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Richard Jenkins was born on May 4, 1947 in DeKalb, Illinois, USA. He is an actor, known for The Visitor (2007), Step Brothers (2008) and Let Me In (2010). He has been married to Sharon R. Friedrick since August 23, 1969. They have two children. See full bio »

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Known For

The Visitor
The Visitor Walter
(2007)
Step Brothers
Step Brothers Dr. Robert Doback
(2008)
Let Me In
Let Me In The Father
(2010)
The Cabin in the Woods
(2012)

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 2017 The Shape of Water
Giles
 2017 Kong: Skull Island
Senator Willis
 2016 LBJ
Senator Russell
 2016 The Hollars
Don Hollar
 2015 Bone Tomahawk
Chicory
 2015/I Spotlight
Richard Sipe (voice, uncredited)
 2014/II Lullaby
Robert
 2014 4 Minute Mile
Coleman
 2014 God's Pocket
Richard Shellburn
 2013 Turbo
Bobby (voice)
 2013 White House Down
Raphelson
 2013 A.C.O.D.
Hugh
 2012 Jack Reacher
Rodin
 2012 The Company You Keep
Jed Lewis
 2012 Killing Them Softly
Driver
 2012 The Cabin in the Woods
Sitterson
 2012 Darling Companion
Russell
 2012 Liberal Arts
Professor Peter Hoberg
 2011 The Rum Diary
Lotterman
 2011 Friends with Benefits
Mr. Harper
 2011 Hall Pass
Coakley
 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
Ted
 2008 Step Brothers
Dr. Robert Doback
 2008 The Broken
John McVey
 2007/I The Visitor
Walter
 2007 The Kingdom
Robert Grace
 2005 Rumor Has It...
Earl Huttinger
 2005 Fun with Dick and Jane
Frank Bascombe
 2005 North Country
Hank Aimes
 2004 Shall We Dance
Devine
 2004 I Heart Huckabees
Mr. Hooten (uncredited)
 2003 Cheaper by the Dozen
Shake
 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
 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
 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
Barney
 1999 The Mod Squad
Mothershed
 1999 The Confession
Cass O'Donnell
 1998 There's Something About Mary
Psychiatrist (uncredited)
 1998 The Impostors
Johnny Leguard
 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
Campton
 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
 1993 Undercover Blues
Frank
 1989 Blaze
Picayune
 1989 Sea of Love
Gruber
 1989 Blue Steel
Attorney Mel Dawson
 1989 How I Got Into College
Bill Browne
 1988 Stealing Home
Hank Chandler
 1988 Little Nikita
Richard Grant
 1987 Courtship
Bobby Pate
 1987 Rachel River
Cordell
 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 Silverado
Kelly
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(1992 to 1993 season) He was artistic director and directed Tori Haring-Smith's translation of Anton Chekhov's play, "The Seagull," in a world premiere production at the Trinity Repertory Company Theatre in Providence, Rhode Island with Jennifer Dundas, Allen Oliver, Robert J. Colonna, Jonathan Fried, Christopher Byrnes, ... See more »

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Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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(On his role in the 1985 film Silverado) I auditioned for this really great part, and I remember my manager called me up and said "You got it! You're Kelly." And I said "Who?" "Kelly." I searched through the script, and I was in two scenes. I said "Howdy" in the first scene, and in the second scene, I said "You can't do that," and they shot me. And I was on the set for seven weeks. It was a cover... See more »

Trivia:

He has Welsh, English, Irish, and German ancestry. See more »

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