John Lithgow is an American actor, musician, singer, comedian and author who starred as Dick Solomon in the hugely successful series 3rd Rock from the Sun, for which he won three Primetime Emmy Awards for Best Actor in a Comedy Series. He also played Arthur Mitchell in the crime show Dexter and he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama. His notable film appearances include: The World According to Garp, Footloose, Terms of Endearment, Shrek, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and in The Campaign. His theater credits include The Changing Room, Requiem for a Heavyweight, M. Butterfly, Sweet Smell of Success, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Columnist and A Delicate Balance.
Born John Arthur Lithgow on October 19, 1945 in Rochester, New York, to parents Sarah Jane and Arthur Lithgow, he spent his childhood years in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Lithgow attended and graduated from Princeton High School in Princeton, New Jersey and graduated from Harvard College with a Bachelor’s degree magna cum laude in history and literature (1967). He also studied at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He has been married to Mary Yeager since 1981. He was previously married to Jean Tayton from 1966 to 1980. He has three children: Ian, Nathan and Phoebe.
John Lithgow Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 19 October 1945
Birth Place: Rochester, New York, USA
Birth Name: John Arthur Lithgow
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Occupation: Actor, Musician, Singer, Comedian, Author
Hair Color: Grey
Eye Color: Hazel
Sexual Orientation: Straight
John Lithgow Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 170 lbs (Approx.)
Weight in Kilogram: 77 kg
Height in Feet: 6′ 4″
Height in Meters: 1.93 m
Body Build/Type: Slim
Shoe Size: Unknown
John Lithgow Family Details:
Father: Arthur Lithgow (1915-2004) (Theater director/producer)
Mother: Sarah Jane Price (Actress)
Spouse/Wife: Mary Yeager (m. 1981), Jean Taynton (m. 1966–1980)
Children: Ian Lithgow (Son) (b. 1972) with Jean Taynton, Nathan (Son) with Mary Yeager, Phoebe (Daughter) with Mary Yeager
Siblings: Robin Lithgow (Sister)
John Lithgow Education:
Princeton High School, Princeton, New Jersey
London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
John Lithgow Facts:
*He was born on October 19, 1945 in Rochester, New York, USA.
*He made his film debut in the 1972 comedy-drama Dealing: Or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues.
*He played Dick Solomon in the sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun from 1996 to 2001.
*He has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and he was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.
*He is a registered pastor of Rose Ministries.
*Member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS).
*He is an accomplished guitar player.
*He is friends with Alfred Molina.
*He is a supporter of English football club Liverpool FC.
*Visit his official website: www.johnlithgow.com
*Follow him on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.