John Lithgow

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John Arthur Lithgow (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.

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John Arthur Lithgow (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.

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Gender Male

Known Credits 104

Birthday 1945-10-19

Place of Birth Rochester, New York, USA

Adult Actor False

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Also Known As

  • 莊李富高

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 Miss Sloane
2016 The Crown(2 episodes) as Sir Winston Churchill
2016 The Accountant as Lamar Black
2015 Best of Enemies as Himself
2014 9 Kisses
2014 Interstellar as Donald
2014 The Jungle Bunch 2: The Great Treasure Quest as Maurice (voice)
2014 Love Is Strange as Ben
2014 The Homesman as Reverend Dowd
2013 Timms Valley as Ol' Gregory Timms
2013 Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love as Himself
2013 Once Upon a Time in Wonderland(13 episodes) as The White Rabbit
2013 National Theatre Live: The Magistrate as Posket
2012 This Is 40 as Oliver
2012 The Campaign as Glen Motch
2011 Prohibition as HL Mencken
2011 Prohibition(5 episodes)
2011 Rise of the Planet of the Apes as Charles Rodman
2010 Leap Year as Jack Brady
2009 Confessions of a Shopaholic as Edgar West
2008 Car of the Future as Narrator
2006 Dreamgirls as Jerry Harris
2006 Twenty Good Years(9 episodes)
2006 30 Rock(1 episode)
2006 Dexter(1 episode)
2006 Dexter(12 episodes) as Arthur Mitchell
2005 The Colbert Report(1 episode)
2005 The Apprentice: Martha Stewart(1 episode)
2005 How I Met Your Mother(3 episodes) as Jerry Whitaker
2004 The Tony Danza Show(3 episodes)
2004 Kinsey as Alfred Seguine Kinsey
2004 The Life and Death of Peter Sellers as Blake Edwards
2003 VH1 Goes Inside(1 episode)
2003 The Ghost of Lord Farquaad as Ghost of Farquaad (voice)
2002 Live From the Red Carpet(1 episode) as Himself
2002 Orange County as Bud Brumder
2001 Shrek as Lord Farquaad (voice)
2000 Rugrats In Paris as Jean-Claude
2000 Don Quixote as Don Quixote de La Mancha / Alonso Quixano
2000 95 Worlds and Counting as Narrator
1999 The Early Show(1 episode)
1998 A Civil Action as Judge Walter J. Skinner
1998 Johnny Skidmarks as Sergeant Larry Skovik
1998 Homegrown
1997 The View(6 episodes)
1996 Hollow Point as Thomas Livingston
1996 Cosby(1 episode)
1996 The West(8 episodes)
1996 Special Effects: Anything Can Happen as Narrator
1996 3rd Rock from the Sun(139 episodes) as Dick Solomon
1995 The Tuskegee Airmen as Senator Conyers
1995 My Brother's Keeper as Tom Bradley / Bob Bradley
1995 Redwood Curtain as Laird Riordan
1994 Silent Fall as Dr. Rene Harlinger
1994 Princess Caraboo as Professor Wilkinson
1994 A Good Man in Africa as Arthur Fanshawe, British High Commissioner
1994 World War II: When Lions Roared as Franklin Delano Roosevelt
1994 American Cinema(13 episodes)
1993 The Pelican Brief as Smith Keen
1993 Love, Cheat & Steal as Paul Harrington
1993 Frasier(1 episode)
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(4 episodes)
1993 The Wrong Man as Phillip Mills
1993 Cliffhanger as Eric Qualen
1992 Raising Cain as Carter / Cain / Dr. Nix / Josh / Margo
1991 At Play in the Fields of the Lord as Leslie Huben
1991 Ricochet as Earl Talbott Blake
1990 Memphis Belle as Lt.Col. Bruce Derringer
1990 Ivory Hunters as Robert Carter
1989 Tales from the Crypt(1 episode)
1989 Out Cold as Dave
1988 Distant Thunder as Mark Lambert
1987 Harry and the Hendersons as George Henderson
1987 Harry and the Hendersons as George Henderson
1987 Baby Girl Scott
1986 The Manhattan Project as John Mathewson
1986 Resting Place as Maj. Kendall Laird
1985 Mesmerized as Oliver Thompson
1985 Santa Claus: The Movie as B.Z.
1985 Amazing Stories(45 episodes)
1984 2010 as Dr. Walter Curnow
1984 The Glitter Dome as Sgt. Marty Wellborn
1984 The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension as Lord John Whorfin
1984 Footloose as Reverend Shaw Moore
1983 Terms of Endearment as Sam Burns
1983 The Day After as Joe Huxley
1983 Twilight Zone: The Movie as John Valentine (Segment #4)
1983 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee(1 episode)
1982 Faerie Tale Theatre(1 episode)
1982 The World According to Garp as Roberta Muldoon
1982 I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can as Mr. Brunner
1981 Blow Out as Burke
1980 The Oldest Living Graduate as Clarence
1979 All That Jazz as Lucas Sergeant
1979 Rich Kids
1978 The Big Fix as Sam Sebastian
1976 Obsession as Robert Lasalle
1975 Saturday Night Live(4 episodes)
1974 NOVA(6 episodes) as Narrator
1972 Dealing: Or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues as John
1962 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson(1 episode)
1952 Today(1 episode)
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame(3 episodes)
1900 Ode to Joy: Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 as Narrator
1900 The Day After(0 episodes)

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