digplanet beta 1: Athena
Share digplanet:


Applied sciences






















Tony Goldwyn
Goldwyn attends the Yahoo News/ABCNews Pre-White House Correspondents' dinner reception, May 2014.
Goldwyn in May 2014
Born Anthony Howard Goldwyn
(1960-05-20) May 20, 1960 (age 54)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor/Director
Years active 1986–present
Spouse(s) Jane Michelle Musky
Children 2

Anthony Howard "Tony" Goldwyn (born May 20, 1960) is an American actor and director. He portrayed the villain Carl Bruner in Ghost, Colonel Bagley in The Last Samurai, and the voice of the title character of the Disney animated film Tarzan. He stars in the ABC drama Scandal, as Fitzgerald Grant III, President of the United States.[1]

Early life[edit]

Goldwyn was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of actress Jennifer Howard and film producer Samuel Goldwyn, Jr. Goldwyn's paternal grandparents were mogul Samuel Goldwyn and actress Frances Howard,[2] while his maternal grandparents were playwright Sidney Howard and actress Clare Eames. One of his maternal great-great-grandfathers was Maryland Governor and Senator William Thomas Hamilton.[3] 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 at the film premiere of Divergent on March 18, 2014

Goldwyn's best remembered role is most likely that 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. He also voiced the title character from the 1999 animated feature film, Tarzan, produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and reprised the role in the video games Disney's Tarzan Untamed and Kingdom Hearts. He had a recurring role on the NBC-Universal drama Law & Order: Criminal Intent as Frank Goren, brother of lead character Robert Goren, played by Vincent D'Onofrio. Acting and directing duties for the first season of "Dexter" for Showtime (Brother John Goldwyn is Executive Producer).

As 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. Goldwyn played J.D. Sheldrake, the philandering business executive, in the Broadway musical Promises, Promises starring Sean Hayes and Kristin Chenoweth.[4] The cast recording was released on June 23, 2010, with Goldwyn in three tracks.[5][6]

Goldwyn played Captain von Trapp (opposite Laura Osnes as Maria) in a concert performance of The Sound of Music at Carnegie Hall on April 25, 2012. The benefit included opera singer Stephanie Blythe as the Mother Abbess, Brooke Shields as Baroness Schraeder and Patrick Page as Max.[7]

Since 2012, he has appeared as Fitzgerald Grant III in ABC television series Scandal (TV series).

Goldwyn is currently filming to star in new Lifetime movie, Outlaw Prophet, as Warren Jeffs. [8]

Personal life[edit]

Goldwyn has been married to production designer Jane Michelle Musky since 1987.[9] They have two daughters.[10]



Title Year Role Notes
Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives 1986 Darren
Gaby: A True Story 1987 David
Dark Holiday 1989 Ken Horton
Ghost 1990 Carl Bruner
Kuffs 1991 Ted Bukovsky
Traces of Red 1992 Steve Frayn
The Pelican Brief 1993 Fletcher Coal
The Last Tattoo 1994 Capt. Michael Starwood
The Last Word 1995 Stan
Nixon 1995 Harold Nixon
Reckless 1995 Tom
The Substance of Fire 1996 Aaron Geldhart
Trouble on the Corner 1997 Jeff Stewart
Kiss the Girls 1997 Dr. William 'Will' Rudolph
The Lesser Evil 1998 Frank O'Brian
Tarzan 1999 Tarzan (voice)
Pocahontas: The Legend 1999 Sir Edwin Wingfield
The 6th Day 2000 Michael Drucker
An American Rhapsody 2001 Peter
Bounce 2001 Greg Janello
Abandon 2002 Dr. David Schaffer
Joshua 2002 Joshua
Kingdom Hearts 2002 Tarzan (voice) Video game
The Last Samurai 2003 Colonel Bagley
Ash Tuesday 2003 Elliott
The Godfather of Green Bay 2005 Big Jake Norquist
American Gun 2005 Frank
Romance and Cigarettes 2005 Kitty's First Love
The Sisters 2005 Vincent Antonelli
Ghosts never Sleep 2005 Jared Dolan
Poliwood 2009 Himself Documentary
The Last House on the Left 2009 John Collingwood
The Mechanic 2011 Dean
Divergent 2014 Andrew Prior


Title Year Episode Role
St. Elsewhere 1987 Episode: "Schwarzwald" Henry
Matlock 1987 Episode: "The Doctors" Dr. Mark Campion
CBS Summer Playhouse 1987 Episode: "Mabel and Max" Paul
Designing Women 1987 Episode: "Killing All the Right People" Kendall
LA Law 1988 Episode: "Fetus Completus" Chris Arnett
Hunter 1988 Episode: "Murder He Wrote" Byron
Favorite Son 1988 TV mini series
Murphy Brown 1988 Episode: "Respect" Bobby Powell
Tales from the Crypt 1991 Episode: "Abra Cadaver" Dr. Carl Fairbanks
L'Amérique en otage 1991 TV Movie Jody Powell
The Last Mile 1992 TV Short
Taking the Heat 1993 TV Movie Michael
Love Matters 1993 TV Movie Geoffrey
Doomsday Gun 1994 TV Movie Donald Duvall
Under Fire 1995 Pilot James Warren
A Woman of Independent Means 1995 TV mini series Robert Steed
Truman 1995 TV Movie Clark Clifford
The Boys Next Door 1996 TV Movie Jack Palmer
The Song of the Lark 1997 TV Short Fred Ottenburg
From the Earth to the Moon 1998 2 episodes Neil Armstrong
Frasier 2001 Episode: "Love Stinks" Roger
American Masters 2001 Documentary; episode: "Goldwyn The Man and His Movies" Himself
The L Word 2004–2005 2 episodes Burr Connor
Without A Trace 2004 2 episodes Greg Knowles / Rick Knowles
Dexter 2006 Episode: "Shrink Wrap" Dr. Emmett Meridian
Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2007–2008 4 episodes Frank Goren
The Good Wife 2009 Episode: "Lifeguard" Judge Henry Baxter
Drop Dead Diva 2011 Episode: "Closure" Alan Roberts
The Unknown 2012 Episode: "Spare the Child" Bill Watson
Scandal 2012–present Main cast Fitzgerald Grant III
Outlaw Prophet 2014 TV Movie Warren Jeffs


Title Year Episode
A Walk on the Moon 1999 Also producer
Someone Like You 2001
Without A Trace 2004 Episode: "American Goddess"
The L Word 2004–2005 3 episodes
Grey's Anatomy 2006 2 episodes
The Last Kiss 2006
Law and Order 2006 Episode: "Thinking Makes It So"
Dexter 2006–2007 4 episodes
Private Practice 2007 Episode: "In Which Sam Receives an Unexpected Visitor..."
Six Degrees 2007 Episode: "Ray's Back"
Kidnapped 2007 Episode: "Acknowledgement"
Alibi 2007
Dirty Sexy Money 2007 Episode: "The Nutcracker"
Conviction 2010 Also producer
Damages 2010 Episode: "Flight's at 11:08"
Justified 2010–2012 3 episodes
Hawthorne 2011 Episode: "To Tell the Truth"
Scandal 2012-2014 2 episodes
The Divide 2014 Also producer


Title Year Role
Tom Jones 1988
The Sum of Us 1989
Chartaginians 1990
Picnic 1991
Spike Heels 1992 Andrew
Lady in the Dark 1994 Charley Johnson
Holiday 1995 Johnny Case
The Water's Edge 2006 Richard
Promises, Promises 2010 J.D. Sheldrake
24 Hour Plays Broadway 2010
Broadway Backwards 5 2010
The Sound of Music 2012 Captain von Trapp


Title Author Year
The Grifters Jim Thompson 1991
Tenth Commandment Lawrence Sanders 1992
Dead Irish (Dismas Hardy Series #1) John Lescroart 2000
The Millionaires Brad Meltzer 2005
The Devil in the White City Erik Larson 2007
A Death in Vienna Daniel Silva 2007
Kate Remembered A. Scott Berg 2007
Thunderstruck Erik Larson 2008


Title Year Album Notes
Wanting Things 2010 Promises, Promises
Christmas Day 2010 Promises, Promises feat Ashley Amber
It's Our Little Secret 2010 Promises, Promises feat Sean Hayes


External links[edit]

Original courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Tony_Goldwyn — Please support Wikipedia.
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia. A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.
83541 videos foundNext > 

Scandal's Tony Goldwyn on Dating Black Women, Working w Patrick Swayze, & Exec Producing The Divide.

Subscribe to our page: http://bit.ly/SVsBQC TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RealSway http://twitter.com/TheHappyHourwHB http://twitter.com/DJWonder http://twitte...

Tony Goldwyn: Kerry Washington 'teases me'

Tony Goldwyn: Kerry Washington 'teases me' Actor Tony Goldwyn, who co-stars with Kerry Washington on the hit drama "Scandal," plays an extremist religious le...

Tony Goldwyn on Jimmy Kimmel Live PART 1

Tony talks about his new film Divergent and the fandom surrounding the series of books the movie is based on. See Tony Goldwyn in Divergent! Go to www.Diverg...

Tony Goldwyn on The Talk 14 08 14

Tony Goldwyn talking about Ghost(again...) Scandal and his new show The Divide on WEtv.

Tony Goldwyn Plays "Name That President" on The Queen Latifah Show

Tony Goldwyn plays "Name That President" against 10-year-old Presidential expert Jaden Wilkins. Find out who comes out on top. SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/QLsub...

An Evening With Shonda 2) Tony Goldwyn Chemistry With Kerry Washington

An Evening With Shonda 2) Tony Goldwyn Chemistry With Kerry Washington Part of event "An Evening With Shonda & Friends", Shonda tell story about pairing Tony...

Tony Goldwyn on J. Kimmel March 20 '14

Tony Goldwyn on J. Kimmel March 20 '14.

Tony Goldwyn and Marin Ireland - talking about The Divide and Scandal

Tony Goldwyn and Marin Ireland - talking about The Divide and Scandal | July 2014.

Scandal exclusive video: Kerry Washington and Tony Goldwyn trade roles!

No one can steal a scene quite like this pair, but ever wonder how the tables would turn if Olivia Pope was the President? Washington and Goldwyn played alon...

Tony Goldwyn - Taking the Heat (1993) Full

Tony Goldwyn and Lynn Whitfield star in the 1993 TV movie "Taking the Heat''. Director Tom Mankiewicz delivers this made-for-cable thriller starring Tony Gol...

83541 videos foundNext > 

1031 news items

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 06:03:41 -0700

Here, Couric, along with three ambassadors for SU2C—basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who was diagnosed with a form of leukemia in 2008; Scandal star Tony Goldwyn, whose mother died of lung cancer in 1993; and Delaware high-school senior ...
A.V. Club DC
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:03:45 -0700

Welcome to Random Roles, wherein we talk to actors about the characters who defined their careers. The catch: They don't know beforehand what roles we'll ask them to talk about. The actor: Tony Goldwyn handily qualifies as Hollywood royalty—his ...


Wed, 06 Aug 2014 10:00:51 -0700

But what appears scandalous on the surface is far more complicated, says her co-star and onscreen love interest Tony Goldwyn. “What's true about Olivia is that she's a very dynamic, powerful, willful individual,” he says. “I think it's been hard for ...

International Business Times AU

International Business Times AU
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 23:06:04 -0700

Shonda Rhimes, creator of the political drama series, "is not repeating herself," Tony Goldwyn, who plays Fitz, said to Glamour, adding, "if you think about where we ended the last season, of course it's different because everything's darker." The ...

Madame Noire

Madame Noire
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:14:14 -0700

Since the birth of her baby girl, Kerry Washington has stunned us with her motherly glow. Unfortunately for Washington's fans, no picture of her daughter Isabelle has surfaced just yet. But Washington's television lover Fitz, played by Tony Goldwyn ...
First Coast News
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 12:07:30 -0700

Tony Goldwyn Out In Hollywood With His Wife!!! He tries to dispel the theory that all black men on Shonda Rhimes' shows get fired! http://www.firstcoastnews.com/video/3719740999001/1/Tony-Goldwyn-Out-In-Hollywood-With-His-Wife ...

Air Herald

Fashion & Style
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 11:05:58 -0700

Tony Goldwyn, who plays President Fitzgerald Grant, recently revealed that Fitz and Mellie will be at a different place than fans are used to seeing, mostly because of all the recent hardships the characters have had to endure. "They've been through ...

E! Online

Access Hollywood
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 00:21:49 -0700

The cast of “Scandal,” including Joe Morton, Kate Burton, Bellamy Young and Tony Goldwyn, talk to Access' Liz Hernandez on the red carpet of the 66th Annual Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards. How thrilled are they that the show has become so ...

Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter

Talk About Tony Goldwyn

You can talk about Tony Goldwyn with people all over the world in our discussions.

Support Wikipedia

A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia. Please add your support for Wikipedia!