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Richard Dale Jenkins was born on the 4th May 1947, in DeKalb, Illinois, USA and is an actor best known for his roles in the movies “Flirting with Disaster” (1996), “The Visitor” (2007), “Step Brothers” (2008), “The Cabin in the Woods” and “Jack Reacher” both in 2012 as well as in TV series such as “Six Feet Under” and “Olive Kitteridge”. For the latter engagement, Richard was honored with a Primetime Emmy Award.

Have you ever wondered how much wealth this veteran actor has accumulated so far? How rich Richard Jenkins is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total size of Richard Jenkins’ net worth, as of early 2017, is over $8 million, acquired through his acting career abundant with credits in almost 100 film and TV series, and which has been active since 1974.

Richard Jenkins Net Worth $8 million

Richard was born to homemaker Mary Elizabeth and dentist Dale Stevens Jenkins, and has a bit of Irish, English, Welsh as well as German ancestry. After matriculating from DeKalb High School, Richard enrolled at Illinois Wesleyan University from which he graduated in 1969 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Arts. He then transferred to Providence, Rhode Island where he joined the Trinity Repertory Company within which he stayed for the next 15 years, with occasional outings to movies and television. However, his Trinity Repertory Company engagements provided the basis for Richard Jenkins’ now respectable overall net worth.

Richard Jenkins debuted as an on-camera actor in 1974, in “Feasting with Panthers”, one episode of the “Great Performances” TV series, and later in another episode, “Brother to Dragons” in 1975. However, he continued his theatre career until he was cast in a support role in Lawrence Kasdan‘s 1985 western movie “Silverado”. Ever since, Richard Jenkins has managed to keep a continuous streak of on-camera acting roles in numerous movies as well as TV series. All these engagements have certainly helped Richard Jenkins to further increase his overall net worth.

In the late 1980s Jenkins began to appear in more demanding roles, and got the chance to show his full acting potential. In 1985 he was cast as a DEA agent in one episode of “Miami Vice” TV series and in 1989 he appeared in the Al Pacino-featured crime drama “Sea of Love”. Between 1990 and 1994, Richard served as Trinity Repertory Theater’s artistic director, then in 1996, he secured a notable role in David O. Russell’s comedy “Flirting with Disaster” featuring Ben Stiller in the leading role. Between 2001 and 2005, Richard Jenkins starred as Nathaniel Fisher in HBO’s drama television series “Six Feet Under”. Although his character was killed in the very first episode of the show, he reprised his role as a ghost in another 20 episode through all five seasons. It is certain that the latter role and the whole “Six Feet Under” engagement helped Richard Jenkins to increase his popularity as well as the total size of his wealth by a large margin.

For the main role of Professor Walter Vale in Tim McCarthy’s 2007 drama “The Visitor”, Richard Jenkins was honored with an Academy Award nomination as well as with almost a dozen other prestigious film festival award nominations. In 2008, Richard appeared in two comedies, “Step Brothers” and “Burn After Reading” and for both engagements was rewarded with San Diego Film Critics Society Special Awards. Some other notable roles of Jenkins’ include appearances in Hollywood motion pictures such as “The Core” (2003), “Eat Pray Love” (2010), “The Rum Diary” (2011) and “Killing Them Softly” (2012). For the role of Henry Kitteridge, the father of the title character in 2014 TV mini-series “Olive Kitteridge”, Richard received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor. Doubtlessly, all these roles and achievements have dramatically impacted Richard Jenkins’ overall net worth in a positive way.

When it comes to his personal life, Richard Jenkins has been married since 1969 to his college sweetheart, Sharon R. Friedrick with whom he has a son and a daughter. With his family, he currently resides in Cumberland, Rhode Island.

Quick Facts

Birth date: May 4, 1947
Birth place: DeKalb, Illinois, U.S.
Height: 1.85 m
Profession:Actor
Education:Illinois Wesleyan University
Nationality:American
Spouse:Sharon R. Friedrick
Children:Andrew Dale Jenkins, Sarah Pamela Jenkins
Parents:Dale Stevens Jenkins, Mary Elizabeth Jenkins
Awards:Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, more
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Shares the same birth name as Richard Burton.
2He has Welsh, English, Irish, and German ancestry.
3He worked as a summer truck driver for the father of actor John C. Reilly in Illinois. Jenkins coincidentally met Reilly when the latter was four years old. The two later worked together in Step Brothers (2008).
4Was considered for the role of Dr.David Morgenstern on ER (1994).
5He attended school with Larry Shue and worked with James Pickering, according to an interview of February 20, 2009. Pickering acted as the Nerd in Shue's famous play, "The Nerd," adapted as "Laus im Pelz (1987)".
6He has two grown-up children, Sarah Pamela and Andrew Dale, from his long-time marriage to wife Sharon.
7One of several Rhode Island residents who have made films for the Farrelly Brothers. In four of their pictures, Richard even bought a house down the street from the brothers' childhood home in Cumberland, Rhode Island.
8Parents: Dale Stevens and M. Elizabeth Wheeler Jenkins.
9A member of the Trinity Repertory Company in Rhode Island for fifteen years, he appeared in such 1970s and 1980s Trinity Repertory productions as "Brother to Dragons," "Of Mice and Men," "True West," "American Buffalo" and "Waiting for Godot"; directed such later productions as "Tartuffe," "The Glass Menagerie", "The Miser" and Shekspeare's "Macbeth" and "Twelfth Night"; and was the company's artistic director for four years.
10Has a son and daughter with wife, Sharon.
11Studied theater at Illinois Wesleyan University.
12Served as an artistic director of Rhode Island's Trinity Repertory Theater.
13Frequently works with the Farrelly Brothers and the Coen Brothers.


Quotes

#Quote
1(On his role in the 1985 film Silverado) I auditioned for this really great part, and I remember my manager called me up and said "You got it! You're Kelly." And I said "Who?" "Kelly." I searched through the script, and I was in two scenes. I said "Howdy" in the first scene, and in the second scene, I said "You can't do that," and they shot me. And I was on the set for seven weeks. It was a cover set, which means if they couldn't work outside with it snowing or bad weather, they would move inside and do that scene they were saving for bad weather, so I couldn't go anywhere. I was hanging out in the Hilton Hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and everybody else was working on the movie.
2I was at a real funeral once, around the time I was doing Six Feet Under, when a woman tapped me on the shoulder and asked "Are they filming this?" It was one of those things where you're thinking "Is she kidding, is she not kidding?" She wasn't. That was jaw-dropping.
3(On working with the Coens brothers) Well, I audition for them, for every movie. Raising Arizona was the first one. I auditioned for Miller's Crossing, and my agent called me up and said "I've got great news, it's between you and Albert Finney." I said "Oh really, that's great. Who would you choose?" And of course, Albert Finney was wonderful. I wanted Fargo, that's the one I wanted so badly. And when I saw it, and I saw William Macy in the part, I said "Oh, no wonder. He's incredible." But I stopped going in to audition. I'd say "No, they're not going to cast me anyway." And then they called me up and asked me to do The Man Who Wasn't There. And I said "So the only way to get a part in your movie is not to come in and audition?"
4(On filming Witches of Eastwick) My first really nice part after Silverado. And my first day of shooting, they wouldn't let me on the set, cause they didn't believe I was in it. We were shooting in Massachusetts, and I drove up from my house, and I didn't have any ID on me or anything. I just drove up to the gate, and said "I'm here to shoot the movie." The guy said "Who are you?" I said "I'm an actor," and he said "Yeah, you and everyone else in town." I said "No, no, I'm an actor." And one of the grips or crew guys was walking by, and the guard asked "Hey, do you know who this guy is?" And the guy looked at me and said "Never seen 'em before." Finally I got an assistant to say "Yeah, yeah, he's in the movie." You think it's hard getting into movie sets? It is.
5(In response to his first starring film role in The Visitor (2007)) I would say 'I'll go back to my trailer now', and they'd say, 'No, no, you're in the next scene. It's one of those things that I didn't know if I would ever get an opportunity to try. I've been waiting my entire professional life for this experience.


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a MovieOlive Kitteridge (2014)
2011Chainsaw AwardFangoria Chainsaw AwardsBest Supporting ActorLet Me In (2010)
2010Best of the FestBreckenridge Festival of FilmBest Ensemble CastNorman (2010)· Dan Byrd (Best Ensemble Cast)
· Emily VanCamp (Best Ensemble Cast)
· Adam Goldberg (Best Ensemble Cast)
· Billy Lush (Best Ensemble Cast)
· Camille Mana (Best Ensemble Cast)
2009Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest ActorThe Visitor (2007)
2009Virtuoso AwardSanta Barbara International Film FestivalThe Visitor (2007)
2008Joseph Plateau Honorary AwardGhent International Film Festival
2008Best ActorMethod FestThe Visitor (2007)
2008Silver St. GeorgeMoscow International Film FestivalBest ActorThe Visitor (2007)
2008Spotlight AwardNational Board of Review, USAThe Visitor (2007)
2008Special AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsThe Visitor (2007)
2008Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Motion Picture, DramaThe Visitor (2007)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Supporting MaleBone Tomahawk (2015)
2015Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Actor in a Movie/Limited SeriesOlive Kitteridge (2014)
2015Fright Meter AwardFright Meter AwardsBest Supporting ActorBone Tomahawk (2015)
2015Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsTV Movie/Mini Lead ActorOlive Kitteridge (2014)
2015ICP AwardIndiewire Critics' PollBest Supporting ActorBone Tomahawk (2015)
2015OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Motion Picture or MiniseriesOlive Kitteridge (2014)
2015PCC AwardPhoenix Critics CircleBest Supporting ActorBone Tomahawk (2015)
2015ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or MiniseriesOlive Kitteridge (2014)
2014Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionOlive Kitteridge (2014)
2012Fright Meter AwardFright Meter AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe Cabin in the Woods (2012)
2010Fright Meter AwardFright Meter AwardsBest Supporting ActorLet Me In (2010)
2009OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Leading RoleThe Visitor (2007)
2009Movies for Grownups AwardAARP Movies for Grownups AwardsBest ActorThe Visitor (2007)
2009Movies for Grownups AwardAARP Movies for Grownups AwardsBest Grownup Love StoryStep Brothers (2008)· Mary Steenburgen
2009Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorThe Visitor (2007)
2009Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsLead ActorThe Visitor (2007)
2009Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Male LeadThe Visitor (2007)
2009ICS AwardInternational Cinephile Society AwardsBest ActorThe Visitor (2007)
2009OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActorThe Visitor (2007)
2009ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading RoleThe Visitor (2007)
2008EDA AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest ActorThe Visitor (2007)
2008ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleBurn After Reading (2008)· George Clooney
· Frances McDormand
· John Malkovich
· Tilda Swinton
· Brad Pitt
2008CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorThe Visitor (2007)
2008DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorThe Visitor (2007)
2008Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBest Ensemble PerformanceThe Visitor (2007)· Hiam Abbass
· Haaz Sleiman
· Danai Gurira
2008HFCS AwardHouston Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActorThe Visitor (2007)
2008SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest ActorThe Visitor (2007)
2002ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesSix Feet Under (2001)· Lauren Ambrose
· Frances Conroy
· Rachel Griffiths
· Michael C. Hall
· Peter Krause
· Freddy Rodríguez
· Jeremy Sisto
· Mathew St. Patrick
1997Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Supporting MaleFlirting with Disaster (1996)

2nd Place Awards

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest Ensemble CastThe Visitor (2007)· Hiam Abbass
· Haaz Sleiman
· Danai Gurira
2008UFCA AwardUtah Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorThe Visitor (2007)

3rd Place Awards

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Chainsaw AwardFangoria Chainsaw AwardsBest Supporting ActorBone Tomahawk (2015)
2008BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest ActorThe Visitor (2007)


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Crossroads1992TV SeriesJim Mundy
Afterburn1992TV MovieActon Ryder
Carolina Skeletons1991TV MovieRedy
Doublecrossed1991TV Movie
The Perfect Tribute1991TV MovieBlair
Against the Law1990TV SeriesWexford
Descending Angel1990TV MovieDebaudt
When You Remember Me1990TV MovieVaughan
Rising Son1990TV MovieTommy
Challenger1990TV MovieGregory B. Jarvis
Blue Steel1990Attorney Mel Dawson
Blaze1989Picayune
Kojak: Fatal Flaw1989TV MovieJoel Litkin
Sea of Love1989Gruber
How I Got Into College1989Bill Browne
Out on the Edge1989TV MoviePaul Evetts
Miami Vice1985-1989TV SeriesGoodman / DEA Agent Ed Waters
In the Line of Duty: The F.B.I. Murders1988TV MovieDetective Hamill
Stealing Home1988Hank Chandler
Little Nikita1988Richard Grant
Courtship1987Bobby Pate
Rachel River1987Cordell
The Witches of Eastwick1987Clyde Alden
The Manhattan Project1986Radiation Controls Officer
On Valentine's Day1986Bobby Pate
The Little Sister1986Roger Davis
Hannah and Her Sisters1986Dr. Wilkes
Spenser: For Hire1985TV SeriesTex
Silverado1985Kelly
American Playhouse1984TV SeriesNicholas Vazzana
Parole1982TV Movie1st Cop
Great Performances1974-1975TV SeriesThe Sheriff / Warder
The Shape of Water2017post-production
Berlin Station2016TV SeriesSteven Frost
LBJ2016Senator Russell
The Hollars2016Don Hollar
Bone Tomahawk2015Chicory
Spotlight2015/IRichard Sipe (voice, uncredited)
Olive Kitteridge2014TV Mini-SeriesHenry Kitteridge
Lullaby2014/IIRobert
4 Minute Mile2014Coleman
God's Pocket2014Richard Shellburn
Turbo2013Bobby (voice)
White House Down2013Raphelson
A.C.O.D.2013Hugh
Jack Reacher2012Rodin
The Company You Keep2012Jed Lewis
Killing Them Softly2012Driver
The Cabin in the Woods2012Sitterson
Darling Companion2012Russell
Liberal Arts2012Professor Peter Hoberg
The Rum Diary2011Lotterman
Friends with Benefits2011Mr. Harper
Hall Pass2011Coakley
Let Me In2010/IThe Father
Eat Pray Love2010Richard from Texas
Norman2010Doug Long
Waiting for Forever2010Richard Twist
Dear John2010/IMr. Tyree
Happythankyoumoreplease2010Paul Gertmanian
The Tale of Despereaux2008Principal (voice)
Burn After Reading2008Ted
Step Brothers2008Dr. Robert Doback
The Broken2008John McVey
The Visitor2007/IWalter
The Kingdom2007Robert Grace
Rumor Has It...2005Earl Huttinger
Fun with Dick and Jane2005Frank Bascombe
North Country2005Hank Aimes
Six Feet Under2001-2005TV SeriesNathaniel Fisher
Shall We Dance2004Devine
I Heart Huckabees2004Mr. Hooten (uncredited)
Cheaper by the Dozen2003Shake
Intolerable Cruelty2003Freddy Bender
The Core2003General Purcell
The Mudge Boy2003Edgar Mudge
Stealing Harvard2002Honorable Emmett Cook
Changing Lanes2002Walter Arnell
Sins of the Father2002TV MovieBobby Frank Cherry
The Man Who Wasn't There2001Walter Abundas
One Night at McCool's2001Father Jimmy
Say It Isn't So2001Walter Wingfield
Ally McBeal2001TV SeriesMr. Bo
Me, Myself & Irene2000Agent Boshane
What Planet Are You From?2000Don Fisk
Random Hearts1999Truman Trainor
Snow Falling on Cedars1999Sheriff Art Moran
Outside Providence1999Barney
The Mod Squad1999Mothershed
The Confession1999Cass O'Donnell
There's Something About Mary1998Psychiatrist (uncredited)
The Impostors1998Johnny Leguard
Into Thin Air: Death on Everest1997TV MovieBeck Weathers
Eye of God1997Willard Sprague
Absolute Power1997Michael McCarty
Eddie1996Assistant Coach Zimmer
Flirting with Disaster1996Paul Harmon
Un divan1996Campton
The Boys Next Door1996TV MovieBob Klemper
How to Make an American Quilt1995Howell
The Indian in the Cupboard1995Victor (Dad)
Trapped in Paradise1994Agent Shaddus Peyser
It Could Happen to You1994C. Vernon Hale
Wolf1994Detective Bridger
Getting Out1994TV MovieChaplain
And the Band Played On1993TV MovieDr. Marc Conant
Undercover Blues1993Frank
Queen1993TV Mini-SeriesMr. Benson

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
The Company You Keep: Behind-the-Scenes - The Movement2013Video shortHimself
The Company You Keep: Behind-the-Scenes - The Script, Preparation and the Cast2013Video shortHimself
Jack Reacher: When the Man Comes Around2013Video shortHimself
Comedy of a Sexomedy2011Video shortHimself
Janela Indiscreta2010TV SeriesHimself
Días de cine2010TV SeriesHimself
Premio Donostia a Julia Roberts2010TV SpecialHimself
Made in Hollywood2010TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2008-2010TV SeriesHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 81st Annual Academy Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role
The View2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Festival Updates2008TV SeriesHimself (2008)
Biography2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Life and Loss: The Impact of 'Six Feet Under'2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Earth to America2005TV MovieHimself
A Look Inside 'Intolerable Cruelty'2004Video documentary shortHimself / Freddy Bender
Reel Comedy2002TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2014TV Series documentarySitterson

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