|Born||April 22, 1954|
Santa Barbara, California
|Spouse(s)||Delilah Andison (1980–?)|
Dianna Louise Diels (1994–2007)
|Parent(s)||James "Bud" Bottoms and Betty (née Chapman) Bottoms|
Joseph Bottoms (born April 22, 1954) is an American actor who won the 1975 Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year for his role in The Dove. He is also well known for his roles in the television mini-series Holocaust and Disney's The Black Hole.
Bottoms made his screen debut in the television movie Trouble Comes to Town. A year later he played the role of Robin Lee Graham, in The Dove, a real-life story about a teenager sailor's voyage around the world. Bottoms won the Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actor.
In the 1978 mini-series Holocaust, he starred as Rudi Weiss, a German Jew who joins the Jewish partisans. The series was well-received, winning the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Miniseries.
A year later, he starred in The Black Hole, a science fiction film that grossed over $35 million at the U.S. box office. In 1981, he made his Broadway debut in Fifth of July. The play made its Broadway debut at the New Apollo Theatre on November 5, 1980, directed by Mason with Jeff Daniels reprising the role of Jed, Christopher Reeve as Ken and Swoosie Kurtz as Gwen.
In 1984, he starred with Kirstie Alley in Blind Date. From 1985 to 1986, he was a series regular on Santa Barbara. In 1990, he began a guest arc on the Canadian television series Street Legal. In 1991, he played the second Cal Winters in Days of Our Lives. In 1998 he was cast as a series regular in The Net.
His latest screen appearance was in 1999 in the TV series V.I.P..
Bottoms was born in Santa Barbara, California, and is the second son of sculptor James "Bud" Bottoms and Betty (née Chapman). He is the brother of actors Timothy Bottoms, Sam Bottoms, and Ben Bottoms. He has been married twice and twice divorced. Since 1999, he has been running the Bottoms Art Galleries in Santa Barbara that include his father's sculptures.
|1974||The Dove||Robin Lee Graham||Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actor|
|1976||Crime and Passion||Larry|
|1979||The Black Hole||Lieutenant Charlie Pizer|
|1980||Cloud Dancer||Tom Loomis|
|1981||King of the Mountain||Buddy|
|1983||The Sins of Dorian Gray||Stuart Vane|
|1984||Blind Date||Jonathan Ratcliff|
|1988||Open House||Dr. David Kelley|
|1988||Born to Race||Al Pagura|
|1991||Inner Sanctum||Baxter Reed|
|1992||Liar's Edge||Dave Kirkpatrick|
|1992||Treacherous Crossing||Kenneth Gates|
|1997||Snide and Prejudice||Therapist Himmler|
|1998||Joseph's Gift||Simon Keller|
|1973||Trouble Comes to Town||Billy Keith||TV movie|
|1973||Winesburg, Ohio||George Willard||TV movie|
|1974||Unwed Father||Peter||TV movie|
|1976||Stalk the Wild Child||Cal, as a young man||TV movie|
|1978||Family||Seth Oliver||1 episode; "A Friend of the Family's"|
|1978||Holocaust||Rudi Weiss||TV mini-series|
|1978||Return Engagement||Steward Anderman||TV movie|
|1979||Disneyland||Major Effects||1 episode; "Major Effects"|
|1981||The Intruder Within||Scott||TV movie; Drillers on an oil rig near Antarctica discover that they have accidentally brought up several prehistoric eggs. One egg hatches and becomes an unstoppable creature.|
|1982||Side by Side: The True Story of the Osmond Family||George Osmond||TV movie|
|1983||I Married Wyatt Earp||The Driver||TV movie|
|1983||Wishman||Dr. Alex MacGregor||TV movie|
|1984||Celebrity||Mack Crawford||TV mini-series|
|1984||Time Bomb||Daniel 'Dan' Picard||TV movie|
|1985||Murder, She Wrote||Mickey Shannon||1 episode; "Murder at the Oasis"|
|1985||Braker||Eddie Kelso||TV movie|
|1985–1986||Santa Barbara||Kirk Cranston||Series regular|
|1987||Shades of Love: Make Mine Chartreuse||Steve||TV movie|
|1987||Island Sons||Joe Faraday||TV movie|
|1987||CBS Summer Playhouse||Dr. Martin Wilde||1 episode; "Doctors Wilde"|
|1988||Cop Killer||Lewis||TV movie|
|1988||The Highwayman||Bonham||1 episode; "Till Death Duel us Apart"|
|1990||CBS Schoolbreak Special||Jack Kingston||1 episode; "Maggie's Secret"|
|1990||Flair||Matt Lee||TV mini-series|
|1990–1991||Street Legal||Peter Garland||5 episodes|
|1991||Road to Avonlea||Edwin Clark||1 episode; "May the Best Man Win"|
|1991||Days of Our Lives||Carl Winters 2|
|1992||Gunsmoke: To the Last Man||Tommy Graham||TV movie|
|1992||The Young Riders||1 episode; "The Road Not Taken"|
|1997||Walker, Texas Ranger||Tom Wilson||2 episodes; "Last of a Breed: Part 1", "Last of a Breed: Part 2"|
|1998–1999||The Net||Shawn Trelawney||Series regular|
|1999||Profiler||Bobby O'Hara||1 episode; "Seduction"|
|1999||V.I.P.||1 episode; "Stop or Val's Mom Will Shoot"|
|1981||Fifth of July||Ken|
- "Newlywed Joe Bottoms Finds His Space (Sans Sam, Tim or Ben) in The Black Hole". People. February 4, 2013. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
- "Joseph Bottoms". NNDB. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
- Wiesel, Elie (April 16, 1978). "Trivializing the Holocaust: Semi-Fact and Semi-Fiction". The New York Times. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
- "Holocaust (1978): Awards". IMDb. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
- "The Black Hole". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
- "Past List". Soap Central.com. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
- Prime, Alena. Joseph Bottoms, authentic child of Santa Barbara Tele Star. 1988
- Donelon, Charles. (July 16, 2009) Belle Arte Events Invade the Biltmore Santa Barbara Independent.
- "Four Seasons Resort". Retrieved June 7, 2011.