John Lithgow

Dynamic actor who energized films.

John Lithgow
Full NameJohn Arthur Lithgow


John Lithgow is a true product of the theater, descended from a long line of theatrical talent. Born in Rochester, New York, to thespian parents, John's family moved frequently as his father founded and managed local and college theaters. At the age of 16, his father became head of the McCarter Theater in Princeton, New Jersey, and the family finally settled down. John's academic excellence won him a scholarship to Harvard, where he found love and his true passion for acting. After receiving his Master of Fine Arts from the Yale School of Drama, John began a successful career on stage and screen, cementing his place in the theater dynasty.

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  • Primetime Emmy2017
    The CrownOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
  • Primetime Emmy2010
    DexterOutstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
  • Primetime Emmy1999
    3rd Rock from the SunOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series


  • The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
  • Kid-Size Concert
  • Nova
  • The Simpsons
  • Dexter
  • The Crown
  • Interstellar
  • Star Wars: Return of the Jedi - The Original Radio Drama
  • The National Parks: America's Best Idea
  • The Colbert Report
  • Trial & Error: Mystery Now
  • Disclosure
  • The Country Mouse & the City Mouse: A Christmas Tale
  • Prohibition
  • Dexter: New Blood
  • Bill Moyers' Journal
  • Trial & Error
  • Shrek
  • James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction
  • Shakespeare Live! From the RSC
  • ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway
  • Live in Front of a Studio Audience: 'The Facts of Life' and 'Diff'rent Strokes'
  • All That Jazz
  • 3rd Rock from the Sun
  • Wolfboy and the Everything Factory
  • Saturday Night Live 25
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  • The Old Man
  • Perry Mason
  • The 66th Annual Tony Awards
  • Happy Birthday, Bugs!: 50 Looney Years
  • Miss Sloane
  • The Guilty
  • Terms of Endearment
  • Amazing Stories
  • Blow Out
  • The Accountant
  • The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
  • Storyline Online
  • Five Days Gone
  • The World According to Garp
  • Kinsey
  • The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards
  • The 58th Annual Tony Awards
  • The Tuskegee Airmen
  • The 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

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