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'Homeland' Actor James Rebhorn Dies From Skin Cancer

March 24, 2014 (1:52 am) GMT
Rebhorn, who appeared in 'Scent of a Woman' and 'Homeland' among others, dies at his home in South Orange, New Jersey at the age of 65.

Actor James Rebhorn, who appeared on "", passed away at the age of 65. As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, his agent Dianne Busch said that the character actor died at his home in South Orange, New Jersey on Friday afternoon, March 21. "He died from melanoma, which had been diagnosed in 1992," the agent said.

Some actors took to Twitter to mourn his death upon hearing the sad news. "RIP. This actor was amazing. You didn't know him but trust me, you knew him," Tom Arnold wrote. added, "Shocked and saddened to hear of James Rebhorn's passing. Jim was a consummate actor with whom I had the pleasure to work when we were young."

Born on September 1, 1948, in Philadelphia, Rebhorn studied political science and theater at Wittenberg University in Ohio before taking master's degree in fine arts from Columbia University. During his 50 years of career, Rebhorn took part in many TV series such as "The Practice", "" and "".

He recently played the father of ' Carrie Mathison on "Homeland". He also appeared on "" as Special Agent Reese Hughes.

His movie credits included "Scent of a Woman", "", "", "" and "". Rebhorn also took part in the Roundabout Theater Company's "Too Much, Too Much, Too Many" among others.

Rebhorn is survived by his wife Rebecca Linn and daughters Hannah and Emma.

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