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Richard Jenkins was born on May 4, 1947 in DeKalb, Illinois, USA. He is an actor, known for Jack Reacher (2012), The Cabin in the Woods (2012) and Step Brothers (2008). He has been married to Sharon R. Friedrick since August 23, 1969. They have two children. See full bio »

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 2016 LBJ (filming)
Senator Russell
 2016 The Hollars (completed)
Don Hollar
 2015 Bone Tomahawk
 2014/II Lullaby
 2014 4 Minute Mile
 2013 Turbo
Bobby (voice)
 2013 A.C.O.D.
 2012 Darling Companion
 2010 Norman
Doug Long
 2010 Waiting for Forever
Richard Twist
 2010/I Dear John
Mr. Tyree
 2008 The Tale of Despereaux
Principal (voice)
 2007/I The Visitor
 2005 Earth to America (TV Movie)
 2004 Shall We Dance
 2004 I Heart Huckabees
Mr. Hooten (uncredited)
 2003 The Mudge Boy
Edgar Mudge
 2002 Reel Comedy (TV Series)
 2002 Stealing Harvard
Honorable Emmett Cook
 2002 Changing Lanes
Walter Arnell
 2002 Sins of the Father (TV Movie)
Bobby Frank Cherry
 2001 One Night at McCool's
Father Jimmy
 2001 Say It Isn't So
Walter Wingfield
 2001 Ally McBeal (TV Series)
Mr. Bo
- Mr. Bo (2001) ... Mr. Bo
 2000 What Planet Are You From?
Don Fisk
 1999 Random Hearts
Truman Trainor
 1999 Snow Falling on Cedars
Sheriff Art Moran
 1999 Outside Providence
 1999 The Mod Squad
 1999 The Confession
Cass O'Donnell
 1998 There's Something About Mary
Psychiatrist (uncredited)
 1997 Eye of God
Willard Sprague
 1997 Absolute Power
Michael McCarty
 1996 Eddie
Carl Zimmer
 1996 A Couch in New York
 1996 The Boys Next Door (TV Movie)
Bob Klemper
 1995 The Indian in the Cupboard
Victor (Dad)
 1994 It Could Happen to You
C. Vernon Hale
 1994 Wolf
Detective Bridger
 1994 Getting Out (TV Movie)
 1993 Undercover Blues
 1993 Queen (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Benson
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Mr. Benson
 1992 Crossroads (TV Series)
Jim Mundy
- Pilot (1992) ... Jim Mundy
 1992 Afterburn (TV Movie)
Acton Ryder
 1991 Carolina Skeletons (TV Movie)
 1991 Doublecrossed (TV Movie)
 1991 The Perfect Tribute (TV Movie)
 1990 Against the Law (TV Series)
- We, the Jury (1990) ... Wexford
- Pilot (1990) ... Wexford
 1990 Descending Angel (TV Movie)
 1990 When You Remember Me (TV Movie)
 1990 Rising Son (TV Movie)
 1990 Challenger (TV Movie)
Gregory B. Jarvis
 1989 Blaze
 1989 Kojak: Fatal Flaw (TV Movie)
Joel Litkin
 1989 Sea of Love
 1989 Blue Steel
Attorney Mel Dawson
 1989 Out on the Edge (TV Movie)
Paul Evetts
 1985-1989 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Goodman / DEA Agent Ed Waters
- Hard Knocks (1989) ... Goodman
- Smuggler's Blues (1985) ... DEA Agent Ed Waters
 1988 In the Line of Duty: The F.B.I. Murders (TV Movie)
Detective Hamill
 1988 Stealing Home
Hank Chandler
 1988 Little Nikita
Richard Grant
 1987 Courtship
Bobby Pate
 1987 Rachel River
 1986 The Manhattan Project
Radiation Controls Officer
 1986 On Valentine's Day
Bobby Pate
 1986 The Little Sister
Roger Davis
 1985 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
- Internal Affairs (1985) ... Tex
 1985 Silverado
 1984 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Nicholas Vazzana
- Concealed Enemies, Part I: Suspicion (1984) ... Nicholas Vazzana
 1982 Parole (TV Movie)
1st Cop
 1974-1975 Great Performances (TV Series)
The Sheriff / Warder
- Brother to Dragons (1975) ... The Sheriff
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(On working with the Coens brothers) Well, I audition for them, for every movie. Raising Arizona was the first one. I auditioned for Miller's Crossing, and my agent called me up and said "I've got great news, it's between you and Albert Finney." I said "Oh really, that's great. Who would you choose?" And of course, Albert Finney was wonderful. I wanted Fargo, that's the one I wanted so badly. And... See more »


One of several Rhode Island residents who have made films for the Farrelly Brothers. In four of their pictures, Richard even bought a house down the street from the brothers' childhood home in Cumberland, Rhode Island. See more »

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