Anthony Howard "Tony" Goldwyn (born May 20, 1960) is an American actor and director. He portrayed the villain Carl Bruner in , Colonel Bagley in Ghost , and the voice of the The Last Samurai title character of the Disney animated film . He stars in the Tarzan ABC drama , as Fitzgerald Grant III, President of the United States. Scandal [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, while his maternal grandparents were playwright [2 ] Sidney Howard and actress Clare Eames. One of his maternal great-great-grandfathers was Maryland Governor and Senator William Thomas Hamilton. Goldwyn attended [3 ] 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 at the film premiere of
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 . He is also well known for his turn on the comedy series, Ghost in which he played a young interior designer named Designing Women Kendall Dobbs who was HIV positive, and asked the women of Sugarbakers to design his funeral. In the HBO miniseries , Goldwyn played From the Earth to the Moon astronaut Neil Armstrong, commander of Apollo 11. He also voiced the title character from the 1999 animated feature film, , produced by Tarzan Walt Disney Feature Animation and reprised the role in the video games and Disney's Tarzan Untamed . He had a recurring role on the NBC-Universal drama Kingdom Hearts as Frank Goren, brother of lead character Law & Order: Criminal Intent 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 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 starring Promises, Promises Sean Hayes and Kristin Chenoweth. The cast recording was released on June 23, 2010, with Goldwyn in three tracks. [4 ] [5 ] [6 ]
Goldwyn played Captain von Trapp (opposite
Laura Osnes as Maria) in a concert performance of at The Sound of Music 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
In 2013, Goldwyn was cast in new Lifetime movie,
Outlaw Prophet, as Warren Jeffs. In 2014, he appeared in [8 ] as Andrew Prior, Caleb ( Divergent Ansel Elgort) and Beatrice's ( Shailene Woodley) father. In 2015 he signed on to star in James Gunn's film The Belko Experiment, which is an horror thriller movie. [9 ]
Personal life [ edit ]
Goldwyn has been married to production designer Jane Michelle Musky since 1987.
They have two daughters. [10 ] [11 ]
Filmography [ edit ]
Television [ edit ]
Director [ edit ]
Theater [ edit ]
Tom Jones 1988
The Sum of Us 1989
Spike Heels 1992
Lady in the Dark 1994
The Water's Edge 2006
Promises, Promises 2010
24 Hour Plays Broadway 2010
Broadway Backwards 5 2010
The Sound of Music 2012
Captain von Trapp
Audiobook [ edit ]
Soundtrack [ edit ]
Wanting Things 2010
Christmas Day 2010
feat Ashley Amber
It's Our Little Secret 2010
feat Sean Hayes
References [ edit ]
^ "CLARE EAMES DEAD; BRILLIANT ACTRESS; American Star Underwent Two Operations During Illness of Three Weeks. WON SUCCESS IN LONDON Enthusiastically Received by Critics and Public--Had Made Reputation Before Going Abroad". The New York Times. November 9, 1930.
^ 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
^ "A Goldwyn on the Way Up in the Family Business". . March 28, 1999 The New York Times . Retrieved . September 24, 2013
External links [ edit ]
"Dirty Little Secrets"
"Hell Hath No Fury"
"Enemy of the State"
"Crash and Burn"
"Grant: For the People"