Balthazar Getty, an American actor & musician is famous as a member of Getty Family; he is the great-grandchild of J. Paul Getty (the founder of Getty Oil) and grandson of Sir John Paul Getty.
Apart from being a wealthy family, Balthazar got wide fame as Ralph in Lord of the Flies (1990) & portraying Tommy Walker in the TV series Brothers & Sisters (main cast, Season 1- Season 4).
According to Celebrity Net Worth, 45-year-old Getty has a net worth of $200 million as of March 2020.
Aside from having a wealthy family background oil business, Balthazar has carved the path of his own; his venture the film industry garnered him plenty of fortune.
Ever since, Getty, at the age of 14, made his film debut through Lord of the Flies (1990), he records 55 acting credits so far.
His critically acclaimed movies include Where the Day Takes You (1992), White Squall (1996), Lost Highway (1997) and MacArthur Park (2001).
Balthazar's great-grandfather J. Paul Getty (1892- 1976) was considered one the richest of Americans with a fortune of $6 billion.
After that, his granduncle Gordon Getty became in-charge of Getty Oil; Gordon recorded a net worth of $2.1 billion in 2015. As per Forbes, the Getty family had a fortune of $5.4 billion that year.
At the age of 14, in 1989, Balthahazar got his film debut through Lord of the Flies, released in 1990. It collected $14 million in gross & was made on the budget of $7 million.
As for a fact, the director of the movie wanted him in the lead role so bad that they wrote the broken arm script after Getty fell from a tree in Tarzana, California & broke his hand.
Thereafter, the American actor made further appearances in other movies that 39- the most recent release was in 2015 in the film named #Horror.
Some of his successful box-office movies include Judge Dredd (1995), Mr. Holland's Opus (1995), Ladder 49 (2004) & The Judge (2014).
Furthermore, with the TV series debut through Nightmare Classics in 1989, Balthazar Getty made a recurring role in Pasadena (2001- 2002, 13 episodes) and Charmed (2003- 2004, 6 episodes).
From 2005 to 2006 (Season 5), the Young Artist Award nominee became the main cast of Alias, starring Jennifer Garner, Michael Vartan, Bradley Cooper, and Kevin Weisman.
His major TV series role came through Brothers & Sisters (2006- 2011) as Tommy Walker; he appeared as the main cast from Season 1- Season 4 & then began appearing in guest role throughout Season 5 until its cancellation in 2011.
There, Balthazar Getty appeared alongside co-stars Dave Annable, Sally Field, and Calista Flockhart, totaling appearances in 72 episodes.
Check out box-office collection of his movies:
|Judge Dredd (1995)||$90 million||$113.5 million|
|Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)||$31 million||$106.29 million|
|Ladder 49 (2004)||$60 million||$102.3 million|
|The Judge (2014)||$45-$50 million||$84.4 million|
Meanwhile, the Tarzana, California- born actor is working for his upcoming projects; he will play Rick Van Pelt in La Flamme Rouge (2020), now under post-production.
Moreover, his film Why Not Choose Love: A Mary Pickford Manifesto is under post-production & the pre-production projects include Down by the Water and A Fall from Grace.
Also, Balthazar ventures in the music industry as well; he is a member of Indie rock band Ringside (2005- Present).
The 6 ft. tall actor currently lives in Los Angeles, with his designer wife Rosetta Millington.
As for a fact, Balthazar owns a 6,000 sq. ft. house in Hollywood Hills, California, which has been on-off in the market for over many years but failed to lure a buyer.
According to Variety, the 7 bedrooms & 8 full and 3 half bathrooms property most recently came in the market in March 2020, with an asking price of $9.25 million.
The Brothers & Sisters star's Hollywood Hills house was placed in the market for the first time in 2015 for a reported $10.5 million. Even if the asking price was chopped off to $10.25 million, it was put out of the market the later year.
Then, again in 2017, the ridgeline villa came with a tag of $9.85 million in the market but failed to see a buyer.
Reportedly, he had bought the house in 2003 for $2.15 million.
As for a fact, the Lord of the Flies actor had also made the house available for rent, in the range of $35,000- $40,000 per month.
Did you know? The pop heartthrob Joe Jonas rented Getty's Hollywood Hills house for $2,600 per night in 2015.
Balthazar Getty serves as a board member of the non-profit organization The Lunchbox Fund, which aims to provide daily meals for orphaned and vulnerable school children in South Africa.
To raise funds, the organization runs a Live Auction Fundraising Event ever year.
Aside from Getty, the Hollywood stars Joaquin Phoenix and Rain Phoenix serve on the board.
Balthazar met his wife Rosetta Millington, a fashion designer through his childhood friend Patricia Arquette. The duo married on May 3, 2000, & shares 4 children together.
His wide Rosetta owns high-end women line Riser Goodwyn launched in 2007 & also has a children-line Rosetta Millington.
They welcomed their first child, a daughter named Grace Getty in 2001, then became parents to Violet Getty (in 2003), Cassius Paul and June Catherine (born on October 2, 2007).
As for a fact, after Getty was found vacationing with English actress Sienna Miller, Balthazar confirmed his split with wife Rosetta. However, the couple later reconciled.
Balthazar was born Paul Balthazar Getty on January 22, 1975, in Los Angeles, California, the USA.
His father John Paul Getty III (the son of American oil tycoon J. Paul Getty) was abducted at the age of 17 in 1973 while traveling in Rome. Reportedly, the demand for ransom was $17 million, which J. Paul Getty refused & as a result, "the kidnappers" cut off Getty III's right ear.
Later, after negotiations, he was released (5 months after abduction) for a reported ransom of $2.2 million. After that, Balthazar's father John Paul Getty III became addicted to drugs and alcohol that left him disabled after a stroke.
Balthazar's father & mother Gisela Martine Zacher, a German-born professional photographer, divorced in 1993. Following a long illness, his father died on February 5, 2011.
The American actor has a maternal-half sister named Anna, born in 1972.