Tony Goldwyn

Tony Goldwyn

Infobox actor

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birthname = Anthony Howard Goldwyn
birthdate = birth date and age|1960|5|20
birthplace = Los Angeles, California
yearsactive = 1986 – present
Anthony Howard "Tony" Goldwyn (born May 20, 1960) is an American actor and director. He portrayed the villain Carl Bruner in "Ghost", Kendall Dobbs in "Designing Women" and the voice of the title character of the Disney animated "Tarzan" and "Kingdom Hearts".


Personal life

Goldwyn was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Jennifer Howard and film producer Samuel Goldwyn, Jr. Goldwyn's paternal grandparents were movie mogul Samuel Goldwyn and film actress Frances Howard, [ [ ] ] while his maternal grandparents were playwright Sidney Howard and actress Clare Eames. Goldwyn attended Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts (where he received his B.F.A), and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Goldwyn is married to production designer Jane Musky and the couple have two daughters.


Goldwyn's best remembered role is most likely that of Carl, friend of Patrick Swayze's character Sam Wheat in "Ghost". He is also well-known for his turn on the comedy series, "Designing Women" in which he played a young interior designer named Kendall Dobbs who was HIV positive, and asked the women of Sugarbakers to design his funeral. In the HBO miniseries "From the Earth to the Moon", Goldwyn played astronaut Neil Armstrong, commander of Apollo 11. He also provided the voice of the title character from 1999 animated feature film, "Tarzan", produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation. He reprised the role in the video games "Tarzan Untamed" and "Kingdom Hearts."

Also a stage actor, Goldwyn has appeared twice in Off-Broadway shows at Second Stage Theatre and on Broadway at Circle in The Square Theatre. At Second Stage he appeared in Theresa Rebeck's "Spike Heels" (1992) alongside Kevin Bacon and Julie White. Most recently, in the summer of 2006 at Second Stage Theatre he starred opposite Kate Burton in another Rebeck play, "The Water's Edge". He recently appeared in the episodes "Brother's Keeper" and "Endgame" on "", playing Det. Robert Goren's estranged older brother, Frank.


*"" (1986)
*"Gaby: A True Story" (1987)
*"Ghost" (1990)
*"Kuffs" (1991)
*"The Pelican Brief" (1993)
*"Nixon" (1995)
*"Reckless" (1995)
*"Kiss the Girls" (1997)
*"A Walk on the Moon" (1999) (director)
*"Tarzan" (1999) (voice)
*"The 6th Day" (2000)
*"Bounce" (2000)
*"Joshua" (2002)
*"Kingdom Hearts" (2003) (voice of Tarzan)
*"The Last Samurai" (2003)
*"The Godfather of Green Bay" (2005)
*"The Last Kiss" (2006) (director)
*"Grey's Anatomy" (2006) (director of two episodes)
*"Dexter" (2006) (actor in one episode and director of four episodes)
*"Private Practice" (2007) (director of one episode)


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