Timothy James Bottoms is an American actor and film producer. He was born in the year 1951 and celebrates his birthday every year on August 30. He is most known for his role as Sonny Crawford in The Last Picture Show .

Bottoms is a native of Santa Barbara, California, United States of America as he was born and spent most of his early life there. He was welcomed to the family as the eldest son of Betty and James "Bud" Bottoms, a sculptor and art teacher. His brothers Joseph Bottoms (born 1954), Sam Bottoms (1955–2008) and Ben Bottoms (born 1960) are all actors. Sam died in 2008 due to brain cancer. At one point, Sam was the only sibling close to Timothy. He grew up in Santa Barbara, and was a member of the Youth Theater Productions at school. In 1967, he toured Europe as part of the Santa Barbara Madrigal Society.

He debuted into films in the year 1971 in Dalton Trumbo's Johnny Got His Gun playing the role of Joe Bonham. The same year, he appeared alongside his brother Sam in The Last Picture Show and reprised his role for the 1990 sequel Texasville. In 1973, he starred as Harvard law student Hart on The Paper Chase. With his shift to the smaller screen, he landed the biblical lead in The Story of David in 1976. The same year, he played ex-convict in A Small Town in Texas and bank teller in Moneychangers. He other notable films credits include movies such as Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing (1973), Rollercoaster (1977) and Elephant (2003). Bottoms has made name for himself by portraying U.S. President George W. Bush in three widely varying productions. In 2000–2001, he played a parody of Bush in the Comedy Central sitcom That's My Bush!; he next appeared as Bush in a cameo appearance in the movie The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course. Finally, Bottoms once again played Bush, in the telefilm DC 9/11, one of the first movies to be based upon the 9/11 attacks. He had a recurring role during the first season of the FX series Dirt as Gibson Horne. Besides his work as an actor, he co-produced the documentary Picture This – The Times of Peter Bogdanovich in Archer City, Texas (1991). Of late, his work can be seen in small independent features such as Elephant in 2003, Paradise, Texas in 2005 and Call of the Wild in 2009.

Talking about his personal life, Timothy was married to the folk singer Alicia Cory. The couple got married on July 11, 1975 and separated just three years later on January 20, 1978. They have a son, Bartholomew. On December 31, 1983, Bottoms married again. This time to Marcia Morehart. He has three children Benton, William, Bridget with her. Morehart and Bottoms separated with a divorce later on. He divides his time between his acting work and his love of training wild horses at his two ranches near Big Sur, California. On the sly he has worked as a surveyor's assistant. His two brothers, Joseph and Ben, have abandoned their film careers and are happily living their lives outside the Hollywood realm but Timothy is still pursuing his Hollywood career.

The talented actor stands tall at the height of 5 feet and 11 inches and has a great personality. His hard work into the industry has made him famous and fortunate. He has garnered a good number of followers and admirers all over the world. He keeps them updated with frequent tweets in his Twitter account. He is also a good user of his Facebook account. More information on him is available on his biography in numerous websites including the Wiki and IMDb website.