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James Rebhorn, character actor, dies of skin cancer at 65

James Rebhorn, a character actor who was in so very many movies and television roles, has died. James Rebhorn who died on Friday was 65 years old, according to a Yahoo! News report on Sunday.

James Rebhorn - 1948-2014

With his family at his side, Rebhorn died after a battle with skin cancer.

In film, Rebhorn’s work in Hollywood acting included supporting roles in the science fiction blockbuster “Independence Day,” the thriller “The Game,” and an Academy Award-winning movie – “Scent of a Woman.” Throughout his career, he appeared in more than 100 feature films, television shows, and stage productions.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Sept. 1 1948, Rebhorn moved to Anderson, Indiana shortly thereafter. He attended Madison Heights High School, then went on to Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, and eventually to Columbia University to earn a Master of Fine Arts degree. He was active in theater throughout his university years.

His motion picture debut came in 1976 when he was in comedy “The Yum Yum Girls.” His most recent movie work was in 2012’s “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” and “Sleepwalk with Me.”

He made appearances in television on such shows as Showtime’s “Homeland,” “Law & Order,” “Boston Legal, “The Book of Daniel,” and “White Collar.”

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