“Homeland” & “Scent Of A Woman” Star James Rebhorn Dead At 65

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James Rebhorn dies of skin cancer

James Rebhorn, the character actor that Claire Danes’ father on the Showtime drama “Homeland” has died at 65.

Rebhorn passed away at his home on Friday after a battle with skin cancer.

Rebhorn’s wife Rebecca revealed that the actor was diagnosed with melanoma in 1992. His health rapidly declined recently and he began receiving hospice care at his home in New Jersey.

James Rebhorn had a recent role on the USA Network’s “White Collar” as Special Agent Reese Hughes.

Many of you will also remember Rebhorn when he starred as the district attorney that sent Jerry, Elaine, George and Kramer to jail on the “Seinfeld” finale in 1998.

Rebhorn played the school’s headmaster Mr. Trask in the 1992 film “Scent of a Woman”.

His long movie resume also included roles “Meet the Parents,” (2000) “Scent of a Woman” (1992) and “Independence Day,” (1996) where he had a memorable role as the Secretary of Defense. Other notable credits include “The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle,” (2000) David’s Fincher’s “The Game” (1997) and comedy “My Cousin Vinny.” (1992).

Rebhorn’s vast television career includes stints on several law and crime shows, including “The Practice,” “Third Watch,” “Law & Order” and “Boston Legal.” The Philadelphia native also appeared on “30 Rock,” “Enlightened,” “Katie & Allie” and “The Equalizer.”


Our condolences go out to his family and friends.

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