Actor James Rebhorn dies at 65

James Rebhorn, pictured in 2009. Stephen Lovekin / Getty Images

TORONTO — Veteran character actor James Rebhorn, who most recently played Claire Danes’ father on Homeland, is dead. He was 65.

According to his agent, Rebhorn passed away Friday surrounded by family members at home in South Orange, New Jersey.

The actor, who was diagnosed with skin cancer in 1992, was receiving hospice care following treatment at NYU Hospital.

Rebhorn had a long list of film and television credits. He had roles in movies like Independence Day, Silkwood, My Cousin Vinny, Basic Instinct, Scent of a Woman and Meet the Parents. He played Jude Law’s father in The Talented Mr. Ripley.

On television, Rebhorn had recurring roles in shows like White Collar, Law & Order and Third Watch. His many guest roles included playing a District Attorney in the final episode of Seinfeld.

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Rebhorn was born in Philadelphia and raised in a small town in Indiana. He started acting in stage productions while in university and earned an acting degree from Columbia University’s School of Fine Arts.