‘Homeland’ actor James Rebhorn dies at 65


Veteran character actor James Rebhorn, who was diagnosed with melanoma in 1992, has passed away. He died in his home on Friday, his representative confirmed. Rebhorn was 65.

“He died from melanoma, which had been diagnosed in 1992,” his agent Dianne Busch said in a statement. “He fought it all this time. He died Friday afternoon at his home in New Jersey, where he had been receiving hospice care for a week and a half.”

Most recently known for his role on Showtime’s Homeland, James Rebhorn started his career in the 1951 TV series Search for Tomorrow and later landed roles in U.S. soaps Guiding Light and As the World Turns. His movie career includes roles in films such as Scent of a Woman, Basic Instinct, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Cold Mountain, The Odd Life of Timothy Green.

Rebhorn is survived by his wife, Rebecca, and daughters Hanna and Emma.

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4 responses to “‘Homeland’ actor James Rebhorn dies at 65”

  1. Lory says:

    I will truley miss this amazing actor’s work. I came to love him as an actor after watching him over the last 20 years. His ability to transform into any character with the greatest of ease, was truley poetry in motion. I loved his character “Mr. Trask” in ‘Scent of a Woman’.

  2. Crystal says:

    I remember his work in “From The Earth to the Moon” as the NASA contractor who works tirelessly to get his company in the running only to get shut out of the endgame after years of work. His breakdown was what I remember most, a humorless, non-emotional man reduced to tears when his dream is denied. Well done. RIP sir.

  3. Harry says:

    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.

  4. Talia says:

    Mmm, it is a pity he died; he was really a good actor, especially when he was performing in action movies. I guess his face is one that is saying I am supposed to perform the role of some army man or soldier, which is nice actually, there are not many actors of this kind in the cinema industry, and it is a sorrow that one of the best ones has passed away. Cancer is really terrifying disease but at the same time it is a “kind” one, as it gives time to people to say live awhile longer, as well as to say bye to each other.