Richard Jenkins

Richard Jenkins

Highest Rated: 93% The Humans (2021)

Lowest Rated: 3% The Mod Squad (1999)

Birthday: May 4, 1947

Birthplace: DeKalb, Illinois, USA

After decades of work in regional theater and made-for-television movies, American character actor Richard Jenkins began to attract the attention of critics and audiences in the late 1990s with quiet but engrossing performances in a wide variety of feature films. Equally capable at both broad comedy and drama, he frequently essayed tightly controlled men of authority, including judges, government agents, detectives and medical professionals. Occasionally, his characters spun wildly out of control - a DEA agent who experiences a spectacular LSD trip in "Flirting With Disaster" (1996), or staid funeral director Richard Fisher, whose sudden death reveals a long-hidden secret life on the acclaimed series "Six Feet Under" (HBO, 2001-05) - which was often the highlight of the project. He was also a favorite performer of the Coen Brothers, appearing in "The Man Who Wasn't There" (2001), "Intolerable Cruelty" (2003) and "Burn After Reading" (2008). While mainly a character actor, Jenkins finally graduated to leading man status in the independent film "The Visitor" (2008), for which he received excellent notices, while also appearing in "Eat Pray Love" (2010) and "The Rum Diary" (2011). Though not quite a household name, Jenkins remained a busy actor who landed prominent parts in some of Hollywood's biggest movies.

Highest rated movies

The Humans
The Shape of Water
The Cabin in the Woods
Bone Tomahawk
Hannah and Her Sisters
Kajillionaire
The Visitor
Let Me In

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
80% 68% Nightmare Alley Ezra Grindle (Character) $11.3M 2021
93% 44% The Humans Erik Blake (Character) - 2021
64% 37% The Last Shift Stanley (Character) $790.0K 2020
90% 47% Kajillionaire Robert (Character) $524.0K 2020
92% 72% The Shape of Water Giles (Character) $63.3M 2017
75% 69% Kong: Skull Island Senator Willis (Character) $168.0M 2017
57% 55% LBJ Senator Russell (Character) $2.5M 2016
46% 59% The Hollars Don Hollar (Character) $1.0M 2016
91% 74% Bone Tomahawk Chicory (Character) - 2015
29% 44% 4 Minute Mile Coleman (Character) - 2014
30% 54% Lullaby Robert (Character) - 2014
36% 32% God's Pocket Richard Shelburn (Character) $104.4K 2014
67% 65% Turbo Bobby (Voice) $83.0M 2013
51% 62% White House Down Raphelson (Character) $73.1M 2013
52% 28% A.C.O.D. Hugh (Character) $172.3K 2013
54% 45% The Company You Keep Jed Lewis (Character) $5.1M 2012
63% 67% Jack Reacher D.A. Rodin (Character) $54.6M 2012
74% 44% Killing Them Softly Driver (Character) $14.9M 2012
71% 60% Liberal Arts Peter (Character) $241.8K 2012
21% 29% Darling Companion Russell (Character) $793.4K 2012
92% 74% The Cabin in the Woods Sitterson (Character) $42.0M 2011
51% 36% The Rum Diary Lotterman (Character) $13.1M 2011
68% 65% Friends With Benefits Mr. Harper (Character) $55.8M 2011
33% 40% Hall Pass Coakley (Character) $45.0M 2011
67% 58% Norman Doug Long (Character) - 2010
43% 60% Happythankyoumoreplease Paul Gertmanian (Character) $215.6K 2010
5% 42% Waiting for Forever Richard (Character) $21.0K 2010
88% 76% Let Me In The Father (Character) $12.1M 2010
36% 42% Eat Pray Love Richard from Texas (Character) $80.6M 2010
28% 55% Dear John Mr. Tyree (Character) $80.0M 2010
51% 25% The Broken John McVey (Character) - 2008
57% 44% The Tale of Despereaux Principal (Voice) - 2008
78% 65% Burn After Reading Ted (Character) $60.3M 2008
55% 69% Step Brothers Robert (Character) $100.5M 2008
90% 84% The Visitor Walter Vale (Character) $9.4M 2007
51% 76% The Kingdom James Grace (Character) $47.5M 2007
21% 41% Rumor Has It ... Earl Huttinger (Character) $43.0M 2005
29% 49% Fun With Dick and Jane Frank Bascombe (Character) $110.3M 2005
69% 76% North Country Hank Aimes (Character) $18.3M 2005
47% 57% Shall We Dance? Devine (Character) $57.9M 2004
77% 73% The Mudge Boy Edgar Mudge (Character) $62.5K 2003
24% 56% Cheaper by the Dozen Shake (Character) $138.6M 2003
75% 48% Intolerable Cruelty Freddy Bender (Character) $35.1M 2003
39% 33% The Core General Thomas Purcell (Character) $31.1M 2003
9% 39% Stealing Harvard Mr. Cook (Character) $14.0M 2002
77% 53% Changing Lanes Arnell (Character) $66.8M 2002
50% 71% Sins of the Father Bobby Frank Cherry (Character) - 2002
81% 85% The Man Who Wasn't There Walter Abundas (Character) $7.5M 2001
33% 39% One Night at McCool's Father Jimmy (Character) $6.3M 2001
8% 31% Say It Isn't So Walter Wingfield (Character) $5.5M 2001
48% 57% Me, Myself & Irene Agent Boshane (Character) $90.6M 2000
42% 28% What Planet Are You From? Don Fisk (Character) $6.3M 2000
39% 67% Snow Falling on Cedars Sheriff Art Moran (Character) $14.4M 1999
15% 24% Random Hearts Truman Trainor (Character) $31.1M 1999
3% 17% The Mod Squad Det. Bob Mothershed (Character) $13.3M 1999
63% 73% The Impostors Johnny Leguard (Character) $2.2M 1998
No Score Yet 38% Into Thin Air: Death on Everest Beck Weathers (Character) - 1997
75% 80% Eye of God Willard Sprague (Character) $85.7K 1997
88% 69% Flirting With Disaster Paul (Character) $14.8M 1996
17% 36% Eddie Carl Zimmer (Character) $31.4M 1996
No Score Yet 31% A Couch in New York Campton (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 88% The Boys Next Door Bob Klemper (Character) - 1996
71% 41% The Indian in the Cupboard Victor (Character) $31.1M 1995
No Score Yet 40% Getting Out Chaplain (Character) - 1994
5% 41% Trapped in Paradise Agent Shaddus Peyser (Character) $5.8M 1994
63% 42% Wolf Detective Bridger (Character) $65.0M 1994
No Score Yet 55% Afterburn Acton Ryder (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 67% Carolina Skeletons Redy (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 43% Challenger Unknown (Character) - 1990
73% 36% Blue Steel Attorney Mel Dawson (Character) $7.7M 1990
No Score Yet 11% Descending Angel Debaudt (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 45% When You Remember Me Vaughan (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 40% Rising Son Tommy (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak: Fatal Flaw Joel Litkin (Character) - 1989
74% 66% Sea of Love Gruber (Character) $56.6M 1989
73% 49% Blaze Picayune (Character) $19.0M 1989
57% 45% Little Nikita Richard Grant (Character) $1.5M 1988
66% 62% The Witches of Eastwick Clyde Alden (Character) $58.7M 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet On Valentine's Day Bobby Pate (Character) - 1986
91% 90% Hannah and Her Sisters Dr. Wilkes (Character) $37.3M 1986

TV

Credit
50% 85% Dahmer -- Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story Lionel Dahmer (Character) 2022
No Score Yet 86% Berlin Station Steven Frost (Character) 2016-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2018
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Conversations Guest 2017
85% 89% Comrade Detective Vlad Anghel (Guest Voice) 2017
94% 97% Olive Kitteridge Henry Kitteridge (Character) 2014
81% 96% Six Feet Under Nathaniel Fisher Sr. (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2001-2005
61% 75% Ally McBeal Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Challenger Gregory B. Jarvis (Character) 1990
71% 91% Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1985 1989