Richard Jenkins

Richard Jenkins

Highest Rated: 100% And the Band Played On (1993)

Lowest Rated: 3% The Mod Squad (1999)

Birthday: May 4, 1947

Birthplace: DeKalb, Illinois, USA

Met his wife, Sharon, at Illinois Wesleyan University; they both graduated in 1969. Spent 15 years with Rhode Island's Trinity Repertory Theater, where he performed on stage, directed and served as artistic director (1990-94). First TV appearance was the PBS airing of the play Feasting With Panthers, a 1974 Trinity Repertory Company production about playwright Oscar Wilde's incarceration. Began adding film and TV credits in the early 1980s, including Hannah and Her Sisters, The Witches of Eastwick and Sea of Love. Attained a higher profile with his recurring role as the deceased Nathaniel Fischer Sr. in the HBO hit series Six Feet Under (2001-05).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
92% Kajillionaire Actor 2020
70% The Last Shift Actor 2020
92% The Shape of Water Giles $57.4M 2017
57% LBJ Richard Russell $2.4M 2017
46% The Hollars Don Hollar $1.1M 2016
91% Bone Tomahawk Chicory 2015
29% 4 Minute Mile Coleman 2014
30% Lullaby Robert 2014
37% God's Pocket Richard Shellburn $97.5K 2014
52% A.C.O.D. Hugh $0.2M 2013
67% Turbo Bobby $81.2M 2013
51% White House Down Raphelson $73.2M 2013
54% The Company You Keep Jed Lewis $5.2M 2013
63% Jack Reacher Rodin $80.1M 2012
73% Killing Them Softly Driver $15M 2012
71% Liberal Arts Professor Peter Hoberg $0.4M 2012
21% Darling Companion Russell $0.8M 2012
91% The Cabin in the Woods Hadley $42.1M 2012
51% The Rum Diary Lotterman $13.1M 2011
67% Norman Doug Long 2011
68% Friends With Benefits Mr. Harper $55.9M 2011
42% HappyThankYouMorePlease Paul Gertmanian $0.3M 2011
33% Hall Pass Coakley $45.1M 2011
5% Waiting for Forever Richard $16.8K 2011
88% Let Me In The Father $12.2M 2010
36% Eat Pray Love Richard From Texas $80.6M 2010
29% Dear John Mr. Tyree $79.7M 2010
57% The Tale of Despereaux Principal $50.9M 2008
78% Burn After Reading Ted Treffon $60.4M 2008
55% Step Brothers Robert Doback $100.5M 2008
89% The Visitor Walter Vale $9.3M 2008
49% The Broken John McVey 2008
51% The Kingdom FBI Director James Grace $47.5M 2007
19% Rumor Has It Earl Huttinger $43M 2005
28% Fun With Dick and Jane Frank Bascombe $110.4M 2005
69% North Country Hank Aimes $18.4M 2005
46% Shall We Dance Devine $57.9M 2004
63% I Heart Huckabees Mr. Hooten $12.8M 2004
24% Cheaper by the Dozen Shake $138.6M 2003
75% Intolerable Cruelty Freddy Bender $35.1M 2003
40% The Core General Thomas Purcell $31.1M 2003
77% The Mudge Boy Edgar Mudge 2003
9% Stealing Harvard Mr. Cook $14M 2002
77% Changing Lanes Walter Arnell $66.7M 2002
50% Sins of the Father Bobby Frank Cherry 2002
81% The Man Who Wasn't There Walter Abundas $7.5M 2001
33% One Night at McCool's Father Jimmy $5.7M 2001
9% Say It Isn't So Walter Wingfield $4.9M 2001
42% What Planet Are You From? Don Fisk 2000
39% Snow Falling on Cedars Sheriff Art Moran 1999
15% Random Hearts Truman Trainor 1999
51% Outside Providence Barney 1999
62% The Impostors Johnny 1999
3% The Mod Squad Mothershed 1999
40% The Confession Cass O'Donnell 1999
83% There's Something About Mary Actor 1998
No Score Yet Into Thin Air: Death on Everest Beck Weathers 1997
75% Eye of God Sprague 1997
48% Absolute Power Michael McCarty 1997
18% Eddie Asst. Coach Zimmer 1996
87% Flirting With Disaster Paul 1996
No Score Yet Un divan à New York (A Couch In New York) Campton 1996
No Score Yet The Boys Next Door Mr. Klemper 1996
61% How to Make an American Quilt Howell 1995
73% The Indian in the Cupboard Victor 1995
71% It Could Happen to You C. Vernon Hale 1994
60% Wolf Det. Bridger 1994
No Score Yet Getting Out Chaplain 1994
10% Trapped in Paradise Shaddus 1994
100% And the Band Played On Dr. Marc Conant 1993
33% Undercover Blues Frank 1993
No Score Yet Afterburn Ryder 1992
No Score Yet Carolina Skeletons Actor 1992
No Score Yet Doublecrossed Actor 1991
No Score Yet Descending Angel Debaudt 1990
No Score Yet When You Remember Me Vaughan 1990
No Score Yet Rising Son Tommy 1990
71% Blue Steel Attorney Mel Dawson 1990
No Score Yet Challenger Gregory B. Jarvis 1990
80% Blaze Picayune 1989
38% How I Got Into College Bill Browne 1989
No Score Yet Out on the Edge Paul Evetts 1989
79% Sea of Love Gruber 1989
20% Stealing Home Hank Chandler 1988
58% Little Nikita Richard Grant 1988
76% The Witches of Eastwick Clyde Alden 1987
No Score Yet Rachel River Cordell 1987
50% The Manhattan Project Radiation Controls Officer 1986
No Score Yet On Valentine's Day Bobby Pate 1986
91% Hannah and Her Sisters Dr. Wilkes 1986
76% Silverado Kelly $33.3M 1985
80% The Falls Actor 1980

TV

Credit
No Score Yet Berlin Station
2016-2019
Steven Frost 2019
2018
2017
2016
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest 2018
No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
2015
Guest 2018
85% Comrade Detective
2017
Voice 2017
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007-2019
Guest 2017
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013-2018
Guest 2017
95% Olive Kitteridge
2014
Henry Kitteridge 2014
83% Six Feet Under
2001-2005
Nathaniel Fisher Nathaniel Fisher Sr. Nathaniel Fisher, Sr. 2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
61% Ally McBeal
1997-2002
Mr. Bo 2001
No Score Yet Miami Vice
1984-1990
Waters 1985
No Score Yet American Playhouse
1982-1996
Bobby

QUOTES FROM Richard Jenkins CHARACTERS

Driver says: You hear that line? Line's for you.

Jackie says: Don't make me laugh. "We're one people". It's a myth created by Thomas Jefferson.

Driver says: Oh, so now you're gonna have a go at Jefferson, huh?

Jackie says: My friend, Jefferson's an American saint because he wrote the words, " All men are created equal", words he clearly didn't believe, since he allowed his own children to live in slavery. He was a rich white wine snob who was sick of paying taxes to the Brits. So yeah, he wrote some lovely words and aroused the rabble and they went out and died for those words, while he sat back and drank his wine and fucked his slave girl.

Chicory says: That tea smells gruesome.

Sheriff Franklin Hunt says: That's because it's soup.

Chicory says: Oh! Can I have some?!

Chicory says: Oh! Can I have some?

Hadley says: How hard is it to kill a bunch of nine year olds?

Paul says: Without spontaneity the world of B & Bs is fairly meaningless.

Paul says: I think I'll ride with illicit couple number two.

Paul says: I think I'll ride with illicit couple number two.

Prof. Peter Hoberg says: Nobody ever feels like an adult. It's everybody's dirty little secret.

Dale Doback says: Dad, I'm doing this because I love you. Fuck you.

Dr. Robert Doback says: Anything else?

Dale Doback says: No, bon voyage! Have a great time!

Raphelson says: Our country is stronger than one house.

Jackie says: What's the problem?

Driver says: It's murder and they're squeamish.

Jackie says: Oh, for fuck's sake! Who's running things?

Driver says: You have no idea! No decision makers. I gotta take them by the hand and I gotta walk them slowly through it like they're retarded children.

Jackie says: What is it, a committee?

Driver says: Total corporate mentality!

Prof. Peter Hoberg says: Nobody feels like an adult, is the world's dirty secret.

Richard From Teas says: Stop trying, surrender.

Sitterson says: Aw man, I'm sorry.

Hadley says: He had the conch in his hand!

Sitterson says: We have a winner! Its the Buckners, ladies and gentlemen!

Curt says: I have a feeling.

Sitterson says: What is it?

Curt says: That tonight is going to be a good night.

Hadley says: Moron...

Sitterson says: And the winner is..maintenance!

Hadley says: We may as well tell Japan to take the rest of the weekend off.

Sitterson says: Yeah, right. They're Japanese. What are they gonna do - relax?

Hadley says: I don't know. Maybe they can do some group calisthenics or something.

Lin says: Do we pipe it in or do you wanna do it orally?

Sitterson says: Ask me that again only slower.

Sitterson says: Woman from Chem Department: That's not fair! I had zombies too! Sitterson: Yes, you had Zombies. But this is Zombie Redneck Torture Family. Entirely separate thing. It's like the difference between an elephant and an elephant seal.

Sitterson says: Yes, you had Zombies. But this is Zombie Redneck Torture Family. Entirely separate thing. It's like the difference between an elephant and an elephant seal.

Lotterman says: Did you see the side of his nose? Blackheads like braille.

Dr. Robert Doback says: Get the fuck out of my house

Dr. Robert Doback says: Get the fuck out of my house.

Dale Doback says: Here's a scenario for you. Lets say Nancy catches me getting out of the shower. And she thinks I look good. And she sees my chest pubes all the way down to my ball fro, and she says iv'e had the old bull, now I want the old calve. Then she grabs me by the wein

Dale Doback says: Here's a scenario for you. Lets say Nancy catches me getting out of the shower. And she thinks I look good. And she sees my chest pubes all the way down to my ball fro, and she says iv'e had the old bull, now I want the old calve. Then she grabs me by the wiener.

Dale Doback says: Suppose Nancy sees me coming out of the shower and decides to come on to me. I'm looking good, got a luscious V of hair going through my chest pubes down to my ball fro. She takes one look at me and goes, " Oh, my God, I've had the old bull, now I want the young calf," and she grabs me by the weiner.

Dr. Robert Doback says: DALE SHUT THE FUCK UP!

Doctor says: SHUT THE FUCK UP!

Dr. Robert Doback says: Alright thats it! You guys leave me no choice! No television for a week!

Dale Doback says: WHAT!?

Nancy Huff says: We are so serious!

Brennan Huff says: You're fuckin high!

Nancy Huff says: This remote goes in Roberts room...and it stays there...

Brennan Huff says: This house is a fuckin prison!

Dale Doback says: On planet bullshit!

Brennan Huff says: In the galaxy of this sucks camel dicks!

Dale Doback says: OK, imagine this - I'm stepping out of the shower. I'm looking good. I have a nice V of chest pubes going all the way down to my ball fro. Nancy takes one look at me, and thinks, "I got the old bull. Now I want the young calf." And she grabs me by the wiener ...

Dale Doback says: OK, imagine this - I'm stepping out of the shower. I'm looking good. I have a nice V of chest pubes going all the way down to my ball fro. Nancy takes one look at me, and thinks, 'I got the old bull. Now I want the young calf.' And she grabs me by the wiener...

Dr. Robert Doback says: SHUT THE F*** UP!!!!

Dr. Robert Doback says: SHUT THE F*** UP!

Dr. Robert Doback says: Is this your purse in the freezer?

Nancy Huff says: Yes ... it's Brennan ... he sleepwalks.

Nancy Huff says: Yes, it's Brennan... he sleepwalks.

Dr. Robert Doback says: Are you serious? Dale sleepwalks, too. Check the oven.

Nancy Huff says: Couch pillows.

Dr. Robert Doback says: He quit college his junior year and said he wanted to join the family business.

Nancy Huff says: But you're a medical doctor ....

Nancy Huff says: But you're a medical doctor...

Dr. Robert Doback says: I told him that. He just said, "It's all about who you know."

Dr. Robert Doback says: I told him that. He just said,'It's all about who you know.'

Lotterman says: [from trailer] How does anybody drink 161 miniatures?

Paul Kemp says: Are they not complimentary.

Paul Kemp says: Are they not complimentary?

Derek says: "It's the freakin' Catalina Wine Mixer!"

Derek says: It's the f**kin' Catalina Wine Mixer!

Alice says: "It's the freakin' Catalina Wine Mixer!'

Alice says: It's the f**kin' Catalina Wine Mixer!

Dr. Robert Doback says: "It's the freakin' Catalina Wine Mixer!"

Dr. Robert Doback says: It's the f**kin' Catalina Wine Mixer!

Mr. Harper says: Maybe she will listen, there is always a way.. If you think, there's even a chance that she could be .... you fix it

Mr. Tyree says: There's something I wanna tell you. After I got shot, you wanna know the very first thing that entered my mind? Before I blacked out? Coins. I'm eight years old again on a tour of the U.S. Mint. I'm listening to a guy explain how coins are made. How they're punched out of sheet metal. How they're rimmed and beveled. How they're stamped and cleaned. And how each and every batch of coin are personally examined just in case any of them slipped though with the slightest imperfection. That's what popped into my head. I'm a Coin of the United States Army. I was minted in the year 1980. I've been punched from sheet metal. I've been stamped and cleaned. My edges have been rimmed and beveled. But now I have two small holes in me. I'm no longer in perfect condition.

Walter Vale says: We are not helpless children!