John Lithgow



Place of birth:

Rochester, New York, USA:


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. Description above from the Wikipedia article John Lithgow, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


No Easy Truths: The Making of Bombshell (2020)
Bombshell (2019)
Roger Ailes
The Investigation: A Search for the Truth in Ten Acts (2019)
President Donald J. Trump
The Tomorrow Man (2019)
Ed Hemsler
Pet Sematary (2019)
Jud Crandall
Late Night (2019)
Walter Newbury
Stephen King: Master of Horror (2018)
Mister Rogers: It's You I Like (2018)
Pitch Perfect 3 (2017)
Daddy's Home 2 (2017)
Don Whitaker
The Pulitzer At 100 (2017)
Beatriz at Dinner (2017)
Doug Strutt
Hickory Dickory Doc (2017)
Miss Sloane (2016)
Senator Ronald Sperling
The Accountant (2016)
Lamar Black
Shakespeare Live! From the RSC (2016)
Ode to Joy: Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 (2016)
Best of Enemies (2015)
9 Kisses (2014)
Man in Club
Interstellar (2014)
The Jungle Bunch 2: The Great Treasure Quest (2014)
Maurice (voice)
The Homesman (2014)
Reverend Dowd
Love Is Strange (2014)
Timms Valley (2013)
Ol' Gregory Timms
Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love (2013)
National Theatre Live: The Magistrate (2013)
This Is 40 (2012)
The Campaign (2012)
Glen Motch
New Year's Eve (2011)
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
Charles Rodman
Leap Year (2010)
Jack Brady
Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)
Edgar West
Car of the Future (2008)
ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway (2007)
Dreamgirls (2006)
Jerry Harris
The Best of The Tony Awards: The Plays (2006)
René Gallimard (segment "M. Butterfly")
The Great Robot Race: The DARPA Grand Challenge (2006)
Einstein's Big Idea (2005)
Narrator (voice) U.S. edition
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble (2005)
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)
Blake Edwards
Kinsey (2004)
Alfred Seguine Kinsey
The Ghost of Lord Farquaad (2003)
Ghost of Farquaad (voice)
Orange County (2002)
Bud Brumder
Buckaroo Banzai Declassified (2002)
Shrek (2001)
Lord Farquaad (voice)
Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party (2001)
Lord Farquaad (singing voice)
Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (2000)
Jean-Claude (voice)
Don Quixote (2000)
Don Quixote de La Mancha / Alonso Quixano
95 Worlds and Counting (2000)
A Civil Action (1998)
Judge Walter J. Skinner
Homegrown (1998)
Malcolm / Robert Stockman
Johnny Skidmarks (1998)
Sergeant Larry Skovik
Hollow Point (1996)
Thomas Livingston
Special Effects: Anything Can Happen (1996)
The Tuskegee Airmen (1995)
Senator Conyers
My Brother's Keeper (1995)
Tom Bradley / Bob Bradley
Redwood Curtain (1995)
Laird Riordan
Silent Fall (1994)
Dr. Rene Harlinger
Princess Caraboo (1994)
Professor Wilkinson
A Good Man in Africa (1994)
Arthur Fanshawe, British High Commissioner
The Pelican Brief (1993)
Smith Keen
Love, Cheat & Steal (1993)
Paul Harrington
The Wrong Man (1993)
Phillip Mills
Cliffhanger (1993)
Eric Qualen
Raising Cain (1992)
Carter Nix / Cain / Dr. Nix / Josh / Margo
At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991)
Leslie Huben
Ricochet (1991)
Earl Talbott Blake
The Boys (1991)
Memphis Belle (1990)
Bruce Derringer
Ivory Hunters (1990)
Robert Carter
Traveling Man (1989)
Ben Cluett
Out Cold (1989)
Distant Thunder (1988)
Mark Lambert
Harry and the Hendersons (1987)
George Henderson
Baby Girl Scott (1987)
Neil Scott
The Manhattan Project (1986)
John Mathewson
Resting Place (1986)
Maj. Kendall Laird
Santa Claus: The Making of the Movie (1985)
Mesmerized (1985)
Oliver Thompson
Santa Claus: The Movie (1985)
The Amazing Bone (1985)
2010 (1984)
Dr. Walter Curnow
The Glitter Dome (1984)
Sgt. Marty Wellborn
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)
Lord John Whorfin
Footloose (1984)
Reverend Shaw Moore
Goldilocks and the Three Bears (1984)
Goldilocks' Father
The Day After (1983)
Joe Huxley
Terms of Endearment (1983)
Sam Burns
Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
John Valentine (segment "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet")
Not in Front of the Children (1982)
Richard Carruthers
The World According to Garp (1982)
Roberta Muldoon
I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can (1982)
Mr. Brunner
Blow Out (1981)
Big Blonde (1980)
Herbie Morse
The Oldest Living Graduate (1980)
All That Jazz (1979)
Lucas Sergeant
Rich Kids (1979)
Paul Philips
The Big Fix (1978)
Sam Sebastian
Secret Service (1977)
Capt. Thorne
Obsession (1976)
Robert Lasalle
Dealing: Or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues (1972)
The Old Man ()
Harold Harper