Richard Jenkins Biography
(American Actor Best Known for His Role in the TV Series ‘ Six Feet Under’)
Birthday: May 4, 1947 (Taurus)
Born In: DeKalb, Illinois, United States
Richard Dale Jenkins is an Emmy-Award-winning actor from America. He is best known for portraying Professor Walter Vale in ‘The Visitor’, Giles in ‘The Shape of Water’, Nathaniel Fisher, Sr. in ‘Six Feet Under’, and Henry Kitteridge in ‘Olive Kitteridge’. Originally from Illinois, Jenkins was a linen truck driver before he ventured into the world of acting. He later studied drama at Illinois Wesleyan University and subsequently moved to Rhode Island. There, he started his career on stage while simultaneously landing his first job on television, in the PBS anthology series ‘Great Performances’ in 1974. His cinematic debut came about 11 years later, in the 1985 western film ‘Silverado’. Over the course of his long career, he has accumulated over a hundred film and TV credits. Jenkins has been nominated for two Academy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and four Screen Actors Guild Awards. Besides a Primetime Emmy, Jenkins has won one Fangoria Chainsaw Award, one Satellite Award, and two AARP Movies for Grownups Awards.