Griffin Dunne

Actor, Producer, Director
A wiry, often comically explosive performer in independent features in the 1980s and 1990s, Griffin Dunne was a character actor and occasional leading man who also dabbled in producing and directing with often ... Read more »
Born: 06/07/1955 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (77)

Tumbledown 2016 (Movie)

Upton (Actor)

Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Blood Ties 2014 (Movie)

McNally (Actor)

Fugly! 2014 (Movie)

Jefferey (Actor)

House of Lies 2012, 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mania Days 2014 (Movie)

George (Actor)

Red Band Society 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rob The Mob 2014 (Movie)

Dave Lovell (Actor)

The Discoverers 2014 (Movie)

Lewis Birch (Actor)

The Good Wife 2010 - 2012, 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Broken City 2013 (Movie)

Sam Lancaster (Actor)

Dallas Buyers Club 2013 (Movie)

Dr. Vass (Actor)

The League 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Damages 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Last Night 2011 (Movie)

Truman (Actor)

How to Make it in America 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

White Collar 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Leverage 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Shrink 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Great Buck Howard 2009 (Movie)

Jonathan Finerman (Actor)

Trust Me 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Snow Angels 2008 (Movie)

Don Parkinson (Actor)

Broken English 2007 (Movie)

Brad (Actor)

Dominick Dunne: After the Party 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2001, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

3 Lbs. 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bondage 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Game 6 2006 (Movie)

Elliot Litvak (Actor)

Celebrity Charades 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Alias 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Rosanna Arquette 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Marie and Bruce 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Stuck on You 2003 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

40 Days and 40 Nights 2002 (Movie)

Jerry (Actor)

Blonde 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Dominick Dunne: Murder He Wrote 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Lisa Picard Is Famous 2001 (Movie)

Andrew (Actor)

Perfume 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Pinero 2001 (Movie)

Agent (Actor)

How Do You Spell God? 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Voice

Frasier 1993, 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Partners 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Search and Destroy 1995 (Movie)

Martin Mirkheim (Actor)

I Like It Like That 1994 (Movie)

Stephen Price (Actor)

Love Matters 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Naked in New York 1994 (Movie)

(cameo appearance) (Actor)

Quiz Show 1994 (Movie)

Account Guy (Actor)

Hotel Room 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Isle of Joy 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

L.A. Law 1992 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Actor

Big Girls Don't Cry... They Get Even 1992 (Movie)

David Chartoff (Actor)

Straight Talk 1992 (Movie)

Alan (Actor)

Toonces, the Cat Who Could Drive a Car 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

My Girl 1991 (Movie)

Mr Bixler (Actor)

Once Around 1991 (Movie)

Rob (Actor)

Hunger Chic 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Me and Him 1989 (Movie)

Bert Uttanzi (Actor)

The Big Blue 1988 (Movie)

Duffy (Actor)

Amazon Women on the Moon 1987 (Movie)

Doctor (Actor)

Who's That Girl 1987 (Movie)

Loudon Trott (Actor)

After Hours 1985 (Movie)

Paul Hackett (Actor)

Almost You 1984 (Movie)

Alex Boyer (Actor)

Cold Feet 1984 (Movie)

Tom Christo (Actor)

Johnny Dangerously 1984 (Movie)

Tommy (Actor)

The Wall 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

An American Werewolf in London 1981 (Movie)

Jack Goodman (Actor)

The Fan 1980 (Movie)

Production Assistant (Actor)

Chilly Scenes of Winter 1979 (Movie)

Dr Mark (Actor)

The Other Side of the Mountain 1973 (Movie)

Herbie Johnson (Actor)

From Here to Maternity (TV Show)

Actor

Lip Service (TV Show)

Actor

Secret Weapon (TV Show)

Actor

The Android Affair (TV Show)

Actor

Warning: Parental Advisory (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (10)

Fierce People 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Game 6 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

Joe's Apartment 1996 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Isle of Joy 1993 (Movie)

(Producer)

Once Around 1991 (Movie)

(Producer)

White Palace 1990 (Movie)

(Producer)

Running on Empty 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)

After Hours 1985 (Movie)

(Producer)

Baby It's You 1983 (Movie)

(Producer)

Chilly Scenes of Winter 1979 (Movie)

(Producer)
Director (8)

Movie 43 2013 (Movie)

("Veronica") (Director)

The Accidental Husband 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

Fierce People 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

Going to California 1992 - 1993, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Lisa Picard Is Famous 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

Practical Magic 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

Addicted to Love 1997 (Movie)

(Director)

The Duke of Groove 1996 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (2)

The Duke of Groove 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Isle of Joy 1993 (Movie)

(From Story)

Biography

A wiry, often comically explosive performer in independent features in the 1980s and 1990s, Griffin Dunne was a character actor and occasional leading man who also dabbled in producing and directing with often impressive results. He made his debut in the late seventies and produced his first film almost immediately thereafter; outstanding turns in "An American Werewolf in London" (1981) and "After Hours" (1985) balanced his tenure as producer on such critically lauded films as "Baby, It's You" (1983). Dunne's acting career faltered in the late 1980s, though he continued to oversee such hits as "Running on Empty" (1988) and "White Palace" (1990). He launched his directorial career in 1996 with an Oscar-nominated short, "The Duke of Groove," but subsequent efforts were largely hit-or-miss. Still, his knack for exasperated comic turns maintained his favored status as an entertaining guest performer in films and television throughout the new millennium.

Relationships

Anna Bingeman

Wife
Married July 4, 2009

Sophie Dahl Actor

Companion
Began dating late 1998 Reportedly split March 2001

Dominick Dunne Actor

Father
Born Oct. 29, 1925 Died Aug. 26, 2009

Ellen Dunne

Mother
Divorced from Griffin's father Stricken with multiple sclerosis Died January 1997 at age 64

Alexander Dunne

Brother
Born c. 1957

Hannah Dunne Actor

Daughter
Born April 12, 1990; mother, Carey Lowell

Dominique Dunne Actor

Sister
Born Nov. 23, 1959; appeared as the eldest daughter in "Poltergeist" (1982) Strangled to death by boyfriend and died Nov. 4, 1982

John Dunne Actor

Uncle
Born May 25, 1932 Died Dec. 30, 2003

Carey Lowell Actor

Wife
Married Dec. 9, 1989 Appeared together in Doris Dorrie's "Me and Him" (1989) Divorced Dec. 10, 1995

EDUCATION

The Neigborhood Playhouse

New York , New York

HB Studio

New York , New York
Studied acting with Uta Hagen

Milestones

2013

Acted opposite Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe in crime drama "Broken City"

2012

Appeared on Showtime's "Hosue of Lies"

2009

Cast as an advertising firm boss on TNT series "Trust Me"

2007

Cast in romantic drama "Snow Angels" alongside Kate Beckinsale and Sam Rockwell

2007

Helmed "Fierce People," starring Diane Lane and Donald Sutherland

2006

Cast opposite Michael Keaton in "Game 6," about the historic 1986 World Series; also produced

2002

Played comedic supporting role as the head of an Internet company in "40 Days and 40 Nights"

2001

Directed mockumentary "Lisa Picard Is Famous"; also played a filmmaker shooting a movie about an aspiring actress

1998

Helmed second feature "Practical Magic," starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman

1997

Feature film directorial debut, "Addicted to Love"

1995

Earned Oscar nomination for Best Short Film for "The Duke of Groove"

1991

Played an English teacher in comedy drama "My Girl"

1990

Produced "White Palace" with James Spader and Susan Sarandon

1988

Produced Oscar nominated "Running on Empty," directed by Sidney Lumet

1987

Co-starred with Madonna in romantic comedy "Who's That Girl?"

1986

TV-movie acting debut, "From Here to Maternity"

1985

Co-starred (also produced) with Rosanna Arquette in Martin Scorsese's "After Hours"

1983

First film released under the Double Play banner, John Sayles's "Baby, It's You"

1983

Co-founded (with Amy Robinson) Double Play Productions

1981

Co-starred in cult favorite "An American Werewolf in London," directed by John Landis

1979

First feature as producer (also acted), "Chilly Scenes of Winter/Head Over Heels"; produced with Amy Robinson and Mark Metcalf

1977

Founded Triple Play Productions with Amy Robinson and Mark Metcalf

1974

Film acting debut, "The Other Side of the Mountain"

Moved to New York after high school to study acting

Began acting in a high school production of Edward Albee's "The Zoo Story"

Raised in Los Angeles, CA

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