James Rebhorn, the easily recognizable character actor who played dad to Claire Danes’ troubled CIA officer Carrie Mathison on the hit Showtime series “Homeland,” has passed away.
Rebhorn’s agent Dianne Busch tells The Hollywood Reporter that her client died in his home on Friday (March 21). He was 65.
His wife Rebecca tells TMZ that the actor was diagnosed with melanoma in 1992 and had been receiving treatment ever since. The skin cancer worsened drastically recently, and he began receiving hospice care in their New Jersey home.
Aside from his current work on “Homeland,” Rebhorn also had a recent recurring role on USA Network’s “White Collar” as Special Agent Reese Hughes, head of the FBI’s Manhattan white-collar crime unit.
Rebhorn’s vast TV resume includes memorable stints on “Seinfeld,” “The Practice,” “Boston Legal,” “Third Watch,” “Law & Order,” “30 Rock” and “Enlightened,” to name but a few. His film credits, just as numerous, include “My Cousin Vinny,” “Silkwood,” “Basic Instinct,” “Independence Day,” “The Talented Mr. Ripley” and “Cold Mountain.”