James Rebhorn, invaluable supporting player, dead at 65

James Rebhorn

James Rebhorn, the reliable and esteemed character actor with more than 100 credits to his name, has died from melanoma. He was 65 years old.

Rebhorn’s agent Dianne Busch confirmed his passing to The Hollywood Reporter.

He was first diagnosed with melanoma in 1992, surviving a further 22-years before succumbing in his New Jersey home on Friday.

Over the course of his career, spanning five decades, he established himself as a reliable supporting actor in films such as Regarding Henry, My Cousin Vinny, Basic Instinct, Scent of a Woman, Independence Day, The Game, and The Talented Mr. Ripley.

Rebhorn proved himself to be an invaluable utility player on the small screen too, appearing in Seinfeld, Law and Order, 30 Rock, and, most recently, Enlightened, White Collar. and Homeland.

He is survived by his wife Rebecca and daughters Hannah and Emma.

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