John Lithgow is an American actor who played Donald (Cooper's father-in-law) in Interstellar.

Lithgow's prolific career includes works on stage, television and film. Among his many accolades includes two Tony Awards, five Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, an American Comedy Award, four Drama Desk Awards and was also nominated for two Academy Awards and four Grammy Awards. Lithgow was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame and American Theater Hall of Fame.

Lithgow is also a poet, musician, and author. His works include the 1999 album of children's music, Singin' in the Bathtub, and poetry and short stories, such as Marsupial Sue, for children. His work for children earned him Grammy Award nominations and two Parents' Choice Silver Honor Awards.

Selected filmography Edit

  • Interstellar (2014)
  • Love Is Strange (2014)
  • This is 40 (2012)
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
  • Shrek the Third (2007)
  • Dreamgirls (2006)
  • Kinsey (2004)
  • The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)
  • Shrek (2001)
  • Cliffhanger (1993)
  • The Pelican Brief (1993)
  • Raising Cain (1992)
  • Harry and the Hendersons (1987)
  • The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)
  • Footloose (1984)
  • Terms of Endearment (1983)
  • The World According to Garp (1982)
  • Obsession (1976)

Television appearances Edit

  • How I Met Your Mother (2011 - 2014)
  • Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (2013-2014) - voice
  • Dexter (2009)
  • Third Rock from the Sun (1996 - 2001)

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