10 Things to Know about Tony Goldwyn

Tony Goldwyn Comes from a Family of Actresses
Tony Goldwyn Comes from a Family of Actresses

Tony Goldwyn’s mother was actress Jennifer Howard, a popular figure in TV shows during the American Golden Age of Television. His father is film producer Samuel Goldwyn, Jr., so he was familiar with stage life and acting from early on. Moreover, his maternal grandmother was actress Clare Eames and paternal grandmother was actress Frances Howard.

Goldwyn Has Been Married for Decades

Goldwyn Has Been Married for Decades

Goldwyn married his wife Jane Michelle Musky, a production designer, back in 1987. The couple has two daughters, Anna and Tess. In 2013 the couple had some problems because Jane could not withstand the sex scenes between Tony and Kerry Washington in the TV series ?Scandal? and thus she never watched the show, although his daughters did and even made jokes about it.

Goldwyn Has Lent His Voice to Several Audio Books

Goldwyn Has Lent His Voice to Several Audio Books

Tony Goldwyn first recorded an audio book, ‘The Grifters’, in 1991 and has narrated many others since then. He did the second audio book in 1992 and then continued after a break in 2000. The most fruitful year of audio books was 2007 when he worked on three audio books. All the audio books are from male authors.

Goldwyn Is the Voice of Tarzan in the Animated Version

Goldwyn Is the Voice of Tarzan in the Animated Version

The animated feature film ‘Tarzan’ by Walt Disney came out in 1999 and Goldwyn gave the voice to its title character. In addition, Goldwyn also voiced Tarzan in the video games “Kingdom Hearts” and “Disney’s Tarzan Untamed.” However, Brian Blessed voiced the famous yodel of Tarzan instead of Goldwyn.

Goldwyn Was the Promising New Actor in 1990

Goldwyn Was the Promising New Actor in 1990

Tony Goldwyn has his first major role back in 1990 when he played the villain, Carl Bruner, in the romantic fantasy-thriller ‘Ghost.’ The same year the Screen World listed him as one of the twelve promising new actors of 1990. Over the years, Goldwyn proved that he truly earned this title.

Goldwyn Is a Mixture of Many Nations

Goldwyn Is a Mixture of Many Nations

Tony Goldwyn’s paternal grandfather had roots in Warsaw, being born into a Polish Jewish family. In addition, Goldwyn’s list of colorful ancestors also includes Germans, English, Northern Irish, and Scottish. Goldwyn’s own birthplace, though, is Los Angeles, California.

Goldwyn Has Performed as a Stage Actor

Goldwyn Has Performed as a Stage Actor

Although you could mainly see Goldwyn in various movie and TV roles, he has also appeared on the stage. On Broadway, he appeared as J. D. Sheldrake in the Broadway musical ‘Promises, Promises’ in 2010. In Off-Broadway shows at Second Stage Theater, he contributed to ‘Spike Heels’ in 1992 and ‘The Water’s Edge’ in 2006. Besides from these three, he has also had other roles in theater.

Goldwyn Is Also a Director and Producer

Goldwyn Is Also a Director and Producer

Besides his numerous acting roles, Goldwyn has also directed and produced several TV shows. He started as a producer back in 1999 when he worked on the film ?A Walk on the Moon? and has thereon worked with popular TV series, such as ?Private Practice?, ?Grey?s Anatomy?, ?Justified?, ?The L Word?, and ?Dexter?.

Goldwyn's Grandfather Wrote 'Gone with the Wind'

Goldwyn’s Grandfather Wrote ‘Gone with the Wind’

Sidney Howard, Goldwyn’s maternal grandfather was a playwright who sometimes also created screenplays. In 1940, Howard even received a posthumous Academy Award for writing the screenplay for the famous movie ‘Gone with the Wind.’ Howard also received a Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1925.

Goldwyn's Grandfathers Collaborated on Many Movies

Goldwyn’s Grandfathers Collaborated on Many Movies

Screenplay writer Sidney Howard and mogul Samuel Goldwyn worked together on eight movies from 1929 until 1936. The titles included ‘Bulldog Drummond’ ‘Raffles,’ ‘One Heavenly Night,’ ‘Arrowsmith,’ ‘The Greeks Had a Word for Them’, and ‘Dodsworth.’ In fact, many members of his family are or were in the movie industry.

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