Griffin Dunne

Griffin Dunne Biography

Thomas Griffin Dunne (born June 8, 1955), known professionally as Griffin Dunne, is an American actor, film producer and film director.

Early life

Dunne was born Thomas Griffin Dunne in New York City, the son of Ellen Beatriz (ne Griffin) and Dominick Dunne. He is the older brother of Alexander and Dominique Dunne. His mother founded the victims' rights organization Justice for Homicide Victims after Dominique's murder in 1982. His father was a producer, writer, and actor. He is also the nephew of John Gregory Dunne and Joan Didion.



Dunne began his acting career at age 19 with a small supporting role in The Other Side of the Mountain in 1975. He has since appeared on both film and television, starring 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 opposite Madonna, My Girl (1991) as Jake Bixler, Quiz Show (1994) as the Geritol Account Executive, Game 6 (2005) as Elliott Litvak and I Like It Like That (1994) as Stephen Price. Dunne also played Dr. Vass, opposite Matthew McConaughey, in the Oscar-nominated 2013 film " Dallas Buyers Club."

Dunne's TV appearances include Frasier, Saturday Night Live, Alias, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent (Episodes 5, 118, and 128). He portrayed Tony Mink in the comedy Trust Me on TNT. In 2012, Dunne guest-starred as management consultant Marco Pelios in seven episodes of the premiere season of the Showtime TV series House of Lies.


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. Along with his producing partner, actress/producer Amy Robinson, he has produced several films including Baby It's You, After Hours, Running on Empty & Game 6 through their company, Double Play Productions.


Dunne's directorial debut was the 1995 short film Duke of Groove. Since then, he has directed five feature films, including Addicted to Love (1997) and Practical Magic (1998). He also directed one segment of the 2012 anthology film Movie 43.

Personal life

From 1989 to 1995, he was married to American actress Carey Lowell, with whom he has one daughter, actress Hannah Dunne.

In July 2009, he married his second wife, Anna Bingemann, an Australian stylist.


Year Film Functioned as
Director Producer Actor Role
1975 The Other Side of the Mountain Herbie Johnson
1979 Head Over Heels Dr. Mark
1981 An American Werewolf in London Jack Goodman
The Fan Production Assistant
1983 Baby It's You
Cold Feet Tom Christo
1984 Johnny Dangerously Tommy Kelly
1985 After Hours Paul Hackett
Almost You Alex Boyer
1987 Amazon Women on the Moon ("Hospital") Doctor
Who's That Girl Louden Trott
1988 The Big Blue Duffy
Me and Him Bert
Running on Empty
1990 White Palace
Secret Weapon
1991 My Girl Mr. Jake Bixler
Once Around Rob
1992 Big Girls Don't Cry... They Get Even David
Straight Talk Alan Riegert
1993 Naked in New York Auditioner
The Pickle Planet Cleveland Man (uncredited)
1994 I Like It Like That Stephen Price
Quiz Show Geritol Account Executive
1995 The Android Affair Teach / William
Search and Destroy Martin Mirkheim
1996 Duke of Groove
Joe's Apartment
1997 Addicted to Love
1998 Practical Magic
2000 Famous Andrew
2001 Piero Agent
Sam the Man Man in Bathroom
2002 40 Days and 40 Nights Jerry Anderson
Cheats Mr. Davis
Warning: Parental Advisory Frank Zappa
What Leonard Comes Home To Leonard
2003 Stuck on You Himself
2005 Fierce People
Game 6 Elliott Litvak
2006 The Bondage Dr. Simon
Your Product Here
2007 Snow Angels Don Parkinson
2008 The Accidental Husband
The Great Buck Howard Jonathan Finerman
2009 Shrink (uncredited)
2010 Last Night Truman
2011 Fugly! Jefferey
2012 The Discoverers Lewis Birch
2013 Broken City Sam Lancaster
Blood Ties McNally
Movie 43
Dallas Buyers Club Dr. Vass
2014 Rob the Mob Dave Lovell
Mania Days George

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