awards & nominations

Olive Kitteridge (2014)

Richard Jenkins as "Henry Kitteridge"

Oscar-winner Frances McDormand ("Fargo") and Oscar-nominee Richard Jenkins ("The Visitor") star in the four-part drama "Olive Kitteridge," adapted from Elizabeth Strout's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, which spans 25 years. Outspoken middle school teacher Olive has a complex relationship with husband Henry, a good-hearted, selfless pharmacist. She is very critical, and he finds her harsh and hurtful, yet each has traits the other adores, but their son, Christopher, resents her behavior and hates his dad being a victim. The program depicts life in a coastal town and the affects of mental illness.

Emmy (Primetime) (2015)WonOutstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

The Visitor (2007)

Richard Jenkins as "Walter Vale"

When professor Walter Vale (Richard Jenkins) travels to New York for a lecture, he's stunned to find illegal immigrants Tarek (Haaz Sleiman) and Zainab (Danai Gurira) living in his apartment. It comes out that it was rented to them by a swindler, and Vale feels sufficiently sorry for them that he invites them to stay. They get on well until Tarek is accused of jumping a subway turnstile and lands in a detention center. He risks being deported, and Vale does everything he can to prevent it.

Academy Award (2008)NominatedActor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Six Feet Under (2001)

Richard Jenkins as "Nathaniel Fisher Sr."

Laced with irony and dark situational humor, the show approaches the subject of death through the eyes of the Fisher family, who owns and operates a funeral home in Los Angeles. Peter Krause stars as Nate, who reluctantly becomes a partner in the funeral home after his father's death.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2003)WonOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series