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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), Frangins malgré eux (2008) and Laisse-moi entrer (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
Frangins malgré eux
Frangins malgré eux Dr. Robert Doback
Laisse-moi entrer
Laisse-moi entrer The Father
La cabane dans les bois


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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 La forme de l'eau
 2017 Comrade Detective (TV Series)
Vlad Anghel
- No Exit (2017) ... Vlad Anghel (voice)
 2017 Kong: Skull Island
Senator Willis
 2016 LBJ
Senator Russell
 2016 La Famille Hollar
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 One Square Mile
 2014 God's Pocket
Richard Shellburn
 2013 Turbo
Bobby (voice)
 2013 White House Down
 2013 A.C.O.D.
 2012 Jack Reacher
 2012 Sous surveillance
Jed Lewis
 2012 La cabane dans les bois
 2012 Freeway et nous
 2012 Love and Other Lessons
Professor Peter Hoberg
 2011 Rhum Express
 2011 Sexe entre amis
Mr. Harper
 2011 B.A.T (bon à tirer)
 2010/I Laisse-moi entrer
The Father
 2010 Mange, prie, aime
Richard from Texas
 2010 Norman
Doug Long
 2010 Waiting for Forever
Richard Twist
 2010/I Cher John
Mr. Tyree
 2010 Happythankyoumoreplease
Paul Gertmanian
 2008 La légende de Despereaux
Principal (voice)
 2008 Burn After Reading
 2008 Frangins malgré eux
Dr. Robert Doback
 2008 The Broken
John McVey
 2007/I The Visitor
 2007 Le royaume
Robert Grace
 2005 La rumeur court...
Earl Huttinger
 2005 Braqueurs amateurs
Frank Bascombe
 2005 L'affaire Josey Aimes
Hank Aimes
 2001-2005 Six pieds sous terre (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 J'adore Huckabees
Mr. Hooten (uncredited)
 2003 Treize à la douzaine
 2003 Intolérable cruauté
Freddy Bender
 2003 Fusion
General Purcell
 2003 The Mudge Boy
Edgar Mudge
 2002 Stealing Harvard
Honorable Emmett Cook
 2002 Dérapages incontrôlés
Walter Arnell
 2002 La rançon de la haine (TV Movie)
Bobby Frank Cherry
 2001 Divine mais dangereuse
Father Jimmy
 2001 Trop c'est trop
Walter Wingfield
 2001 Ally McBeal (TV Series)
Mr. Bo
- Mr. Bo (2001) ... Mr. Bo
 2000 Fou(s) d'Irène
Agent Boshane
 1999 L'ombre d'un soupçon
Truman Trainor
 1999 La neige tombait sur les cèdres
Sheriff Art Moran
 1999 Les années lycée
 1999 Mod Squad
 1999 The Confession
Cass O'Donnell
 1998 Mary à tout prix
Psychiatrist (uncredited)
 1998 Les imposteurs
Johnny Leguard
 1997 Mort sur le toit du monde (TV Movie)
Beck Weathers
 1997 Eye of God
Willard Sprague
 1997 Les pleins pouvoirs
Michael McCarty
 1996 Eddie
Assistant Coach Zimmer
 1996 Flirter avec les embrouilles
Paul Harmon
 1996 Un divan à New York
 1996 The Boys Next Door (TV Movie)
Bob Klemper
 1995 Le patchwork de la vie
 1995 L'indien du placard
Victor (Dad)
 1994 Descente à Paradise
Agent Shaddus Peyser
 1994 Milliardaire malgré lui
C. Vernon Hale
 1994 Wolf
Detective Bridger
 1994 Getting Out (TV Movie)
 1993 Les soldats de l'espérance (TV Movie)
Dr. Marc Conant
 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 Le triomphe de la vérité (TV Movie)
Acton Ryder
 1991 Un coupable idéal (TV Movie)
 1991 La stratégie de l'infiltration (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 La force de vivre (TV Movie)
 1990 L'école de la vie (TV Movie)
 1990 Challenger (TV Movie)
Gregory B. Jarvis
 1989 Blaze
 1989 Cas de conscience (TV Movie)
Joel Litkin
 1989 Mélodie pour un meurtre
 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 Deux flics à Miami (TV Series)
Goodman / DEA Agent Ed Waters
- Hard Knocks (1989) ... Goodman
- Smuggler's Blues (1985) ... DEA Agent Ed Waters
 1988 Extrême violence (TV Movie)
Detective Hamill
 1988 La mémoire brisée
Hank Chandler
 1988 Little Nikita
Richard Grant
 1987 Courtship
Bobby Pate
 1987 Rachel River
 1987 Les sorcières d'Eastwick
Clyde Alden
 1986 Manhattan Project
Radiation Controls Officer
 1986 On Valentine's Day
Bobby Pate
 1986 The Little Sister
Roger Davis
 1986 Hannah et ses soeurs
Dr. Wilkes
 1985 Spenser (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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(1990 to 1991 season) He was artistic director and directed Jerry Sterner's play, "Other People's Money," at the Trinity Repertory Company Theatre in Providence, Rhode Island with William Damkoehler, Ralph Waite, Barbara Orson, Jack Willis and Jennifer Van Dyck in the cast. David A. Rotondo was scenery designer. Michael ... See more »

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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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