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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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Born:
Oct 19, 1945 In Rochester, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
129
First Appeared:
In the series Hallmark Hall of Fame 1951-12-24
Latest Project:
Series Perry Mason 2021
Known For
Poster of Stephen King: Master of Horror
Poster of Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
Poster of World War II: When Lions Roared

John Lithgow Movies Filmography

Series
Perry Mason
Elias Birchard “E.B.” Jonathan 2021
Movie
Late Night
Walter Newbury 2019-01-25
Movie
Bombshell
Roger Ailes 2019-12-13
Movie
The Tomorrow Man
Ed Hemsler 2019-05-22
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
Daddy's Home 2
Don Whitaker 2017-11-09
Movie
The Pulitzer At 100
Himself 2017-07-21
Movie
Beatriz at Dinner
Doug Strutt 2017-06-09
Series
Trial & Error
Larry Henderson 2017-03-14
Movie
Hickory Dickory Doc
Himself 2017-01-30
Movie
Ode to Joy: Beethoven's Symphony No. 9
Narrator 2016-04-05
Movie
Shakespeare Live! From the RSC
2016-04-23
Movie
The Accountant
Lamar Black 2016-10-13
Movie
Miss Sloane
Senator Ronald Sperling 2016-11-25
Series
The Crown
Sir Winston Churchill 2016-11-04
Movie
Best of Enemies
Himself 2015-07-31
Movie
9 Kisses
Man in Club 2014-12-11
Movie
Interstellar
Donald 2014-11-05
Series
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
James Roosevelt (voice) 2014-09-14
Movie
The Jungle Bunch 2: The Great Treasure Quest
Maurice (voice) 2014-08-27
Movie
The Homesman
Reverend Dowd 2014-05-18
Series
Timms Valley
Ol' Gregory Timms 2014-01-07
Movie
Love Is Strange
Ben 2014-02-07
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
Movie
New Year's Eve
2011-12-08
Series
Prohibition
HL Mencken 2011-10-02
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
Movie
ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway
2007-04-19
Series
The Graham Norton Show
Himself 2007-02-22
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
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers
Blake Edwards 2004-10-01
Movie
Kinsey
Alfred Seguine Kinsey 2004-09-04
Series
VH1 Goes Inside
Unknown 2003-06-20
Movie
The Ghost of Lord Farquaad
Ghost of Farquaad (voice) 2003-05-23
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
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
Movie
Hollow Point
Thomas Livingston 1996-10-21
Series
Cosby
Unknown 1996-09-16
Series
The West
1996-09-15
Movie
Special Effects: Anything Can Happen
Narrator 1996-07-04
Series
The Rosie O'Donnell Show
Unknown 1996-06-10
Series
3rd Rock from the Sun
Dick Solomon 1996-01-09
Movie
Redwood Curtain
Laird Riordan 1995-01-01
Movie
The Tuskegee Airmen
Senator Conyers 1995-08-25
Movie
My Brother's Keeper
Tom Bradley / Bob Bradley 1995-03-14
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
Movie
The Wrong Man
Phillip Mills 1993-09-05
Movie
Cliffhanger
Eric Qualen 1993-05-28
Movie
The Pelican Brief
Smith Keen 1993-12-16
Series
Late Night with Conan O'Brien
Unknown 1993-09-13
Series
Frasier
Guest Caller - Madman Martinez 1993-09-16
Movie
Love, Cheat & Steal
Paul Harrington 1993-12-05
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
Mesmerized
Oliver Thompson 1985-11-18
Movie
Santa Claus: The Movie
B.Z. 1985-10-29
Movie
2010
Dr. Walter Curnow 1984-12-06
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
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
Big Blonde
Herbie Morse 1980-12-01
Movie
The Oldest Living Graduate
Clarence 1980-04-06
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