Griffin Dunne

Griffin Dunne

Highest Rated: 96% Quiz Show (1994)

Lowest Rated: 0% My Dead Boyfriend (2016)

Birthday: Jun 8, 1955

Birthplace: Not Available

As both an actor and producer, Griffin Dunne was among the most notable figures in contemporary independent filmmaking. Born June 8, 1955, in New York City, he is the son of novelist Dominick Dunne and the nephew of author and screenwriter John Gregory Dunne. Dominique, his younger sister, was also an actress, appearing in the hit movie Poltergeist before her violent 1982 murder. Trained by Uta Hagen at the Neighborhood Playhouse, Dunne made his film debut in 1975's The Other Side of the Mountain, which he followed with work on-stage and in television. Small roles in the 1979 feature Chilly Scenes of Winter and 1981's The Fan marked his next film appearances, but the first of his roles to garner significant notice was in 1981's cult-classic An American Werewolf in London. With John Sayles' 1982 film Baby, It's You, Dunne made his debut as a producer, a venture he furthered by establishing his own company, Double Play Productions.After 1983's Cold Feet, Dunne co-produced and starred in Martin Scorsese's 1985 comedy After Hours, perhaps his best-known performance. His leading role in 1987's Me and Him, on the other hand, was arguably the most infamous turn of his career, as he portrayed an architect whose penis begins to speak. A role opposite Madonna in the disastrous 1987 comedy Who's That Girl? further dimmed Dunne's star, and after appearing in Luc Besson's 1988 epic Le Grand Bleu he spent the next two years away from the screen, instead producing work including the acclaimed Running on Empty. Supporting turns in 1991's My Girl and Once Around proved to foreshadow Dunne's move away from leading roles throughout the decade, and apart from starring in 1995's Search and Destroy the majority of his film appearances (including the acclaimed Quiz Show and I Like It Like That) were smaller character parts. Continuing his work behind the camera, in 1997 Dunne made his directorial debut with the hit romantic comedy Addicted to Love. He would go on to direct more romantic comedies, like Practical Magic and The Accidental Husband. Over the next several years, Dunne would also appear on many successful TV shows, like Trust Me and House of Lies,

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet Alright Now Joanne's Dad 2018
No Score Yet Gore Leonard Bernstein 2018
89% Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold Director 2017
0% My Dead Boyfriend Actor 2016
68% Touched With Fire George 2016
70% Tumbledown Upton 2016
No Score Yet Consumed Peter 2015
No Score Yet Fugly! Jeffrey 2014
88% The Discoverers Lewis Birch 2014
83% Rob the Mob Dave Lovell $0.3M 2014
52% Blood Ties McNally $29.3K 2014
93% Dallas Buyers Club Dr. Vass $23.8M 2013
5% Movie 43 Director $8.8M 2013
28% Broken City Sam Lancaster $19.7M 2013
53% Last Night Truman $0.2M 2011
6% The Accidental Husband Director 2009
No Score Yet Beware the Moon: Remembering 'An American Werewolf in London' Actor 2009
27% Shrink Actor $93.8K 2009
71% The Great Buck Howard Assistant $0.7M 2009
86% Dominick Dunne: After the Party Actor 2008
10% The Inner Life of Martin Frost Actor 2007
64% Broken English Brad $0.9M 2007
68% Snow Angels Don Parkinson $0.3M 2007
No Score Yet Hell's Kitchen: A New York Neighborhood Actor 2007
No Score Yet The Bondage Actor 2006
60% Game 6 Producer Elliott Litvak 2005
24% Fierce People Producer Director 2005
No Score Yet Sam the Man Actor 2005
No Score Yet Marie and Bruce Restaurant Patron 2004
No Score Yet The Discoverers Actor 2004
61% Stuck on You Himself $33.9M 2003
43% Piñero Agent $0.2M 2002
39% 40 Days and 40 Nights Jerry 2002
No Score Yet Cheats Mr. Davis 2002
No Score Yet Warning: Parental Advisory Frank Zappa 2002
43% Lisa Picard Is Famous Director Andrew 2001
No Score Yet Blonde Actor 2001
21% Practical Magic Director 1998
56% Addicted to Love Director 1997
19% Joe's Apartment Executive Producer 1996
33% Search and Destroy Martin $0.4M 1995
No Score Yet The Android Affair William 1995
80% I Like It Like That Stephen 1994
96% Quiz Show Account Guy 1994
42% Naked in New York Actor 1994
20% The Pickle President's Man 1993
No Score Yet Love Matters Tom 1993
No Score Yet Big Girls Don't Cry...They Get Even David 1992
36% Straight Talk Alan Riegert 1992
53% My Girl Mr. Bixler 1991
61% White Palace Producer Actor 1990
No Score Yet Secret Weapon Mordechai Vanunu 1990
70% Once Around Rob 1990
No Score Yet Me and Him Bert Uttanzi 1988
85% Running on Empty Producer 1988
62% The Big Blue Duffy $81.3K 1988
No Score Yet Lip Service Actor 1988
59% Amazon Women on the Moon Doctor $0.6M 1987
38% Who's That Girl? Louden Trott 1987
89% After Hours Producer Paul Hackett $10.7M 1985
No Score Yet Almost You Alex Boyer 1985
No Score Yet From Here to Maternity Actor 1985
44% Johnny Dangerously Tommy 1984
94% Baby It's You Producer $2M 1983
No Score Yet Cold Feet Tom Christo 1983
No Score Yet The Wall Mordecai Apt 1982
87% An American Werewolf in London Jack Goodman 1981
38% The Fan Production Assistant 1981
No Score Yet Head over Heels Dr. Mark Producer 1979
No Score Yet The Other Side of the Mountain Herbie Johnson 1975
No Score Yet Star Shorts Actor

TV

Credit
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest 2017
87% I Love Dick
2017
Sylvere 2017
2016
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
2016
77% House of Lies
2012-2016
Mario "The Rainmaker" Pelicos Mario 'The Rainmaker' Pelicos 2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
91% Manhattan
2014-2015
Woodrow Lorentzen 2015
59% Red Band Society
2014-2015
Director Ruben Ruben Garcia 2014
94% The Good Wife
2009-2016
Director Producer Judge Jared Quinn 2014
2012
2011
2010
89% Girls
2012-2017
Thomas-John's Dad 2013
81% The League
2009-2015
Burt 2013
91% Damages
2007-2012
Dean Gullickson 2012
2011
2009
66% How to Make It in America
2010-2011
2010
92% Leverage
2008-2012
Starke 2009
52% Trust Me
2009
Tony Mink 2009
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
Henry Talbott Flaherty 2007
2006
2001
21% 3 LBS
2006
Jeffrey Coles 2006
84% Alias
2001-2006
Leonid Lisenker 2004
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Guest Voice of Russell Bob 1996
1993
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Guest Host 1986
No Score Yet Hotel Room
1993

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?