“That Guy” Actor of the Day: Richard Jenkins

In case you aren’t aware, a “that guy” actor is someone whose face you always recognize yet you can’t always place their name.  In fact, it’s rare that you’ll ever remember their name.  Today’s “that guy” actor is Richard Jenkins.  I’ve been watching Jenkins since he played the father in Little Nikita, an 80s film that starred River Phoenix and Sidney Poitier.   It’s really in recent years that Jenkins has picked up his profile in Hollywood.

If you don’t remember him from the 80s or 90s then you’re sure to remember him from the movie Step Brothers where he played Dr. Robert Dobak.  And if you don’t remember him from Step Brothers you might remember him as the older bachelor Coakley in Hall Pass.   His body of work extends way beyond this to include theater but for those newer generation people I thought these references would make sense.

Currently he plays Steven Frost on the TV Series Berlin Station.   Jenkins is a versatile actor who does comedy well, and serious well.  I feel like he’s almost the “go-to” 50’s, 60’s actor in comedy movies when they can’t necessarily get a huge star on set.  And this isn’t at all my way of talking down about Jenkins.  I happen to think he’s awesome.

Jenkins is closing in on 70 years young but isn’t showing any signs of slowing down whatsoever.  In honor of Jenkins might I share this lovely clip of him in Step Brothers.

Save



Add Comment

Green Hornet
Here’s What We Expect from Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet Series
What We’re Hoping to See from The New Splinter Cell Anime Series
What We Know about Spongebob Spinoff Kamp Koral So Far
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Celebrity Call Center
How Certain Monsters or Predators in Movies Aren’t Even The Villain
What We Learned From The “Batman: Death in the Family” Trailer
The Reason Why Deadpool 3 is Taking So Long to Make
Matrix 4
Do You Believe This New Matrix 4 Theory that Neo Travels in Time
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Owen Teale
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Maximilian Mundt
Who Was The “Hollywood Hustler” Scotty Bowers?
Remembering Wilford Brimley: Iconic Actor Died at 85
Five Superheroes That Would Make Terrifying Villains
The Time That Darkseid Actually Worked for McDonald’s
Gary Larson Brings Back Far Side Comic For First Time in Over 25 Years
Why Angry Korg is Extremely Underrated
The Top Ten Dueling Monsters In Yu-Gi-Oh!
The Top Five Yu-Gi-Oh! Villains
Vinland Saga
Why You Should Be Watching Vinland Saga
Super Anime
Check Out Mario & Luigi: Super Anime Brothers
Video Game Violence Officially Doesn’t Correlate with Real Life Violence
Here’s A Good Idea For The Last Of Us Part 3
Babish Recreates the Famous Sweetrolls from Skyrim
Dorkly Explains Why Video Game Characters Eat Bad Meat