Denis O’Hare, American Horror Story Denis O’Hare, American Horror Story

Cheers to Denis O'Hare for his scorching turn on American Horror Story.

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True Blood's ex-vampire king has scared up another juicy role as vengeful burn victim Larry Harvey on FX's certifiably insane shocker. In this week's episode, we learned the true origins of Larry's scars — bitter stepson Tate (Evan Peters) set him ablaze. Larry also falsely confessed to killing the boy-toy of ex-wife Constance (Jessica Lange), who murdered her previous husband (Eric Close) and his mistress.

Confused yet? Somehow, Tony winner O'Hare grounds AHS' outlandish plot twists in a genuinely emotional reality. In the process, he joins Boardwalk Empire's Jack Huston and Breaking Bad's Giancarlo Esposito as one of TV's most three-dimensional two-faced killers. Just don't get on their bad sides!

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