Jeffrey DeMunn

Actor
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 ... Read more »
Born: 04/24/1947 in Buffalo, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (102)

Mob City 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

The Affair 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Good Wife 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Chicago Fire 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dear John 1989 - 1990, 2001 - 2002, 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Gideon's Crossing 1989 - 1990, 2000 - 2002, 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

L.A. Law 1989 - 1990, 2000 - 2002, 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order 1989 - 1990, 1993 - 1996, 1999 - 2004, 2008, 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Practice 2001 - 2002, 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Walking Dead 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

6 Souls 2011 (Movie)

Dr. Harding (Actor)

Another Happy Day 2011 (Movie)

Lee (Actor)

Cayman Went 2009 (Movie)

Rodgers Bowman (Actor)

Burn After Reading 2008 (Movie)

Cosmetic Surgeon (Actor)

Cashmere Mafia 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Mist 2007 (Movie)

Dan Miller (Actor)

Hollywoodland 2006 (Movie)

Art Weissman (Actor)

Robert Ludlum's Covert One: The Hades Factor 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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Empire Falls 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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Law & Order: Trial by Jury 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Swimming Upstream 2004 (Movie)

Dr Henry Berkson (Actor)

The Persistence of Dreams 2004 (Movie)

Abraham Lincoln (Actor)

The West Wing 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hack 2003 (Tv Show)

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ER 2002 (Tv Show)

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The Lucky Ones 2002 (Movie)

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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Scottsboro: An American Tragedy 2001 (Movie)

(Voice)

The Fugitive 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Majestic 2001 (Movie)

Mayor Ernie Cole (Actor)

D.C. 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Cash Crop 1999 (Movie)

Jake Yates (Actor)

Stephen King's Storm of the Century 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Green Mile 1999 (Movie)

Harry Terwilliger (Death Row Guard) (Actor)

A Christmas Memory 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Cracker 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Liberty! The American Revolution 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The X-Files 1998 (Movie)

Dr Ben Brohnshweig (Actor)

Rocketman 1997 (Movie)

Paul Wick (Actor)

Turbulence 1997 (Movie)

Brooks (Actor)

Killer: A Journal of Murder 1996 (Movie)

Sam Lesser (Actor)

Phenomenon 1996 (Movie)

Professor Ringold (Actor)

Safe Passage 1994 (Movie)

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The Shawshank Redemption 1994 (Movie)

1946 DA (Actor)

Newsies 1992 (Movie)

Mayer Jacobs (Actor)

Eyes of An Angel 1991 (Movie)

Georgie (Actor)

Peacemaker 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Sensibility and Sense 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Blaze 1989 (Movie)

Tuck (Actor)

Elysian Fields 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Betrayed 1988 (Movie)

Flynn (Actor)

Journey Into Genius 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Sidney Sheldon's "Windmills of the Gods" 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Blob 1988 (Movie)

Sheriff Herb Geller (Actor)

Doubletake 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hitcher 1986 (Movie)

Captain Esteridge (Actor)

Enormous Changes at the Last Minute 1985 (Movie)

Ricardo (Actor)

The Joy That Kills 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Warning Sign 1985 (Movie)

Dan Fairchild (Actor)

Sessions 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Windy City 1984 (Movie)

Bobby (Actor)

O'Malley 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Frances 1982 (Movie)

Clifford Odets (Actor)

I'm Dancing As Fast As I Can 1982 (Movie)

Doctor Roberts (Actor)

Ragtime 1981 (Movie)

Houdini (Actor)

Resurrection 1980 (Movie)

Joe McCauley (Actor)

First Deadly Sin 1979 (Movie)

Sergeant Fernandez (Actor)

Sanctuary of Fear 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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A Time to Live (TV Show)

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Barbarians At the Gate (TV Show)

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Betrayal of Trust (TV Show)

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Black Cat Run (TV Show)

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By Dawn's Early Light (TV Show)

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Citizen X (TV Show)

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Down Came a Blackbird (TV Show)

Actor

Ebbie (TV Show)

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Gore Vidal's Lincoln (TV Show)

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Hiroshima (TV Show)

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I Married Wyatt Earp (TV Show)

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Keeping On (TV Show)

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King Crab (TV Show)

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Kojak: The Price of Justice (TV Show)

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Night Sins (TV Show)

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Noriega: God's Favorite (TV Show)

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Our Town (TV Show)

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Pigeon Feathers (TV Show)

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Settle the Score (TV Show)

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The Face of Rage (TV Show)

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The Haunted (TV Show)

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The Impressionists (TV Show)

Voice

The Last Tenant (TV Show)

Actor

The Trial of Adolf Eichmann (TV Show)

Voice

Treacherous Crossing (TV Show)

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When She Says No (TV Show)

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Who Is Julia? (TV Show)

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Word of Honor (TV Show)

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Young Harry Houdini (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

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.

Relationships

James De Munn

Father

Heather De Munn

Daughter

Kevin De Munn

Son

Ann Sekjaer

Wife
Married October 7, 1974

EDUCATION

Union College

Schenectady , New York

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

1969 - 1971

Milestones

2011

Co-starred in the ensemble family drama "Another Happy Day"

2010

Cast opposite Julianne Moore and Jonathan Rhys Meyers in "Shelter"

2008

Played a cosmetic surgeon in The Coen Brothers' "Burn After Reading"

2007

Reunited with director Frank Darabont for Stephen King's "The Mist"

2002

Appeared in the Westport Country Playhouse summer production of "Our Town," staged by James Naughton

1999

Appeared in Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's "The Price," staged by James Naughton

1996

Played supporting role in "Phenomenon"

1995

Appeared as Robert Oppenheimer in "Hiroshima" (Showtime) and in the title role of the HBO movie "Citizen X"

1994

Landed a pivotal role in "The Shawshank Redemption"

1993

Cast as Professor Norman Rothenberg in "Law & Order" (NBC)

1988

Co-starred with Kate Nelligan on Broadway in "Spoils of War"

1986

Made episodic TV guest appearance on "Moonlighting" (ABC)

1983

Starred in the Broadway production "K2"; earned Tony nomination

1982

Portrayed Clifford Odets in "Frances"

1980

Made feature film debut in "Resurrection"

1979

Had title role in off-Broadway production of "Modigliani"

1978

TV-movie debut in "The Last Tennant" (ABC)

1978

Starred in the off-Broadway production of "A Prayer for My Daughter" at the Public Theatre

1976

Made Broadway debut in "Comedians"

1975

NY stage debut "Augusta"

1972

Toured with National Shakespeare Company, playing Edmund in "King Lear" and Demetrius in "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

1970

Returned to U.S. after studying acting in Britain; hired to work with National Shakespeare Company at Queens College

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