James Rebhorn dead, 'Homeland' actor was 65

'Homeland' actor James Rebhorn has died. 'Homeland' actor James Rebhorn has died. Photo Credit: AP / Peter Kramer

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James Rebhorn, the prolific character actor in "Homeland," ''Scent of a Woman" and "My Cousin Vinny," has died. He was 65.

Rebhorn's agent, Dianne Busch, said Sunday that the actor died Friday at his home in South Orange, N.J, after a long battle with skin cancer.

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Busch said Rebhorn was diagnosed with melanoma in 1992 but managed to work until the last month.

In five decades of television and film work, Rebhorn amassed more than 100 credits, ranging from a shipping magnate in "The Talented Mr. Ripley" to the prosecutor in the series finale of "Seinfeld."

The lanky but piercing Rebhorn, raised a Lutheran in Indiana, often played astringent authorities, like the headmaster in "Scent of a Woman" and lawyers on "Boston Legal" and "The Practice."

On "Homeland," he played the father of CIA officer Carrie Mathison.

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Rebhorn is survived by his wife, Rebecca Linn, and two daughters.

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