Rochester, New York, United States
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Dick Solomon In 3rd Rock From The Sun (1996-2001).
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John Arthur Lithgow (/ˈlɪθɡoʊ/ lith-goh; born October 19, 1945) is an American actor, musician, comedian, poet, author, and singer. Lithgow has been involved with a wide range of media projects, including stage, television, film, and radio. He also has written and published several books of poetry and children's literature. He appeared in the films The World According to Garp (1982) and Terms of Endearment (1983), receiving an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for each.
Lithgow is well known for his roles as the Reverend Shaw Moore in Footloose, Dick Solomon on the NBC sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun, the voice of Lord Farquaad in Shrek, and Arthur Mitchell on Showtime's Dexter, for which he won Golden Globe and Emmy awards. On the stage, he appeared in the musical adaptation of Sweet Smell of Success, winning the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. He again appeared in a musical, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, again receiving a Tony nomination for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. He has also recorded music, such as the 1999 album of children's music, Singin' in the Bathtub, and has written poetry and short stories, such as Marsupial Sue, for children.
Lithgow was born in Rochester, New York. His mother, Sarah Jane (née Price), was a retired actress. His father, Arthur Washington Lithgow III, was a theatrical producer and director who ran the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, New Jersey. Because of his father's job, the family moved frequently during Lithgow's childhood; he spent his teenage years in Akron (living at Stan Hywet) and Lakewood, Ohio.
Lithgow attended Harvard College, and graduated with an A.B. magna cum laude in 1967, in history and literature. He lived in Adams House as an undergraduate. Lithgow later served on Harvard's Board of Overseers. Lithgow credits a performance at Harvard of Gilbert and Sullivan's Utopia Limited with helping him decide to become an actor.After graduation, Lithgow won a Fulbright Scholarship to study at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
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Princeton High School, Princeton, New Jersey, United States
A.B., History And Literature, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States (1967), London Academy Of Music And Dramatic Art, London, England, United Kingdom
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John Arthur Lithgow
Arthur Washington Lithgow III (Was A Theatrical Producer And Director Who Ran The McCarter Theatre In Princeton, New Jersey, United States.)
Sarah Jane (née Price) (Was A Retired Actress.)
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Actor, musician, comedian, poet, author, singer
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United Talent Agency, Celebrity Talent International
(1997) TV commercial for Discover credit card, (Late 1990s) Series of TV commercials for Kemper Funds (voiceover), (1997) TV commercials for 10-321 long distance, (2002) TV commercial for Amira Insurance, (2005) TV commercial for Campbell's Select line of soups, (2005-07) Print ads for Campbell's Select line of soups, (2011) TV commercial for Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow (political action committee established by Stephen Colbert) as Narrator (voiceover)
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John Arthur Lithgow (LITH-goh; born 1945) is an American actor, musician, comedian, poet, author, and singer. He has received two Tony Awards, six Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, an American Comedy Award, four Drama Desk Awards, and has been nominated for two Academy Awards and four Grammy Awards. Lithgow has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has been inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.
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