John Arthur Lithgow, best known for his portrayal of Arthur Mitchell in the popular television series " Dexter," is an actor, musician, singer, and author. He has a plethora of awards and accolades to his name. He is been awarded 2Tony awards, 5Emmy awards, 2 Screen Actors Guild Awards and 4Drama Desk Awards. His contributions to cinema have made him a remarkable star not only on the Hollywood Walk of Fame but also in the American Theatre Hall of Lithgow has enthralled audiences with his captivating performances in films like " Interstellar," and "Rise of the Planet of the Apes." He has also acted in movies like "The Pelican Brief," "Obsession," and " Footloose."

He has featured in Broadway musicals like "Sweet Smell of Summer," "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," and "Twelfth Night." Lithgow was born on October 19, 1945, in Rochester, New York, to parents Sarah Jane and Arthur Washington Lithgow III. He graduated with a degree in history and literature from Harvard College. Subsequently, he was appointed to the college’s Board of Overseers. He also served in the Department of Arts and Literature at WBAI; a listener-supported radio station. Lithgow decided to become an actor during his years at Harvard, after participating in a performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s "Utopia Limited."

Lithgow’s acting career began with his debut on Broadway in 1973. He had featured in "The Changing Room" by David Storey, and his performance had earned him a Tony and a Drama Desk Award. He went on to act in plays like "My Fat Friend," (opposite Lynn Redgrave), and "A Memory of Two Mondays" (opposite Meryl Streep). He even got nominated in the Best Actor category for the Tony Award for his phenomenal performance in "Requiem for a Heavyweight," and "M. Butterfly."

He won the same award in 2002 for playing J.J Hunsecker in "The Sweet Smell of Success," and again in 2005 for "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels." Lithgow was responsible for the debut of the elephant character, Nurse Mabel Buntz, in the Carnival of Animals in the NYC Ballet and Houston Ballet in 2004 and 2007 respectively. He starred opposite Jennifer Ehle in "Mr. and Mrs. Fitch," directed by Douglas Carter Beane, from February 22 to April 10, 2010. He returned to Broadway in the role of Joseph Alsop in David Auburn’s "King Lear" at the Delacorte Theater in February 2014.

Later he was seen playing the part of Tobias in the revival of Edward Abe’s "A Delicate Balance" in the same year. In 1979, Lithgow played the role of Lucas Sergeant in Bob Farse’s "All that Jazz" (a semi-autobiographical movie drawing on the life of Michael Bennett, the director). He was nominated for an Academy Award for the portrayal of Roberta Muldoon and Sam Burns in "The World According to Garp" ,an adaptation of a noveland “Terms of Endearment",a comedy drama respectively. He formed the character of Lizardo, also known as Lord John Whorfin, an Italian physicist whose body is taken over by an evil alien. He played this role in "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai across the 8th Dimension”, a science fiction directed byW.D.Richter. In the movie "Footloose," he played a reverend who is averse to dancing. He also appeared as a paranoid passenger in the reappraisal of the famous episode of "Twilight Zone"- "Nightmare at 20,000 feet" for the silver screen.

He starred opposite Denzel Washington in "Ricochet" (1991) and as a man with split-personality disorder in "Raising Cain" (1992). He has also been the narrator in "Yertle the Turtle and other stories," a Dr. Seuss classic. In 1987, Lithgow featured in the family comedy "Harry and the Hendersons" (which had the legend of Bigfoot as its background). He has lent his voice to the evil Lord Farquaad, who appears in the Shrek movie series.

He is best known as Arthur Mitchell, Dexter’s enemy, and a serial killer, from the television show "Dexter." He has appeared in shows like "3rd Rock," "My Brother's Keeper," and "How I Met Your Mother" (as Jerry, Barney’s father.) Lithgow has authored several books for children, some of which are-"Marsupial Sue," "A Lithgow Palooza- 101 Ways to Entertain and Inspire Your Kids”, which is for the age group ranging from 3-12 years, and "I Got two Hot Dogs." He has also released a children’s album called "Singin’ in the Rain.”

John Judd English Actor

John Judd

John Judd, known for leading Engine Developments Ltd was born in 1942 in Coventry. He is a successful Formula One Engineer from England. He is known for his established partnership – One with Sir Jack Brabham who had won the F1 World Champion three times. After leaving school at a young age, Judd got signed as an employee of the engine company Coventry. The company gave Judd his first job.He later studied at a local college with the help of a scholarship. After gaining some experience from his job as well as school, he began working on the Coventry Climax Formula 1 Engine in the early 1960s which got used by Jack Brabham. Brabham then decided to shift from Coventry and Judd was later brought along by Brabham when he left Coventry to Repco.  There Judd was hired to work with Phil Irving who was an engine designer. Judd worked with Irving who was working towards building a 3-litre engine for Brabham which resulted in 2 drivers championships. He also won 2 constructor championships. Judd along with Brabham shifted once again. This time from Repco to Ford DFV engines built by Cosworth and hence Judd worked towards its development. A new engine was founded when the Brabham team sold to Bernie Ecclestone and then when they decided to launch a new project. This included an engine development project and thus a new company formed. This resulted in Engine Developments Ltd with Judd at the head. With Judd as the boss, Engines Developments Ltd became the manufacturers of Judd Engines. The company then prepared various engines for teams like Williams, Arrows, Lotus, Ensign and Fittipaldi. Judd has also worked towards developing an engine for Honda for their return to Formula Two. Various partnerships then followed after Judd’s successes with companies such as Yamaha to create engines for Formula 1. He created engines for Williams and Ligier for the 1988 season. They had a deal with Scuderia Italia where they supplied v10 engines in 1991. In the early years of the 21st Century, Judd and his company had a role to play in the winning of Le Mans Series, and they even secured the second place. The position was obtained in the championship of the Rolex Sports Car Series in 2002 along with the help of Doran. Judd was the reason behind the collaboration with Ray Mallock Ltd which led to the securing of the XV675, one of its successes, winning the LMP2.


John Lloyd Young

John Lloyd Mills Young, or JLY, is an American actor and a singer, having starred in the films "Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!" and "Jersey Boys". He has also starred in an episode of "Glee". He is a member of the William Inge Festival National Advisory Board and was appointed to the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities, by President Obama in 2013. He was born on 4 July 1975 in Sacramento and has lived from Nebraska to upstate New York. He has inherited the English, Welsh and German cultures from his paternal side, and the Italian culture from his mother Rosemarie Joan Cianciola. After finishing school in Pittsburgh, he went to Caracas, Venezuela as an exchange student and spent a year there. He pursued a degree in the art of theatre at Brown University and spent the senior year of his college life at Salamanca in Spain. He is well-versed in the Spanish literary culture. Young made his mark in the theatre world at a very young age, bagging roles in numerous regional and off-Broadway plays. Some of them are- "The Drawer Boy,” by Michael Healey, ‘Charlie’ in Julia Jordan’s "The Summer of the Swans,” (based on the book by Betsy Byars), ‘Moritz’ in the adaptation of "Spring Awakening" by Douglas Langworthy, and ‘Claudio’ in "The Five Hysterical Girls Theorem,” (a play by Rinne Groff which traces the endeavours of a few number theorists). He also starred as ‘Marius’ in a Los Angeles production of "Les Misèrables". He was the first guest star to appear on an episode of "Glee", as ‘Henri St. Pierre’. Young is known best for his role as Frankie Valli in "Jersey Boys,” for which he won a Tony for Best Actor Starring in a Musical in 2006. Ironically, he was unable to get the part in the show before it was staged at Broadway. Later, he was asked to lead the show on Broadway. Consequently, he participated in the production for two years, and performed in various important places throughout New York, including the White House. His association with the role ended in 2007, only to be rekindled in the film adaptation of the show, directed by Clint Eastwood and released in June 2014. Apart from his skills as an actor, Young’s singing talents have won him many accolades. He released his debut album "My Turn" in 2012, and his song "Beggin” from the "Jersey Boys" is very popular.

John Lloyd Young English Actor