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Tony Goldwyn

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Tony Goldwyn
Goldwyn in 2019
Anthony Howard Goldwyn

(1960-05-20) May 20, 1960 (age 64)
Alma mater
Occupation(s)Actor, director, producer, singer, political activist
Years active1986–present
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Jane Michelle Musky
(m. 1987)
RelativesLiz Goldwyn (half-sister)[1]

Anthony Howard Goldwyn (born May 20, 1960) is an American actor, director, producer, singer and political activist. His well-known roles include Carl Bruner in Ghost, Tarzan in Tarzan, Colonel Bagley in The Last Samurai and the President in the ABC political drama Scandal.

Early life

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Goldwyn was born on May 20, 1960 in Los Angeles, California, the son of actress Jennifer Howard and film producer Samuel Goldwyn Jr. Goldwyn's paternal grandparents were mogul Samuel Goldwyn, a Polish Jewish immigrant, from Warsaw, and actress Frances Howard, who was originally from Nebraska.

Following his departure from drama school, Goldwyn began acting in guest star roles in the mid-1980s. Goldwyn is well known for his portrayal of Carl Bruner, friend-turned-betrayer 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.


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Year Title Role Notes
1986 Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives Darren Debut role
1987 Gaby: A True Story David
1989 Dark Holiday Ken Horton a.k.a. Passport to Terror
1990 Ghost Carl Bruner Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor
1992 Kuffs Ted Bukovsky
1992 Traces of Red Steve Frayn
1993 The Pelican Brief Fletcher Coal
1994 The Last Tattoo Capt. Michael Starwood
1995 The Last Word Stan
1995 Nixon Harold Nixon Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
1995 Reckless Tom
1995 Pocahontas: The Legend Sir Edwin Wingfield
1996 The Substance of Fire Aaron Geldhart
1997 Trouble on the Corner Jeff Stewart
1997 Kiss the Girls Dr. William 'Will' Rudolph
1998 The Lesser Evil Frank O'Brian
1999 Tarzan Tarzan Voice
2000 The 6th Day Michael Drucker
2001 An American Rhapsody Peter Sandor
2001 Bounce Greg Janello
2002 Abandon Dr. David Schaffer
2002 Joshua Joshua
2002 Kingdom Hearts Tarzan Voice, Video game
2003 The Last Samurai Colonel Bagley
2003 Ash Tuesday Elliott
2005 The Godfather of Green Bay Big Jake Norquist
2005 American Gun Frank
2005 Romance and Cigarettes Kitty's First Love
2005 The Sisters Vincent Antonelli
2005 Ghosts never Sleep Jared Dolan
2009 Poliwood Himself Documentary
2009 The Last House on the Left John Collingwood
2011 The Mechanic Dean Sanderson
2014 Divergent Andrew Prior
2015 The Divergent Series: Insurgent Andrew Prior
2016 The Belko Experiment Barry Norris
2017 All I Wish Adam
2017 Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House Ed Miller


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  1. Goldwyn, Liz (August 8, 2014). "The Hollywood Dynasty: Liz and Tony Goldwyn". Town & Country.