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Richard Jenkins was born on May 4, 1947 in DeKalb, Illinois, USA. He is an actor, known for The Shape of Water (2017), The Visitor (2007) and Step Brothers (2008). He has been married to Sharon R. Friedrick since August 23, 1969. They have two children. See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 15 wins & 61 nominations. See more awards »

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(2017)
The Visitor Walter
(2007)
Step Brothers Dr. Robert Doback
(2008)

Filmography

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 2022 Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story (TV Mini Series) (post-production)
Lionel Dahmer / Lionel
- Episode #1.10 (2022) ... Lionel Dahmer
- Episode #1.3 (2022) ... Lionel
- Episode #1.2 (2022) ... Lionel
- Episode #1.1 (2022) ... Lionel Dahmer
 2021 Nightmare Alley (completed)
Ezra Grindle
 2021 The Humans
Erik Blake
 2020 The Last Shift
Stanley
 2020 Kajillionaire
Robert
 2016-2019 Berlin Station (TV Series)
Steven Frost
- Book of the Fallen (2019) ... Steven Frost
- The Green Dacha (2019) ... Steven Frost
- In Cold Hell (2019) ... Steven Frost
- The Dream of the Four Policemen (2019) ... Steven Frost
- The Old Lie (2018) ... Steven Frost
 2017 The Shape of Water
Giles
 2017 Comrade Detective (TV Series)
Vlad Anghel
- No Exit (2017) ... Vlad Anghel (voice)
 2017 Kong: Skull Island
Sen. Willis
 2016 LBJ
Senator Richard Russell
 2016 The Hollars
Don Hollar
 2015 Bone Tomahawk
Chicory
 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
Robert
 2014 4 Minute Mile
Coleman
 2014 God's Pocket
Richard Shellburn
 2013 Turbo
Bobby (voice)
 2013 White House Down
Raphelson
 2013 A.C.O.D.
Hugh
 2012 Jack Reacher
Rodin
 2012 The Company You Keep
Jed Lewis
 2012 Killing Them Softly
Driver
 2012 Darling Companion
Russell
 2012 Liberal Arts
Professor Peter Hoberg
 2011 The Cabin in the Woods
Sitterson
 2011 The Rum Diary
Lotterman
 2011 Friends with Benefits
Mr. Harper
 2011 Hall Pass
Coakley
 2010/I Let Me In
The Father
 2010 Eat Pray Love
Richard from Texas
 2010 Norman
Doug Long
 2010 Waiting for Forever
Richard Twist
 2010/I Dear John
Mr. Tyree
 2010 Happythankyoumoreplease
Paul Gertmanian
 2008 The Tale of Despereaux
Principal (voice)
 2008 Burn After Reading
Ted
 2008 Step Brothers
Dr. Robert Doback
 2008 The Broken
John McVey
 2007/I The Visitor
Walter
 2007 The Kingdom
Robert Grace
 2005 Rumor Has It...
Earl Huttinger
 2005 Fun with Dick and Jane
Frank Bascombe
 2005 North Country
Hank Aimes
 2001-2005 Six Feet Under (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 Shall We Dance
Devine
 2004 I Heart Huckabees
Mr. Hooten (uncredited)
 2003 Cheaper by the Dozen
Shake
 2003 Intolerable Cruelty
Freddy Bender
 2003 The Core
General Purcell
 2003 The Mudge Boy
Edgar Mudge
 2002 Stealing Harvard
Honorable Emmett Cook
 2002 Changing Lanes
Walter Arnell
 2002 Sins of the Father (TV Movie)
Bobby Frank Cherry
 2001 The Man Who Wasn't There
Walter Abundas
 2001 One Night at McCool's
Father Jimmy
 2001 Say It Isn't So
Walter Wingfield
 2001 Ally McBeal (TV Series)
Mr. Bo
- Mr. Bo (2001) ... Mr. Bo
 2000 Me, Myself & Irene
Agent Boshane
 2000 What Planet Are You From?
Don Fisk
 1999 Random Hearts
Truman Trainor
 1999 Snow Falling on Cedars
Sheriff Art Moran
 1999 Outside Providence
Barney
 1999 The Confession
Cass O'Donnell
 1999 The Mod Squad
Mothershed
 1998 There's Something About Mary
Psychiatrist (uncredited)
 1998 The Impostors
Johnny Leguard (Frenchman)
 1997 Into Thin Air: Death on Everest (TV Movie)
Beck Weathers
 1997 Eye of God
Willard Sprague
 1997 Absolute Power
Michael McCarty
 1996 Eddie
Assistant Coach Zimmer
 1996 Flirting with Disaster
Paul Harmon
 1996 The Boys Next Door (TV Movie)
Bob Klemper
 1996 A Couch in New York
Campton
 1994 Trapped in Paradise
Agent Peyser
 1994 It Could Happen to You
C. Vernon Hale
 1994 Wolf
Detective Bridger
 1994 Getting Out (TV Movie)
Chaplain
 1993 And the Band Played On (TV Movie)
Dr. Marc Conant
 1993 Undercover Blues
Frank
 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 Afterburn (TV Movie)
Acton Ryder
 1991 Carolina Skeletons (TV Movie)
Redy
 1991 Doublecrossed (TV Movie)
Jim Donaldson
 1991 The Perfect Tribute (TV Movie)
Blair
 1990 Against the Law (TV Series)
Wexford
- We, the Jury (1990) ... Wexford
- Pilot (1990) ... Wexford
 1990 Descending Angel (TV Movie)
Debaudt
 1990 When You Remember Me (TV Movie)
Vaughan
 1990 Rising Son (TV Movie)
Tommy
 1990 Challenger (TV Movie)
Gregory B. Jarvis
 1990 Blue Steel
Attorney Mel Dawson
 1989 Blaze
Picayune
 1989 Kojak: Fatal Flaw (TV Movie)
Joel Litkin
 1989 Sea of Love
Gruber
 1989 How I Got Into College
Bill Browne
 1989 Out on the Edge (TV Movie)
Paul Evetts
 1985-1989 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Goodman / DEA Agent Ed Waters
- Hard Knocks (1989) ... Goodman
- Smuggler's Blues (1985) ... DEA Agent Ed Waters
 1988 In the Line of Duty: The F.B.I. Murders (TV Movie)
Detective Hamill
 1988 Stealing Home
Hank Chandler
 1988 Little Nikita
Richard Grant
 1987 Courtship
Bobby Pate
 1987 Rachel River
Cordell
 1987 The Witches of Eastwick
Clyde Alden
 1986 The Manhattan Project
Radiation Controls Officer
 1986 Hannah and Her Sisters
Dr. Wilkes
 1986 On Valentine's Day
Bobby Pate
 1985 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
Tex
- Internal Affairs (1985) ... Tex
 1985 Silverado
Kelly
 1985 The Little Sister
Roger Davis
 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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Other Works:

(1984 to 1985 season) He directed Richard Wilbur's translation of Moliere's play, "Tartuffe," at the Trinity Repertory Company Theatre in Providence, Rhode Island. Robert D. Soule was set designer. William Lane was costume designer. John F. Custer was lighting designer. See more »

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Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)

Spouse:

Sharon R. Friedrick  (2 children)

Children:

Jenkins, Andrew Dale | See more »

Parents:

Stevens, Dale | Wheeler Jenkins, Mary Elizabeth
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Personal Quote:

[on filming The Witches of Eastwick] My first really nice part after Silverado. And my first day of shooting, they wouldn't let me on the set, cause they didn't believe I was in it. We were shooting in Massachusetts, and I drove up from my house, and I didn't have any ID on me or anything. I just drove up to the gate, and said "I'm here to shoot the movie." The guy said "Who are you?" I said "I'm... See more »

Trivia:

Childhood crush was British actress Hayley Mills. He was so smitten with her, he dreamed of moving to England to become her gardener in the hope that she might fall in love with him one day. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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