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Griffin Dunne

Griffin Dunne was born on June 8, 1955 in New York City, the oldest child of Dominick Dunne, a producer, actor, and writer, and Ellen Beatriz (Griffin) Dunne, an activist. He grew up mainly in Los Angeles, California and attended school in Colorado before moving back to New York in the late 1970s. As an actor, Dunne has the distinction of having ... See full bio »
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 2015 Consumed (post-production)
 2015 Made-Up Again (TV Series) (post-production)
- Hello Doctor (2015)
 2015 Mania Days
 2014 Fugly!
 2014 Red Band Society (TV Series)
Ruben Garcia
- Sole Searching (2014) ... Ruben Garcia
- Pilot (2014) ... Ruben Garcia
 2013 The League (TV Series)
- The Von Nowzick Wedding (2013) ... Burt
 2013/I Blood Ties
 2013 Girls (TV Series)
Thomas-John's Father
- It's a Shame About Ray (2013) ... Thomas-John's Father
 2012 The Discoverers
Lewis Birch
 2010 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Judge Jared Quinn
- Cleaning House (2010) ... Judge Jared Quinn
 2010/I Last Night
 2010 White Collar (TV Series)
Wesley Kent
- Company Man (2010) ... Wesley Kent
 2010 How to Make It in America (TV Series)
- Crisp (2010) ... Fresconi
 2009 Leverage (TV Series)
Marcus Starke
- The Two Live Crew Job (2009) ... Marcus Starke
 2009 Shrink (uncredited)
 2001-2007 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Seamus Flaherty / Henry Talbott
- Players (2007) ... Seamus Flaherty
- Jones (2001) ... Henry Talbott
 2007/I Snow Angels
Don Parkinson
 2006 3 lbs. (TV Series)
Dr. Jerry Cole
- Disarming (2006) ... Dr. Jerry Cole
 2005 Game 6
Elliott Litvak
 2004 Alias (TV Series)
Leonid Lisenker
- Facade (2004) ... Leonid Lisenker
- Crossings (2004) ... Leonid Lisenker
 2004 Marie and Bruce
Restaurant Guest
 2003 Stuck on You
Griffin Dunne
 2002 The Moth (TV Series)
 2002 Cheats
Mr. Davis
 2002 A Nero Wolfe Mystery (TV Series)
Nicolas Losseff
- Motherhunt: Part 2 (2002) ... Nicolas Losseff
- Motherhunt: Part 1 (2002) ... Nicolas Losseff
 2002 What Leonard Comes Home To (TV Movie)
 2001 Sounds from a Town I Love (TV Short)
 2001 Piñero
 2001 Blonde (TV Mini-Series)
The Playwright
 2001 Sam the Man
Man in Bathroom
 2000 Lisa Picard Is Famous
 1993-1996 Frasier (TV Series)
Bob / Guest Caller - Russell
- The Friend (1996) ... Bob
- The Good Son (1993) ... Guest Caller - Russell (voice)
 1995 The Android Affair (TV Movie)
Teach / William
 1994 Quiz Show
Account Guy
 1994 I Like It Like That
Stephen Price
 1993 Love Matters (TV Movie)
 1993 The Pickle
Planet Cleveland Man (uncredited)
 1993 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Gerard Samuels
- F.O.B. (1993) ... Gerard Samuels
 1993 Hotel Room (TV Mini-Series)
- Getting Rid of Robert (1993) ... Robert
 1993 Naked in New York
 1993 Partners (TV Short)
Dean Robinson
 1992 Screenplay (TV Series)
Michael Tyne
- Buying a Landslide (1992) ... Michael Tyne
 1992 Straight Talk
Alan Riegert
 1991 Once Around
 1990 Secret Weapon (TV Movie)
Mordechai Vanunu
 1989 Trying Times (TV Series)
- Hunger Chic (1989) ... David
 1988 Lip Service (TV Movie)
Lennard 'Len' Burdette
 1988 Me and Him
Bert Uttanzi
 1988 The Big Blue
 1987 Amazon Women on the Moon
Doctor (segment "Hospital")
 1987 Who's That Girl
Louden Trott
 1986 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
- The Jar (1986) ... Knoll
 1986 Amazing Stories (TV Series)
- Secret Cinema (1986) ... Dick
 1985 From Here to Maternity (TV Short)
Stork Club Doctor
 1985 Almost You
Alex Boyer
 1983 Cold Feet
Tom Christo
 1982 The Wall (TV Movie)
Mordecai Apt
 1979 Chilly Scenes of Winter
Dr. Mark
 1975 The Other Side of the Mountain
Herbie Johnson
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DVD audio commentary for An American Werewolf in London (1981), with David Naughton.

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I've always been schizophrenic. I've never been interested in limiting myself. I came to New York to be an actor and I became a film producer first. I only got to be able to act, because I gave myself a job as a producer. See more »


Griffin's father was of Irish descent. One of Griffin's maternal great-grandfathers, Alfredo Sandoval, was Mexican, and Griffin's mother's other ancestry included Irish, English, German, and Swedish. See more »

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