Fast Facts

  • Began acting as a member of the Mountebanks, the oldest student theater group in the U.S.
  • In college, planned to be an engineer.
  • Was a member of the National Shakespeare Company and did summer seasons at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center.
  • Actually voiced O'Neill in the 1983 PBS documentary A Glory of Ghosts.
  • Made his Broadway debut in 1976 in Comedians.
  • Has appeared in a number of projects for writer-director Frank Darabont, who considers him a "good-luck charm."
  • One of his most thrilling acting moments was his scene with James Cagney in 1981's Ragtime.
  • Won a Cable ACE Award for his performance in HBO's Citizen X (1995).


  • 1995, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Special: Nominee
  • 1983, Tony — Actor (Play): Nominee
  • 1999, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee


  • Kevin DeMunn — Son
  • Violet Paulus DeMunn — Mother
  • James DeMunn — Father
  • Ann Sekjaer — Wife
  • Betty Lutes DeMunn — Stepmother
  • Heather DeMunn — Daughter


  • Union College, Schenectady, NY (BA in English, 1969); attended Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Bristol, England

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  • Birth Place: Buffalo, NY
  • Profession: Actor

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