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Posted: March 24, 2014

Character actor James Rebhorn dead at 65

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By Candice Aviles

​Veteran American actor James Rebhorn died at his home in New Jersey Friday night. The actor was 65 years old.

TMZ reports Rebhorn passed away from skin cancer and says he was diagnosed with melanoma in 1992. Despite his deteriorating condition, his wife says he still wanted to work.

Rebhorn’s career spanned five decades. Recently, he starred as Carrie Mathison's father on Showtime’s "Homeland" and as a special agent on USA Network’s "White Collar." (Via TV Guide / Showtime / Kent Smith)

Other shows he appeared in include "Seinfeld," "The Practice," "Law & Order," "Boston Legal" and "30 Rock." (Via Sony / "Seinfeld", NBC / "Law & Order")

He also appeared in several films: "Independence Day," "The Talented Mr. Ripley" and "Meet the Parents," to name a few. (Via IMDB / "Independence Day")

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DeNiro: "We’re getting creamed, people.”

Rebhorn: "Well if Lawrence Nightingale over here would play a little defense."

Stiller: "Larry I missed one shot."

Rebhorn: "It was a big shot." (Via Universal Studios / "Meet the Parents")

In addition to his TV and film resume, The Hollywood Reporter points out Rebhorn also worked with the Roundabout Theatre Company. He recently starred in the show "Too Much, Too Much, Too Many."

Rebhorn attended Wittenberg University and said that's really where his acting career began.

"When I was a senior I wasn't sure exactly what I wanted to do or where I wanted to go. But because I had been so involved in theater and so involved specifically with acting I thought I would try to pursue that." (Via YouTube / Wittenberg University)

Rebhorn is survived by his wife Rebecca and their two daughters.

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