John Lithgow

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Real Name: John Arthur Lithgow
Birth Place: Rochester, New York, USA
Birth Date: October 19, 1945
Occupation: Actor, Soundtrack, Producer

John Lithgow Biography

If "born to the theater" has meaning in determining a person's life path, then John Lithgow is a prime example of this truth. Son of a retired actress and a father who was both a theatrical producer and director, he moved frequently as a child while his father founded and managed local and college theaters and Shakespeare festivals throughout the Midwest of the United States. Not until he was 16, and his father became head of the McCarter Theater in Princeton New Jersey, did the family settle down. But for John, the theater was still not a career. He won a scholarship to Harvard University, where he finally caught the acting bug (as well as found a wife). Harvard was followed by a Fulbright scholarship to study at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Returning from London, his rigorous dramatic training stood him in good stead, and a distinguished career on Broadway gave him one Tony Award for "The Changing Room", a second nomination in 1985 for "Requiem For a Heavyweight", and a third in 1988 for "M. Butterfly". But with critical acclaim came personal confusion, and in the mid 1970s, he and his wife divorced. He entered therapy, and in 1982, his life started in a new direction, the movies - he received an Academy Award nomination for his portrayal of Roberta Muldoon in The World According to Garp (1982). A second Oscar nomination followed for Terms of Endearment (1983), and he met a UCLA economics professor who became his second wife. As the decade of the 1990s came around, he found that he was spending too much time on location, and another career move brought him to television in the hugely successful series "3rd Rock from the Sun" (1996). This production also played a role in bringing him back together with the son from his first marriage, Ian Lithgow, who has a regular role in the series as a dimwitted student.

John Lithgow Movies / TV-Shows

Pet Sematary (2019)
74th Golden Globe Awards (2017)
Trial & Error (2017)
Beatriz at Dinner (2017)
The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards (2017)
Daddy's Home 2 (2017)
Pitch Perfect 3 (2017)
The Accountant (2016)
The Crown (2016)
Miss Sloane (2016)
Shakespeare Live! From the RSC (2016)
Best of Enemies: Buckley vs. Vidal (2015)
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)
The Homesman (2014)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (2014)
Interstellar (2014)
Love Is Strange (2014)
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)
9 Kisses (2014)
Drunk History (2013)
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (2013)
This Is 40 (2012)
The Campaign (2012)
Shrek's Thrilling Tales (2012)
Casting By (2012)
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
New Year's Eve (2011)
Prohibition (2011)
The Chew (2011)
The Jungle Bunch: The Movie (2011)
Leap Year (2010)
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2010)
The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards (2010)
Conan (2010)
Louie (2010)
Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)
The National Parks: America's Best Idea (2009)
Watch What Happens: Live (2009)
Pioneers of Television (2008)
The Graham Norton Show (2007)
Dexter (2006)
Dreamgirls (2006)
30 Rock (2006)
The Colbert Report (2005)
How I Met Your Mother (2005)
Kinsey (2004)
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)
Orange County (2002)
Shrek (2001)
Nova Life's Greatest Miracle (2001)
Don Quixote (2000)
Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (2000)
95 Worlds and Counting (2000)
Adventures in Time: The National Geographic Millennium Special (1999)
Independent Lens (1999)
A Civil Action (1998)
Johnny Skidmarks (1998)
Homegrown (1998)
The View (1997)
Hollow Point (1996)
3rd Rock from the Sun (1996)
The West (1996)
The Daily Show (1996)
The Tuskegee Airmen (1995)
Princess Caraboo (1994)
A Good Man in Africa (1994)
World War II: When Lions Roared (1994)
Silent Fall (1994)
Love, Cheat & Steal (1993)
Cliffhanger (1993)
The Pelican Brief (1993)
The Wrong Man (1993)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)
Frasier (1993)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)
Raising Cain (1992)
Ricochet (1991)
At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991)
L.A. Story (1991)
Maury (1991)
Memphis Belle (1990)
Tales from the Crypt (1989)
Out Cold (1989)
The Simpsons (1989)
Distant Thunder (1988)
Harry and the Hendersons (1987)
The Manhattan Project (1986)
Resting Place (1986)
Santa Claus: The Movie (1985)
Mesmerized (1985)
American Masters (1985)
Amazing Stories (1985)
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)
2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984)
Footloose (1984)
Terms of Endearment (1983)
Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
The Day After (1983)
Live with Kelly and Ryan (1983)
The World According to Garp (1982)
Faerie Tale Theatre (1982)
Blow Out (1981)
All That Jazz (1979)
CBS News Sunday Morning (1979)
Rich Kids (1979)
The Big Fix (1978)
20/20 (1978)
Obsession (1976)
Saturday Night Live (1975)
Nova (1974)
Great Performances (1971)

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