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RIP James Rebhorn

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Steak Snabler, Mar 23, 2014.

  1. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    One of the all-time "that guy" actors. Played the prosecutor in the Seinfeld finale, the automotive expert witness in "My Cousin Vinny," and, most recently, Claire Danes' father in "Homeland":


    He was 65.

  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    He was the guy who knew all the alien secrets in Independence Day, right?

    Always thought he would have been perfect to play LAPD chief Daryl Gates.
  3. John

    John Well-Known Member

    He also played the headmaster (or whatever) in Scent of a Woman. He's one of those guys that almost always was the stern, straight-laced type, or a dick.
  4. joe

    joe Active Member

    65 is way too young.
  5. Matt1735

    Matt1735 Well-Known Member

    He played an attorney and two different criminals on Law and Order... I know L&O used character actors a lot, but rare for them to play three different characters in the series.
  6. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    RIP to another guy who was able to craft a great career though he wasn't a big star.

    Also, going over his resume on IMDB (which is about a mile long), I realized where I first saw him: On "Guiding Light," my mom's favorite soap, as an evil stepfather.
  7. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Yeah, he was the guy who the president ended up firing.

    Also was the annoying relative in Meet the Parents.
  8. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    First time I really paid much attention to him was in the 1997 Michael Douglas/David Fincher movie "The Game." Lots of good performances in that one.
  9. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Too bad he never teamed up with Chelcie Ross for a Dueling Tool-Off.

    He was real good at his job. Always sold his roles.

    From most indications, he was a pretty nice guy personally, so he wasn't just playing himself.

    Too bad he died before the supposedly upcoming "Independence Day" sequel -- I had a hunch he was going to have a pretty major role in that one.

    Penned his own obit. Worth a read:

  10. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I always wonder how much money guys like that make in an average year. Recognizable, consistently good, used a lot, but not a star or a "name" actor on any level.

  11. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Always confused Rebhord and Ed Lauter who also recently passed away. Two
    class "that guy" actors.
    Last I saw Rebhord he was not well. I believe he was bipolar.
  12. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Kind of like your journeyman baseball player who hangs around 12-15 years and makes pretty decent money without making all that fame.

    Could be a Grantland bracket: Best Fringe TV Players.
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