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John Lithgow

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   John Arthur Lithgow (pronounced /ˈlɪθɡoʊ/ LITH-goh; 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 series The Day After
Latest Project:
Series My Kind of Music 2017
Known For
Poster of Confessions of a Shopaholic
Poster of The Life and Death of Peter Sellers
Poster of 2010
Poster of Footloose
Series The Day After Unknown 2018
Series My Kind of Music Roberta Muldoon 2017
Series Thunderbirds 2086 George Henderson 2017
Series State of Mind John Valentine (Segment #4) 2017
Movie Shakespeare Live! From the RSC 2016-04-23
Movie The Accountant Lamar Black 2016-10-14
Movie Best of Enemies Himself 2015-07-31
Movie The Good Dinosaur Arlo's Dad (voice) 2015-11-14
Movie Love Is Strange Ben 2014-02-07
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 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 This Is 40 Oliver 2012-12-20
Movie The Campaign Glen Motch 2012-08-09
Series Prohibition 2011-10-02
Movie Rise of the Planet of the Apes Charles Rodman 2011-08-03
Movie The Jungle Bunch: The Movie 2011-12-29
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 Car of the Future Narrator 2008-04-22
Movie ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway 2007-04-19
Series Dexter Unknown 2006-10-01
Movie Dreamgirls Jerry Harris 2006-12-25
Series 30 Rock Unknown 2006-10-11
Series The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17
Series How I Met Your Mother Unknown 2005-09-19
Series The Apprentice: Martha Stewart Unknown 2005-09-21
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 Unknown 2004-09-13
Movie Kinsey Alfred Seguine Kinsey 2004-09-04
Movie The Ghost of Lord Farquaad Ghost of Farquaad (voice) 2003-05-23
Movie Orange County Bud Brumder 2002-01-10
Series E! Live From the Red Carpet Unknown 2002-01-13
Movie The Frightening Unknown 2002-04-01
Movie Shrek Lord Farquaad (voice) 2001-05-16
Movie Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party Lord Farquaad (singing voice) 2001-01-01
Movie 95 Worlds and Counting Narrator 2000-01-01
Movie Rugrats in Paris: The Movie Jean-Claude (voice) 2000-09-14
Movie Don quichotte Don Quichotte 2000-10-23
Series The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-01
Movie Homegrown Malcolm / Robert Stockman 1998-01-01
Movie A Civil Action Judge Walter J. Skinner 1998-03-05
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Series 3rd Rock from the Sun Dick Solomon 1996-01-09
Movie Special Effects: Anything Can Happen Narrator 1996-07-04
Series The West 1996-09-15
Movie Hollow Point Thomas Livingston 1996-10-21
Series Cosby Unknown 1996-09-16
Movie Redwood Curtain Laird Riordan 1995-01-01
Movie My Brother's Keeper Tom Bradley / Bob Bradley 1995-03-14
Movie Copycat 1995-10-27
Movie The Tuskegee Airmen Senator Conyers 1995-08-25
Series American Cinema 1994-01-01
Movie World War II: When Lions Roared Franklin Delano Roosevelt 1994-04-18
Movie Silent Fall Dr. Rene Harlinger 1994-10-28
Movie A Good Man in Africa Arthur Fanshawe, British High Commissioner 1994-07-14
Movie Princess Caraboo Professor Wilkinson 1994-09-16
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 The Pelican Brief Smith Keen 1993-12-16
Series Frasier Unknown 1993-09-16
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Movie Raising Cain Carter / Cain / Dr. Nix / Josh / Margo 1992-08-07
Movie Ricochet Earl Talbott Blake 1991-10-04
Movie At Play in the Fields of the Lord Leslie Huben 1991-12-06
Movie Memphis Belle Lt.Col. Bruce Derringer 1990-09-07
Movie Out Cold Dave 1989-03-03
Series Tales from the Crypt Unknown 1989-06-10
Movie Distant Thunder Mark Lambert 1988-11-11
Movie Baby Girl Scott Neil Scott 1987-01-01
Movie Harry and the Hendersons George Henderson 1987-12-22
Movie The Manhattan Project John Mathewson 1986-06-13
Movie Resting Place Maj. Kendall Laird 1986-01-01
Series Amazing Stories 1985-09-29
Movie Santa Claus: The Movie B.Z. 1985-10-29
Movie Mesmerized Oliver Thompson 1985-11-18
Movie Footloose Reverend Shaw Moore 1984-02-17
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 2010 Dr. Walter Curnow 1984-12-06
Series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04
Movie Terms of Endearment Sam Burns 1983-11-20
Movie The Day After Joe Huxley 1983-11-20
Series Faerie Tale Theatre Unknown 1982-09-11
Movie I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can Mr. Brunner 1982-03-05
Movie Blow Out Burke 1981-07-24
Movie Shaolin Temple Against Lama The White Rabbit 1980-01-01
Movie All That Jazz Lucas Sergeant 1979-12-20
Movie Rich Kids 1979-08-01
Movie The Big Fix Sam Sebastian 1978-01-01
Movie Obsession Robert Lasalle 1976-08-01
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
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