Served as an artistic director of Rhode Island's Trinity Repertory Theater
Studied theater at Illinois Wesleyan University
Richard Jenkins Detailed Biography -
Richard Jenkins is well known to television audiences for his role as mortuary owner Nathaniel Fisher Sr. on HBO's critically acclaimed hit series, SIX FEET UNDER. His recent film work includes CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN with Steve Martin and Joel and Ethan Coen's INTOLERABLE CRUELTY. Additional film credits include THE MUDGE BOY, THE CORE, THE MAN WHO WASN'T THERE, CHANGING LANES, ME MYSELF AND IRENE, RANDOM HEARTS, SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS, THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY, ABSOLUTE POWER, FLIRTING WITH DISASTER (Independent Spirit Award Nomination for best supporting actor), THE INDIAN IN THE CUPBOARD, LITTLE NIKITA, THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK and WOLF.
On television, Jenkins has also been seen in SINS OF THE FATHER, THE BOYS NEXT DOOR and THE BAND PLAYED ON. For four years he was the artistic director of the Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, Rhode Island.