John Hoffman

John Hoffman

John Robert Hoffman, most often known simply as John Hoffman, is an American actor, screenwriter, director and producer. He wrote and co-starred in the Disney Channel original film Northern Lights (1997) and has written many unproduced screenplays, including Queen Bess, Indianapolis, In Harm's Way and Queen of the Jews. Hoffman made his theatrical film debut (as both writer and director) with the MGM/Jim Henson Pictures comedy Good Boy! (2003), which opened at No. 3 at the U.S. box office and grossed $45.3 million worldwide on an $18 million budget. He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award as part of the writing team for the 81st Academy Awards (2009). Hoffman has also contributed, as both a writer and producer, to the HBO series Looking (2014–2015) and the Netflix series Grace and Frankie (2016–2022). In 2021, Hoffman co-created the hit Hulu original series Only Murders in the Building, alongside Steve Martin. Hoffman played the Mad Hatter in Disney's Adventures in Wonderland (1992–1995).