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John Lithgow
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'Mary Yeager' (1981 - present); 1 son, Nathan, 1 daughter, Phoebe
'Jean Taynton' (10 September 1966 - 1980) (divorced); 1 son, Ian

Graduated from Princeton High School, Princeton, NJ

Graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University (1967)

Studied at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art

Was named a Fulbright scholar

Father of Ian Lithgow

Hosted the Welcoming Reception for UCLA's new Chancellor Carnesale

Claims that his most difficult performance was in "Twilight Zone" because he had to portray fear of the monster, although he couldn't really see it.

Graduated from Harvard University, with a BA in history and literature. Daughter, Phoebe (b. 1982)

Personal quotes

About the constant time-slot changes and ultimate cancellation of 3rd Rock from the Sun: "If NBC had set out to ruin it, they couldn't have done a better job. They kept trying to use us as a weapon instead of a show to be taken care of. It would have been nice to have stayed a big hit, but I'd rather be a great show that nobody was watching than a lousy show that was a big hit, which is the case for most of the others."

Biography from Leonard Maltin's Movie Encyclopedia:

"The Wall Street Journal" once called Lithgow "the film character actor of his generation." Indeed, he has created an extraordinary gallery of villains, nice guys, and genuine flakes. Lithgow grew up around theater peoplehis father ran a theater in New Jersey and produced Shakespeare festivals in Ohioand studied at Harvard, as well as at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts on a Fulbright scholarship. After performing with the Royal Court Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company, he moved back to New York and won a Tony for his Broadway debut in "The Changing Room." He subsequently appeared in many other Broadway and off-Broadway plays, in addition to directing for regional companies. He made his film debut, as a bad guy, in Dealing: or The Berkeley-toBoston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues (1972) and followed with supporting roles in Obsession (1976, another baddie, his first for Brian DePalma), The Big Fix (1978), All That Jazz, Rich Kids (both 1979) and Blow Out (1981, another wild-eyed villain for DePalma). He then captured the attention of critics and moviegoers alike with his remarkable performance as transexual Roberta Muldoon in The World According to Garp (1982), which earned him an Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actor.

Lithgow went on to prove that he could take on practically any kind of role: a ter- rified airline passenger in Twilight ZoneThe Movie (1983), Debra Winger's painfully shy lover in Terms of Endearment (1983, another Oscar nomination), the insane, electricity-eating Dr. Lizardo in The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension (1984), a dance-hating minister in Footloose (1984), and a spacebound scientist in 2010 (1984). Lithgow has had his share of movie misfires-Santa Claus (1985), The Manhattan Project (1986), Harry and the Hendersons (1987), Distant Thunder (1988), Out Cold (1989), and Memphis Belle (1990)-but most recently has come to the fore again playing over-the-top villains, in Ricochet (1991), Brian De Palma's Raising Cain (1992), and the smash hit Cliffhanger (1993). Lithgow has continued to work on stage between films, in a revival of "Requiem for a Heavyweight" and the acclaimed "M. Butterfly." He has also appeared in numerous TV movies like The Day After and A Resting Place and earned an Emmy for an episode of "Amazing Stories." A father of three, Lithgow also entertains for children and released a videotape: "John Lithgow's Kid-Size Concert." Other credits include The Pelican Brief (1993), Princess Caraboo, World War II: When Lions Roared (1994 telefilm, as F.D.R.), and Silent Fall (also 1994).

John Lithgow stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Scene On Rating
World According to Garp 1982 With Peter L. 0000-00-00 1/2 *
Twilight Zone - The Movie 1982 With Peter L. 0000-00-00 ** 1/2
Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai, Across the 8th Dimension 1984 With Matthew Brusic at York Square 0000-00-00 **** 1/2
The Manhattan Project 1986 With Jessica 0000-00-00 ***
Harry and the Hendersons 1987 With Jessica 0000-00-00 ** 1/2
Memphis Belle 1990 With Jessica and Trish 0000-00-00 ** 1/2
Cliffhanger 1993 Showcase North Haven 0000-00-00 ***
The Pelican Brief 1993 Don't Remember 0000-00-00 ** 1/2
Princess Caraboo 1994 Showcase Orange 0000-00-00 ***
A Civil Action 1998 At Showcase Orange with Neil, Lois and Mary 0000-00-00 ***
Shrek 2001 North Haven Showcase 2001-06-07 *** 1/2
Orange County 2002 Suzy and Hanna 2020-05-14 ***
Dreamgirls 2006 kids on DVD 2007-05-25 ***
Confessions of a Shopaholic 2009 Family 2009-06-19 **
Leap Year 2010 Family 2010-05-22 ** 1/2
Rise of the Planet of the Apes 2011 Kendra 2012-02-25 ***
Interstellar 2014 Suzy 2015-07-07 *** 1/2
The Accountant 2016 Suzy 2017-01-07 ***
Pitch Perfect 3 2017 Suzy and Hanna 2018-03-10 * 1/2
Late Night 2019 Suzy and Hanna 2019-09-06 ** 1/2
Killers of the Flower Moon 2023 Suzy 2023-12-08 ***