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John Lithgow

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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Oct 19, 1945 In Rochester, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Secret Service 1977-01-12
Latest Project:
Series The Old Man 2021-12-31
Known For
Series The Old Man Harold Harper 2021-12-31
Series Perry Mason Elias Birchard “E.B.” Jonathan 2020-06-21
Movie Pet Sematary Jud Crandall 2019-04-04
Movie Late Night Walter Newbury 2019-01-25
Movie The Tomorrow Man Ed Hemsler 2019-05-22
Movie On Broadway 2019-10-12
Movie Bombshell Roger Ailes 2019-12-13
Movie The Investigation: A Search for the Truth in Ten Acts President Donald J. Trump 2019-06-24
Movie Mister Rogers: It's You I Like Himself 2018-03-06
Movie Stephen King: Master of Horror 2018-09-29
Movie The Pulitzer At 100 Himself 2017-07-21
Movie Beatriz at Dinner Doug Strutt 2017-06-09
Movie Daddy's Home 2 Don Whitaker 2017-11-09
Movie Pitch Perfect 3 Fergus 2017-12-20
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
Movie Best of Enemies Self 2015-07-31
Movie Interstellar Donald 2014-11-05
Movie Love Is Strange Ben 2014-02-07
Movie 9 Kisses Man in Club 2014-12-11
Series Once Upon a Time in Wonderland The White Rabbit (voice) 2013-10-10
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
Movie Rise of the Planet of the Apes Charles Rodman 2011-08-03
Series Prohibition Voice (voice) 2011-10-02
Movie New Year's Eve Jonathan Cox (uncredited) 2011-12-08
Movie Shrek: Once Upon a Time Self 2011-12-30
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 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
Series Twenty Good Years 2006-10-11
Movie Dreamgirls Jerry Harris 2006-12-25
Movie Kinsey Alfred Seguine Kinsey 2004-09-04
Movie The Life and Death of Peter Sellers Blake Edwards 2004-10-01
Movie Buckaroo Banzai Declassified Himself 2002-01-01
Movie Orange County Bud Brumder 2002-01-10
Movie Shrek Lord Farquaad (voice) 2001-05-18
Movie Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party Lord Farquaad (singing voice) 2001-11-02
Movie Don Quixote Don Quixote de La Mancha / Alonso Quixano 2000-04-08
Movie Rugrats in Paris: The Movie Jean-Claude (voice) 2000-09-14
Movie Tales from the Crypt - The Robert Zemeckis Collection Dr. Oscar Charles 1999-09-07
Movie Johnny Skidmarks Sergeant Larry Skovik 1998-01-18
Movie Homegrown Malcolm / Robert Stockman 1998-04-17
Series 3rd Rock from the Sun Dick Solomon 1996-01-09
Series The West 1996-09-15
Movie Hollow Point Thomas Livingston 1996-10-21
Movie Redwood Curtain Laird Riordan 1995-01-01
Movie American Cinema Narrator 1995-01-23
Movie My Brother's Keeper Tom Bradley / Bob Bradley 1995-03-14
Movie The Tuskegee Airmen Senator Conyers 1995-08-25
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 Princess Caraboo Professor Wilkinson 1994-09-16
Movie Silent Fall Dr. Rene Harlinger 1994-10-28
Movie Cliffhanger Eric Qualen 1993-05-28
Movie The Wrong Man Phillip Mills 1993-09-05
Movie Love, Cheat & Steal Paul Harrington 1993-12-05
Movie Raising Cain Carter Nix / Cain / Dr. Nix / Josh / Margo 1992-08-07
Movie The Boys 1991-04-15
Movie At Play in the Fields of the Lord Leslie Huben 1991-12-06
Movie Ricochet Earl Talbott Blake 1991-10-04
Movie Memphis Belle Bruce Derringer 1990-09-07
Movie Out Cold Dave 1989-03-03
Movie Traveling Man Ben Cluett 1989-06-25
Movie Resting Place Maj. Kendall Laird 1986-01-01
Movie The Manhattan Project John Mathewson 1986-06-13
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 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 Blow Out Burke 1981-07-24
Movie Mom, the Wolfman and Me Wally 1980-10-20
Movie The Oldest Living Graduate Clarence 1980-04-07
Movie Big Blonde Herbie Morse 1980-12-01
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