Anthony Howard Goldwyn (born May 20, 1960 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actor and director who is best known Carl Bruner in the 1990 drama Ghost, the adulterous President Fitzgerald Grant in Scandal, and the voice of Tarzan.
Goldwyn was Hollywood royalty well before he made his acting debut in 1986, being the grandson of the late Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer producer Samuel Goldwyn and the late actress Frances Howard, as well as the son of the late producer Samuel Goldwyn Jr. and the late actress Jennifer Howard. His older brother, John, worked as a Paramount executive and his half-brother, Peter, currently owns the Samuel Goldwyn Company.
He has also directed several films, including The Last Kiss (starring Zach Braff) and Conviction (starring Hilary Swank), and episodes of various television series, including The L Word, Dexter and Scandal.
Tony Goldwyn's works provide examples of:
- Chronically Killed Actor: The characters Goldwyn played in Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives, Ghost, The Last Samurai, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Kiss the Girls, and Dexter all die. In addition, the character he played in Designing Women was dying with AIDS, and his character in Scandal is initially on his deathbed. Ultimately subverted, though, since the character is alive and well as of the season 3 finale.
- Family Business: His grandfather, Samuel Goldwyn Sr., was one of the founders of MGM. His father was a movie producer, his mother and grandmothers were actresses, his maternal grandfather was a playwright, and his brothers and sisters are movie producers.
- Pretty Fly for a White Guy: Just search his name on Tumblr and noticed the number of black female Tumblr who fawn over him (mainly due to his role as President Fitz, who pines over his black former Communications Director, Olivia Pope.)