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Thomas Griffin Dunne (born June 8, 1955 in New York, New York) is an American actor and film director. He is the son of producer/writer Dominick Dunne, brother of actress Dominique Dunne, and the nephew of John Gregory Dunne and Joan Didion. He was married (1989) and divorced (1995) from the American actress Carey Lowell with whom he has one daughter, named Hannah Dunne. June 8 is the 159th day of the year (160th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... Dominick Dunne, born October 29, 1925 in Hartford, CT, is an American writer and investigative journalist describing the way high society interacts with the judiciary system. ... Dominique Dunne (November 23, 1959 – November 4, 1982) was an American actress. ... John Gregory Dunne (25 May 1932 - 30 December 2003) was an American novelist, screenwriter and literary critic. ... Joan Didion (born December 5, 1934) is an American writer, known as a journalist, essayist, and novelist. ... Carey Lowell (born February 11, 1961 in Huntington, New York) is an American actress. ...


As of 2004 he has appeared as an actor 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 Law & Order: Criminal Intent. shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A television movie (also TV movie, TV-movie, made-for-TV movie, etc. ... The Other Side of the Mountain is a 1975 American film based on a true story of Jill Kinmont who is injured in a skiing accident at the 1956 Winter Olympics in Utah. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Frasier is a popular American situation comedy television series that starred Kelsey Grammer, reprising the character of psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane from parent show Cheers, which had ended months before. ... Saturday Night Live (SNL) is a weekly late night 91-minute American comedy-variety show based in New York City that has been broadcast live by NBC on Saturday nights since October 11, 1975. ... Alias is an American SpyFi television series, created by J. J. Abrams. ... Law & Order: Criminal Intent is a United States crime drama television series that began in 2001. ...


Notable Performances

My Girl (1991) as Jake Bixler, Johnny Dangerously (1987) as Tommy Kelly, Who's That Girl? (1987) as Loudon Trott, After Hours (1985) as Paul Hackett, and An American Werewolf in London (1981) as Jack Goodman. My Girl is a 1991 coming-of-age dramatic comedy starring Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis, Macaulay Culkin and Anna Chlumsky. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Johnny Dangerously is 1984 comedy spoof of 1930s crime/gangster movies. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Whos That Girl? is the name of a 1987 movie, released on August 7 of that year by Warner Brothers. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... After Hours is an American film released in 1985, directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Joseph Minion. ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... An American Werewolf in London is a comedy/horror film released in 1981, written and directed by John Landis. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ...


Jack in American Werewolf is perhaps his most remembered role as the sidekick to David Kessler, who was played by David Naughton. The duo, savaged by a werewolf in Northern England, leaves Jack undead and David gradually turning into the titular monster. David Naughton (born 13 February 1951, in West Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.) is an American actor and singer, best known for starring in the 1981 horror film An American Werewolf in London as David Kessler. ... A German woodcut from 1722 A werewolf (also lycanthrope or wolfman) in folklore is a person who shapeshifts into a wolf or wolflike creature, either purposely evil, by using magic, or after being placed under a curse. ... Northern England, The North or North of England is a rather ill-defined term, with no universally accepted definition. ... Undead is a collective name for mythological beings that are deceased yet behave as if alive. ...


Dunne's turn is macabrely humorous as he returns throughout the film in the company of Kessler's other progressively more putrid victims to implore David to kill himself before he turns into a full-fledged monster and wreaks havoc on the terrified citizens of London. Suicide (Latin sui caedere, to kill oneself) is the act of intentionally taking ones own life. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...


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Griffin Dunne - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (269 words)
Griffin Dunne (born June 8, 1955 in New York, New York) is an American actor and film director.
He is the son of producer/writer Dominick Dunne, brother of actress Dominique Dunne, and the nephew of John Gregory Dunne and Joan Didion.
Dunne's turn is macabrely humorous as he returns throughout the film in the company of Kessler's other progressively more putrid victims to implore David to kill himself before he turns into a full-fledged monster and wreaks havoc on the terrified citizens of London.
NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Griffin Dunne (1015 words)
Griffin Dunne (born June 8, 1955 in New York, New York) is an American actor.
Griffin Dunne as an animated corpse in An American Werewolf in London.
Dunne's turn is macabrely humorous as he returns throughout the film in the company of David's other, progressively more putrid victims to implore him to kill himself before he turns into a full-fledged monster and wreaks havoc on the terrified citizens of central London.
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