John Lithgow

John Lithgow

Date of Birth

Birthday: October 19
Birthplace: Rochester, New York

When John Lithgow joined season four’s cast of Showtime’s Dexter as the “Trinity Killer,” his work in this role garnered the revered screen star his fifth Primetime Emmy Award, Golden Globe acclaim and more.

When John Lithgow joined season four’s cast of Showtime’s Dexter as the “Trinity Killer,” his work in this role garnered the revered screen star his fifth Primetime Emmy Award, Golden Globe acclaim and more.

Fans all over recognize him as “Dick Solomon” from long-running NBC series 3rd Rock From The Sun.  

Among his many film credits, Lithgow delivered memorable performances in The World According to Garp and Terms of Endearment, for which he received Academy Award nominations, lent his voice to “Lord Farquaad” in Shrek, and may also be seen in Footloose.

A Tony Award winner as well, he has appeared in such theatre stage productions as Sweet Smell of Success and performed in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

 

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Awards & Nominations

12 Nominations | 6 Emmys
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - 2017
  • Winner
  • John Lithgow, as Winston Churchill
  • The Crown
  • Netflix
  • Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series - 2010
  • Winner
  • John Lithgow, as Arthur Mitchell
  • Dexter
  • "Road Kill"
  • Showtime
  • Showtime Presents, John Goldwyn Productions, The Colleton Company, Chip Johannessen Productions
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series - 1998
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR SPECIAL - 1995
The cast of Big Little Lies and John Lithgow on stage at the 69th Emmy Awards.
John Lithgow accepts his award at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards
Shailene Woodley, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, and Zoe Kravitz present an award at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards
Ann-Margret and John Lithgow in the Green Room during the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre
John Lithgow and Will Arnett in the Green Room during the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre
John Lithgow at the 62nd Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards
John Lithgow at the 62nd Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards
John Lithgow (L) accepts the Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series award from Elizabeth Mitchell
John Lithgow and Mary Yeager at the 62nd Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards
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The cast of Big Little Lies and John Lithgow on stage at the 69th Emmy Awards.
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The cast of Big Little Lies and John Lithgow on stage at the 69th Emmy Awards. 

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John Lithgow accepts his award at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards
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John Lithgow accepts his award at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards.

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Shailene Woodley, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, and Zoe Kravitz present an award at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards
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Shailene Woodley, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, and Zoe Kravitz present an award at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards.

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Ann-Margret and John Lithgow in the Green Room during the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre
John Lithgow and Will Arnett in the Green Room during the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre
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John Lithgow at the 62nd Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards
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John Lithgow at the 62nd Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards
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John Lithgow (L) accepts the Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series award from Elizabeth Mitchell
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John Lithgow and Mary Yeager at the 62nd Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards
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