John Lithgow

John Lithgow

Birthplace: 
Rochester, New York
Birthday: 
October 19

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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.

 

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

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
  • 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

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  • The cast of Big Little Lies and John Lithgow on stage at the 69th 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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  • John Lithgow accepts his 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
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  • 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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