John Lithgow was born October 19 1945 as the son of Arthur Lithgow and Sarah Jane Price. Arthur Lithgow was directing and producing theater and John followed his footsteps as he got into acting during his time at Harvard University.
After graduating magna cum laude from Harvard, John attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He has a brilliant Broadway career with 2 Tony awards and 5 nominations.
For TV-viewers John is mostly known as Dr. Dick Solomon, the main character of 3rd Rock from the Sun. 3rd Rock from the Sun was aired for six seasons and John was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for every one, he won 3 of the times (-96, -97 and -99).
More recently we have seen John in movies as Kinsey and the voice of Lord Farquaad in Shrek.
John Lithgow's Scores
- By date
- By user score
|Kinsey||Nov 12, 2004||Alfred Seguine Kinsey||8.6|
|Shrek||May 18, 2001||Lord Farquaad||8.5|
|Terms of Endearment||Nov 23, 1983||Sam Burns||8.3|
|Rise of the Planet of the Apes||Aug 5, 2011||Cast||7.8|
|A Civil Action||Dec 25, 1998||Judge Walter J. Skinner||7.3|
|Rugrats in Paris: The Movie - Rugrats II||Nov 17, 2000||Jean-Claude||7.1|
|Orange County||Jan 11, 2002||Bud Brumder||7.0|
|Cliffhanger||May 28, 1993||Eric Qualen / Qualen||6.4|
|This Is 40||Dec 21, 2012||Oliver||6.1|
|The Campaign||Aug 10, 2012||Glen Motch / Glenn Motch||6.0|
|The Pelican Brief||Dec 17, 1993||Smith Keen||5.6|
|Leap Year||Jan 8, 2010||Jack Brady||5.4|
|Confessions of a Shopaholic||Feb 6, 2009||Edgar West||4.5|