Anthony Howard "Tony" Goldwyn (born May 20, 1960) is an American actor/director who is best known for his role as Carl Bruner in the 1990 drama Ghost and for playing the adulterous President Fitzgerald Grant in Scandal, the voice of the titular character in the 1999 Disney film 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 movies, such as the independent film, Conviction (starring Hillary Swank) and a few episodes of the series, Dexter.
- Chronically Killed Actor: The characters Goldwyn played in Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives, Ghost, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Dexter died. 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 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. 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.)