Holmes Osborne

Holmes Osborne

Highest Rated: 92% Election (1999)

Lowest Rated: 3% The Mod Squad (1999)

Birthday: Nov 7, 1947

Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Holmes Osborne has portrayed many a father and authority figure throughout his lengthy career, which began in the '60s with an inauspicious start in low-profile films and TV series. In 1996, he appeared in "That Thing You Do!," which chronicled the rise and fall of a one-hit-wonder band; in the film, he portrayed a disapproving father of one band member. Osborne later portrayed the father of Chris Klein's genial jock in "Election," a high school-based political satire. He next landed guest roles on the sci-fi conspiracy series "The X-Files" and the family drama "Providence" before returning to the big screen as Kirsten Dunst's supportive father in "Bring It On," about the heated competition between a wealthy high school cheerleading squad and an inner-city rival. Osborne landed his biggest role yet in 2001 when he was cast as Jake Gyllenhaal's distant but loving father in Richard Kelly's psycho-thriller fantasy "Donnie Darko"; Osborne has since appeared in Kelly's largely-dismissed sci-fi satire "Southland Tales" and as a police officer in the human experimentation drama "The Box." After portraying the president of the United States in the short-lived TV series "Seven Days," about a time-traveling government organization, Osborne landed a supporting role as a sympathetic journalist in the American-Vietnamese thriller "The Quiet American." He also appeared as a small town mayor coping with the strange aftermath of a hurricane in the quickly-canceled series "Invasion."

Highest rated movies

The Quiet American
Donnie Darko
The Deep End
The Box
Southland Tales




25% 47% Fun Size Mr. Brueder (Character) $9.4M 2012
37% 41% Larry Crowne Dave Busik (Character) $35.6M 2011
No Score Yet 42% Disconnect Russell Simmons (Character) - 2010
43% 24% The Box Dick Burns (Character) $15.0M 2009
6% 30% All About Steve Soloman (Character) $33.9M 2009
20% 44% Meet Bill Bill's Father-in-Law (Character) $59.1K 2007
41% 41% Southland Tales Sen. Bobby Frost (Character) $273.4K 2006
No Score Yet 27% Sledge: The Untold Story Richard Orchid (Character) - 2005
63% 75% Identity Judge Taylor (Character) $51.5M 2003
87% 72% The Quiet American Bill Granger (Character) $13.0M 2002
13% 31% Waking Up in Reno Doc Tuley (Character) $261.6K 2002
86% 80% Donnie Darko Eddie Darko (Character) $205.8K 2001
82% 59% The Deep End Loan Officer (Character) $8.8M 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Living in Missouri Unknown (Character) - 2001
30% 64% Crazy in Alabama Atty. Larry Russell (Character) $2.0M 1999
92% 79% Election Dick Metzler (Character) $14.9M 1999
3% 17% The Mod Squad Mr. Cochrane (Character) $13.3M 1999
88% 72% Affliction Gordon LaRiviere (Character) $6.3M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Student Body Joe (Character) - 1976


84% 75% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 76% Rules of Engagement Larry (Guest Star) 2010
90% 96% House Dr. Curtis (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 84% Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
80% 88% Invasion Unknown (Guest Star) 2005-2006
83% 85% The Closer Hoke's Attorney (Guest Star) 2005
45% No Score Yet Complete Savages Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
86% 91% Boston Legal Mayor George Bostwick (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 83% NCIS Fred Hanlan (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 63% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
0% No Score Yet Center of the Universe Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 83% Everybody Loves Raymond Scott (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 0% The Drew Carey Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
95% 94% Frasier Principal (Guest Star) 2003
55% 78% Star Trek: Enterprise Enolian Official (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Court Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
61% 75% Ally McBeal Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet 0% The Guardian Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet 7 Days Unknown (Guest Star) 1998-2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
74% 85% The X-Files Mark Johnson (Guest Star) 1999
75% 95% The West Wing Congressman Peter Lillienfield (Guest Star) 1999
67% No Score Yet Norm Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brother's Keeper Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dharma & Greg Unknown (Guest Star) 1998-1999
No Score Yet 50% From the Earth to the Moon George Low (Character) 1998
No Score Yet 84% ER Dr. Sayers (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pitts Unknown (Guest Star)