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Ian Lithgow
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Birthname Ian David Lithgow
Born 3 February 1972 (1972-02-03) (age 48)
Birthplace Cambridge, Massachusetts, US
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Occupation(s) Actor, therapist
Years active 1993–present
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Parents John Lithgow
Jean Taynton


Ian David Lithgow (born 3 February 1972) is an American actor, best known for his work as Leon in the NBC's series 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996–2001).

Biography

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

He received 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.[1]

Ian Lithgow is an award-winning actor who has performed in TV, film, and in regional theatres across the country including the Goodman Theatre, the American Repertory Theatre, the Williamstown Theatre Festival, the Ahmanson Theatre, and the Pasadena Playhouse. Ian is best known for appearing in the 1990's NBC sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun, playing the recurring role of Leon, a purportedly dim-witted student who attends the physics class of Dick Solomon (portrayed by real-life father John Lithgow). He created the role of Tony in Boy Gets Girl, which he performed at the Manhattan Theatre Club.

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1993 A Pound of Flesh
1996-2001 3rd Rock from the Sun Leon 48 episodes
1999 Far from Bismarck Wallace
1999 Puppet, Love and Mertz Puppet Short
2003 Rice Girl Detective Tom Monk
2005 Fellini's Donut Guido Anselmi Short

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