John Lithgow
John Lithgow
Real Name/Full Name John Arthur Lithgow
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: John Lithgow
Birth Place: Rochester, New York, U.S.
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 19 October 1945
Age/How Old: 78 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 193 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 4″
Weight: In Kilograms – 78 Kg
In Pounds – 172 lbs
Eye Color: Hazel
Hair Color: White
Parents Name: Father – Arthur Washington Lithgow III
Mother – Sarah Jane Price
Siblings: Robin Lithgow
School: Princeton High School
College: Harvard College
London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Jean Taynton (m, 1966; div, 1980), Mary Yeager (m. 1981)
Kids/Children Name: Ian, Nathan, and Phoebe Lithgow.
Profession: Actor, Author, and Singer
Net Worth: $50 Million
Last Updated: July 2024

John Lithgow is a popular American actor, author, and singer. He is most well-known for his performances in the popular sitcom “3rd Rock from the Sun” for which he won the Primetime Emmy Award thrice and the popular Netflix drama series, “The Crown” for which he won a Primetime Emmy Award. He is equally famous for starring in the popular films, “Terms of Endearment” and “The World According to Garp” both of which brought him Oscar nominations.

Well, how well do you know about John Lithgow? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about John Lithgow’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about John Lithgow to date.

Biography and Early Life

John Lithgow, born as John Arthur Lithgow, was born on the 19th of October 1945 in Rochester, New York, U.S. to parents, Arthur Washington Lithgow III and Sarah Jane Price. His mother was an actress while his father was a theatrical producer and director who also ran the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, New Jersey. Speaking about his siblings, he has a sister, Robin Lithgow.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is John Lithgow in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, John Lithgow’s age is 78 years old as of today’s date 22nd July 2024 having been born on 19 October 1945. Though, he is 6′ 4″ in feet and inches and 193 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 172 lbs in Pound and 78 kg in Kilograms.


John Lithgow received his education from Princeton High School, which is located in Princeton just as the name suggests. Following that, he studied at Harvard College from where he graduated with an A.B. in history and literature in 1967 with distinction. He then studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art on a Fulbright scholarship. After completing his education, he served as the Director of the Arts and Literature Department at the popular radio station, WBAI.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

John Lithgow With Wife Mary Yeager
John Lithgow With Wife Mary Yeager

John Lithgow married Jean Taynton in 1966 but they got divorced in 1980 due to John’s affair with the popular Norwegian actress, Liv Ullmann at the time. Together, they have a son, Ian Lithgow who is a popular actor as well. The following year in 1981, he married Mary Yeager and the two have been together ever since. Mary is a history professor at UCLA. The couple has a son, Nathan, and a daughter, Phoebe.

Is John Lithgow Gay?

When it comes to John Lithgow’s sexual orientation he is straight and is neither gay nor bisexual. He was previously married to Jean Taynton from 1966 to 1980 with whom he shares a son. He has been married to Mary Yeager since 1981 with whom he shares a son and a daughter. Also, he has previously been in a relationship with the popular Norwegian actress, Liv Ullmann. Therefore, it’s clear from his relationship history that he is straight.

Professional Career

John Lithgow began his film career in 1972 with the popular thriller film, “Dealing: Or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues”. The following year in 1973, he made his Broadway debut with David Storey’s “The Changing Room” which brought him a drama desk award. In 1982, he starred in the comedy-drama film, “The World According to Garp” which brought him an Academy Award nomination.

He once again earned an Academy Award nomination for his performance in the 1983 comedy-drama film, “Terms of Endearment”. In 1983 itself, he starred in the science fiction film, “Twilight Zone: The Movie” which he finds to be the most favorite film of his career. Also in 1983, he starred in the television film, “The Day After” which brought him an Emmy Award nomination.

In 1986, he won a Primetime Emmy Award for his performance in “The Doll” episode of the popular anthology series,  “Amazing Stories”. He also won Emmy Awards for his performances in the TV films, “Resting Place” (1986) and “My Brother’s Keeper” (1995).  From 1996 to 2001, he starred in the sitcom, “3rd Rock from the Sun”, for which he won Primetime Emmy Award thrice in these years.

In 2009, he guest-starred in season 4 of the popular crime drama TV series, “Dexter” which brought him both Emmy and Golden Globe Awards. In 2014, he starred in the romantic drama film, “Love Is Strange” for which he earned massive critical praise. In the same year, he also appeared in the popular science fiction film, ”Interstellar”.

In 2017, he starred in the popular Netflix drama series, “The Crown” for which he won a Primetime Emmy Award. In 2019, he starred in the popular drama film, “Bombshell”. Apart from being an actor, he is a singer and author as well.

As an author, his work includes, “A Lithgow Palooza” (2004) and “Trumpty Dumpty Wanted a Crown: Verses for a Despotic Age” (2020). As a singer, his work includes, “Singin’ in the Bathtub” (1999) and “The Sunny Side of the Street”.


  • John Lithgow was the winner of the 2017 Golden Globe Award in the category of Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for his performance in “The Crown”.
  • John Lithgow was the winner of the 2010 Primetime Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for the “Road Kill” episode of “Dexter”.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of John Lithgow in 2024

John Lithgow Net Worth
John Lithgow Net Worth

As of 2024, John Lithgow has garnered a net worth of $50 Million. He has garnered most of his earnings from his acting career. He is a legendary actor and therefore his net worth shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone.

John Lithgow is an exceptional actor and hard to say otherwise. His list of awards and achievements alone proves that. With that being said, we wish him the best of luck and health in all his future endeavors and hope he continues to deliver amazing acting performances like he always does.


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