Griffin Dunne

Griffin Dunne

Highest Rated: 96% Quiz Show (1994)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Jun 8, 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.

Highest rated movies

Quiz Show
Dallas Buyers Club
Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold
After Hours
An American Werewolf in London
Dominick Dunne: After the Party
The Discoverers
I Like It Like That

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet With/In Unknown (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
- 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bittersweet Symphony Unknown (Character) - 2019
89% 81% Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold Unknown (Character),
Director,
Producer
- 2017
0% 29% My Dead Boyfriend Joey Lucas/Nick McCrawley (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 33% Consumed Peter (Character) - 2015
67% 89% Touched With Fire George (Character) $138.8K 2015
70% 61% Tumbledown Unknown (Character) $135.0K 2015
81% 57% Rob the Mob Dave Lovell (Character) $206.9K 2014
No Score Yet 30% Fugly! Jeffery (Character) - 2013
52% 39% Blood Ties McNally (Character) $41.2K 2013
92% 91% Dallas Buyers Club Dr. Vass (Character) $27.3M 2013
4% 24% Movie 43 Director $8.8M 2013
28% 40% Broken City Sam Lancaster (Character) $19.7M 2013
85% 53% The Discoverers Lewis Birch (Character) $36.0K 2012
53% 46% Last Night Truman (Character) $99.0K 2010
No Score Yet 75% Beware the Moon: Remembering 'An American Werewolf in London' Unknown (Character) - 2009
6% 36% The Accidental Husband Director - 2008
71% 49% The Great Buck Howard Johnathan Finerman (Character) $748.4K 2008
86% 93% Dominick Dunne: After the Party Unknown (Character) - 2008
67% 67% Snow Angels Don Parkinson (Character) $402.8K 2007
24% 57% Fierce People Director,
Producer
$85.4K 2005
62% 38% Game 6 Elliot Litvak (Character),
Producer
$128.1K 2005
No Score Yet 26% Marie and Bruce Restaurant Guest (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 75% Cheats Mr. Davis, Handsome's Father (Character) - 2002
39% 43% 40 Days and 40 Nights Jerry (Character) $37.9M 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Warning: Parental Advisory Frank Zappa (Character) - 2002
43% 70% Piñero Agent (Character) $302.3K 2001
No Score Yet 51% Blonde Unknown (Character) - 2001
43% 40% Famous Andrew (Character),
Director
$112.5K 2000
21% 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
No Score Yet 0% The Android Affair Teach/William (Character) - 1995
33% 41% Search and Destroy Martin Mirkheim (Character) - 1995
82% 91% I Like It Like That Stephen Price (Character) $1.7M 1994
96% 87% Quiz Show Account Guy (Character) $24.8M 1994
20% 18% The Pickle Planet Cleveland Man (uncredited) (Character) $45.6K 1993
No Score Yet 29% Hotel Room Robert (Character) - 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
52% 62% White Palace Producer $16.9M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Secret Weapon Mordechai Vanunu (Character) - 1990
79% 68% Running on Empty Producer $1.8M 1988
62% 93% The Big Blue Uncle Louis (Character) $2.9M 1988
No Score Yet 33% Me & Him Bert Uttanzi (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lip Service Unknown (Character) - 1988
35% 47% Who's That Girl? Louden Trott (Character) $6.1M 1987
63% 57% Amazon Women on the Moon Doctor (Character) $388.2K 1987
89% 87% After Hours Paul Hackett (Character),
Producer
$10.9M 1985
No Score Yet 0% Almost You Alex Boyer (Character) - 1984
44% 63% Johnny Dangerously Tommy Kelly (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
88% 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% 77% This Is Us Nicky Pearson (Character),
Elderly Nicky (Guest Star)
2019-2021
48% 62% The Romanoffs Frank Sheffield (Character) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2017
87% 71% I Love Dick Sylvere (Character) 2016-2017
61% 89% Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll Music Therapist (Guest Star) 2015-2016
No Score Yet 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Benno Gilbert (Guest Star) 2016
59% 86% Red Band Society Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
93% 91% The Good Wife Judge Jared Quinn (Guest Star),
Director
2010-2012 2014
No Score Yet 84% House of Lies Marco Pelios (Guest Star) 2012 2014
81% 82% The League Burt (Guest Star) 2013
89% 75% Girls Thomas - John's Father (Guest Star) 2013
96% 93% White Collar Wesley Kent (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2009
92% 88% Leverage Marcus Starke (Guest Star) 2009
52% No Score Yet Trust Me Tony Mink (Character) 2009
No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Seamus Flaherty (Guest Star) 2001 2006-2007
21% No Score Yet 3 Lbs. Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
86% 90% Alias Leonid Lisenker (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nero Wolfe Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blonde Unknown (Character) 2001
93% 93% Frasier Russell (Guest Voice),
Bob (Guest Star)
1993 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1986
No Score Yet 100% Amazing Stories Unknown (Character) 1986
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Host 1986