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Richard Jenkins was born on May 4, 1947 in DeKalb, Illinois, USA. He is an actor, known for The Shape of Water (2017), The Visitor (2007) 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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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 15 wins & 55 nominations. See more awards »

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The Shape of Water
The Visitor
The Visitor Walter
Step Brothers
Step Brothers Dr. Robert Doback
Let Me In
Let Me In The Father


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 2016-2017 Berlin Station (TV Series)
Steven Frost
- Winners Right the History Books (2017) ... Steven Frost
- The Righteous One (2017) ... Steven Frost
- Right and Wrong (2017) ... Steven Frost
- The Right Hook (2017) ... Steven Frost
- Right of Way (2017) ... Steven Frost
 2017 The Shape of Water
 2017 Comrade Detective (TV Series)
Vlad Anghel
- No Exit (2017) ... Vlad Anghel (voice)
 2017 Kong: Skull Island
Senator Willis
 2016 LBJ
Senator Richard Russell
 2016 The Hollars
Don Hollar
 2015 Bone Tomahawk
 2015/I Spotlight
Richard Sipe (voice, uncredited)
 2014 Olive Kitteridge (TV Mini-Series)
Henry Kitteridge
- Security (2014) ... Henry Kitteridge
- A Different Road (2014) ... Henry Kitteridge
- Incoming Tide (2014) ... Henry Kitteridge
- Pharmacy (2014) ... Henry Kitteridge
 2014/II Lullaby
 2014 4 Minute Mile
 2014 God's Pocket
Richard Shellburn
 2013 Turbo
Bobby (voice)
 2013 White House Down
 2013 A.C.O.D.
 2012 Jack Reacher
 2012 The Company You Keep
Jed Lewis
 2012 Killing Them Softly
 2012 The Cabin in the Woods
 2012 Darling Companion
 2012 Liberal Arts
Professor Peter Hoberg
 2011 The Rum Diary
 2011 Friends with Benefits
Mr. Harper
 2011 Hall Pass
 2010/I Let Me In
The Father
 2010 Eat Pray Love
Richard from Texas
 2010 Norman
Doug Long
 2010 Waiting for Forever
Richard Twist
 2010/I Dear John
Mr. Tyree
 2010 Happythankyoumoreplease
Paul Gertmanian
 2008 The Tale of Despereaux
Principal (voice)
 2008 Burn After Reading
 2008 Step Brothers
Dr. Robert Doback
 2008 The Broken
John McVey
 2007/I The Visitor
 2007 The Kingdom
Robert Grace
 2005 Rumor Has It...
Earl Huttinger
 2005 Fun with Dick and Jane
Frank Bascombe
 2005 North Country
Hank Aimes
 2001-2005 Six Feet Under (TV Series)
Nathaniel Fisher
- Everyone's Waiting (2005) ... Nathaniel Fisher
- All Alone (2005) ... Nathaniel Fisher
- Ecotone (2005) ... Nathaniel Fisher
- Time Flies (2005) ... Nathaniel Fisher
- Untitled (2004) ... Nathaniel Fisher
 2004 Shall We Dance
 2004 I Heart Huckabees
Mr. Hooten (uncredited)
 2003 Cheaper by the Dozen
 2003 Intolerable Cruelty
Freddy Bender
 2003 The Core
General Purcell
 2003 The Mudge Boy
Edgar Mudge
 2002 Stealing Harvard
Honorable Emmett Cook
 2002 Changing Lanes
Walter Arnell
 2002 Sins of the Father (TV Movie)
Bobby Frank Cherry
 2001 The Man Who Wasn't There
Walter Abundas
 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 Me, Myself & Irene
Agent Boshane
 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 Confession
Cass O'Donnell
 1999 The Mod Squad
 1998 There's Something About Mary
Psychiatrist (uncredited)
 1998 The Impostors
Johnny Leguard
 1997 Into Thin Air: Death on Everest (TV Movie)
Beck Weathers
 1997 Eye of God
Willard Sprague
 1997 Absolute Power
Michael McCarty
 1996 Eddie
Assistant Coach Zimmer
 1996 Flirting with Disaster
Paul Harmon
 1996 Un divan à New York
 1996 The Boys Next Door (TV Movie)
Bob Klemper
 1995 The Indian in the Cupboard
Victor (Dad)
 1994 Trapped in Paradise
Agent Shaddus Peyser
 1994 It Could Happen to You
C. Vernon Hale
 1994 Wolf
Detective Bridger
 1994 Getting Out (TV Movie)
 1993 And the Band Played On (TV Movie)
Dr. Marc Conant
 1993 Undercover Blues
 1993 Queen (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Benson
- Episode #1.3 (1993) ... 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)
Jim Donaldson
 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 How I Got Into College
Bill Browne
 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
 1987 The Witches of Eastwick
Clyde Alden
 1986 The Manhattan Project
Radiation Controls Officer
 1986 On Valentine's Day
Bobby Pate
 1986 The Little Sister
Roger Davis
 1986 Hannah and Her Sisters
Dr. Wilkes
 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
- Feasting with Panthers (1974) ... Warder
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(1992 to 1993 season) He was artistic director and director for William Shakespeare's play, "Twelfth Night, or What You Will," at the Trinity Repertory Company Theatre in Providence, Rhode Island with Ed Shea, Kevin Moriarty, Leecia Manning, Henrik Kromann, Timothy Crowe, Phyllis Kay, William Damkoehler, Robert J. Colonna, Anne... See more »

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I was at a real funeral once, around the time I was doing Six Feet Under, when a woman tapped me on the shoulder and asked "Are they filming this?" It was one of those things where you're thinking "Is she kidding, is she not kidding?" She wasn't. That was jaw-dropping. See more »


He worked as a summer truck driver for the father of actor John C. Reilly in Illinois. Jenkins coincidentally met Reilly when the latter was four years old. The two later worked together in Step Brothers (2008). See more »

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