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James Rebhorn, 'Homeland' and 'White Collar' actor, dead at 65


Veteran character actor also appeared in "Seinfeld" and many movies, including "Scent of a Woman" and "Independence Day"

By Todd Cunningham

James Rebhorn, the veteran character actor best known for his recent work on the Showtime drama "Homeland," has died.

He passed away at the age of 65 at his home on Friday, his representatives confirmed to TheWrap Sunday.

He appeared in more than 100 television shows, feature films and plays in a career that spanned decades. Rebhorn also had a recent recurring role on the USA Network hit "White Collar." 

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He played the father of Claire Danes'  CIA officer  Carrie Mathison  on "Homeland" and Special Agent Reese Hughes, head of the FBI's Manhattan white-collar crime unit, on "White Collar."

Rebhorn was at home playing buttoned-down WASP-y types including lawyers, politicians, doctors and military men, but could play a criminal, too. He played a brutal serial killer on NBC's "Law & Order," for example, then later returned to the show in the recurring role of defense attorney Charles Garnett.

He played several daytime roles, including abusive stepfather Bradley Raines on the soap opera "Guiding Light" from 1983 to 1985, and as abusive father Henry Lange on "As The World Turns" from 1988-91.

Rebhorn's film career was extensive, and included roles in "Scent of a Woman," "Independence Day" and "Far From Heaven."

Rebhorn was a member of  the Roundabout Theatre Company  and most recently starred as a father stricken with Alzheimer's in "Too Much, Too Much, Too Many." He also appeared on stage in the original production of "I'm Not Rappaport"in 1985 and in revivals of "Our Town," "Twelve Angry Men" and "Prelude to a Kiss."

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sully16Comment by sully16 - March 23, 2014, 8:21 pm
RIP James, He always made the parts he played interesting.
emilygComment by emilyg - March 23, 2014, 9:49 pm
A good actor. RIP.
rdgrnrComment by rdgrnr - March 23, 2014, 10:39 pm
Rest in Peace, James.
MADDOG10Comment by MADDOG10 - March 24, 2014, 9:28 pm
Rest in Peace Mr. Rebhorn.

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