|Born||Paul Balthazar Getty
January 22, 1975
Tarzana, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Rosetta Millington (m. 2000)|
|Children||Cassius Paul, Grace, Violet,
|Parents||John Paul Getty III (deceased)
Gisela Martine Zacher (née Schmidt)
|Relatives||Mark Getty (uncle)
Paul Getty (grandfather)
Gordon Getty (great-uncle)
Jean Paul Getty (great-grandfather)
George Getty (great-great-grandfather)
Paul Balthazar Getty // (born January 22, 1975) is an American film actor and member of the band Ringside. He is known for the roles of Thomas Grace on the American action drama Alias and Tommy Walker on the ABC drama Brothers & Sisters.
Getty was born Paul Balthazar Getty in Tarzana, California, and raised in San Francisco before being educated in the United Kingdom at the Gordonstoun School, a boarding school that has educated three generations of the British Royal Family. His great-grandfather was Jean Paul Getty, founder of the Getty Oil Company, and at one time one of the richest men in the world. His grandfather was Sir Paul Getty; his father was John Paul Getty III. His mother, Gisela (née Schmidt), is a professional photographer and documentary filmmaker. His parents divorced in 1993. He has a maternal half-sister, Anna (born 1972).
Getty began his acting career at age 14 in 1989. He auditioned for the lead role in the movie Lord of the Flies after being spotted by a casting director, Robin Joy Allan, in his art class at school. During the 1990s and early 2000s, he appeared in the films 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 miniseries Traffic.
Getty guest-starred on the television series Charmed as Richard Montana, a male witch romantically linked with Paige Matthews. He appeared in the fifth season of the hit show Alias as Agent Thomas Grace. He starred, alongside Alias costar Ron Rifkin, in the ABC prime time drama Brothers & Sisters, which first aired in September 2006. Getty played the role of Thomas "Tommy" Walker, third-born of the five Walker siblings.
In late 2008, media reports indicated Getty's contract as a full-time series regular in Brothers & Sisters would not be renewed due, in part, to budgetary and storyline considerations. In the Season 4 premiere, Getty was still listed in the principal cast, but he did not appear. Getty made his return to the series in the sixth episode of Season 4. Although he no longer appeared in every episode, he continued to make appearances on the show until its cancellation.
In 2000, Getty married fashion designer Rosetta Millington. They have four children: a son, Cassius Paul, and three daughters (Grace, Violet, and June Catherine). He had a well-publicized affair with British-American actress Sienna Miller but eventually returned to his wife. As a teen he was a member of the Los Angeles graffiti subculture.
|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|
|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|
|1996||Mr. Holland's Opus||Stadler|
|White Squall||Tod Johnstone|
|1997||Lost Highway||Pete Dayton|
|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|
|2001||Sol Goode||Sol Goode|
|The Center of the World||Brian Pivano||Alternative title: The Centre of the World|
|Sluts & Losers||
|2002||Hard Cash||Eddie||Alternative title: Run for the Money|
|Deuces Wild||Jimmy Pockets|
|2004||Ladder 49||Ray Gauquin|
|2008||West of Brooklyn||Man at door|
|2012||Big Sur||Michael McClure|
|1990||Nightmare Classics||Miles||1 episode|
|1997||The Hunger||James Chandler||1 episode|
|2001-2002||Pasadena||Nate Greeley||13 episodes|
|2003-2004||Charmed||Richard Montana||6 episodes|
|2005||Into the West||David Wheeler||1 episode|
|Ghost Whisperer||Michael Adams||1 episode|
|2005-2006||Alias||Thomas Grace||17 episodes|
|2006-2011||Brothers & Sisters||Tommy Walker||92 episodes|
|2009||Medium||Christopher Dennis Sipes||1 episode|
|2010||Rizzoli & Isles||Tom Garvin||1 episode|
|Hawaii Five-0||Walton Dawkins||1 episode|
- Moss, Corey. "Ringside". mtv.com. Archived from the original on 21 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-05.
- Obituary of Balthazar Getty's father
- "Is Brothers Disowning Balthazar Getty?" The Ausiello Files, December 29, 2008
- Ingrassia, Lisa (2007-03-30). "Balthazar Getty, Wife Rosetta Expecting Baby No. 4". people.com. Archived from the original on 30 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-05.
- Balthazar Getty and His Wife Welcome a Girl - Birth, Balthazar Getty : People.com