Griffin Dunne

Highest Rated: 96% Quiz Show (1994)
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
70% Tumbledown Upton 2016
No Score Yet Consumed Peter 2015
No Score Yet Fugly! Jeffrey 2014
88% The Discoverers Lewis Birch 2014
52% Blood Ties McNally $29.3K 2014
82% Rob the Mob Dave Lovell $0.3M 2014
93% Dallas Buyers Club Dr. Vass $23.8M 2013
4% Movie 43 Director $8.8M 2013
29% Broken City Sam Lancaster $19.7M 2013
54% 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
72% 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
38% 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
20% Practical Magic Director 1998
55% 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
No Score Yet Hotel Room Actor 1992
56% My Girl Mr. Bixler 1991
59% 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
29% Who's That Girl? Louden Trott 1987
88% 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
88% An American Werewolf in London Jack Goodman 1981
43% 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
88% I Love Dick
2016-2017
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
96% The Good Wife
2009-2016
Producer Director Judge Jared Quinn
  • 2014
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
89% Girls
2012-2017
Thomas-John's Dad
  • 2013
75% The League
2009-2015
Burt
  • 2013
93% Damages
2007-2012
Dean Gullickson
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2009
66% How to Make It in America
2010-2011
  • 2010
92% Leverage
2008-2012
Starke
  • 2009
No Score Yet Trust Me
2009
Tony Mink
  • 2009
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
Henry Talbott Flaherty
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2001
No Score Yet 3 LBS
2006
Jeffrey Coles
  • 2006
88% Alias
2001-2006
Leonid Lisenker
  • 2004
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Guest Voice of Russell Bob
  • 1996
  • 1993
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest
  • 1986

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