Goldwyn in Denver in August 2008
|Born||Anthony Howard Goldwyn
May 20, 1960
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Jane Michelle Musky (1987–present; 2 children)|
Anthony Howard "Tony" Goldwyn (born May 20, 1960) is an American actor and director. 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 Tarzan. He stars in the ABC drama Scandal, as Fitzgerald Grant III, President of the United States.
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.
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 voiced the title character from 1999 animated feature film, Tarzan, produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and reprised the role in the video games Disney's Tarzan Untamed and Kingdom Hearts. He 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. Acting and directing duties for the first season of "Dexter" for Showtime (Brother John Goldwyn is Executive Producer).
As 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.
Goldwyn played Captain von Trapp (opposite Laura Osnes as Maria) in a concert performance of The Sound of Music at Carnegie Hall on April 25, 2012. The benefit included opera singer Stephanie Blythe as the Mother Abbess, Brooke Shields as Baroness Schraeder and Patrick Page as Max.
Goldwyn has been married to production designer Jane Michelle Musky since 1987. They have two daughters, Anna and Tess.
- Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986) (film debut)
- Gaby: A True Story (1987)
- Ghost (1990)
- Kuffs (1991)
- Traces of Red (1992)
- The Pelican Brief (1993)
- Nixon (1995)
- Reckless (1995)
- The Boys Next Door (1996)
- Trouble on the Corner (1997)
- Kiss the Girls (1997)
- The Lesser Evil (1998)
- A Walk on the Moon (1999) (director)
- Tarzan (1999) (voice)
- Pocahontas: The Legend (1999)
- The 6th Day (2000)
- An American Rhapsody (2001)
- Frasier (2001) (Season 9, as Roger)
- The Song of the Lark (2001)
- Bounce (2000)
- Abandon (2002)
- Joshua (2002)
- Kingdom Hearts (2002) (voice of Tarzan)
- The Last Samurai (2003)
- Without a Trace (2004) (actor in two episodes and director of one episode)
- The L Word (2004-2005) (director of three episodes, "Burr Connor" in two episodes)
- The Godfather of Green Bay (2005)
- The Last Kiss (2006) (director)
- Grey's Anatomy (2006) (director of two episodes: 1.03 and 2.24)
- Dexter (2006) (actor in one episode and director of four episodes: 1.06, 1.08, 2.01 and 2.03)
- Private Practice (2007) (director of one episode: 1.02)
- The Last House on the Left (2009)
- The Good Wife (2009) (as Judge Henry Baxter in Season 1 Episode "Lifeguard")
- Conviction (2010) (director)
- Promises, Promises (2010) (actor)
- The Mechanic (2011) (actor)
- Scandal (2012) (as Fitzgerald Grant III, President of the United States)
- Simon, John (April 25, 2010). "Sean Hayes Pimps Crib, Woos Chenoweth in ‘Promises’". Bloomberg. Retrieved July 2, 2010.
- Blank, Matthew (June 23, 2010). "Promises, Promises Cast Album Release Party". Playbill. Retrieved July 2, 2010.
- "Track List". Amazon. Retrieved July 2, 2010.
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