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Tony Goldwyn
Tony Goldwyn
Name
Tony Goldwyn
Birthplace
Los Angeles, California, USA
Birthdate
May 20, 1960 (1960-05-20) (age 57)
Position
Director

Tony Goldwyn, born May 20, 1960 (1960-05-20) (age 57) in Los Angeles, California, USA, is a motion picture actor, director and producer. He is an episodic director for Justified. He worked on the first three seasons of the show. He helmed the first season episode "Veterans", the second season episode "Brother's Keeper", and the third season episode "Guy Walks Into a Bar". He has also directed episodes of the series The L Word and Dexter. He portrayed the villain Carl Bruner in Ghost, Colonel Bagley in The Last Samurai, and the voice of the title character of the Disney animated film Tarzan. He stars in the ABC drama Scandal, as Fitzgerald Grant III, President of the United States.

BiographyEdit

Early lifeEdit

Goldwyn was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of actress Jennifer Howard and film producer Samuel Goldwyn, Jr. Goldwyn's paternal grandparents were mogul Samuel Goldwyn and actress Frances Howard, while his maternal grandparents were playwright Sidney Howard and actress Clare Eames. Goldwyn attended Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts (where he received his B.F.A), and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

Earlier careerEdit

Goldwyn's best remembered role is most likely that of Carl Bruner, friend-turned-betrayer of Patrick Swayze's character Sam Wheat in Ghost. He is also well known for his turn on the comedy series, Designing Women in which he played a young interior designer named Kendall Dobbs who was HIV positive, and asked the women of Sugarbakers to design his funeral. In the HBO miniseries From the Earth to the Moon, Goldwyn played astronaut Neil Armstrong, commander of Apollo 11. He also provided the voice of the title character from 1999 animated feature film, Tarzan, produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation. He reprised the role in the video games Disney's Tarzan Untamed and Kingdom Hearts. He also had a recurring role on the NBC-Universal drama Law & Order: Criminal Intent as Frank Goren, brother of lead character Robert Goren, played by Vincent D'Onofrio.

He had acting and directing duties for the first season of Dexter for Showtime (his brother John Goldwyn is an Executive Producer for the series).

Also a stage actor, Goldwyn has appeared twice in Off-Broadway shows at Second Stage Theatre and on Broadway at Circle in the Square Theatre. At Second Stage he appeared in Theresa Rebeck's Spike Heels (1992) alongside Kevin Bacon and Julie White. Most recently, in the summer of 2006 at Second Stage Theatre he starred opposite Kate Burton in another Rebeck play, The Water's Edge. Goldwyn played J.D. Sheldrake, the philandering business executive, in the Broadway musical Promises, Promises starring Sean Hayes and Kristin Chenoweth. The cast recording was released on June 23, 2010, with Goldwyn in three tracks.

JustifiedEdit

He joined the crew of Justified as an episodic director for the first season in 2010. He helmed the episode "Veterans". He returned for the second season in 2011 and directed the episode "Brother's Keeper". He returned for the third season in 2012 and helmed the episode "Guy Walks Into a Bar".

During JustifiedEdit

In 2012 he joined the starring in the ABC drama Scandal, as Fitzgerald Grant III, President of the United States.

Later careerEdit

Goldwyn is married to production designer Jane Musky. The couple have two daughters, Anna and Tess

Justified creditsEdit

DirectorEdit

Season one credits
Fire in the Hole Riverbrook Fixer Long in the Tooth The Lord of War and Thunder
The Collection Blind Spot Blowback Hatless The Hammer
Veterans Fathers and Sons Bulletville
Season two credits
The Moonshine War The Life Inside The I of the Storm For Blood or Money Cottonmouth
Blaze of Glory Save My Love The Spoil Brother's Keeper Debts and Accounts
Full Commitment Reckoning Bloody Harlan
Season three credits
The Gunfighter Cut Ties Harlan Roulette The Devil You Know Thick as Mud
When the Guns Come Out The Man Behind The Curtain" Watching the Detectives Loose Ends Guy Walks Into a Bar
Measures Coalition Slaughterhouse

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