Photo: How Cool to be Grabbing Breakfast in Boston and See Actor John Lithgow Behind You
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I would die if I saw legendary actor John Lithgow in person while I was grabbing breakfast! Probably a bad choice of words when you think of one of John's award-winning roles.
One of the replies to this super cool sighting posted on the Only in Bos Instagram page about the legendary award-winning actor says they can't imagine running into 'Trinity' before they've had their coffee. HA!
If you're not familiar with the 'Trinity Killer,' he's one of the most evil characters on the award-winning Showtime series, Dexter. The show is about a guy named Dexter, played by Michael C. Hall, who is a forensic specialist with the Miami Police Department while also living a secret life as a vigilante serial killer.
I'm sure you've heard of the show even if you've never watched it.
One of my co-workers even jokingly said if she ran into John, she'd be terrified.
Anyway, the Trinity Killer, played by John, appeared in the fourth season of Dexter as Dexter's nemesis. John won a Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy for his performance, and Rolling Stone named Trinity #34 in the greatest villains of all time and #57 of the top 100 villains ever. Dexter ran from October 1, 2006, to September 22, 2013.
Now if you're thinking, 'wait a minute, wasn't Dexter filmed in Massachusetts? How is that possible if it's based in Miami?' Don't worry, you're not crazy.
Even thought the first Showtime series was filmed in and around Miami, Florida, the revival series set in a fictional upstate New York town used central and western Massachusetts for filming. The series hit Showtime in November of 2021, ending its 10 episode run in February of 2022. It takes place 10 years later and is called Dexter: New Blood. Oh, and yes, John's Trinity Killer character does make an appearance.
So why John was in Boston is anyone's guess, because there's no season two for Dexter: New Blood that's been announced yet. Maybe he was just visiting Harvard, his alma mater.
By the way, John isn't just know for his myriad of dramatic movie and TV roles, Shakespearean background, and Broadway shows, but also his comedic talent, which is laugh-out-loud funny. It also includes loads of TV and movie roles, including his well known TV show 3rd Rock from the Sun. He truly has one of those resumes with endless accolades.
He's one of those actors I'd love to run into for sure.