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James Rebhorn

Highest Rated:   94% Lorenzo's Oil (1992)
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Birthplace:   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
One of America's most recognizable character actors, James Rebhorn was a veteran of over 100 television shows, feature films, and plays. While best known for portraying lawyers, politicians, doctors, and military men, he delivered equally notable performances in a variety of other roles, including that of a brutal serial killer on NBC's Law & Order, a shipping magnate in Anthony Minghella's The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), and a comically doomed restaurateur in Billy Morrisette's Scotland, PA (2001).Born in Philadelphia, PA, on September 1, 1948, Rebhorn moved to Anderson, IN, as a child. A devout Lutheran, he attended the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Wittenburg University in Ohio, where he studied political science. After graduating in 1970, Rebhorn moved to New York City, where he earned a Master's of Fine Arts in acting from Columbia University's School of the Arts and joined the metropolitan theater scene.After making his television debut on the NBC soap opera The Doctors in 1977, Rebhorn starred on Another World: Texas and The Guiding Light, as well as earned a 1989 Soap Opera Digest Award for his performance as Henry Lange on As the World Turns. He displayed his comic talents during a recurring role on Kate and Allie, and in an unforgettable turn as the district attorney who jails the Seinfeld gang in the show's final episode. He also garnered recurring roles on some of television's most heralded dramas -- including Law & Order, Third Watch, Now and Again, and The Practice -- and memorable telefilms -- including Sarah, Plain and Tall (1981), North and South (1985), Skylark (1993), From the Earth to the Moon (1998), and A Bright Shining Lie (1998).Rebhorn's feature-film career began in the early '80s with roles such as "Lawyer" in Soup for One (1982), "Los Alamos Doctor" in Silkwood (1983), and "Drunken Business Man" in Cat's Eye (1985). As the decade progressed, his parts increased in importance and he emerged in the '90s as an established supporting actor with roles in several high-profile films. After appearing in 1991's Regarding Henry with Harrison Ford and Annette Bening, Rebhorn gave stand-out performances opposite Marisa Tomei and Joe Pesci in My Cousin Vinny (1992), Sharon Stone and Michael Douglas in Basic Instinct (1992), Chris O'Donnell and Al Pacino in Scent of a Woman (1992), and Susan Sarandon and Nick Nolte in Lorenzo's Oil (1992). He went on to earn prominent roles in Carlito's Way (1993), Guarding Tess (1994), I Love Trouble (1994), Up Close & Personal (1996), Independence Day (1996), If Lucy Fell (1996), and My Fellow Americans (1996). Rebhorn rounded out the '90s by playing the mysterious Consumer Recreation Services representative in The Game (1997), the prosecuting attorney in Snow Falling on Cedars (1999), and Jude Law's shipping magnate father in the above-mentioned The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999). The new millennium saw him starring as Robert De Niro's future in-law in Meet the Parents (2000) and a modern-day version of Macbeth's Duncan in the above-mentioned Scotland, PA, before gearing up for the Eddie Murphy sci-fi vehicle The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002), and Todd Haynes' long-awaited return to directing, Far From Heaven (2002).Towards the end of his career, Rebhorn returned to television, playing recurring characters on several different shows, playing the CEO of Abbadon Industries on HBO's Enlightened, an FBI special agent on USA's White Collar and, his final role, Carrie Mathison's father on Showtime's Homeland.While juggling his film and television work, Rebhorn frequently returned to the stage. He appeared at the Manhattan Theater Club, Playwright's Horizons, the New York Shakespeare Festival, the LaJolla Playhouse, the Ensemble Studio Theater, and Lincoln Center. In 2002, he earned rave reviews for his performance in the Roundabout Theater's production of Arthur Miller's first play, The Man Who Had All the Luck, with Chris O'Donnell and Samantha Mathis.Rebhorn was diagnosed

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Perfect Wedding
  • Richard Fowler
2014
No Score Yet Before I Sleep
  • Actor
2013
84% Sleepwalk With Me
  • Frank Pandamiglio
$2.3M 2012
59% Real Steel
  • Marvin
$85.5M 2011
38% Don McKay
  • Dr. Lance Pryce
2010
45% The Box
  • Norm Cahill
$114.9M 2009
16% Spinning Into Butter
  • Winston Garvey
2009
59% The International
  • Arnie
$25.5M 2009
64% Baby Mama
  • Judge
$60.3M 2008
27% Anamorph
  • Brainard
2008
No Score Yet Comanche Moon
  • Gov. Elisha Pease
2008
No Score Yet Bernard and Doris
  • Waldo Taft
2007
No Score Yet Candles on Bay Street
  • John Frieden
2006
59% How to Eat Fried Worms
  • Boiler Head
$13.1M 2006
61% The Last Shot
  • Abe White
$0.4M 2004
No Score Yet Reversible Errors
  • Actor
2004
71% Cold Mountain
  • Doctor
2003
87% Far From Heaven
  • Dr. Bowman
$15.9M 2003
30% Head of State
  • Senator Bill Arnot
$37.8M 2003
No Score Yet The Trade
  • Actor
2003
4% The Adventures of Pluto Nash
  • Belcher
$4.4M 2002
No Score Yet Oprah Winfrey Presents: Amy & Isabelle
  • Avery Clark
2001
59% Scotland, Pa.
  • Norm Duncan
$0.3M 2001
84% Meet the Parents
  • Larry Banks
$164.5M 2000
43% The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle
  • President Signoff
$0.5M 2000
83% The Talented Mr. Ripley
  • Herbert Greenleaf
1999
40% Snow Falling on Cedars
  • Alvin Hooks
1999
No Score Yet Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End
  • William Wheaton
1999
No Score Yet Marriage Material
  • Bill Holbeck
1999
No Score Yet A Bright Shining Lie
  • Ambassador
1998
72% The Game
  • Jim Feingold
1997
47% My Fellow Americans
  • Charlie Reynolds
1996
No Score Yet Mistrial
  • Mayor Taylor
1996
60% Independence Day
  • Albert Nimziki
1996
18% If Lucy Fell
  • Simon Ackerman
1996
29% Up Close & Personal
  • John Merino
1996
60% White Squall
  • Tyler
1996
61% How to Make an American Quilt
  • Actor
1995
20% I Love Trouble
  • The Thin Man
1994
59% Guarding Tess
  • Howard Shaeffer
1994
31% 8 Seconds
  • Clyde Frost
1994
11% Blank Check
  • Fred Waters
1994
No Score Yet JFK: Reckless Youth
  • St. John
1993
No Score Yet Skylark
  • William Wheaton
1993
80% Carlito's Way
  • Norwalk
1993
94% Lorenzo's Oil
  • Ellard Muscatine
1992
88% Scent of a Woman
  • Mr. Trask
1992
47% White Sands
  • Flynn
1992
50% Shadows and Fog
  • Vigilante
1992
53% Basic Instinct
  • Dr. McElwaine
1992
85% My Cousin Vinny
  • George Wilbur
1992
55% Wind
  • George
1992
No Score Yet Deadly Matrimony
  • Lt. Lloyd Butler
1992
44% Regarding Henry
  • Dr. Sultan
1991
80% Sarah, Plain and Tall
  • William Wheaton
1991
No Score Yet Mob Justice
  • Actor
1991
36% Desperate Hours
  • Prosecutor
1990
No Score Yet Heart of Midnight
  • Richard
1988
67% The House on Carroll Street
  • The Official
1988
No Score Yet Rockabye
  • Arthur Reardon
1986
No Score Yet A Deadly Business
  • Corbett
1986
75% Silkwood
  • Los Alamos Doctor
1983
No Score Yet Will: G. Gordon Liddy
  • Peter Maroulis
1982
No Score Yet Soup for One
  • Lawyer
1982
25% He Knows You're Alone
  • Professor
1980
No Score Yet Boy of Pigs
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
86% Enlightened
2011-2013
  • Charles Szidon
  • 2013
95% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Wilkes
  • 2013
100% White Collar
2009-2014
  • Reese Huges Reese Hughes
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
2010
  • Archbishop McGovern
  • 2012
50% Coma
2012
  • Actor
  • 2012
87% Homeland
2011
  • Frank Mathison
  • 2012
33% Made in Jersey
2012
  • Judge Hudnut
  • 2012
81% 30 Rock
2006-2013
  • Dr. Kaplan
  • 2010
43% Big Lake
2010
  • Carl Franklin
  • 2010
No Score Yet Royal Pains
2009-2016
  • Will
  • 2009
No Score Yet Boston Legal
2004-2008
  • Wade Mathis
  • 2008
No Score Yet Comanche Moon
2008
  • Gov. Elisha Pease
  • 2008
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Albert Cheney Albert Lawrence Cheney Charles Gamett Charles Garnett Hanson Dr. Garrison
  • 2008
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 1999
  • 1997
  • 1995
  • 1992
No Score Yet The Practice
1997-2004
  • John Rapherson
  • 2001
No Score Yet UC: Undercover
2001-2002
  • Warden Petrocelli
  • 2001
No Score Yet Seinfeld
1989-1998
  • D.A. Hoyt
  • 1998
  • 1993

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