John Lithgow

19 Oct 1945

Actor

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.

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Filmography (58 titles)

(movie, 2017)
···Pitch Perfect 3
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Fergus)
(movie, 2017)
···Daddy's Home 2
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Don Whitaker)
(movie, 2016)
···Miss Sloane
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Congressman Ron M. Sperling)
(movie, 2016)
···The Accountant
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Role: Actor (as Lamar Black)
(movie, 2014)
9.6Interstellar
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Donald)
(movie, 2014)
···Love is Strange
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Ben)
(movie, 2014)
···The Homesman
Genre: Western, Drama
Role: Actor (as Reverend Dowd)
(movie, 2012)
···This Is 40
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Oliver)
(movie, 2012)
···The Campaign
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Glen Motch)
Genre: Thriller, Action, Drama, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Charles Rodman)
(movie, 2010)
···Leap Year
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Jack Brady)
(movie, 2009)
···Confessions of a Shopaholic
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Edgar West)
(movie, 2004)
···Kinsey
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Alfred Seguine Kinsey)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Blake Edwards)
(movie, 2003)
···The Ghost of Lord Farquaad
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Family
Role: Actor (as Ghost of Farquaad (voice))
(movie, 2002)
···Orange County
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Bud Brumder)
(movie, 2001)
···Shrek
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Lord Farquaad (voice))
(movie, 2000)
···Rugrats In Paris
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Jean-Claude)
(movie, 2000)
···Don Quixote
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Don Quixote de La Mancha · Alonso Quixano)
(movie, 1998)
···Homegrown
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Malcolm · Robert Stockman)
(movie, 1998)
···Johnny Skidmarks
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Sergeant Larry Skovik)
(movie, 1996)
···Hollow Point
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Thomas Livingston)
(movie, 1995)
···The Tuskegee Airmen
Genre: Drama, History, War, TV Movie
Role: Actor (as Senator Conyers)
(movie, 1994)
···Silent Fall
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Dr. Rene Harlinger)
Genre: Drama, War, History
Role: Actor (as Franklin Delano Roosevelt)
(movie, 1993)
···The Pelican Brief
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Smith Keen)
(movie, 1993)
···The Wrong Man
Genre: Thriller, Romance
Role: Actor (as Phillip Mills)
(movie, 1993)
8.5Cliffhanger
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Eric Qualen)
(movie, 1993)
···Love, Cheat & Steal
Genre: Thriller
Role: Actor (as Paul Harrington)
(movie, 1992)
···Raising Cain
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Carter · Cain · Dr. Nix · Josh · Margo)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Leslie Huben)
(movie, 1991)
···Ricochet
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Earl Talbott Blake)
(movie, 1991)
···The Boys
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Artie Margulies)
(movie, 1990)
···Memphis Belle
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Role: Actor (as Lt.Col. Bruce Derringer)
(movie, 1990)
···Ivory Hunters
Genre: Adventure
Role: Actor (as Robert Carter)
(movie, 1989)
···Traveling Man
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Ben Cluett)
(movie, 1988)
···Distant Thunder
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Mark Lambert)
(movie, 1987)
···Harry and the Hendersons
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Family
Role: Actor (as George Henderson)
(movie, 1986)
···Mesmerized
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Oliver Thompson)
(movie, 1986)
···Resting Place
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Maj. Kendall Laird)
(movie, 1986)
···The Manhattan Project
Genre: Science Fiction, Thriller, Comedy
Role: Actor (as John Mathewson)
(movie, 1985)
···Santa Claus: The Movie
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Family
Role: Actor (as B.Z.)
(movie, 1985)
···Santa Claus
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as B.Z.)
(movie, 1984)
···2010
Genre: Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Dr. Walter Curnow)
Genre: Comedy, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Lord John Whorfin)
(movie, 1984)
···Footloose
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, Family
Role: Actor (as Reverend Shaw Moore)
(movie, 1984)
···The Glitter Dome
Genre: Drama, Crime
Role: Actor (as Sgt. Marty Wellborn)
(movie, 1983)
···Terms of Endearment
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Sam Burns)
(movie, 1983)
8.0The Day After
Genre: Drama, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Joe Huxley)
(movie, 1983)
···Twilight Zone: The Movie
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as John Valentine (Segment #4))
(movie, 1982)
···Not in Front of the Children
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Richard Carruthers)
(movie, 1982)
···The World According to Garp
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Roberta Muldoon)
(movie, 1981)
···Blow Out
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Burke)
(movie, 1979)
···All That Jazz
Genre: Drama, Music
Role: Actor (as Lucas Sergeant)
(movie, 1979)
···Rich Kids
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Paul Philips)
(movie, 1978)
···The Big Fix
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Sam Sebastian)
(movie, 1976)
···Obsession
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Mystery, Romance
Role: Actor (as Robert Lasalle)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as John)