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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 25 April 1947Buffalo, New York, USA
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jeffrey DeMunn was born on April 25, 1947 in Buffalo, New York. He studied in England at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, then returned to America and was a member of the National Shakespeare Company. He has starred in many theatre productions, both on and off Broadway, including "K2" (for which he received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor), "Spoils of War" and "Comedians".

He is known as a favorite of director Frank Darabont, who has cast him in all four of his films: "The Shawshank Redemption" (1994), "The Green Mile" (1999), "The Majestic" (2001) and "The Mist" (2007).

He has appeared in such films as "The Blob" (1988), "The X-Files: Fight the Future" (1998), "Hollywoodland" (2006), "Burn After Reading" (2008) and such television shows as "Hill Street Blues" (1981), "Kojak: The Price of Justice" (1987), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (1999) and "The Walking Dead" (2010-2012), the latter developed by Frank Darabont and based on the eponymous comic book series created by Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Matt Dicker

Spouse (1)

Ann Sekjaer (7 October 1974 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (9)

He is a favorite of director Frank Darabont, who has cast him in all of his movies to date.
Often appears in productions based on material by Stephen King.
Has a son, Kevin DeMunn. They were both cast in The Majestic (2001) - Kevin played the Western Union Clerk in the second to last scene.
Was nominated for Broadway's 1983 Tony Award as Best Actor (Play) for "K2".
Graduated from Union College in 1969.
Has one daughter, Heather.
In addition to "The Shawshank Redemption" and "The Green Mile", he appeared in another movie by Stephen King: "Storm of the Century".
Played William Herndon in the miniseries "Lincoln" and then played Abraham Lincoln in "Persistence of Dreams".
Has twice played Harry Houdini: in "Ragtime" and "Young Harry Houdini".

Personal Quotes (2)

I have Netflix, but I don't watch television.
I think what helps me when I'm working on a play, any play, is the degree to which the writer has truly visualized, and then fulfilled, the vision of the world that he or she is creating.

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