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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 The Eternal Return 1943-12-13
Latest Project:
series Happy Together 2018-10-01
Known For
Poster of Interstellar
Poster of Hamatora
Poster of The Dark Knight
Series Happy Together 2018-10-01
Movie Mister Rogers: It's You I Like Himself 2018-03-06
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 Pitch Perfect 3 Fergus 2017-12-20
Movie Daddy's Home 2 Don Whitaker 2017-11-09
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
Series Shani Sergeant Larry Skovik 2016-11-07
Series The Crown Sir Winston Churchill 2016-11-04
Movie Miss Sloane Senator Ronald Sperling 2016-11-25
Movie Best of Enemies Himself 2015-07-31
Movie Love Is Strange Ben 2014-02-07
Series Hamatora Charles Rodman 2014-01-08
Movie The Homesman Reverend Dowd 2014-05-18
Movie Interstellar Donald 2014-11-05
Movie The Jungle Bunch 2: The Great Treasure Quest Maurice (voice) 2014-08-27
Movie 9 Kisses Man in Club 2014-12-11
Movie National Theatre Live: The Magistrate Posket 2013-01-17
Movie Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love Himself 2013-10-12
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
Series Prohibition HL Mencken 2011-10-02
Movie 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 The Dark Knight Dick Solomon 2008-07-16
Series 30 Rock Unknown 2006-10-11
Movie Dreamgirls Jerry Harris 2006-12-25
Series How I Met Your Mother Jerry Whitaker 2005-09-19
Series The Apprentice: Martha Stewart Unknown 2005-09-21
Series The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17
Movie E=mc² – Einstein's Big Idea Narrator (voice) U.S. edition 2005-10-11
Movie The Life and Death of Peter Sellers Blake Edwards 2004-05-21
Series The Tony Danza Show 2004-09-13
Series Survivorman Dr. Walter Curnow 2004-10-13
Movie The Ghost of Lord Farquaad Ghost of Farquaad (voice) 2003-05-23
Series VH1 Goes Inside Unknown 2003-06-20
Series E! Live from the Red Carpet Himself 2002-01-13
Movie Buckaroo Banzai Declassified Himself 2002-01-01
Movie Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party Lord Farquaad (singing voice) 2001-01-01
Movie Shrek Lord Farquaad (voice) 2001-05-16
Movie 95 Worlds and Counting Narrator 2000-01-01
Movie Don Quixote Don Quixote de La Mancha / Alonso Quixano 2000-04-08
Series You Only Live Once John Mathewson 2000-07-17
Movie Rugrats in Paris: The Movie Jean-Claude (voice) 2000-09-14
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 Hollow Point Thomas Livingston 1996-10-21
Movie Redwood Curtain Laird Riordan 1995-01-01
Movie The Tuskegee Airmen Senator Conyers 1995-08-25
Movie Copycat 1995-10-27
Movie A Good Man in Africa Arthur Fanshawe, British High Commissioner 1994-07-14
Movie World War II: When Lions Roared Franklin Delano Roosevelt 1994-04-18
Movie Princess Caraboo Professor Wilkinson 1994-09-16
Movie Silent Fall Dr. Rene Harlinger 1994-10-28
Movie The Wrong Man Phillip Mills 1993-09-05
Movie Cliffhanger Eric Qualen 1993-05-28
Movie Love, Cheat & Steal Paul Harrington 1993-12-05
Movie The Pelican Brief Smith Keen 1993-12-16
Movie Raising Cain Carter Nix / Cain / Dr. Nix / Josh / Margo 1992-08-07
Movie Ricochet Earl Talbott Blake 1991-10-04
Movie Memphis Belle Lt.Col. Bruce Derringer 1990-09-07
Movie Out Cold Dave 1989-03-03
Movie Harry and the Hendersons George Henderson 1987-06-05
Movie Mesmerized Oliver Thompson 1985-11-18
Movie Santa Claus: The Movie B.Z. 1985-10-29
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 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 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
Movie The World According to Garp Roberta Muldoon 1982-08-13
Movie Blow Out Burke 1981-07-24
Movie Shaolin Temple Against Lama The White Rabbit 1980-01-01
Movie Rich Kids Paul Philips 1979-08-01
Movie All That Jazz Lucas Sergeant 1979-12-20
Movie Obsession Robert Lasalle 1976-08-01
Series NOVA Narrator 1974-03-03
Movie Dealing: Or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues John 1972-02-25
Movie The Eternal Return James Roosevelt (voice) 1943-12-13