Author John Lithgow

John Lithgow Bio, Age, Family, Wife, Children, Net Worth, Books, Movies

Who is John Lithgow

John Lithgow is an actor, author, and musician from the United States of America. He is widely known for his role of Dick Solomon in 3rd Rock from the Sun. He started his diverse work on stage and screen after graduating from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He is also a graduate of Harvard University where received a A.B. magna cum laude in 1967.

How old is Lithgow?

The actor is 78 years old as of July 2024. He was born on October 19, 1945, in Rochester, New York, United States.

Lithgow Parents and Siblings

John comes from a family of six. His parents; Arthur Lithgow and Sarah Jane Price brought him up along with his three siblings. They are; David Lithgow, Robin Lithgow, and Sarah Jane Bokaer. It is known that his mother was a retired actress while his father was a theatrical producer and director. Furthermore, he owned and ran a McCarter Theatre in Princeton, New Jersey.

Lithgow’s Wife | Children

The author has been married to his lovely wife, Mary Yeager, since 1981. She is a professor emerita of business and economic history at the University of California, Los Angeles. Together, the couple shares two children; Phoebe and Nathan Lithgow. Before this, he was married to his first wife, Jean Taynton, with whom he had a son named Ian. It is known that they tied the knot in 1966 but divorced and parted ways in 1980.

Actor and Poet John Lithgow Photo
Actor and Poet John Lithgow Photo

What does John Lithgow do for a living?

John is a vastly recognized actor known for his several appearances in The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension. He was also a cast in the 3rd Rock from the Sun television sitcom where he starred as Dick Solomon.

As a result, he was honored with three Primetime Emmy Awards in the category of Best Actor in a Comedy Series. He was also featured in Dexter drama film to potray the role of Arthur Mitchell for which he obtained Primetime Emmy Awards.

Most noteworthy, he played the character of Winston Churchill in The Crown Netflix drama. On the other hand, he is a musician known for albulms such as The Sunny Side of the Street. Some of his other popular songs include The Hippopotamus Song, A – You’re Adorable, and You Gotta Have Skin.

Lithgow’s As an Author

John is a professional author known for books such as I Got Two Dogs: With Audio Recording and Mahalia Mouse Goes to College. Some of his other popular books include;

  • Never Play Music Right Next to the Zoo: With Audio Recording
  • Dumpty: The Age of Trump in Verse
  • Marsupial Sue
  • Marsupial Sue Presents “The Runaway Pancake”
  • The Remarkable Farkle McBride
  • Trumpty Dumpty Wanted a Crown: Verses for a Despotic Age
  • A Confederacy of Dumptys: Portraits of American Scoundrels in Verse
  • Carnival of the Animals
  • I’m a Manatee
  • Micawber

Lithgow’s Accomplishments

He has received several accolades from his career in the film industry. They include;

  • Six Emmy Awards
  • Two Golden Globe Awards
  • Two Tony Awards

John Lithgow’s Net Worth

The talented author has an approximate net worth of $40 Million.

Lithgow acting credits and Music

Aside from being a musician, John has also starred in several films and television shows. These are:

  • 3rd Rock From the Sun
  • Footloose
  • Dexter
  • Harry and the Hendersons
  • Daddy’s Home 2
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  • Cliffhanger
  • Interstellar
  • The Accountant
  • Daddy’s Home
  • Bombshell
  • The Old Man
  • Pet Sematary
  • Ricochet
  • The Crown
  • The World According to Garp
  • Killers of the Flower Moon
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