Griffin Dunne Poster


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Overview (3)

Born in New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameThomas Griffin Dunne
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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. His sister was actress Dominique Dunne. 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 starred in two 1980s cult favorites. First came the John Landis monster movie An American Werewolf in London (1981), then the Martin Scorsese black comedy After Hours (1985). After Hours is also among the movies that Dunne has produced with partner Amy Robinson through their company Double Play Productions. Other Double Play productions include Running on Empty (1988), White Palace (1990) and Once Around (1991). Dunne has continued to appear on both sides of the camera, taking supporting roles as an actor in films like My Girl (1991) and I Like It Like That (1994). He made his directorial debut with a short film, Duke of Groove (1996), which was nominated for an Oscar.

Dunne then made the leap to feature films with Addicted to Love (1997), Practical Magic (1998), Lisa Picard Is Famous (2000) and Fierce People (2005). Dunne produced and starred in the film Game 6 (2005), which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2005.

Griffin's ancestry is Irish (from his father) and Irish, English, German, Mexican, and Swedish (from his mother).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Azure_Girl

Spouse (3)

Anna Bingeman (4 July 2009 - present)
Carey Lowell (9 December 1989 - 10 December 1995) ( divorced) ( 1 child)
Kate Forte (1973 - 1974) ( annulled)

Trivia (14)

Son of producer/writer Dominick Dunne and Ellen Griffin Dunne.
Founded with Amy Robinson production company "Double Play Productions".
Older brother of Dominique Dunne and Alexander Dunne.
Has a daughter, Hannah Dunne, born in January 1990, together with Carey Lowell.
Frequently works with actress Rosanna Arquette.
Cousin-in-law of Gerry Michael.
Good friends with Michael Keaton.
At age 18, Dunne skipped college and moved to New York to become an actor.
He studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village in New York City.
Griffin's father was of Irish descent. His maternal grandmother, Beatriz Charlotte Sandoval, was born in Nogales, Mexico, to a Mexican father, Alfredo Sandoval, and a mother from Wyoming, Clara Mathilda Holler, who was of German and Swedish descent. Griffin's mother's other ancestry was Irish and English.
He is good friends with Michael Keaton.
Best friends since childhood with Carrie Fisher. He reminisced with her on the documentary Bright Lights about taking her virginity (which she considered a burden) as an act of friendship in London in the early 70s.
Cousin of Quintana Roo Dunne.

Personal Quotes (3)

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.
You're more open-minded when you know you're not listening to ideas with a gun to your head.
Acting is what I originally wanted to do. Unfortunately, the business of being an actor is a lot more disheartening than the business of being a producer. As an actor you're beholden to the material and taste of other people who are developing projects you may or may not get in. As a producer you come up with the idea.

Salary (1)

Amazing Stories (1985) $2,500 (episode, "The Secret Cinema")

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