Paul Balthazar Getty
January 22, 1975
|Parent(s)||John Paul Getty III|
Gisela Martine Zacher (née Schmidt)
Paul Balthazar Getty (//; born January 22, 1975) is an American actor and musician. A member of the Getty family, his acting debut was in Lord of the Flies (1990) as Ralph. He went on to appear in Lost Highway (1997) and had a recurring role as Richard Montana in Charmed (2003–04), Thomas Grace on the American action drama Alias (2005–06) and Tommy Walker on the American drama Brothers & Sisters (2006–11), the latter two of which have aired on ABC.
Paul Balthazar Getty was born in Tarzana, California, and brought up in San Francisco before being educated in the United Kingdom at Gordonstoun, Scotland. He was born to father John Paul Getty III and is a descendant of grandfather Sir John Paul Getty and great-grandfather J. Paul Getty, founder of Getty Oil, and at one time one of the richest men in the world, namesake for the Getty Center museum. His mother, Gisela (née Schmidt), is a German-born professional photographer and documentary filmmaker. His parents divorced in 1993. His sister Anna (born 1972) was the daughter of his mother and later adopted by his father.
Getty began his acting career at age 12 in 1987. 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, Mr. Holland's Opus, 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 television 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 three daughters: Grace, Violet, and June Catherine, and a son, Cassius Paul. Cassius's godfather is Getty's close friend and fellow actor Eric Dane. He had a highly publicized affair with English actress Sienna Miller in 2008, but later reconciled with his wife.
|1990||Lord of the Flies||Ralph||Young Artist Award Nominated for Best Young Actor Starring in a Motion Picture|
|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|
|Mr. Holland's Opus||Stadler|
|1996||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||Co-executive producer|
|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|||
|2014||The Judge||Deputy Hanson|
|1989||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||Main cast (Season 5): 15 episodes|
|2006–2011||Brothers & Sisters||Tommy Walker||Main cast (Season 1–4)|
Guest (Season 5): 72 episodes
|2010||Rizzoli & Isles||Tom Garvin||1 episode|
|Hawaii Five-0||Walton Dawkins||1 episode|
|2014||House of Lies||Zaninno||1 episode|
|2017||When We Rise||David||2 episodes|
|Twin Peaks||Red||3 episodes|
Awards and nominations
|1991||Young Artist Award||Nominated||Best Young Actor Starring Role in a Motion Picture||Lord of the Flies|
|1991||Nominated||Outstanding Young Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture for||Lord of the Flies|
- Moss, Corey. "Ringside". mtv.com. Archived from the original on December 21, 2008. Retrieved December 5, 2008.
- "Balthazar Getty on Growing Up Getty and Movies About His Father's Kidnapping: "I Don't Watch That Crap"". The Hollywood Reporter. February 9, 2021. Retrieved April 8, 2021.
- "Rosetta & Balthazar Getty: A Fashionable Life". September 20, 2010.
- "John Paul Getty III".
- "What Happened to John Paul Getty III After Kidnapping in 'All the Money in the World'?". TheWrap. January 2, 2018. Retrieved October 29, 2019.
- "Is Brothers Disowning Balthazar Getty?" Archived January 1, 2009, at the Wayback Machine The Ausiello Files, December 29, 2008.
- Ingrassia, Lisa (March 30, 2007). "Balthazar Getty, Wife Rosetta Expecting Baby No. 4". people.com. Archived from the original on October 30, 2008. Retrieved December 5, 2008.
- "Balthazar Getty and His Wife Welcome a Girl". October 6, 2007.
- "Balthazar Getty: My Affair With Sienna Miller Made My Marriage Stronger - X17 Online". Archived from the original on June 24, 2018.
- "Kate Bosworth, Balthazar Getty Share Poetry at 'Big Sur' Premiere". news.yahoo.com. Retrieved April 8, 2021.
- Dave McNary (April 22, 2015). "Documentary 'Unity' Set for Aug. 12 Release with 100 Star Narrators". Variety. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
- "'Kid 90': Inside Soleil Moon Frye's Doc About Growing Up Famous". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved April 8, 2021.
- 12th Annual Young Artist Award results (Retrieved March 6, 2009)