John Lithgow

Musician / Poet / Actor / Film Producer | * 10/19/1945 (76) | Rochester, New York (United States of America (USA))
John Arthur Lithgow ( LITH-goh; born October 19, 1945) is an American actor, author, musician, poet and singer. Prolific in films, television and on stage, Lithgow is the recipient of numerous accolades, including two Golden Globe Awards, six Primetime Emmy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Tony Awards and nominations for two Academy Awards and four Grammy Awards. He was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame and has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Lithgow studied at Harvard University winning a Fulbright scholarship and getting a chance to attend the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. From there he focused his training on the New York stage beginning a distinguished career On Broadway. In 1973, Lithgow received his first Tony Award for his performance in The Changing Room. In 1976 Lithgow acted alongside Meryl Streep in three plays 27 Wagons Full of Cotton, A Memory of Two Mondays and Secret Service. In the 1980s he continued to receive Tony Awards nominations for his performances in Requiem for a Heavyweight (1985) and M. Butterfly (1988). In 2002, Lithgow received his second ... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Thriller

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Awards & Nominations for John Lithgow

Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical Fulbright Program Golden Globe Awards Honorary Doctor of Harvard University 3x Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series 2x Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical 2x Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor 3x Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical

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Movies with John Lithgow as Actor(106)

2021 Sharper
as Sir Isaac Newton (voice)2021 Emily @ the Edge of Chaos
as Harold Harper2020 The Old Man
as Jud Crandall2019 Pet Sematary
as Walter Newbury2019 Late Night
as Roger Ailes2019 Bombshell
as Ed Hemsler2019 The Tomorrow Man
as Don Whitaker2017 Daddy's Home 2
as Fergus2017 Pitch Perfect 3
as himself2017 The Pulitzer At 100
as Doug Strutt2017 Beatriz at Dinner
as Senator Ronald Sperling2016 Miss Sloane
as Lamar Black2016 The Accountant
as himself2015 Best of Enemies
as Alexander (voice)2014 Die Hebamme
as Ben2014 Love Is Strange
as Reverend Dowd2014 The Homesman
as Donald2014 Interstellar
as Man in Club2014 9 Kisses
as Ol' Gregory Timms2013 Timms Valley
as Narrator2012 Spirit Stalkers
as Glen Motch2012 The Campaign
as Oliver2012 This Is 40
as Charles Rodman2011 Rise of the Planet of the Apes
as Jack Brady2010 Leap Year
as Edgar West2009 Confessions of a Shopaholic
as Narrator2008 Car of the Future
as Jerry Harris2006 Dreamgirls
as Narrator (voice) U.S. edition2005 Einstein's Big Idea
as Alfred Seguine Kinsey2004 Kinsey
as Ghost of Farquaad (voice)2003 The Ghost of Lord Farquaad
as Bud Brumder2002 Orange County
as Lord Farquaad (voice)2001 Shrek
as Lord Farquaad (singing voice)2001 Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party
as Jean-Claude (voice)2000 Rugrats in Paris: The Movie
as Narrator2000 95 Worlds and Counting
as Don Quixote de La Mancha / Alonso Quixano2000 Don Quixote
as Judge Walter J. Skinner1998 A Civil Action
as Sergeant Larry Skovik1998 Johnny Skidmarks
as Malcolm / Robert Stockman1998 Homegrown
as Thomas Livingston1996 Hollow Point
as Tom Bradley / Bob Bradley1995 My Brother's Keeper
as Senator Conyers1995 The Tuskegee Airmen
as Laird Riordan1995 Redwood Curtain
as Dr. Rene Harlinger1994 Silent Fall
as Professor Wilkinson1994 Princess Caraboo
as Arthur Fanshawe, British High Commissioner1994 A Good Man in Africa
as Paul Harrington1993 Love, Cheat & Steal
as Eric Qualen1993 Cliffhanger
as Smith Keen1993 The Pelican Brief
as Phillip Mills1993 The Wrong Man
as Carter Nix / Cain / Dr. Nix / Josh / Margo1992 Raising Cain
as Earl Talbott Blake1991 Ricochet
as Robert Carter1990 Ivory Hunters
as Bruce Derringer1990 Memphis Belle
as Dave1989 Out Cold
as Ben Cluett1989 Traveling Man
as Mark Lambert1988 Distant Thunder
as Neil Scott1987 Baby Girl Scott
as George Henderson1987 Harry and the Hendersons
as Maj. Kendall Laird1986 Resting Place
as John Mathewson1986 The Manhattan Project
as Narrator1985 The Amazing Bone
as Oliver Thompson1985 Mesmerized
as Reverend Shaw Moore1984 Footloose
as Dr. Walter Curnow1984 2010
as Goldilocks' Father1984 Goldilocks and the Three Bears
as Sgt. Marty Wellborn1984 The Glitter Dome
as Joe Huxley1983 The Day After
as John Valentine (segment "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet")1983 Twilight Zone: The Movie
as Sam Burns1983 Terms of Endearment
as Mr. Brunner1982 I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can
as Roberta Muldoon1982 The World According to Garp
as Richard Carruthers1982 Not in Front of the Children
as Burke1981 Blow Out
as Herbie Morse1980 Big Blonde
as Paul Philips1979 Rich Kids
as Lucas Sergeant1979 All That Jazz
as Sam Sebastian1978 The Big Fix
as Capt. Thorne1977 Secret Service
as Robert Lasalle1976 Obsession
as Paul Unger1974 The Country Girl

TV Shows/Series with John Lithgow as Actor(40)

as Harold Harper2021 The Old Man
as Elias Birchard “E.B.” Jonathan2020 Perry Mason
as Larry Henderson2017 Trial & Error
as Sir Winston Churchill2016 The Crown
as James Roosevelt (voice)2014 The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
as The White Rabbit (voice)2013 Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
as HL Mencken2011 Prohibition
as Voice (voice)2011 Prohibition
as himself2007 The Graham Norton Show
as Arthur Mitchell2006 Dexter
2006 30 Rock
as Jerry Whittaker2005 How I Met Your Mother
as himself1997 The View
as Dick Solomon1996 3rd Rock from the Sun
1996 Cosby
as Franklin Delano Roosevelt1994 World War II: When Lions Roared
as Madman Martinez (voice)1993 Frasier
as Goldilocks' Father1982 Faerie Tale Theatre
as Himself - Host1975 Saturday Night Live
as Narrator1974 NOVA
as himself1952 Today

Additional Information

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Full Name: John Lithgow
Born: Friday, 10/19 1945 (October) in Rochester, New York (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 76 years + 2 days)
Zodiac sign: Libra (Chinese zodiac sign: Rooster)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Harvard College, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Princeton High School
Member of: American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Spouses (current/former): Mary Yeager
Children: Ian Lithgow
Mother: Sara Jane Lithgow
Other names for John Lithgow (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"존 리스고"
"John Arthur Lithgow"
John Lithgow frequently works together with these people:
Andy Samberg (30x, Actor)
Bill Hader (27x, Actor)
Kristen Wiig (23x, Actress)
Will Forte (19x, Actor)
Tom Hanks (16x, Actor)
Alec Baldwin (14x, Actor)
Maya Rudolph (14x, Actress)
Kevin Bacon (13x, Actor)
Martin Short (13x, Actor)
Jimmy Fallon (13x, Actor)
Ben Stiller (12x, Actor)
Cyrill Geshev (6x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:520, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 10/07/2021