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Denis Patrick Seamus O'Hare (born January 17, 1962) is an American actor noted for his award-winning performances in the plays Take Me Out and Sweet Charity, as well as portraying the vampire Russell Edgington on HBO's fantasy series True Blood. He is also known for his supporting roles in such films as Charlie Wilson's War, Milk, Changeling and Dallas Buyers Club. In 2011, he starred as Larry Harvey in the first season of the FX anthology series American Horror Story, for which he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie in 2012. He returned to the show in 2013, playing Spalding in American Horror Story: Coven and once more as Stanley in American Horror Story: Freak Show, the latter for which he earned a second Primetime Emmy Award nomination. For his performance in American Horror Story: Hotel as Liz Taylor, O'Hare received universal critical acclaim.[2][3]


1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Filmography 5 Awards 6 See also 7 References 8 External links

Early life[edit] O'Hare was born in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Margaret Karene (née Kennedy; January 25, 1931–October 8, 2008) and John M. O'Hare.[4] He has three sisters, Pam, Patricia and Kathleen, and one brother, Michael.[4] O'Hare grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, living in Southfield until he was 15, when his family moved to Wing Lake in Bloomfield Hills.[5] His mother was a musician and he grew up playing the church organ.[6] O'Hare is of Irish descent and holds an Irish passport.[7] As a teenager, O'Hare was in his school's choir and in 1974 he went to his first audition, gaining a chorus part in a community theatre production of Show Boat.[8] In 1980, O'Hare left Detroit
for Chicago to study theatre at Northwestern University.[9] Career[edit]

O'Hare discussing his role in Milk and the film's subject

O'Hare won a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in Richard Greenberg's Take Me Out, where his character's lengthy monologues in which he slowly falls in love with the game of baseball were considered the main reason for his award. He won the 2005 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical for his role as Oscar Lindquist in the Broadway revival of Sweet Charity. In 2003 O'Hare played a doctor in 21 Grams. In 2004, he played Charles J. Guiteau in the Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim's Assassins, for which he was nominated for the Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical Tony Award. He lost to co-star Michael Cerveris
Michael Cerveris
who played John Wilkes Booth. Before appearing in those shows, he appeared on Broadway in the 1998 revival of Cabaret, in which he played Ernst Ludwig onstage and the clarinet in the show's orchestra, the Kit Kat Band. O'Hare was featured in the Hallmark Hall of Fame
Hallmark Hall of Fame
presentation of Saint Maybe. He has appeared as a guest star on several episodes of Law & Order and its spin-offs, Law & Order: Special
Victims Unit and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. In 2008, he appeared as a guest star on several episodes of Brothers & Sisters. His feature film credits include The Anniversary Party,[10] 21 Grams, Garden State, Derailed, Michael Clayton, A Mighty Heart, Half Nelson, Milk, Edge of Darkness, Charlie Wilson's War and Changeling. In 2009, O'Hare portrayed Phillip Steele (an amalgam character based on Quentin Crisp's friends Phillip Ward and Tom Steele) in a television biopic on Crisp entitled An Englishman in New York. The same year he played therapist Dr. David Worth in the series Bored to Death
Bored to Death
(episode 1.3).

O'Hare at the 2013 Wizard World New York Experience

In 2010, O'Hare joined the cast of HBO's True Blood
True Blood
in its third season as Russell Edgington, the vampire king of Mississippi who is 2,800 years old.[11] In 2011, he appeared in the film The Eagle as a Roman officer named Lutorius. Recently he has appeared in a recurring role as Judge Charles Abernathy on the television drama series The Good Wife. O'Hare also co-starred as Larry Harvey in FX's first season of American Horror Story, Murder House. In 2012, O'Hare starred alongside Amy Adams
Amy Adams
and Donna Murphy
Donna Murphy
as the Baker in Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods
Into the Woods
at The Public Theater. The production played at the Delacorte Theatre
Delacorte Theatre
in Central Park, NYC, from July 23 to September 1, 2012. In 2013, O'Hare returned to American Horror Story for its third season, American Horror Story: Coven, where he portrayed Spalding, the house butler. O'Hare portrayed con artist, Stanley on the fourth season of the series, American Horror Story: Freak Show. In 2015, O'Hare played a hotel worker, Liz Taylor on the fifth season of the series, American Horror Story: Hotel, and in 2016 he was Dr. Elias Cunningham on the sixth season, American Horror Story: Roanoke. Personal life[edit] O'Hare has been married to designer Hugo Redwood since July 28, 2011,[12] and the couple have an adopted son, Declan.[13] Filmography[edit] Main article: Denis O'Hare
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filmography Awards[edit] Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Denis O'Hare See also[edit]

Book: Denis O'Hare

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^ "The Pluck of the Irish". Theatermania.  ^ Hanks, E.A. (14 January 2016), ‘American Horror Story’ Season 5 Finale: The Real Lady, The New York Times, retrieved 15 January 2016  ^ Pruner, Aaron (17 January 2016), Sorry Lady Gaga, but Denis O’Hare is ‘AHS: Hotel’s’ true star, Zap2It, retrieved 1 July 2016  ^ a b "Margaret Karene (Kennedy) O'Hare". Daily Press. October 12, 2008.  ^ Chris Azzopardi (November 20, 2008). "The 'Milk' Man". Pride Source. Retrieved February 20, 2010.  ^ Marcus Sanford (June 25, 2007). "Hey There, Hi There, O'Hare! Alone Time With Out, Tony Award-Winning Actor Denis O'Hare". Queer Sighted. Retrieved February 20, 2010.  ^ "A Talk
With Denis O'Hare
Denis O'Hare
- Take Me Out's Mason Marzac", a CurtainUp interview ^ Julie Yolles (January 10, 2008). "Staging a Coup". Hour Detroit. Retrieved February 20, 2010.  ^ "Notable Alumni". School of Communication, Northwestern University. Archived from the original on March 18, 2014.  ^ " The Anniversary Party
The Anniversary Party
(2001)". Internet Movie Database.  ^ Denis O'Hare
Denis O'Hare
Drops Some Hints About True Blood
True Blood
Season 3 ^ "'True Blood' star weds gay partner". Toronto Sun. July 29, 2011. Retrieved July 29, 2011.  ^ " True Blood
True Blood
Star Denis O'Hare, Husband Hugo Redwood Planning to Adopt!". US Magazine. 2012-09-27. Retrieved 2013-12-13. 

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Awards for Denis O'Hare

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Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble



Gosford Park Eileen Atkins, Bob Balaban, Alan Bates, Charles Dance, Stephen Fry, Michael Gambon, Richard E. Grant, Tom Hollander, Derek Jacobi, Kelly Macdonald, Helen Mirren, Jeremy Northam, Clive Owen, Ryan Phillippe, Maggie Smith, Geraldine Somerville, Kristin Scott Thomas, Sophie Thompson, Emily Watson, James Wilby


Chicago Christine Baranski, Ekaterina Shchelkanova, Taye Diggs, Denise Faye, Colm Feore, Richard Gere, Deidre Goodwin, Queen Latifah, Lucy Liu, Susan Misner, Mýa, John C. Reilly, Dominic West, Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones


The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Sean Astin, Sean Bean, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Billy Boyd, Bernard Hill, Ian Holm, Ian McKellen, Dominic Monaghan, Viggo Mortensen, John Noble, Miranda Otto, John Rhys-Davies, Andy Serkis, Liv Tyler, Karl Urban, Hugo Weaving, David Wenham, Elijah Wood


Sideways Thomas Haden Church, Paul Giamatti, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh


Crash Christopher "Ludacris" Bridges, Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, William Fichtner, Brendan Fraser, Terrence Howard, Thandie Newton, Ryan Phillippe, Larenz Tate


Little Miss Sunshine Alan Arkin, Abigail Breslin, Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Paul Dano, Greg Kinnear


Hairspray Nikki Blonsky, Amanda Bynes, Paul Dooley, Zac Efron, Allison Janney, Elijah Kelley, Queen Latifah, James Marsden, Michelle Pfeiffer, Brittany Snow, Jerry Stiller, John Travolta, Christopher Walken


Milk Josh Brolin, Joseph Cross, James Franco, Victor Garber, Emile Hirsch, Diego Luna, Denis O'Hare, Sean Penn, Alison Pill


Inglourious Basterds Daniel Brühl, August Diehl, Julie Dreyfus, Michael Fassbender, Sylvester Groth, Jacky Ido, Diane Kruger, Mélanie Laurent, Denis Ménochet, Mike Myers, Brad Pitt, Eli Roth, Til Schweiger, Rod Taylor, Christoph Waltz, Martin Wuttke



The Fighter Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Melissa Leo, Jack McGee, Mark Wahlberg


The Help Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Allison Janney, Chris Lowell, Ahna O'Reilly, Sissy Spacek, Octavia Spencer, Mary Steenburgen, Emma Stone, Cicely Tyson, Mike Vogel


Silver Linings Playbook Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Anupam Kher, Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Tucker, Jacki Weaver


American Hustle Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Louis C.K., Bradley Cooper, Jack Huston, Jennifer Lawrence, Alessandro Nivola, Michael Peña, Jeremy Renner, Elisabeth Röhm, Shea Whigham


Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Zach Galifianakis, Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts


Spotlight Billy Crudup, Brian d'Arcy James, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci


Moonlight Mahershala Ali, Patrick Decile, Alex R. Hibbert, Naomie Harris, André Holland, Jharrel Jerome, Janelle Monáe, Jaden Piner, Trevante Rhodes, Ashton Sanders


Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Abbie Cornish, Peter Dinklage, Woody Harrelson, John Hawkes, Lucas Hedges, Željko Ivanek, Caleb Landry Jones, Frances McDormand, Clarke Peters, Sam Rockwell, Samara Weaving

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Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play


Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(1975) Judd Hirsch
Judd Hirsch
(1976) Bob Dishy (1977) Jeffrey DeMunn
Jeffrey DeMunn
(1978) George Rose (1979) David Rounds (1980) Brian Backer (1981) Željko Ivanek / Adolph Caesar (1982) Alan Feinstein (1983) John Malkovich
John Malkovich
(1984) Barry Miller / Charles S. Dutton
Charles S. Dutton
(1985) Joseph Maher (1986) John Randolph (1987) B. D. Wong
B. D. Wong
(1988) Peter Frechette (1989) Charles Durning
Charles Durning
(1990) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1991) Laurence Fishburne
Laurence Fishburne
(1992) Joe Mantello
Joe Mantello
/ Stephen Spinella (1993) Jeffrey Wright
Jeffrey Wright
(1994) Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane
(1995) Martin Shaw (1996) Brian Murray (1997) Alfred Molina
Alfred Molina
(1998) Kevin Anderson (1999) Roy Dotrice
Roy Dotrice


Charles Brown (2001) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(2002) Denis O'Hare
Denis O'Hare
(2003) Ned Beatty
Ned Beatty
(2004) Michael Stuhlbarg
Michael Stuhlbarg
(2005) Samuel Barnett (2006) Boyd Gaines
Boyd Gaines
(2007) Conleth Hill
Conleth Hill
(2008) Pablo Schreiber
Pablo Schreiber
(2009) Santino Fontana
Santino Fontana
(2010) Brian Bedford
Brian Bedford
(2011) Tom Edden (2012) Richard Kind
Richard Kind
(2013) Reed Birney (2014) K. Todd Freeman (2015) Michael Shannon
Michael Shannon
(2016) Danny DeVito
Danny DeVito

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Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical

Ted Ross
Ted Ross
(1975) George Rose (1976) Ken Bichel / Michael Mark / John Miller / Joseph Saulter (1977) Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline
(1978) Ken Jennings (1979) Bob Gunton (1980) Tony Azito (1981) Cleavant Derricks (1982) Charles Coles (1983) Martin Vidnovic (1984) René Auberjonois
René Auberjonois
(1985) Michael Rupert (1986) Michael Maguire (1987) Robert Westenberg (1988) Michael Jeter
Michael Jeter
(1990) Bruce Adler (1991) Scott Waara (1992) Mark Michael Hutchinson (1993) Jarrod Emick (1994) Wilson Jermaine Heredia (1996) Joel Grey
Joel Grey
(1997) Gregg Edelman (1998) Roger Bart (1999) Stephen Spinella (2000) Gary Beach (2001) Shuler Hensley
Shuler Hensley
(2002) Dick Latessa
Dick Latessa
(2003) Raúl Esparza
Raúl Esparza
(2004) Denis O'Hare
Denis O'Hare
(2005) Jim Dale (2006) Gavin Lee
Gavin Lee
(2007) Boyd Gaines
Boyd Gaines
(2008) Gregory Jbara
Gregory Jbara
(2009) Christopher Fitzgerald (2010) John Larroquette
John Larroquette
(2011) Michael McGrath (2012) Bertie Carvel (2013) James Monroe Iglehart (2014) Christian Borle
Christian Borle
(2015) Christopher Fitzgerald (2016) Gavin Creel
Gavin Creel

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Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play


Arthur Kennedy
Arthur Kennedy
(1949) Eli Wallach
Eli Wallach
(1951) John Cromwell (1952) John Williams (1953) John Kerr (1954) Francis L. Sullivan
Francis L. Sullivan
(1955) Ed Begley
Ed Begley
(1956) Frank Conroy (1957) Henry Jones (1958) Charlie Ruggles
Charlie Ruggles
(1959) Roddy McDowall
Roddy McDowall
(1960) Martin Gabel
Martin Gabel
(1961) Walter Matthau
Walter Matthau
(1962) Alan Arkin
Alan Arkin
(1963) Hume Cronyn
Hume Cronyn
(1964) Jack Albertson
Jack Albertson
(1965) Patrick Magee (1966) Ian Holm
Ian Holm
(1967) James Patterson (1968) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1969) Ken Howard
Ken Howard
(1970) Paul Sand (1971) Vincent Gardenia
Vincent Gardenia
(1972) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(1973) Ed Flanders
Ed Flanders
(1974) Frank Langella
Frank Langella


Edward Herrmann
Edward Herrmann
(1976) Jonathan Pryce
Jonathan Pryce
(1977) Lester Rawlins (1978) Michael Gough (1979) David Rounds (1980) Brian Backer (1981) Zakes Mokae (1982) Matthew Broderick
Matthew Broderick
(1983) Joe Mantegna
Joe Mantegna
(1984) Barry Miller (1985) John Mahoney
John Mahoney
(1986) John Randolph (1987) B. D. Wong
B. D. Wong
(1988) Boyd Gaines
Boyd Gaines
(1989) Charles Durning
Charles Durning
(1990) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1991) Laurence Fishburne
Laurence Fishburne
(1992) Stephen Spinella (1993) Jeffrey Wright
Jeffrey Wright
(1994) John Glover (1995) Ruben Santiago-Hudson
Ruben Santiago-Hudson
(1996) Owen Teale
Owen Teale
(1997) Tom Murphy (1998) Frank Wood (1999) Roy Dotrice
Roy Dotrice


Robert Sean Leonard
Robert Sean Leonard
(2001) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(2002) Denis O'Hare
Denis O'Hare
(2003) Brían F. O'Byrne (2004) Liev Schreiber
Liev Schreiber
(2005) Ian McDiarmid
Ian McDiarmid
(2006) Billy Crudup
Billy Crudup
(2007) Jim Norton (2008) Roger Robinson (2009) Eddie Redmayne
Eddie Redmayne
(2010) John Benjamin Hickey
John Benjamin Hickey
(2011) Christian Borle
Christian Borle
(2012) Courtney B. Vance
Courtney B. Vance
(2013) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2014) Richard McCabe (2015) Reed Birney (2016) Michael Aronov (2017)

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