John Lithgow
John Lithgow
Birthday: Oct 19, 1945
Place of Birth: Rochester, New York, USA

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 short, he is a true Renaissance man.

Once hailed by the Wall Street Journal


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