John Lithgow is a well-known American actor, author, and musician. He is most known for his performances in the popular TV show “3rd Rock from the Sun,” for which he received three Emmy Awards, and the popular Netflix drama series “She’s Rove,” for which he received one Emmy Award.
He is well-known for appearing in the popular movies “Terms of Endearment” and “The World According to Grapp,” both of which earned him accolades.
Childhood and Education
In 1945, Sarah, a retired actress, gave birth to John Lithgow in Rochester, New York. His father, Arthur, was a producer and director of plays. He is descended from eight Mayflower travelers and has European and American origins.
Lithgow and his family constantly relocated throughout the nation as a result of his father’s work before settling down in Yellow Springs, Ohio, for a spell. Coretta Scott King, a civil rights activist, babysat him and his siblings there.
Lithgow spent his formative years in Lakewood and Akron, both in Ohio. He later relocated to Princeton, New Jersey, and attended Princeton High School there.
After that, he enrolled at Harvard College, where he earned a degree in history and literature in 1967 while graduating with honors. Lithgow was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to attend the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art after receiving his degree.
Age, Height, Weight, and Body Measurement
So how old is John Lithgow in 2022, and what are his height and weight? Well, Ohn Lithgow was born on 19 October 1945, making him 76 years old as of today’s date, 11 October 2022. Although he stands at 6 feet 4 inches and 193 centimeters in height, Hugh weighs 78 kilograms in kilograms and 172 pounds in pounds.
Lithgow wed his first wife, a teacher named Jean Taynton, in 1966. Following Lithgow’s liaison with actress Liv Ullmann, they divorced in 1980 and had a son together named Ian. Lithgow later married Mary Yeager, a history professor at UCLA, with whom he had two children, Nathan and Phoebe.
John Lithgow: Work, Life, and Career
Through his father’s productions, John made his acting debut as a young youngster. He made his big-screen debut in the 1972 film Dealing: Or the Boston to Berkshire Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues.
The next year, he made his Broadway debut in The Changing Room as a dull British rugby player. Since then, he has made frequent Broadway appearances in shows like Mt. Fat Friend (1974), A Memory of Teo Mondays (1976), Bedroom Farce (1979), Beyond Therapy (1982), and others.
All That Jazz, the autobiographical play by Bob Fosse, was directed and choreographed by John Lithgow, who also acted as Lucas Sergeant. In the National Public Radio renditions of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jadi, he provided the voice of Yoda.
Lithgow played J. J. Hunsecker in the Martin Beck Theatre’s production of Sweet Smell of Success, a 1957 movie, in the early and middle years of the twenty-first century. He starred in The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, a 2004 film based on the life of comedian Peter Sellers.
He has made appearances in around forty movies and television shows during the course of his career. In 1996, he was cast as Dick Solomon in a recurring role on the television program 3rd Rock from the Sun.
In TV shows including How I Met Your Mother, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (voice), Drunk History, Twenty Good Years, and others, he made appearances.
Singin’ in the Bathtub, an album of children’s music, was the first album Lithgow ever published. Farkle and Friends, his second children’s CD, was also published in June 2002. In October 2019, he released Dumpty: The Age of Trump in Verse, a book of poetry and drawings.
Other books by him include Lithgow Party Paloozas! : 52 Surprising Ways to Make a Birthday, Holiday, or Any Day a Celebration for Kids, Marsupial Sue, and Marsupial Sue Presents “The Runaway Pancake.”
Honors and Nominations
Including two Tony Awards, six Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, an American Comedy Award, and four Drama Desk Awards, John Lithgow has earned a total of 21 honors to date.
Similar to this, he has received nominations for about 66 awards ceremonies, including four Grammy Award nominations and two Academy Award nominations.
In addition to being inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame, John Lithgow received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He was chosen to join the American Philosophical Society in 2019.
John Lithgow’s Earnings and Net Worth
Through his numerous careers as an actor, singer, and book, the actor has amassed a net worth of almost $45 million. He received $75,000 for each episode when appearing in the 1996–1997 season of the sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun.
In a similar vein, his remuneration for the 1999–2000 season was approved at $200,000 per episode. Even though he received less screen time than the lead actress Claire Foy in The Crown, he was the highest-paid actor.