Denis Patrick Seamus O'Hare January 16, 1962 (age 58)
Denis Patrick Seamus O'Hare (born January 16, 1962) is an American actor noted for his award winning performances in Take Me Outand Sweet Charity as well as the HBO television show True Blood. He is also known for his supporting roles in the films Charlie Wilson's War, Milk, and Changeling and Dallas Buyers Club, playing doctors in both. In 2011 he starred as Larry Harvey in the FX series American Horror Story's first season and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie. He returned to the show again in 2013, playing Spalding in American Horror Story: Coven.
Early life and education
Denis O'Hare was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, living in Southfield until he was 15, when his family moved to Wing Lake in Bloomfield Hills. His mother is a musician and he grew up playing the church organ.
As a teenager, O'Hare 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, O'Hare left Detroit for Chicago to study theatre at Northwestern University.
O'Hare won a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in Richard Greenberg's Take Me Out, where his character's lengthy monologues in which he slowly falls in love with the game of baseball were considered the main reason for his award. He won the 2005 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical for his role as Oscar Lindquist in the Broadway revival of Sweet Charity.
O'Hare is of Irish descent and holds an Irish passport.
O'Hare came out as gay while a student at Brother Rice High School (Michigan). O'Hare is married to Hugo Redwood and the couple have an adopted son.