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Denis O'Hare

Highest Rated:   94% The Normal Heart (2014)
Lowest Rated:   13% The Pyramid (2014)
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A Tony award-winning stage performer who has also made his mark on screens both big and small, Denis O'Hare has appeared in such popular television series as Law & Order, and such critically acclaimed features as The Anniversary Party and 21 Grams.Initally known as a stage actor, the Kansas City native honed his craft at Northwestern University before jumping into the Chicago theater scene. Soon, O'Hare made the move to New York City to try his luck on Broadway. He proved a natural at musicals, and would quickly go on to earn accolades for performances in Assassins and Cabaret. He made minor headlines when he missed a performance of Sweet Charity: he and partner Hugo Redwood were inexplicably held by the TSA on terror charges while attempting to board a plane bound for New York (after attending his sister's wedding in Virginia). But O'Hare and co-star Christina Applegate both earned Drama Desk nominations for the play.On the big screen, the actor made strides with appearances in such films as River Red and Woody Allen's Sweet and Lowdown. Though O'Hare did display an impressive onscreen charisma, his stage roots would continue to serve him well in roles opposite Campbell Scott in Hamlet, Carol Burnett in the made-for-TV Once Upon a Mattress, and in the New York theater-world melodrama Heights. O'Hare won points with the indie-hipster crowd in the twentysomething hit Garden State (as a philosophical man living in a landlocked houseboat), as well as in Ryan Fleck's Oscar-nominated drama Half Nelson. A role in director Michael Winterbottom's political drama A Mighty Heart followed in 2007.He's appeared steadily in both critically lauded films and box office hits like Charlie Wilson's War, Michael Clayton, Milk, Baby Mama, and The Proposal. In 2011 he was cast as one of the main characters in the FX series American Horror Story. An avid artist and activist in his spare time, O'Hare began crafting Cornell Boxes for friends after reading about the curious art pieces in a William Gibson novel, and devotes much of his energy toward promoting alternative energy sources and gay rights, protesting the Iraq War and the War on Terror, and helping to feed and clothe the homeless.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
87% Novitiate
  • Archbishop McCarthy
$0.2M 2017
92% From Nowhere
  • Isaac
$5.9k 2017
50% A Worthy Companion
  • Actor
2017
27% Army of One
  • Agent Doss
2016
13% The Pyramid
  • Holden
$2.4M 2014
70% The Town That Dreaded Sundown
  • Charles B. Pierce, Jr.
2014
47% The Judge
  • Doc Morris
$35.7M 2014
94% The Normal Heart
  • Hiram Keebler
2014
93% Dallas Buyers Club
  • Dr. Sevard
$23.8M 2013
70% C.O.G.
  • Jon
$55.8k 2013
43% J. Edgar
  • Albert Osborne
$37.4M 2011
39% The Eagle
  • Lutorius
$19.5M 2011
56% Edge of Darkness
  • Moore
$43.3M 2010
41% Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
  • A/Subject # 3
2009
44% The Proposal
  • Mr. Gilbertson
$164M 2009
71% An Englishman in New York
  • Phillip Steele
2009
64% Duplicity
  • Duke Monahan
$40.6M 2009
94% Milk
  • John Briggs
$31.8M 2008
62% Changeling
  • Dr. Jonathan Steele
$35.8M 2008
59% Quarantine
  • Randy
$31.7M 2008
33% The Babysitters
  • Stan Lyner
2008
64% Baby Mama
  • Dr. Manheim
$60.3M 2008
20% Pretty Bird
  • Chuck
2008
82% Charlie Wilson's War
  • Harold Holt
$66.7M 2007
23% Awake
  • Financial News Analyst
$14.3M 2007
90% Michael Clayton
  • Mr. Greer
$49M 2007
84% Rocket Science
  • Doyle Hefner
$0.7M 2007
No Score Yet American Loser
  • Mike
2007
No Score Yet Once Upon a Mattress
  • Prince Dauntless
2005
21% Derailed
  • Jerry the Lawyer
$36M 2005
64% Heights
  • Andrew
$1.1M 2005
80% Angel Rodriguez
  • Henry
2005
86% Garden State
  • Albert
$26.8M 2004
81% 21 Grams
  • Dr. Rothberg
$16.2M 2003
61% The Anniversary Party
  • Ryan Rose
$3M 2001
71% Hamlet
  • Osric
2000
78% Sweet and Lowdown
  • Jake
1999
No Score Yet Saint Maybe
  • Rev. Emmett
1998
No Score Yet River Red
  • Father
1998

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • 2017
No Score Yet RuPaul's Drag Race
2009
  • Judge
  • 2017
81% When We Rise
2016
  • Jim Foster
  • 2017
76% American Horror Story
2012
  • Stanley Spalding Larry Harvey
  • 2016
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2011
95% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Judge Charles Abernathy Charles Abernathy Judge Abernathy
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
88% Banshee
2013-2016
  • FBI Agent Robert Phillips
  • 2015
58% The Comedians
2015
  • Denis Grant
  • 2015
No Score Yet American Horror Story: Freak Show
2014
  • Stanley
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2011
No Score Yet American Horror Story: Hotel
2015
  • Liz Taylor
  • 2015
  • 2011
67% Rake
2014
  • Graham Murray
  • 2014
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Jimmy
  • 2013
  • 2000
69% True Blood
2008-2014
  • Russell Edgington
  • 2012
  • 2010
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
  • Evan Talbot
  • 2010
  • 2009
71% Bored to Death
2009-2011
  • Dr. David Worth
  • 2009
No Score Yet Brothers & Sisters
2006-2011
  • Travis March
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
  • Father O'Shay
  • 2008
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Tom Michaels
  • 2007
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
  • Voice
  • 2004
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • James Smith Schizophrenic Father Hogan Harold Morrissey Phil Christie
  • 2003
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1993

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