Tim’s a two-time Emmy Award Winning producer, an Emmy nominated Director and a two-time James Beard Award nominee.
Tim began his career as a Production Manager at Dick Clark Productions, working primarily on variety and broadcast game shows. But as a writer, he was drawn towards the creative side of the business and just as the sonic boom of “reality TV” was hitting the entertainment industry, Duffy transitioned into writing, producing and finally, network development.
In 2004, he joined Spike TV and was responsible for several of Spike’s earliest hits in the elusive young male demo including Manswers, Pros vs. Joes and Deadliest Warrior. As the network evolved in search of a broader demo, Duffy delivered with shows like DEA, Jesse James is a Dead Man and Coal. In 2010, Tim was promoted to Senior Vice President, Original Series and made his mark yet again with shows that continue to deliver for Spike including Auction Hunters, Ink Master and Bar Rescue.
In 2009, Duffy was selected for TV Week magazine’s “Hot List”- a list of 10 of the most promising under 35 players in the television industry and in 2010, he was selected by Multichannel News for their “Top 40 Under 40” list.
Before working in television, Duffy worked as a behavioral therapist in special education. He earned his undergraduate degree from Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland and resides in Santa Monica, California with his two sons.