Griffin Dunne

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Griffin Dunne
Griffin Dunne by David Shankbone.jpg
Dunne at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival
Born Thomas Griffin Dunne
(1955-06-08) June 8, 1955 (age 59)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Actor, producer, director
Years active 1975–present
Spouse(s) Carey Lowell (m. 1989–95)
Anna Bingemann (m. 2009)
Children 1
Parents Ellen Beatriz Griffin
Dominick Dunne
Relatives Dominique Dunne (sister)
John Gregory Dunne (uncle)
Joan Didion (aunt)

Thomas Griffin Dunne (born June 8, 1955), known professionally as Griffin Dunne, is an American actor, film producer and film director.

Early life[edit]

Dunne was born Thomas Griffin Dunne in New York City, the son of Ellen Beatriz (née Griffin) and Dominick Dunne. His mother founded the victims' rights organization Justice for Homicide Victims and his father was a producer, writer, and actor.[1][2] He is the older brother of Alexander and Dominique Dunne. He is also the nephew of John Gregory Dunne and Joan Didion.

Career[edit]

Dunne starred in An American Werewolf in London (1981) as Jack Goodman, Johnny Dangerously (1984) as Tommy Kelly, After Hours (1985) as Paul Hackett, Who's That Girl (1987) as Loudon Trott, My Girl (1991) as Jake Bixler, Quiz Show (1994) as the Geritol Account Executive, Game 6 (2005) as Elliott Litvak and I Like It Like That (1994) as Stephen Price.

As of 2004, he has appeared in nearly 40 films and TV movies, starting with The Other Side of the Mountain in 1975. He has produced and/or directed more than 10 other features and has made numerous TV appearances, including Frasier, Saturday Night Live, Alias, and especially Law & Order: Criminal Intent (Episodes 5, 118, and 128). Most recently, he portrayed Tony Mink in the comedy Trust Me on TNT. In 1995, Griffin Dunne was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film for Duke of Groove, which he directed and co-wrote. He shared the nomination with producer Thom Colwell. He is also a known producer along with his producing partner, actress Amy Robinson (Mean Streets) for producing several films including Baby It's You, After Hours, Running on Empty & Game 6 through their company, Double Play Productions.

In 2012, Dunne guest-starred as management consultant extraordinaire Marco Pelios, "The Rainmaker", in seven episodes of the premiere season of Showtime's dramatic/comedy television series House of Lies.

Personal life[edit]

From 1989 to 1995, he was married to American actress Carey Lowell, with whom he has one daughter, named Hannah Dunne.

In July 2009, he married his second wife, Anna Bingemann, an Australian stylist.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Functioned as
Director Producer Actor Role
1975 The Other Side of the Mountain Yes Herbie Johnson
1979 Head Over Heels Yes Yes Dr. Mark
1981 An American Werewolf in London Yes Jack Goodman
The Fan Yes Production Assistant
1983 Baby It's You Yes
Cold Feet Yes Tom Christo
1984 Johnny Dangerously Yes Tommy Kelly
1985 After Hours Yes Yes Paul Hackett
Almost You Yes Alex Boyer
1987 Amazon Women on the Moon ("Hospital") Yes Doctor
Who's That Girl Yes Louden Trott
1988 The Big Blue Yes Duffy
Running on Empty Yes
1990 White Palace Yes
Secret Weapon Yes
1991 My Girl Yes Mr. Jake Bixler
Once Around Yes Yes Rob
1992 Big Girls Don't Cry... They Get Even Yes David
Straight Talk Yes Alan Riegert
1993 Naked in New York Yes Auditioner
The Pickle Yes Planet Cleveland Man (uncredited)
1994 I Like It Like That Yes Stephen Price
Quiz Show Yes Geritol Account Executive
1995 The Android Affair Yes Teach / William
Search and Destroy Yes Martin Mirkheim
1996 Duke of Groove Yes
Joe's Apartment Yes
1997 Addicted to Love Yes
1998 Practical Magic Yes
2000 Famous Yes Yes Andrew
2001 Piñero Yes Agent
Sam the Man Yes Man in Bathroom
2002 40 Days and 40 Nights Yes Jerry Anderson
Cheats Yes Mr. Davis
Warning: Parental Advisory Yes Frank Zappa
What Leonard Comes Home To Yes Leonard
2003 Stuck on You Yes Himself
2005 Fierce People Yes Yes
Game 6 Yes Yes Elliott Litvak
2006 The Bondage Yes Dr. Simon
Your Product Here Yes
2007 Snow Angels Yes Don Parkinson
2008 The Accidental Husband Yes
The Great Buck Howard Yes Jonathan Finerman
2009 Shrink Yes (uncredited)
2010 Last Night Yes Truman
2011 Fugly! Yes Jefferey
2012 The Discoverers Yes Lewis Birch
2013 Broken City Yes Sam Lancaster
Blood Ties Yes McNally
Movie 43 Yes
Dallas Buyers Club Yes Dr. Vass
2014 Rob the Mob Yes Yes Dave Lovell
2014 Mania Days Yes George
2014 Tumbledown Yes

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