John Rothman

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John Rothman
John Mahr Rothman

(1949-06-03) June 3, 1949 (age 70)
EducationWesleyan University (BA)
Yale University (MFA)
Years active1980–present
FamilyThomas Rothman (brother)
Jessica Harper (sister-in-law)

John Mahr Rothman (born June 3, 1949) is an American film, television, and stage actor.

Life and career[edit]

Rothman was born in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of Elizabeth D. (née Davidson) and Donald N. Rothman, a lawyer.[1][2] He is the brother of film executive Thomas Rothman.[3]

A graduate of Wesleyan University and the Yale School of Drama, his Broadway stage credits include Richard Nelson's Some Americans Abroad and the 2007 revival of Craig Lucas's Prelude to a Kiss. He performed in numerous Off-Broadway productions including his own one-person play The Impossible H. L. Mencken.

Rothman portrayed Union General John F. Reynolds in Gettysburg (1993). He has appeared on such shows as Guiding Light, Blue Bloods, Law & Order, and Arrested Development.

Rothman also appeared in such comedic movies as Ghostbusters (1984), Big (1988), Jingle All the Way (1996), Say It Isn't So (2001), Welcome to Mooseport (2004), and Taxi (2004), and portrayed real-life September 11 terror victim Edward Felt in the 2006 film United 93.



  1. ^ "John Rothman Biography". Retrieved September 10, 2017.
  2. ^ "They Know Drama". tribunedigital-baltimoresun. Retrieved September 10, 2017.
  3. ^ "Tom Rothman: A Hollywood executive and TV host". International Herald Tribune. Retrieved 2019-08-31.
  4. ^ "Reagan V. Reagan". Retrieved Sep 1, 2019 – via

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