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John Lithgow

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 series Perry Mason
Latest Project:
Movie Bombshell 2019-12-20
Known For
Poster of Stephen King: Master of Horror
Poster of Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
Poster of World War II: When Lions Roared
Series Perry Mason Elias Birchard “E.B.” Jonathan 2020
Movie The Tomorrow Man Ed Hemsler 2019-05-22
Movie Bombshell Roger Ailes 2019-12-20
Movie Late Night Walter Newbury 2019-01-25
Movie Pet Sematary Jud Crandall 2019-04-04
Movie Stephen King: Master of Horror 2018-09-29
Movie Mister Rogers: It's You I Like Himself 2018-03-06
Movie Pitch Perfect 3 Fergus 2017-12-20
Movie Hickory Dickory Doc Himself 2017-01-30
Movie Daddy's Home 2 Don Whitaker 2017-11-09
Series Trial & Error Larry Henderson 2017-03-14
Movie Beatriz at Dinner Doug Strutt 2017-06-09
Movie The Pulitzer At 100 Himself 2017-07-21
Movie Miss Sloane Senator Ronald Sperling 2016-11-25
Series The Crown Sir Winston Churchill 2016-11-04
Movie The Accountant Lamar Black 2016-10-13
Movie Shakespeare Live! From the RSC 2016-04-23
Movie Ode to Joy: Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 Narrator 2016-04-05
Movie Best of Enemies Himself 2015-07-31
Series Timms Valley Ol' Gregory Timms 2014-01-07
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 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 Timms Valley Ol' Gregory Timms 2013-12-31
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 National Theatre Live: The Magistrate Posket 2013-01-17
Movie This Is 40 Oliver 2012-12-20
Movie The Campaign Glen Motch 2012-08-09
Movie Rise of the Planet of the Apes Charles Rodman 2011-08-03
Series Prohibition HL Mencken 2011-10-02
Movie New Year's Eve 2011-12-08
Movie Leap Year Jack Brady 2010-01-08
Movie Confessions of a Shopaholic Edgar West 2009-02-05
Movie Car of the Future Narrator 2008-04-22
Series The Graham Norton Show Himself 2007-02-22
Movie ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway 2007-04-19
Movie Dreamgirls Jerry Harris 2006-12-25
Series 30 Rock Unknown 2006-10-11
Series Twenty Good Years 2006-10-11
Series Dexter Arthur Mitchell 2006-10-01
Movie The Best of The Tony Awards: The Plays René Gallimard (segment "M. Butterfly") 2006-05-02
Series How I Met Your Mother Jerry Whitaker 2005-09-19
Movie Sylvester and the Magic Pebble Narrator 2005-01-01
Series The Apprentice: Martha Stewart Unknown 2005-09-21
Movie Einstein's Big Idea Narrator (voice) U.S. edition 2005-10-11
Series The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17
Movie Kinsey Alfred Seguine Kinsey 2004-09-04
Movie The Life and Death of Peter Sellers Blake Edwards 2004-10-01
Series VH1 Goes Inside Unknown 2003-06-20
Movie The Ghost of Lord Farquaad Ghost of Farquaad (voice) 2003-05-23
Series E! Live from the Red Carpet Himself 2002-01-13
Movie Orange County Bud Brumder 2002-01-10
Movie Buckaroo Banzai Declassified Himself 2002-01-01
Movie Shrek Lord Farquaad (voice) 2001-05-16
Movie Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party Lord Farquaad (singing voice) 2001-01-01
Movie Rugrats in Paris: The Movie Jean-Claude (voice) 2000-09-14
Movie Don Quixote Don Quixote de La Mancha / Alonso Quixano 2000-04-08
Movie 95 Worlds and Counting Narrator 2000-01-01
Series The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-01
Movie Johnny Skidmarks Sergeant Larry Skovik 1998-01-18
Movie Homegrown Malcolm / Robert Stockman 1998-04-17
Movie A Civil Action Judge Walter J. Skinner 1998-12-25
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Series The Rosie O'Donnell Show Unknown 1996-06-10
Series 3rd Rock from the Sun Dick Solomon 1996-01-09
Movie Hollow Point Thomas Livingston 1996-10-21
Movie Special Effects: Anything Can Happen Narrator 1996-07-04
Series Cosby Unknown 1996-09-16
Series The West 1996-09-15
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
Movie Princess Caraboo Professor Wilkinson 1994-09-16
Movie A Good Man in Africa Arthur Fanshawe, British High Commissioner 1994-07-14
Series World War II: When Lions Roared Franklin Delano Roosevelt 1994-01-01
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Movie Cliffhanger Eric Qualen 1993-05-28
Series Frasier Guest Caller - Madman Martinez 1993-09-16
Movie Love, Cheat & Steal Paul Harrington 1993-12-05
Movie The Pelican Brief Smith Keen 1993-12-16
Movie The Wrong Man Phillip Mills 1993-09-05
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 The Boys 1991-04-15
Movie Memphis Belle Lt.Col. Bruce Derringer 1990-09-07
Movie Ivory Hunters Robert Carter 1990-08-20
Movie Traveling Man Ben Cluett 1989-06-25
Series Tales from the Crypt Unknown 1989-06-10
Movie Out Cold Dave 1989-03-03
Movie Distant Thunder Mark Lambert 1988-11-11
Movie Baby Girl Scott Neil Scott 1987-01-01
Movie Harry and the Hendersons George Henderson 1987-06-05
Movie The Manhattan Project John Mathewson 1986-06-13
Movie Resting Place Maj. Kendall Laird 1986-01-01
Movie Santa Claus: The Making of the Movie Himself 1985-12-01
Movie Santa Claus: The Movie B.Z. 1985-10-29
Movie Mesmerized Oliver Thompson 1985-11-18
Movie The Glitter Dome Sgt. Marty Wellborn 1984-11-18
Movie The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension Lord John Whorfin 1984-08-15
Movie Footloose Reverend Shaw Moore 1984-02-17
Movie Goldilocks and the Three Bears Goldilocks' Father 1984-01-09
Movie 2010 Dr. Walter Curnow 1984-12-06
Movie The Day After Joe Huxley 1983-11-28
Movie Terms of Endearment Sam Burns 1983-11-20
Movie Twilight Zone: The Movie John Valentine (segment "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet") 1983-06-24
Series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04
Movie I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can Mr. Brunner 1982-03-05
Movie The World According to Garp Roberta Muldoon 1982-08-13
Series Faerie Tale Theatre Goldilocks' Father 1982-09-11
Movie Blow Out Burke 1981-07-24
Movie The Oldest Living Graduate Clarence 1980-04-06
Movie Big Blonde Herbie Morse 1980-12-01
Movie All That Jazz Lucas Sergeant 1979-12-20
Movie Rich Kids Paul Philips 1979-08-01
Movie The Big Fix Sam Sebastian 1978-01-01
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