He will play Jerry, the father of Barney Stinson, played by Broadway star and Emmy Award winner Neil Patrick Harris.
Lithgow won Tony Awards for his work in Sweet Smell of Success and The Changing Room and was also Tony-nominated for his performances in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, M. Butterfly, and Requiem for a Heavyweight.
Lithgow is well known for his starring role in the TV series Third Rock from the Sun, for which he received three Emmys, a Golden Globe, two SAG awards, and The American Comedy Award, as well as his Emmy-winning role on Showtime's Dexter.
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