New York, NY
Griffin Dunne is an American actor, film producer, and film director. Dunne studied acting at The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York City. He has starred in two 1980 cult classics, An American Werewolf in London (1981) and After Hours (1985), where he also worked as a producer. Dunne acted in various roles while producing, including My Girl (1991) and I Like it Like (1994). Dunne WAS NOMINATED FOR AN ACADAMY AWARD FOR HIS SHORT FILM “DUKE OF GROOVE” And later directed such classics as Addicted to Love (1997) and Practical Magic (1998).
Dunne has been nominated for seven awards, winning five of them, including a Director’s Choice Award for The Discoverers (2012) at Sedona International Film Festival (2013), an Achievement in Acting Award for The Discoverers (2012) at Sarasota Film Festival (2013), a Pioneer Filmmaker Award at Deep Ellum Film Festival (2000), and a Best Feature Award for After Hours (1985) at Film Independent Spirit Awards (1986). Griffin is the son of noted writer, investigative journalist, and producer Dominick Dunne, whose archive resides at the Briscoe Center.