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James Rebhorn Dead - 'Homeland' Actor Dies at 65

James Rebhorn Dead - 'Homeland' Actor Dies at 65

Actor James Rebhorn has passed away at the age of 65 from skin cancer, TMZ reports.

The actor, known for his role as the father of Claire Danes‘ Carrie Mathison on Homeland, as well as a stint on White Collar, passed away at his home on Friday (March 21). He had been battling skin cancer since being diagnosed in 1992.

James had an impressive resume of credits in television, film, and the stage.

You may recognize him from television shows The Practice, Boston Legal, and 30 Rock, movies such as Cold Mountain (2003), Real Steel (2011) and The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012), and on stage with the Roundabout Theater Company’s Too Much, Too Much, Too Many, among many more credits.

Our thoughts go out to James‘ friends, family, and loved ones during this time.

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  • WhiteLatina

    So sad.

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  • Harry

    Sad. A true character actor.

  • Yow!

    I’m tellin ya, people seem to be leaving here so quickly. Age 65 still not old. My word! And he looked like a thin person, who, I’m sure, had good healthcare. Too young. Rest In Peace.

  • leah

    life is so fragile

  • mel

    nooo :(

  • ForMe

    R.I.P. This guy was in so many movies and TV shows. You probably didn’t know his name,but I guarantee you would recognized his face.

  • snapcracklepop

    He was very talented- able to be subtle yet give very charismatic performances.
    This makes me sad :( Very sorry for his family and friends.

  • Tyla

    He was a great actor! RIP

  • Dill

    RIP…so sad. Stay out of the sun people!


    Wow. Just googled the very impressive late actor and found out that he didn’t even know that he was Jewish.

  • Ca_staub

    Sad. Today I was watching White Collar and thinking, “maybe he can comeback for the last episodes” and now I saw this. It’s really, really sad.

  • mel

    Very sad to hear this. He was a great actor. May he rest in peace. Life is so short.

  • Wurry

    Such a young man. : (

  • Carolina

    So sad. RIP

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