Griffin Dunne

Griffin Dunne

Highest Rated: 96% Quiz Show (1994)

Lowest Rated: 0% My Dead Boyfriend (2016)

Birthday: Jun 08, 1955

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

A wiry, often comically explosive performer in independent features in the 1980s and 1990s, Griffin Dunne was a character actor and occasional leading man who also dabbled in producing and directing with often impressive results. He made his debut in the late seventies and produced his first film almost immediately thereafter; outstanding turns in "An American Werewolf in London" (1981) and "After Hours" (1985) balanced his tenure as producer on such critically lauded films as "Baby, It's You" (1983). Dunne's acting career faltered in the late 1980s, though he continued to oversee such hits as "Running on Empty" (1988) and "White Palace" (1990). He launched his directorial career in 1996 with an Oscar-nominated short, "The Duke of Groove," but subsequent efforts were largely hit-or-miss. Still, his knack for exasperated comic turns maintained his favored status as an entertaining guest performer in films and television throughout the new millennium.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bittersweet Symphony Unknown (Character) - 2019
89% 80% Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold Unknown (Character),
Director,
Producer
- 2017
0% 29% My Dead Boyfriend Joey Lucas/Nick McCrawley (Character) - 2016
67% 89% Touched With Fire George (Character) $138.8K 2015
70% 61% Tumbledown Unknown (Character) $135K 2015
No Score Yet 33% Consumed Peter (Character) - 2015
81% 57% Rob the Mob Dave Lovell (Character) $206.9K 2014
No Score Yet 30% Fugly! Jeffery (Character) - 2013
4% 24% Movie 43 Director $8.8M 2013
52% 39% Blood Ties McNally (Character) $41.2K 2013
28% 40% Broken City Sam Lancaster (Character) $19.7M 2013
93% 91% Dallas Buyers Club Dr. Vass (Character) $27.3M 2013
88% 53% The Discoverers Lewis Birch (Character) $36K 2012
53% 46% Last Night Truman (Character) $99K 2010
No Score Yet 75% Beware the Moon: Remembering 'An American Werewolf in London' Unknown (Character) - 2009
6% 36% The Accidental Husband Director - 2008
86% 93% Dominick Dunne: After the Party Unknown (Character) - 2008
71% 49% The Great Buck Howard Johnathan Finerman (Character) $748.4K 2008
68% 67% Snow Angels Don Parkinson (Character) $402.8K 2007
24% 57% Fierce People Director,
Producer
$85.4K 2005
61% 38% Game 6 Elliot Litvak (Character),
Producer
$128.1K 2005
No Score Yet 26% Marie and Bruce Restaurant Guest (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Warning: Parental Advisory Frank Zappa (Character) - 2002
39% 43% 40 Days and 40 Nights Jerry (Character) $37.9M 2002
No Score Yet 76% Cheats Mr. Davis, Handsome's Father (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 51% Blonde Unknown (Character) - 2001
43% 70% Piñero Agent (Character) $302.3K 2001
43% 40% Famous Andrew (Character),
Director
$112.5K 2000
22% 73% Practical Magic Director $46.8M 1998
55% 50% Addicted to Love Director $34.7M 1997
19% 42% Joe's Apartment Executive Producer $4.6M 1996
33% 42% Search and Destroy Martin Mirkheim (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 0% The Android Affair Teach/William (Character) - 1995
80% 91% I Like It Like That Stephen Price (Character) $1.7M 1994
96% 87% Quiz Show Account Guy (Character) $24.8M 1994
No Score Yet 29% Hotel Room Robert (Character) - 1993
20% 18% The Pickle Planet Cleveland Man (uncredited) (Character) $45.6K 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Matters Tom (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Partners Dean Robinson (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 60% Big Girls Don't Cry... They Get Even David (Character) $270.4K 1992
42% 58% Straight Talk Alan Riegert (Character) $20.1M 1992
70% 73% Once Around Rob (Character),
Producer
$14.3M 1991
53% 77% My Girl Mr. Jake Bixler (Character) $60.2M 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Secret Weapon Mordechai Vanunu (Character) - 1990
52% 62% White Palace Producer $16.9M 1990
No Score Yet 33% Me & Him Bert Uttanzi (Character) - 1988
62% 93% The Big Blue Uncle Louis (Character) $2.9M 1988
85% 68% Running on Empty Producer $1.8M 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lip Service Unknown (Character) - 1988
61% 57% Amazon Women on the Moon Doctor (Character) $388.2K 1987
38% 47% Who's That Girl? Louden Trott (Character) $6.1M 1987
89% 87% After Hours Paul Hackett (Character),
Producer
$10.9M 1985
44% 63% Johnny Dangerously Tommy Kelly (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 0% Almost You Alex Boyer (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cold Feet Tom Christo (Character) - 1984
94% 71% Baby, It's You Producer - 1983
No Score Yet 86% The Wall Mordecai Apt (Character) - 1982
38% 32% The Fan Production Assistant (Character) - 1981
87% 85% An American Werewolf in London Jack Goodman (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 89% Head Over Heels Dr. Mark (Character),
Producer
- 1979
No Score Yet 78% The Other Side of the Mountain Herbie Johnson (Character) - 1975

TV

Credit
93% 75% This Is Us Nicky Pearson (Character),
Elderly Nicky (Guest Star)
2019-2020
49% 63% The Romanoffs Frank Sheffield (Character) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2017
87% 72% I Love Dick Sylvere (Character) 2016-2017
61% 89% Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll Music Therapist (Guest Star) 2015-2016
78% 88% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Benno Gilbert (Guest Star) 2016
59% 86% Red Band Society Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
94% 92% The Good Wife Judge Jared Quinn (Guest Star),
Director
2014 2010-2012
No Score Yet 83% House of Lies Marco Pelios (Guest Star) 2014
81% 81% The League Burt (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 75% Girls Thomas - John's Father (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2009
92% 85% Leverage Marcus Starke (Guest Star) 2009
52% No Score Yet Trust Me Tony Mink (Character) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2006-2007 2001
21% No Score Yet 3 Lbs. Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
85% 88% Alias Leonid Lisenker (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nero Wolfe Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blonde Unknown (Character) 2001
93% 94% Frasier Russell (Guest Voice),
Bob (Guest Star)
1996 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Amazing Stories Unknown (Character) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Host 1986

QUOTES FROM Griffin Dunne CHARACTERS

Julie says: Hey, Paul... Do you like my hair-do?

Paul Hackett says: Yes... Yes I do.

Julie says: Then why don't you touch it?

Paul Hackett says: Er... I don't wanna mess it up.

Julie says: You won't.

Jack Goodman says: (As nurse goes Jack appears) Can I have a piece of that?

Jack Goodman says: [as nurse goes Jack appears] Can I have a piece of that?

David Kessler says: Get the fuck out of here Jack!

Jack Goodman says: Thanks a lot David!

Jack Goodman says: Excuse me, but what's that star on the wall for?

Jack Goodman says: There is nothing mediocre about Debbie Klein's body.

Jack Goodman says: (describing his funeral) - Debbie Klein cried a lot. So, so, you know what she does? She's soooo grief-stricken, she runs to find solace in Mark Levine's bed.

David Kessler says: Mark... Levine?

David Kessler says: Mark. Levine?

Jack Goodman says: An as*hole! Life mocks me even in death!

Jack Goodman says: Have you tried talking to a corpse? It's boring.

Jack Goodman says: Ah, fu*k, David...what IS THAT?!

Jack Goodman says: Ah, fu*k, David. What IS THAT?!

Jack Goodman says: (to the truck driver) - You have very beautiful sheep.

Jack Goodman says: Now, I'm really sorry to be upsetting you, but I have to warn you.

David Kessler says: Warn me?

Jack Goodman says: We were attacked by a werewolf.

David Kessler says: (putting his hands over his ears) - I'm not listening to this!

Jack Goodman says: On the moors, we were attacked by a lycanthrope, a werewolf. I was murdered; an unnatural death, and now I walk the earth in limbo until the werewolf's curse is lifted.

David Kessler says: Shut up!

Jack Goodman says: The wolf's bloodline must be severed; the last remaining werewolf must be destroyed. It's you, David.

Jack Goodman says: "The Slaughtered Lamb"? ...That's kind of strange. Where's the lamb?

Jack Goodman says: 'The Slaughtered Lamb?' That's kind of strange. Where's the lamb?

David Kessler says: Probably inside getting cold. Come on.

Jack Goodman says: No, really. What kind of ad is that for a pub?

David Kessler says: I don't know. Would you rather the Hilton?

Jack Goodman says: Those sheep sh*t on my pack.

Jack Goodman says: You scared me, you sh*thead!

David Kessler says: Nurse!

Jack Goodman says: Listen to me!

David Kessler says: (crying) - Nurse!

Jack Goodman says: The undead surround me. Have you ever talked to a corpse? It's boring! I'm lonely! Kill yourself, David, before you kill others [David continues crying] ...Please don't cry.

Jack Goodman says: The undead surround me. Have you ever talked to a corpse? It's boring! I'm lonely! Kill yourself, David, before you kill others [David continues crying] Please don't cry.

Jack Goodman says: Do you have any hot soup?

Barmaid says: No.

Jack Goodman says: Do you have any coffee, then?

Jack Goodman says: Do you have any, uh, hot chocolate?

Barmaid says: We've spirits and beers. If it's something hot you want, have tea.

Jack Goodman says: Then you have tea.

Jack Goodman says: Oh.

Barmaid says: I can make some for you, if you like.

Jack Goodman says: Oh, yes, please.

Jack Goodman says: Did you hear that?

David Kessler says: I heard that.

Jack Goodman says: What was it?

David Kessler says: Could be a lot of things.

Jack Goodman says: Yeah?

David Kessler says: A coyote.

Jack Goodman says: There aren't any coyotes in England.

David Kessler says: The Hound of the Baskervilles.

Jack Goodman says: Pecos Bill.

David Kessler says: Heathcliff.

Jack Goodman says: Heathcliff didn't howl!

David Kessler says: No, but he was on the moors.

Jack Goodman says: Beware the moon, David.

David Kessler says: No. I can't take this. Am I asleep now, or awake or what?

Jack Goodman says: I realize I don't look so hot, David. But I thought you'd be glad to see me....David, you are hurting my feelings!

Jack Goodman says: I realize I don't look so hot, David. But I thought you'd be glad to see me. David, you are hurting my feelings!

David Kessler says: Hurting your feelings? Has it occurred to you that it might be unsettling to see you arise from the grave to visit me?

Darts Player says: You made me miss.

Jack Goodman says: Sorry.

Darts Player says: I've never missed that board before.

Jack Goodman says: Say "knock, knock".

Jack Goodman says: Say 'knock, knock'.

David Kessler says: What?

Jack Goodman says: Say "knock, knock."

David Kessler says: Who's there?

Jack Goodman says: No, no, no. You say "knock, knock".

Jack Goodman says: No, no, no. You say 'knock, knock'.

David Kessler says: Knock, knock.

Jack Goodman says: Who's there?

David Kessler says: Who?

Jack Goodman says: Don't you get it?

Jack Goodman says: You don't get that joke? All right, I'll try another.

Truck Driver says: That way is Proctor, and over here is the moors. I go this way.

Jack Goodman says: Thanks for the ride, sir. You have lovely sheep.

Truck Driver says: Boys, keep off the moors, stick to the roads. The best to ya...

David Kessler says: Thanks again (to the sheep) ...We'll miss you...Bye girls.

David Kessler says: Thanks again (to the sheep) We'll miss you. Bye girls.

Jack Goodman says: (appearing for the first time as the undead) - Can I have a piece of toast?

David Kessler says: Get the fu*k outta here, Jack.

Jack Goodman says: It's a full moon..."Beware the moon"...

Jack Goodman says: It's a full moon. 'Beware the moon.'

David Kessler says: And stick to the road. ...Oops.

David Kessler says: And stick to the road. Oops.

Jack Goodman says: I vote we go back to the Slaughtered Lamb.

Jack Goodman says: "The Slaughtered Lamb"?

Jack Goodman says: The Slaughtered Lamb?

David Kessler says: That's kinda strange.

Jack Goodman says: ...Where's the lamb?

Jack Goodman says: Where's the lamb?

David Kessler says: Probably inside getting cold. Come one.

David Kessler says: Probably inside getting cold. Come on.

Jack Goodman says: No, really, what kinda ad is that for a pub?

David Kessler says: I don't know, would you rather the Hilton?