David Thornton

David Thornton is perhaps most recognizable to modern audiences as the inimical but effective defense attorney Lionel Granger. As Granger, Thornton has often gone toe-to-toe with the (revolving door of) assistant ... Read more »
Born: 06/12/1953

Filmography

Actor (48)

Elementary 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Other Woman 2014 (Movie)

Nick (Actor)

Here and There 2010 (Movie)

Robert (Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2003 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Zenith 2010 (Movie)

Berger (Actor)

My Sister's Keeper 2009 (Movie)

Dr Chance (Actor)

Alpha Dog 2007 (Movie)

Butch Mazursky (Actor)

Romance and Cigarettes 2007 (Movie)

Urologist (Actor)

The Naked Brothers Band 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

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Law & Order 2000, 2002, 2005 (Tv Show)

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Family Portraits: A Trilogy of America 2004 (Movie)

Walter (Actor)

Life on the Ledge 2004 (Movie)

Mr. Eddy (Actor)

The Notebook 2004 (Movie)

John Hamilton (Actor)

Garmento 2003 (Movie)

Ronnie Grossman (Actor)

XX/XY 2003 (Movie)

Miles (Actor)

John Q. 2002 (Movie)

Jimmy Palumbo (Actor)

Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2002 (Tv Show)

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Swept Away 2002 (Movie)

Michael (Actor)

100 Mile Rule 2001 (Movie)

Jerry (Actor)

A Question of Faith 2001 (Movie)

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Dead Dog 2001 (Movie)

Stevenson Nagel (Actor)

The $Treet 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Too Tired to Die 2001 (Movie)

Lulu (Actor)

Blue Moon 2000 (Movie)

Frank's Dad (Actor)

Illuminata 1999 (Movie)

Orlandini (Actor)

A Civil Action 1998 (Movie)

Richard Aufiero (Actor)

High Art 1998 (Movie)

Harry--Syd's Boss (Actor)

Hush 1998 (Movie)

Gavin (Actor)

The Last Days of Disco 1998 (Movie)

Bernie (Actor)

The Real Blonde 1998 (Movie)

Alex (Actor)

Home Alone 3 1997 (Movie)

Unger (Actor)

I Love You, I Love You Not 1997 (Movie)

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Office Killer 1997 (Movie)

Gary Michaels (Actor)

She's So Lovely 1997 (Movie)

Saul (Actor)

Breathing Room 1996 (Movie)

Brian (Actor)

If Lucy Fell 1996 (Movie)

Ted (Actor)

Matt Waters 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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New York News 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Unhook the Stars 1996 (Movie)

Frankie (Actor)

Search and Destroy 1995 (Movie)

Rob (Actor)

Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle 1994 (Movie)

George S Kaufman (Actor)

Off and Running 1992 (Movie)

Reese (Actor)

Ask Me Again 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Java Burn 1988 (Movie)

Lomax (Actor)

Sessions 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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Blind Spot (TV Show)

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The Cosby Mysteries (TV Show)

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Biography

David Thornton is perhaps most recognizable to modern audiences as the inimical but effective defense attorney Lionel Granger. As Granger, Thornton has often gone toe-to-toe with the (revolving door of) assistant District Attorneys on both "Law & Order" and its even more popular spin-off, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." While these procedural police dramas have produced a seemingly endless supply of attorneys to represent their rogues' gallery of defendants, Thornton has been given the opportunity to shine as Lionel Granger on multiple occasions. When he is given more air-time by clients who kill (or try to kill) the ADA assigned to their cases, the Machiavellian Granger never fails to take advantage of these convenient "accidents." Far from typecast as the sleazy lawyer, though, Thornton has had the opportunity to stretch his wings as an actor in critically acclaimed independent films like "Here and There." In that film, he starred as an emotionally detached but sympathetic New Yorker down on his luck and out of his element in Serbia. Thornton has also played key roles in more mainstream fare, such as "The Notebook," a tear-jerker of a romance, and "John Q," an action film starring Denzel Washington that is layered with social commentary.

Relationships

Cyndi Lauper Actor

Wife
Met while filming "Off and Running" (1991) Married Nov. 24, 1991

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