John Mahr Rothman (born June 3, 1949) is an American film, television, and stage actor.

Life and career

Rothman was born in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of Elizabeth D. (née Davidson) and Donald N. Rothman, a lawyer.[1][2] He is the brother of film executive Tom Rothman.[3] Rothman is a graduate of Wesleyan University and the Yale School of Drama.[4] His Broadway stage credits include Richard Nelson's Some Americans Abroad and the 2007 revival of Craig Lucas's Prelude to a Kiss. He has also performed in numerous Off Broadway productions including his own one-person play The Impossible H. L. Mencken.

Rothman portrayed Union General John F. Reynolds in Gettysburg (1993). He has appeared on such shows as Guiding Light, Blue Bloods, Law & Order and Arrested Development. Rothman also appeared in such comedic movies as Ghostbusters (1984), Big (1988), Jingle All the Way (1996), Say It Isn't So (2001), Welcome to Mooseport (2004) and Taxi (2004). He also appeared in the crime thriller Copycat (1995) and portrayed real-life September 11 terror victim Edward Felt in the 2006 film United 93. As well as the films Witness to the Mob (1998), Dinner Rush (2000), and Daredevil (2003).


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