Timothy's favorite restaurant in Paris is actually a Chinese restaurant called Tong Yen. He loves to eat at Henry's when in uptown New York and the Italian restaurant Bussola when in downtown.
His other theatrical credits include Love Letters, Remembrance, Long Day's Journey into Night, Sleep Beauty, and Driving Miss Daisy.
Timothy formed a production company called Tarquin Enterprises.
Timothy's TV acting debut was in the NBC movie Zuma Beach (1978). His film debut was on Ordinary People (1980). His New York stage debut was a role in Orpheus Descending (1984) while his Broadway debut was in the production of Prelude to a Kiss (1990). His debut as an executive producer was with the Showtime movie Mr. and Mrs. Loving (1996).
Hutton and his father were evicted from a Hollywood apartment they lived in together because they played their jazz music too loud.
Hutton is a fan of the writer Saki, who is known for his sometimes surreal short stories such as "The Open Window."
He has lived in New York for several years and says one of his reasons for taking the role in Kidnapped is because the show is filmed in New York.
When he was a teenager, Timothy got a bit part as a cabdriver in a stage production of Harvey in which his father starred.
Timothy's parents, Jim and Maryline, divorced when he was three. He lived with his mother and sister, only seeing his father about once a year, until his was fifteen and moved in with his father in Los Angeles.
In preparation for his role as Christopher Boyce, a young man who sold government information to the Soviets, in The Falcon and the Snowman (1985), Hutton not only read everything he could find about the real-life Boyce, but also talked with Boyce about his thoughts and feelings during the events that the movie portrays.
Timothy has one sibling, sister Heidi, who is 13 months older than him.
When he was a teenager, he wanted to be a point guard with the NBA (professional basketball).
While filming The General's Daughter (1999) in Georgia, a tornado scare forced approximately 150 cast and crew members to evacuate the set at the order of the local police. The only place to put everyone was in a private home a mile away.
Timothy dropped out of Fairfax High School in Los Angeles, California when he was 16.
Like his father, Timothy is passionate about jazz, poker, tennis, and horse racing. He also enjoys basketball, playing drums, and horseback riding.
In September 2006, filming will begin in Serbia on the movie Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, starring and produced by Hutton, directed by John R. Pepper.
He was the original choice to play the lead role of Joel Goodson in Risky Business (1983), but he turned it down in order to work with Sidney Lumet and E.L. Doctorow on the the small film Daniel, because of what he would learn from the experience.
Timothy has twice played real-life traitors to the United States. He played Christopher Boyce in The Falcon and the Snowman in 1985 and Aldrich Ames in Aldrich Ames: Traitor Within in 1998. In both roles, he was convicted of having sold secrets to the Soviet Union.
In 1980, at the age of 20 years and 227 days, Timothy became the youngest Academy Award winner for best supporting actor for Ordinary People. As of 2007, he still holds the record.
As of 2006, Timothy is the president of the exclusive Players Club in New York City.
Timothy discovered acting in the ninth grade.
Timothy is 6' 1".
Timothy is a big fan of the New York band Black47, who play a fusion of rock and traditional Irish folk music.
He was married to Debra Winger on March 16, 1986 and they divorced in 1990. They had one child, Noah Hutton, born 29 April 1987.
Timothy: If you think of yourself as a storyteller, as I do, you want to do a full-length feature. So I feel that if there was an opportunity to direct projects and there was a guarantee to it, I could leave acting behind and I don't think I would miss it.
Timothy Hutton: Generally speaking, actors who are 'on the radar', so to speak, have done enough work and have been seen enough to at least be considered for a part. There are always things out there that you are being called about and so you know that if you really want to work, the opportunities are there.
Timothy Hutton: My dad placed higher importance on us being friends than anything else. I don't think he ever said to me, "When I was your age..." There was none of that. We were friends on an equal level. There was a tremendous amount of respect for each other. With other kids it would be, "Oh your dad's out of town, let's have a party." With me, my dad would be at the party.
Timothy Hutton: (on the appeal of being a stage actor) You have the whole day to yourself, and then you go to the theatre. It's also a great way to catch up with old friends: 'Come to the play, we'll have dinner afterwards.'
Timothy Hutton: Acting is being able to look at a situation and romanticize it for just a second, let your imagination go. But it's deadly if you do it all the time.
Timothy Hutton: (on the fan/actor dynamic) [It's] them knowing you and you not knowing them.
Timothy Hutton: (on not letting being in the spotlight make it harder to have a relationship) I don't let it. Hollywood relationships are just like relationships everywhere. It doesn't matter what you do for a living.
Timothy Hutton: I think it's a tried and true formula to appeal to, or exploit maybe is a better word, people's fears, those things that we fear the most and see happening in the news, these terrible stories of tragedy that happen to people. There's a fascination with these dark things that happen, we can't help it.
Timothy Hutton: (on the trend of movie actors coming to television) I think it's saying that television is where the material is. Not to say that there isn't great material in movies, but with the ground-breaking shows that have happened recently there are opportunities to do material in television that perhaps is more difficult to get a movie studio to make.
Timothy Hutton: (upon receiving the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor [Ordinary People, 1980]) This is for my dad. I wish he were here to see it.