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Tony Goldwyn



The grandson of movie mogul Samuel Goldwyn, actor Tony Goldwyn favored his grandmother's side of the family (she was film actress Frances Howard) by pursuing an acting rather than an executive career. Goldwyn's first major film was 1987's Gaby: A True Story, in which he was eighth-billed. His breakthrough feature was 1990's Ghost, in which he played Carl, the "lying snake" who sets up the murder of his best friend (Patrick Swayze) and then callously moves in on the dead man's grieving girlfriend (Demi Moore). A master at playing charming-but-shallow yuppies, Goldwyn went on to appear in films ranging from The Pelican Brief (1994) to Nixon (1995) to the thriller Kiss the Girls (1997). In 1998, Goldwyn played astronaut Neil Armstrong in the made-for-TV docudrama series From the Earth to the Moon; the following year he made his directorial debut with the similarly-titled A Walk on the Moon. Starring Diane Lane as a dissatisfied housewife who finds physical and emotional enlightenment with a blouse salesman (Viggo Mortensen) in 1969 upstate New York, the film enjoyed an overwhelmingly favorable reception. Also in 1999, Goldwyn earned additional kudos for voicing the title character of Disney's animated Tarzan. Audiences were able to see more of the actor in 2000, when he appeared in Don Roos' romantic drama Bounce and in the Arnold Schwarzenegger sci-fi thriller The 6th Day. When his sophomore effort as a director, the romantic comedy Someone Like You..., failed to generate much interest, Goldwyn would turn toward television to helm episodes of The L Word, Without a Trace, Grey's Anatomy, and Law & Order (many of which he also appeared in as an actor) while racking up an impressive list of credits in such efforts as the Christian-themed drama Joshua, The Last Samurai, and as a haunted writer whose attempt to clean the skeletons out of the family closet lead to tragedy in Ghosts Never Sleep. A 2005 performance as a cop whose life is profoundly affected by a firearm in American Gun found Goldwyn as strong as ever in front of the camera, and the following year it was time once again to take the reins for the romantic comedy drama re-make The Last Kiss; a contemporary tale of love and anxiety starring Scrubs and Garden State actor Zach Braff. .

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
57% The Belko Experiment
  • Barry Norris
2017
No Score Yet Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs
  • Warren Jeffs
2014
41% Divergent
  • Andrew
2014
53% The Mechanic
  • Dean Sanderson
2011
67% Conviction
  • Producer
  • Director
2010
42% The Last House on the Left
  • John Collingwood
2009
No Score Yet Pocahontas: The Legend
  • Sir Edwin Wingfield
2008
45% The Last Kiss
  • Director
2006
No Score Yet Ghosts Never Sleep
  • Jared Dolan
2006
30% The Sisters
  • Vincent Antonelli
2006
No Score Yet The Godfather of Green Bay
  • Big Jake Norquist
2006
39% American Gun
  • Frank
2006
66% The Last Samurai
  • Col. Bagley
2003
No Score Yet Beyond the Ashes
  • Elliot
2003
No Score Yet Ash Tuesday
  • Actor
2003
16% Abandon
  • Dr. David Schaffer
2002
22% Joshua
  • Joshua
2002
55% An American Rhapsody
  • Peter
2001
43% Someone Like You
  • Director
2001
52% Bounce
  • Greg Janello
2000
41% The 6th Day
  • Michael Drucker
2000
No Score Yet The Song of the Lark
  • Fred Ottenburg
2000
88% Tarzan
  • Tarzan
1999
72% A Walk on the Moon
  • Director
  • Producer
1999
60% The Lesser Evil
  • Frank
1998
29% Kiss The Girls
  • Will Rudolph
1997
60% The Substance of Fire
  • Aaron Geldhart
1996
No Score Yet The Boys Next Door
  • Jack Palmer
1996
75% Nixon
  • Harold Nixon
1995
14% Reckless
  • Tom
1995
88% Truman
  • Clark Clifford
1995
No Score Yet The Last Word
  • Stan
1995
No Score Yet A Woman of Independent Means
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet Doomsday Gun
  • Duvall
1994
No Score Yet The Last Tattoo
  • Capt. Michael Starwood
1994
52% The Pelican Brief
  • Fletcher Coal
1993
No Score Yet Taking The Heat
  • Michael
1993
No Score Yet Love Matters
  • Cecil
1993
29% Traces of Red
  • Steve
1992
29% Kuffs
  • Ted Bukovsky
1992
No Score Yet Iran: Days of Crisis
  • Jody Powell
1991
74% Ghost
  • Carl Bruner
1990
No Score Yet Dark Holiday
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet Gaby: A True Story
  • David
1987
52% Friday the 13th, Part VI - Jason Lives
  • Darren
1986

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
  • Michael Goren Frank Goren
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Director
No Score Yet Drop Dead Diva
2009-2014
  • Actor
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Guest
No Score Yet Without a Trace
2002-2009
  • Director
  • Rick/Greg Knowles
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
71% Grey's Anatomy
2005
  • Director
96% Damages
2007-2012
  • Director
No Score Yet Private Practice
2007-2013
  • Director
97% Justified
2010-2015
  • Director
92% The Divide
2014
  • Co-creator
  • Executive Producer
  • Director
  • Producer
94% Scandal
2012
  • Director
  • President Fitzgerald Grant President Fitzgerald "Fitz" Grant
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
97% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Judge Baxter
No Score Yet The L Word
2004-2009
  • Director
  • Burr Conner Burr Connor
80% Dexter
2006-2013
  • Director
No Score Yet Who Do You Think You Are?
2010
  • Appearing

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