Denis O'Hare 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 "True Blood", films as "Charlie Wilson's War", "Milk", "Changeling" and "Dallas Buyers Club", and five seasons of "American Horror Story".
Born in Kansas City, Missouri Denis grew up in the suburbs of Detroit. His mother was a musician and he grew up playing the church organ and was in his school's choir. In 1980, he left Detroit for Chicago to study theatre at Northwestern University. Denis went on to appear 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. He then 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 also 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", while in 2012, he starred alongside Amy Adams and Donna Murphy as The Baker in Stephen Sondheim's "Into the Woods" at The Public Theater.
Denis has guest starred in many TV shows, including "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles", "Law & Order", "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation", "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit", "Brothers & Sisters", "CSI: Miami", "Bored to Death" and more. His feature film credits include "The Anniversary Party", "21 Grams", "Garden State", "Derailed", "Michael Clayton", "A Mighty Heart", "Half Nelson", "Milk", "Edge of Darkness", "Charlie Wilson's War", "Changeling", and "An Englishman in New York".
In 2010, Denis joined the cast of HBO's "True Blood" in its third season as Russell Edgington, the vampire king of Mississippi. In 2011, he appeared in the film "The Eagle" as the Roman officer Lutorius. Recently he has appeared in a recurring role as Judge Charles Abernathy on the television drama series "The Good Wife". He also co-starred as Larry Harvey in FX's first season of "American Horror Story: Murder House". This was the beginning of his appearances on the hit anthology horror show. He's also co-starred as Spalding in the third season, "American Horror Story: Coven", con artist Stanley on the fourth season, "American Horror Story: Freak Show", transgender hotel worker, Liz Taylor on the fifth season, "American Horror Story: Hotel", and most recently Dr. Elias Cunningham on the sixth season, "American Horror Story: Roanoke".
Denis has been married to designer Hugo Redwood since July 28, 2011, and the couple have an adopted son, Declan.
The Good Wife, Judge Charles Abernathy
True Blood, Russell Edgington
American Horror Story: Murder House, Larry Harvey
American Horror Story: Coven, Spalding
American Horror Story: Freak Show, Stanley
American Horror Story: Hotel, Liz Taylor
American Horror Story: Roanoke, Dr. Elias Cunningham
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