Fast Facts

  • Appeared in a memorable 1993 Subaru commercial, which led to David O. Russell casting him in Spanking the Monkey.
  • Made his big-screen breakthrough by playing Cpl. Upham in 1998's Saving Private Ryan. 
  • Was given the role of Bill Henson in Dogville after he wrote a letter to Lars von Trier requesting permission to watch him direct.
  • Lost 35 pounds in preparation for his role in Rescue Dawn.


  • 1998, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1995, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Debut Performance: Nominee


  • Mel Boring — Father
  • Zachary Boring — Half Brother
  • Carol Boring — Stepmother
  • Josh Boring — Brother
  • Katy Boring — Half Sister


  • American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Pasadena, California, United States

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  • Birth Name: Jeremy Boring
  • Birth Place: Traverse City, Michigan, United States
  • Profession: Actor

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