John Lithgow

 

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John Arthur Lithgow (pronounced /ˈlɪθɡoʊ/ LITH-goh; born October 19, 1945) is an American actor, musician, and author. Presently, he is involved with a wide range of media projects, including stage, television, film, and radio. He also has written and published several books of poetry and children's literature. He appeared in the films The World According to Garp (1982) and Terms of Endearment (1983), receiving an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for each. Lithgow is known for his roles as the Reverend Shaw Moore in Footloose, Dick Solomon on the NBC sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun, the voice of Lord Farquaad in Shrek, and The Trinity Killer on Showtime's Dexter for which he won Golden Globe and Emmy awards. On the stage, he appeared in the musical adaptation of Sweet Smell of Success, winning the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical

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John Lithgow

Born 1945-10-19 (76 years ago) in Rochester, New York, USA.
Height 193 centimeters.

Awards
Award Ceremony Year Awarded for
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series (Dexter) 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards 2010 Dexter
Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film (Dexter) 14th Satellite Awards 2009 Dexter
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television (Dexter) 67th Golden Globe Awards 2009 Dexter
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (3rd Rock from the Sun) 51st Primetime Emmy Awards 1999 3rd Rock from the Sun
Satellite Award for Best Actor - Television Series Musical or Comedy (3rd Rock from the Sun) 1st Golden Satellite Awards 1997 3rd Rock from the Sun
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (3rd Rock from the Sun) 49th Primetime Emmy Awards 1997 3rd Rock from the Sun
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy (3rd Rock from the Sun) 54th Golden Globe Awards 1996 3rd Rock from the Sun
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (3rd Rock from the Sun) 48th Primetime Emmy Awards 1996 3rd Rock from the Sun
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series (Amazing Stories) 38th Primetime Emmy Awards 1986 Amazing Stories
Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play (The Changing Room) 27th Tony Awards 1973 The Changing Room
Nominated for awards
Award Ceremony Year Nominated for
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (3rd Rock from the Sun) 53rd Primetime Emmy Awards 2001 3rd Rock from the Sun
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie (Don Quixote) 7th Screen Actors Guild Awards 2001 Don Quijote de Orson Welles
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (3rd Rock from the Sun) 52nd Primetime Emmy Awards 2000 3rd Rock from the Sun
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (3rd Rock from the Sun) 51st Primetime Emmy Awards 1999 3rd Rock from the Sun
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (3rd Rock from the Sun) 50th Primetime Emmy Awards 1998 3rd Rock from the Sun
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (3rd Rock from the Sun) 49th Primetime Emmy Awards 1997 3rd Rock from the Sun
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (3rd Rock from the Sun) 48th Primetime Emmy Awards 1996 3rd Rock from the Sun
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (My Brother's Keeper) 47th Primetime Emmy Awards 1995 Hüter meines Bruders
Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Terms of Endearment) 56th Academy Awards 1983 Ömhetsbevis
Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (The World According to Garp) 55th Academy Awards 1982 The World According to Garp
Relationships
Name From To Relationship type
Mary Yeager(Gifta: 1981–) 1981 Gifta
Jean Taynton(Gifta: 1966-09-10–1980) 1966-09-10 1980 Gifta
Children

Ian Lithgow, Nathan Lithgow, Phoebe Lithgow

Parents

Arthur Lithgow, Sarah Jane Price

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John Arthur Lithgow (pronounced /Ë?l???oÊ?/ LITH-goh; born October 19, 1945) is an American actor, musician, and author. Presently, he is involved with a wide range of media projects, including stage, television, film, and radio. He also has written and published several books of poetry and children's literature.

He appeared in the films The World According to Garp (1982) and Terms of Endearment (1983), receiving an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for each. Lithgow is known for his roles as the Reverend Shaw Moore in Footloose, Dick Solomon on the NBC sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun, the voice of Lord Farquaad in Shrek, and The Trinity Killer on Showtime's Dexter for which he won Golden Globe and Emmy awards.

On the stage, he appeared in the musical adaptation of Sweet Smell of Success, winning the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. He again appeared in a musical, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, again receiving the Tony nomination for Best Leading Actor in a Musical.

He has also recorded music, such as the 1999 album of children's music, Singin' in the Bathtub, and has written poetry and short stories for children, such as Marsupial Sue.

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