Rothman, John 1949- (John M. Rothman)

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Rothman, John 1949- (John M. Rothman)


Full name, John Mahr Rothman; born June 3, 1949, in Baltimore, MD; son of Donald N. (a lawyer) and Elizabeth D. (maiden name, Davidson) Rothman; married Susan Bolotin (a writer and editor), May 30, 1983; children: Lily, Noah B. Education: Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, B.A., 1971; Yale University, M.F.A., 1975; trained for the stage with Michael Howard. Religion: Jewish.


Agent—Don Buchwald and Associates, 6500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2200, Los Angeles, CA 90048. Manager—David Williams Management, 9614 Olympic Blvd., Suite F, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.


Actor, producer, and writer.


Stage Appearances:

(Stage debut) Tom Hogan, Trial of the Catonsville Nine, Center Stage Theatre, Baltimore, MD, 1972.

Title role The Impossible H. L. Mencken (solo show), American Place Theatre, New York City, 1980.

The Buddy System, Circle in the Square/Downtown, New York City, 1981.

(Broadway debut) Understudy David Kahn and Martin Heyman, Social Security, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 1986.

Gregory House, Faith, Hope, and Charity, South Street Theatre, New York City, 1988-89.

A Flea in Her Ear, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1989-90.

An American, Some Americans Abroad, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, then Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, both New York City, 1990.

Death Defying Acts, Variety Arts Theatre, New York City, 1995-96.

Hugh, Goodnight Children Everywhere, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, New York City, 1999.

John Roy, Good Thing, Theater at St. Clement's Church, New York City, 2001-2002.

The Mysteries, Classic Stage Company Theatre, New York City, 2004.

Henry, Rodney's Wife, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, 2004.

Herb, The Argument, Vineyard Theatre, New York City, 2005.

Uncle Fred and understudy Dr. Boyle, Prelude to a Kiss, American Airlines Theatre, New York City, 2007.

Also appeared as Ernest Wooley, Admirable Crichton, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT; Demitry, Idiots Karamazov, Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT; in Beauty and the Beast, PAF Playhouse, Long Island, NY; The Beaux Stratagem, Center Stage Theatre, New York City; Becoming Memories, McCann-Nugent Workshop Theatre, New York City; Endgame, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA; End of the World, Broadway production; Happy End, Yale Repertory Theatre; The Hotel Play, La Mama Experimental Theatre Club, New York City; The Importance of Being Earnest, American Stage Festival Theatre, Milford, NH; The Italian Straw Hat, Manhattan Punchline Theatre, New York City; A Midsummer Night's Dream, Kenyon Festival Theatre, Columbus, OH; The Modern Ladies of Guanabacoa, Marathon 83 Festival, Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York City; The Possessed, Yale Repertory Theatre; Rat's Nest, Van Dam Theatre, New York City; Rosario and the Gypsies.

Stage Work:

Producer, Das Lusitania Songspiel, Van Dam Theatre, New York City, 1976.

Producer, Titanic, Van Dam Theatre, 1976.

Film Appearances:

(Film debut) Jack Abel, Stardust Memories, United Artists, 1979.

Librarian, Sophie's Choice, Universal, 1982.

Paul Deghuee, Zelig, Warner Bros., 1983.

Head librarian, Ghost Busters, Columbia, 1984.

Mr. Hirsch's lawyer, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Orion, 1985.

Jonathan Rice, Heartburn, Paramount, 1986.

Bearded man, Hello Again, Buena Vista, 1987.

Mr. Medved, Three O'Clock High, Universal, 1987.

Phil, Big, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1988.

Ned Lewis, The Boost, Hemdale, 1988.

Dad, My First Haircut, 1988.

Marvin Clay, Bloodhounds of Broadway, Columbia, 1989.

The veterinarian, See You in the Morning, 1989.

Stokes, The Boy Who Cried Bitch, Pilgrims 3 Corp., 1991.

U.S. consul, Mamma ci penso io (also known as Mom I Can Do It), France Film, 1992.

The lawyer, Where the Rivers Flow North, 1993, Caledonia Pictures, 1994.

Chauffeur, The Pickle (also known as The Adventures of the Flying Pickle), Columbia, 1993.

Ralph, Mr. Wonderful, Warner Bros., 1993.

Major General John F. Reynolds, Gettysburg, New Line Cinema, 1993.

Andy, Copycat, Warner Bros., 1995.

Jogging track executive, The Associate, Buena Vista, 1996.

Mall toy store manager, Jingle All the Way, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996.

Second FBI agent, A Further Gesture (also known as The Break, Un gesto mas, and Das Letzte Attentat), Castle Hill, 1996.

Bernard Chute, Childhood's End, 1996.

Jim Davenport, Picture Perfect, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997.

Broygo, The Devil's Advocate (also kwon as Devil's Advocate and Im auftrag des teufels), Warner Bros., 1997.

Congressman Marshall, The Siege, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1998.

Barry Litzer, Two Ninas, 1999, Castle Hill Productions, 2001.

Paul, 24 Nights, Cynical Boy Productions, 1999.

Gary Lieberman, Dinner Rush, Giraldi/Suarez Productions, 2000.

Harold Rosenberg, Pollock, Sony Pictures Classics, 2000.

Laundryman, Woman Found Dead in Elevator, Big Telescope, 2000.

Voice of Porter, Freeware (animated short), 2000.

Larry Falwell, Say It Isn't So, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2001.

Dr. Pete, Plan B, Franchise Pictures, 2001.

Executive number one, Kate & Leopold, Miramax, 2001.

(Uncredited) Jerry, Unfaithful (also known as Infidele and Untreu), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2002.

(As John M. Rothman) Ben, The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2002.

H. L. Mencken, Good Night Valentino (short), 2003.

Quesada attorney, Daredevil (also known as Daredevil: A Daring New Vision), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2003.

Dad, Easy, Magic Lamp, 2003.

Stu, Welcome to Mooseport, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2004.

Dave's lawyer, Knots (also known as Sex, Love and Lies), Lions Gate Films Home Entertainment, 2004.

Minty O'Hare, The Door in the Floor, Focus Features, 2004.

Corporate board, I Heart Huckabees (also known as I Love Huckabees), Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2004.

Business man, Taxi (also known as New York Taxi and Taxi 2004), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2004.

Sal Guardino, Brooklyn Lobster, Shoreline Entertainment, 2005.

Jack Bloomberg, Prime, Universal, 2005.

Priest, The Ringer, Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2005.

Edward P. Felt, United 93 (also known as Vol 93), Universal, 2006.

Editor, The Devil Wears Prada, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2006.

Puffy man, The Hoax, Miramax, 2006.

Rene, Dark Matter, Myriad Pictures, 2007.

Matan, Arranged, Film Movement, 2007.

Rifkin's father, Day Zero, 2007.

Minister, Reservation Road, Focus Features, 2007.

Carl, Enchanted (animated), 2007.

Himself, Certifiably Jonathan, 2007.

The Understudy, 2008.

Film Work:

Producer, Good Night Valentino, 2003.

Television Appearances; Series:

Dr. Ackerman, Stephen King's "Golden Years" (also known as Golden Years), CBS, 1991.

Dr. Alan Bergman, Birdland, ABC, 1994.

Agent Katz, Feds, 1997.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Jack Greenberg, Separate but Equal, ABC, 1991.

Warren Moberg, From the Earth to the Moon, HBO, 1998.

White House advisor, Witness to the Mob, 1998.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Contest judge, How to Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days, PBS, 1983.

Executive officer on the Aurora, Hostile Waters (also known as Im Fahrwasser des todes and Peril en mer), HBO, 1997.

Franklin Parker, Rear Window, ABC, 1998.

Estate lawyer, Mary and Rhoda, NBC, 2000.

Dave's lawyer, Sex, Love and Lies, Lifetime, 2005.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Arthur Granger, Landscape with Waitress, PBS, 1986.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Attorney Ralph Pugh, Ryan's Hope, ABC, 1981.

Dr. Francis Mitchell, "Impressions," Nurse, CBS, 1982.

Young man, "The Tear Collector," Tales from the Darkside, 1985.

Stanley Michaels, "The Man Who Wasn't There," Spenser: For Hire, 1987.

Jim, "The Enormous Radio," Tales from the Darkside, 1987.

Internist, "Indifference," Law & Order, NBC, 1990.

O'Hara, "Skin Deep," Law & Order, NBC, 1992.

Zimmer, "Personal Foul," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1993.

Arthur Cohen number two, "Parents Weekend," Class of '96, 1993.

Agent Medwin, Michael Hayes, CBS, 1997.

Dr. Tim Spivak, Dellaventura, CBS, 1997.

Clayton, "Having Trouble with the Language," Trinity, 1999.

Ross Green, "Anywhere But Here," Third Watch, NBC, 1999.

Joshua Roth, "Perception," Deadline, NBC, 2000.

Dr. Diamond, "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished," 100 Centre Street, Arts and Entertainment, 2001.

Dr. Diamond, "The Fix," 100 Centre Street, Arts and Entertainment, 2001.

Steven Strelzik, "Chosen," Law & Order, NBC, 2003.

Charles Milford, "Public Relations," Arrested Development, Fox, 2004.

Christopher Coddington, "Getting Out," Judging Amy, CBS, 2005.

Martin Bernip, "Savasana," Conviction, NBC, 2006.

Judge Joe Green, The Guiding Light (also known as Guiding Light), CBS, 2007.


Stage Plays:

The Impossible H. L. Mencken (solo show), American Place Theatre, New York City, 1980.


Good Night Valentino, 2003.

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