Goldwyn at the film premiere of Divergent in March 2014
Anthony Howard Goldwyn
May 20, 1960
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, singer, producer, director, political activist|
Jane Michelle Musky
|Relatives||John Goldwyn (brother)|
Samuel Goldwyn (paternal grandfather)
Frances Howard (paternal grandmother)
Sidney Howard (maternal grandfather)
Clare Eames (maternal grandmother)
Anthony Howard Goldwyn (born May 20, 1960) is an American actor, singer, producer, director, and political activist. He portrayed Carl Bruner in Ghost (1990), Harold Nixon in Nixon (1995), Colonel Bagley in The Last Samurai, and voiced the title character in the Disney animated film Tarzan (1999). He starred in the ABC legal/political drama Scandal as Fitzgerald Grant III, a fictional president of the United States, from 2012 to 2018.
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, a Polish Jewish immigrant, from Warsaw, and actress Frances Howard, who was originally from Nebraska. 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. Goldwyn attended Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts (where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree), and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He additionally studied acting at HB Studio in New York City.
Following his departure from drama school, Goldwyn began acting in guest star roles in the mid-1980s. Goldwyn is well known for his portrayal 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. He also had 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 Theatre he appeared in Theresa Rebeck's Spike Heels (1992) alongside Kevin Bacon and Julie White. 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.
As a director, Goldwyn has directed four feature films, A Walk on the Moon, Someone Like You, The Last Kiss, and Conviction. He has also directed many episodes of television series such as Without a Trace, The L Word, Dexter, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Grey's Anatomy and Scandal. In 2014, he directed the pilot episode of the WE tv series, The Divide, of which he also served as executive producer along with Oscar-nominated screenwriter Richard LaGravenese.
In 2013, Goldwyn was cast in the Lifetime original movie, Outlaw Prophet, as Warren Jeffs. In 2014, he appeared in Divergent as Andrew Prior, Caleb (Ansel Elgort) and Tris' (Shailene Woodley) father. In 2015, he signed on to star in James Gunn's horror thriller film The Belko Experiment.
A former president of the Creative Coalition, Goldwyn is also heavily involved with arts advocacy. He is also a spokesperson of the AmeriCares Foundation. He was an avid supporter of Hillary Clinton and in 2016 directed a commercial featuring his Scandal co-star Kerry Washington, Viola Davis, Ellen Pompeo, and Shonda Rhimes in support of Clinton's presidential campaign. Goldwyn also serves as an ambassador for The Innocence Project, a non-profit organization that works to exonerate the wrongfully convicted and reform the criminal justice system.
Goldwyn has been married to production designer Jane Michelle Musky (born 27 May 1954) since 1987. They have two daughters. Additionally, Goldwyn's brother John is a former executive of Paramount Pictures and the executive producer of Dexter. His brother Peter is also a film producer and the current President of Samuel Goldwyn Films.
|1986||Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives||Darren|
|1987||Gaby: A True Story||David|
|1989||Dark Holiday||Ken Horton||a.k.a. Passport to Terror|
|1990||Ghost||Carl Bruner||Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor|
|1992||Traces of Red||Steve Frayn|
|1993||The Pelican Brief||Fletcher Coal|
|1994||The Last Tattoo||Capt. Michael Starwood|
|1995||The Last Word||Stan|
|1995||Nixon||Harold Nixon||Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture|
|1995||Pocahontas: The Legend||Sir Edwin Wingfield|
|1996||The Substance of Fire||Aaron Geldhart|
|1997||Trouble on the Corner||Jeff Stewart|
|1997||Kiss the Girls||Dr. William 'Will' Rudolph|
|1998||The Lesser Evil||Frank O'Brian|
|2000||The 6th Day||Michael Drucker|
|2001||An American Rhapsody||Peter Sandor|
|2002||Abandon||Dr. David Schaffer|
|2002||Kingdom Hearts||Tarzan||Voice, Video game|
|2003||The Last Samurai||Colonel Bagley|
|2005||The Godfather of Green Bay||Big Jake Norquist|
|2005||Romance and Cigarettes||Kitty's First Love|
|2005||The Sisters||Vincent Antonelli|
|2005||Ghosts never Sleep||Jared Dolan|
|2009||The Last House on the Left||John Collingwood|
|2011||The Mechanic||Dean Sanderson|
|2015||The Divergent Series: Insurgent||Andrew Prior|
|2016||The Belko Experiment||Barry Norris|
|2017||All I Wish||Adam|
|2017||Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House||Ed Miller|
|2021||King Richard||Paul Cohen||Filming|
|1987||St. Elsewhere||Henry||Episode: "Schwarzwald"|
|1987||Matlock||Dr. Mark Campion||Episode: "The Doctors"|
|1987||CBS Summer Playhouse||Paul||Episode: "Mabel and Max"|
|1987||Designing Women||Kendall||Episode: "Killing All the Right People"|
|1988||L.A. Law||Chris Arnett||Episode: "Fetus Completus"|
|1988||Hunter||Byron||Episode: "Murder He Wrote"|
|1988||Favorite Son||TV mini series|
|1988||Murphy Brown||Bobby Powell||Episode: "Respect"|
|1991||Tales from the Crypt||Dr. Carl Fairbanks||Episode: "Abra Cadaver"|
|1991||L'Amérique en otage||Jody Powell||TV Movie|
|1992||The Last Mile||TV Short|
|1993||Taking the Heat||Michael||TV Movie|
|1993||Love Matters||Geoffrey||TV Movie|
|1994||Doomsday Gun||Donald Duvall||TV Movie|
|1995||Under Fire||James Warren||Pilot|
|1995||A Woman of Independent Means||Robert Steed||TV mini series|
|1995||Truman||Clark Clifford||TV Movie|
|1996||The Boys Next Door||Jack Palmer||TV Movie|
|1997||The Song of the Lark||Fred Ottenburg||TV Short|
|1998||From the Earth to the Moon||Neil Armstrong||2 episodes|
|2001||Frasier||Roger||Episode: "Love Stinks"|
|2001||American Masters||Himself||Documentary; episode: "Goldwyn The Man and His Movies"|
|2004–2005||The L Word||Burr Connor||2 episodes|
|2004||Without a Trace||Greg Knowles / Rick Knowles||2 episodes|
|2006||Dexter||Dr. Emmett Meridian||Episode: "Shrink Wrap"|
|2007–2008||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Frank Goren||4 episodes|
|2009||The Good Wife||Judge Henry Baxter||Episode: "Lifeguard"|
|2011||Drop Dead Diva||Alan Roberts||Episode: "Closure"|
|2012||The Unknown||Bill Watson||Episode: "Spare the Child"|
|2012–2018||Scandal||President Fitzgerald Grant III||Main cast|
TV Guide Award for Fan Favorite Award (2013)
|2014||Outlaw Prophet||Warren Jeffs||TV Movie|
|2019||Chambers||Ben Lefevre||Main cast (9 episodes)|
|2019||Blue Sky Metropolis||Narrator||PBS miniseries (4 episodes)|
|2020–present||Lovecraft Country||Samuel Braithwhite||Recurring role|
|1999||A Walk on the Moon||Also producer|
|2001||Someone Like You|
|2004||Without a Trace||Episode: "American Goddess"|
|2004–2005||The L Word||3 episodes|
|2006||Grey's Anatomy||2 episodes|
|2006||The Last Kiss|
|2006||Law & Order||Episode: "Thinking Makes It So"|
|2007||Private Practice||Episode: "In Which Sam Receives an Unexpected Visitor..."|
|2007||Six Degrees||Episode: "Ray's Back"|
|2007||Dirty Sexy Money||Episode: "The Nutcracker"|
Philadelphia Film Festival for Audience Award — Honorable Mention
|2010||Damages||Episode: "Flight's at 11:08"|
|2011||Hawthorne||Episode: "To Tell the Truth"|
|2014||The Divide||Also producer|
|1991||The Grifters||Jim Thompson|
|1992||Tenth Commandment||Lawrence Sanders|
|2000||Dead Irish (Dismas Hardy Series #1)||John Lescroart|
|2005||The Millionaires||Brad Meltzer|
|2007||The Devil in the White City||Erik Larson|
|2007||A Death in Vienna||Daniel Silva|
|2007||Kate Remembered||A. Scott Berg|
|2010||"Wanting Things"||Promises, Promises|
|2010||"Christmas Day"||Promises, Promises||feat. Ashley Amber|
|2010||"It's Our Little Secret"||Promises, Promises||feat. Sean Hayes|
|1989||The Sum of Us|
|1992||Spike Heels||Andrew||Second Stage Theatre|
|1994||Lady in the Dark||Charley Johnson||New York City Center|
|1995–1996||Holiday||Johnny Case||Circle in the Square Theatre|
|2006||The Water's Edge||Richard||Second Stage Theatre|
|2010–2011||Promises, Promises||J. D. Sheldrake|
|2010||24 Hour Plays Broadway|
|2010||Broadway Backwards 5|
|2012||The Sound of Music||Captain von Trapp||Carnegie Hall|
|2018||Network||Max Schumacher||Belasco Theatre|
|2020||The Inheritance||Henry Wilcox||Ethel Barrymore Theatre|
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