John Lithgow

John Lithgow

  • Born on
    • October 19th, 1945
John Lithgow (born October 19, 1945) is an American actor, musician, poet, author, and singer. 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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Acting (72 Credits)

2021Dexter: New Blood as Trinity Killer
2020Perry Mason (2020) as Elias Birchard 'E.B.' Jonathan
2019The Tomorrow Man as Ed Hemsler
2019Pet Sematary as Jud Crandall
2019Bombshell as Roger Ailes
2019Late Night as Walter Newbury
2017Beatriz at Dinner as Doug Strutt
2017Daddy's Home 2 as Don Whitaker
2017Pitch Perfect 3 as Fergus
2016The Accountant as Lamar Black
2016Miss Sloane as Senator Ronald Sperling
2014Love Is Strange as Ben
2014Interstellar as Donald
2014The Homesman as Reverend Alfred DowdWatch Free
20149 Kisses as Man in Club
2014The Roosevelts: An Intimate History as James Roosevelt (voice)
2013Once Upon a Time in Wonderland as The White Rabbit (voice)
2012This Is 40 as Oliver
2012The Campaign as Glen Motch
2011Rise of the Planet of the Apes as Charles Rodman
2011New Year's Eve as Jonathan Cox (uncredited)
2011Prohibition as Voice (voice)
2010Leap Year as Jack Brady
2009Confessions of a Shopaholic as Edgar West
2006Dreamgirls as Jerry Harris
2005Einstein's Big Idea as Narrator (voice) U.S. edition
2004The Life and Death of Peter Sellers as Blake Edwards
2004Kinsey as Alfred Seguine Kinsey
2003Shrek 4-D as Ghost of Farquaad (voice)
2002Orange County as Bud Brumder
2001Shrek as Lord Farquaad (voice)
2001Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party as Lord Farquaad (singing voice)
2000Don Quixote as Don Quixote de La Mancha / Alonso Quixano
2000Rugrats in Paris as Jean-Claude (voice)
1998Johnny Skidmarks as Sergeant Larry Skovik
1998A Civil Action as Judge Walter J. Skinner
1998Homegrown as Malcolm / Robert Stockman
1996Hollow Point as Thomas Livingston
19963rd Rock from the Sun as Dick SolomonWatch Free
1996The West
1995The Tuskegee Airmen as Senator Conyers
1994Silent Fall as Dr. Rene Harlinger
1994A Good Man in Africa as Arthur Fanshawe, British High Commissioner
1994Princess Caraboo as Professor WilkinsonWatch Free
1994World War II: When Lions Roared as Franklin Delano Roosevelt
1993Love, Cheat & Steal as Paul Harrington
1993Cliffhanger as Eric Qualen
1993The Wrong Man as Phillip Mills
1993The Pelican Brief as Smith Keen
1992Raising Cain as Carter Nix / Cain / Dr. Nix / Josh / Margo
1991Ricochet as Earl Talbott Blake
1991At Play in the Fields of the Lord as Leslie Huben
1990Memphis Belle as Bruce Derringer
1989Out Cold as Dave
1988Distant Thunder as Mark Lambert
1987Harry and the Hendersons as George Henderson
1986The Manhattan Project as John Mathewson
1986Resting Place as Maj. Kendall Laird
1985Mesmerized as Oliver Thompson
1985Santa Claus: The Movie as B.Z.
19842010: The Year We Make Contact as Dr. Walter Curnow
1984The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension as Lord John Whorfin
1984Footloose as Reverend Shaw Moore
1983Twilight Zone: The Movie as John Valentine (segment "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet")
1983The Day After as Joe Huxley
1983Terms of Endearment as Sam Burns
1982The World According to Garp as Roberta Muldoon
1981Blow Out as Burke
1979Rich Kids as Paul Philips
1979All That Jazz as Lucas Sergeant
1978The Big Fix as Sam Sebastian
1976Obsession as Robert Lasalle


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