Richard Jenkins Biography (1947-)

Born May 4, 1947, in DeKalb, IL; son of Dale Stevens and M. Elizabeth (maidenname, Wheeler) Jenkins; married Sharon R. Frederick, August 23, 1969; children: Sarah Pamela, Andrew Dale.

Actor, director
Birth Details
May 4, 1947
DeKalb, Illinois, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • The Falls, 1980
  • Kelly the Gambler, Stella's partner, Silverado, Columbia, 1985
  • Dr. Wilkes, Hannah and Her Sisters, Orion, 1986
  • Radiation controls officer (Medatomic Lab), The Manhattan Project(also known as Deadly Game), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1986
  • Bobby Pate, On Valentine's Day (also known as Story of a Marriage), Angelika Films, 1986
  • Clyde Alden, The Witches of Eastwick, Warner Bros., 1987
  • Cordell, Rachel River, Taurus Entertainment Group, 1987
  • Bobby Pate, Courtship, 1987
  • Richard Grant, Little Nikita (also known as The Sleepers),Columbia Pictures, 1988
  • Hank Chandler, Stealing Home, 1988
  • Bill Browne, How I Got into College, 1989
  • Gruber, Sea of Love, 1989
  • Picayune, Blaze, Buena Vista, 1989
  • Attorney Mel Dawson, Blue Steel, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1990
  • Frank Cortese, Undercover Blues, United International Pictures, 1993
  • Detective Bridger, Wolf, 1994
  • C. Vernon Hale, Muriel's attorney, It Could Happen to You, TriStar, 1994
  • Shaddeus Peyser, Trapped in Paradise, 1994
  • Victor, The Indian in the Cupboard, Paramount, 1995
  • Howell Saunders, How to Make an American Quilt, Universal, 1995
  • Compton, Un divan a New York (also known as A Couch in New York and Eine Couch in New York), Northern Arts Entertainment, 1996
  • Paul, Flirting with Disaster, Miramax, 1996
  • Assistant Coach Carl Zimmer, Eddie, Buena Vista, 1996
  • Michael Mccarty (hitman), Absolute Power, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1997
  • Willard Sprague, Eye of God, Castle Hill Productions, 1997
  • (Uncredited) Psychiatrist, There's Something about Mary, TwentiethCentury-Fox, 1998
  • Johnny (Frenchman), The Imposters, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1998
  • Cass O'Donnell, The Confession, New City Releasing, 1999
  • Detective Bob Mothershed, The Mod Squad, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1999
  • Barney, Outside Providence, Miramax, 1999
  • Sheriff Art Moran, Snow Falling on Cedars, MCA/Universal, 1999
  • Truman Trainor, Random Hearts, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1999
  • Don Fisk, What Planet Are You From?, Sony Pictures Entertainment,2000
  • Agent Boshane, EPA, Me, Myself & Irene, Twentieth Century-Fox,2000
  • Walter Wingfield, Say It Isn't So, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2001
  • Father Jimmy, One Night at McCool's, USA Films, 2001
  • Walter Abundas, The Man Who Wasn't There, USA Films, 2001
  • Walter Arnell, Changing Lanes, Paramount, 2002
  • Mr. Cook, Stealing Harvard, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2002
  • The Core, Paramount, 2003
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Nathaniel "Nate" Fisher, Sr., Six Feet Under, HBO, 2001-2002
  • Movies
  • Brother to Dragons, 1975
  • First cop, Parole, CBS, 1982
  • Roger Davis, The Little Sister (also known as The Tender Age and Forbidden), 1984
  • In the Line of Duty: The F.B.I. Murders, NBC, 1988
  • Paul Evetts, Out on the Edge, CBS, 1989
  • Joel Litkin, Kojak: Fatal Flaw, ABC, 1989
  • Gregory B. Jarvis, Challenger, 1990
  • Tommy, Rising Son, TNT, 1990
  • Vaughan, When You Remember Me, ABC, 1990
  • Debaudt, Descending Angel, HBO, 1990
  • Mr. Blair, The Perfect Tribute, ABC, 1991
  • Donaldson, Doublecrossed, HBO, 1991
  • Luke Redy, Carolina Skeletons, NBC, 1991
  • Acton Ryder, Afterburn, HBO, 1992
  • Dr. Marc Conant, And the Band Played On, HBO, 1993
  • Chaplain, Getting Out, ABC, 1994
  • Bob Klemper, The Boys Next Door, CBS, 1996
  • Beck Weathers, Into Thin Air: Death on Everest (also known as Death on Everest), ABC, 1997
  • Jilting Joe, Romance Classics, 1999
  • Cass O'Donnell, The Confession, Cinemax, 1999
  • Bobby Frank Cherry, Sins of the Father, F/X, 2002
  • Miniseries
  • Bobby Pate, Story of a Marriage, PBS, 1987
  • Mr. Benson, Queen (also known as Alex Haley's Queen), CBS,1993
  • Pilots
  • Nathaniel "Nate" Fisher, Sr., Six Feet Under, HBO, 2001
  • Specials
  • Nicholas Vazzana, Concealed Enemies, PBS, 1984
  • Episodic
  • Ed Waters, "Smuggler's Blues," Miami Vice, NBC, 1985
  • "Internal Affairs," Spenser: For Hire, ABC, 1985
  • Goodman, "Hard Knocks," Miami Vice, NBC, 1989
  • Jim Mundy, Crossroads, ABC, 1992
  • Mr. Bo Jangles, Ally McBeal, Fox, 2001
  • Stage Appearances
  • Brothers to Dragons, Trinity Square Repertory, Providence, RI, 1975
  • Also appeared as Semyon Semyonivich, The Suicide; Hickey, The Iceman Cometh; Jack Abbott, In the Belly of the Beast; Teach, American Buffalo; Vladimir, Waiting for Godot; Eddie, Fool for Love; and in Of Mice and Men and True West.
  • Stage Director
  • The Hope Zone, Circle Repertory Company, New York City, 1995-1996
  • Also directed Billy Bishop Goes to War, The Crucible, The Lady from Maxim's, Camino Real, Golden Boy, The Schoolfor Wives, The Lower Depths, Other People's Money, TheGlass Menagerie, Macbeth, The Seagull, The Hope Zone, Twelfth Night, or What You Will, A Christmas Carol, and The Miser, all Trinity Square Repertory, Providence, RI.

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