The Info List - Jeffrey DeMunn

Jeffrey DeMunn
Jeffrey DeMunn
(born April 25, 1947) is an American stage, film and television actor known for playing Captain Esteridge in The Hitcher (1986), Sheriff Herb Geller in The Blob (1988), Andrei Chikatilo
Andrei Chikatilo
in Citizen X
Citizen X
(1995), Harry Terwilliger in The Green Mile (1999) and Dale Horvath in The Walking Dead (2010–2012).


1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 Theater roles 2.2 Film roles 2.3 Television roles

3 Personal life 4 Filmography

4.1 Film 4.2 Television

5 Stage 6 Awards and nominations 7 References 8 External links

Early life[edit] DeMunn was born in Buffalo, New York, the son of Violet (née Paulus) and James DeMunn, and a stepson of actress Betty Lutes DeMunn.[1][2] He graduated from Union College
Union College
with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Career[edit] Theater roles[edit] He moved to Britain in the early 1970s, receiving theatrical training at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. When he returned to the USA in 1972, he performed in a Royal Shakespeare Company
Royal Shakespeare Company
National Tour's production of King Lear
King Lear
and A Midsummer Night's Dream. After this he starred in several off-Broadway productions, including Bent, Modigliani, and A Midsummer Night's Dream. DeMunn also participated in productions of developing plays at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center.[3] In 1983 he starred in a production of K2, which earned him a Tony Award
Tony Award
nomination. He most recently starred in Death of a Salesman at San Diego's Old Globe Theater in 2012 and A Family For All Occasions at the Bank Street Theatre in 2013. Film roles[edit] DeMunn is known for his collaborations with director Frank Darabont, who has cast him in films such as The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, The Majestic and The Mist. He also appeared in the 1988 remake of The Blob, which Darabont co-wrote.[4] He also narrated the audiobooks for Dreamcatcher and The Colorado Kid.[5] In 1995, he won a CableACE Award as Best Supporting Actor in a Movie or Miniseries for his portrayal of serial killer Andrei Chikatilo
Andrei Chikatilo
in the HBO
film Citizen X
Citizen X
and received a Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie nomination. Television roles[edit] DeMunn has made several guest appearances on series television. His extensive TV résumé includes shows such as Kojak, Moonlighting, LA Law and The West Wing. He appeared in the recurring role of Norman Rothenberg in Law & Order, and Trial by Jury. He appeared in the television miniseries Storm of the Century.[6] He portrayed Dale Horvath in Frank Darabont's television adaptation of the comic book series The Walking Dead, for two seasons from 2010 to 2012.[7] Upon his departure, he was cast as Hal Morrison in the 2013 television series Mob City, which was also created by Darabont.[8] He also has a recurring role on the Showtime series Billions as Chuck Rhoades, Sr. Personal life[edit] DeMunn married Ann Sekjaer in 1974; they divorced in 1995. He married Kerry Leah in 2001.[9] DeMunn has two children, Heather and Kevin. He has a dog and a cat. DeMunn currently lives in Kiskatom (Catskill), New York. Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role

1980 Resurrection Joe

1980 The First Deadly Sin Sergeant Fernandez Correll

1980 I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can Dr. Roberts

1980 Christmas Evil Philip Stadling

1981 Ragtime Harry Houdini

1981 World of Honor District Attorney Burke

1982 Frances Clifford Odets

1983 The Face of Rage Jeff Hammil

1984 Windy City Bobby

1985 Warning Sign Dr. Dan Fairchild

1986 The Hitcher Captain Esteridge

1988 The Blob Sheriff Herb Geller

1988 Betrayed Bobby Flynn

1989 Blaze Eldon Tuck

1992 Treacherous Crossing Dr. Johnston

1992 Eyes of an Angel George

1992 Newsies Mayor Jacobs

1994 The Shawshank Redemption Prosecutor

1994 Safe Passage Doctor

1996 Killer: A Journal Of Murder Sam Lesser

1996 Phenomenon Professor John Ringold

1997 Turbulence Brooks

1997 RocketMan Paul Wick

1998 Harvest Jake Yates

1998 The X-Files Dr. Ben Bronschweig

1999 The Green Mile Harry Terwilliger

2001 The Majestic Ernie Cole

2002 Swimming Upstream Dr. Henry Berkson

2003 The Lucky Ones Simon

2006 Hollywoodland Art Weissman

2006 Covert One: The Hades Factor Steven Haldane

2007 The Mist Dan Miller

2008 Burn After Reading Cosmetic surgeon

2009 Cayman Went Rodgers Bowman

2010 Shelter Dr. Harding

2010 6 Souls Paul Richards

2011 Another Happy Day Lee

2014 Adult Beginners Bill

2016 Halfway Walt

2017 Marshall Dr. Sayer


Year Title Role Notes

1978 The Last Tenant Vinnie Television film

1978 Mourning Becomes Electra Adam Television film

1979 Sanctuary of Fear Whitney Fowler Television film

1980 King Crab Sam Campana Television film

1982 A Midsummer Night's Dream Bottom Television film

1983 O'Malley Carl Television film

1983 I Married Wyatt Earp Doc Holliday Television film

1983 Sessions Dr. Walter Hemmings Television film

1983 Enormous Changes at the Last Minute Richardo Television film

1984 When She Says No Brain Garvey Television film

1985 Hill Street Blues Jerry Goff Episode: "G.Q."

1985 The Twilight Zone Bob Splinder Episode: "Kentucky Rye"

1985 A Time to Live Larry Weisman Television film

1986 Spenser: For Hire Jacob Zaleski Episode: "In a Safe Place"

1986 Moonlighting Roger Clements Episode: "Funeral for a Door Nail"

1986 American Masters Eugene O'Neill Episode: "Eugene O'Neill: A Glory of Ghosts"

1986 Who Is Julia? Dr. David Matthews Television film

1987 Kojak: The Price of Justice Marsucci Television film

1987 Young Harry Houdini Harry Houdini Television film

1988–1990 American Playhouse George / George Pierce Baker / Peter 3 episodes

1988 Windmills of the Gods Rogers Television film

1988 Doubletake Andrew Lane Television film

1988 Lincoln William Herndon 2 episodes

1989 CBS Summer Playhouse Nate Goodman Episode: "Elysian Fields"

1989 Dear John Neil Cramer Episode: "Kate, a Date & Fate"

1989 Settle the Score Dr. Josh Longcrest Television film

1990 By Dawn's Early Light Harpoon Television film

1990 L.A. Law Peter Reynolds Episode: "Bang... Zoom... Zap"

1990 Crash: The Mystery of Flight 1501 Scott Cody Television film

1991 The Haunted Jack Smurl Television film

1992 Treacherous Crossing Dr. Johnston Television film

1992 Jonathan: The Boy Nobody Wanted Frank Moore Television film

1993–2008 Law & Order Professor Norman Rothenberg 8 episodes

1993 Barbarians at The Gate H. John Greeniaus Television film

1993 TriBeCa Ben Barker Episode: "The Rainmaker"

1994 Betrayal of Trust Dick Shelton Television film

1995 Citizen X Andrei Chikatilo Television film

1995 Hiroshima J. Robert Oppenheimer Television film

1995 Almost Golden: The Jessica Savitch Story Mel Korn Television film

1995 Down Came a Blackbird Rob Rubenstein Television film

1995 Ebbie Jake Marley Television film

1997 Cracker Henry Farner Episode: "An American Dream"

1997 Night Sins SAC Bruce Di Palma Television film

1997 A Christmas Memory Seabone Television film

1997 Path to Paradise: The Untold Story of the World Trade Center Bombing Robert Brokaw Television film

1998 The Outer Limits Dr. Adam Pike Episode: "Fear Itself"

1998 Black Cat Run Bill Grissom Television film

1999 Storm of the Century Robbie Beals 3 episodes

2000 Noriega: God's Favorite Nunico Television film

2000 D.C. Mr. Scott Episode: "Truth"

2000 The Fugitive Will Alagash Episode: "Miles to Go"

2000–2001 Law & Order: Special
Victims Unit Charles Philips 2 episodes

2001 Gideon's Crossing Dr. Tom Kagen Episode: "Dr. Cherry Must Be Stopped"

2001 The Practice Attorney Gordon Keene Episode: "Honor Code"

2002 E.R. Doctor Episode: "Next of Kin"

2003 Hack Vasily Yurchenko Episode: "Gone"

2003 Our Town Mr. Webb Television film

2004 The West Wing Kenneth Sean "Ken" O'Neal Episode: '"Ah Khe"

2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury Professor Norman Rothenberg Episode: "Truth or Consequences"

2005 Empire Falls Horace 2 episodes

2008 Cashmere Mafia Henry Gorham Episode: "Yours, Mine and Hers"

2010 God in America John Hughes Episode: "A New Adam/A New Eden"

2010–2012 The Walking Dead Dale Horvath 16 episodes

2012 Chicago Fire Peter Episode: "Mon Amour"

2013 The Good Wife Chief Justice Ryvlan 2 episodes

2013 Mob City Hal Morrison 6 episodes

2014 The Affair Dr. Henry Episode: "9"

2015 The Blacklist T. Earl King VI Episode: "T. Earl King VI"

2016–present Billions Chuck Rhoades, Sr. 18 episodes

2016 Divorce Max Brodkin 4 episodes


Year Title Role Notes

1972–1973 King Lear Edmund National Tour

1972–1973 A Midsummer Night's Dream Demetrius National Tour

1975 Augusta

1976–1977 Comedians Phil Murray Understudy Music Box Theatre

1977–1978 A Prayer for My Daughter Jack Delasante Public Theatre

1979–1980 Bent Horst Replacement Apollo Theater

1980 Modigliani Amedeo Modigliani Astor Place Theatre

1982 A Midsummer Night's Dream Nick Bottom Central Park

1983 K2 Taylor Brooks Atkinson Theatre

1983–1984 Don Juan Don Juan Highlight Theater

1984 The Country Girl Bernie Chelsea Playhouse

1986 The Hands of Its Enemy Howard New York City Center

1987 Sleight of Hand Dancer Cort Theatre

1988 Spoils of War Andrew Music Box Theatre

1992–1993 One Shoe Off Leonard Second Stage Theatre

1994 Hedda Gabler George Tesman Criterion Center Stage Right

1996 Greensboro: A Requiem Jersey guy McCarter Theatre

1998 Gun-Shy Duncan Playwright's Horizons Theatre

1999–2000 The Price Victor Franz Royale Theatre

2001 Temporary Help Karl Westport Country Playhouse

2002–2003 Our Town Mr. Webb Booth Theatre

2005 The Last Days of Judas Iscariot Judge Littlefield / Caiaphas the Elder / St. Matthew Public Theater

2005 What Am I Doing Here? Man #1 Flea Theater

2005 A Picasso Pablo Picasso New York City Center

2006 Stuff Happens Donald Rumsfeld Public Theatre

2007 King Lear King Lear California Shakespeare Theater

2008 A Geometry Fire Bob / Chuck Rattlestick Playwrights Theater

2011 Death of a Salesman Willy Loman Old Globe Theatre

2012 King Lear King Lear Frog and Peach Theatre

2013 A Family For All Occasions Howard Bank Street Theatre

2014 A Great Wilderness Walt Williamstown Theatre Festival

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Result Award Title Category

1978 Won Drama Desk Award A Prayer for My Daughter Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

1983 Nominated Tony Award K2 Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play

1995 Won CableACE Award Citizen X Supporting Actor in a Movie or Miniseries

1995 Nominated Emmy Award Citizen X Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie

1999 Nominated Screen Actors Guild Award The Green Mile Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

2006 Won Drama Desk Award Stuff Happens Outstanding Ensemble Performance

2011 Nominated Craig Noel Award Death of a Salesman Outstanding Featured Performance in a Play - Male


^ "Union College". Union.edu. 2001-05-01. Retrieved 2012-06-28.  ^ "Jeffrey De Munn Biography (1947-)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2012-06-28.  ^ Napoleon, Davi (June 3, 2010). "At the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's Critics Institute 5Q4 Dan Sullivan". The Faster Times. Archived from the original on June 7, 2010. Retrieved June 4, 2010.  ^ "Exclusive: New 'Walking Dead' Cast Member Announced". Fearnet.com. 2010-04-17. Retrieved 2012-06-28.  ^ " Jeffrey DeMunn
Jeffrey DeMunn
Joins The Walking Dead". Dreadcentral.com. Retrieved 2012-06-28.  ^ "New Casting for 'The Walking Dead'". Bloody-disgusting.com. Retrieved 2012-06-28.  ^ "First Official Zombie Images: Frank Darabont's The Walking Dead". Dreadcentral.com. 2010-06-02. Retrieved 2012-06-28.  ^ Abrams, Natalie (2012-05-01). "Walking Dead's Jeffrey DeMunn, Andrew Rothenberg Land Roles in L.A. Noir". Tv.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2012-06-28.  ^ [1]

External links[edit]

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Jeffrey DeMunn
on IMDb Jeffrey DeMunn
Jeffrey DeMunn
at the Internet Broadway Database
Internet Broadway Database

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Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play


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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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