Anthony Zerbe Biography

Birthday: 1936-05-20
Place of Birth: Long Beach, California USA
Height: 5' 10" (1.78 m)
Wiki Biography: Hailing from Long Beach, California, talented character actor Anthony Zerbe has kept busy in Hollywood and on stage since the late 1960s, often playing villainous or untrustworthy characters, with his narrow gaze and unsettling smirk. Zerbe was born May 20, 1936 in Long Beach, and served a stint in the United States Air Force before heading off to New York to study drama under noted acting coach Stella Adler. He made his screen debut as Dutchie, one of Charlton Heston's fellow cowhands in the western Will Penny (1968), played a miner in The Molly Maguires (1970), was a post-apocalyptic, lunatic messiah in The Omega Man (1971), hustled a naive Paul Newman in The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972), played a leper colony leader in Papillon (1973) and a former lawman gone bad in Rooster Cogburn (1975). Zerbe also starred alongside David Janssen in the television series "Harry O" (1973) as the urbane, nattily dressed Lieutenant K.C. Trench, Janssen's sometime nemesis, for which he picked up an Emmy Award. Definitely in strong demand for sinister roles, Zerbe played a crazed scientist in the corny KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park (1978) (TV), was an arrogant father in The Dead Zone (1983), made a great General Ulysses S. Grant in "North and South, Book II" (1986), starred in the military drama Opposing Force (1986) and suffered a grisly demise in an airlock full of money in the James Bond thriller Licence to Kill (1989). Most recently, Zerbe has been seen as Councillor Hamann in The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and The Matrix Revolutions (2003). In addition to his extensive television and film appearances, Zerbe has appeared in Broadway productions including "The Little Foxes", "Terra Nova" and "Solomon's Child". He was in residence for five summer seasons at The Old Globe Theatre playing several key Shakespearean characters to strong critical acclaim. He has also held residencies at the Theatre of the Living Arts in Philadelphia, the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., and the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston. In 2003, he toured across several states with Roscoe Lee Browne in their production of "Behind the Broken Words", a performance of 20th-century poetry, comedy and drama.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Harry O Lt. Trench / ... 1973 - 1976
The Red Hand Gang 1977 Adventure
Centennial Mervin Wendell 1978 - 1979 Action
The Young Riders Teaspoon Hunter 1989 Romance
The Dead Zone Roger Stuart 2007 Sci Fi
Touch 2013 Drama
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Will Penny 1968 Romance
The Molly Maguires 1970 0
Molly Maguires 1970 Drama, History
They call me MISTER Tibbs 1970 Crime, Drama, Mystery
The Omega Man Matthias 1971 Game Show, 0, 0, Sport
Papillon Toussaint 1973 Comedy
The Laughing Policeman 1974 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Rooster Cogburn 1975
Who'll Stop the Rain Antheil 1978
Child of Glass 1978 Drama, Family, Fantasy
KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park 1978 Fantasy, Horror, Music
The First Deadly Sin 1980 Thriller
A Question of Honor 1982 Crime, Drama, Action
The Dead Zone Roger Stuart 1983 Reality Tv, Sport, Game Show, 0
Dead Zone Roger Stuart 1983 Horror, Thriller
Opposing Force Becker 1986 Action, Drama, Thriller
Steel Dawn 1987 0, Sport
P.I. Private Investigations Charles Bradley, Joey's Father 1987 Crime, Thriller
Listen to Me Senator McKellar 1989 Biography
See No Evil, Hear No Evil 1989 Action, Comedy, Crime
Licence to Kill Milton Krest 1989 Action, Adventure, Crime
Touch Father Donahue 1997 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Asteroid 1997 Action, Sci Fi, Thriller
Star Trek: Insurrection 1998 Sport, 0, Game Show
Veritas, Prince of Truth Porterfield 2007 0, 0
Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks Mr. Crumwald 2014 Comedy, Drama
Confession Ash 2016 Thriller