De Munn, Jeffrey 1947- (Jeff DeMunn)

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De Munn, Jeffrey 1947- (Jeff DeMunn)


Born April 25, 1947, in Buffalo, NY; son of James De Munn; married Ann Sekjaer, October 7, 1974; children: Heather, Kevin (an actor). Education: Union College, Schenectady, NY, B.A., 1969; trained for the stage at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, 1969-71.


Manager—Patty Woo, Seven Summits Pictures and Management, 8906 West Olympic Blvd., Ground Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.


Actor. O'Neill Playwrights Conference, Waterford, CT, actor, 1976-81; National Shakespeare Company, Flushing, NY, former member of company.

Awards, Honors:

Drama Desk Award nomination, outstanding featured actor in a play, 1978, for A Prayer for My Daughter; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best actor in a play, 1983, for K2; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding supporting actor in a miniseries or a special, and Annual CableACE Award, National Cable Television Association, both 1995, for Citizen X; Screen Actors Guild Award nomination (with others), outstanding performance by a cast in a theatrical motion picture, 2000, for The Green Mile; Drama Desk Award (with others), outstanding ensemble performance, 2006, for Stuff Happens.


Stage Appearances:

Escalus and apothecary, Romeo and Juliet, National Shakespeare Company, Queens College Theatre, Flushing, NY, then Jamestown, VA, 1972.

George Hastings, She Stoops to Conquer, National Shakespeare Company, Queens College Theatre, then Jamestown, 1972.

La ronde, Syracuse Stage, Syracuse, NY, 1974.

Iachimo, Cymbeline, Champlain Shakespeare Festival, Burlington, VT, 1975.

(Off-Broadway debut) Boyd, Augusta, Playwrights Horizon Theatre, Theatre De Lys (now Lucille Lortel Theatre), 1975.

(Broadway debut) Phil Murray, Comedians, Music Box Theatre, 1976-77.

Aaron Burr, Founding Father, Cubiculo Theatre, New York City, 1976.

The Tavern, Playwrights Horizon Theatre, 1976.

Jack, A Prayer for My Daughter, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, New York City, 1978.

Title role, Modigliani, Astor Place Theatre, New York City, 1979.

Horst, Bent, New Apollo Theatre, New York City, 1980.

Title role, "The Vagabond," and Savely, "The Witch," The Chekhov Sketchbook (double-bill), Harold Clurman Theatre, New York City, 1980.

Slimy, The Carmone Brothers Italian Food Products Corp.'s Annual Pasta Pageant, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1981.

Title role, Semmelweiss, Hartman Theatre Company, Stamford, CT, 1981.

Lenny Keller, Total Abandon, Perry Street Theatre, New York City, 1982.

Bottom, A Midsummer Night's Dream, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, New York City, 1982.

Taylor, K2, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1983.

Bernie Dodd, The Country Girl, Chelsea Playhouse, New York City, 1984.

Howard Bellman, The Hands of Its Enemy, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 1986.

Dancer/Geoffrey, Sleight of Hand, Cort Theatre, New York City, 1987.

Andrew, Spoils of War, Music Box Theatre, 1988.

Leonard, One Shoe Off, Second Stage Theatre Company, Anspacher Theatre, 1993.

Jorgen Tesman, Hedda Gabler, Roundabout Theatre Company, Criterion Center Stage Right Theatre, New York City, 1994.

Duncan, Gun-shy, Playwrights Horizon Theatre, 1998.

Victor Franz, The Price, Royale Theatre, New York City, 1999-2000.

Mr. Webb, Our Town, Westport Country Playhouse, Westport, CT, 2002, then Booth Theatre, New York City, 2002-2003.

Pablo Picasso, A Picasso, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Philadelphia, PA, 2003.

Judge, Calaphas the Elder, and St. Matthew, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Martinson Hall, Public Theatre, New York City, 2005.

Ashley Montana Goes Ashore in the Caicosor What Am I Doing Here?, Flea Theatre, New York City, 2005.

Donald Rumsfeld, Stuff Happens, Estelle R. Newman Theatre, Public Theatre, New York City, 2006.

Made London debut as Edmund, King Lear, National Theatre Company; also appeared in title role, Byron's Don Juan (solo show), State University of New York at Stonybrook; as Tom, The Glass Menagerie, American Stage Festival, Milford, NH; as Edmund, King Lear, National Shakespeare Company, Bristol, England; and in Midsummer, off-Broadway production.

Major Tours:

Edmund, King Lear, National Shakespeare Company, U.S. cities, 1972-73.

Demetrius, A Midsummer Night's Dream, National Shakespeare Company, U.S. cities, 1972-73.

Member of chorus, Antigone, National Shakespeare Company, U.S. cities, 1972-73.

Film Appearances:

Sergeant Fernandez Corelli, The First Deadly Sin, Filmways, 1980.

Joe McCauley, Resurrection, Universal, 1980.

Philip Stadling, You Better Watch Out (also known as Christmas Evil and Terror in Toyland), 1980.

Harry Houdini, Ragtime (also known as Love and Glory), Paramount, 1981.

Clifford Odets, Frances, Universal, 1982.

Dr. Roberts, I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can, Paramount, 1982.

Ricardo, Enormous Changes at the Last Minute (also known as Enormous Changes and Trumps), TeleCulture Films, 1983.

Bobby, Windy City, Warner Bros., 1984.

Dr. Dan Fairchild, Warning Sign, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1985.

Captain Esteridge, The Hitcher, TriStar, 1986.

Bobby Flynn, Betrayed, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1988.

Sheriff Herb Geller, The Blob, TriStar, 1988.

Eldon Tuck, Blaze, Buena Vista, 1989.

Georgie, Eyes of an Angel (also known as The Tender), 1991.

Mayer Jacobs, Newsies (also known as Newsboys), Buena Vista,1992.

1946 district attorney, The Shawshank Redemption, Sony Pictures Releasing, 1994.

Doctor, Safe Passage, New Line Cinema, 1994.

Professor John Ringold, Phenomenon, Buena Vista, 1996.

Sam Lesser, Killer: A Journal of Murder (also known as The Killer), Republic, 1996.

Brooks, Turbulence, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1997.

Paul Wick, Rocket Man (also known as RocketMan), Buena Vista, 1997.

Dr. Ben Bronschweig, The X-Files (also known as Aux frontieres du reel), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1998.

(Uncredited) Girls' Night, 1998.

Jake Yates, Harvest (also known as Cash Crop and A Desperate Season), Artisan Entertainment, 1999.

Harry Terwilliger, The Green Mile (also known as Stephen King's "The Green Mile"), Warner Bros., 1999.

Mayor Ernie Cole, The Majestic, Warner Bros., 2001.

Simon, The Lucky Ones, Universal, 2003.

Dr. Henry Berkson, Swimming Upstream, Media Entertainment, 2004.

Abraham Lincoln, The Persistence of Dreams (short film), Arrowhead Productions, 2005.

Art Weissman, Hollywoodland, Focus Features, 2006.

Television Appearances; Series:

Professor Norman Rothenberg, a recurring role, Law & Order, NBC, between 1993 and 2004.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Vinnie, The Last Tenant, ABC, 1978.

Sam Campana, King Crab, ABC, 1980.

(As Jeff DeMunn) Jim Burke, Word of Honor, CBS, 1981.

Jeff Hammill, The Face of Rage, ABC, 1983.

Doc Holliday, I Married Wyatt Earp, NBC, 1983.

Dr. Walter Hemmings, Sessions, ABC, 1983.

Brian Garvey, When She Says No, ABC, 1984.

Larry Weisman, A Time to Live, NBC, 1985.

Andrew Lane, Doubletake, CBS, 1985.

Dr. David Matthews, Who Is Julia?, CBS, 1986.

Harry Houdini as an adult, "Young Harry Houdini," Disney Sunday Movie, ABC, 1987.

Vincent Marsucci, Kojak: The Price of Justice (also known as Kojak: The Investigation), CBS, 1987.

Dr. Josh Longstreet, Settle the Score, 1989.

Nate Goodman, "Elysian Fields," CBS Summer Playhouse, CBS, 1989.

Harpoon, By Dawn's Early Light (also known as Red Alert), 1990.

Scott Cody, Crash: The Mystery of Flight 1501 (also known as Aftermath and Aftermath: The Fate of Flight 1501), 1990.

Peter, Sensibility and Sense, 1990.

Jack Smurl, The Haunted, 1991.

Dr. Eric Johnston, Treacherous Crossing, 1992.

Frank Moore, Jonathan: The Boy Nobody Wanted, 1992.

H. John Greeniaus, Barbarians at the Gate, 1993.

(As Jeff De Munn) Dick Shelton, Betrayal of Trust (also known as Under the Influence), 1994.

Andrei Chikatilo, Citizen X, HBO, 1995.

Mel Korn, Almost Golden: The Jessica Savitch Story (also known as Almost Golden), 1995.

Jake Marley, Ebbie, 1995.

J. Robert Oppenheimer, Hiroshima, 1995.

Rob Rubenstein, Down Came a Blackbird (also known as Ramirez), 1995.

Robert Brokaw, Path to Paradise: The Untold Story of the World Trade Center Bombing (also known as Path to Paradise), 1997.

Seabone, A Christmas Memory (also known as Truman Capote's "A Christmas Memory"), 1997.

Bill Grissom, Black Cat Run, 1998.

Papal nuncio, Noriega: God's Favorite, 2000.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Adam Brant, "Mourning Becomes Electra," PBS, 1978.

Stanton Rogers, Windmills of the Gods (also known as Sidney Sheldon's "Windmills of the Gods"), CBS, 1988.

William Herndon, Lincoln (also known as Gore Vidal's "Lincoln"), NBC, 1988.

SAC Bruce Di Palma, Night Sins, 1997.

Samuel Parsons/Dr. James Thatcher, LIBERTY! The American Revolution, 1997.

Robbie Beals, Storm of the Century (also known as Stephen King's "Storm of the Century" and La tempete du siecle), 1999.

Horace, Empire Falls, HBO, 2005.

Steven Haldane, Covert One: The Hades Factor (also known as Robert Ludlum's "Covert One: The Hades Factor"), CBS, 2006.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Bottom, A Midsummer Night's Dream, 1982.

"Keeping On," American Playhouse, PBS, 1983.

Brentley Mallard, "The Joy that Kills," American Playhouse, PBS, 1985.

George Pierce Baker, "Journey into Genius," American Playhouse, PBS, 1988.

George Kern, "Pigeon Feathers," American Playhouse, PBS, 1988.

Daniel Cooper, Peacemaker, PBS, 1991.

Reader, Earth and the American Dream, HBO, 1992.

Voices of Martin Foldi and Moshe Beisky, The Trial of Adolf Eichmann, PBS, 1997.

Voice of Richard Harding Davis, Crucible of Empire: The Spanish-American War, PBS, 1999.

Mr. Webb, Our Town, Showtime, 2003.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Whitney Fowler, Sanctuary of Fear (also known as Father Brown, Detective, Girl in the Park, and Sanctuary of Death), NBC, 1979.

Carl, O'Malley, NBC, 1980.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Jerry Goff, "G.Q.," Hill Street Blues, 1985.

Bob Spindler, "Kentucky Rye," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1985.

Roger Clements, "Funeral for a Door Nail," Moonlighting, ABC, 1986.

Jacob Zelesky, "In a Safe Place," Spenser: For Hire, 1986.

Peter Reynolds, "Bang … Zoom … Zap," L.A. Law, 1990.

Ben Baker, "The Rainmaker," Tribeca, 1993.

Patron, "An American Dream," Cracker (also known as Cracker: Mind Over Murder and Fitz), 1997.

Dr. Adam Pike, "Fear Itself," The Outer Limits (also known as The New Outer Limits), 1998.

Will Alagash, "Miles to Go," The Fugitive, 2000.

Mr. Scott, "Truth," D.C., 2000.

Chief Assistant District Attorney Charlie Phillips, "Baby Killer," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU and Special Victims Unit), NBC, 2000.

Chief Assistant District Attorney Charlie Phillips, "Countdown," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU and Special Victims Unit), NBC, 2001.

Dr. Thomas "Tom" Kagen, "Dr. Cherry Must Be Stopped," Gideon's Crossing, ABC, 2001.

Attorney Gordon Keene, "Honor Code," The Practice, ABC, 2001.

Treatment center doctor, "Next of Kin," ER, NBC, 2002.

Vasily Yurchenko, "Gone," Hack, CBS, 2003.

Kenneth Sean "Ken" O'Neal, "An Khe," The West Wing, NBC, 2004.

Professor Norman Rothenberg, "Truth or Consequences," Law & Order: Trial by Jury, NBC, 2005.

Appeared as Neil in an episode of Dear John.


Audio Books; Narrator:

Nothing like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad, 1863-1869, by Stephen E. Ambrose, Simon & Schuster, 2000.

The Wild Blue: The Men and Boys Who Flew the B-24s over Germany, by Stephen E. Ambrose, Recorded Books, 2001.

Dreamcatcher, by Stephen King, Simon & Schuster, 2001.

The Colorado Kid, by Stephen King, Recorded Books, 2005.


Miracles and Mystery: Creating "The Green Mile," Warner Home Video, 2006.

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