October 19, 1945
76 years old
6 ft 4 in | 193 cm
80 kg | 176.5 lbs
11 US | 44 EU
John Arthur Lithgow was born in Rochester, New York, United States, on October 19, 1945, is an American actor.
Young John Lithgow began his professional acting career on the New York stage.
He made big screen debut in thriller drama film Dealing: Or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues (1972) in role as John.
He got his television debut in drama film The Country Girl (1974) in role as Paul Unger.
John's breakthrough performance came as Roberta Muldoon in comedy drama movie The World According to Garp (1982).
He landed his Broadway debut in a play "The Changing Room" (1973) in role as Kenny Kendal, at Morosco Theatre, for which he won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play.
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He was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor for his roles in films:
The World According to Garp (1982) comedy drama as Roberta Muldoon
Terms of Endearment (1983) family comedy drama as Sam Burns
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for his roles in movies:
Resting Place (1986) drama as Major Kendall Laird
My Brother's Keeper (1995) drama as Tom Bradley / Bob Bradley
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for his role as Professor Joe Huxley in science fiction drama film The Day After (1983).
He was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie for his role as Don Quixote de la Mancha Alonso Quijano in adventure drama movie Don Quixote (2000).
He was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for his role as Roger Ailes in drama film Bombshell (2019).
He won the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as John Valentine in science fiction horror anthology film Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983), in segment "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet".
He voiced Lord Farquaad in animated comedy film Shrek (2001).
Obsession (1976) neo-noir psychological thriller opposite Cliff Robertson and Geneviève Bujold
The Day After (1983) science fiction drama with Steve Guttenberg and JoBeth Williams
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension! (1984) science fiction action opposite Peter Weller and Jeff Goldblum
2010 (1984) science fiction with Roy Scheider and Helen Mirren
Footloose (1984) musical drama opposite Kevin Bacon and Kenny Wormald
The Manhattan Project (1986) science fiction thriller with Christopher Collet and Cynthia Nixon
A Civil Action (1998) drama opposite John Travolta and William H. Macy
Ricochet (1991) action crime thriller with Denzel Washington and Ice-T
Raising Cain (1992) psychological horror thriller opposite Steven Bauer and Lolita Davidovich
Cliffhanger (1993) action thriller with Sylvester Stallone and Michael Rooker
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004) drama comedy opposite Geoffrey Rush and Charlize Theron
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) science fiction action with Andy Serkis and James Franco
This Is 40 (2012) comedy opposite Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann
The Accountant (2016) action thriller with Ben Affleck and Anna Kendrick
Pet Sematary (2019) supernatural horror opposite Jason Clarke and Amy Seimetz
He won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his role as John Walters in NBC anthology television series Amazing Stories (1986) in episode "The Doll".
He won three Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy for his role as Dick Solomon in NBC sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996-2001).
He won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film for his role as Arthur Mitchell in Showtime crime drama television series Dexter (2009).
He won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film for his role as Winston Churchill in Netflix historical drama television series The Crown (2016-2019).
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Elias Birchard "E.B." Jonathan in HBO drama television series Perry Mason (2020).
He voiced Percy the White Rabbit in ABC fantasy drama series Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (2013-2014).
He played Professor Larry Henderson in NBC sitcom Trial & Error (2017).
Studied at Princeton High School in Princeton.
Graduated from Harvard College (1967), with an A.B. magna cum laude in history and literature.
Studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
Has two sisters: Robin Lithgow, Sarah Jane Boaker and brother David Lithgow.
Has Welsh, English, Scots-Irish / Northern Irish and Scottish ancestry.
He won a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his role as J. J. Hunsecker in a musical "Sweet Smell of Success" (2002), at Martin Beck Theatre.
He was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his role as Lawrence Jameson in a musical "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" (2005-2006), at Imperial Theatre.
He won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his role as Harlan "Mountain" McClintock in a play "Requiem for a Heavyweight" (1985), at Martin Beck Theatre.
He was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play and a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play for his role as Rene Gallimard in a play "M. Butterfly" (1988-1990), at Eugene O'Neill Theatre.
He was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his role as Joseph Alsop in a play "The Columnist" (2012), at Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6666 Hollywood Boulevard in 2001.
Good friends with actors Alfred Molina and William Shatner.
He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS).
He is also an accomplished guitar player.
He was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 2005.
Published two books of poems and illustrations "Dumpty: The Age of Trump in Verse" in 2019 and "Trumpty Dumpty Wanted a Crown" in 2020.
Lives in Los Angeles, California and New York City, New York.
He was married to Jean Taynton (1966-1980), they have one son, Ian David Lithgow.
He married UCLA history professor Mary Yeager in 1981, they have a son, Nathan Lithgow and a daughter, Phoebe Lithgow.