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Richard Jenkins was born on May 4, 1947 in DeKalb, Illinois, USA. He is an actor, known for Step Brothers (2008), Jack Reacher (2012) and The Cabin in the Woods (2012). 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
 2015 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
 2004 Shall We Dance
 2004 I Heart Huckabees
Mr. Hooten (uncredited)
 2003 The Mudge Boy
Edgar Mudge
 2002 Stealing Harvard
Honorable Emmett Cook
 2002 Changing Lanes
Walter Arnell
 2001 One Night at McCool's
Father Jimmy
 2001 Say It Isn't So
Walter Wingfield
 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
 1995 The Indian in the Cupboard
Victor (Dad)
 1994 It Could Happen to You
C. Vernon Hale
 1994 Wolf
Detective Bridger
 1993 Undercover Blues
 1989 Blaze
 1989 Sea of Love
 1989 Blue Steel
Attorney Mel Dawson
 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 Silverado
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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 »


A member of the Trinity Repertory Company in Rhode Island for fifteen years, he appeared in such 1970s and 1980s Trinity Repertory productions as "Brother to Dragons," "Of Mice and Men," "True West," "American Buffalo" and "Waiting for Godot"; directed such later productions as "Tartuffe," "The Glass Menagerie", "The Miser" and Shekspeare's "Macbeth" and "Twelfth Night"; and was the company's ... See more »

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