'Homeland,' 'White Collar' Actor James Rebhorn Dead at 65



The world of television and film has lost another familiar face today. Consummate character actor James Rebhorn passed away on Friday, at his New Jersey home. The news has been confirmed by his agent Dianne Busch, although an official cause of death has yet to be released.

Rebhorn began acting professionally in the mid-1970s, with his first TV roles coming on now defunct soap operas like 'The Doctors,' 'Search for Tomorrow,' and 'Guiding Light.' In the decades since, Rebhorn racked up over 100 big and small screen credits, commonly playing lawyers, judges, politicians, military officers and other authority figures. Rebhorn carried an air of sophistication about him, which perfectly complimented his tendency to be cast as wealthy, powerful characters.

Rebhorn was a prototypical example of the "it's that guy" character actor, playing memorable supporting roles in more films and TV shows then could comfortably fit in this paragraph. His most recent gig was a recurring role as Carrie Mathison's (Claire Danes) father Frank on the hit Showtime drama 'Homeland.' He also played Peter and Neal's FBI superior Reese Hughes on multiple episodes of USA's 'White Collar.'

Some of Rebhorn's more notable theatrical work includes appearances in the films 'Regarding Henry,' 'My Cousin Vinny,' 'Basic Instinct,' 'Scent of a Woman,' 'Lorenzo's Oil,' 'Carlito's Way,' 'Independence Day,' and 'Meet the Parents.' Selected additional TV credits include 'Enlightened,' 'The Good Wife,' 'Blue Bloods,' 'Big Lake,' '30 Rock,' 'Royal Pains,' 'Boston Legal, 'Law & Order,' 'The Book of Daniel,' 'Third Watch,' The Adventures of Pete & Pete,' and 'Wiseguy.' The really impressive thing is that the above list barely scratches the surface of the man's nearly 40-year career.

We here at TVRage extend our condolences to the family, friends, and fans of Mr. Rebhorn.

- White Collar
- Homeland
- James Rebhorn

Written by: msd85
Mar 23rd, 2014, 12:34 pm

Images courtesy of Comedy Central


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Message Posted On Mar 25th, 2014, 9:13 pm


Sir, your talent and your life, will be missed and leave a permanent mark on those left behind. You didn't lead by command, but by example and we can only hope to emulate that example in your honour. You will be sorely missed.


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Message Posted On Mar 23rd, 2014, 7:36 pm

This is sad news tonight.  I greatly enjoyed seeing Mr. Rebhorn anytime he came on screen.  He was such a talented actor.  All my thoughts are with his loved ones.  He was truly an amazing man.


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Message Posted On Mar 23rd, 2014, 4:29 pm

Oh, that's sad - it was always great to see him in different shows and movies


Message Posted On Mar 23rd, 2014, 1:04 pm
First of three, anyone give odds on Jagger or Richards? Character actors are more interesting than stars because they need to work harder at their craft. What saddens me is as all these old guys die off the majority of newer ones are shit and can never reach the same quality. All things must pass.
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