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John Lithgow

1945-10-19 Rochester, New York, USA

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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.


Pet Sematary Jud Crandall 2019-04-04
The Investigation: A Search for the Truth in Ten Acts President Donald J. Trump 2019-06-24
Late Night Walter Newbury 2019-01-25
Bombshell Roger Ailes 2019-12-13
The Tomorrow Man Ed Hemsler 2019-05-22
Stephen King: Master of Horror 2018-09-29
Mister Rogers: It's You I Like Himself 2018-03-06
Beatriz at Dinner Doug Strutt 2017-06-09
Pitch Perfect 3 Fergus 2017-12-20
Daddy's Home 2 Don Whitaker 2017-11-09
The Pulitzer At 100 Himself 2017-07-21
Hickory Dickory Doc Himself 2017-01-30
Ode to Joy: Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 Narrator 2016-04-05
The Accountant Lamar Black 2016-10-13
Shakespeare Live! From the RSC 2016-04-23
Miss Sloane Senator Ronald Sperling 2016-11-25
Best of Enemies Himself 2015-07-31
Interstellar Donald 2014-11-05
The Jungle Bunch 2: The Great Treasure Quest Maurice (voice) 2014-08-27
Love Is Strange Ben 2014-02-07
9 Kisses Man in Club 2014-12-11
The Homesman Reverend Dowd 2014-05-18
National Theatre Live: The Magistrate Posket 2013-01-17
Timms Valley Ol' Gregory Timms 2013-12-31
Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love Himself 2013-10-12
The Campaign Glen Motch 2012-08-09
This Is 40 Oliver 2012-12-20
Rise of the Planet of the Apes Charles Rodman 2011-08-03
New Year's Eve 2011-12-08
Leap Year Jack Brady 2010-01-08
Confessions of a Shopaholic Edgar West 2009-02-05
Car of the Future Narrator 2008-04-22
ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway 2007-04-19
The Best of The Tony Awards: The Plays René Gallimard (segment "M. Butterfly") 2006-05-02
The Great Robot Race: The DARPA Grand Challenge Narrator 2006-03-28
Dreamgirls Jerry Harris 2006-12-25
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble Narrator 2005-01-01
Einstein's Big Idea Narrator (voice) U.S. edition 2005-10-11
Kinsey Alfred Seguine Kinsey 2004-09-04
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers Blake Edwards 2004-10-01
The Ghost of Lord Farquaad Ghost of Farquaad (voice) 2003-05-23
Buckaroo Banzai Declassified Himself 2002-01-01
Orange County Bud Brumder 2002-01-10
Shrek Lord Farquaad (voice) 2001-05-16
Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party Lord Farquaad (singing voice) 2001-01-01
Don Quixote Don Quixote de La Mancha / Alonso Quixano 2000-04-08
Rugrats in Paris: The Movie Jean-Claude (voice) 2000-09-14
95 Worlds and Counting Narrator 2000-01-01
Homegrown Malcolm / Robert Stockman 1998-04-17
A Civil Action Judge Walter J. Skinner 1998-12-25
Johnny Skidmarks Sergeant Larry Skovik 1998-01-18
Hollow Point Thomas Livingston 1996-10-21
Special Effects: Anything Can Happen Narrator 1996-07-04
My Brother's Keeper Tom Bradley / Bob Bradley 1995-03-14
The Tuskegee Airmen Senator Conyers 1995-08-25
Redwood Curtain Laird Riordan 1995-01-01
Princess Caraboo Professor Wilkinson 1994-09-16
Silent Fall Dr. Rene Harlinger 1994-10-28
A Good Man in Africa Arthur Fanshawe, British High Commissioner 1994-07-14
The Wrong Man Phillip Mills 1993-09-05
Love, Cheat & Steal Paul Harrington 1993-12-05
Cliffhanger Eric Qualen 1993-05-28
The Pelican Brief Smith Keen 1993-12-16
Raising Cain Carter Nix / Cain / Dr. Nix / Josh / Margo 1992-08-07
Ricochet Earl Talbott Blake 1991-10-04
The Boys 1991-04-15
At Play in the Fields of the Lord Leslie Huben 1991-12-06
Memphis Belle Bruce Derringer 1990-09-07
Ivory Hunters Robert Carter 1990-08-20
Traveling Man Ben Cluett 1989-06-25
Out Cold Dave 1989-03-03
Distant Thunder Mark Lambert 1988-11-11
Harry and the Hendersons George Henderson 1987-06-05
Baby Girl Scott Neil Scott 1987-01-01
Resting Place Maj. Kendall Laird 1986-01-01
The Manhattan Project John Mathewson 1986-06-13
Santa Claus: The Movie B.Z. 1985-10-29
Mesmerized Oliver Thompson 1985-11-18
The Amazing Bone Narrator 1985-01-05
Santa Claus: The Making of the Movie Himself 1985-12-01
2010 Dr. Walter Curnow 1984-12-06
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension Lord John Whorfin 1984-08-15
Footloose Reverend Shaw Moore 1984-02-17
Goldilocks and the Three Bears Goldilocks' Father 1984-01-09
The Glitter Dome Sgt. Marty Wellborn 1984-11-18
The Day After Joe Huxley 1983-11-28
Terms of Endearment Sam Burns 1983-11-20
Twilight Zone: The Movie John Valentine (segment "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet") 1983-06-24
The World According to Garp Roberta Muldoon 1982-08-13
I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can Mr. Brunner 1982-03-05
Not in Front of the Children Richard Carruthers 1982-10-26
Blow Out Burke 1981-07-24
The Oldest Living Graduate Clarence 1980-04-06
Big Blonde Herbie Morse 1980-12-01
Rich Kids Paul Philips 1979-08-01
All That Jazz Lucas Sergeant 1979-12-20
The Big Fix Sam Sebastian 1978-01-01
Secret Service Capt. Thorne 1977-01-12
Obsession Robert Lasalle 1976-08-01
Dealing: Or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues John 1972-02-25
The Old Man Harold Harper