John Lithgow

John Lithgow

John Lithgow  American Actor


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John Lithgow was previously married to Jean Taynton (1966 - 1980).


John Lithgow is a 72 year old American Actor. Born John Arthur Lithgow on 19th October, 1945 in Rochester, New York, United States, he is famous for Dick Solomon In 3rd Rock From The Sun (1996-2001).. His zodiac sign is Libra.

John Lithgow has been in 7 on-screen matchups, including Daryl Hannah in At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991), Dianne Wiest in Footloose (1984), Jane Curtin in 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996), Debra Winger in Terms of Endearment (1983) and Mary Beth Hurt in Baby Girl Scott (1987).

John Lithgow is a member of the following lists: American Theater Hall of Fame inductees, Male actors from Rochester, New York and American male Shakespearean actors.


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Relationship Statistics

Married2 37 years, 6 months 25 years, 9 months 14 years
Total2 37 years, 6 months 25 years, 9 months 14 years


First Name John
Middle Name Arthur
Last Name Lithgow
Full Name at Birth John Arthur Lithgow
Alternative Name Jiggles
Age 72 years
Birthday 19th October, 1945
Birthplace Rochester, New York, United States
Height 6' 4" (193 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Hazel
Hair Color Grey
Distinctive Feature Tall stature
Zodiac Sign Libra
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Princeton High School, Princeton, New Jersey, United States
University A.B., History And Literature, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States (1967), London Academy Of Music And Dramatic Art, London, England, United Kingdom
Occupation Text Actor, musician, comedian, poet, author, singer
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Dick Solomon In 3rd Rock From The Sun (1996-2001).
Year(s) Active 1972–present
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling) United Talent Agency, Celebrity Talent International
Brand Endorsement (1997) TV commercial for Discover credit card, (Late 1990s) Series of TV commercials for Kemper Funds (voiceover), (1997) TV commercials for 10-321 long distance, (2002) TV commercial for Amira Insurance, (2005) TV commercial for Campbell's Select line of soups, (2005-07) Print ads for Campbell's Select line of soups, (2011) TV commercial for Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow (political action committee established by Stephen Colbert) as Narrator (voiceover)
Official Websites,,,,,
Father Arthur Washington Lithgow III (Was A Theatrical Producer And Director Who Ran The McCarter Theatre In Princeton, New Jersey, United States.)
Mother Sarah Jane (née Price) (Was A Retired Actress.)

John Arthur Lithgow (LITH-goh; born 1945) is an American actor, musician, comedian, poet, author, and singer. He has received two Tony Awards, six Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, an American Comedy Award, four Drama Desk Awards, and has been nominated for two Academy Awards and four Grammy Awards. Lithgow has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has been inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.

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John Lithgow72 LibraActor
Mary Yeager-Teacher
Jean Taynton-Spouse


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
IanMaleJean Taynton
PhoebeFemale28th June, 198236 years oldMary Yeager
NathanMale13th September, 198335 years oldMary Yeager


Pitch Perfect 32017FergusMovie
Trial & Error2017Larry HendersonTV Show
Daddy's Home 22017DonMovie
Beatriz at Dinner2017DougMovie
Trial & Error: Mystery Now2017Larry HendersonMovie
The Accountant2016Lamar BlackburnMovie
Miss Sloane2016Senator Ronald SperlingMovie
The Crown2016Winston ChurchillTV Show
The Homesman2014Reverend Alfred DowdMovie
Love Is Strange2014Ben HullMovie
The Jungle Bunch 2: The Great Treasure Quest2014Maurice (voice)Movie
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland2013The White RabbitTV Show
Drunk History2013George Washington, William Randolph HearstTV Show
Timms Valley2013Ol' Gregory TimmsTV Movie
This Is 402012OliverMovie
The Campaign2012Glenn MotchMovie
Shrek's Thrilling Tales2012Lord Farquad (voice)Short Film
Rise of the Planet of the Apes2011Charles RodmanMovie
New Year's Eve2011Jonathan Cox (uncredited)Movie
Leap Year2010JackMovie
Louie2010Funny ManTV Show
Confessions of a Shopaholic2009Edgar WestMovie
The Macabre World of Lavender Williams2009GodShort Film
Pet Sematary2008Jud CrandallMovie
Dreamgirls2006Jerry HarrisMovie
30 Rock2006John LithgowTV Show
Dexter2006Arthur MitchellTV Show
Twenty Good Years2006John MasonTV Show
Paloozaville2006The MayorTV Show
Einstein's Big Idea2005Narrator (English version, voice)TV Movie
How I Met Your Mother2005JerryTV Show
The Colbert Report2005Ad NarratorTV Show
Kinsey2004Alfred Seguine KinseyMovie
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers2004Blake EdwardsMovie
My Life, Inc.2004Jan van de Bunt (voice)TV Movie
Shrek 4-D2003Ghost of Farquaad (voice)Movie
Freedom: A History of Us2003Judge Ward Hunt, Justice Henry Billings Brown, Roger WilliamsTV Show
Orange County2002Bud BrumderMovie
Shrek2001Lord Farquaad (voice)Movie
Rugrats in Paris2000Jean-Claude (voice)Movie
Don Quixote2000Alonso Quixano, Don Quixote de La ManchaTV Movie
A Civil Action1998Judge Walter J. SkinnerMovie
Homegrown1998Malcolm, Robert StockmanMovie
Johnny Skidmarks1998Sergeant Larry SkovikMovie
Officer Buckle and Gloria1997Narrator (voice)Movie
Hollow Point1996Thomas LivingstonMovie
3rd Rock from the Sun1996Dr. Dick SolomonTV Show
Cosby1996John LithgowTV Show
My Brother's Keeper1995Bob Bradley, Tom BradleyTV Movie
Redwood Curtain1995Laird RiordanTV Movie
The Tuskegee Airmen1995Senator ConyersTV Movie
A Good Man in Africa1994Arthur Fanshawe, British High CommissionerMovie
Princess Caraboo1994Professor WilkinsonMovie
Silent Fall1994Dr. Rene HarlingerMovie
World War II: When Lions Roared1994Franklin Delano RooseveltTV Movie
The Pelican Brief1993Smith KeenMovie
Love, Cheat & Steal1993Paul HarringtonMovie
The Wrong Man1993Phillip MillsMovie
Frasier1993Madman MartinezTV Show
The Country Mouse & the City Mouse: A Christmas Tale (TV Shor1993Alexander (voice)Movie
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble1993Narrator (voice)Movie
Raising Cain1992Cain, Carter, Dr. NixMovie
At Play in the Fields of the Lord1991Leslie HubenMovie
L.A. Story1991Harry Zell (scenes deleted)Movie
Ricochet1991Earl Talbot BlakeMovie
The Boys1991Artie MarguliesTV Movie
Memphis Belle1990Lt.Col. Bruce DerringerMovie
Ivory Hunters1990Robert CarterTV Movie
Out Cold1989DaveMovie
Traveling Man1989Ben CluettTV Movie
Tales from the Crypt1989Dr. Oscar CharlesTV Show
Distant Thunder1988Mark LambertMovie
Harry and the Hendersons1987George HendersonMovie
Baby Girl Scott1987Neil ScottTV Movie
The Manhattan Project1986John MathewsonMovie
Mesmerized1985Oliver ThompsonMovie
Santa Claus1985B.Z.Movie
Amazing Stories1985John WaltersTV Show
The Amazing Bone1985Narrator (voice)Movie
20101984Dr. Walter CurnowMovie
Footloose1984Rev. Shaw MooreMovie
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension1984Dr. Emilio Lizardo, Lord John WhorfinMovie
The Glitter Dome1984Sgt. Martin 'Marty' WellbornTV Movie
Terms of Endearment1983Sam BurnsMovie
Twilight Zone: The Movie1983John Valentine (segment "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet")Movie
The Day After1983Joe HuxleyTV Movie
I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can1982Mr. BrunnerMovie
The World According to Garp1982Roberta MuldoonMovie
Faerie Tale Theatre1982Goldilocks' FatherTV Show
Not in Front of the Children1982Richard CarruthersTV Movie
Blow Out1981BurkeMovie
The Oldest Living Graduate1980ClarenceTV Movie
Big Blonde1980Herbie MorseTV Movie
Mom, the Wolfman and Me1980WallyTV Movie
All That Jazz1979Lucas SergeantMovie
Rich Kids1979Paul PhilipsMovie
The Big Fix1978Sam SebastianMovie
Obsession1976Robert LasalleMovie
Nova1974NarratorTV Show
Dealing: Or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues1972JohnMovie
Great Performances1971Capt. ThorneTV Show
Untitled Late Night Comedy ProjectMovie
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CraigSnyderCraigSnyderMay 10, 2013

He's an incredibly good actor. Loved him on Dexter.

JuantMonajcuanovJuantMonajcuanovJun 4, 2010

3RD ROCK FROM THE SUN was Lithgow ever presumptious. A cain.

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