John Lithgow – Biography and Net worth : 5 Facts You Need to Know

Active in Hollywood for over 4 years, John Lithgow has been known for decades as one of the film industry’s finest actors and has landed over 100 roles in films and series to date. His popular roles include those on the NBC sitcom 3rd Rôсk Frôm Thе Ѕun, for which he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in the category Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series in 2001 and for the 2017 series The Crown, which he won the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series.

John Lithgow’s biography

John Lithgow was born on October 19, 1945 in Rochester, New York to former actress Sarah Jane and Arthur Washington Lithgow III, who ran the McCarter Theater in Princeton, New Jersey. He is said to have lived in different cities during his childhood and youth because his father’s job kept them busy.

Although no details are available about his early days, Lithgow is known to have attended Harvard College, where he earned an AB magna cum laude in history and literature after graduating in 1967 from Utopia, Limited during his Harvard days. After graduating from college, Lithgow received a scholarship to study entertainment at the London Academy of Music and Performing Arts and briefly worked as director of the Arts and Literature department at Pacifica in New York.

Wealth (income and earnings)

The multi-talented actor, musician, singer, comedian, poet and author has in fact earned an estimated net worth of approximately $45 million for himself which is the cumulative income from his various ventures

5 facts you need to know about John Lithgow

Broadway debut

John Lithgow is said to have made his Broadway debut in 1973 in David Storey’s play The Dressing Room which earned him the Tony and Drama Desk Award for Best Lead Actor in a Play. He appeared again the following year in the play My Fat Friend

romantic life

The prolific actor was initially married to his former girlfriend Phoebe Jean Dayton who graduated from college on September 10, 1966. The couple have a son named Ian Lithgow, but they divorced in 1980 due to Lithgow’s infidelity.

A year later, in 1981, the actor married actress Mary Yeager on December and the couple have been together ever since. They have two adorable children, Nathan Lithgow and Phoebe Lithgow.

Plays & Movies

Known as a versatile actor, John Lithgow who began his career as a stage actor starring in popular stage performances such as Butterfly, Dexter, Sweet Smell of Sucess, The Columnist, The Magistrate, King Lear, Spokesong, Salt Lake City Skyline,
Division Street, Kaufman at Large, Stories by heart and many other notable pieces.

He has also featured in TV sitcoms such as Goodbye, My Friend, The Day After, Faerie Tale Theatre, Resting Place, Baby Girl Scott, Man Travelling, Ivory Hunter, The Boys and he was featured in the documentary Trail.

Books & Albums

Adding to his tremendous skill is his talent as an author. John Lithgow has been credited with writing many children’s books, as well as albums. His credited works as an author include: Notable Farkle McBride, Marsupial Sue, Micawber, I’m a Manatee, A Lithgow Palooza, Carnival of the Animals, Lithgow Party Paloozas! A Celebration for Kids, Lithgow Paloozas!: Booming Blasters, Marsupial Sue Presents The Runaway Pancake, Mahalia Mouse Goes to College, and I Have Two Dogs.

John Lithgow is also credited with producing the children’s song “Singing in the Bathtub” and the album “The Sunny Side of the Street”.


The actor over the decades he has been in the industry is known for having received several prestigious awards for his work. In summary, sources indicate that John Lithgow has been awarded the Tony Award twice. He has won six Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards and is a four-time Drama Desk Awards winner. To top off his accolades, Lithgow has his own star on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame and is a member of the American Theater Hall of Fame.

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