James Rebhorn, who played the father of CIA officer Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) on Homeland, has died after a long battle with melanoma, his agent Dianne Busch confirmed to E! News. He was 65 and passed away at his home on Friday, March 21.
“He had been diagnosed in 1992 but fought it and continued to work as an actor,” Busch added in a statement. “He had been at home receiving hospice care for the last two weeks. His family was with him. He will be greatly missed.”
The veteran character actor’s career spanned more than five decades and he appeared in more than one hundred television shows, films and stage productions.
His notable television credits include portraying Special Agent Reese Hughes on USA’s White Collar and the district attorney who sent Jerry, Elaine, Kramer and George to jail on the series finale of Seinfeld in 1998.
TV viewers also saw Rebhorn in 30 Rock, Law & Order, The Good Wife, Enlightened, Boston Legal, Third Watch and The Book of Daniel.
The Philadelphia native’s extensive film résumé includes Independence Day, My Cousin Vinny, Scent of a Woman, The Game, Meet the Parents and The Talented Mr. Ripley.
Per IMDB, he is survived by his wife Rebecca and their two daughters.
by Marcus Mulick