Richard Jenkins is an American actor who was born on May 3, 1947, in DeKalb, Illinois. He earned a degree in drama from Illinois Wesleyan University and got his start in acting as a theatre actor in 1974. His work in the theatre landed him his first movie…more
In 2015, Richard won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie playing Henry Kitteridge on Olive Kitteridge.
Richard is the son of Dale Stevens and M. Elizabeth Wheeler.
Richard is six feet and an inch tall.
(In response to his first starring film role in "The Visitor" (2008))
Jenkins: I would say 'I'll go back to my trailer now,' and they'd say, 'No, no, you're in the next scene'. It's one of those things that I didn't know if I would ever get an opportunity to try. I've been waiting my entire professional life for this experience.