Denis O’Hare was born in Missouri, and grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, living in Southfield and Bloomfield Hills until he was 15. His mother is a musician and he grew up playing the church organ. As a teenager he 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. In 1980 he left Detroit for Chicago to study theatre at Northwestern University.
After a long and distinguished career in theater winning Tony Awards and Drama desk awards in the process, 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. In 2008, he has appeared as a guest star on several episodes of Brothers & Sisters. His feature film credits include The Anniversary Party, 21 Grams, Garden State, Derailed, Michael Clayton, A Mighty Heart, Half Nelson, Milk, Edge of Darkness and Charlie Wilson’s War.
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. Recently he has appeared in a recurring role as Judge Charles Abernathy on the television drama series The Good Wife.
Denis looks forward to seeing all his fans at both the Brisbane and Melbourne shows and will be appearing each Saturday 10.30am to 5.30pm and each Sunday 11am to 5pm for autograph* and photo* sessions as well as conducting at least one publically accessible Q&A panel during the course of each expo.
- Autograph ($30 each) and photograph ($40 each) fees apply
- Guest confirmed health and other commitments pending