James Rebhorn, 'Homeland' Star, South Orange Resident, Dies at 65

Popular actor died Friday of melanoma at his Essex County home.

James Rebhorn
James Rebhorn
James Rebhorn, a popular actor with an impressive TV, film and Broadway career, died Friday at his South Orange home.

Rebhorn, 65, died of melanoma, his agent, Dianne Busch, told The New York Times.

Rebhorn amassed more than 100 credits, most recently in Showtime's "Homeland" as Frank Mathison, the father of Claire Danes' CIA officer role as Carrie Mathison.

Rebhorn, who also appeared in "Scent of a Woman," "Independence Day," "My Cousin Vinny" and "The Game," was also known for his role as the prosecutor who sent the "Seinfeld" clan to jail in the series finale.
Ortley March 24, 2014 at 10:23 PM
Sad to hear this,good advice in above post.
jane gilman March 25, 2014 at 07:23 AM
I saw him jogging around the duck pond and remmeber when my daughter and I used to watch him when he was the evil step father on the Guiding Light. Condolenceses to his family.
Noel Glaser March 25, 2014 at 10:00 AM
Post by Nancy Heins-Glaser. This make me very sad. Rebhorn was a true gentleman - the quiet and gentle sort of a person who understood what really matters in life. Jim communicated this sincere knowing through his honest, open conversations whether in passing on the running track, during community events, or when interviewed. He was a great actor and a wonderful person. He touched a lot of people - what a loss for all of us. I am sending Jim's family prayerful and caring thoughts.
Tanya Watson Dixon June 23, 2014 at 04:53 PM
I use to see him at the S.O. pool on the weekends, he was just an ordinary guy enjoying the weather and making small talk. My condolence to his family, he was a great actor.


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