Denis O'Hare

Denis O'Hare (born January 16, 1962) is an American actor noted for his award winning performances in Take Me Out and 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, Changeling and Milk. In 2011 he starred as Larry Harvey in the FX series American Horror Story. Denis O'Hare was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, living in Southfield and Bloomfield Hills until he was 15, when his family moved to Wing Lake. His mother is a musician and he grew up playing the church organ. As a teenager, he 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 he left Detroit for Chicago to study theatre at Northwestern University. O'Hare is Irish American and holds an Irish passport. He came out as gay during high school.


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