John Gilpin - Updated Apr 2024

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John Gilpin


John Gilpin is a famous actor from the United States. John Gilpin is widely known for playing Church the Butler in HBO’s historical drama series The Gilded Age. Moreover, Gilpin is the father of actress Betty Gilpin.

Early Life and Childhood

John Gilpin was born in Boyce, Virginia, United States on May 31, 1951. He is 72 years old with the zodiac sign Gemini. Gilpin holds an American nationality and follows the Christian religion.

Regarding his family background, he is the son of Kenneth Newcomer Gilpin (Father) and Lucy Trumbull (Mother). His father, Kenneth is a businessman while his mother’s profession is unknown.

His paternal grandpa is politician Lawrence Tyson, and his maternal grandfather was World War I hero and aviation pioneer Gen. William “Billy” Mitchell.

John Gilpin – Education

Speaking of his educational background, He received his diplomas from Harvard University in 1973 and Philips Exeter Academy in 1969. Further, Gilpin also pursued acting studies at New York City’s Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre.

Career and Professional Life


In 1985, Gilpin made his acting debut in the movie Compromising Positions as Patrol Car Cop. He became more well-known and well-respected in the entertainment industry after starring in this movie.

In his 19s, he appeared in a lot more movies. He’s acted in numerous comedy-drama movies in his 19s including Barcelona as the consul, Heartbum as Ellis, Quiz Show as Jack, The Juror as an accountant and juror, Something Wild as Larry Dillman, She-Devil as Larry, and Mulan as Bai.

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Caption: John Gilpin in HBO’s historical drama series The Gilded Age Source: Rotten Tomatoes.

In addition, he played Roy Page in the 2005 American biographical picture The Notorious Bettie Page.

Following that, he starred in the films Trouble with the Curve (2012) as Schwartz, Higher Ground (2011) as Dr. Admas, 21 (2008) as Bob Philips, and Syrup (2013) as Mister Jamieson.

Television series

Gilpin has also made numerous television series appearances. His first American television soap opera, As the World Turns, debuted on CBS with him in the role of Librarian.

In the popular television shows Law & Order, Law$ Order: Special Victims Unit, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent, he played a recurrent character. Additionally, on Kate & Allie, starring Jane Curtin and Susan Saint James.

In addition, he has acted in several crime and thriller television shows, such as Damages (2007) as Headmaster Lales, Big Apple (2001) as Laurent Holbein, Forever (2014) as Conrad Carlyle, The Blacklist (2020) as Mr. Fenberg, and The Night of (2016) as Doctor.

Net Worth 2024

John Gilpin has earned a huge amount of money through his hard work and brilliance. His projected net worth is around $1.5 million as of 2024. However, Gilpin has never been a part of brand endorsements.

Personal Life

Regarding his love life, John Gilpin is currently married to a famous American actress Ann McDonough. After dating for a few years, the pair tied the wedding knot on December 14, 1985.

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Caption: John Gilpin with Ann McDonough source: Shutterstock.

Together, they are blessed with a beautiful daughter, Betty Gilpin who is a famous Netflix star. Betty was born on July 21, 1986, in New York City, United States.

Body Measurements

John Gilpin is very handsome undoubtedly. He has a perfect height of 5 feet 9 inches (108 cm/1.80 m) and weighs around 85 kg (187 lbs). In addition, Gilpin has a blue pair of eyes and grey hair colour.

John Gilpin – Social Media

Regarding his social media presence, John Gilpin is not active on any social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. It seems that Gilpin is a quiet private person who doesn’t like to share his details with the media.