Balthazar Getty

Actor, Music producer, Model
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 ... Read more »
Born: 01/22/1975 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (50)

#Horror 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

House of Lies 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Judge 2014 (Movie)

Deputy Hanson (Actor)

West of Brooklyn 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Big Sur 2013 (Movie)

Michael McClure (Actor)

Brothers & Sisters 2005 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rizzoli & Isles 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Medium 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

2007 NCLR Alma Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The Tripper 2007 (Movie)

Jimmy (Actor)

Alias 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Feast 2006 (Movie)

Bozo (Actor)

Slingshot 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Into the West 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Ghost Whisperer 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Charmed 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ladder 49 2004 (Movie)

Ray Gauquin (Actor)

Macarthur Park 2003 (Movie)

Steve (Actor)

Sol Goode 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Deuces Wild 2002 (Movie)

Jimmy Pockets (Actor)

Pasadena 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Run For the Money 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Center of the World 2001 (Movie)

Brian Pivano (Actor)

Shadow Hours 2000 (Movie)

Michael Holloway (Actor)

The Hunger 1997 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Voodoo Dawn 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Four Dogs Playing Poker 1999 (Movie)

Julian (Actor)

Big City Blues 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Out in Fifty 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Lost Highway 1997 (Movie)

Pete Dayton (Actor)

The Hunger: An MTV Sneak Preview 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

White Squall 1996 (Movie)

Tod Johnston (Actor)

CITYSCRAPES los angeles 1995 (Movie)

Leader (Actor)

Dead Beat 1995 (Movie)

Rudy Dobbs (Actor)

Judge Dredd 1995 (Movie)

Olmeyer (Actor)

Don't Do It 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

Natural Born Killers 1994 (Movie)

Gas Station Attendant (Actor)

Toughguy 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

Don't Do It! 1993 (Movie)

Jake (Actor)

Red Hot 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Where the Day Takes You 1992 (Movie)

Little J (Actor)

December 1991 (Movie)

Allister Gibbs (Actor)

My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys 1991 (Movie)

Jud Meadows (Actor)

The Pope Must Diet 1991 (Movie)

Joe Don Dante (Actor)

Lord of the Flies 1990 (Movie)

Ralph (Actor)

Young Guns II 1990 (Movie)

Tom O'Folliard (Actor)

Habitat (TV Show)

Actor

The Turn of the Screw (TV Show)

Actor

Traffic: The Miniseries (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Shadow Hours 2000 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Biography

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.

Relationships

J Paul Getty III

Father
Famous for being kidnapped in 1973 by the Italian mafia for a $17 million ransom had his ear cut off when his grandfather refused to lend his father the money to pay the ransom he was eventually released, after a reduced ransom of $3.2 million was paid he was permanently affected by the trauma, and became a heavy drug user suffered a stroke after overdosing on methadone, Valium and alcohol in 1981, which left him blind and a quadriplegic died February 6, 2011 in Buckinghamshire, England after a long illness

Jean Paul Getty II

Grandfather
(1932-2003) better known as Paul Getty

Grace Getty

Daughter
Mother is Rosetta Millington

June Getty

Daughter
Born October 2, 2007 mother is Rosetta Millington

Violet Getty

Daughter
Mother is Rosetta Millington

Cassius Getty

Son
Born July 17, 2000 mother is Rosetta Millington

J Getty

Great-Grandfather
(1892-1976) founder of the Getty Oil Company at one time was one of the richest men in the world

Aileen Getty

Aunt
Formerly married to Elizabeth Taylor's son Christopher Wilding

Milla Jovovich Actor

Companion
Met at a Seventeen magazine photo shoot in 1989 No longer together

Sienna Miller Actor

Companion
Made headlines in July 2008 when Getty - who was married at the time - was photographed kissing a topless Miller on a boat in Italy Split in early 2009

Rosetta Millington

Wife
Married May 3, 2000 announced separation in July 2008, after he was photographed kissing a topless Sienna Miller reconciled in 2010, two years after his very public affair caused them to split

Lala Sloatman

Companion
Lived together c. 1992 no longer together

Gisela Zacher

Mother
German-born divorced from J P Getty III in the mid 80's remarried in 1988 to wedding translator and musician Olaf Kraemar

EDUCATION

Bel-Air Preparatory School

Los Angeles , California

Milestones

2007

Co-starred in David Arquette's directorial debut, "The Tripper"; co-produced by Arquette and his wife

2006

Cast as Thomas 'Tommy' Walker, one of the five Walker siblings in the ABC drama "Brothers & Sisters"

2006

Cast in the horror film "Feast"; a result of the third season of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's Project Greenlight competition

2005

Played David Wheeler on the TNT miniseries "Into the West"

2005

Joined the fifth season of "Alias" (ABC) as Agent Thomas Grace

2004

Portrayed Ben Edmonds in the USA Network miniseries "Traffic"

2004

Cast opposite Joaquin Phoenix and John Travolta in "Ladder 49"

2003

Played the recurring role of Richard Montana, a male witch on the WB's "Charmed"

2001

Made cameo appearance in "The Center of the World"

2001

Appeared in regular role on the FOX series, "Pasadena"

2000

Had leading role as a recovering addict who begins to frequent underground clubs in L.A. in "Shadow Hours"

1997

Portrayed James Chandler in "The Swords" portion of Showtime's series "The Hunger"

1997

Co-starred in David Lynch's "Lost Highway"

1996

Produced tracks for the debut recording of the band Mannish

1996

Played a 1950s Russian music student with rock'n'roll fever in Paul Haggis's "Red Hot"

1995

Acted the role of Olmeyer in "Judge Dredd"

1994

Had a small role as a gas station attendant in Oliver Stone's "Natural Born Killers"

1992

Appeared in "My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys"

1992

Featured as a tagger (graffiti writer) in "Where the Day Takes You"

1991

Played a high school sophomore who lies about his age to go off to war in "December"

1990

Portrayed Tom O'Folliard, the fourteen-and-a-half-year-old orphan who worships Billy the Kid in "Young Guns II"

1990

Feature debut, starring as Ralph in "Lord of the Flies"

Bonus Trivia

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"People assume that I've led this sheltered, pampered, life (a scion of the Getty oil family). The truth is, I'm not very close to the Getty family, and I grew up in a pretty average way in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles." - from Premiere Magazine, August 1992

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"As much as I love film, there's nothing like the satisfaction of making music. My dream is to film one or two movies a year for the rest of my life and make music in between." - Getty in Premiere Magazine, August 1992

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Was in a band with David Arquette called Thirteen Floor.

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He has the letter "BZAR" tattooed on the fingers of his right hand.

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Balthazar suffered a drug addiction in the 1990's but got over it after losing a good friend to an overdose.

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