Homeland star James Rebhorn is dead after a long battle with skin cancer. 

Rebhorn's wife Rebecca tells TMZ her husband has been battling melanoma since 1992 and he recently began receiving hospice care at his home in New Jersey. 

Rebhorn played Claire Danes' father in Showtime's series "Homeland." 

He also played the district attorney who sent Jerry, Elaine, George and Kramer to jail during the last episode of "Seinfeld." 

Rebhorn appeared on the big screen in many movies including "Independence Day," Meet the Parents" and "Scent of a Woman."  Rebhorn died Friday at the age of 65.

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