David Thornton (actor)
David Farrington Thornton
June 12, 1953
Cheraw, South Carolina, U.S.
David Farrington Thornton (born June 12, 1953) is an American actor. He has appeared in John Q, Home Alone 3 as Earl Unger, Law & Order, The Notebook, and The Other Woman, among other roles. He is the husband of Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Cyndi Lauper.
Thornton was born in Cheraw, South Carolina. He is the son of Grace Ellen and Robert Donald Thornton, an international authority on the Scottish poet Robert Burns, who taught English at Harvard University for 45 years. He graduated from Hamilton College and Yale Drama School and studied at Lee Strasberg's Actors' Studio.
In 2005 the New York Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Thornton in Thornton v. Baron, which is considered a landmark decision in the New York real estate industry, specifically dealing with rent stabilization in New York.
|1985||Miami Vice||Lile||TV series (1 episode "Rites of Passage")|
|1986||Tales from the Darkside||Werewolf||TV series (1 episode "The Circus")|
|1988||Crime Story||Thalberg||TV series (1 episode "Femme Fatale")|
|1989||American Playhouse||Nelson's Pal||TV series (1 episode "Ask Me Again")|
|1991||Off and Running||Reese|
|Men of Respect||Philly Como|
|1993||Blind Spot||Frank||TV series|
|1994||The Cosby Mysteries||TV series (1 episode "The Lottery Winner Murders")|
|Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle||George S. Kaufman|
|1995||New York News||TV series (1 episode "New York News")|
|Search and Destroy||Rob|
|New York Undercover||Alan Warwick||TV series (1 episode "The Shooter")|
|Unhook the Stars||Frankie Warren|
|If Lucy Fell||Ted|
|Law & Order||Paul Medici||TV series (1 episode "Family Business")|
|1997||Home Alone 3||Earl Unger|
|The Real Blonde||Alex|
|Office Killer||Gary Michaels|
|She's So Lovely||Saul Sunday|
|1998||A Civil Action||Richard Aufiero|
|The Last Days of Disco||Berrie Rafferty|
|Too Tired to Die||Lulu|
|2000||The $treet||Carl Kettner||TV series (1 episode "Closet Cases")|
|Blessed Art Thou||Elmo|
|Blue Moon||Frank's Father|
|Dead Dog||Stevenson Nagel|
|2001||The Girl Under the Waves|
|Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Kenny Strick||TV series (1 episode "Maledictus")|
|John Q||Jimmy Palumbo|
|For Earth Below||Ron|
|100 Mile Rule||Jerry|
|Law & Order||Jeremy Cook||TV series (1 episode "True Crime")|
|Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Lionel Granger||TV series (10 episodes)|
|2004||The Notebook||John Hamilton|
|The Warrior Class||Sancerre|
|2005||Law & Order||Lionel Granger||TV series (1 episode "Sects")|
|Life on the Ledge||Mr. Eddy|
|Romance & Cigarettes||The Urologist/Additional Voices|
|2006||Alpha Dog||Butch Mazursky|
|2009||Here and There||Robert|
|My Sister's Keeper||Dr. Chance|
|2011||Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life||Simon Rudolph|
|Dirty Movie||Little Johnny's Dad|
|2013||Cyndi Lauper: Still So Unusual||Himself||TV series|
|2021||Transfer at Aachen||Ludwig Vnuk||Pre-production|
- Robert Donald Thornton - Obituary
- Neustatter, Angela (5 July 1992). "How We Met: 41. David Thornton and Cyndi Lauper". The Independent. Retrieved 14 December 2012.
- Jane Wollman Rusoff (2008-06-15). "Cyndi Lauper is still unusual, but within reason". The New York Times.
- Sullivan, Caroline (12 October 2008). "'I've always been the outsider'". The Guardian. Retrieved 14 December 2012.
- Thornton v. Baron, 5 N.Y.2d 175 (2005)
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