Timothy "Timmy B" Busfield (born June 12, 1957, in Lansing, Michigan), is an American actor and director best known for his Emmy-winning role as Eliot Weston on the television series Thirtysomething and his recurring role as Danny Concannon on the television series The West Wing.
The son of university professors, Busfield as a boy frequently visited the Michigan State University drama department, where his father taught. His mother taught literature and enjoyed the company of writers. Busfield said he remembers coming home from school and finding his mother and English novelist Graham Greene sharing a drink at the kitchen table.
Busfield studied drama at East Tennessee State University and appeared with Actors Theatre of Louisville before traveling to New York and roles with Circle Repertory Company.