Ian Lithgow
Ian Lithgow
Ian Lithgow


Ian David Lithgow
3 February 1972 (age 43)
Cambridge, Massachusetts, US



Years Active

1993 - Present


John Lithgow (Father)
Jean Taynton (Mother)
Nathan Lithgow (Half-Borther)
Phoebe Lithgow (Half-Sister)

Ian David Lithgow is an American stage and film actor. He played the role of Leon in the shows six season run.

Biography Edit

Ian David Lithgow was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, eldest son of the actor John Lithgow and his first wife, Jean Taynton. He had two half siblings, Phoebe (born 1982) and Nathan (born 1983).

He got his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles. He currently runs a practice in Lower Manhattan specializing in marriage and family therapy.

Lithgow is an award-winning actor who has performed in TV, film, and in regional theaters across the country including the Goodman Theater, the American Repertory Theater, the Williamstown Theater Festival, the Ahmanson Theater, and the Pasadena Playhouse. Lithgow is best known for co-starring with his father in the NBC sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun, playing the role of Leon, a purportedly dim-witted student who attends the physics class led by his father's character, Dick Solomon, between 1996 and 2001. He created the role of Tony in Boy Gets Girl, which he performed at the Manhattan Theater Club.

Filmography Edit

  • 1993 - A Pound of Flesh
  • 1996-2001 - 3rd Rock from the Sun - (Leon)
  • 1999 - Far from Bismarck - (Wallace)
  • 1999 - Puppet, Love and Mertz - (Puppet)
  • 2003 - Rice Girl - (Detective Tom Monk)
  • 2005 - Fellini's Donut - (Guido Anselmi)

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