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Bill Murray to star in HBO's 'Olive Kitteridge' miniseries

Bill Murray to star in HBO's 'Olive Kitteridge' miniseries

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Bill Murray and Frances McDormand are to co-star in HBO's adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "Olive Kitteridge," Hollywood's Deadline.com said.
Netflix, DreamWorks team up for kids' show

Netflix, DreamWorks team up for kids' show

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- An animated show based on DreamWorks' upcoming film "Turbo" will be the first Netflix Original Series for kids, the U.S. companies said Tuesday.
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Reynolds to lead voice cast of animated 'Turbo'

Reynolds to lead voice cast of animated 'Turbo'

GLENDALE, Calif., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Ryan Reynolds is to lend his voice to the titular speed-obsessed snail in the cartoon "Turbo," California's DreamWorks Animation said Friday.
Radnor finishes shooting 1st feature

Radnor finishes shooting 1st feature

NEW YORK, July 28 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Josh Radnor has completed principal photography on his feature film directorial debut, "HappyThankYouMorePlease," the movie's producers said.
Jenkins, Roberts set for 'Eat' roles

Jenkins, Roberts set for 'Eat' roles

LOS ANGELES, April 15 (UPI) -- Hollywood stars Richard Jenkins and Julia Roberts have been cast in the film adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert's book "Eat, Pray, Love."
'Diary' starts filming in Puerto Rico

'Diary' starts filming in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, April 2 (UPI) -- Principal photography has begun in Puerto Rico on the big-screen adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's first novel "The Rum Diary," GK Films said Thursday.
Jenkins, Brolin nominated for Oscars

Jenkins, Brolin nominated for Oscars

BEVERLY HILLS , Calif., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Richard Jenkins, Frank Langella, Sean Penn, Brad Pitt and Mickey Rourke were nominated for the best actor Oscar Thursday morning in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Jenkins, Whitford to star in Whedon film

Jenkins, Whitford to star in Whedon film

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford are set to star in "The Cabin in the Woods," a film co-written and produced by Joss Whedon, The Hollywood Reporter said.
'Rachel,' 'River' lead Spirit nods

'Rachel,' 'River' lead Spirit nods

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- "Frozen River," "Rachel Getting Married" and "Ballast" led the field when the 2009 Spirit Award nominations were announced in Los Angeles Tuesday.
New Coen brothers film to open Sept. 12

New Coen brothers film to open Sept. 12

NEW YORK, March 3 (UPI) -- Focus Features announced Joel and Ethan Coen's new dark spy-comedy "Burn After Reading" is to hit U.S. theaters Sept. 12.

McCarthy sells new film at Toronto fest

TORONTO, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- A new independent film distributor has purchased the North American film rights to "The Visitor," Thomas McCarthy's follow-up to "The Station Agent."

SIDS fight focuses on mattress bacteria

LONDON, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- British researchers say up to half of the cases of sudden infant death syndrome may be caused by bacteria that multiply quickly in foam mattresses.

'Six Feet Under' shifts to Mondays

LOS ANGELES, May 5 (UPI) -- "Six Feet Under" will move from Sunday nights to Mondays when it returns for its fifth and final season, HBO announced Thursday.

'Six Feet Under' set to return next month

HOLLYWOOD, May 14 (UPI) -- "Six Feet Under," the quirky U.S. series about a family of funeral directors is set to return on HBO June 13, just as "The Sopranos" wraps for the season.
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A scene from "The Visitor" is pictured in this undated publicity photo released to UPI. Richard Jenkins, pictured, was nominated for best actor in a leading role for the 81st Academy Awards, announced in Beverly Hills, California on January 22, 2009. The Oscars will be presented February 22 at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. (UPI Photo/Jo Jo Whilden/Overture Films/HO)
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Richard Dale Jenkins (born May 4, 1947) is an American stage, film, and television actor. After beginning his career in theatre, Jenkins made his television debut in 1974 and has since appeared in supporting roles in several film and television productions. He became famous in the early 2000s for playing Nathaniel Fisher in the HBO drama series Six Feet Under, and along with the show's principal cast, he was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2002. He gained mainstream success for his lead role in the film The Visitor (2008) that earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.

Jenkins was born and raised in DeKalb, a farming town in Illinois. His mother, M. Elizabeth (née Wheeler), was a housewife, and his father, Dale Stevens Jenkins, was a dentist. Before he was an actor, Jenkins drove a linen truck (his boss was actor John C. Reilly's father). Jenkins earned a degree in drama from Illinois Wesleyan University before relocating to Rhode Island.

He worked as an actor with the Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, Rhode Island while breaking into film with a bit part in Feasting with Panthers (1974), a television movie, and continued as a celebrated member of Trinity's resident acting company and served as Artistic Director of the theatre from 1990-4.

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