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.