Tony Goldwyn

Actor, Director
The go-to performer for complicated and often conniving professionals throughout the 1990s and beyond, Tony Goldwyn essayed well-paid men with deep rivers of conflict in "Ghost" (1990), "The Pelican Brief" and "Kiss the ... Read more »
Born: 05/19/1960 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (62)

Divergent 2014 (Movie)

Andrew (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Scandal 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

The 68th Annual Tony Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 44th NAACP Image Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

Drop Dead Diva 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Mechanic 2011 (Movie)

Dean (Actor)

The Good Wife 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Last House on the Left 2009 (Movie)

Dr. John Collingwood (Actor)

Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dexter 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

American Gun 2006 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

The Sisters 2006 (Movie)

Vincent Antonelli (Actor)

The L Word 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Without A Trace 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Last Samurai 2003 (Movie)

Colonel Benjamin Bagley (Actor)

Designing Women 1987 - 1988, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Frasier 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Goldwyn 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Joshua 2002 (Movie)

Joshua (Actor)

American Rhapsody 2001 (Movie)

Peter (Actor)

6th Annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Bounce 2000 (Movie)

Greg Janello (Actor)

The 6th Day 2000 (Movie)

Michael Drucker (Actor)

Tarzan 1999 (Movie)

Tarzan (Voice)

Tarzan in Concert With Phil Collins 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Trouble on the Corner 1998 (Movie)

Jeff Stewart (Actor)

Kiss the Girls 1997 (Movie)

Will Rudolph (Actor)

Under Fire 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Lesser Evil 1996 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

The Substance of Fire 1996 (Movie)

Aaron Geldhart (Actor)

Nixon 1995 (Movie)

Harold Nixon (Actor)

Reckless 1995 (Movie)

Tom (Actor)

The Last Word 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Love Matters 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Pocahontas, The Legend 1994 (Movie)

Sir Wingfield (Actor)

The Last Tattoo 1994 (Movie)

Marine Captain Mike Starwood (Actor)

Great Performances' 20th Anniversary Special 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Pelican Brief 1993 (Movie)

Fletcher Coal (Actor)

Kuffs 1992 (Movie)

Ted Bukovsky (Actor)

Traces of Red 1992 (Movie)

Steve Frayn (Actor)

Abra Cadaver 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The Movie Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Ghost 1990 (Movie)

Carl Bruner (Actor)

Friday the 13th Part VII - The New Blood 1988 (Movie)

David (Actor)

Gaby-A True Story 1987 (Movie)

David (Actor)

Mabel and Max 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Friday the 13th, Part VI: Jason Lives 1986 (Movie)

Darren (Actor)

Dark Holiday (TV Show)

Actor

Doomsday Gun (TV Show)

Actor

Favorite Son (TV Show)

Actor

From the Earth to the Moon (TV Show)

Actor

Iran: Days of Crisis (TV Show)

Actor

Poliwood (TV Show)

Actor

Taking the Heat (TV Show)

Actor

The Boys Next Door (TV Show)

Actor

The Song of the Lark (TV Show)

Actor

Truman (TV Show)

Actor
Director (14)

The Divide 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

Justified 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Director

HawthoRNe 2011 (Tv Show)

Director

Conviction 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

Damages 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

Dirty Sexy Money 2007 (Tv Show)

Director

Kidnapped 2007 (Tv Show)

Director

Private Practice 2007 (Tv Show)

Director

Six Degrees 1987 - 1988, 2001 - 2002, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Director

Grey's Anatomy 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

Law & Order 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

The Last Kiss 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Someone Like You 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

A Walk on the Moon 1999 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (2)

Conviction 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Walk on the Moon 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

The go-to performer for complicated and often conniving professionals throughout the 1990s and beyond, Tony Goldwyn essayed well-paid men with deep rivers of conflict in "Ghost" (1990), "The Pelican Brief" and "Kiss the Girls" (1997) before becoming the director of thoughtful dramas like "A Walk on the Moon" (1999), "The Last Kiss" (2007) and "Conviction" (2010). The grandson of Paramount Pictures chief and MGM's namesake Samuel Goldwyn, he began in theater and segued to television and film in the late 1980s. Moviegoers first became acquainted with him as Patrick Swayze's scheming partner in "Ghost," and he went on to play similar roles throughout the decade. The Age-of-Aquarius drama "A Walk on the Moon" established his directorial career, which saw him handling quality episodic television like "Dexter" (Showtime, 2007- ) and "Damages" (FX, 2007- ) in addition to feature work. His skill at all of these projects, including a 2010 stint in the Broadway musical "Promises, Promises," showed Goldwyn as one of the most versatile talents in the business and a credit to his family's illustrious Hollywood history.

Relationships

Colleen Camp Actor

Sister-In-Law

Peggy Elliott Actor

Step-Mother

Peter Elliott Goldwyn

Half-Brother
Born July 18, 1979 to Samuel Goldwyn Jr. and Peggy Elliott mother is Peggy Elliott

Samuel Goldwyn Jr. Actor

Father
Born Sept. 7, 1926

Anna Goldwyn

Daughter
Born c. 1990 mother, Jane Musky

Tess Goldwyn

Daughter
Born March 6, 1995; mother, Jane Musky

John Goldwyn Actor

Brother
Born Aug. 10, 1958; named President of Production for Paramount's Motion Picture Group in 1991; promoted to the newly-created post of President, Motion Pictures in 1997

Catherine Goldwyn

Sister
Born in 1951

Samuel Goldwyn Actor

Grandfather
Born Aug. 17, 1879 in Warsaw, Poland Legendary co-founder of The Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Company; partnered with Broadway producers Edgar and Archibald Selwyn to form the Goldwyn Pictures Corporation in 1916; his company later merged with Metro Pictures and Louis B. Mayer Productions to form MGM; formed Samuel Goldwyn Productions in 1923, becoming the longest-running independent producer in Hollywood Died Jan. 31, 1974

Elizabeth Goldwyn

Half-Sister
Born December 25, 1976

Jennifer Howard

Mother
Divorced from Samuel Goldwyn Jr. c. 1966 daughter of writer Sidney Howard

Jennifer Howard Actor

Mother
Born March 23, 1925 Died Dec. 14, 1993

Sidney Howard Actor

Grandfather
Born June 26, 1891 Died Aug. 23, 1939 when he was accidentally crushed to death in a garage by his two and one half ton tractor; earned a posthumous Academy Award for Best Writing, Screenplay for "Gone with the Wind" (1939)

Frances Howard

Grandmother
Born June 4, 1903 Broadway actor; married Samuel Goldwyn in 1925 Died July 2, 1976

Francis Howard Goldwyn

Brother
Born in 1954

Jane Musky Actor

Wife
Married in 1987

EDUCATION

London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Williamstown , Massachusetts

Brandeis University

Waltham , Massachusetts

Milestones

2012

Returned to series television as the president on ABC's "Scandal"

2010

Cast as the philandering business executive in the Broadway musical "Promises, Promises"

2010

Directed Hilary Swank in "Conviction," based on the true story of a woman who puts herself through law school in order to represent her brother who was wrongfully convicted of murder

2007

Cast in a recurring role on "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" as Frank Goren, brother of lead character Robert Goren (Vincent D'Onofrio)

2006

Directed several episodes of the Showtime series "Dexter"

2006

Portrayed a deputy haunted by regrets in the IFC project "American Gun"; written and directed by Aric Avelino

2006

Directed Zach Braff in "The Last Kiss," based on the 2001 film "L' Ultimo Bacio"

2005

Cast in John Turturro's "Romance & Cigarettes" with James Gandolfini

2003

Starred as Colonel Benjamin Bagley in "The Last Samurai"

2001

Directed second feature "Someone Like You" based on the novel Animal Husbandry

1999

Feature directorial debut, "A Walk on the Moon"; also produced

1998

Played Neil Armstrong in the HBO miniseries "From the Earth to the Moon"

1995

Made Broadway debut in revival of Philip Barry's "Holiday"

1993

Played smarmy presidential aide in "The Pelican Brief"

1990

Landed breakthrough role as Carl Bruner, Patrick Swayze's villainous friend in "Ghost"

1990

Starred off-Broadway in "The Sum of Us"

1989

Created role of Jeff in David Stevens' "The Sum of Us" at the Williamstown Theatre Festival

1988

TV mini-series debut, "Favorite Son" (NBC)

1987

Made TV debut on the CBS pilot "Mabel and Max"

1986

Film debut, "Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives"

1985

Had featured role in the L.A. production of Tom Stoppard's "The Real Thing"

1985

Made his off-Broadway debut in "Digby"

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