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John Lithgow

John LithgowAKA John Arthur Lithgow

Born: 19-Oct-1945
Birthplace: Rochester, NY

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Third Rock From The Sun

Father: Arthur Lithgow (theater producer and director, b. 1915, d. 2004)
Mother: Sarah Jane Price (actress, b. 1917)
Wife: Jean Thaynton (m. 10-Sep-1966, div. 1980, one son)
Son: Ian Lithgow (actor, b. 1972)
Wife: Mary Yeager (m. 1981, one son, one daughter)
Son: Nathan George
Daughter: Phoebe (b. 1982)

    High School: Princeton High School, Princeton, NJ
    University: BA History and Literature, Harvard University (1967, magna cum laude)

    American Academy of Arts and Sciences 2010
    Obama for America
    Fulbright
    Emmy 1986, Best Guest Actor for Amazing Stories
    Emmy 1996, Best Actor for 3rd Rock from the Sun
    Emmy 1997, Best Actor for 3rd Rock from the Sun
    Golden Globe 1997, Best Actor for 3rd Rock from the Sun
    Emmy 1999, Best Actor for 3rd Rock from the Sun
    Golden Globe 2010, Best Supporting Actor for Dexter
    Emmy 2010, Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for Dexter
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 6666 Hollywood Blvd. (television)

    TELEVISION
    Dexter Arthur Mitchell (2009)
    Twenty Good Years John Mason (2006-08)
    Third Rock from the Sun Dr. Dick Solomon (1996-2001)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Interstellar (26-Oct-2014)
    Love Is Strange (18-Jan-2014)
    This Is 40 (20-Dec-2012)
    The Campaign (4-Aug-2012) · Glenn Motch
    Rise of the Planet of the Apes (5-Aug-2011) · Charles Rodman
    Leap Year (6-Jan-2010) · Jack
    Confessions of a Shopaholic (12-Feb-2009)
    Dreamgirls (15-Dec-2006)
    Kinsey (12-Nov-2004) · Alfred Seguine Kinsey
    The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (21-May-2004)
    Orange County (7-Jan-2002)
    Shrek (22-Apr-2001) [VOICE]
    Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (5-Nov-2000) [VOICE]
    Don Quixote (9-Apr-2000)
    A Civil Action (25-Dec-1998)
    Homegrown (17-Apr-1998)
    Johnny Skidmarks (18-Jan-1998) · Larry Skovik
    Hollow Point (14-Aug-1996)
    The Tuskegee Airmen (26-Aug-1995)
    Redwood Curtain (23-Apr-1995)
    Silent Fall (28-Oct-1994)
    Princess Caraboo (16-Sep-1994)
    A Good Man in Africa (14-Jul-1994) · Fanshawe
    World War II: When Lions Roared (19-Apr-1994)
    The Pelican Brief (17-Dec-1993)
    Love, Cheat & Steal (5-Dec-1993) · Paul Harrington
    The Wrong Man (5-Sep-1993)
    Cliffhanger (28-May-1993) · Qualen
    Raising Cain (7-Aug-1992) · Carter, Cain, Dr. Nix, Josh, and Margo
    At Play in the Fields of the Lord (6-Dec-1991)
    Ricochet (4-Oct-1991) · Blake
    The Boys (15-Apr-1991)
    Memphis Belle (7-Sep-1990) · Lt. Col. Bruce Derringer
    Ivory Hunters (20-Aug-1990)
    Out Cold (3-Mar-1989) · Dave
    Distant Thunder (11-Nov-1988)
    Harry and the Hendersons (5-Jun-1987) · George Henderson
    The Manhattan Project (13-Jun-1986) · John Mathewson
    Mesmerized (1986) · Oliver
    Santa Claus (29-Nov-1985)
    2010 (7-Dec-1984) · Walter Curnow
    The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (15-Aug-1984) · Dr. Emilio Lizardo
    Footloose (17-Feb-1984) · Rev. Shaw Moore
    Terms of Endearment (23-Nov-1983) · Sam Burns
    The Day After (20-Nov-1983)
    Twilight Zone: The Movie (24-Jun-1983) · Valentine
    The World According to Garp (23-Jul-1982)
    I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can (5-Mar-1982)
    Blow Out (24-Jul-1981)
    The Oldest Living Graduate (7-Apr-1980) · Clarence
    All That Jazz (20-Dec-1979)
    Rich Kids (Aug-1979) · Paul Philips
    The Big Fix (6-Oct-1978) · Sam Sebastian
    Obsession (1-Aug-1976)
    Dealing: Or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues (25-Feb-1972)

Author of books:
A Lithgow Palooza: 101 Ways to Entertain and Inspire Your Kids (2004)
Drama: An Actor's Education (2011, memoir)


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