Griffin Dunne Biography
Thomas Griffin Dunne is an American actor, producer, and director. He was born on June 8th, 1955 in New York City. He is the son of Ellen Beatriz and Dominick Dunne. He has two siblings, Alexander and Dominique Dunne, younger than him.
He is the nephew to writers John Gregory Dunne and Joan Didion. He grew up in Los Angeles and attended the Fay School in Southborough, Massachusetts and attended Colorado Springs for his high school education.
This is where he developed his passion for acting. In high school, he was caught smoking marijuana and he got expelled but he moved back to New York City and continued to pursue his dream of becoming an actor.
Dunne started his expert acting vocation at age 19 with a little supporting job in The Other Side of the Mountain in 1975. He has since shown up on both film and TV, featuring in An American Werewolf in London (1981) as Jack Goodman, Johnny Dangerously (1984) as Tommy Kelly, After Hours (1985) as Paul Hackett, Who’s That Girl (1987) as Loudon Trott inverse Madonna, My Girl (1991) as Jake Bixler, Quiz Show (1994) as the Geritol Account Executive, Game 6 (2005) as Elliott Litvak, and I Like It Like That (1994) as Stephen Price. Dunne likewise played Dr. Vass, inverse Matthew McConaughey, in the Oscar-designated 2013 film Dallas Buyers Club.
Dunne’s TV appearances incorporate Frasier, Saturday Night Live, Alias, and Law and Order: Criminal Intent (Episodes 5, 118, and 128).
He depicted Tony Mink in the satire Trust Me on TNT. In 2012, Dunne visitor featured as the executives expert Marco Pelosi in seven scenes of the debut period of the Showtime TV arrangement House of Lies. As of Fall 2018, he visitor stars on This is Us as Nicky Pearson, Jack Pearson’s sibling in Season 3.
In 1995, Griffin Dunne was selected for an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film for Duke of Groove, which he coordinated and co-composed.
He imparted the assignment to maker Thom Colwell. Alongside his creating accomplice, on-screen character/maker Amy Robinson, he has delivered a few movies including Baby It’s You, After Hours, Running on Empty and Game 6 through their organization, Double Play Productions.
Dunne’s directorial introduction was the 1995 short movie Duke of Groove. From that point forward, he has coordinated five-component films, including Addicted to Love (1997) and Practical Magic (1998). He likewise guided one section of the 2012 collection film Movie 43. Dunne created and coordinated Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold (2017), a narrative about his auntie, creator Joan Didion, whom Dunne meets and shows up with on-screen.
Griffin Dunne Age
He was born on June 8th, 1955 in New York City, USA.
Griffin Dunne Marriage
He had been married to Carey Lowell from 1989-1995 and they had a daughter together, Hannah Dunne. He then married an Australian stylist, Anna Bingemann in July 2009.
Griffin Dunne Sister
He has a sister, Dominique Dunne.
Griffin Dunne Height
He is 1.7 M tall.
Griffin Dunne Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $ 2 million.
Griffin Dunne Death
There have been speculations that he was dead but they were just rumors. He is still very much alive.
Griffin Dunne Movies
- The Other Side of the Mountain
- Head Over Heels
- An American Werewolf in London
- The Fan
- Baby, It’s You
- Cold Feet
- Johnny Dangerously
- After Hours
- Almost You
- Amazon Women on the Moon (“Hospital”)
- Who’s That Girl
- The Big Blue
- Me and Him
- Running on Empty
- White Palace
- Secret Weapon
- My Girl
- Once Around
- Big Girls Don’t Cry… They Get Even
- Straight Talk
- Naked in New York
- The Pickle
- I Like It Like That
- Quiz Show
- The Android Affair
- Search and Destroy
- Duke of Groove
- Joe’s Apartment
- Addicted to Love
- Practical Magic
- Lisa Picard Is Famous
- Sam the Man
- 40 Days and 40 Nights
- Warning: Parental Advisory
- What Leonard Comes Home To
- Stuck on You
- Fierce People
- Game 6
- Your Product Here
- Snow Angels
- The Accidental Husband
- The Great Buck Howard
- Last Night
- The Discoverers
- Broken City
- Blood Ties
- Movie 43 (“Veronica”)
- Dallas Buyers Club
- Rob the Mob
- Touched with Fire
- My Dead Boyfriend
- War Machine
- Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold
- Ocean’s Eight
- Alright Now
Griffin Dunne After Hours
He was the producer and actor in this movie. He played the character role of Paul Hackett. In a Manhattan cafe, word processor Paul Hackett (Griffin Dunne) meets and talks literature with Marcy (Rosanna Arquette).
Later that night, Paul takes a cab to Marcy’s downtown apartment. His $20 bill flying out the window during the ride portends the unexpected night he has. He cannot pay for the ride and finds himself in a series of awkward, surreal and life-threatening situations with a colorful cast of characters. He spends the rest of the night trying to return uptown.
Initial release: 11 October 1985 (USA)
Director: Martin Scorsese
Screenplay: Joseph Minion
Box office: 10.6 million USD
Awards: Cannes Best Director Award, Independent Spirit Award for Best Director, Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature
Griffin Dunne American Werewolf In London
He played the character role of Jack Goodman in this movie. David (David Naughton) and Jack (Griffin Dunne), two American college students, are backpacking through Britain when a large wolf attacks them.
David survives with a bite, but Jack is brutally killed. As David heals in the hospital, he’s plagued by violent nightmares of his mutilated friend, who warns David that he is becoming a werewolf. When David discovers the horrible truth, he contemplates committing suicide before the next full moon causes him to transform from man to murderous beast.
Initial release: 21 August 1981 (United Kingdom)
Director: John Landis
Music composed by Elmer Bernstein
Film series: An American Werewolf
Screenplay: John Landis
Griffin Dunne House of Lies
He was a guest star in 7 episodes of the TV series, House of Lies. Charming, fast-talking consultant Marty Kaan and his MBA-toting colleagues charm smug, unsuspecting corporate fat cats into closing deals while spending a fortune for their services.
Kaan isn’t above using any means — or person — necessary to get what he wants. Members of his team are razor-sharp Jeannie van der Hooven, an Ivy League alumna; lackadaisical Clyde Oberholt, who’s a lady’s man; and math guru Doug Guggenheim, who’s awkward with women. Marty lives with his psychoanalyst father, son Roscoe and, as of Season 5, his baby daughter.
First episode date: 8 January 2012
Final episode date: 12 June 2016
Griffin Dunne Dallas Buyers Club
He was an actor and he played the character role of Dr. Vass. In the mid-1980s Texas, electrician Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey) is stunned to learn that he has AIDS. Though told that he has just 30 days left to live, Woodroof refuses to give in to despair.
He seeks out alternative therapies and smuggles unapproved drugs into the U.S. from wherever he can find them. Woodroof joins forces with a fellow AIDS patient (Jared Leto) and begins selling the treatments to the growing number of people who can’t wait for the medical establishment to save them.
Initial release: 1 November 2013 (Canada)
Director: Jean-Marc Vallée
Budget: 5 million USD
Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold
He was the director of this movie. Actor and director Griffin Dunne uses a treasure trove of archival footage to chronicle Joan Didion’s influential career.
Initial release: 11 October 2017
Director: Griffin Dunne
Music composed by Nathan Halpern
Cinematography: Reed Morano, Tom Hurwitz, William Rexer
Producers: Griffin Dunne, Annabelle Dunne, Mary Recine
Griffin Dunne Manhattan
He joined Manhattan for season two in a recurring role in 2015. Set against the backdrop of the greatest race against time in the history of science — the mission to build the world’s first atomic bomb in Los Alamos, N.M. — WGN America’s “Manhattan” follows the project’s brilliant but flawed scientists and their families as they attempt to co-exist in a world where secrets and lies infiltrate every aspect of their lives.
Network: WGN America
Production location: New Mexico
Program creator: Sam Shaw
Executive producers: Sam Shaw, Thomas Schlamme, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Dustin Thomason
Griffin Dunne Awards And Nominations
- Golden Raspberry Award
- Sedona International Film Festival
- Sarasota Film Festival
- Deep Ellum Film Festival
- Cannes Film Festival
- Primetime Emmy Award
- Academy Award
- CableACE Award
- Independent Spirit Award
- Golden Globe Award
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