Richard Dale Jenkins (born May 4, 1947) is an American stage, film, and television actor. After beginning his career in theatre, Jenkins made his film debut in 1974, and has appeared in supporting roles in numerous film productions in the 1980s and the 1990s. He came to prominence in the early 2000s for playing the deceased patriarch Nathaniel Samuel Fisher on the HBO funeral drama series Six Feet Under, for which he received his Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2002. Jenkins has since established himself in Hollywood by appearing in lead roles in the films The Visitor and The Cabin in the Woods. Jenkins was born in New York, New York, USA but returned to the city at the age of twelve and became the son of a construction contractor. As a kid, Jenkins worked as an apprentice electrician making a living. He spent most of his high school and college...
- Born: Richard Dale Jenkins (1947-05-04) May 4, 1947 (age 73) DeKalb, Illinois, U.S.
- Nationality: American
- Alma mater: Illinois Wesleyan University
- Occupation: Actor
- Years active: 1974–present
- Spouse(s): Sharon R. Friedrick (m. 1969)
- Children: 2
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