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Also Known As: Jeffrey De Munn, Jeff Demunn Died:
Born: April 25, 1947 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Buffalo, New York, USA Profession: actor

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Versatile, Lincoln-esque performer Jeffrey DeMunn was among a select group of stage, screen and television talents who defined the term "character actor." For over three decades, he moved effortlessly between roles as varied as Harry Houdini in "Ragtime" (1981) and playwright Clifford Odets in "Frances" (1982) to a fiendish serial killer in "Citizen X" (HBO, 1995) and a zombie hunter on "The Walking Dead" (AMC, 2010- ). His extensive theatrical background, which included a Tony-nominated turn in "K2" (1983), brought a strength of presence and oratory to his screen turns, making him a favorite for complex figures of authority like doctors, lawyers, professors and fathers of all moral stripes. He was a particular favorite of writer-director Frank Darabont, who cast him in nearly all of his films, as well as audience members who appreciated his apparently limitless skills, even if his name escaped them.

Versatile, Lincoln-esque performer Jeffrey DeMunn was among a select group of stage, screen and television talents who defined the term "character actor." For over three decades, he moved effortlessly between roles as varied as Harry Houdini in "Ragtime" (1981) and playwright Clifford Odets in "Frances" (1982) to a fiendish serial killer in "Citizen X" (HBO, 1995) and a zombie hunter on "The Walking Dead" (AMC, 2010- ). His extensive theatrical background, which included a Tony-nominated turn in "K2" (1983), brought a strength of presence and oratory to his screen turns, making him a favorite for complex figures of authority like doctors, lawyers, professors and fathers of all moral stripes. He was a particular favorite of writer-director Frank Darabont, who cast him in nearly all of his films, as well as audience members who appreciated his apparently limitless skills, even if his name escaped them.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 6 Souls (2010)
2.
 Cayman Went (2009)
3.
4.
 Mist, The (2007)
5.
 Hollywoodland (2006)
6.
 Swimming Upstream (2004) Dr Henry Berkson
7.
 Majestic, The (2001) Mayor Ernie Cole
9.
 Noriega: God's Favorite (2000) Papal Nuncio
10.
 Green Mile, The (1999) Harry Terwilliger (Death Row Guard)
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Milestones close milestones

1971:
Returned to U.S. after studying acting in Britain; hired to work with National Shakespeare Company at Queens College
1972:
Toured with National Shakespeare Company, playing Edmund in "King Lear" and Demetrius in "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
1975:
NY stage debut "Augusta"
1976:
Made Broadway debut in "Comedians"
1978:
Starred in the off-Broadway production of "A Prayer for My Daughter" at the Public Theatre
1978:
TV-movie debut in "The Last Tennant" (ABC)
1979:
Had title role in off-Broadway production of "Modigliani"
1980:
Made feature film debut in "Resurrection"
1982:
Portrayed Clifford Odets in "Frances"
1983:
Starred in the Broadway production "K2"; earned Tony nomination
1986:
Made episodic TV guest appearance on "Moonlighting" (ABC)
1988:
Co-starred with Kate Nelligan on Broadway in "Spoils of War"
1993:
Cast as Professor Norman Rothenberg in "Law & Order" (NBC)
1994:
Landed a pivotal role in "The Shawshank Redemption"
1995:
Appeared as Robert Oppenheimer in "Hiroshima" (Showtime) and in the title role of the HBO movie "Citizen X"
1996:
Played supporting role in "Phenomenon"
1999:
Appeared in Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's "The Price," staged by James Naughton
2002:
Appeared in the Westport Country Playhouse summer production of "Our Town," staged by James Naughton
2007:
Reunited with director Frank Darabont for Stephen King's "The Mist"
2008:
Played a cosmetic surgeon in The Coen Brothers' "Burn After Reading"
2010:
Cast opposite Julianne Moore and Jonathan Rhys Meyers in "Shelter"
2011:
Co-starred in the ensemble family drama "Another Happy Day"
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Education

Union College: Schenectady , New York -
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School: - 1969 - 1971

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wife:
Ann Sekjaer. Married on October 7, 1974.

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father:
James De Munn.
daughter:
Heather De Munn.
son:
Kevin De Munn.

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