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‘Step Brothers’ star Richard Jenkins on going bald

Richard Jenkins believes bald is gorgeous — and helpful to his profession.

“I used to be by no means a stud as they are saying,” the affable actor, 74, joked solely to Web page Six whereas selling his new film, “The People.”

“I used to be by no means actually a good-looking man, so I all the time sort of knew that I’d work extra the older I obtained, and that’s what occurred.”

Certainly, Jenkins’ profession, which started within the ’70s, didn’t actually take off till the early aughts when he performed deceased patriarch Nathaniel Fisher within the critically acclaimed HBO collection “Six Ft Underneath.”

Earlier than then, the Illinois native had spent years residing in Rhode Island, working with an area theater group and spending hours commuting to New York for fruitless auditions that might usually final seconds.

“I’d pray for a 15-minute audition,” he stated with fun, explaining that the prepare rides residence have been “depressing.”

“It’s only a horrible feeling,” Jenkins continued. “And the prepare rides! It stated 4 hours, but it surely was by no means 4 hours. It was 5. … It was brutal.”

Clockwise from top left: Richard Jenkins, Lauren Ambrose, Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall and Frances Conroy from 'Six Feet Under.'
Jenkins performed the useless household patriarch in “Six Ft Underneath.”

Interminable prepare rides are a distant previous now. The Oscar-nominated actor can at present be seen in Showtime’s “The People,” a display screen adaption of the Tony-winning drama by Stephen Karam.

The movie — which additionally options Amy Schumer, Beanie Feldstein, Steven Yeun, June Squibb and Jayne Houdyshell — follows a household over the course of a night as they collect to have a good time Thanksgiving in New York Metropolis. Naturally, as a result of it’s the vacation season and so they’re crammed in an house, tensions start to boil.

Richard Jenkins and Jayne Houdyshell in a scene from "The Humans."
Jenkins stars in “The People” alongside Jayne Houdyshell.

In fact, it’s not Jenkins’ first time portraying a dad. He’s remembered by many for his position as Dr. Robert Doback, John C. Reilly’s exasperated father in “Step Brothers.”

The 2008 film memorably ends with the entire characters attending the fictional Catalina Wine Mixer and Will Ferrell belting out a haunting model of “Por Ti Volare.”

John C. Reilly, Mary Steenburgen, Richard Jenkins and Will Ferrell in "Step Brothers."
Jenkins is acknowledged for his position in “Step Brothers.”

“They really have a Catalina Wine Mixer now after the film,” Jenkins exclaimed. “Sometime I’m going to go the f–king Catalina Wine Mixer, that’s what I’m going to do!”

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