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'Homeland' actor dies from skin cancer

James Rebhorn
James RebhornPhoto by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images

On Sunday, March 23 CNN reported that "Homeland" actor James Rebhorn has passed away from a long battle with skin cancer. He was 65. Reborn has been featured in dozens of television shows and movies, and his acting career spans five decades. The actor passed away at his home in New Jersey surrounded by family.

Rebhorn's most recent role is playing Frank Mathison, the father of Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) on the Showtime drama "Homeland" from 2011 to 2013. He is most known for his roles in the movies "Scent of a Woman," Independence Day," and "Meet the Parents." The actor appeared on the television drama "Law & Order" for sixteen years as Charles Garnett as well as had guest appearances on shows like "30 Rock," "As The World Turns," "Big Lake" and the final episode of "Seinfeld."

Rebhorn was first diagnosed with melanoma in 1992 and has been fighting the disease ever since. He recently began received hospice care near his home after most recently appearing in a stage production in January. He is survived by his wife, Rebecca, and two daughters Emma and Hannah. The actor was born in Philadelphia in 1948 and had a bachelor's degree from Wittenberg University with a Master of Fine Arts degree from Columbia.

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