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James Rebhorn, Veteran Character Actor, Dies at 65

The actor has appeared in such movies as Scent of a Woman, Meet The Parents and Independence Day, and had recently played the role of Carrie Mathison's father in the Showtime TV series Homeland

James Rebhorn, a prolific character actor on film and television, passed away in his home Friday at the age of 65, his agent told The Hollywood Reporter.

Rebhorn most recently played CIA officer Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes)’s father on Homeland. He also played the lawyer that put Jerry, George, Eliane and Kramer behind bars in the finale of Seinfeld in 1998 and the prosecution’s FBI expert in My Cousin Vinny in 1992.

His long resume includes roles in The Scent of a Woman, Independence Day, The Game, Meet the Parents, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Cold Mountain, 30 Rock, Enlightened, The Good Wife, Law & Order and Boston Legal.

Rebhorn also took on many theater roles and was a central figure in the Roundabout Theatre Company. He recently starred as a father with Alzheimer’s in Too Much, Too Much, Too Many. He appeared in the original stage product I’m Not Rappaport in 1985 and acted in many revivals including Our Town and 12 Angry Men.


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