Balthazar Getty may be fired from “Brothers and Sisters”


Balthazar Getty, the (married with four kids) small-time TV actor whose star rose to infamy when pictures of him and a topless Sienna Miller surfaced on the internet, may be fired from his show, “Brothers and Sisters.”  After rumors of secret trysts at hotels, a  divorce, some graffiti, no wait they’re not getting a divorce, a break up with Sienna, a gift gone wrong, getting back with Sienna (it’s complicated), it seems like it’s all gone to his head.

One possible explanation for his firing may be a rift between Getty and his co-star, Matthew Rhys.  Rhys used to date Sienna and apparently introduced the new couple, but was furious when they began hooking up.  Understandable, but with Sienna’s “dating” record, he had to know that it was inevitable.  Another reason may be Getty’s behavior on set, which is far from acceptable:

“No one on set is a fan,” one source reports…

I’m told Getty has been late to set and he’s been in foul moods. “They often have to move shooting schedules around to accommodate [him],” a source says.

Getty was so “difficult”… that one costar was reduced to tears, according to the sources.

[from E!]

The article goes on to say that he has been forgetting his lines and just generally being a pain.  Part of it may be the stress of leaving his children and wife in the dust.  Poor, misunderstood adulterers.  Seriously, the guy has four kids, and apparently not much money.  If he wants to cheat, there are more subtle ways to go about it that wouldn’t harm his family so directly through the embarrassment.  But as it is, could he have been any more blatant about his affair and could he have picked a partner with a more troubled dating past?  Probably not.

He probably thought that hooking up with someone as high-profile as Sienna would give him a name and then get him better jobs.  But instead, he’s being fired from the one he has now.

Fun fact: According to IMDB, Balthazar played Ralph in “The Lord of the Flies.” It’s always the child actors that end up being the biggest messes, isn’t it?

Picture note by JayBird: Here’s Balthazar Getty departing from London’s Heathrow Airport on September 3rd. Images thanks to Bauer-Griffin.

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  1. Sarah says:

    ‘Bout time. What a douchebag!

  2. Tess says:

    He and Charlie Sheen seem to have much in common, including looking enough alike to pass for brothers.

  3. Rhianna says:

    Couldn’t happen to a nicer scum bag.

  4. manda says:

    It’s so funny that you posted that fact about him being in Lord of the Flies. That came out when I was in 7th or 8th grade, and I developed a HUGE crush on Balthazar Getty thereafter. He was also in Young Guns 2. Anyway, now that he’s popping up on gossip blogs all the time, I’m so embarrassed for 8th grade me. He seems to be a truly crappy person.

  5. meow mix says:

    In that header picture he looks like such a miserable human being.
    He’s obviously not a very good actor because he is unable to hide the fact that he is so miserable.
    You reap what you sow.

  6. gg says:

    I assume he’s irritated at the camera following him, so that explains the expression. Aside from that, he looks shifty.

  7. jennifer says:

    manda – totally agree, I used to think this man was BEAUTIFUL. Now he just grosses me out, and I too now feel shame for that young girl who pined for Balthazar Getty…LOL

  8. yadira says:

    Ahh lord of the flies….I also was a victim of a childhood crush on this guy. He was cute when he was younger, now he just looks grouchy and sleezy. Out of all people Sienna “STD” Miller?

  9. mojoman says:

    He must have contracted Sienna’s crabs, thus the grouchiness..

  10. Diva says:

    Yep, I’m a “Lord of the Flies” era Balthazar fan.

    I’m not a “Sienna Affair” era fan.

    His looks have gone the way of his morals.

  11. Kim says:

    Life is hard on adulterers. Apparently, the world does not love them very much. SHOCK! NOT.

  12. Anonymous says:

    God, leave the dude alone, he made a mistake. Tonnes of guys make these mistakes but don’t get caught and you think they’re great. And regular guys do it too. And it stresses them out.