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If "born to the theater" has meaning in determining a person's life path, then John Lithgow is a prime example of this truth. He was born in Rochester, New York, to Sarah Jane (Price), an actress, and Arthur Washington Lithgow III, who was both a theatrical producer and director. John's father was born in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, where ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 22 wins & 46 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Interstellar
Interstellar Donald
(2014)
3rd Rock from the Sun
3rd Rock from the Sun Dr. Dick Solomon
(1996-2001)
Shrek
Shrek Lord Farquaad
(2001)
Cliffhanger
Cliffhanger Qualen
(1993)

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 2017 Daddy's Home 2 (pre-production)
Brad's Dad / Mr. Whitaker
 2017 Beatriz at Dinner
Doug Strutt
 2016 Miss Sloane
Congressman Ron M. Sperling
 2016 The Accountant
Lamar Blackburn
 2012 This Is 40
Oliver
 2011 New Year's Eve
Jonathan Cox (uncredited)
 2010 Leap Year
Jack
 2001 Shrek
Lord Farquaad (voice)
 2000 C-Scam
 1998 Homegrown
Malcolm / Robert Stockman
 1998 Johnny Skidmarks
Sergeant Larry Skovik
 1996 Hollow Point
Thomas Livingston
 1994 Silent Fall
Dr. Rene Harlinger
 1994 Princess Caraboo
Professor Wilkinson
 1994 A Good Man in Africa
Arthur Fanshawe, British High Commissioner
 1993 The Pelican Brief
Smith Keen
 1993 The Wrong Man
Phillip Mills
 1992 Raising Cain
Carter / Cain / Dr. Nix / ...
 1991 L.A. Story
Harry Zell (scenes deleted)
 1989 Out Cold
Dave
 1988 Distant Thunder
Mark Lambert
 1985 Mesmerized
Oliver Thompson
 1982 I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can
Mr. Brunner
 1981 Blow Out
Burke
 1979 Rich Kids
Paul Philips
 1978 The Big Fix
Sam Sebastian
 1976 Obsession
Robert Lasalle
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Published "Drama: An Actor's Education". See more »

Publicity Listings:

8 Interviews | 6 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

John Lithcow

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on the constant time-slot changes and ultimate cancellation of 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996)] 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 ... See more »

Trivia:

Was considered for the role of Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs (1991), which went to Anthony Hopkins. See more »

Trademark:

Often plays fathers and family men See more »

Nickname:

Jiggles

Star Sign:

Libra

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