James Rebhorn Dies at 65

Mar 24, 2014 at 7:38 am |
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James Rebhorn, actor who played the father of Claire Danes’ character on the Showtime drama Homeland, passed away on Friday. He was 65.

Dianne Busch, Rebhorn’s agent, stated:

“He died from melanoma, which had been diagnosed in 1992. He fought it all this time. He died Friday afternoon at his home in New Jersey, where he had been receiving hospice care for a week and a half.”

The Philadelphia native’s prolific career spanned five decades. Rebhorn’s face was easily recognizable from an enormous catalogue of films.: Silkwood (1983), The House on Carroll Street (1988), Desperate Hours (1990), Regarding Henry (1991), Shadows and Fog (1991), Basic Instinct (1992), Lorenzo’s Oil(1992), My Cousin Vinny (1992), Guarding Tess (1994), Independence Day (1996), The Game (1997), The Talented Mr. Ripley(1999), Snow Falling on Cedars (1999), Meet the Parents (2000), Far From Heaven (2002), Cold Mountain (2003), Real Steel (2011) and The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012).

He also was seen on the TV shows like: Seinfeld, White Collar, Kate & Allie, Law & OrderThe EqualizerWiseguyEnlightened and 30 Rock.

Rebhorn is survived by his wife, Rebecca, and his two daughters, Hanna and Emma.

James Rebhorn, actor who played the father of Claire Danes’ character on the Showtime drama Homeland, passed away on Friday. He was 65. Dianne Busch stated: “He died from melanoma, which had been diagnosed in 1992.”