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

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