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Jeffrey DeMunn

Jeffrey DeMunn has enjoyed a career that encompasses theatre, film and television. He is known as a favorite of writer/producer/director Frank Darabont who has cast him in The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, The Majestic and Stephen King's The Mist, among others including the 1988 re-make of The Blob.

Other film credits include Burn After Reading, Shelter, Caymen Went, Hollywoodland, The X-Files Movie, Phenomenon and Blaze as well as earlier appearances in Resurrection and Frances.

His television work has honored him with an Emmy nomination and a Cable Ace Award for his role as Andrei Chikatilo in Citizen X. In addition to his recurring role on Law & Order and numerous guest starring roles on episodic series, he has starred or been featured in Empire Falls, Our Town, Noriega, Hiroshima, Storm of the Century, A Christmas Memory and Barbarians at the Gate.

He was nominated for a Tony for his performance in K-2 on Broadway. Other Broadway credits are Our Town, The Price, Bent, Spoils of War and Sleight of Hand. Recently he was seen as Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman at the Dallas Theatre Center. His off-Broadway and regional appearances include Stuff Happens, Last Days of Judas Iscariot, A Midsummer Night's Dream and A Prayer for My Daughter (Drama Desk Nomination) all with the Public Theatre. In addition, both regionally and off-Broadway, he has been seen in King Lear, Geometry of Fire, A Picasso, Gunshy, The Hands of Its Enemy, Country Girl and Modigliani.

DeMunn was born and raised in Buffalo, NY, graduated from Union College and trained at the Bristol Old Vic in England. Upon returning to the U.S. he toured the country with the National Shakespeare Company and spent several summer seasons at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center helping to develop new plays.


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Jeffrey DeMunn Facts

OccupationActor
BirthdayApril 25, 1947 (70)
SignTaurus
BirthplaceBuffalo, New York, USA

Selected Filmography

Not available.