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Paul Balthazar Getty (born January 22, 1975) is an Americanmarker film actor and member of the band Ringside. His great grandfather was billionaire Jean Paul Getty, his grandfather Sir Paul Getty, and his father John Paul Getty III. His family's fortune is based on the oil business.He's most known for the roles of Thomas Grace on the American action drama Alias and as Tommy Walker on the ABC prime time drama Brothers & Sisters.

Biography

Early life

Getty was born in Tarzana, Californiamarker and raised in San Franciscomarker before being sent to private school in Britain, where he was enrolled at Gordonstoun School, an elite boarding school that has educated three generations of the British Royal Family. His great-grandfather is the late multi-billionaire Jean Paul Getty, founder of the Getty Oil Company, and at one time one of the richest men in the world. His father is John Paul Getty III, and his mother, Gisela Martine Getty (née Schmidt), is a professional photographer and documentary filmmaker. His parents are now divorced. Getty has a sister, Anna.

Personal life

In 2000, Getty married fashion designer Rosetta Millington and has four children: Cassius Paul, Grace, Violet, and June Catherine.

In July 2008, Getty was photographed kissing a topless Sienna Miller aboard a boat and on a hotel balcony in Italymarker. Getty and Miller have reportedly been dating since May 2008, shortly after his wife Rosetta Millington had the couple's fourth child. On July 21, 2008, Getty released a statement confirming that he and his wife had separated, although to date no divorce has been filed.

Getty is on the board of directors for The Lunchbox Fund, an organization that provides lunches to impoverished children in South Africa.

He is close friends with actor Eric Dane.

Career

He entered the movie business in 1987 when he auditioned for the lead role in the movie Lord of the Flies after being spotted by a talent scout in his art class at school. During the course of the 1990s and early 2000s, he has appeared in films such as 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 series Traffic.

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

In late 2008, it was reported that Getty's contract as a full-time series regular will not be renewed due, in part, to budgetary and storyline considerations, though Getty may return in a reduced capacity. On the Season 4 premiere, Balthazar Getty was still listed in the principal cast, but he did not appear. Getty finally made his highly-anticipated return to the series in the sixth episode of Season 4.

Filmography

Film
Year Film Role Notes
1990 Lord of the Flies Ralph
Young Guns II Tom O'Folliard Alternative title: Young Guns II: Blaze of Glory
1991 My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys Jud, Jolie's Son
The Pope Must Die Joe Don Dante Alternative title: The Pope Must Diet
December Allister Gibbs
1992 Halfway House
Where the Day Takes You Little J
1993 Red Hot Alexi Alternative title: Fièvre Rouge
1994 Cityscrapes: Los Angeles Leader
Dead Beat Rudy Alternative title: The Phony Perfector
Natural Born Killers Gas Station Attendant
Don't Do It Jake
1995 Toughguy Chad's Friend Alternative titles: Evil Never Sleeps and Terrified
Judge Dredd Olmeyer
Mr. Holland's Opus Stadler Uncredited
1996 White Squall Tod Johnstone
1997 Lost Highway Pete Dayton
Habitat Andreas Symes
1998 Fait Accompli A.J. Merchant Alternative title: Voodoo Dawn
1999 Big City Blues Walter
Out in Fifty Lefty
2000 Shadow Hours Michael Holloway
Four Dogs Playing Poker Julian Alternative title: 4 Dogs Playing Poker
Shadow Hours
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Co-producer
2001 Sol Goode Sol Goode
MacArthur Park Steve
The Center of the World Brian Pivano Alternative title: The Centre of the World
Sluts & Losers--his autobiographical film
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Co-executive producer
2002 Hard Cash Eddie Alternative title: Run for the Money
Deuces Wild Jimmy Pockets
2004 Ladder 49 Ray Gauquin
2005 Slingshot Taylor
Feast Bozo
2006 The Tripper Jimmy
2008 West of Brooklyn Man at door
Struggle Jack
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1990 Nightmare Classics Miles 1 episode
1997 The Hunger James Chandler 1 episode
2001-2002 Pasadena Nate Greeley 13 episodes
2002 Corsairs Television movie
2003-2004 Charmed Richard Montana 6 episodes
2004 Traffic Ben Edmonds Miniseries
2005 Into the West David Wheeler 1 episode
Ghost Whisperer Michael Adams 1 episode
2005-2006 Alias Thomas Grace 17 episodes
2006 Dirtbags Scotty Television movie
2006 - Present Brothers & Sisters Tommy Walker 62 episodes
2009 Medium Christopher Dennis Sipes 1 episodes


References

  1. Balthazar Getty and His Wife Welcome a Girl - Birth, Balthazar Getty : People.com
  2. Is Brothers Disowning Balthazar Getty? The Ausiello Files, December 29, 2008


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