Timothy Headington

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Timothy Headington
Born1950 (age 7273)
Education University of Oklahoma
Fuller Theological Seminary
Occupation(s)President and owner, Headington Resources, Inc

Timothy Clare Headington (born 1950) is an American billionaire, the CEO and owner of Headington Oil, a film producer, and real estate developer. [1] [2] [3]


Early life

Timothy Clare Headington is the son of a geologist father, Clare W. Headington, and Catherine Meyer Headington. [4] [5] [6] He has a brother, Gregory Headington, and a sister, Jeanette Kern. [5] [6] In 2013, his brother Gregory married Carrie Christine Boren, daughter of David Boren, the 21st governor of Oklahoma. [7]

Headington attended the University of Oklahoma on a tennis scholarship and graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in history. [1] He received graduate degrees in theology and psychology from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, [1] and completed his psychology residency at LA County Hospital.

He has received an honorary doctorate from his alma mater.[ citation needed ]


Oil Industry

Inspired by his geologist father and uncle, Headington founded Headington Oil In 1978, an oil and gas producer based in Oklahoma City. [7] In 1984, he moved his company to Dallas.

Headington is currently president and sole shareholder of Headington Resources, Inc. a Dallas-headquartered company. The company is concentrated primarily in oil and natural gas, real estate/hotel development, film production, private equity and entertainment.[ citation needed ] Headington is an active philanthropist, personally and through various family foundations.[ citation needed ]

Headington stayed under the radar until 2008 when he sold acreage in North Dakota's Bakken oil play to XTO Energy for $1.85 billion.[ citation needed ]


Headington was invested in GK Films with British Academy Award-winning producer Graham King from 2007 until 2012. [8] [9] He subsequently formed two production companies, Tango Entertainment and Ley Line Entertainment. [10]

As a film producer/executive producer, Headington has worked on numerous projects including Hugo (co-producer) and World War Z (EP credit). [11]

Headington produced Angelina Jolie's feature directorial debut, In the Land of Blood and Honey . [12] The movie won the Stanley Kramer for “(an) achievement or contribution (that) illuminates provocative social issues in an accessible and elevating fashion.” [13] He was an executive producer on Gore Verbinski's animated film Rango . [11]

Other productions include The Young Victoria , [14] The Tourist , [12] Edge of Darkness , [14] The Rum Diary , [15] and the TV miniseries Camelot . [9]

Headington co-founded Tango Entertainment and Ley Line Entertainment alongside Lia Buman and Theresa Steele Page, respectively, to finance and produce film and television series. [16] [17]

In 2013, Headington partnered with grammy award winning music producer Max Martin to produce the musical "&Juliet." The play premiered in London at the Shaftesbury theater in November 2019. It received nine Olivier Award nominations in 2020, winning three. [18]

Real Estate

Headington developed a hotel in downtown Dallas, The Joule - a member of the Leading Hotels of the World. [8] The Joule is a landmark historical building that has been transformed into a boutique hotel by renowned architect and designer Adam Tihany.

Headington recently completed the renovation of the former Republic National Bank building, now transformed into the Drakestone, a 20 floor apartment building on Main St. [19]

Headington has been acknowledged as a leader in the revitalization of downtown Dallas. [20]


Headington is co-founder of the nonprofit Headington Institute, [21] headquartered in Pasadena, California. Its mission is to support first responders and caregivers worldwide who have experienced emotional trauma. Headington remains an active philanthropist through his support of the arts, education and health in his community, including DIFFA/Dallas [22] and the Aging Mind Foundation. [23]


Headington was an inductee into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in November 2013. [24]

Personal life

He lives in Dallas, Texas. [1]


He was producer for all films unless otherwise noted.


2009 The Young Victoria
2010 Edge of Darkness
London Boulevard
The Tourist
2011 Rango Executive producer
The Rum Diary
In the Land of Blood and Honey
2012 Dark Shadows Executive producer
Argo Executive producer
2013 World War Z Executive producer
2014 Jersey Boys Executive producer
2018 Little Woods
The Old Man & the Gun Executive producer
2019 Light from Light
Get Duked! Executive producer
Come to Daddy Executive producer
Blow the Man Down
How to Build a Girl Executive producer
2020 Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Miss Juneteenth
2021 Strawberry Mansion Executive producer
Together Together
Little Fish
Italian Studies Executive producer
The Green Knight
2022 Resurrection
Everything Everywhere All at Once Executive producer
Weird: The Al Yankovic Story
2023 Shortcomings Executive producer
BoogerExecutive producer
Housekeeping for Beginners Executive producer
His Three Daughters
2024 Between the Temples
TBA Death of a Unicorn


2008 The Challenge Supervising producer
2011 Camelot Executive producer
2022 Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road Producer

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