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John Lithgow

John Arthur Lithgow is an American actor, musician, poet, author, and singer. Lithgow is best known for his work in theater, television, and film. Lithgow studied at Harvard, then on a Fulbright scholarship got a chance to attend the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art

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Interstellar

2014
as Donald

Shrek

2001
as Lord Farquaad (voice)

Pitch Perfect 3

2017
as Fergus

Pet Sematary

2019
as Jud Crandall

The Crown

2016
as Winston Churchill

Dexter

2006
as Arthur Mitchell

Bombshell

2019
as Roger Ailes

Leap Year

2010
as Jack Brady

Perry Mason (2020)

2020
as Elias Birchard “E.B.” Jonathan

The Accountant

2016
as Lamar Black

The Old Man

2022
as Harold Harper

Footloose

1984
as Reverend Shaw Moore

3rd Rock from the Sun

1996
as Dick Solomon

Daddy's Home 2

2017
as Don Whitaker

This Is 40

2012
as Oliver

Miss Sloane

2016
as Senator Ronald Sperling

Trial & Error

2017
as Larry Henderson

The Bubble

2022
as Tom the Studio Chairman

Late Night

2019
as Walter Newbury

The Ghost of Lord Farquaad

2003
as Ghost of Farquaad (voice)

Dreamgirls

2006
as Jerry Harris

Shrek's Thrilling Tales

2012
as Lord Farquad

Raising Cain

1992
as Carter Nix / Cain / Dr. Nix / Josh / Margo

The Wrong Man

1993
as Phillip Mills

Timms Valley

2013
as Ol' Gregory Timms

Rugrats in Paris: The Movie

2000
as Jean-Claude (voice)

Silent Fall

1994
as Dr. Rene Harlinger

9 Kisses

2014
as Man in Club

Killers of the Flower Moon

as Prosecutor Leaward

The Tomorrow Man

2019
as Ed Hemsler

Hollow Point

1996
as Thomas Livingston

Not in Front of the Children

1982
as Richard Carruthers

Obsession

1976
as Robert Lasalle

Harry and the Hendersons

1987
as George Henderson

The Homesman

2014
as Reverend Dowd

Baby Girl Scott

1987
as Neil Scott

The Campaign

2012
as Glen Motch

Memphis Belle

1990
as Lt.Col. Bruce Derringer

A Good Man in Africa

1994
as Arthur Fanshawe, British High Commissioner

The Tuskegee Airmen

1995
as Senator Conyers

Distant Thunder

1988
as Mark Lambert

Johnny Skidmarks

1998
as Sergeant Larry Skovik

Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party

2001
as Lord Farquaad (singing voice)

On Broadway

2019
as John Lithgow

The Glitter Dome

1984
as Sgt. Marty Wellborn

The Big Fix

1978
as Sam Sebastian

Car of the Future

2008
as Self - Narrator

Love, Cheat & Steal

1993
as Paul Harrington

Terms of Endearment

1983
as Sam Burns

The Pelican Brief

1993
as Smith Keen

The Amazing Bone

1985
as Narrator

The Best of The Tony Awards: The Plays

2006
as René Gallimard (segment "M. Butterfly")

E=mc² – Einstein's Big Idea

2005
as Narrator (voice) U.S. edition

The Manhattan Project

1986
as John Mathewson

World War II: When Lions Roared

1994
as Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Resting Place

1986
as Maj. Kendall Laird

NOVA

1974
as Narrator

The World According to Garp

1982
as Roberta Muldoon

Twilight Zone: The Movie

1983
as John Valentine (segment "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet")

2010: The Year We Make Contact

1984
as Dr. Walter Curnow

Blow Out

1981
as Burke

Princess Caraboo

1994
as Professor Wilkinson

Homegrown

1998
as Malcolm / Robert Stockman

Secret Service

1977
as Capt. Thorne

Redwood Curtain

1995
as Laird Riordan

The Day After

1983
as Joe Huxley

Best of Enemies

2015
as Himself

Big Blonde

1980
as Herbie Morse

Rich Kids

1979
as Paul Philips

Traveling Man

1989
as Ben Cluett

Mesmerized

1985
as Oliver Thompson

Cliffhanger

1993
as Eric Qualen

Ricochet

1991
as Earl Talbott Blake

A Civil Action

1998
as Judge Walter J. Skinner

Shrek: Once Upon a Time

2011
as John Lithgow

Kinsey

2004
as Alfred Seguine Kinsey

All That Jazz

1979
as Lucas Sergeant

The Real Revolutionaries

2012
as William Shockley

Orange County

2002
as Bud Brumder

Don Quixote

2000
as Don Quixote de La Mancha / Alonso Quixano

Out Cold

1989
as Dave

Ivory Hunters

1990
as Robert Carter

Beatriz at Dinner

2017
as Doug Strutt

Creator

Episode The Trumpty Dumpty Cycle
Trumpty Dumpty Wanted a Crown
2020

Producer

Episode The Trumpty Dumpty Cycle
Trumpty Dumpty Wanted a Crown
2020

Guest Star

Episode How I Met Your Mother
Mom and Dad
2013
Episode The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Shaquille O'Neal, John Lithgow, Ozuna
2020
Episode Jimmy Kimmel Live!
John Lithgow, Jay Baruchel, Diana Krall
2017
Episode Dexter: New Blood
Skin of Her Teeth
2021
Episode Cosby
Superstar, Part 2
1999
Episode The Late Late Show with James Corden
John Lithgow, Louis Tomlinson, Rebecca Ferguson
2019
Episode The Colbert Report
John Lithgow
2014
Episode NOVA
Life's Greatest Miracle
2001
Episode Disneyland
Walt Disney World: Past, Present, and Future
1991
Episode Jimmy Kimmel Live!
John Lithgow, Freddie Highmore, Giveon
2020
Episode The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Anna Kendrick, John Lithgow, Iliza Shlesinger, Chick Corea
2016
Episode Moyers & Company
John Lithgow, 'King Lear' and Our Uncertain World
2014
Episode Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
Unknown
2017
Episode The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
John Lithgow, Liam Payne
2019
Episode Saturday Night Live
John Lithgow/Tracy Chapman
1988
Episode Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter
Drama Actors
2017
Episode Today
October 24, 2014
2014
Episode The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
John Lithgow, Jonathan Alter
2020
Episode The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
John Lithgow, Riley Keough, Giles Martin, Thundercat ft. Michael McDonald & Kenny Loggins
2017
Episode Amazing Stories
The Doll
1986
Episode NOVA
The Great Robot Race
2006
Episode The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Rob Corddry, John Lithgow, Chef José Andrés
2020
Episode The Late Late Show with James Corden
John Lithgow, Ryan Phillippe, Kyra Sedgwick
2016
Episode NOVA
Car Of The Future
2008
Episode NOVA
Einstein's Big Idea
2005
Episode Prohibition
A Nation of Drunkards
2011
Episode Louie
Sleepover
2015
Episode How I Met Your Mother
Legendaddy
2011
Episode Tales from the Crypt
You, Murderer
1995
Episode Drunk History
Hollywood
2014
Episode Prohibition
A Nation of Scofflaws
2011
Episode Prohibition
A Nation of Hypocrites
2011
Episode The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
John Lithgow, Kelly Clarkson, Kacey Musgraves
2018
Episode NOVA
Trapped in an Elevator
2010
Episode The Late Late Show with James Corden
John Lithgow, Gary Barlow
2020
Episode The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
John Lithgow, Theo Croker, Wyclef Jean
2021
Episode Cosby
Superstar, Part 1
1999
Episode How I Met Your Mother
Hopeless
2011
Episode The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Octavia Spencer, John Lithgow, Luke Bryan
2017
Episode Frasier
Someone to Watch Over Me
1995
Episode The Trumpty Dumpty Cycle
Trumpty Dumpty Wanted a Crown
2020
Episode The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
John Lithgow, Miranda Kerr, Jason Mraz
2014
Episode NOVA
Dogs And More Dogs
2004
Episode The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
John Lithgow, J Balvin, Sean Paul
2019
Episode National Geographic Documentaries
Adventures In Time: The National Geographic Millennium Special
1999
Episode The Late Late Show with James Corden
John Lithgow, Jack Whitehall, King Calaway
2021
Episode The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
Jay Leno (guest host), Nell Carter, John Lithgow, Rita Rudner, Tracy Wells
1989
Episode The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
John Lithgow, Noah Schnapp, 070 Shake
2022
Episode 30 Rock
Goodbye, My Friend
2009
Episode The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
Buddy Hackett, John Lithgow
1984
Episode Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
Episode 1
2017
Episode Hallmark Hall Of Fame
Resting Place
1986
Episode Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Episode 124
2018
Episode The Colbert Report
John Lithgow
2011