John Lithgow

TV Actor

Birthday October 19, 1945

Birth Sign Libra

Birthplace Rochester, NY

Age 78 years old

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Dramatic actor who shifted into comedy on the television show 3rd Rock From the Sun. He's perhaps also known for his roles in films such as Interstellar and Terms of Endearment

Before Fame

He decided to pursue a career in acting after watching a performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's Utopia Limited at Harvard University, where he graduated magna cum laude in 1967. 


He has won 5 Emmy Awards, two Tony Awards, two Golden Globes, two Screen Actor Guild Awards, and an American Comedy Award. 

Family Life

He was married to his first wife Jean Taynton from 1966-1980. He married Mary Yeager in 1982. He has three children: Ian, Phoebe and Nathan. 

Associated With

He starred in the fourth season of the hit show Dexter, starring Michael C. Hall


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