John Lithgow

American actor

John Arthur Lithgow (born October 19, 1945) is an American movie, stage, voice, television actor, poet, author, and musician. He began acting in 1972. He was in the movies The World According to Garp, Footloose, Terms of Endearment, Shrek, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and in The Campaign. Lithgow was nominated for an Academy Award for each movie.

John Lithgow
Lithgow in 2008
John Arthur Lithgow

(1945-10-19) October 19, 1945 (age 78)
EducationHarvard University (AB)
London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
  • Actor
  • author
  • musician
  • poet
Years active1972–present
WorksFull list
  • Jean Taynton
    (m. 1966; div. 1980)
  • Mary Yeager
    (m. 1981)
Children3, including Ian Lithgow
AwardsFull list Edit this at Wikidata

He played Arthur Mitchell on Showtime's Dexter and won Golden Globe and Emmy Awards for his acting. He played the protagonist Dick Solomon in sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun.

Lithgow was born on October 19, 1945 in Rochester, New York[1] and studied at Harvard University. Lithgow was married to Jean Tayton from 1966 until they divorced in 1980. Lithgow has been married to Mary Yeager since 1981. Lithgow has three children, Ian, Phoebe, and Nathan Lithgow.




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