• Born in Buffalo, New York State USA in 1947
• Most known for his portrayal of Dale Horvath in the horror thriller series “The Walking Dead”
• Net worth estimated at over $2 million
• Appeared in over 120 movies and TV series
• Has won 78 awards, and been nominated for 208 others, including a Golden Globe.

Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$1.6 Million
Date Of BirthApril 25, 1947
SpouseKerry Leah, Ann Sekjaer
FactIn addition to "The Shawshank Redemption" and "The Green Mile", he appeared in another movie by Stephen King: "Storm of the Century".

Who is Jeffrey DeMunn from “Walking Dead”?

Jeffrey DeMunn was born in Buffalo, New York State USA, on 25 April 1947 – his zodiac sign is Taurus and he holds American nationality. He is an actor, who is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Dale Horvath in the horror thriller series “The Walking Dead”, which has been airing since 2010 and stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus and Melissa McBride. The story follows Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes who, after waking up from a coma, has to captain the group of survivors in a world taken over by zombies – the series is a huge success, and has so far won 78 awards, and been nominated for 208 others, including a Golden Globe.

How rich is he?

As of September 2020, Jeffrey’s net worth has been estimated at over $2 million.

Early life, family and education

Jeffrey was raised in Buffalo an only child, by his father James DeMunn who was a theatre actor, and his mother Violet Paulus who was a housewife – his parents divorced when Jeffrey was nine, and James went on to marry the actress Betty Lutes DeMunn.

Jeffrey became interested in acting at a very early age, which is why his parents sent him to study at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in England not long after he completed his elementary education. After four years of playing soccer, practicing acting and his singing and dancing skills, Jeffrey returned to the US, and enrolled at the Union College in Schenectady in New York, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 1969.

Roles in plays

Jeffrey has been active on stage as much as on TV. He made his debut stage performance in 1972 ,when he played Edmund in the Shakespeare’s tragedy “King Lear”, and then Demetrius in Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.

In 1975 Jeffrey played Phil Murray, one of the lead characters in the play “Comedians”, and then starred in “A Prayer for My Daughter”, “Bent” and “Modigliani”. The year 1983 saw him play Taylor in the Patrick Meyer play “K2”, and he also played the title character in the play “Don Juan”. At New York City Center in 1986, Jeffrey portrayed Howard in “The Hands of Its Enemy”, and at Cort Theatre in 1987 he was The Dancer in “Sleight of Hand”.

He was praised for his portrayal of George Tesman in the Henrik Ibsen’s play “Hedda Gabler” in 1994, while some of his following performances were in “Greensboro: A Requiem” performed at the McCarter Theatre in 1996, “Gun-Shy” at Playwright’s Horizons Theatre in 1998, and Arthur Miller’s “The Price” performed at Royale Theatre in 2000.

Jeffrey appeared in more very popular plays, such as the Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” for which Thornton won a Pulitzer Prize for Drama, in Stephen Adly Guirgis’ “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot”, and then portrayed the lead character Donald Rumsfeld in David Hare’s “Stuff Happens”.

Three of Jeffrey’s most recent appearances in theatre plays have been in “Death of a Salesman” performed at the Old Globe Theatre in 2011, “A Family For All Occasions” at the Bank Street Theatre in 2013, and “A Great Wilderness” performed at Williamstown Theatre Festival in 2014.

Roles in movies

Jeffrey has appeared in over 120 movies and TV series, and we are about to mention some of his most notable appearances in this article.

He made his debut film appearance in 1978 as Vinnie in “The Last Tenant”, but he only gained recognition in 1980 when he portrayed Joe McCauley in the drama movie “Resurrection”, which follows a woman who finds out that she can heal people after nearly dying in a car accident which took her husband’s life.

Jeffrey Demunn

In the same year, Jeffrey appeared in several other movies, such as the crime thriller “The First Deadly Sin” which starred Frank Sinatra, and the biographical movie “I’m Dancing as Fast as I Can” which starred Jill Clayburgh. In 1981, he appeared as the District Attorney Burke in the movie “Word of Honor”, which saw the debut of popular actor John Malkovich, and some of the following movies Jeffrey appeared in were the science fiction horror “Warning Sign” in 1985, another science fiction horror “The Blob” in 1988, and the drama movie “Eyes of an Angel” which starred John Travolta.

Jeffrey had a chance to appear in one of the movies rated ‘best of all times’, “The Shawshank Redemption” in 1994, along with famous actor Morgan Freeman.

In 1995, he starred as Andrei Chikatilo in the film “Citizen X”, which follows Soviet Union detectives who are trying to capture a serial killer in the ‘80s. He appeared in his first comedy movie, “RocketMan” in 1997, and then played Dr. Ben Bronschweig in the science fiction thriller film “The X-Files”. The year 1999 saw him appear in another immensely popular movie – “The Green Mile” – in which he starred alongside Tom Hanks. Some of Jeffrey’s notable performances in the following years were in the romantic period drama “The Majestic” in 2001 which starred Jim Carrey, the period mystery movie “Hollywoodland” in 2006, and the dark comedy crime film “Burn After Reading” in 2008.

Three of Jeffrey’s most recent roles in movies have been portraying Bill in the 2014 comedy “Adult Beginners”, in the drama “Halfway” in 2016 which is Ben Caird’s directorial debut, and the biographical legal drama “Marshall” in 2017, in which he played Dr. Sayer.

Roles in TV series

Jeffrey made his debut TV series appearance in 1985, when he played Jerry Goff in the episode “G. Q.” of the serial police procedural series “Hill Street Blues”, and the following years saw him appear in single episodes of many series, such as the drama “The Twilight Zone”, the crime series “Spenser: For Hire”, and the comedy “Moonlighting”.

He gained recognition after portraying three characters in three episodes of the anthology series “American Playhouse”, while he was also praised for his portrayal of William Herndon in the mini-series “Lincoln” in 1988.

Jeffrey appeared as Professor Norman Rothenberg in eight episodes of the police procedural and legal drama “Law & Order”, and then guest starred in the episode “The Rainmaker” of the anthology series “TriBeCa” in 1993. His next notable performance was in the 1999 horror mini-series “Storm of the Century” in which he played Robbie Beals,  and from there, Jeffrey went on to appear in single episodes of many more series, including the medical drama “Gideon’s Crossing” in 2001, the crime series “Hack” in 2003 and the legal drama “Law & Order: Trial by Jury”.

Since 2016, Jeffrey has been playing Chuck Rhoades, Sr. in the drama “Billions”, while some of his other recent roles include as Max Brodkin in four episodes of the comedy series “Divorce”, and voicing Charlie in the episode “I Was a Teenage Cannibal Biker” of the adult animated comedy web series “Dallas & Robo”.


In 1978, Jeffrey won a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in “A Prayer for My Daughter”, and in 1983 he was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play for “K2”.

The year 1995 saw him win a CableACE Award for Supporting Actor in a Movie or Miniseries for “Citizen X”, and he won his next and so far final award in 2006 – a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance for “Stuff Happens”. Jeffrey has been nominated for three other awards: an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for “Citizen X”, a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for “The Green Mile” and a Craig Noel Award for Outstanding Featured Performance in a Play – Male for “Death of a Salesman”.

Love life and wife

Jeffrey met his non-celebrity ex-wife Anne Sekaer in 1970, when they were introduced by a mutual friend, and the two started dating several months later after meeting at a local café.

Jeffrey and Anne married in a private ceremony attended by their closest family on 7 October 1974, and not long after Anne gave birth to their son Kevin DeMunn, who has since become an actor, and is known for his roles in “The Majestic” in 2001, and the critically acclaimed TV series “Stranger Things” in 2016 – Jeffrey and Anne also have a daughter together named Heather.

They divorced in 1996 citing irreconcilable differences, and in 2001 Jeffrey married the non-celebrity Kerry Leah Bettenbender. The two have been together since – they don’t have children together, and there are no rumors nor controversies surrounding their marriage.

Hobbies and other interests

Jeffrey likes social media networks but believes he is perhaps too old to be bothering with opening accounts and uploading pictures onto them – he does have an Instagram account, but has uploaded only a single picture onto it.

Jeffrey Demunn

He doesn’t watch television but has Netflix.

Jeffrey is a philanthropist who has donated money for various causes, and has also done a lot of voluntary work – he is a lover of animals and has donated money to multiple animal shelters.

One of his main hobbies is travelling, and Jeffrey has been around the world since the launch of his acting career.

He has his own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Tom Hanks, Morgan Freeman and Meryl Streep, and some of his favorite movies are “Saving Private Ryan”, “Bruce Almighty” and “Kramer vs. Kramer”.

Age and height

Jeffrey’s age is 73. He has gray hair and brown eyes, his height is 5ft 9ins (1.75m) and he weighs around 150lbs (68kgs).

General Info

Full NameJeffrey DeMunn
Net Worth$1.6 Million
Date Of BirthApril 25, 1947
Height5ft 8in
ProfessionVoice Actor
EducationBristol Old Vic Theatre School, Union College


SpouseKerry Leah, Ann Sekjaer
ChildrenKevin DeMunn, Heather DeMunn
ParentsJames DeMunn, Violet Paulus


AwardsCableACE Award, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance
NominationsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Tony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Play, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie
MoviesThe Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, The Mist, The Majestic, The Blob, Citizen X, Shelter, The X-Files, Phenomenon, The Hitcher, Burn After Reading, Christmas Evil, Hollywoodland, RocketMan, Another Happy Day, Ragtime, Newsies, Barbarians at the Gate, Eyes of an Angel, Cayman Went, Empire Falls...
TV ShowsMob City, Storm of the Century, The Walking Dead, Lincoln

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1I think what helps me when I'm working on a play, any play, is the degree to which the writer has truly visualized, and then fulfilled, the vision of the world that he or she is creating.
2I have Netflix, but I don't watch television.


1Has twice played Harry Houdini: in "Ragtime" and "Young Harry Houdini".
2Played William Herndon in the miniseries "Lincoln" and then played Abraham Lincoln in "Persistence of Dreams".
3In addition to "The Shawshank Redemption" and "The Green Mile", he appeared in another movie by Stephen King: "Storm of the Century".
4Has one daughter, Heather.
5Graduated from Union College in 1969.
6Was nominated for Broadway's 1983 Tony Award as Best Actor (Play) for "K2".
7Has a son, Kevin DeMunn. They were both cast in The Majestic (2001) - Kevin played the Western Union Clerk in the second to last scene.
8Often appears in productions based on material by Stephen King.
9He is a favorite of director Frank Darabont, who has cast him in all of his movies to date.




A Tree a Rock a Cloud2016Short post-production
Cat Killer2016Short completedThe Vet
Divorce2016TV SeriesMax Brodkin
Billions2016TV SeriesChuck Rhoades, Sr Chuck Rhoades, Sr.
The Blacklist2015TV SeriesEarl King
The Moor2014ShortRichard
The Affair2014TV SeriesDr. Henry
Adult Beginners2014Bill
Mob City2013TV SeriesHal Morrison
The Good Wife2013TV SeriesChief Justice Virgil Ryvlan
Chicago Fire2012TV SeriesPeter
The Walking Dead2010-2012TV SeriesDale Horvath
Another Happy Day2011Lee
God in America2010TV SeriesJohn Hughes
6 Souls2010Dr. Harding
Around the Block2009ShortGeorge
Cayman Went2009Rodgers Bowman (as Jeff DeMunn)
Burn After Reading2008Cosmetic Surgeon
Law & Order1993-2008TV SeriesProfessor Norman Rothenberg
Cashmere Mafia2008TV SeriesHenry Gorham
The Mist2007Dan Miller
Hollywoodland2006Art Weissman
Covert One: The Hades Factor2006TV Mini-SeriesSteven Haldane
Empire Falls2005TV Mini-SeriesHorace
The Persistence of Dreams2005ShortAbraham Lincoln
Law & Order: Trial by Jury2005TV SeriesProfessor Norman Rothenberg
The West Wing2004TV SeriesKenneth Sean 'Ken' O'Neal
The Lucky Ones2003Simon
Hack2003TV SeriesVasily Yurchenko
Our Town2003TV MovieMr. Webb
Swimming Upstream2002Dr. Henry Berkson
ER2002TV SeriesTreatment Center Doctor
The Majestic2001Ernie Cole
The Practice2001TV SeriesAtty. Gordon Keene
American Experience2001TV Series documentaryReporter, Sylacauga News
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2000-2001TV SeriesCharlie Phillips
Gideon's Crossing2001TV SeriesDr. Tom Kagen
The Fugitive2000TV SeriesWill Alagash
D.C.2000TV Series
Noriega: God's Favorite2000TV MovieNuncio
The Green Mile1999Harry Terwilliger
Storm of the Century1999TV Mini-SeriesTown Manager Robbie Beals
Black Cat Run1998TV MovieBill Grissom
The X Files1998Bronschweig (as Jeffrey De Munn)
Harvest1998Jake Yates (as Jeffrey De Munn)
The Outer Limits1998TV SeriesDr. Adam Pike
Girls' Night1998Extra (uncredited)
A Christmas Memory1997TV MovieSeabone
Cracker: Mind Over Murder1997TV SeriesHenry Garner
RocketMan1997Paul Wick
Path to Paradise: The Untold Story of the World Trade Center Bombing.1997TV MovieRobert Brokaw
Night Sins1997TV MovieSAC Bruce Di Palma
Phenomenon1996Prof. John Ringold
Ebbie1995TV MovieJake Marley
Down Came a Blackbird1995TV MovieRob Rubenstein
Almost Golden: The Jessica Savitch Story1995TV MovieMel Korn
Killer: A Journal of Murder1995Sam Lesser
Hiroshima1995TV MovieJ. Robert Oppenheimer
Citizen X1995TV MovieAndrei Chikatilo
Safe Passage1994Doctor
The Shawshank Redemption19941946 D.A.
Betrayal of Trust1994TV MovieDick Shelton (as Jeff DeMunn)
Tribeca1993TV SeriesBen Baker
Barbarians at the Gate1993TV MovieH. John Greeniaus
Jonathan: The Boy Nobody Wanted1992TV MovieFrank Moore
Newsies1992Mayer Jacobs
Treacherous Crossing1992TV MovieDr. Johnston
Eyes of an Angel1991Georgie
The Haunted1991TV MovieJack Smurl
Crash: The Mystery of Flight 15011990TV MovieScott Cody
L.A. Law1990TV SeriesPeter Reynolds
By Dawn's Early Light1990TV MovieHarpoon
American Playhouse1988-1990TV SeriesPeter / George Pierce Baker / George
Dear John1989TV SeriesNeil Cramer
Blaze1989Eldon Tuck
Settle the Score1989TV MovieDr. Josh Longcrest
CBS Summer Playhouse1989TV SeriesNate Goodman
Peacemaker1989ShortDaniel Cooper
The Blob1988Sheriff Herb Geller
Lincoln1988TV Mini-SeriesWilliam Herndon
Windmills of the Gods1988TV Mini-SeriesRogers
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1987TV SeriesAdult Harry Houdini
Kojak: The Price of Justice1987TV MovieMarsucci (as Jeffrey De Munn)
Who Is Julia?1986TV MovieDr. David Matthews
American Masters1986TV Series documentaryEugene O'Neill
Moonlighting1986TV SeriesRoger Clements
Spenser: For Hire1986TV SeriesJacob Zaleski
The Hitcher1986Captain Esteridge
Doubletake1985TV MovieAndrew Lane
A Time to Live1985TV MovieLarry Weisman
The Twilight Zone1985TV SeriesBob Spindler (segment "Kentucky Rye")
Warning Sign1985Dr. Dan Fairchild (as Jeffrey De Munn)
Hill Street Blues1985TV SeriesJerry Goff
Windy City1984Bobby
When She Says No1984TV MovieBrian Garvey
Sessions1983TV MovieDr. Walter Hemmings
Enormous Changes at the Last Minute1983Ricardo
The Face of Rage1983TV MovieJeff Hammil
I Married Wyatt Earp1983TV MovieDoc Holliday (as Jeffrey De Munn)
O'Malley1983TV MovieCarl
A Midsummer Night's Dream1982TV MovieBottom
Frances1982Clifford Odets
I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can1982Doctor Roberts
Ragtime1981Houdini (as Jeff Demunn)
Word of Honor1981TV MovieDist. Atty. Burke (as Jeff DeMunn)
Christmas Evil1980Philip Stadling
The First Deadly Sin1980Sergeant Fernandez Correlli
King Crab1980TV MovieSam Campana
Sanctuary of Fear1979TV MovieWhitney Fowler
Mourning Becomes Electra1978TV Mini-SeriesAdam
The Last Tenant1978TV MovieVinnie


The Walking Dead: The Journey So Far2016TV Movie documentary special thanks
The Green Mile: Walking the Mile2014Video documentary special thanks
When Darkness Came: The Making of 'The Mist'2008Video documentary short special thanks
Hope Springs Eternal: A Look Back at 'The Shawshank Redemption'2004Video documentary short personal thanks


The Making of The Walking Dead2010Documentary shortDale
When Darkness Came: The Making of 'The Mist'2008Video documentary shortHimself
Miracles and Mystery: Creating 'The Green Mile'2006Video documentaryHimself
HBO First Look2001-2006TV Series documentaryArthur Weismann / Mayor Ernie Cole / Himself
The Impressionists2001TV Movie documentary voice
Scottsboro: An American Tragedy2000DocumentaryVoices (voice)
Crucible of Empire: The Spanish American War1999TV Movie documentaryRichard Harding Davis (voice, as Jeff DeMunn)
The Miracle of 'The Green Mile'1999TV Short documentaryHimself
The Trial of Adolf Eichmann1997TV Movie documentaryMoshe Beisky (voice)
The 47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1995TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special
Earth and the American Dream1992DocumentaryReader (voice)
The 37th Annual Tony Awards1983TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Play

Archive Footage

The Walking Dead: The Journey So Far2016TV Movie documentaryDale Horvath (uncredited)
The Green Mile: Walking the Mile2014Video documentaryHimself


Won Awards

1995CableACECableACE AwardsSupporting Actor in a Movie or MiniseriesCitizen X (1995)

Nominated Awards

2000ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Theatrical Motion PictureThe Green Mile (1999)
1999ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleThe Green Mile (1999)
1995Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a SpecialCitizen X (1995)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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