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Also Known As: Dennis O'Hare Died:
Born: January 17, 1962 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Kansas City, Missouri, USA Profession:

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A highly intense and prolific actor with a penchant for iron-willed roles, Denis O'Hare emerged as one of the most memorable characters on "True Blood" (HBO, 2008-2014), playing the chief antagonist, the Vampire King of Mississippi, during the show's third season. An accomplished stage actor, O'Hare made a career portraying various authority figures - a priest on "Law & Order" (NBC, 1990-2010), a brusque immigration officer in the comedy "The Proposal" (2009), and a rigid state senator in the biopic "Milk" (2008). But his career reached a pop culture high when he joined the cast of "True Blood," director Alan Ball's popular fantasy saga. As the vampire king, O'Hare manifested true evil, yet he brought a surprising levity to the role by expressing delight in the supernatural, even when going against him. O'Hare successfully brought to life a character that was on the exterior a polite Southern gentleman, but was also the true incarnation of evil; successfully essaying this dichotomy proved the actor's immense talent was no fluke.

A highly intense and prolific actor with a penchant for iron-willed roles, Denis O'Hare emerged as one of the most memorable characters on "True Blood" (HBO, 2008-2014), playing the chief antagonist, the Vampire King of Mississippi, during the show's third season. An accomplished stage actor, O'Hare made a career portraying various authority figures - a priest on "Law & Order" (NBC, 1990-2010), a brusque immigration officer in the comedy "The Proposal" (2009), and a rigid state senator in the biopic "Milk" (2008). But his career reached a pop culture high when he joined the cast of "True Blood," director Alan Ball's popular fantasy saga. As the vampire king, O'Hare manifested true evil, yet he brought a surprising levity to the role by expressing delight in the supernatural, even when going against him. O'Hare successfully brought to life a character that was on the exterior a polite Southern gentleman, but was also the true incarnation of evil; successfully essaying this dichotomy proved the actor's immense talent was no fluke.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Judge, The (2014)
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 Nasty Baby (2014)
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 Pyramid, The (2014)
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 C.O.G. (2013)
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 Eagle, The (2011)
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 Edge of Darkness (2010)
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1992:
Appeared in John Logan¿s off-Broadway play "Hauptmann"
1993:
Made first of several appearances on NBC¿s "Law & Order"
1995:
Made his Broadway debut in "Racing Demon"
1998:
Appeared on Broadway in the revival of "Cabaret"
2001:
Co-starred in the ensemble feature "The Anniversary Party"
2002:
Won a Tony for his performance in Richard Greenberg¿s "Take Me Out"
2003:
Appeared in Alejandro González Iñárritu¿s acclaimed film "21 Grams"
2004:
Played Charles J. Guiteau in the Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim's "Assassins"
2005:
Performed in the Broadway revival of "Sweet Charity" opposite Christina Applegate
2007:
Landed multi-episode arc on "Brothers & Sisters" (ABC) as a tough campaign manager
2007:
Played a CIA station chief in "Charlie Wilson¿s War"
2007:
Appeared as a businessman with frequent run-ins with George Clooney¿s character in "Michael Clayton"
2008:
Played State Senator John Briggs in "Milk"
2009:
Played an immigration officer trying to deport Sandra Bullock in "The Proposal"
2009:
Landed recurring role as Judge Charles Abernathy on "The Good Wife" (CBS)
2010:
Joined the cast of HBO's "True Blood" in its third season as Russell Edgington, the vampire king of Mississippi
2010:
Returned to Broadway to play the title character in "Elling"
2011:
Portrayed Albert Osborne in the Clint Eastwood directed biopic "J. Edgar"
2011:
Made recurring appearance on FX's "American Horror Story" as burn victim Larry Harvey
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Education

Northwestern University: Evanston , Illinois - 1984

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