Timothy Tarquin Hutton was born on Aug. 16, 1960, in Malibu, Calif. He is the youngest of the two children of actor Jim Hutton and teacher Maryline Adams, who divorced when Timothy was 3. His mother then moved the youngsters to Boston and then Connecticut, ultimately returning to California, where Timothy reconnected with his father and lived with him.
A high-school role in “Guys and Dolls” set the young Hutton on his own acting path. Initially, he appeared in such TV movies as “Friendly Fire” and “Young Love, First Love.” Then, his feature-film credits began with the Robert Redford-directed “Ordinary People,” for which Hutton became the youngest winner of the Oscar for best supporting actor as troubled Conrad Jarrett.
Movies that Hutton made during the 1980s included “Taps,” “The Falcon and the Snowman,” “Iceman,” “Turk 182,” “Made in Heaven” and “Everybody’s All-American.” He moved into stage work with “Love Letters” and “Prelude to a Kiss,” but he would return to movies with such projects as “The Dark Half,” “French Kiss,” “Beautiful Girls” and “The General’s Daughter.”
Series television work has been a big factor in Hutton’s career. He co-starred in a “Nero Wolfe” series for A&E Network on which he also was an executive producer and a director, and he later became a lead as the rich father of an abducted teen in NBC’s “Kidnapped.” The TNT crime-caper show “Leverage” gave Hutton a five-season run, and after that, he earned acclaim for playing a different character in each of the three seasons of the ABC anthology “American Crime.”
Hutton now is starring in the new Fox drama series “Almost Family” as a fertility doctor engulfed in scandal with the revelation that his own sperm were used to sire nearly 100 children, several of whom are getting to know one another somewhat uncomfortably.
First married to actress Debra Winger, with whom he has a son, Hutton dated Uma Thurman and Angelina Jolie after that union ended. He then married former French president Valery Giscard d’Estaing’s niece Aurore and also had a son with her, but the couple separated in 2009.