John Lithgow

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Quotes (33)

  • John Lithgow: [On fan response to his role on Dexter] They are so enthusiastic. They seem to have a taste for horror... They sort of lick their chops at Dexter. They're thrilled. I would have thought that people would run from me in terror.

  • John: I can't imagine doing an hour-long dramatic series because it's so much work. A sitcom is a wonderful gig. You work from 10 to 4 every day, it's fun, and you get to live at home.

  • John: I draw pictures on a great big board as I sing. I draw all the animals.

  • John Lithgow: When you come back to New York after a long period of time, not one, but two generations of actors have come and gone. It shows you how quickly things change.

  • John Lithgow: When I do theater, it's like coming back to my roots in so many ways.

  • John Lithgow: What you aspire to on a sitcom is the feeling of live comedy.

  • John Lithgow: Up there with my awards, I have a great big statue of Groucho Marx, just to put everything in perspective.

  • John Lithgow: Time sneaks up on you like a windshield on a bug.

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Trivia (32)

  • In 2010, John won another Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series playing Arthur Mitchell on Dexter: Road Kill.

  • John's nickname is "Jiggles".

  • In college Lithgow was in the same dorm room with former Vice president Al Gore and actor Tommy Lee Jones.

  • Lithgow is a registered pastor of Rose Ministries.

  • Lithgow originated the role of "Lawrence Jameson" for the Broadway's production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and was with the show from January 31, 2005 (previews) through January 15, 2006, at the Imperial Theatre.

  • While starring in 3rd Rock from The Sun, John appeared in a public service announcement about arts education for NBC's The More You Know.

  • It is rumored that John is going to be in The Smurfs around 2011.

  • Both of John's first books and kits for kids [The Rainy Day Edition and the Travel Edition] recieved a 2005 Parents' Choice Recommended Award!

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