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John Arthur Lithgow was born on 19 October 1945, in Rochester, New York State USA. He is an actor, author, singer and musician, best known for his various roles in television shows such as “Dexter”. He’s also appeared in many films including “Shrek”, “Love is Strange”, “Interstellar”, and “Footloose”. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is John Lithgow? As of mid-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $45 million, mostly earned through a successful career as an actor. He’s received numerous awards including two Golden Globes, five Emmy Awards, two Tony Awards and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. Aside from his films, he’s also very popular on stage and all of these have ensured the current status of his wealth.

John Lithgow Net Worth $45 Million Dollars

Lithgow had parents who were very familiar with the industry, with his mother being a retired actress and his father being a producer/director of McCarter Theatre. They moved a lot during his childhood, but later on he would attend Harvard College from where he graduated in 1967 with a degree in history and literature as a magna cum laude. During his time at college, he became set on pursuing a career in acting, and was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

In 1973, John made his Broadway debut in a production of “The Changing Room”, receiving Tony and Drama Desk awards for his performance there, which led to his next production “My Fat Friend”. He then continued his career with productions of “A Memory of Two Mondays” opposite Meryl Streep, and “M. Butterfly”. Even with his film and television career, he still continued to make regular stage appearances such as in “Sweet Smell of Success” in 2002. In 2007, he took part in a production of “Twelfth Night”, and during the following years in “All My Sons”, and “Mr & Mrs Fitch”. One of his most recent stage performances was in a revival of “A Delicate Balance”, which stars Glenn Close, and Clare Higgins.

His film career also started in the 1970s, most notably 1979’s “All That Jazz”. A few of his best performances include “Terms of Endearment”, and “The World According to Garp” which got him Academy Award nominations. He continued to make appearances in films such as “Footloose”, and “Ricochet” opposite Denzel Washington. He also had a small role in “Dreamgirls” and became a lead in “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”. Lithgow’s also well known to be the voice of the “Shrek” character Lord Farquaad, as well as voicing the character in the theme park attraction “Shrek 4-D”.

In between all of his productions and films, Lithgow has had many well-known television roles. One of his most memorable performances was in “3rd Rock From the Sun” as the character Dick Solomon, winning three Primetime Emmy Awards during the course of the show. He also did commercials for the Campbell Soup Company, and made a cameo on “30 Rock”. He won a Golden Globe Award for his performance as the serial killer Arthur Mitchell in “Dexter” and he also made a guest appearance in “How I Met Your Mother” as Barney Stinson’s father.

John has also been involved in other endeavors including podcasts, children’s books and albums. He’s also heard on radio, doing productions such as dramatic readings.

For his personal life, it is known that John married Jean Taynton in 1966 and the marriage lasted until 1980. The following year he married Mary Yeager. He has three children, one of whom is Ian Lithgow who made regular appearances on “3rd Rock from the Sun”.

Quick Facts

Birth date: October 19, 1945
Birth place: Rochester, New York, U.S.
Profession:Actor, musician, singer, author
Education:Harvard College, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
Nationality:American
Spouse:Jean Taynton (m. 1966–1980), Mary Yeager (m. 1981)
Children:Ian Lithgow, Phoebe Lithgow, Nathan Lithgow
Awards:Golden Globes, five Emmy Awards, two Tony Awards and two Screen Actors Guild Awards
Movies:“Dexter” (2006-2013), “The Changing Room” “Shrek” (2001), “Love is Strange”, “Interstellar”, “Footloose”, “The Changing Room”, “My Fat Friend”, “Twelfth Night” (2007), “All My Sons”, “Mr & Mrs Fitch”, “A Delicate Balance”
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1He was awarded the 1973 Antoinette Perry (Tony) Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for "The Changing Room" on Broadway in New York City.
2He was awarded the 1989 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Distinguished Achievement, Lead Performance, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?," at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre production at the James A. Doolittle Theatre (University of California) in Los Angeles, California.
3Was considered for the role of The Joker in Batman (1989).
4The role of Frasier Craine (first on Cheers then the spin-off) was written with Lithgow in mind. He's said years later, "Kelsey [Grammer] did a fine job!".
5Lives in Los Angeles, California.
6Is an accomplished guitar player.
7Celebrity spokesperson for Campbell Select soups since 2006.
8Has said that Chaplin's Modern Times (1936) is his favorite film.
9Has two grandchildren through his son, Ian Lithgow.
10Despite being known for playing characters who are often pompous and unlikable or outright villainous, he has been described by many of his co-stars as an extremely kind and friendly man and a pleasure to work with.
11He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6666 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on May 2, 2001.
12His ancestry includes Welsh (from his maternal grandfather), English, as well as French, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), and Scottish. His father was born in the Dominican Republic, where the white American Lithgow family had lived for a few generations.
13Even though his parents were both actors, he was inspired to get into acting by Peter Sellers.
14Is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS).
15Is a registered pastor of Rose Ministries, and has officiated the wedding of his goddaughter.
16Three of his non-film roles have been based on movies involving Frank Oz and Ian McDiarmid. Most of Oz's and McDiarmid's collaborations are the Star Wars films, in which they play Yoda and Darth Sidious, respectively. Lithgow played Yoda on the radio. Oz also directed McDiarmid in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988). Lithgow appeared in the stage musical.
17Was called in to replace another actor in Terms of Endearment (1983), and his role was filmed in three days during a break from filming Footloose (1984).
18Has won two Tony Awards: in 1973, as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Dramatic) for David Storey's "The Changing Room"; and in 2002, as Best Actor (Musical) for "Sweet Smell of Success." He has also been nominated on three occasions for Tonys -- two for Best Actor (Play): for "Requiem for a Heavyweight" (1985) and "M. Butterfly." (1988), and once for Best Actor (Musical): for "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" (2005).
19Has provided the voice of Yoda in the NPR radio dramatizations of "The Empire Strikes Back" (1983) and "Return of the Jedi" (1996).
20Was considered for the role of Dr. Emmett "Doc" Brown in Back to the Future (1985), which went to Christopher Lloyd.
21Biography in: "Contemporary Authors". Volume 217, pg. 219-223. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, 2004.
22Parents are Sarah Jane Price (born 1917) and theater director/producer Arthur Lithgow (1915-2004).
23His father ran a Shakespearian Acting company in the 1950s which included David Carradine.
24His wife Mary Yeager is an economics professor at the University of California, Los Angeles.
25Has won both the Tony Award and Drama Desk Award as Best Actor in a Broadway musical, for performance in "Sweet Smell of Success". [May 2002]
26Was considered for the role of Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs (1991), which went to Anthony Hopkins.
27Was the original voice of Hades in Disney's Hercules (1997) and recorded all the dialogue, but his performance was then replaced by the performance of James Woods.
28Claims that his most difficult performance was in Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) because he had to portray fear of the monster, although he could not really see it.
29Hosted the Welcoming Reception for UCLA's new Chancellor Carnesale.
30Parent of Ian Lithgow with Jean Taynton, and Phoebe Lithgow and Nathan Lithgow with Mary Yeager.
31Was named a Fulbright scholar.
32Studied at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
33Attended Harvard College and graduated with a Bachelor's degree magna cum laude in history and literature (1967). He lived in Adams House as an undergraduate. Lithgow later served on Harvard's Board of Overseers.
34Attended and graduated from Princeton High School in Princeton, New Jersey.


Net Worth & Salary

TitleSalary
3rd Rock from the Sun (1996)$200,000 /episode (1999-2000 season)
3rd Rock from the Sun (1996)$75,000 /episode (1996-1997 season)


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Receding hairline and bold blue eyes
2Wild, over-the-top acting.
3Often plays fathers and family men
4Often plays villains or mentally unstable characters
5Towering height and slender frame
6Distinctive dramatic voice


Quotes

#Quote
1[on working with Saul Zaentz on At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991)] Saul loves being answerable to nobody. That's the most extraordinary thing about him. The dailies didn't get sent anywhere for anybody else's approval and cost overruns weren't monitored by a bunch of executives thousand of miles away. He owns it all. He does it the way he wants it. It's incredible how that affects every aspect of production. I've never really worked with anyone like him. Being on the set, playing hearts with Saul, I realised the secret to his success: he can spot everyone's strengths and weaknesses right away. He was a killer. He'd shoot the moon three out of every four games. I don't know if it was the giant bugs or the humidity, but I couldn't sleep for weeks. We had terrible weather and horrible actor-director arguments, but Saul was unflappable. He went through all the same hardships we did, but he behaved as if there was no other place he'd rather be.
2No bad guy thinks he's a bad guy. He thinks he's a good guy.
3My sense of myself is that I'm a character actor, and character actors are ready, willing and able to do anything, to be totally different from themselves. That's my job, to be ready. I'm some kind of first responder.
4One of the things you learn as an actor is that human beings are capable of almost anything. I'm sort of in the business of illustrating that fact.
5We deal in very volatile chemicals. We're in the business of using real emotions to bring pretend emotions to life. We all have our secrets and we all have our deceptions. Acting, at its best, is all about deceiving people, and that makes it all the more interesting to us.
6[from a 1984 interview] My career just happened to me. I didn't manage it. My plate is full all the time, but I never have the opportunity to choose from ten parts. I do turn down junk. I've played important parts in movies but I haven't yet played the person the story is about. The joy is in the work. You can get too hung up on where you are. I'm not preoccupied with the desire to be top banana, but I do want to play bigger parts.
7I've had parallel careers in the theatre and in movies. In the theatre, I often play characters with a strong sense of innocence who aren't as intelligent as I am. The reason: my size. I seem sort of big and good-natured on stage. It would be too much for a big man to play a forbidding character on stage. So I play big people who are fairly gentle. It's a wonderful thing to build a career on. What I offer to movie-makers is that I can put a tremendous amount of theatrical background and technical equipment at their disposal. I can make believable the over-the-top characters.
8In general, my basic rule of thumb is just act in things you would want to see yourself in. I have a taste for all kinds of movies. Usually, it's a question of whether it will be fun, whether I respect the people behind it, whether I would like to work with them. I'm sure I'm a serious-minded actor, but I still value the frivolity of acting. It's a real exuberant, entertaining thing to do. I never lose track of that.
9[on the constant time-slot changes and ultimate cancellation of 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996)] If NBC had set out to ruin it, they couldn't have done a better job. They kept trying to use us as a weapon instead of a show to be taken care of. It would have been nice to have stayed a big hit, but I'd rather be a great show that nobody was watching than a lousy show that was a big hit, which is the case for most of the others.


Pictures

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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Movies for Grownups AwardAARP Movies for Grownups AwardsBest Grownup Love StoryLove Is Strange (2014)· Alfred Molina
2010Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionDexter (2006)
2010Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actor in a Drama SeriesDexter (2006)
2010OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Guest Actor in a Drama SeriesDexter (2006)
2009Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionDexter (2006)
2001Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevisionOn 2 May 2001. At 6666 Hollywood Blvd.
1999Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series3rd Rock from the Sun (1996)
1998ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series3rd Rock from the Sun (1996)
1997Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical3rd Rock from the Sun (1996)
1997ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series3rd Rock from the Sun (1996)
1997Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical3rd Rock from the Sun (1996)
1997Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series3rd Rock from the Sun (1996)
1997American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USAFunniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) Network, Cable or Syndication3rd Rock from the Sun (1996)
1997OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Series3rd Rock from the Sun (1996)
1997OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Comedy Series3rd Rock from the Sun (1996)
1996Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series3rd Rock from the Sun (1996)
1986Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Performer in a Drama SeriesAmazing Stories (1985)
1984Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting ActorTwilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
1982LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe World According to Garp (1982)
1982NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe World According to Garp (1982)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Male LeadLove Is Strange (2014)
2011DaggerCrime Thriller Awards, UKBest Supporting ActorDexter (2006)
2011OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Guest Actor in a Comedy SeriesHow I Met Your Mother (2005)
2010Scream AwardScream AwardsBest VillainDexter (2006)
2010ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesDexter (2006)· Preston Bailey
· Julie Benz
· Jennifer Carpenter
· Brando Eaton
· Courtney Ford
· Michael C. Hall
· Desmond Harrington
· C.S. Lee
· Rick Peters
· James Remar
· Christina Robinson
· Lauren Luna Vélez
· David Zayas
2010TCA AwardTelevision Critics Association AwardsIndividual Achievement in DramaDexter (2006)
2010Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Guest Starring Role on TelevisionDexter (2006)
2010Golden NymphMonte-Carlo TV FestivalOutstanding Actor - Drama SeriesDexter (2006)
2007GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Musical Album for ChildrenFor the Album "The Sunny Side of the Street"
2005Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsTV Movie/Mini Supporting ActorThe Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)
2005GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Spoken Word Album· Lily Tomlin
· Tyne Daly
2005GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Spoken Word Album for ChildrenFor the Album "Carnival of the Animals"
2003GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Spoken Word Album For ChildrenFor the Album "Ogden Nash's the Christmas that Almost wasn't"
2001ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or MiniseriesDon Quixote (2000)
2001Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series3rd Rock from the Sun (1996)
2000Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series3rd Rock from the Sun (1996)
1999Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical3rd Rock from the Sun (1996)
1999ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series3rd Rock from the Sun (1996)· Jane Curtin
· Joseph Gordon-Levitt
· Kristen Johnston
· Simbi Khali
· Wayne Knight
· French Stewart
· Elmarie Wendel
1999Q AwardViewers for Quality Television AwardsBest Actor in a Quality Comedy Series3rd Rock from the Sun (1996)
1999Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical3rd Rock from the Sun (1996)
1999OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Comedy Series3rd Rock from the Sun (1996)
1999People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Male TV Performer
1998People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Male Television Performer
1998ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series3rd Rock from the Sun (1996)· Jane Curtin
· Joseph Gordon-Levitt
· Kristen Johnston
· Simbi Khali
· Wayne Knight
· French Stewart
· Elmarie Wendel
1998Q AwardViewers for Quality Television AwardsBest Actor in a Quality Comedy Series3rd Rock from the Sun (1996)
1998Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical3rd Rock from the Sun (1996)
1998Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series3rd Rock from the Sun (1996)
1998OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Comedy Series3rd Rock from the Sun (1996)
1997People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Male Television Performer
1997ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series3rd Rock from the Sun (1996)· Jane Curtin
· Joseph Gordon-Levitt
· Kristen Johnston
· French Stewart
1997TCA AwardTelevision Critics Association AwardsIndividual Achievement in Comedy3rd Rock from the Sun (1996)
1997Q AwardViewers for Quality Television AwardsBest Actor in a Quality Comedy Series3rd Rock from the Sun (1996)
1996People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Male TV Performer
1996Q AwardViewers for Quality Television AwardsBest Actor in a Quality Comedy Series3rd Rock from the Sun (1996)
1995Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a SpecialMy Brother's Keeper (1995)
1994Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Supporting ActorCliffhanger (1993)
1993Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActorRaising Cain (1992)
1990CableACECableACE AwardsActor in a Movie or MiniseriesTraveling Man (1989)
1986Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a SpecialResting Place (1986)
1985Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting ActorThe Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)
1984OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Supporting RoleTerms of Endearment (1983)
1984Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a SpecialThe Day After (1983)
1983OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Supporting RoleThe World According to Garp (1982)

2nd Place Awards

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1983LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorTerms of Endearment (1983)
1983NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest Supporting ActorThe World According to Garp (1982)

3rd Place Awards

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1983NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActorTerms of Endearment (1983)


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Beatriz at Dinner2017post-production
Trial & Error2017TV Series pre-productionLarry / Larry Henderson
Miss Sloane2016
The Crown2016TV SeriesWinston Churchill Sir Winston Churchill
The Accountant2016Lamar Black
Louie2015TV SeriesFunny Man
Interstellar2014Donald
Drunk History2014TV SeriesGeorge Washington William Randolph Hearst
The Jungle Bunch 2: The Great Treasure Quest2014Maurice (voice)
The Homesman2014Reverend Alfred Dowd
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland2013-2014TV SeriesThe White Rabbit
How I Met Your Mother2011-2014TV SeriesJerry Whitaker
Love Is Strange2014Ben Hull
Timms Valley2013TV MovieOl' Gregory Timms
This Is 402012Oliver
Shrek's Thrilling Tales2012Video shortLord Farquad (voice)
The Campaign2012Glenn Motch
The Colbert Report2012TV SeriesAd Narrator
National Theatre Live: The Magistrate2012Posket
Spells2011/IVideo short
New Year's Eve2011Jonathan Cox (uncredited)
Rise of the Planet of the Apes2011Charles Rodman
Leap Year2010Jack
Dexter2009TV SeriesArthur Mitchell
The Macabre World of Lavender Williams2009ShortGod
30 Rock2009TV SeriesJohn Lithgow
Confessions of a Shopaholic2009Edgar West
Twenty Good Years2006-2008TV SeriesJohn Mason
Dreamgirls2006Jerry Harris
Paloozaville2006TV SeriesThe Mayor
Nova2005TV Series documentaryNarrator
Einstein's Big Idea2005TV MovieNarrator (English version, voice)
Kinsey2004Alfred Seguine Kinsey
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers2004Blake Edwards
My Life, Inc.2004TV MovieJan van de Bunt (voice)
Shrek 4-D2003ShortGhost of Farquaad (voice)
Bark, George2003Video shortNarrator (voice)
Freedom: A History of Us2003TV Series documentaryJustice Henry Billings Brown / Judge Ward Hunt / Roger Williams / ...
Orange County2002Bud Brumder
Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party2001Video shortLord Farquaad (singing voice)
3rd Rock from the Sun1996-2001TV SeriesDr. Dick Solomon
Shrek2001Lord Farquaad (voice)
C-Scam2000
Rugrats in Paris: The Movie2000Jean-Claude (voice)
Don Quixote2000TV MovieDon Quixote de La Mancha Alonso Quixano
Cosby1999TV SeriesJohn Lithgow
A Civil Action1998Judge Walter J. Skinner
Homegrown1998Malcolm / Robert Stockman
Johnny Skidmarks1998Sergeant Larry Skovik
Officer Buckle and Gloria1997ShortNarrator (voice)
Hollow Point1996Thomas Livingston
The Tuskegee Airmen1995TV MovieSenator Conyers
Redwood Curtain1995TV MovieLaird Riordan
Frasier1995TV SeriesMadman Martinez
My Brother's Keeper1995TV MovieTom Bradley / Bob Bradley
Tales from the Crypt1995TV SeriesDr. Oscar Charles
Silent Fall1994Dr. Rene Harlinger
Princess Caraboo1994Professor Wilkinson
A Good Man in Africa1994Arthur Fanshawe, British High Commissioner
World War II: When Lions Roared1994TV MovieFranklin Delano Roosevelt
The Pelican Brief1993Smith Keen
The Country Mouse & the City Mouse: A Christmas Tale1993TV MovieAlexander (voice)
Love, Cheat & Steal1993Paul Harrington
The Wrong Man1993Phillip Mills
Cliffhanger1993Qualen
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble1993ShortNarrator (voice)
Raising Cain1992Carter Cain Dr. Nix ...
Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories1992Video shortNarrator (voice)
At Play in the Fields of the Lord1991Leslie Huben
Ricochet1991Earl Talbot Blake
The Boys1991TV MovieArtie Margulies
L.A. Story1991Harry Zell (scenes deleted)
Memphis Belle1990Lt.Col. Bruce Derringer
Ivory Hunters1990TV MovieRobert Carter
Kid-Size Concert1990Video shortHost
Traveling Man1989TV MovieBen Cluett
Out Cold1989Dave
Distant Thunder1988Mark Lambert
Harry and the Hendersons1987George Henderson
Baby Girl Scott1987TV MovieNeil Scott
The Manhattan Project1986John Mathewson
Amazing Stories1986TV SeriesJohn Walters
Resting Place1986TV MovieMaj. Kendall Laird
Santa Claus1985B.Z.
Mesmerized1985Oliver Thompson
The Amazing Bone1985ShortNarrator (voice)
20101984Dr. Walter Curnow
The Glitter Dome1984TV MovieSgt. Marty Wellborn
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension1984Lord John Whorfin Dr. Emilio Lizardo
Footloose1984Rev. Shaw Moore
Faerie Tale Theatre1984TV SeriesGoldilocks' Father
Terms of Endearment1983Sam Burns
The Day After1983TV MovieJoe Huxley
Twilight Zone: The Movie1983John Valentine (Segment #4)
Not in Front of the Children1982TV MovieRichard Carruthers
The World According to Garp1982Roberta Muldoon
I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can1982Mr. Brunner
Blow Out1981Burke
Big Blonde1980TV MovieHerbie Morse
Mom, the Wolfman and Me1980TV MovieWally
The Oldest Living Graduate1980TV MovieClarence
All That Jazz1979Lucas Sergeant
Rich Kids1979Paul Philips
The Big Fix1978Sam Sebastian
Great Performances1977TV SeriesCapt. Thorne
Obsession1976Robert Lasalle
The Country Girl1974TV MoviePaul Unger
Dealing: Or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues1972John

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Love Is Strange2014performer: "Baby You've Got What it Takes", "Hail, Hail, the Gangs All Here"
How I Met Your Mother2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dexter2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
The 59th Annual Tony Awards2005TV Special performer: "Great Big Stuff"
The 56th Annual Tony Awards2002TV Special performer: "Dirt"
3rd Rock from the Sun1996-2000TV Series performer - 10 episodes

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Five Days Gone2010associate producer
Don Quixote2000TV Movie executive producer
Kid-Size Concert1990Video short executive producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kid-Size Concert1990Video short

Art Department

Art Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Love Is Strange2014additional artwork

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench2009thanks
Antigone/Rites of Passion1990the producer wishes to thank

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Conan2011TV SeriesHimself - 'Jersey Shore' Auditioner
HBO First Look2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Vine Talk2011TV SeriesHimself
Nova2001-2010TV Series documentaryHimself - Narrator / Narrator
The 2010 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
The Real Revolutionaries2009DocumentaryWilliam Shockley
The National Parks: America's Best Idea2009TV Mini-Series documentaryReader
Bill Moyers' Journal2009TV Series documentaryHimself
The 62nd Annual Tony Awards2008TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Direction of a Musical
Classical Baby (I'm Grown Up Now): The Poetry Show2008TV MovieHimself
ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway2007DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
E! Live from the Red Carpet2007TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1994-2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Square Off2006TV SeriesHimself
The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards2006TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Tony Danza Show2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Corazón de...2005TV SeriesHimself
The Apprentice: Martha Stewart2005TV SeriesHimself
Getaway2005TV SeriesHimself
The 59th Annual Tony Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Performer & Nominee: Best Leading Actor in a Musical
The Kinsey Report: Sex on Film2005Video documentaryHimself
CBS News Sunday Morning2005TV Series documentaryHimself
The 58th Annual Tony Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Direction of a Play
VH1 Goes Inside2004TV Series documentaryHimself
The 57th Annual Tony Awards2003TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Leading Actor in a Musical
The 56th Annual Tony Awards2002TV SpecialHimself - Performer & Winner: Best Leading Actor in a Musical
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996-2002TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Bravo Profiles2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Heroes of Comedy2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Creating a Fairy Tale World: The Making of 'Shrek'2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Making of 'Rugrats in Paris'2000Video documentaryHimself
Culture Shock2000TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
95 Worlds and Counting2000TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1999TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Adventures in Time: The National Geographic Millennium Special1999TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
The Making of 'A Civil Action'1999Video shortHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1993-1999TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards1999TV Movie documentaryHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a TV-Series - Comedy / Musical
The 50th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1998TV SpecialHimself - Host and Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Three Nights at the Keck1998TV Movie documentaryHost
Courage: Profiles in Creativity1998DocumentaryHimself
The 52nd Annual Tony Awards1998TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Revival of a Play
4th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards1998TV SpecialHimself
Christopher Reeve: A Celebration of Hope1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Gold Rush1998TV Movie documentaryNarrator
The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards1998TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a TV-Series - Comedy / Musical
The 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1997TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Late Show with David Letterman1997TV SeriesHimself - Guest
3rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards1997TV SpecialHimself
Dennis Miller Live1997TV SeriesHimself
The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards1997TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Actor in a TV-Series - Comedy / Musical
Christmas in Washington1996TV SpecialHimself
The West1996TV Series documentaryFrank Cushing / Jedediah M. Grant / Uriah Oblinger / ...
The 48th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1996TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series & Presenter: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Special
Special Effects: Anything Can Happen1996Short documentaryNarrator (voice)
The 50th Annual Tony Awards1996TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Scenic Design
2nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards1996TV SpecialHimself
The 47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1995TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special & Presenter: Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries or a Special
Showbiz Today1995TV SeriesHimself
American Cinema1995TV Series documentaryHimself - Host
The 46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1994TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Drama Series and Tribute to Jessica Tandy
Masters of Illusion: The Wizards of Special Effects1994TV Special documentaryHimself
The 50th Annual Golden Globe Awards1993TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Cinema 31993TV SeriesHimself
Stallone on the Edge: The Making of Cliffhanger1993TV Short documentaryHimself
Happy Birthday, Bugs!: 50 Looney Years1990TV Movie documentaryHimself
Night of 100 Stars III1990TV MovieHimself
The More You Know1989TV SeriesHimself
The 43rd Annual Tony Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Featured Actress in a Play
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Saturday Night Live1985-1988TV SeriesHimself - Host / Various / Dr. Federico / ...
The 40th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1988TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Music Direction
The 42nd Annual Tony Awards1988TV SpecialHimself - Performer & Nominee: Best Leading Actor in a Play
The Art of Disney Animation1988TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 41st Annual Tony Awards1987TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Featured Actor in a Play
Late Night with David Letterman1986TV SeriesHimself
The 38th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1986TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series & Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special
The 39th Annual Tony Awards1985TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Play
2010: The Odyssey Continues1984Documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1984TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 56th Annual Academy Awards1984TV Special documentaryHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in Supporting Role
The 55th Annual Academy Awards1983TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
The 27th Annual Tony Awards1973TV SpecialHimself
Broadway: The Next Generation2018Documentary filmingHimself
Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age2016Documentary post-productionHimself
Hickory Dickory Doc: John Lithgow on 'Raising Cain'2017Video documentary shortHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
CBS This Morning2016TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2008-2016TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2005-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Independent Lens2016TV Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
Not One to Hold a Grudge: An Interview with John Lithgow2016Video documentary shortHimself
Shakespeare Live! From the RSC2016TV MovieHimself - Performer
Lord John: An Interview with John Lithgow2015Video documentary shortHimself
Inside 'Interstellar'2015Video documentaryHimself
Best of Enemies2015DocumentaryGore Vidal (voice)
9 Kisses2014ShortHimself
The View2005-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Today2003-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Broadway.com Show2014TV SeriesHimself
Projections of America2014DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History2014TV Series documentaryHimself / Miscelleaneous
Great Performances2014TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Colbert Report2011-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Game Day with Rex and Kevo2013TV MovieHimself
The Chew2013TV SeriesHimself
Fox and Friends2013TV SeriesHimself
Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did for Love2013DocumentaryHimself
Casting By2012DocumentaryHimself
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences: The Heart of the Matter2012ShortHimself
The 66th Annual Tony Awards2012TV Movie documentaryHimself - Nominee: Best Leading Actor in a Play
Working in the Theatre1988-2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 78th Annual Drama League Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
LA Philharmonic's LIVE with Gustavo Dudamel2012Himself
Shrek: Once Upon a Time2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts2011TV MovieHimself - Presenter
Tavis Smiley2006-2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Hour2011TV SeriesHimself
The Marilyn Denis Show2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Prohibition2011TV Mini-Series documentaryReader / H.L. Mencken

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
No Sleep TV32015TV SeriesDr. Emilio Lizardo
TMZ on TV2014TV SeriesGeorge Henderson
Pioneers of Television2014TV Mini-Series documentaryClarence - TV Film Oldest Living Graduate
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2012TV Series documentaryJohn Valentine (Segment #4)
American Masters2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Our Footloose Remake2011Reverend Shaw Moore
Entertainment Tonight2008TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Jon Lovitz2005TV SpecialBaudelaire (uncredited)
La mandrágora2005TV SeriesLawrence Jameson
The Making of the Life and Death of Peter Sellers2004Video shortBlake Edwards (uncredited)
Buckaroo Banzai Declassified2002Video documentary shortHimself
60 Minutes1999TV Series documentaryHimself - Actor (segment "Rumpole of the Bailey")
Saturday Night Live 251999TV Special documentaryBaudelaire (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary1989TV SpecialBaudelaire (uncredited)

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