Denis O'Hare

Denis O'Hare

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1962-01-17 · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Kansas City, Missouri, USA

63 Movies · 19 TV shows

Also Known As: Denis Patrick Seamus O'Hare · Дэнис О’Хэр

Biography

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.

Personal Life

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.

Early Life

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.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

1 TV show
TV
The Nevers

The Nevers

2021
A group of women are trying to change the world.

2020.

3 Movies
Delete History

Delete History

2020
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

Dr. Seuss' The Grinch Musical

2020
A musical version of the classic story of the mean spirited Grinch who wants to steal Christmas from Whoville.
The Postcard Killings

The Postcard Killings

2020
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...

2019.

5 Movies
Swallow

Swallow

6
2019
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 ...
The Goldfinch

The Goldfinch

7.23
2019
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

The Day Shall Come

4.09
2019
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

Bottom of the 9th

2019
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...
Late Night

Late Night

6
2019
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...

2018.

5 Movies
Lizzie

Lizzie

2018
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...
Private Life

Private Life

1
2018
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

The Parting Glass

2018
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.
Danger One

Danger One

6
2018
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...
Allure

Allure

2018
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...

2017.

3 Movies · 3 TV shows
TV
The Accidental Wolf

The Accidental Wolf

2017
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.
TV
American Gods

American Gods

5.9
2017
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.
Novitiate

Novitiate

2017
During the Vatican II era, a young woman training to become a nun struggles with issues of faith, sexuality and the changing church.
From Nowhere

From Nowhere

2017
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

Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive

2017
The inventor of the detective story was his greatest mystery.
TV
The Good Fight

The Good Fight

4.33
2017
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...

2016.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
This Is Us

This Is Us

6.48
2016
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

Starring Austin Pendleton

2016
A quirky and inspirational documentary film on the philosophical approach to the life and work of character actor, Austin Pendleton.
Army of One

Army of One

2016
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...

2014.

4 Movies
The Normal Heart

The Normal Heart

4.75
2014
The beginning of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City was told by gay activists and their allies in the medical community.
The Judge

The Judge

5.47
2014
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 Town that Dreaded Sundown

4
2014
The same small community where a murderer known as the Phantom Killer struck decades earlier is being terrorized by a masked maniac.
The Pyramid

The Pyramid

6
2014
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...

2013.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Banshee

Banshee

5.37
2013
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

Dallas Buyers Club

6.28
2013
Ron Woodroof was given 30 days to live after he was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS.
C.O.G.

C.O.G.

2013
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.

2012.

1 Movie
Behind the Fright: The Making of American Horror Story

Behind the Fright: The Making of American Horror Story

2
2012
Go behind the scenes with the cast of "American Horror Story" and learn more about how the show is made.

2011.

4 Movies · 1 TV show
Heart of Broadway: The Ensemble Behind Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

Heart of Broadway: The Ensemble Behind Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

2011
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...
The Eagle

The Eagle

6
2011
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...
TV
American Horror Story

American Horror Story

6.11
2011
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. Edgar

J. Edgar

1.5
2011
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

5,000 Feet Is the Best

2011
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...

2010.

1 Movie
Edge of Darkness

Edge of Darkness

3.67
2010
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...

2009.

4 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
RuPaul's Drag Race

RuPaul's Drag Race

6.63
2009
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

Brief Interviews with Hideous Men

2009
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.
Duplicity

Duplicity

6
2009
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...
TV
The Good Wife

The Good Wife

6.01
2009
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

An Englishman in New York

2009
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...
The Proposal

The Proposal

7.05
2009
Margaret Tate forced her assistant to marry her because she was in danger of losing her visa status.

2008.

6 Movies · 1 TV show
Milk

Milk

5.5
2008
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 ...
Changeling

Changeling

8.25
2008
Christine Collins is happy for her son. Christine was committed to an asylum when she suspected the boy was not her child.
Baby Mama

Baby Mama

2008
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

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Winds of Change

2008
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...
TV
True Blood

True Blood

6.29
2008
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, ...
Quarantine

Quarantine

4
2008
A reporter and cameraman are trapped in a building after the outbreak of a mysterious virus which turns humans into bloodthirsty killers.
Pretty Bird

Pretty Bird

2008
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.

2007.

7 Movies
Stephanie Daley

Stephanie Daley

2007
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...
Michael Clayton

Michael Clayton

5.46
2007
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

Charlie Wilson's War

6.56
2007
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.
The Babysitters

The Babysitters

2007
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...
Rocket Science

Rocket Science

2007
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

A Mighty Heart

2007
Mariane Pearl's account of the terrifying and unforgettable story of her husband was the basis for Danny Pearl's life and death.
Awake

Awake

6.17
2007
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 ...

2006.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
Half Nelson

Half Nelson

7
2006
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...
TV
Brothers and Sisters

Brothers and Sisters

2006
The Walker family deals with struggles and successes.
TV
Justice

Justice

2006
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...

2005.

4 Movies
Angel Rodriguez

Angel Rodriguez

2005
A pregnant New York social worker tries to help a troubled teenager whose father kicked him out of his home.
Derailed

Derailed

3.5
2005
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.
Heights

Heights

2005
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

Once Upon A Mattress

2005
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...

2004.

2 Movies
Emma Goldman: An Exceedingly Dangerous Woman

Emma Goldman: An Exceedingly Dangerous Woman

2004
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...
Garden State

Garden State

3.9
2004
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...

2003.

1 Movie
21 Grams

21 Grams

5.88
2003
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...

2002.

1 TV show
TV
CSI: Miami

CSI: Miami

5.96
2002
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...

2001.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Law & Order: Criminal Intent

6.25
2001
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

The Anniversary Party

2001
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...

2000.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
The Acting Class

The Acting Class

2000
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...
TV
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

6.83
2000
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.
Hamlet

Hamlet

2000
To be or not to be, etc.

1999.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Sweet and Lowdown

Sweet and Lowdown

1
1999
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.
TV
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

6.06
1999
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...

1998.

1 Movie
River Red

River Red

1998
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...

1996.

1 Movie
St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day

1996
All of the expected drama ensues when an Irish family has a reunion near St Patrick's Day.

1990.

1 TV show
TV
Law & Order

Law & Order

5.83
1990
A murder is followed by a police investigation and prosecution.

1986.

1 TV show
TV
American Masters

American Masters

1986
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...

1951.

1 TV show
TV
Hallmark Hall of Fame

Hallmark Hall of Fame

8.33
1951
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...

Unknown Year.

2 Movies
Infinite Storm

Infinite Storm

A woman's journey for self-discovery turns into a harrowing tale of survival.
Butterfly in the Typewriter

Butterfly in the Typewriter

It was difficult for the author of A Confederacy of Dunces to get the book published.
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