Balthazar Getty is an American film actor and member of the band Ringside. He is known for the roles of Thomas Grace on the American action drama Alias and Tommy Walker on the ABC drama Brothers & Sisters. Getty was born Paul Balthazar Getty in Tarzana, California, and raised in San Francisco before being sent to private school in the United Kingdom, where he was enrolled at Gordonstoun School, a boarding school that has educated three generations of the British Royal Family. His great-grandfather was Jean Paul Getty, founder of the Getty Oil Company, and at one time one of the richest men in the world. His grandfather was Sir Paul Getty; his father was John Paul Getty III; his mother, Gisela (ne Schmidt) is a professional photographer and documentary filmmaker. His parents divorced in 1993. He has a maternal half-sister, Anna (born 1972). Getty began his career at age 14 in 1989.
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