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Occupation  Actor, musician
Years active  1989–present

Name  Balthazar Getty
Role  Actor
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Full Name  Paul Balthazar Getty
Born  January 22, 1975 (age 48) (1975-01-22) Tarzana, California, U.S.
Relatives  Mark Getty (uncle)John Paul Getty, Jr. (grandfather)Gordon Getty (great-uncle)Jean Paul Getty (great-grandfather)George Getty (great-great-grandfather)
Spouse  Rosetta Millington (m. 2000)
Parents  John Paul Getty III, Gisela Getty
Children  Cassius Getty, June Getty, Grace Getty, Violet Getty
Movies and TV shows  Brothers & Sisters, Lord of the Flies, Lost Highway, The Judge, Feast
Similar People  Sienna Miller, John Paul Getty III, Rosetta Millington, Chris Furrh, Gisela Getty

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Paul Balthazar Getty (; born January 22, 1975) is an American actor, member of the band Ringside, the producer-half of rap duo The Wow, and a member of the Getty family. He is known for having played the roles of Ralph in Lord of the Flies, Thomas Grace on the American action drama Alias and Tommy Walker on the American drama Brothers & Sisters, the latter two of which have aired on ABC.


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Early life

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Paul Balthazar Getty was born in Tarzana, Los Angeles, and raised in San Francisco before being educated in the United Kingdom at Gordonstoun. His great-grandfather was J. Paul Getty, founder of Getty Oil, and at one time one of the richest men in the world. His grandfather was John Paul Getty, Jr.; his father was John Paul Getty III. His mother, Gisela (née Schmidt), is a German-born professional photographer and documentary filmmaker. His parents divorced in 1993. He has a maternal half-sister, Anna (born 1972).


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Getty began his acting career at age 14 in 1989. 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.

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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.

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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.

Personal life

In 2000, Getty married fashion designer Rosetta Millington. They have three daughters: Grace, Violet, and June Catherine, and a son, Cassius Paul. He had a well-publicized affair with English actress Sienna Miller but eventually returned to his wife.

Social initiatives

Getty is on the board of directors for The Lunchbox Fund, a non-profit organization providing daily meals to township school students in Soweto, South Africa.


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