A scion of the fabulously wealthy oil family, Balthazar Getty fell into acting due to a capricious twist of fate at age 13, before moving on to a middling career in film and television, winning a battle with addiction, and making his biggest headlines as an adulterer in the tabloids. Discovered by casting agents, Getty made his film debut as the lead in the remake of "Lord of the Flies" (1990) before appearing in the pretty boy Western sequel "Young Guns II" (1990). A hot, young property in Hollywood, over the next several years Getty picked up supporting roles in high-profile films like Oliver Stone's ultra-violent "Natural Born Killers" (1994) and the Sylvester Stallone comic book fiasco "Judge Dredd" (1995). He also joined an ensemble cast of fresh faces in Ridley Scott's maritime adventure "White Squall" (1996), as well as landing a starring role in David Lynch's unfathomable neo-noir "Lost Highway" (1997). After years of drug and alcohol abuse, Getty checked himself into rehab, emerging clean and sober and channeling the experience into his performance in the indie thriller "Shadow Hours" (2000), as a recovering addict lured back toward L.A.'s underground scene. He made attempts at landing an ongoing series with projects like the failed "Pasadena" (Fox, 2001-02), in addition to picking up recurring roles on popular series such as "Alias" (ABC, 2001-06), and supporting turns in smaller films like the gore-fest "Feast" (2006). Later that year he joined the cast of the successful drama "Brothers & Sisters" (ABC, 2006- ), but it would be for publicly cheating on his wife with actress Sienna Miller that would overshadow Getty's promising career as leading man.