In 2003 Hutton became president of the prestigious Players, a New York actors’ club, but he resigned in June 2008 due to work, which kept him in Los Angeles.

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