Wittenberg alumnus and prominent actor James Rebhorn '70 died on Friday, March 21, 2014. He was 65.
Called an “American character actor adept at play[ing] clever villains, domineering dads and corrupt politicos,” Rebhorn took his Wittenberg education to screens around the globe in a career spanning more than four decades.
"The Wittenberg community is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of its most distinguished alumni, and we extend our condolences to his family and friends," President Laurie M. Joyner said.
Starring as the secretary of defense in Independence Day (1996), Rebhorn has appeared in more than 100 films and television series, including My Cousin Vinny, Scent of a Woman, The Game, Meet the Parents, The Practice, Third Watch and White Collar. One of only 115 individuals invited to join the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences in 2007, Rebhorn, who earned his M.F.A. from Columbia University, is also a member of the Ensemble Studio Theatre.
Learn more about Rebhorn from his 2009 interview with Wittenberg University.