Joseph Bottoms Biography (1954-)

Born April 22, 1954, in Santa Barbara, CA; son of James Bottoms (a sculptor and art teacher); brother of Ben Bottoms (an actor) and Sam and Timothy Bottoms (both actors and producers); married; wife's name, Dianna; children: Katherine, Elizabeth.

Birth Details
April 22, 1954
Santa Barbara, California, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Robin Lee Graham, The Dove, Paramount, 1974
  • Larry, Crime and Passion (also known as Ace up My Sleeve and Frankensteins Spukschloss), American International Pictures, 1976
  • Texas, High Rolling (also known as High Rolling in a Hot Corvette), Hexagon Roadshow, 1977
  • Lieutenant Charles Pizer, The Black Hole, Buena Vista, 1979
  • Tom Loomis, Cloud Dancer, Blossom, 1980
  • Buddy, King of the Mountain, Universal, 1981
  • Joe, Surfacing, Pan-Canadian Film Distributors, 1981
  • Jonathan Ratcliff, Blind Date (also known as Deadly Seduction), New Line Cinema, 1984
  • Dr. David Kelley, Open House, Intercontinental, 1987
  • Al Pagura, Born to Race, Romax, 1988
  • Baxter Reed, Inner Sanctum, Columbia Home Video, 1991
  • The Crossing Guard, Miramax, 1995
  • Himmler, Snide and Prejudice, Vine International Pictures, 1998
  • James Saunders and Simon, Joseph's Gift, 1998
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Kirk Cranston, Santa Barbara, NBC, 1985-1986, 1987, 1989, 1990
  • The second Cal Winters, Days of Our Lives (also known as Days and DOOL), NBC, 1991
  • Trelawney, The Net, USA Network, 1998-1999
  • Miniseries
  • Rudi Weiss, Holocaust, NBC, 1978
  • Mack Crawford, Celebrity (also known as Tommy Thompson's Celebrity), NBC, 1984
  • Matt Lee, Flair, 1989
  • Movies
  • Billy Keith, Trouble Comes to Town, ABC, 1972
  • Peter, Unwed Father, ABC, 1974
  • Cal as a young man, Stalk the Wild Child, NBC, 1976
  • Superhero, Major Effects, 1979
  • Scott (a biologist), The Intruder Within (also known as The Lucifer Rig), ABC, 1981
  • George Osmond, Side by Side: The True Story of the Osmond Family,NBC, 1982
  • Stuart Vane, The Sins of Dorian Gray, ABC, 1983
  • Daniel "Dan" Pickard, Time Bomb, NBC, 1984
  • Eddie Kelso, Braker, ABC, 1985
  • Shades of Love: Make Mine Chartreuse, 1987
  • Tom Lewis, Police Story: Cop Killer (also known as Cop Killers, Police Story, and Stigma), ABC, 1988
  • Dave Kirkpatrick, Liar's Edge, Showtime, 1992
  • Kenneth Gates, Treacherous Crossing, USA Network, 1992
  • Tommy Graham, Gunsmoke: To the Last Man, CBS, 1992
  • Also appeared in I Married Wyatt Earp.
  • Specials
  • Jack Kingston, "Maggie's Secret," CBS Schoolbreak Specials, CBS, 1990
  • Narrator, Return of the Painted Ponies (documentary), Channel 18 (Santa Barbara, CA), c. 1998
  • Also appeared in Winesburg, Ohio, PBS.
  • Episodic
  • Seth Oliver, "A Friend of the Family's," Family, ABC, 1978
  • Mickey Shannon, "Murder at the Oasis," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1985
  • Peter Garland, "The Cookies Crumble," Street Legal, CBC, 1990
  • Peter Garland, "Tyger, Tyger," Street Legal, CBC, 1990
  • "The Road Not Taken," The Young Riders, ABC, 1992
  • Tom Wilson, "Last of a Breed: Parts 1 & 2," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 1997
  • Bobby O'Hara, "Seduction," Profiler, NBC, 1999
  • "Stop or Val's Mom Will Shoot," V.I.P., syndicated, 1999
  • Also appeared in Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law, ABC.
  • Pilots
  • Dr. Martin Wilde, "The Doctors Wilde" (also known as "Zoovets"), broadcast on CBS Summer Playhouse, CBS, 1987
  • Joe Faraday, Island Sons, ABC, 1987
  • Also appeared in the pilot Wishman.
  • Stage Appearances
  • Ken Talley, The Fifth of July, New Apollo Theatre, New York City,1981
  • Also appeared in Winesburg, Ohio, Santa Barbara High School Performing Arts Center; performed with a community theatre group, Santa Barbara, CA.

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