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John Lithgow

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   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. 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 movie Obsession 1976-08-01
Latest Project:
Movie Miss Sloane 2016-11-25
Known For
Poster of Interstellar
Poster of This Is 40
Poster of Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Poster of How I Met Your Mother
Movie Miss Sloane Senator Ronald Sperling 2016-11-25
Movie Shakespeare Live! From the RSC 2016-04-23
Series The Crown Sir Winston Churchill 2016-11-04
Movie The Accountant Lamar Black 2016-10-13
Movie Best of Enemies Himself 2015-07-31
Movie 9 Kisses Man in Club 2014-12-11
Movie Interstellar Donald 2014-11-05
Movie WWE: Attitude Era: Vol. 2 Reverend Shaw Moore 2014-11-03
Movie McDull: Me & My Mum Jack Brady 2014-10-01
Series The Roosevelts: An Intimate History James Roosevelt (voice) 2014-09-14
Movie The Jungle Bunch 2: The Great Treasure Quest Maurice (voice) 2014-08-27
Movie Transformers: Age of Extinction 2014-06-25
Movie The Homesman Reverend Dowd 2014-05-18
Movie Love Is Strange Ben 2014-02-07
Movie Rufus Thomas Livingston 2013-07-26
Movie National Theatre Live: The Magistrate Posket 2013-01-17
Series Once Upon a Time in Wonderland The White Rabbit (voice) 2013-10-10
Movie Timms Valley Ol' Gregory Timms 2013-12-31
Movie Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love Himself 2013-10-12
Movie This Is 40 Oliver 2012-12-20
Movie The Campaign Glen Motch 2012-08-09
Movie Prohibition HL Mencken 2011-10-02
Series Prohibition HL Mencken 2011-10-02
Movie Rise of the Planet of the Apes Charles Rodman 2011-08-03
Movie Finding Mr. Destiny Eric Qualen 2010-12-08
Movie Leap Year Jack Brady 2010-01-08
Movie White Lightnin' George Henderson 2009-01-19
Movie Confessions of a Shopaholic Edgar West 2009-02-05
Movie ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway 2007-04-19
Movie Dreamgirls Jerry Harris 2006-12-25
Series 30 Rock Unknown 2006-10-11
Series Twenty Good Years 2006-10-11
Series Dexter Arthur Mitchell 2006-10-01
Movie Krakatoa: The Last Days Alfred Seguine Kinsey 2006-06-11
Series How I Met Your Mother Jerry Whitaker 2005-09-19
Movie Kaal Ghost of Farquaad (voice) 2005-04-29
Movie E=mc² – Einstein's Big Idea Narrator (voice) U.S. edition 2005-10-11
Series The Apprentice: Martha Stewart Unknown 2005-09-21
Series The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17
Series The Tony Danza Show 2004-09-13
Movie Kinsey Alfred Seguine Kinsey 2004-09-04
Movie The Life and Death of Peter Sellers Blake Edwards 2004-05-21
Movie The Ghost of Lord Farquaad Ghost of Farquaad (voice) 2003-05-23
Series E! Live from the Red Carpet Himself 2002-01-13
Movie Orange County Bud Brumder 2002-01-10
Movie Shrek Lord Farquaad (voice) 2001-05-16
Movie Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party Lord Farquaad (singing voice) 2001-01-01
Movie Don quichotte Don Quichotte 2000-10-23
Movie Rugrats in Paris: The Movie Jean-Claude (voice) 2000-09-14
Movie 95 Worlds and Counting Narrator 2000-01-01
Movie Hollow Point Thomas Livingston 1996-10-21
Movie A Good Man in Africa Arthur Fanshawe, British High Commissioner 1994-07-14
Movie Baby Girl Scott Neil Scott 1987-01-01
Movie Harry and the Hendersons George Henderson 1987-06-05
Movie Harry and the Hendersons George Henderson 1987-12-22
Movie Mesmerized Oliver Thompson 1985-11-18
Movie Santa Claus: The Movie B.Z. 1985-10-29
Series Amazing Stories 1985-09-29
Movie 2010 Dr. Walter Curnow 1984-12-06
Movie The Glitter Dome Sgt. Marty Wellborn 1984-11-18
Movie The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension Lord John Whorfin 1984-08-15
Movie Footloose Reverend Shaw Moore 1984-02-17
Movie Goldilocks and the Three Bears Goldilocks' Father 1984-01-09
Movie The Day After Joe Huxley 1983-11-28
Movie The World According to Garp Roberta Muldoon 1982-08-13
Movie Blow Out Burke 1981-07-24
Movie All That Jazz Lucas Sergeant 1979-12-20
Movie Rich Kids Paul Philips 1979-08-01
Movie Secret Service Capt. Thorne 1977-01-12
Movie Obsession Robert Lasalle 1976-08-01