John Lithgow

Highest Rated:
100% Love Is Strange (2014)
Lowest Rated:
11% A Good Man in Africa (1994)
Birthday:
Oct 19
Birthplace:
Rochester, New York, USA
Bio:
A distinguished actor of stage, television, and movies who is at home playing everything from menacing villains, big-hearted transsexuals, and loopy aliens, John Lithgow is also a composer and performer of children's songs, a Harvard graduate, a talented painter, and a devoted husband and father: in…

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography


MOVIES   

Rating Title Credit Box Office Year
Inside Out
  • Actor
-- 2015
100% Love Is Strange
  • Ben
-- 2014
69% The Homesman
  • Actor
-- 2014
92% Casting By
  • Actor
$17.9k 2013
Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love
  • Actor
-- 2013
The Jungle Bunch: The Movie
  • Maurice
-- 2013
National Theatre Live: The Magistrate, Encore
  • Actor
-- 2013
51% This is 40
  • Oliver
$67.5M 2012
National Theater Live: The Magistrate
  • Actor
-- 2012
64% The Campaign
  • Glenn Motch
$86.9M 2012
82% Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  • Charles Rodman
$176.7M 2011
58% Shrek Forever After
  • Actor
$238.3M 2010
21% Leap Year
  • Jack
$25.9M 2010
25% Confessions of a Shopaholic
  • Edgar West
$44.2M 2009
Strega Nona ... and More Stories About Magic
  • Actor
-- 2009
Nova - Car of the Future
  • Narrator
-- 2007
78% Dreamgirls
  • Jerry Harris
$103.3M 2006
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble ... and More Magical Tales
  • Actor
-- 2005
The Emperor's New Clothes ... and More Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales
  • Actor
-- 2005
Bark, George... and More Doggie Tails
  • Actor
-- 2005
90% Kinsey
  • Alfred Seguine Kinsey
$10.2M 2004
76% The Life and Death of Peter Sellers
  • Blake Edwards
-- 2004
Harry the Dirty Dog...and More Playful Puppy Stories
  • Actor
-- 2003
Shrek 4-D (Shrek 3-D)
  • Actor
-- 2003
46% Orange County
  • Bud Brumder
$41.0M 2002
Secret Service
  • Actor
-- 2002
Nova - Life's Greatest Miracle
  • Narrator
-- 2001
Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party
  • Actor
-- 2001
88% Shrek
  • Lord Farquaad
$267.0M 2001
Creating a Fairy Tale World: The Making of Shrek
  • Actor
-- 2001
Don Quixote
  • Don Quixote
-- 2000
75% Rugrats in Paris - The Movie
  • Jean-Claude
$74.2M 2000
47% Homegrown
  • Malcolm
-- 1998
Johnny Skidmarks
  • Sgt. Larry Skovik
-- 1998
60% A Civil Action
  • Judge Skinner
-- 1998
Special Effects
  • Narrator
-- 1996
Hollow Point
  • Thomas Livingston
-- 1995
Redwood Curtain
  • Laird Riordan
-- 1995
My Brother's Keeper
  • Actor
-- 1995
86% The Tuskegee Airmen
  • Senator Conyers
-- 1995
11% A Good Man in Africa
  • Arthur Fanshawe
-- 1994
World War II - When Lions Roared
  • Actor
-- 1994
60% Princess Caraboo
  • Professor Wilkinson
-- 1994
24% Silent Fall
  • Dr. Harlinger
-- 1994
World War II
  • Actor
-- 1994
Country Mouse & the City Mouse, The: A Christmas Tale
  • Actor
-- 1993
69% Cliffhanger
  • Eric Qualen
-- 1993
The Wrong Man
  • Phillip Mills
-- 1993
Babysongs Presents - John Lithgow's Kid-Size Concert
  • Actor
-- 1993
65% Indian Summer
  • Actor
-- 1993
52% The Pelican Brief
  • Smith Keen
-- 1993
Love, Cheat and Steal
  • Paul Harrington
-- 1993
Baby Girl Scott
  • Actor
-- 1992
52% Raising Cain
  • Carter
-- 1992
Amazing Bone and Other Stories
  • Actor
-- 1992
Dr. Seuss - Yertle the Turtle
  • Narrator
-- 1991
50% At Play in the Fields of the Lord
  • Leslie Huben
-- 1991
Mapping Errors
  • Lord Farquaad
-- 1991
73% Ricochet
  • Earl Talbot Blake
-- 1991
75% Memphis Belle
  • Col. Bruce Derringer
-- 1990
Ivory Hunters
  • Actor
-- 1990
Out Cold
  • Dave Geary
-- 1989
Traveling Man
  • Ben Cluett
-- 1989
50% Distant Thunder
  • Mark Lambert
-- 1988
Baby Girl Scott
  • Neil Scott
-- 1987
44% Harry and the Hendersons
  • George Henderson
-- 1987
Mesmerized (My Letter to George) (Shocked)
  • Oliver Thompson
-- 1986
47% The Manhattan Project
  • John Mathewson
-- 1986
Resting Place
  • Major Kendall Laird
-- 1986
17% Santa Claus - The Movie
  • B.Z.
-- 1985
56% Footloose
  • Rev. Shaw Moore
-- 1984
71% The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
  • Dr. Emilio Lizardo
-- 1984
66% 2010: The Year We Make Contact
  • Walter Curnow
-- 1984
Glitter Dome
  • Marty
-- 1984
100% The Day After
  • Joe Huxley
-- 1983
65% Twilight Zone: The Movie
  • Valentine
-- 1983
88% Terms of Endearment
  • Sam Burns
-- 1983
79% The World According to Garp
  • Roberta Muldoon
-- 1982
I'm Dancing As Fast As I Can
  • Mr. Brunner
-- 1982
90% Blow Out
  • Burke
-- 1981
Big Blonde
  • Actor
-- 1980
Oldest Living Graduate
  • Actor
-- 1980
87% All That Jazz
  • Lucas Sergeant
-- 1979
Rich Kids
  • Paul Philips
-- 1979
The Big Fix
  • Sam Sebastian
-- 1978
79% Obsession
  • Robert La Salle
-- 1976
Pete's a Pizza
  • Actor
-- 1976
Dealing: Or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues
  • John
-- 1972
This Is 40 (Unrated)
  • Actor
--


TV SERIES   

Rating Title Credit Year
80% How I Met Your Mother
2005-2014
  • Jerry
2011 - 2013
59% Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
2013-2014
  • Actor
2013
60% Dexter
2006-2013
  • Arthur Mitchell
  • Arthur Mitchell
2009 - 2010
93% 30 Rock
2006-2013
2009

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Quotes from John Lithgow's Characters

    1. Rev. Shaw Moore: If our Lord wasn't testing us, how would you account for the proliferation, these days, of this obscene rock and roll music, with its gospel of easy sexuality and relaxed morality?
    From Footloose. Submitted by Folashade K (12 months ago)
    1. Rev. Shaw Moore: Even if this was not a law, which it is, I'm afraid I would have a lot of difficulty endorsing an enterprise which is as fraught with genuine peril as I believe this one to be. Besides the liquor and the drugs which always seem to accompany such an event the thing that distresses me even more, Ren, is the spiritual corruption that can be involved. These dances and this kind of music can be destructive, and, uh, Ren, I'm afraid you're going to find most of the people in our community are gonna agree with me on this.
    From Footloose. Submitted by Folashade K (12 months ago)
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