Anthony Howard Goldwyn was born on May 20, 1960 in Los Angeles, California. His acting career spans over 30 years. The American actor has starred in numerous productions on Broadway and is best known for appearing in films including Ghost as well as his television role in the political drama Scandal.
With an actress and a film producer for parents, Goldwyn was destined for a career in the performing arts, auditioning for plays while in high school. Inspired to pursue a career on stage, he went on to receive a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Brandeis University. While studying, he also attended Hamilton College in New York, as well as receiving acting qualifications at HB Studio in New York and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
After graduating from drama school, Goldwyn’s major breakthrough came in 1990, when he played the role of Carl Bruner in Ghost in a cast including Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore. In the 1990s, Goldwyn went on to appear in television series including From the Earth to the Moon as astronaut Neil Armstrong and an interior designer in Designing Women, as well as lending his voice to the titular character in Disney’s Tarzan. His recent television credits include President Fitzgerald Grant in Scandal for ABC, Ben Lefevre in Chambers for Netflix and a recurring role on Law & Order: Criminal Intentas Frank Goren.
Goldwyn has also worked on creative teams, directing four feature films: A Walk on the Moon, Someone Like You, The Last Kiss, and Conviction. He has also directed episodes of popular television series including Dexter, Grey’s Anatomy, and Scandal.
As well as appearing in films and television series, Goldwyn made his stage debut in 1992 in a production of Theresa Rebeck’s Spike Heels, later making his Broadway debut in the 1995 revival of Holiday. He returned to Broadway 15 years later, playing J.D. Sheldrake in Promises, Promises alongside Sean Hayes and Kristin Chenoweth.
In 2019, Goldwyn starred in the Broadway transfer of Network at the Belasco Theatre as Max Schumacher, which is a stage adaptation of the Academy Award-winning 1976 film. He returned to Broadway to star as Henry Wilcox in The Inheritance at the Barrymore Theatre from January 5 through March 11, 2020.