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'Homeland's' James Rebhorn Dead At 65

James Rebhorn at the New York premiere of 'The Box' in 2009 (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
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James Rebhorn, known for playing the father of Claire Danes’ CIA officer Carrie Mathison on Showtime’s “Homeland,” died at his home Friday, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 65.The veteran actor and Philadelphia native also had a recurring role on USA’s “White Collar” as Special Agent Reese Hughes. He also has had roles in My Cousin Vinny, Independence Day and Basic Instinct, the TV shows “Boston Legal” and “The Practice,” and, memorably, as the D.A. who sends Jerry and his friends to jail on the last episode of “Seinfeld.”

Rebhorn also had an active stage career, as part of the Roundabout Theatre Company. He recently starred in Too Much, Too Much, Too Many, which opened in New York in November.

UPDATE 3/24, 9:40 a.m.: Rebhorn's agent confirmed on Monday that the actor died from melanoma.

"He died Friday afternoon of melanoma, which he had been fighting since 1992," Dianne Busch, of the talent agency Leading Artists Inc. in New York, told Reuters. "He was receiving hospice car at home and died peacefully with his family in attendance."