Richard Jenkins

Richard Jenkins

Date of Birth

Birthday: May 4
Birthplace: DeKalb,IL

Richard Jenkins began his acting career in theatre at the Trinity Repertory Company and later made his film debut in 1974. He has appeared in supporting roles in many films produced during the 1980s and the 1990s.

His breakthrough did not come until the early 2000s, when he played the deceased patriarch Nathaniel Fisher on the HBO funeral drama series Six Feet Under. He played the role for the show's entire run. He and his castmates received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2002.

Richard Jenkins began his acting career in theatre at the Trinity Repertory Company and later made his film debut in 1974. He has appeared in supporting roles in many films produced during the 1980s and the 1990s.

His breakthrough did not come until the early 2000s, when he played the deceased patriarch Nathaniel Fisher on the HBO funeral drama series Six Feet Under. He played the role for the show's entire run. He and his castmates received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2002.

Jenkins was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for The Visitor in 2008.

Most recently, Jenkins appeared in the television film Olive Kitteridge.

 

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Awards & Nominations

1 Nomination | 1 Emmy
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or A Movie - 2015
  • Winner
  • Richard Jenkins, as Henry Kitteridge
  • Olive Kitteridge
  • HBO
  • HBO Miniseries in association with Playtone

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David Chatsworth, Gary Goetzman, Jane Anderson, Steven Shareshian, Lisa Cholodenko, Frances McDormand, and Richard Jenkins backstage at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Richard Jenkins and Zoe Kazan at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Richard Jenkins and Lady Gaga backstage at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Richard Jenkins backstage at the 67th Emmy Awards.
David Oyelowo and Richard Jenkins at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Richard Jenkins and Sharon R. Friedrick on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Richard Jenkins accepts an award at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Richard Jenkins accepts his award from Lady Gaga at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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David Chatsworth, Gary Goetzman, Jane Anderson, Steven Shareshian, Lisa Cholodenko, Frances McDormand, and Richard Jenkins backstage at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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David Chatsworth, Gary Goetzman, Jane Anderson, Steven Shareshian, Lisa Cholodenko, Frances McDormand, and Richard Jenkins backstage at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Richard Jenkins and Zoe Kazan at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Richard Jenkins and Zoe Kazan at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Richard Jenkins and Lady Gaga backstage at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Richard Jenkins and Lady Gaga backstage at the 67th Emmy Awards. 

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Richard Jenkins backstage at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Richard Jenkins backstage at the 67th Emmy Awards. 

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David Oyelowo and Richard Jenkins at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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David Oyelowo and Richard Jenkins at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Richard Jenkins and Sharon R. Friedrick on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Richard Jenkins and Sharon R. Friedrick on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Richard Jenkins accepts an award at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Richard Jenkins accepts an award at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Richard Jenkins accepts his award from Lady Gaga at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Richard Jenkins accepts his award from Lady Gaga at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Frances McDormand and Richard Jenkins as Olive and Henry Kitteridge

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