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Denis O'Hare

Denis O'Hare
Born Denis Patrick Seamus O'Hare[1]
(1962-01-17) January 17, 1962
Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
Alma mater Northwestern University School of Communication
  • Actor
  • singer
  • author
Years active 1982–present
Spouse(s) Hugo Redwood (m. 2011)
Children 1
Website .comdenisohare

Denis Patrick Seamus O'Hare (born January 17, 1962) is an American actor noted for his award-winning performances in the plays Take Me Out and Sweet Charity, as well as portraying the vampire 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, he latter for which he earned a second Primetime Emmy Award nomination, and then again in American Horror Story: Hotel as Liz Taylor .


  • Early life 1
  • Career 2
  • Personal life 3
  • Filmography 4
  • Awards 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Early life

O'Hare was born in

External links

  1. ^ "The Pluck of the Irish". Theatermania. 
  2. ^ a b "Margaret Karene (Kennedy) O'Hare". Daily Press. October 12, 2008. 
  3. ^ Chris Azzopardi (November 20, 2008). "The 'Milk' Man". Pride Source. Retrieved February 20, 2010. 
  4. ^ Marcus Sanford (June 25, 2007). "Hey There, Hi There, O'Hare! Alone Time With Out, Tony Award-Winning Actor Denis O'Hare". Queer Sighted. Retrieved February 20, 2010. 
  5. ^ "A Talk With Denis O'Hare - Take Me Out's Mason Marzac", a CurtainUp interview
  6. ^ Julie Yolles (January 10, 2008). "Staging a Coup". Hour Detroit. Retrieved February 20, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Notable Alumni". School of Communication, Northwestern University. 
  8. ^ "The Anniversary Party (2001)". Internet Movie Database. 
  9. ^ Denis O'Hare Drops Some Hints About True Blood Season 3
  10. ^ "Denis O'Hare, Star File: Buzz". 2003-02-22. Retrieved 2007-11-05. 
  11. ^ True Blood' star weds gay partner"'".  
  12. ^ "True Blood Star Denis O'Hare, Husband Hugo Redwood Planning to Adopt!". US Magazine. 2012-09-27. Retrieved 2013-12-13. 


See also



O'Hare came out as gay while a student at Brother Rice High School (Michigan).[10] O'Hare has been married to Hugo Redwood since July 28, 2011,[11] and the couple have an adopted son, Declan.[12]

Personal life

In 2012, O'Hare starred alongside Amy Adams and Donna Murphy as the Baker in Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods at The Public Theater. The production played at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park, NYC from July 23 to September 1, 2012. In 2013, O'Hare returned to American Horror Story for its third season, American Horror Story: Coven, where he portrayed Spalding, the house butler. O'Hare portrayed con artist, Stanley on the fourth season of the series, American Horror Story: Freak Show. In 2015, O'Hare portrays a hotel worker, Liz Taylor on the fifth season of the series, American Horror Story: Hotel.

In 2010, O'Hare joined the cast of HBO's True Blood in its third season as Russell Edgington, the vampire king of Mississippi who is 2,800 years old.[9] In 2011, he appeared in the film The Eagle as a Roman officer named Lutorius. Recently he has appeared in a recurring role as Judge Charles Abernathy on the television drama series The Good Wife. O'Hare also co-starred as Larry Harvey in FX's first season of American Horror Story, Murder House.

In 2008, he appeared as a guest star on several episodes of Brothers & Sisters. His feature film credits include The Anniversary Party,[8] 21 Grams, Garden State, Derailed, Michael Clayton, A Mighty Heart, Half Nelson, Milk, Edge of Darkness, Charlie Wilson's War and Changeling. In 2009, O'Hare portrayed Phillip Steele (an amalgam character based on Quentin Crisp's friends Phillip Ward and Tom Steele) in a television biopic on Crisp entitled An Englishman in New York. The same year he played therapist Dr. David Worth in the series Bored to Death (episode 1.3).

In 2003 O'Hare played a doctor in 21 Grams. In 2004 he played Charles J. Guiteau in the Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim's Assassins, for which he was nominated for the Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical Tony Award. He lost to co-star Michael Cerveris who played John Wilkes Booth. Before appearing in those shows, he appeared on Broadway in the 1998 revival of Cabaret, in which he played Ernst Ludwig onstage and the clarinet in the show's orchestra, the Kit Kat Band. O'Hare was featured in the Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation of Saint Maybe. He has appeared as a guest star on several episodes of Law & Order and its spin-offs, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

O'Hare won a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in Richard Greenberg's Take Me Out, where his character's lengthy monologues in which he slowly falls in love with the game of baseball were considered the main reason for his award. He won the 2005 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical for his role as Oscar Lindquist in the Broadway revival of Sweet Charity.

O'Hare discussing his role in Milk and the film's subject


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.[6] In 1980, O'Hare left Detroit for Chicago to study theatre at Northwestern University.[7]

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