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John Lithgow

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   John Arthur Lithgow (born October 19, 1945) is an American actor, musician, and author. Presently, he is involved with a wide range of media projects, including stage, television, film, and radio. He also has written and published several books of poetry and children's literature. He appeared in the films The World According to Garp (1982) and Terms of Endearment (1983), receiving an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for each. Lithgow is known for his roles as the Reverend Shaw Moore in Footloose, Dick Solomon on the NBC sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun, the voice of Lord Farquaad in Shrek, and The Trinity Killer on Showtime's Dexter for which he won Golden Globe and Emmy awards. On the stage, he appeared in the musical adaptation of Sweet Smell of Success, winning the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. He again appeared in a musical, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, again receiving the Tony nomination for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. He has also recorded music, such as the 1999 album of children's music, Singin' in the Bathtub, and has written poetry and short stories for children, such as Marsupial Sue. Description above from the Wikipedia article John Lithgow, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Oct 19, 1945 In Rochester, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Killers of the Flower Moon
Latest Project:
Movie Sharper 2023-02-10
Known For
Poster of Best of Enemies
Poster of 30 Rock
Poster of My Brother's Keeper
Poster of Terms of Endearment
Movie Killers of the Flower Moon Prosecutor Leaward 2024
Movie Sharper Richard Hobbes 2023-02-10
Series The Old Man Harold Harper 2022-06-16
Movie The Bubble Tom the Studio Chairman 2022-03-25
Movie On Broadway Self 2021-08-20
Movie Live in Front of a Studio Audience: The Facts of Life and Diff'rent Strokes Philip Drummond 2021-12-07
Series Perry Mason Elias Birchard 'E.B.' Jonathan 2020-06-21
Movie No Easy Truths: The Making of Bombshell Himself 2020-03-10
Movie Disclosure Self (archive footage) 2020-06-19
Movie Late Night Walter Newbury 2019-01-25
Movie The Tomorrow Man Ed Hemsler 2019-05-22
Movie Pet Sematary Jud Crandall 2019-04-04
Movie Bombshell Roger Ailes 2019-12-13
Movie Mister Rogers: It's You I Like Self 2018-03-06
Movie Beatriz at Dinner Doug Strutt 2017-06-09
Movie Daddy's Home 2 Don Whitaker 2017-11-09
Movie The Pulitzer At 100 Himself 2017-07-21
Movie Pitch Perfect 3 Fergus 2017-12-20
Movie Shakespeare Live! From the RSC 2016-04-23
Movie Miss Sloane Senator Ronald Sperling 2016-11-25
Movie The Accountant Lamar Black 2016-10-13
Series The Crown Sir Winston Churchill 2016-11-04
Movie Inside Interstellar Self 2015-03-31
Movie Best of Enemies Self 2015-07-31
Movie Love Is Strange Ben 2014-02-07
Movie The Jungle Bunch 2 - The Great Treasure Quest Maurice (voice) 2014-08-27
Movie The Homesman Reverend Alfred Dowd 2014-05-18
Series The Roosevelts: An Intimate History James Roosevelt (voice) 2014-09-14
Movie 9 Kisses Man in Club 2014-12-11
Movie Interstellar Donald 2014-11-05
Movie National Theatre Live: The Magistrate Posket 2013-01-17
Movie Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love Himself 2013-10-12
Series Once Upon a Time in Wonderland The White Rabbit (voice) 2013-10-10
Movie Timms Valley Ol' Gregory Timms 2013-12-31
Movie The Campaign Glen Motch 2012-08-09
Movie This Is 40 Oliver 2012-12-20
Movie Casting By Self 2012-09-09
Movie Shrek: Once Upon a Time Self 2011-12-30
Movie Rise of the Planet of the Apes Charles Rodman 2011-08-03
Movie New Year's Eve Jonathan Cox (uncredited) 2011-12-08
Series Prohibition Reader / H.L. Mencken (voice) 2011-10-02
Movie Leap Year Jack Brady 2010-01-08
Movie The Macabre World of Lavender Williams God 2009-05-31
Movie Confessions of a Shopaholic Edgar West 2009-02-05
Movie Car of the Future Narrator 2008-04-22
Movie ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway 2007-04-19
Movie The Best of The Tony Awards: The Plays René Gallimard (segment "M. Butterfly") 2006-05-02
Movie Dreamgirls Jerry Harris 2006-12-25
Series Dexter Arthur Mitchell 2006-10-01
Series Twenty Good Years 2006-10-11
Series 30 Rock Unknown 2006-10-11
Series How I Met Your Mother Jerry Whitaker 2005-09-19
Movie Einstein's Big Idea Narrator (voice) U.S. edition 2005-10-11
Series The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17
Series The Apprentice: Martha Stewart Unknown 2005-09-21
Movie The Ghost of Lord Farquaad Ghost of Farquaad (voice) 2004-04-03
Movie Kinsey Alfred Seguine Kinsey 2004-09-04
Movie The Life and Death of Peter Sellers Blake Edwards 2004-10-01
Series The Tony Danza Show 2004-09-13
Series VH1 Goes Inside Unknown 2003-06-20
Movie Buckaroo Banzai Declassified Himself 2002-01-01
Movie Orange County Bud Brumder 2002-01-10
Series E! Live from the Red Carpet Himself 2002-01-13
Movie Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party Lord Farquaad (singing voice) 2001-11-02
Movie Shrek Lord Farquaad (voice) 2001-05-18
Movie 95 Worlds and Counting Narrator 2000-01-01
Movie Rugrats in Paris: The Movie Jean-Claude (voice) 2000-11-17
Movie Don Quixote Don Quixote de La Mancha / Alonso Quixano 2000-04-08
Movie Tales from the Crypt: The Robert Zemeckis Collection Dr. Oscar Charles 1999-09-07
Series The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-01
Movie A Civil Action Judge Walter J. Skinner 1998-12-25
Movie Homegrown Malcolm / Robert Stockman 1998-04-17
Movie Johnny Skidmarks Sergeant Larry Skovik 1998-01-18
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Series 3rd Rock from the Sun Dick Solomon 1996-01-09
Movie Special Effects: Anything Can Happen Narrator 1996-07-04
Series Cosby Unknown 1996-09-16
Series The West Self 1996-09-15
Movie Hollow Point Thomas Livingston 1996-10-21
Movie Redwood Curtain Laird Riordan 1995-01-01
Movie My Brother's Keeper Tom Bradley / Bob Bradley 1995-03-14
Movie The Tuskegee Airmen Senator Conyers 1995-08-25
Movie Silent Fall Dr. Rene Harlinger 1994-10-28
Series American Cinema 1994-01-01
Series World War II: When Lions Roared Franklin Delano Roosevelt 1994-01-01
Movie A Good Man in Africa Arthur Fanshawe, British High Commissioner 1994-07-14
Movie Princess Caraboo Professor Wilkinson 1994-09-16
Movie Cliffhanger Eric Qualen 1993-05-28
Movie Sylvester and the Magic Pebble Narrator 1993-01-01
Movie The Wrong Man Phillip Mills 1993-09-05
Movie Love, Cheat & Steal Paul Harrington 1993-12-05
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Series Frasier Unknown 1993-09-16
Movie The Pelican Brief Smith Keen 1993-09-17
Movie Raising Cain Carter Nix / Cain / Dr. Nix / Josh / Margo 1992-08-07
Movie At Play in the Fields of the Lord Leslie Huben 1991-12-06
Movie Ricochet Earl Talbott Blake 1991-10-04
Movie Night of 100 Stars III Self 1990-05-21
Movie Ivory Hunters Robert Carter 1990-08-20
Movie Memphis Belle Bruce Derringer 1990-09-07
Series Tales from the Crypt Unknown 1989-06-10
Movie Out Cold Dave 1989-03-03
Movie Distant Thunder Mark Lambert 1988-11-11
Series LIVE with Kelly and Ryan Unknown 1988-09-05
Movie Harry and the Hendersons George Henderson 1987-06-05
Movie Baby Girl Scott Neil Scott 1987-01-01
Movie The Manhattan Project John Mathewson 1986-06-13
Movie Resting Place Maj. Kendall Laird 1986-04-27
Series Amazing Stories 1985-09-29
Movie Santa Claus: The Movie B.Z. 1985-10-29
Movie Mesmerized Oliver Thompson 1985-11-18
Movie Goldilocks and the Three Bears Goldilocks' Father 1984-01-09
Movie Footloose Reverend Shaw Moore 1984-02-17
Movie The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension Lord John Whorfin 1984-08-15
Movie The Glitter Dome Sgt. Marty Wellborn 1984-11-18
Movie 2010 Dr. Walter Curnow 1984-12-06
Movie Twilight Zone: The Movie John Valentine (segment "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet") 1983-06-24
Movie Terms of Endearment Sam Burns 1983-11-20
Movie The Day After Joe Huxley 1983-11-28
Movie The World According to Garp Roberta Muldoon 1982-08-13
Movie I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can Mr. Brunner 1982-03-05
Movie Not in Front of the Children Richard Carruthers 1982-10-26
Series Faerie Tale Theatre Unknown 1982-09-11
Movie Blow Out Burke 1981-07-24
Movie The Oldest Living Graduate Clarence 1980-04-07
Movie Big Blonde Herbie Morse 1980-12-01
Movie Mom, the Wolfman and Me Wally 1980-10-20
Movie Rich Kids Paul Philips 1979-08-01
Movie All That Jazz Lucas Sergeant 1979-12-16
Movie The Big Fix Sam Sebastian 1978-10-06
Movie Secret Service Capt. Thorne 1977-01-12
Movie Obsession Robert Lasalle 1976-08-01
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series NOVA Narrator 1974-03-03
Movie Dealing: Or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues John 1972-02-25
Series The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Unknown 1962-10-01
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24