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Thomas Griffin Dunne

Birthplace: New York, NY, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Dominick John (Nick/Nicky) Dunne and Ellen Beatriz (Lenny) Dunne
Husband of Private
Ex-husband of Private and Carey E. Lowell
Father of Hannah Dunne
Brother of Dominique Dunne, I; Dominique Ellen Dunne, II; Beatriz Dunne and Private

Occupation: Actor, Director, director, producer
Managed by: Private User
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About Griffin Dunne

Thomas Griffin Dunne is an American actor and film director.

Dunne was born in New York City, New York, the son of Ellen Beatriz (née Griffin) Dunne and Dominick Dunne. His mother founded the victims' rights organization Justice for Homicide Victims and his father was a producer, writer, and actor. He was the older brother of slain actress Dominique Dunne and the nephew of John Gregory Dunne and Joan Didion.

From 1989-95, he was married to American actress Carey Lowell, with whom he has one daughter, named Hannah Dunne.

Dunne starred in An American Werewolf in London (1981) as Jack Goodman, Johnny Dangerously (1984) as Tommy Kelly, After Hours (1985) as Paul Hackett, Who's That Girl (1987) as Loudon Trott, My Girl (1991) as Jake Bixler, Quiz Show (1994) as an Account Guy, Game 6 (2005) as Elliott Litvak and I Like It Like That (1994) as Stephen Price.

As of 2004, he has appeared in nearly 40 films and TV movies, starting with The Other Side of the Mountain in 1975. He has produced and/or directed more than 10 other features and has made numerous TV appearances, including Frasier, Saturday Night Live, Alias, and especially Law & Order: Criminal Intent (Episodes 5, 118, and 128). Most recently, he portrayed Tony Mink in the comedy Trust Me (TV series) on TNT. In 1995, Griffin Dunne was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film for Duke of Groove, which he directed and co-wrote. He shared the nomination with producer Thom Colwell. He is also a known producer along with his producing partner, actress Amy Robinson (Mean Streets) for producing After Hours, Running On Empty & Game 6.

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Griffin Dunne's Timeline

June 8, 1955
New York, NY, United States
April 12, 1990
Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, CA, United States