Denis Patrick Seamus O'Hare (born January 17, 1962) is an American actor, singer, and author noted for his award-winning performances in the plays Take Me Out and Sweet Charity, as well as portraying vampire king Russell Edgington on HBO's fantasy series True Blood. He is also known for his supporting roles in such films as Charlie Wilson's War, Milk, Changeling, and Dallas Buyers Club. In 2011, he starred as Larry Harvey in the first season of the FX anthology series American Horror Story, for which he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie in 2012. He returned to the show in 2013, playing Spalding in American Horror Story: Coven and once more as Stanley in American Horror Story: Freak Show, the latter for which he earned a second Primetime Emmy Award nomination. For his performance in American Horror Story: Hotel as Liz Taylor, O'Hare received critical acclaim.
O'Hare is gay and has been married to designer Hugo Redwood since July 28, 2011. The couple have an adopted son, Declan. He identifies as an atheist.
O'Hare was born in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Margaret Karene (née Kennedy; January 25, 1931 – October 8, 2008) and John M. O'Hare. He has three sisters, Pam, Patricia and Kathleen, and one brother, Michael. O'Hare grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, living in Southfield until he was 15, when his family moved to Wing Lake in Bloomfield Hills. His mother was a musician and he grew up playing the church organ. O'Hare is of Irish descent and holds an Irish passport.As a teenager, O'Hare was in his school's choir and in 1974 he went to his first audition, gaining a chorus part in a community theatre production of Show Boat. In 1980, O'Hare left Detroit for Chicago to study theatre at Northwestern University.
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Three neighbours in a provincial suburb are dealing with the consequences of the new world of social media. Marie is afraid of losing her son's respect because of a sex tape. He is fighting to protect...
Dr. Seuss' The Grinch Musical
A musical version of the classic story of the mean spirited Grinch who wants to steal Christmas from Whoville.
The Postcard Killings
After suffering a personal tragedy, and desperate for justice, Jacob Kanon, a veteran New York City police detective, embarked on the search for a twisted killer who was leaving a bloody trail of elab...
Hunter, a newly pregnant housewife, finds herself increasingly compelled to consume dangerous objects. She must confront the dark secret behind her new obsession as her husband and his family tighten ...
A boy in New York is taken in by a wealthy family after his mother was killed in a bombing. He stole a painting that would draw him into a world of crime.
The Day Shall Come
A leader of a small religious group in Miami is offered money to save his family from eviction. He doesn't know his sponsor is an FBI agent who is going to turn him into a criminal.
Bottom of the 9th
Bobby Stano had everything going for him. Fresh out of high school, he was signed to the majors, had a beautiful girlfriend, everything was looking up. That is, until he and his friends get into a fig...
The world of a legendary late-night talk show host has been turned upside down when she hires her only female staff writer. Originally intended to smooth over diversity concerns, her decision has unex...
Massachusetts, 1892. An unmarried woman of 32 and a social outcast, she lives under her father's control. A secret intimacy soon blossoms into a wicked plan when a young maid comes to work for the fam...
Richard and Rachel, a couple in the throes of infertility, try to maintain their marriage as they descend deeper and deeper into the insular world of assisted reproduction and domestic adoption.
The Parting Glass
A family dealing with their sister's death travel across country to collect her belongings and piece together their memories of the woman they lost.
While transporting a dying man to the hospital, two paramedics find a million dollars in cash sewn into his clothing. When the man dies, they decide to keep it, setting them on a path for a hellish ni...
Plagued by the abuse of her past and the turmoil of failed intimate encounters, Laura struggles to find a lover. Eva is fed up with the life her mother imposes upon her. After forming an unlikely rela...
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The Accidental Wolf
There are two people in distress. As a fleeting moment becomes a lasting connection, one woman risks her life to prove the other never had one. She finds purpose in the hunt.
An ex-con becomes the traveling partner of a conman who turns out to be one of the older gods trying to recruit troops to battle the upstart deities. Neil Gaiman was the author of a novel about this.
During the Vatican II era, a young woman training to become a nun struggles with issues of faith, sexuality and the changing church.
Three undocumented teenagers, a Dominican girl, an African boy and a Peruvian girl, are about to graduate high school in the Bronx, while working with a teacher and a lawyer to try to get their papers...
Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive
The inventor of the detective story was his greatest mystery.
The Good Fight
One year after the events of the final broadcast episode of "The Good Wife", an enormous financial scam has destroyed the reputation of a young lawyer, Maia Rindell, while simultaneously wiping out he...
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This Is Us
The lives and families of three adults living and growing up in the United States of America in the present and past times are followed. Several of them share the same birthday, and so much more than ...
Starring Austin Pendleton
A quirky and inspirational documentary film on the philosophical approach to the life and work of character actor, Austin Pendleton.
Army of One
Gary Faulkner received a vision from God telling him to capture Osama Bin Laden. Gary traveled to Pakistan with a single sword purchased from a home shopping network. While on his quest, Gary encounte...
The Normal Heart
The beginning of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City was told by gay activists and their allies in the medical community.
A successful lawyer returns to his hometown for his mother's funeral only to discover that his estranged father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder.
The Town that Dreaded Sundown
The same small community where a murderer known as the Phantom Killer struck decades earlier is being terrorized by a masked maniac.
A group of people from the U.S. An ancient pyramid is unearthed beneath the Egyptian desert. They became hopelessly lost as they searched the pyramid's depths. They are desperate to find a way out. Th...
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An American drama television series is set in a small town in Pennsylvania Amish country and features an enigmatic ex-con posing as a murdered sheriff who imposes his own brand of justice while also c...
Dallas Buyers Club
Ron Woodroof was given 30 days to live after he was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS.
A gay cocky young man travels to Oregon to work on an apple farm. Out of his element, he finds his lifestyle and notions being picked apart by everyone who crosses his path.
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Heart of Broadway: The Ensemble Behind Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
Heart of Broadway goes inside Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS for an in-depth look at the organization and its key players. Since 1988, they have raised more than $195 million for essential services...
In 140 AD, twenty years after the disappearance of the Ninth Legion in the mountains of Scotland, Marcus Aquila arrives from Rome to solve the mystery and restore his father's reputation. Marcus set o...
American Horror Story
An anthology horror drama series centering on different characters and locations, including a house with a past, an asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, a hotel, and a farmhouse.
J has been the face of law enforcement in the US for 50 years. It was thought that Hoover was there. He would have been ruined by the secrets he kept.
5,000 Feet Is the Best
5000 Feet is the Best is a film based on two conversations that artist Omer Fast conducted in the fall of 2010 with a former Predator Drone aerial vehicle operator-turned Las Vegas casino security gua...
Edge of Darkness
A seasoned homicide detective has seen the bleakest side of humanity. The search for his daughter's killer is the most difficult investigation of his life. He is on a mission to uncover the disturbing...
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RuPaul's Drag Race
The world's most famous drag queen will be the host. There are drag queens in the US. He will help guide the contestants as they prepare for each challenge while being crowned supreme in all judging a...
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
A PhD candidate in anthropology at a prestigious East Coast university is left looking for answers after her boyfriend mysteriously leaves her with little explanation.
Two romantically- engaged corporate spies team up to manipulate a corporate race to corner the market on a medical innovation that will reap huge profits and enable them to lead an extravagant lifesty...
The Good Wife
After her husband's public sex and political corruption scandal lands him in jail, she takes full responsibility for her family and returns to the workforce.
An Englishman in New York
The last 20 years of Crisp's life is the subject of a biographical drama. He lived in New York. The film shows Crisp in both his public and private lives, from his cavalier response to the outbreak of...
Margaret Tate forced her assistant to marry her because she was in danger of losing her visa status.
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Harvey Milk was the first openly gay man to be elected to public office. Harvey Milk became an activist for gay rights in San Francisco in the late 1970s, inspiring others to join his fight for equal ...
Christine Collins is happy for her son. Christine was committed to an asylum when she suspected the boy was not her child.
A successful, single businesswoman who dreams of having a baby discovers she is infertile and hires a working class woman to be her unlikely surrogate.
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Winds of Change
May 1919. Indy is in Paris. He met up with T.E. Since the start of the war, Lawrence's ideals have changed a lot. Even though he had to face his father, Indy decided to head home. He gets reacquainted...
The creator and producer of True Blood is Alan Ball. It is based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries series of novels by Charlaine Harris, detailing the co-existence of vampire and humans in Bon Temps, ...
A reporter and cameraman are trapped in a building after the outbreak of a mysterious virus which turns humans into bloodthirsty killers.
Three would-be entrepreneurs set out to invent a rocket belt. In this parable of American dreams and delusions, the business is ruined by the clash of their personalities.
A school skiing trip ends in blood. The result of giving birth is the blood. A baby's body is found in a toilet. She was arrested for the murder of the child despite her insistence that she had no ide...
A law firm brings in a 'fixer' to fix the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that is guilty in a multi-billion dollar class action suit.
Charlie Wilson's War
The true story of Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where he helped rebels in their war with the Soviets, had some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.
A good student who works as a babysitter in order to make money for college. One night Michael confessed he was unhappy with married life. There is a moment when Shirley wants to kiss Michael. Michael...
Hal, a 15-year-old high-school student with a minor yet socially alienating disability, stutters uncontrollably. Hal joined the school debating team, which gave him a boost to correct the problem, bec...
A Mighty Heart
Mariane Pearl's account of the terrifying and unforgettable story of her husband was the basis for Danny Pearl's life and death.
While undergoing heart surgery, a man experiences a phenomenon called 'anesthetic awareness', which leaves him awake but paralyzed throughout the operation. His wife must make life-changing decisions ...
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Despite his dedication to the junior-high students who fill his classroom, idealistic teacher Dan Dunne leads a secret life of addiction that the majority of his students will never know. But things c...
Brothers and Sisters
The Walker family deals with struggles and successes.
Justice is an American legal drama produced by Jerry Bruckheimer that aired on Fox in the USA and CTV in Canada. The series also aired on Warner Channel in Latin America, Nine Network in Australia, an...
A pregnant New York social worker tries to help a troubled teenager whose father kicked him out of his home.
When two married business executives having an affair are blackmailed by a violent criminal, they are forced to turn the tables on him to save their families.
On a fall day in New York City, 'Heights' follows five characters for 24 hours. Isabel is considering marrying a lawyer. Diana learns that her husband has a new lover on the same day as Isabel. Diana ...
Once Upon A Mattress
Before anyone can marry, Prince Dauntless must marry. She sabotaged every princess that came along. When Sir Harry and Lady Larken discover that they are going to be parents, he goes off to the swamps...
Emma Goldman: An Exceedingly Dangerous Woman
The remarkable life of the immigrant christened "the most dangerous woman in America" is explored in this documentary focusing on noted birth-control advocate and anti-military conscription activist E...
Andrew returns to his hometown for the funeral of his mother, a journey that brings him back to his friends. His decision to stop taking his medication coincides with the trip. A chance meeting with S...
This is the story of three gentle persons: Paul Rivers, an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English émigré; Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married and m...
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CSI: Miami follows Crime Scene Investigators working for the Miami-Dade Police Department as they use physical evidence, similar to their Las Vegas counterparts, to solve gruesome murders. The Miami C...
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Law & Order: Criminal Intent
The third iteration of the "Law & Order" franchise takes viewers deep into the minds of its criminals while following the intense psychological approaches the Major Case Squad uses to solve its crimes...
The Anniversary Party
Sally Nash and the British novelist Joe Therrian celebrate their reconciliation and six years of marriage with friends and neighbors. Revelations are disclosed and relationships get worse under the ef...
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The Acting Class
A comedy about an acting class. When playing college students, Liz andJill set off to find the most influential acting teacher of the decade, and soon discover a guru named Kenneth LaPoubelle. After a...
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
A team of forensic investigators in Las Vegas are trained to solve criminal cases by combing the crime scene, collecting irrefutable evidence and finding the missing pieces that solve the mystery.
To be or not to be, etc.
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Sweet and Lowdown
A comedy about a fictional musician. Ray was an irresponsible, free-spending, arrogant, obnoxious, alcohol-abusing, miserable human being who was also the best guitarist in the world.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Sexually-based heinous offenses are considered by the criminal justice system. In New York City, the detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Specia...
A young man is placed in the position of having to kill his drunken, abusive father to protect his younger brother. Realizing that the younger brother will get off easier, he admits to the crime and g...
1 TV show
American Masters is a PBS television series which produces biographies on enduring writers, musicians, visual and performing artists, dramatists, filmmakers, and others who have left an indelible impr...
1 TV show
Hallmark Hall of Fame
Hallmark Hall of Fame is an anthology program on American television, sponsored by Hallmark Cards, a Kansas City based greeting card company. The longest-running primetime series in the history of tel...
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