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Dunne, Griffin 1955–

PERSONAL

Full name, Thomas Griffin Dunne; born June 8, 1955, in New York, NY; son of Dominick (a writer, producer, and actor) and Ellen (maiden name, Griffin) Dunne; brother of Dominique Dunne (an actress); nephew of John Gregory Dunne and Joan Didion (both writers); married Kate Forte (a producer; marriage annulled); married Carey Lowell (an actress), December 9, 1989 (divorced, 1995); children: (second marriage) Hannah. Education: Trained for the stage at HB Studio and Neighborhood Playhouse, both New York City, and with Uta Hagen.

Addresses:

Office—Abingdon Square Productions, 9 Desbrosses St., Second Floor, New York, NY 10013. Agent—Steve Rabineau, William Morris Agency, One William Morris Place, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; (voice work) Paul Doherty, Cunningham/Escott/Slevin & Doherty Talent Agency, 10635 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 140, Los Angeles, CA 90025. Manager—Media Talent Group, 9200 Sunset Blvd., Suite 550, West Hollywood, CA 90069.

Career:

Actor, producer, director, and writer. Triple Play Productions, cofounder, 1977; Double Play Productions, founder (with Amy Robinson), 1983; Abingdon Square Productions, New York City, producer. Also a juror at film festivals.

Member:

Artists' Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

Awards, Honors:

Independent Spirit Award (with Robert F. Colesberry and Amy Robinson), best feature, Independent Features Project West, and Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actor in motion picture—comedy or musical, both 1986, for After Hours; Theatre World Award, outstanding new performer, 1992, for Search and Destroy; Academy Award nomination (with Thom Colwell), best short film, live action, 1996, for Duke of Groove; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding guest actor in a comedy series, 1996, for "The Friend," an episode of Frasier; Pioneer Filmmaker Award, Deep Ellum Film Festival, 2000.

CREDITS

Film Appearances:

Herbie Johnson, The Other Side of the Mountain (also known as A Window to the Sky), Universal, 1975.

Dr. Mark, Head over Heels (also known as Chilly Scenes of Winter), United Artists, 1979.

Jack Goodman, An American Werewolf in London (also known as American Werewolf and The American Werewolf), Universal, 1981.

Production assistant, The Fan (also known as Trance), Paramount, 1981.

Tom Christo, Cold Feet, Cinecom International, 1983.

Alex Boyer, Almost You, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1984.

(In archive footage) Jack, Terror in the Aisles (also known as Time for Terror), Universal, 1984.

Tommy Kelly, Johnny Dangerously (also known as Gangster Kid), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1984.

Paul Hackett, After Hours (also known as Lies, A Night in SoHo, After Hours—quelle nuit de galere, Depois de horas, Despues de hora, Die Zeit nach Mitternacht, En Natt i New York, Fuori orario, Illasta aamuun, Jo, que noche!, Liderces orak, Meta ta mesanyhta, Natt paa Manhattan, Nova Iorque fora de horas, Po godzinach, and Quina nit!), Warner Bros., 1985.

Doctor, "Hospital," Amazon Women on the Moon (also known as Cheeseburger Film Sandwich), Universal, 1987.

Loudon Trott, Who's That Girl? (also known as Slammer and Who's That Girl), Warner Bros., 1987.

Duffy, Le grand bleu (also known as The Big Blue), Columbia, 1988, other versions released as Le grand bleu, version integrale and Le grand bleu, version longue.

Bert Uttanzi, Ich und Er (also known as Me and Him), Columbia, 1990.

Mr. Jake Bixler, My Girl, Columbia, 1991.

Rob, Once Around, Universal, 1991.

Alan Riegart, Straight Talk, Buena Vista, 1992.

David Chartoff, Big Girls Don't CryThey Get Even (also known as Stepkids), New Line Cinema, 1992.

(Uncredited) Planet Cleveland man, The Pickle (also known as The Adventures of the Flying Pickle), Columbia, 1993.

Account person, Quiz Show (also known as Kviz, Kviz-show, Quiz Show—A verdade dos bastidores, Quiz Show—Der Skandal, Quiz Show—El dilema, Quiz show—El dilema, Quiz Show—tupla ja kuitti, and Sike), Buena Vista, 1994.

Auditioner, Naked in New York, Fine Line Features, 1994.

Stephen Price, I Like It Like That (also known as Black Out and Life Is Trouble), Columbia, 1994.

Isle of Joy (short film), Double Play Productions, 1994.

Martin Mirkheim, Search and Destroy (also known as The Four Rules), October Films, 1995.

Man in bathroom, Sam the Man, 2000.

Agent, Pinero, Miramax, 2001.

Andrew, Lisa Picard Is Famous (also known as Famous), First Look Pictures Releasing, 2001.

Himself, Perfume (also known as Dress to Kill), Lions Gate Films, 2001.

Mr. Davis, Cheats (also known as Chea+ers), New Line Cinema/Destination Films, 2001.

Jerry Anderson, 40 Days and 40 Nights (also known as 40 jours et 40 nuits), Miramax, 2002.

Himself, Stuck on You, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2003.

Marie and Bruce, New Films International, 2004.

Elliott Litvak, Game 6 (also known as Game 6—Das Leben ist ein Spiel!), Kindred Media Group, 2005.

Dr. Simon, Bondage (also known as The Bondage), Eccentric Cattle Entertainment, 2006.

(Uncredited) Himself, My Date with Drew (documentary), Warner Bros., 2006.

Johnathan Finerman, The Great Buck Howard, Long Shong Entertainment, 2007.

Don Parkinson, Snow Angels, Warner Independent Pictures, 2008.

Film Producer:

(With Amy Robinson and Mark Metcalf) Head over Heels (also known as Chilly Scenes of Winter), United Artists, 1979.

(With Robinson) Baby It's You (also known as Baby, It's You, Baby, to jestes ty, and Promesse, promesse), Paramount, 1983.

After Hours (also known as Lies, A Night in SoHo, After Hours—quelle nuit de galere, Depois de horas, Despues de hora, Die Zeit nach Mitternacht, En Natt i New York, Fuori orario, Illasta aamuun, Jo, que noche!, Liderces orak, Meta ta mesanyhta, Natt paa Manhattan, Nova Iorque fora de horas, Po godzinach, and Quina nit!), Warner Bros., 1985.

(With Robinson) Running on Empty (also known as A bout de course, Ahava B'Milkud, Die Flucht ins Ungewisse, Elaemaenae pakotie, Flykt utan maal, O peso de um passado, Un lugar en ninguna parte, and Vivere in fuga), Warner Bros., 1988.

(With Robinson and Mark Rosenberg) White Palace, Universal, 1990.

(With Robinson) Once Around, Universal, 1991.

Isle of Joy (short film), Double Play Productions, 1994.

Executive producer, Joe's Apartment, Warner Bros., 1996.

Fierce People, Lions Gate Films, 2005.

Game 6 (also known as Game 6—Das Leben ist ein Spiel!), Kindred Media Group, 2005.

Film Director:

Duke of Groove (short film), Chanticleer Films, 1995.

Addicted to Love (also known as Forlorn), Warner Bros., 1997.

Practical Magic, Warner Bros., 1998.

Lisa Picard Is Famous (also known as Famous), First Look Pictures Releasing, 2001.

Fierce People, Lions Gate Films, 2005.

Your Product Here (short film), 2006.

The Accidental Husband, Yari Film Group, 2008.

Television Appearances; Series:

Dr. Jeffrey (some sources cite Jerry) Cole, 3 lbs., CBS, 2006.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

The playwright, Blonde (also known as Marilyn Monroe), CBS, 2001.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Mordecai Apt, The Wall, CBS, 1980.

Mordechai "Mordy" Vanunu, Secret Weapon, TNT, 1990.

Tom, Love Matters, Showtime, 1993.

William (Teach), The Android Affair, 1995.

Frank Zappa, Warning: Parental Advisory, VH1, 2002.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Himself, The Making of "An American Werewolf in London," 1981.

Doctor at Stork Club, "From Here to Maternity," Cinemax Comedy Experiment, Cinemax, 1986.

Leonard "Len" Burdette, "Lip Service," HBO Showcase, HBO, 1988.

(Uncredited; in archive footage) Guest in segment, Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary, NBC, 1989.

Voice, How Do You Spell God?, HBO, 1996.

Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary (also known as Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary Primetime Special), NBC, 1999.

Himself, Dominick Dunne: Murder He Wrote, Arts and Entertainment, 2001.

Sounds from a Town I Love (short), 2001.

Himself, Guilty Pleasure: The Extraordinary World of Dominick Dunne (also known as Guilty Pleasure: The Dominick Dunne Story), Court TV, 2003.

Himself, Alias Ricky Gervais, [Great Britain], 2004.

Himself, Dominick Dunne—Les crimes de la jet set (also known as Dominick Dunne in Search of Justice), 2007.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, 15th Annual IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards, Bravo and Independent Film Channel, 2000.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Himself, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (also known as The Best of Carson), NBC, 1985.

Dick, "Secret Cinema," Amazing Stories (also known as Steven Spielberg's "Amazing Stories"), NBC, 1986.

Knoll, "The Jar," Alfred Hitchcock Presents (also known as Alfred Hitchcock esittaeae, Alfred Hitchcock presenta, Alfred Hitchcock presente, and Alfred Hitchcock zeigt), NBC, 1986.

(Uncredited) Frankie Toussaint, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's "Saturday Night," Saturday Night, Saturday Night Live '80, SNL, and SNL 25), NBC, 1986.

Guest host, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's "Saturday Night," Saturday Night, Saturday Night Live '80, SNL, and SNL 25), NBC, 1986.

David, "Hunger Chic," Trying Times (also known as Trying Times: Hunger Chic), PBS, 1989.

Gerard Samuels, "F.O.B.," L.A. Law, NBC, 1993.

Robert, "Getting Rid of Robby," Hotel Room (also known as David Lynch's "Hotel Room"), HBO, 1993.

Voice of Russell, "The Good Son," Frasier (also known as Dr. Frasier Crane), NBC, 1993.

Dean Robinson, "Partners," Directed By, Showtime, 1994.

Voice of Bob, "The Friend," Frasier (also known as Dr. Frasier Crane), NBC, 1996.

Himself, Late Show with David Letterman (also known as The Late Show and Late Show Backstage), CBS, 1997.

Himself, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1997.

Himself, "Practical Magic," HBO First Look, HBO, 1998.

Henry Talbott, "Jones," Law & Order: Criminal Intent (also known as Law & Order: CI), NBC, 2001.

Nicolas Losseff, "Motherhunt: Parts 1 & 2," A Nero Wolfe Mystery (also known as Nero Wolfe), Arts and Entertainment, 2002.

Himself, The Big Breakfast, Channel 4 (England), 2002.

Himself, "Stuck on You," HBO First Look, HBO, 2003.

Himself, Intimate Portrait: Rosanna Arquette, Lifetime, 2003.

Leonid Lisenker, "Crossings," Alias, ABC, 2004.

Leonid Lisenker, "Facade," Alias, ABC, 2004.

Himself, "Fish Fry," The Barry Z Show (also known as Z-TV), 2005.

Himself, Celebrity Charades, American Movie Classics, 2005.

Himself, Sunday Morning Shootout, American Movie Classics, 2005.

Seamus Flaherty, "Country Crossover," Law & Order: Criminal Intent (also known as Law & Order: CI), NBC, 2006.

Seamus Flaherty, "Players," Law & Order: Criminal Intent (also known as Law & Order: CI), NBC, 2007.

Appeared in "The Films of Martin Scorsese," The Directors, Encore. Appeared in other programs, including The Moth, Trio.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Toonces, the Cat Who Could Drive a Car (also known as Toonces and Friends), NBC, 1992.

Leonard, What Leonard Comes Home To, ABC, 2002.

Tony Mink, Truth in Advertising, TNT, 2008.

Also appeared in the pilot Graham.

Television Work:

Directed episodes of various programs, including Going to California (also known as G2C and On the Road Again), Showtime; also developed and produced other programs.

Stage Appearances:

Henry, Tim, and Ed, Marie and Bruce, New York Shakespeare Festival, Joseph Papp Public Theater, Estelle R. Newman Theater, New York City, 1980.

Coming Attractions, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, New York City, 1982.

Hooters, Hudson Guild Theatre, New York City, 1984.

Martin Mirkheim, Search and Destroy, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1992.

Mark, The 24 Hour Plays 2003, American Airlines Theatre, New York City, 2003.

Appeared in Album, The Hotel Play, and in other productions.

RECORDINGS

Videos:

Himself in audio commentary, An American Werewolf in London (also known as American Werewolf and The American Werewolf), Universal, 2001.

Himself, Artists of Hell's Kitchen, 2000, Transmission Films, 2002.

Himself and Paul Hackett, Filming for Your Life: Making "After Hours," Warner Home Video, 2004.

Himself, Making "Game 6" (short), 2006.

Himself, Beware the Moon: Remembering "An American Werewolf in London" (documentary), Indywood Films, 2008.

WRITINGS

Screenplays:

(Story) Isle of Joy (short film), Double Play Productions, 1994.

Duke of Groove (short film), Chanticleer Films, 1995.

Worked on other screenplays, including Not of This World.

Teleplays:

Author of teleplays.