Denis O'Hare

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, 2008-14), playing the chief antagonist, the Vampire King of ... Read more »
Born: 01/17/1962 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Filmography

Actor (54)

American Horror Story 2011 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order 1993 - 1997, 2003, 2011 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

New York Undercover 1994 - 1996, 2011 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Good Wife 2009 - 2013, 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Banshee 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

From Nowhere 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Comedians 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rake 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Judge 2014 (Movie)

Doc Morris (Actor)

The Normal Heart 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Normal Heart 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

The Pyramid 2014 (Movie)

Holden (Actor)

The Town that Dreaded Sundown 2014 (Movie)

Charles B. Pierce, Jr. (Actor)

C.O.G. 2013 (Movie)

Jon (Actor)

Dallas Buyers Club 2013 (Movie)

Dr. Sevard (Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2000, 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

True Blood 2010, 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

J. Edgar 2011 (Movie)

Albert Osborne (Actor)

The Eagle 2011 (Movie)

Lutorius (Actor)

About Sunny 2010 (Movie)

Max (Actor)

CSI: Miami 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Edge of Darkness 2010 (Movie)

Moore (Actor)

An Englishman In New York 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Bored to Death 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Brief Interviews With Hideous Men 2009 (Movie)

A/Subject #3 (Actor)

Duplicity 2009 (Movie)

Duke Monahan (Actor)

The Proposal 2009 (Movie)

Mr Gilbertson (Actor)

Baby Mama 2008 (Movie)

Dr. Manheim (Actor)

Changeling 2008 (Movie)

Dr. Jonathan Steele (Actor)

Milk 2008 (Movie)

State Senator John Briggs (Actor)

Quarantine 2008 (Movie)

Randy (Actor)

The Babysitters 2008 (Movie)

Stan (Actor)

A Mighty Heart 2007 (Movie)

John Bussey (Actor)

Alexander Hamilton 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Angel Rodriguez 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Awake 2007 (Movie)

Financial News Analyst (Actor)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Charlie Wilson's War 2007 (Movie)

Harold Holt (Actor)

Michael Clayton 2007 (Movie)

Mr. Greer (Actor)

Rocket Science 2007 (Movie)

Doyle Hefner (Actor)

Stephanie Daley 2007 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

Half Nelson 2006 (Movie)

Jimbo (Actor)

Justice 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Trainwreck: My Life As an Idiot 2006 (Movie)

Mike (Actor)

Derailed 2005 (Movie)

Jerry the Lawyer (Actor)

Heights 2005 (Movie)

Andrew (Actor)

Garden State 2004 (Movie)

Albert (Actor)

21 Grams 2003 (Movie)

Dr Rothberg (Actor)

100 Centre Street 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Hamlet 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Anniversary Party 2001 (Movie)

Ryan Rose (Actor)

Sweet and Lowdown 1999 (Movie)

Jake (Actor)

River Red 1998 (Movie)

Father (Actor)

Once Upon a Mattress (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

The Eliminator 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

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, 2008-14), 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.

EDUCATION

Northwestern University

Evanston , Illinois 1984

Milestones

2011

Made recurring appearance on FX's "American Horror Story" as burn victim Larry Harvey

2011

Portrayed Albert Osborne in the Clint Eastwood directed biopic "J. Edgar"

2010

Returned to Broadway to play the title character in "Elling"

2010

Joined the cast of HBO's "True Blood" in its third season as Russell Edgington, the vampire king of Mississippi

2009

Landed recurring role as Judge Charles Abernathy on "The Good Wife" (CBS)

2009

Played an immigration officer trying to deport Sandra Bullock in "The Proposal"

2008

Played State Senator John Briggs in "Milk"

2007

Played a CIA station chief in "Charlie Wilson’s War"

2007

Landed multi-episode arc on "Brothers & Sisters" (ABC) as a tough campaign manager

2007

Appeared as a businessman with frequent run-ins with George Clooney’s character in "Michael Clayton"

2005

Performed in the Broadway revival of "Sweet Charity" opposite Christina Applegate

2004

Played Charles J. Guiteau in the Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim's "Assassins"

2003

Appeared in Alejandro González Iñárritu’s acclaimed film "21 Grams"

2002

Won a Tony for his performance in Richard Greenberg’s "Take Me Out"

2001

Co-starred in the ensemble feature "The Anniversary Party"

1998

Appeared on Broadway in the revival of "Cabaret"

1995

Made his Broadway debut in "Racing Demon"

1993

Made first of several appearances on NBC’s "Law & Order"

1992

Appeared in John Logan’s off-Broadway play "Hauptmann"

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