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John Lithgow

If "born to the theater" has meaning in determining a person's life path, then John Lithgow is a prime example of this truth. He was born in Rochester, New York, to Sarah Jane (Price), an actress, and Arthur Washington Lithgow III, who was both a theatrical producer and director. John's father was born in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, where ...

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Oct 19, 1945 In Rochester, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Buckaroo Banzai Declassified
Latest Project:
Series Freedom: A History of Us 2018-01-20

Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 24 wins & 48 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Interstellar
Poster of Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Poster of Shrek
Poster of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Movie Broadway: The Next Generation Himself 2019
Movie Saturday Night Live: The Best of Jon Lovitz Unknown 2019
Movie The Making of 'Rugrats in Paris' Himself 2019
Movie Buckaroo Banzai Declassified Himself 2019
Movie The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 2019
Movie The 50th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 2019
Movie The 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 2019
Series Freedom: A History of Us Unknown 2018-01-20
Movie 2010: The Odyssey Continues Himself 2018
Movie Game Day with Rex and Kevo Himself 2018
Movie Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age Himself 2018-01-14
Movie C-Scam None 2018
Movie Stuart Davis: In Full Swing Unknown 2017
Movie Hickory Dickory Doc: John Lithgow on 'Raising Cain' Unknown 2017
Series Trial & Error: Mystery Now Unknown 2017
Movie The 74th Golden Globe Awards Unknown 2017-01-08
Movie Bark, George Narrator 2017-11-06
Movie The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 2017-09-17
Movie Daddy's Home 2 Don 2017-11-10
Movie Pitch Perfect 3 None 2017-12-22
Movie The Making of the Life and Death of Peter Sellers Unknown 2017-12-23
Movie The Pulitzer at 100 Unknown 2017-07-21
Movie The 71st Annual Tony Awards Himself - Presenter 2017-06-11
Movie The Accountant: Inside the Man Himself 2017-01-10
Movie The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Unknown 2017-01-29
Series Trial & Error Larry Henderson 2017-03-14
Movie Beatriz at Dinner Doug 2017-06-09
Series Fox and Friends Unknown 2017
Series Harry Unknown 2016-09-12
Series The Crown Winston Churchill 2016-11-04
Movie Miss Sloane Senator Ronald M. Sperling 2016-12-09
Movie The Accountant Lamar Blackburn 2016-10-14
Movie Into the 8th Dimension Himself 2016-08-16
Movie Shakespeare Live! From the RSC Unknown 2016-04-23
Movie Not One to Hold a Grudge: An Interview with John Lithgow Unknown 2016
Series Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter Unknown 2015-08-02
Movie Inside 'Interstellar' Unknown 2015-03-31
Movie Best of Enemies: Buckley vs. Vidal Gore Vidal 2015-07-31
Series No Sleep TV3 Unknown 2015-10-01
Series The Late Late Show with James Corden Unknown 2015-03-23
Movie Lord John: An Interview with John Lithgow Unknown 2015
Series E! Live from the Red Carpet Unknown 2015
Movie The Jungle Bunch 2: The Great Treasure Quest Unknown 2014
Movie Projections of America Unknown 2014
Movie Love Is Strange Ben Hull 2014-12-18
Movie Interstellar Donald 2014-11-07
Movie 9 Kisses Himself 2014-12-11
Series Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Unknown 2014-12-21
Series The Roosevelts: An Intimate History Himself / ... 2014-09-14
Movie The Homesman Reverend Alfred Dowd 2014-05-18
Series The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Unknown 2014-02-17
Series Late Night with Seth Meyers Unknown 2014-02-24
Series Good Morning Britain Unknown 2014-04-28
Series Timms Valley Unknown 2013
Movie Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did for Love Himself 2013-10-12
Series The Show Unknown 2013-02-13
Series Once Upon a Time in Wonderland The White Rabbit 2013-10-10
Series Drunk History Unknown 2013-07-09
Movie Casting By Unknown 2013-11-01
Movie The Real Revolutionaries William Shockley 2012-11-01
Movie This Is 40 Unknown 2012-12-21
Movie Shrek's Thrilling Tales Lord Farquad 2012-08-28
Movie The Campaign Glenn Motch 2012-08-10
Series CBS This Morning Unknown 2012-01-09
Movie National Theatre Live: The Magistrate Posket 2012-01-01
Movie LA Philharmonic's LIVE with Gustavo Dudamel Unknown 2012
Movie The 78th Annual Drama League Awards Unknown 2012-05-18
Movie The 66th Annual Tony Awards Unknown 2012-06-10
Movie The American Academy of Arts and Sciences: The Heart of the Matter Himself 2012-06-19
Series Live! with Kelly Unknown 2011
Movie Spells None 2011
Series Through The Grape Vine Unknown 2011-03-31
Series The Chew Unknown 2011-09-26
Movie Rise of the Planet of the Apes Charles Rodman 2011-08-05
Series The Marilyn Denis Show Unknown 2011-01-10
Series Prohibition Reader / ... 2011-10-02
Movie Our Footloose Remake Unknown 2011-04-10
Movie New Year's Eve Unknown 2011-12-09
Movie Shrek: Once Upon a Time Himself 2011-12-30
Movie The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts Himself - Presenter 2011-12-27
Movie The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 2010-08-29
Series Louie Unknown 2010-06-29
Movie The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards Unknown 2010-01-17
Movie The 2010 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Unknown 2010-09-18
Series Conan Unknown 2010-11-08
Movie Leap Year Jack 2010-01-08
Movie Five Days Gone Unknown 2010
Series Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf Unknown 2009-11-14
Movie Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench Unknown 2009
Series The National Parks: America's Best Idea Unknown 2009-09-27
Series La mandrágora Unknown 2009
Movie Confessions of a Shopaholic Edgar West 2009-02-13
Movie The Macabre World of Lavender Williams God 2009-05-31
Series Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Unknown 2009-03-02
Movie Shrek 4-D Ghost of Farquaad 2009-09-01
Series Cinema 3 Unknown 2008
Series Pioneers of Television Unknown 2008-01-02
Movie Shine: Geoffrey Rush - Golden Globe Acceptance Speech Himself - Audience Member 2008-03-05
Movie Classical Baby Himself 2008-04-12
Movie The 62nd Annual Tony Awards Unknown 2008-06-15
Series TMZ on TV Unknown 2007-09-10
Movie ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway Unknown 2007-04-19
Series Bill Moyers' Journal Unknown 2007
Series Cinemassacre's Monster Madness Unknown 2007-10-01
Series Corazón de... Unknown 2007
Movie Dreamgirls Unknown 2006-12-25
Series Paloozaville Unknown 2006
Series Square Off Unknown 2006-04-07
Movie The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 2006-08-27
Series Dexter Unknown 2006-10-01
Series Twenty Good Years John Mason 2006-10-11
Series 30 Rock Unknown 2006-10-11
Series Made in Hollywood Unknown 2005-09-30
Movie The Kinsey Report: Sex on Film Himself 2005-05-17
Series The Hour Unknown 2005-01-17
Movie Kinsey Alfred Seguine Kinsey 2005-01-07
Series How I Met Your Mother Unknown 2005-09-19
Movie The 59th Annual Tony Awards Unknown 2005-06-05
Series The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17
Movie Einstein's Big Idea Unknown 2005-10-11
Series The Apprentice: Martha Stewart Unknown 2005-09-21
Movie My Life, Inc. Jan van de Bunt 2004-04-10
Series Tavis Smiley Unknown 2004-01-05
Movie The 58th Annual Tony Awards Unknown 2004-06-06
Series The Tony Danza Show Unknown 2004-09-13
Movie The Life and Death of Peter Sellers Blake Edwards 2004-10-01
Series The Insider Unknown 2004-09-13
Series VH1 Goes Inside Himself 2003-06-20
Movie The 57th Annual Tony Awards Unknown 2003-06-08
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Series Bravo Profiles Unknown 2002
Movie Orange County Bud Brumder 2002-01-11
Movie The 56th Annual Tony Awards Unknown 2002-06-02
Movie Creating a Fairy Tale World: The Making of 'Shrek' Himself 2001-04-22
Movie Shrek Lord Farquaad 2001-05-18
Movie Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party Lord Farquaad 2001-11-02
Movie David Dukes Memorial Unknown 2000-10-16
Movie Rugrats in Paris: The Movie Jean-Claude 2000-11-17
Series Culture Shock Himself - Narrator 2000-01-26
Movie Don Quixote Don Quixote de La Mancha / Alonso Quixano 2000-04-09
Movie 95 Worlds and Counting Unknown 2000
Movie The Making of 'A Civil Action' Himself 1999-07-13
Movie Saturday Night Live 25 Unknown 1999-09-25
Movie Adventures in Time: The National Geographic Millennium Special Unknown 1999
Movie The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards Unknown 1999-01-28
Movie A Civil Action Judge Walter J. Skinner 1999-01-08
Series Independent Lens Unknown 1999-08-09
Series The Rosie O'Donnell Show Unknown 1998
Movie 4th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Unknown 1998-03-08
Movie Christopher Reeve: A Celebration of Hope Himself 1998-03-01
Movie The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards Unknown 1998-01-18
Movie Homegrown Malcolm / Robert Stockman 1998-04-17
Movie Johnny Skidmarks Sergeant Larry Skovik 1998-05-23
Movie Courage: Profiles in Creativity Unknown 1998
Movie Three Nights at the Keck Unknown 1998
Movie The Gold Rush Unknown 1998
Movie The 52nd Annual Tony Awards Unknown 1998-06-07
Movie The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards Unknown 1997-01-19
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie Officer Buckle and Gloria Unknown 1997
Movie 3rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Unknown 1997-02-22
Movie Hollow Point Thomas Livingston 1996-07-01
Movie The 50th Annual Tony Awards Unknown 1996-06-02
Movie 2nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Unknown 1996-02-24
Series 3rd Rock from the Sun Dr. Dick Solomon 1996-01-09
Movie Christmas in Washington Himself 1996
Movie Special Effects: Anything Can Happen Narrator 1996-07-04
Series The West Himself / ... 1996-09-15
Movie The 48th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 1996-09-08
Series Cosby Unknown 1996-09-16
Movie My Brother's Keeper Tom Bradley / Bob Bradley 1995-03-19
Movie The 47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 1995-09-10
Movie The Tuskegee Airmen Senator Conyers 1995-08-26
Series American Cinema Himself - Host 1995-01-23
Movie Redwood Curtain Laird Riordan 1995-04-23
Series Heroes of Comedy Himself 1995-01-01
Series HBO First Look Unknown 1994-03-01
Movie World War II: When Lions Roared Franklin Delano Roosevelt 1994-04-19
Movie A Good Man in Africa Arthur Fanshawe, British High Commissioner 1994-09-09
Movie The 46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 1994-09-11
Series Extra Unknown 1994-09-05
Movie Masters of Illusion: The Wizards of Special Effects Himself 1994-05-22
Series Dennis Miller Live Unknown 1994-04-22
Movie Princess Caraboo Professor Wilkinson 1994-09-16
Movie Silent Fall Dr. Rene Harlinger 1994-10-28
Series Frasier Unknown 1993-09-16
Movie Love, Cheat & Steal Paul Harrington 1993-12-05
Movie The Country Mouse & the City Mouse: A Christmas Tale Unknown 1993
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Movie The Wrong Man Phillip Mills 1993-09-05
Movie Stallone on the Edge: The Making of Cliffhanger Unknown 1993
Movie Cliffhanger Qualen 1993-05-28
Series Late Show with David Letterman Unknown 1993-08-30
Movie Sylvester and the Magic Pebble Unknown 1993
Movie The 50th Annual Golden Globe Awards Unknown 1993-01-23
Movie The Pelican Brief Smith Keen 1993-12-17
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Series Granada Reports Unknown 1992-01-12
Series Getaway Unknown 1992-05-14
Movie Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories Unknown 1992
Movie Raising Cain Carter / Cain / Dr. Nix / Josh / Margo 1992-08-07
Series Maury Unknown 1991-09-09
Movie L.A. Story Unknown 1991-02-08
Movie The Boys Artie Margulies 1991-04-15
Series Showbiz Today Unknown 1991
Movie Ricochet Earl Talbot Blake 1991-10-04
Movie At Play in the Fields of the Lord Leslie Huben 1991-12-06
Movie Memphis Belle Lt.Col. Bruce Derringer 1990-10-12
Movie Ivory Hunters Robert Carter 1990-08-20
Movie Night of 100 Stars III Unknown 1990-05-21
Movie Happy Birthday, Bugs!: 50 Looney Years Unknown 1990-05-09
Movie Antigone/Rites of Passion Unknown 1990-11-01
Movie Kid-Size Concert Unknown 1990
Movie Out Cold Dave 1989-03-03
Series The Pat Sajak Show Unknown 1989-01-09
Movie Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary Unknown 1989-09-24
Series The More You Know Unknown 1989
Series Tales from the Crypt Unknown 1989-06-10
Movie Traveling Man Ben Cluett 1989-06-25
Movie The 43rd Annual Tony Awards Unknown 1989-06-04
Movie The 40th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 1988-08-28
Movie The 42nd Annual Tony Awards Unknown 1988-06-05
Movie The Art of Disney Animation Himself 1988-01-03
Movie Distant Thunder Mark Lambert 1988-11-11
Movie The 41st Annual Tony Awards Unknown 1987-06-07
Movie Harry and the Hendersons George Henderson 1987-06-05
Movie Baby Girl Scott Neil Scott 1987-05-24
Movie Resting Place Maj. Kendall Laird 1986-04-27
Series American Masters Unknown 1986-06-23
Movie The Manhattan Project John Mathewson 1986-06-13
Movie The 38th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 1986-09-21
Movie Mesmerized Oliver Thompson 1986-12-31
Series Amazing Stories Unknown 1985-09-29
Movie The 39th Annual Tony Awards Unknown 1985-06-02
Movie The Amazing Bone Narrator 1985-10-23
Movie Santa Claus: The Movie B.Z. 1985-11-27
Movie Footloose Rev. Shaw Moore 1984-02-17
Movie The 56th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1984-04-09
Movie The Glitter Dome Sgt. Marty Wellborn 1984-11-18
Movie 2010 Dr. Walter Curnow 1984-12-07
Movie The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension Lord John Whorfin / Dr. Emilio Lizardo 1984-08-10
Movie The 55th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1983-04-11
Movie The Day After Joe Huxley 1983-11-20
Movie Twilight Zone: The Movie Unknown 1983-06-24
Movie Terms of Endearment Sam Burns 1983-12-09
Movie Not in Front of the Children Richard Carruthers 1982-10-26
Series Faerie Tale Theatre Unknown 1982-09-11
Series Late Night with David Letterman Unknown 1982-02-01
Movie I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can Unknown 1982-03-05
Movie The World According to Garp Roberta Muldoon 1982-08-13
Series Entertainment Tonight Unknown 1981-09-14
Movie Blow Out Burke 1981-07-24
Movie The Oldest Living Graduate Clarence 1980-04-07
Movie Mom, the Wolfman and Me Wally 1980-10-20
Movie Big Blonde Herbie Morse 1980-12-01
Series CBS News Sunday Morning Unknown 1979-01-19
Movie Rich Kids Paul Philips 1979-08-01
Series Working in the Theatre Unknown 1979-09-02
Movie All That Jazz Unknown 1979-12-20
Movie The Big Fix Sam Sebastian 1978-10-06
Movie Obsession Robert Lasalle 1976-09-13
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Movie The Country Girl Paul Unger 1974-02-05
Series Nova Unknown 1974-03-03
Movie The 27th Annual Tony Awards Unknown 1973-03-25
Movie Dealing: Or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues John 1973-02-01
Series Great Performances Unknown 1972-11-04
Series 60 Minutes Unknown 1968-09-24
Series The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Unknown 1962-10-01
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14