Griffin Dunne

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Griffin Dunne
Griffin Dunne by David Shankbone.jpg
Dunne at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival
BornThomas Griffin Dunne
(1955-06-08) June 8, 1955 (age 58)
New York City, New York, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
OccupationActor, producer, director
Years active1975–present
Spouse(s)

Carey Lowell (m. 1989–95)

Anna Bingemann (m. 2009)
Children1
ParentsEllen Beatriz Griffin
Dominick Dunne
RelativesDominique Dunne (sister)
John Gregory Dunne (uncle)
Joan Didion (aunt)
 
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Griffin Dunne
Griffin Dunne by David Shankbone.jpg
Dunne at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival
BornThomas Griffin Dunne
(1955-06-08) June 8, 1955 (age 58)
New York City, New York, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
OccupationActor, producer, director
Years active1975–present
Spouse(s)

Carey Lowell (m. 1989–95)

Anna Bingemann (m. 2009)
Children1
ParentsEllen Beatriz Griffin
Dominick Dunne
RelativesDominique Dunne (sister)
John Gregory Dunne (uncle)
Joan Didion (aunt)

Thomas Griffin Dunne (born June 8, 1955), known professionally as Griffin Dunne, is an American actor, film producer and film director.

Early life[edit]

Dunne was born Thomas Griffin Dunne in New York City, the son of Ellen Beatriz (née Griffin) and Dominick Dunne. His mother founded the victims' rights organization Justice for Homicide Victims and his father was a producer, writer, and actor.[1][2] He is the older brother of Alexander and Dominique Dunne. He is also the nephew of John Gregory Dunne and Joan Didion.

Career[edit]

Dunne starred 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, 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.

As of 2004, he has appeared in nearly 40 films and TV movies, starting with The Other Side of the Mountain in 1975. He has produced and/or directed more than 10 other features and has made numerous TV appearances, including Frasier, Saturday Night Live, Alias, and especially Law & Order: Criminal Intent (Episodes 5, 118, and 128). Most recently, he portrayed Tony Mink in the comedy Trust Me on TNT. In 1995, Griffin Dunne was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film for Duke of Groove, which he directed and co-wrote. He shared the nomination with producer Thom Colwell. He is also a known producer along with his producing partner, actress Amy Robinson (Mean Streets) for producing several films including Baby It's You, After Hours, Running on Empty & Game 6 through their company, Double Play Productions.

In 2012, Dunne guest-starred as management consultant extraordinaire Marco Pelios, "The Rainmaker", in seven episodes of the premiere season of Showtime's dramatic/comedy television series House of Lies.

Personal life[edit]

From 1989 to 1995, he was married to American actress Carey Lowell, with whom he has one daughter, named Hannah Dunne.

In July 2009, he married his second wife, Anna Bingemann, an Australian stylist.[3]

Filmography[edit]

YearFilmFunctioned as
DirectorProducerActorRole
1975The Other Side of the MountainYesHerbie Johnson
1979Head Over HeelsYesYesDr. Mark
1981An American Werewolf in LondonYesJack Goodman
The FanYesProduction Assistant
1983Baby It's YouYes
Cold FeetYesTom Christo
1984Johnny DangerouslyYesTommy Kelly
1985After HoursYesYesPaul Hackett
Almost YouYesAlex Boyer
1987Amazon Women on the Moon ("Hospital")YesDoctor
Who's That GirlYesLouden Trott
1988The Big BlueYesDuffy
Running on EmptyYes
1990White PalaceYes
Secret WeaponYes
1991My GirlYesMr. Jake Bixler
Once AroundYesYesRob
1992Big Girls Don't Cry... They Get EvenYesDavid
Straight TalkYesAlan Riegert
1993Naked in New YorkYesAuditioner
The PickleYesPlanet Cleveland Man (uncredited)
1994I Like It Like ThatYesStephen Price
Quiz ShowYesGeritol Account Executive
1995The Android AffairYesTeach / William
Search and DestroyYesMartin Mirkheim
1996Duke of GrooveYes
Joe's ApartmentYes
1997Addicted to LoveYes
1998Practical MagicYes
2000FamousYesYesAndrew
2001PiñeroYesAgent
Sam the ManYesMan in Bathroom
200240 Days and 40 NightsYesJerry Anderson
CheatsYesMr. Davis
Warning: Parental AdvisoryYesFrank Zappa
What Leonard Comes Home ToYesLeonard
2003Stuck on YouYesHimself
2005Fierce PeopleYesYes
Game 6YesYesElliott Litvak
2006The BondageYesDr. Simon
Your Product HereYes
2007Snow AngelsYesDon Parkinson
2008The Accidental HusbandYes
The Great Buck HowardYesJonathan Finerman
2009ShrinkYes(uncredited)
2010Last NightYesTruman
2011Fugly!YesJefferey
2012The DiscoverersYesLewis Birch
2013Broken CityYesSam Lancaster
Blood TiesYesMcNally
Movie 43Yes
Dallas Buyers ClubYesDr. Vass
2014Rob the MobYesYesDave Lovell
2014Mania DaysYesGeorge
2014TumbledownYes

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