Ten fun facts about Richard Jenkins


Fact 1
He studied at the Illinois Wesleyan University.

Fact 2
He began his career in the theater and made his film debut in 1974.

Fact 3
He has played supporting roles in films almost every year since 1985.


Fact 4
He had lead roles in The Cabin in the Woods and The Visitor, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor.

Fact 5
He played the deceased patriarch Nathaniel Fisher on the HBO drama series Six Feet Under.

Fact 6
Jenkins won the International Press Academy's Satellite Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama.

Fact 7
Jenkins also portrayed a DEA agent in one episode of Miami Vice and a mob boss in a later episode.

Fact 8
Before he was an actor, Jenkins drove a linen truck (his boss was actor John C. Reilly's father).

Fact 9
Jenkins worked as an actor with the Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, Rhode Island, while breaking into film with a bit part in Feasting with Panthers (1974), a television movie.

Fact 10
He continued as a celebrated member of Trinity's resident acting company and served as its artistic director from 1990 to 1994.


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is an American stage, film, and television actor

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