John Lithgow

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John Lithgow
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Birth name John Arthur Lithgow
Born October 19, 1945 in Rochester, New York, USA
Notable Roles
Notable Episodes
Awards star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Contents

Biography

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
3rd Rock from the Sun Dick Solomon 1996–2001 1 2 3 4 5 6
Twenty Good Years John Mason 2006 1
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland The White Rabbit 2013–2014 1
The Crown Winston Churchill 2016–present 1
Trial & Error Larry Henderson 2017–present 1

Recurring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Dexter Arthur Mitchell 2009 4
How I Met Your Mother Jerry Whitaker 2011–2014 6 9

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Faerie Tale Theatre Goldilocks' Father 3x01 - Goldilocks and the Three Bears January 9, 1984
Saturday Night Live Himself 11x04 - John Lithgow/Mr. Mister December 7, 1985
Amazing Stories John Walters 1x22 - The Doll May 4, 1986
Saturday Night Live Himself 12x16 - John Lithgow/Anita Baker April 11, 1987
Saturday Night Live Himself 14x06 - John Lithgow/Tracy Chapman November 19, 1988
Tales from the Crypt Dr. Oscar Charles 6x15 - You, Murderer January 25, 1995
Frasier Madman Martinez (voice) 2x19 - Someone to Watch Over Me March 28, 1995
Cosby John Lithgow 4x07 - Superstar November 17, 1999
30 Rock John Lithgow 3x13 - Goodbye, My Friend March 5, 2009
Drunk History William Randolph Hearst 2x06 - Hollywood August 5, 2014
Drunk History George Washington 2x08 - Philadelphia August 19, 2014
Louie Funny Man 5x06 - Sleepover May 14, 2015

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
World War II: When Lions Roared Franklin Roosevelt April 19, 1994
My Brother's Keeper Tom Bradley/Bob Bradley March 19, 1995 Hallmark Hall of Fame

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson December 11, 1984
Late Night with David Letterman November 20, 1986
The Pat Sajak Show Show 32 February 21, 1989
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno June 9, 1993
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno April 19, 1994
Showbiz Today March 17, 1995
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno January 19, 1996
The Rosie O'Donnell Show November 11, 1996
Dennis Miller Live UFOs January 31, 1997
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno May 12, 1997
Late Show with David Letterman October 8, 1997
The Rosie O'Donnell Show October 9, 1997
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno January 23, 1998
The Rosie O'Donnell Show March 16, 1999
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno April 16, 1999
The Rosie O'Donnell Show September 23, 1999
The Rosie O'Donnell Show September 21, 2000
The Rosie O'Donnell Show June 11, 2001
The Rosie O'Donnell Show March 7, 2002
The Rosie O'Donnell Show May 22, 2002
The Tony Danza Show (2004) July 18, 2005
The Tony Danza Show (2004) December 6, 2005

Memorable Moments

Awards and Accolades

Tony Awards

  • Won: Best Featured Actor in a Play (1973)
The Changing Room
  • Won: Best Leading Actor in a Musical (2002)
Sweet Smell of Success

Primetime Emmy Awards

(5 Wins in 11 Nominations)

  • Won: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series (1986, 2010)
  • Won: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (1996, 1997, 1999)
3rd Rock from the Sun

Screen Actors Guild Awards

(2 Wins in 3 Nominations)

  • Won: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series (1997, 1998)
3rd Rock from the Sun

Golden Globe Awards

(2 Wins in 4 Nominations)

  • Won: Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical (1997)
3rd Rock from the Sun
  • Won: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (2010)
Dexter

Trivia