Griffin Dunne is an American actor and film director best known in television acting for his role as supervisor Tony Mink in the television drama series Trust Me, in 2009.
Dunne is an accomplished director, actor and producer who quickly established himself with the short film Duke of Groove, for which he received an Academy Award nomination.
His feature film directorial debut was Addicted to Love, starring Meg Ryan and Matthew Broderick. He then went on to direct Practical Magic, starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman.
Dunne also directed Accidental Husband, staring Uma Thurman, Colin Firth and Jeffery Dean Morgan. The film was released in early 2009. He was also seen in David Gordon Green’s Snow Angels, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
Dunne’s career began when he moved to New York City to study acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse. He soon appeared on Broadway in Search and Destroy, written by Howard Korder.
For his work in theatre, Dunne has received a Theater World Award, as well as a nomination for a Drama Desk Award.
Dunne segued into film as a producer and actor on the drama Chilly Scenes of Winter. That led to starring roles in An American Werewolf in London; Johnny Dangerously; Lisa Picard is Famous, which he directed; and most notably Martin Scorsese’s After Hours, which Dunne also produced and for which he received a Golden Globe nomination.
One of Dunne’s more recent directorial projects was the coming-of-age drama Fierce People, starring Diane Lane and Donald Sutherland. He also co-starred in and produced Game 6.
Dunne’s other producing credits include John Sayles’ Baby It’s You and Sidney Lumet’s Running On Empty, Luis Mandoki’s White Palace and Lasse Hallström’s Once Around.
On television, Dunne received an Emmy nomination for a guest star appearance on the show Frasier and has been nominated for two CableACEs for his work on HBO and Showtime.
Dunne was born in New York, New York, the son of Ellen Beatriz (née Griffin) Dunne and Dominick Dunne. Ellen founded the victims' rights organisation Justice for Homicide Victims and Dominick Dunne is a producer, writer, and actor.
He was the older brother of slain actress Dominique Dunne.