Tony Goldwyn

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Tony Goldwyn
Goldwyn attends the Yahoo News/ABCNews Pre-White House Correspondents' dinner reception, May 2014.
Goldwyn in May 2014
Born Anthony Howard Goldwyn
(1960-05-20) May 20, 1960 (age 54)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor/Director
Years active 1986–present
Spouse(s) Jane Michelle Musky (m. 1987)
Children 2

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 film Tarzan. He stars in the ABC drama Scandal, as Fitzgerald Grant III, President of the United States.[1]

Early life[edit]

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,[2] while his maternal grandparents were playwright Sidney Howard and actress Clare Eames. One of his maternal great-great-grandfathers was Maryland Governor and Senator William Thomas Hamilton.[3] 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.

Career[edit]

Goldwyn at the film premiere of Divergent on March 18, 2014

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 the 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.[4] The cast recording was released on June 23, 2010, with Goldwyn in three tracks.[5][6]

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.[7]

Since 2012, he has appeared as Fitzgerald Grant III in ABC television series Scandal (TV series).

In 2013, Goldwyn was cast in new Lifetime movie, Outlaw Prophet, as Warren Jeffs. [8] In 2014, he appeared in Divergent as Andrew Prior, Caleb (Ansel Elgort) and Beatrice's (Shailene Woodley) father.

Personal life[edit]

Goldwyn has been married to production designer Jane Michelle Musky since 1987.[9] They have two daughters.[10]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Title Year Role Notes
Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives 1986 Darren
Gaby: A True Story 1987 David
Dark Holiday 1989 Ken Horton
Ghost 1990 Carl Bruner
Kuffs 1991 Ted Bukovsky
Traces of Red 1992 Steve Frayn
The Pelican Brief 1993 Fletcher Coal
The Last Tattoo 1994 Capt. Michael Starwood
The Last Word 1995 Stan
Nixon 1995 Harold Nixon
Reckless 1995 Tom
The Substance of Fire 1996 Aaron Geldhart
Trouble on the Corner 1997 Jeff Stewart
Kiss the Girls 1997 Dr. William 'Will' Rudolph
The Lesser Evil 1998 Frank O'Brian
Tarzan 1999 Tarzan (voice)
Pocahontas: The Legend 1999 Sir Edwin Wingfield
The 6th Day 2000 Michael Drucker
An American Rhapsody 2001 Peter
Bounce 2001 Greg Janello
Abandon 2002 Dr. David Schaffer
Joshua 2002 Joshua
Kingdom Hearts 2002 Tarzan (voice) Video game
The Last Samurai 2003 Colonel Bagley
Ash Tuesday 2003 Elliott
The Godfather of Green Bay 2005 Big Jake Norquist
American Gun 2005 Frank
Romance and Cigarettes 2005 Kitty's First Love
The Sisters 2005 Vincent Antonelli
Ghosts never Sleep 2005 Jared Dolan
Poliwood 2009 Himself Documentary
The Last House on the Left 2009 John Collingwood
The Mechanic 2011 Dean
Divergent 2014 Andrew Prior

Television[edit]

Title Year Episode Role
St. Elsewhere 1987 Episode: "Schwarzwald" Henry
Matlock 1987 Episode: "The Doctors" Dr. Mark Campion
CBS Summer Playhouse 1987 Episode: "Mabel and Max" Paul
Designing Women 1987 Episode: "Killing All the Right People" Kendall
LA Law 1988 Episode: "Fetus Completus" Chris Arnett
Hunter 1988 Episode: "Murder He Wrote" Byron
Favorite Son 1988 TV mini series
Murphy Brown 1988 Episode: "Respect" Bobby Powell
Tales from the Crypt 1991 Episode: "Abra Cadaver" Dr. Carl Fairbanks
L'Amérique en otage 1991 TV Movie Jody Powell
The Last Mile 1992 TV Short
Taking the Heat 1993 TV Movie Michael
Love Matters 1993 TV Movie Geoffrey
Doomsday Gun 1994 TV Movie Donald Duvall
Under Fire 1995 Pilot James Warren
A Woman of Independent Means 1995 TV mini series Robert Steed
Truman 1995 TV Movie Clark Clifford
The Boys Next Door 1996 TV Movie Jack Palmer
The Song of the Lark 1997 TV Short Fred Ottenburg
From the Earth to the Moon 1998 2 episodes Neil Armstrong
Frasier 2001 Episode: "Love Stinks" Roger
American Masters 2001 Documentary; episode: "Goldwyn The Man and His Movies" Himself
The L Word 2004–2005 2 episodes Burr Connor
Without A Trace 2004 2 episodes Greg Knowles / Rick Knowles
Dexter 2006 Episode: "Shrink Wrap" Dr. Emmett Meridian
Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2007–2008 4 episodes Frank Goren
The Good Wife 2009 Episode: "Lifeguard" Judge Henry Baxter
Drop Dead Diva 2011 Episode: "Closure" Alan Roberts
The Unknown 2012 Episode: "Spare the Child" Bill Watson
Scandal 2012–present Main cast Fitzgerald Grant III
Outlaw Prophet 2014 TV Movie Warren Jeffs

Director[edit]

Title Year Episode
A Walk on the Moon 1999 Also producer
Someone Like You 2001
Without A Trace 2004 Episode: "American Goddess"
The L Word 2004–2005 3 episodes
Grey's Anatomy 2006 2 episodes
The Last Kiss 2006
Law and Order 2006 Episode: "Thinking Makes It So"
Dexter 2006–2007 4 episodes
Private Practice 2007 Episode: "In Which Sam Receives an Unexpected Visitor..."
Six Degrees 2007 Episode: "Ray's Back"
Kidnapped 2007 Episode: "Acknowledgement"
Alibi 2007
Dirty Sexy Money 2007 Episode: "The Nutcracker"
Conviction 2010 Also producer
Damages 2010 Episode: "Flight's at 11:08"
Justified 2010–2012 3 episodes
Hawthorne 2011 Episode: "To Tell the Truth"
Scandal 2012-2014 2 episodes
The Divide 2014 Also producer

Theater[edit]

Title Year Role
Tom Jones 1988
The Sum of Us 1989
Chartaginians 1990
Picnic 1991
Spike Heels 1992 Andrew
Lady in the Dark 1994 Charley Johnson
Holiday 1995 Johnny Case
The Water's Edge 2006 Richard
Promises, Promises 2010 J.D. Sheldrake
24 Hour Plays Broadway 2010
Broadway Backwards 5 2010
The Sound of Music 2012 Captain von Trapp

Audiobook[edit]

Title Author Year
The Grifters Jim Thompson 1991
Tenth Commandment Lawrence Sanders 1992
Dead Irish (Dismas Hardy Series #1) John Lescroart 2000
The Millionaires Brad Meltzer 2005
The Devil in the White City Erik Larson 2007
A Death in Vienna Daniel Silva 2007
Kate Remembered A. Scott Berg 2007
Thunderstruck Erik Larson 2008

Soundtrack[edit]

Title Year Album Notes
Wanting Things 2010 Promises, Promises
Christmas Day 2010 Promises, Promises feat Ashley Amber
It's Our Little Secret 2010 Promises, Promises feat Sean Hayes

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