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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:
Movie Pitch Perfect 3 2017-12-21
Known For
Poster of 30 Rock
Poster of Dexter
Poster of How I Met Your Mother
Poster of Chaos
Series Oklahoma Shame Edgar West 2019
Series Boston Latino TV Jean-Claude (voice) 2019
Series The Devil's Dinner Party Sam Sebastian 2019
Series The Day After Unknown 2018
Movie Beatriz at Dinner Doug Strutt 2017-06-09
Movie Pitch Perfect 3 Fergus 2017-12-21
Series Trial & Error Larry Henderson 2017-03-14
Movie The Accountant Lamar Black 2016-10-14
Movie Die Erfindung der Wahrheit Congressman Ron M. Sperling 2016-11-25
Series The Crown Sir Winston Churchill 2016-11-04
Movie Shakespeare Live! From the RSC 2016-04-23
Movie Best of Enemies Himself 2015-07-31
Movie Arlo & Spot Arlo's Dad (voice) 2015-11-14
Movie Interstellar Donald 2014-11-05
Series The Roosevelts: An Intimate History James Roosevelt (voice) 2014-09-14
Movie The Homesman Reverend Dowd 2014-05-18
Movie Liebe geht seltsame Wege Ben 2014-02-07
Series Once Upon a Time in Wonderland The White Rabbit 2013-10-10
Movie Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love Himself 2013-10-12
Movie National Theatre Live: The Magistrate Posket 2013-01-17
Movie Timms Valley Ol' Gregory Timms 2013-12-31
Movie Immer Ärger mit 40 Oliver 2012-12-20
Movie Die Qual der Wahl Glen Motch 2012-08-09
Movie Planet der Affen - Prevolution Charles Rodman 2011-08-03
Movie Die Dschungel Helden - Operation: Südpol 2011-12-29
Movie Prohibition HL Mencken 2011-10-02
Movie The Dark Knight Dick Solomon 2008-07-16
Movie Car of the Future Narrator 2008-04-22
Movie ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway 2007-04-19
Movie Dreamgirls Jerry Harris 2006-12-25
Series 30 Rock Unknown 2006-10-11
Series Dexter Arthur Mitchell 2006-10-01
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 – Einsteins große Idee Narrator (voice) U.S. edition 2005-10-11
Series The Tony Danza Show Unknown 2004-09-13
Movie Kinsey - Die Wahrheit über Sex Alfred Seguine Kinsey 2004-09-04
Series VH1 Goes Inside Unknown 2003-06-20
Movie The Ghost of Lord Farquaad Ghost of Farquaad (voice) 2003-05-23
Movie Nix wie raus aus Orange County Bud Brumder 2002-01-10
Series Live vom Roten Teppich Himself 2002-01-13
Movie Buckaroo Banzai Declassified Himself 2002-01-01
Movie Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party Lord Farquaad (singing voice) 2001-01-01
Movie Shrek - Der tollkühne Held Lord Farquaad (voice) 2001-05-16
Movie Don Quichotte Don Quichotte 2000-10-23
Movie Chaos Unknown 2000-06-30
Movie 95 Worlds and Counting Narrator 2000-01-01
Series The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-01
Movie Zivilprozess Judge Walter J. Skinner 1998-03-05
Movie Homegrown Malcolm / Robert Stockman 1998-01-01
Movie Skidmarks - Blutspuren Sergeant Larry Skovik 1998-01-18
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Series Nightmare Ned Sam Burns 1997-04-19
Movie Special Effects: Anything Can Happen Narrator 1996-07-04
Series Cosby Unknown 1996-09-16
Series The West 1996-09-15
Movie Lethal Point – Zwei gnadenlose Profis Thomas Livingston 1996-10-21
Movie Die Ehre zu fliegen - Tuskegee Airmen Senator Conyers 1995-08-25
Movie Copykill 1995-10-27
Series Geschichten aus der Gruft Unknown 1995-05-01
Movie Redwood Curtain Laird Riordan 1995-01-01
Movie My Brother's Keeper Tom Bradley / Bob Bradley 1995-03-14
Movie Stummer Schrei Dr. Rene Harlinger 1994-10-28
Series American Cinema 1994-01-01
Movie Prinzessin Caraboo Professor Wilkinson 1994-09-16
Movie A Good Man in Africa Arthur Fanshawe, British High Commissioner 1994-07-14
Movie World War II: When Lions Roared Franklin Delano Roosevelt 1994-04-18
Movie Cliffhanger Eric Qualen 1993-05-28
Series Frasier Unknown 1993-09-16
Movie Die Akte Smith Keen 1993-12-16
Movie Böse Schatten Paul Harrington 1993-12-05
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Movie Schatten der Leidenschaft Phillip Mills 1993-09-05
Movie Mein Bruder Kain Carter / Cain / Dr. Nix / Josh / Margo 1992-08-07
Movie Ricochet - Der Aufprall Earl Talbott Blake 1991-10-04
Movie At Play in the Fields of the Lord Leslie Huben 1991-12-06
Movie Ivory Hunters Robert Carter 1990-08-20
Movie Memphis Belle Lt.Col. Bruce Derringer 1990-09-07
Movie Tau mich auf, Liebling Dave 1989-03-03
Movie Distant Thunder Mark Lambert 1988-11-11
Movie Baby Girl Scott Neil Scott 1987-01-01
Movie Bigfoot und die Hendersons George Henderson 1987-12-22
Movie Bigfoot und die Hendersons George Henderson 1987-06-05
Movie Manhattan Project - Der Atomare Alptraum John Mathewson 1986-06-13
Movie Letzte Ruhe Maj. Kendall Laird 1986-01-01
Series Unglaubliche Geschichten 1985-09-29
Movie Santa Claus B.Z. 1985-10-29
Movie In guten und in schlechten Zeiten Oliver Thompson 1985-11-18
Movie 2010 - Das Jahr, in dem wir Kontakt aufnehmen Dr. Walter Curnow 1984-12-06
Movie Buckaroo Banzai - Die 8. Dimension Lord John Whorfin 1984-08-15
Movie The Glitter Dome Sgt. Marty Wellborn 1984-11-18
Movie Footloose Reverend Shaw Moore 1984-02-17
Series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04
Movie The Day After - Der Tag Danach Joe Huxley 1983-11-20
Movie Twilight Zone - Unheimliche Schattenlichter John Valentine (Segment #4) 1983-06-24
Movie Die Jagd nach dem Leben Mr. Brunner 1982-03-05
Series Faerie Tale Theatre Unknown 1982-09-11
Movie Garp und wie er die Welt sah Roberta Muldoon 1982-08-13
Movie Blow Out – Der Tod löscht alle Spuren Burke 1981-07-24
Movie Hinter dem Rampenlicht Lucas Sergeant 1979-12-20
Movie Nicht von schlechten Eltern 1979-08-01
Series The Betty White Show Blake Edwards 1977-09-12
Movie Schwarzer Engel Robert Lasalle 1976-08-01
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series NOVA Narrator 1974-03-03
Movie Dealing: Or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues John 1972-02-25
Series Blandings Castle Jack Brady 1967-02-24
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