Anthony Zerbe

Mostly Credited As: Anthony Zerbe
Birth Name: Anthony Jared Zerbe
Date Of Birth: May 20, 1936 (Age 80)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Long Beach, California
Height: 5' 10" (1.77 m)

Anthony Zerbe

Anthony was born on May 20, 1936 in Long Beach, CA. Early on he disdained the "surfer" mentality of his California boyhood friends, Anthony chose to head to New York to become an actor. He studied with Stella Adler and worked off-Broadway before achieving success in the mid-'60s. He made his film debut in 1967's Will Penny, after which he settled into a series of sharkish, saturnine villainous portrayals. An adherent of EST training, Anthony preferred to work with people who allowed him "space" to develop a characterization; one such person was David Janssen, with whom Anthony appeared on the mid-'70s TV series Harry O (in which he won an Emmy award for his portrayal of Lieutenant Trench). Active on-stage and in films and television into the 1990s, Anthony has contributed some unforgettable acting moments to the big screen, notably as the shadow-enshrouded leper in 1971's Papillon and the "blowed up real good" secondary villain in the 1989 James Bond opus License to Kill.

Anthony currently focuses on his stage work, and resides with his wife in CA.

Movie Credits

Veritas, Prince of Truth (2006) - Porterfield
The Matrix Revolutions (2003) - Councillor Hamann
The Matrix Reloaded (2003) - Councillor Hamann
True Crime (1999) - Henry Lowenstein
Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) - Vice-Admiral Dougherty
Touch (1997) - Father Donahue
Licence to Kill (1989) - Milton Krest
See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989) - Sutherland
Listen to Me (1989) - Senator McKellar
Opposing Force (1986) - Becker
The Dead Zone (1983) - Roger Stuart
The First Deadly Sin (1980) - Captain Broughton
KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park (1978) (TV) - Abner Devereaux
Who'll Stop the Rain (1978) - Antheil
The Omega Man (1971) - Matthias
They Call Me MISTER Tibbs! (1970) - Rice Weedon
The Liberation of L.B. Jones (1970) - Willie Joe Worth
The Molly Maguires (1970) - Tom Dougherty
Cool Hand Luke (1967) - Dog Boy

... and many more.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
The Young Riders (1989)As: Teaspoon Hunter
Dream West (1986)As: Bill Williams
A.D. (1985)As: Pontius Pilate
North and South (US) (1985)As: Ulysses S. Grant (Book 2)
Harry O (1974)As: Lt. K.C. Trench
Episode Cast Credits 

Judging Amy (1999) 
  Accountability 06x01: (Sep/28/2004) As Judge Henry Sobel 

Century City (2004) 
  The Face is Familiar (Pilot) 01x01: (Mar/16/2004) As T.J. Petowski 

Frasier (1993) 
  Rdwrer 07x12: (Jan/06/2000) As Clifford 

Total Recall 2070 (1999) 
  Paranoid 01x15: (Apr/20/1999) As Tyler Hume 
  Brightness Falls 01x12: (Mar/30/1999) As Tyler Hume 

Walker, Texas Ranger (1993) 
  Break In 04x14: (Jan/20/1996) As Joey Galloway 

Tales from the Crypt (1989) (1989) 
  Revenge Is the Nuts 06x05: (Nov/16/1994) As Grunwald 

Jack's Place (1992) 
  Watch Me Pull A Dream Out Of My Hat 02x02: (Jan/14/1993) As Edward Napier 

Columbo (1971) 
  Columbo Goes to the Guillotine 08x01: (Feb/06/1989) As Max Dyson 

The Equalizer (1985) 
  The Mystery of Manon (2) 03x17: (Feb/24/1988) As Phillipe Marcel 
  The Mystery of Manon (1) 03x16: (Feb/17/1988) As Phillipe Marcel 
  Memories of Manon (2) 02x16: (Feb/11/1987) As Phillipe Marcel 
  Memories of Manon (1) 02x15: (Feb/04/1987) As Phillipe Marcel 

Highway to Heaven (1984) 
  The Devil and Jonathan Smith 02x05: (Oct/30/1985) As Jabez Stone 

Little House on the Prairie (1974) (1974) 
  The Wild Boy (2) 09x07: (Nov/08/1982) As Doctor Joshua McQueen 
  The Wild Boy (1) 09x06: (Nov/01/1982) As Doctor Joshua McQueen 

Nurse (1981) 
  Strike 02x15: (Mar/18/1982) As Sam Mancuso 
  On the Line 02x14: (Mar/11/1982) As Sam Mancuso 

How the West Was Won (1978) 
  Season 1, Episode 3 01x03: (Mar/05/1978) As Martin Gray 
  Season 1, Episode 2 01x02: (Feb/26/1978) As Martin Gray 
  Season 1, Episode 1 01x01: (Feb/19/1978) As Martin Gray 

The Rockford Files (1974) (1974) 
  The Gang at Don's Drive-In 04x15: (Jan/13/1978) As Jack Skowran 

Hallmark Hall Of Fame (1951) 
  The Court-Martial of George Armstrong Custer 27x02: (Dec/01/1977) As guest star 

The Emmy Awards (1949) 
  The 28th Annual Emmy Awards 28x01: (May/17/1976) As Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (for 'Harry O') 

Mannix (1967) 
  A Word Called Courage 08x13: (Jan/05/1975) As Quint 
  All the Dead Were Strangers 07x13: (Dec/16/1973) As Little Ned 
  Cry Silence 06x02: (Sep/24/1972) As James Conway 
  Death in a Minor Key 02x18: (Feb/08/1969) As Chief Finlay, [Special Guest Stars]

Paper Moon (1974) 
  Day Off 01x13: (Dec/19/1974) As Teacher 

Kung Fu (1972) 
  The Predators 03x05: (Oct/05/1974) As Rafe 
  The Hoots 02x10: (Dec/13/1973) As Paul Klempt 

The Rookies (1972) 
  Death Watch 02x23: (Mar/18/1974) As Ralph Sneed 

Hawaii Five-O (1968) (1968) 
  Mother's Deadly Helper 06x22: (Feb/12/1974) As Cord McKenzie/Lester Smith 

The F.B.I. (1965) 
  Rules of the Game 09x08: (Nov/18/1973) As Brimmer 

Cannon (1971) 
  The Limping Man 03x10: (Nov/14/1973) As Max Dolney 
  Catch Me If You Can 02x22: (Mar/07/1973) As Morris W. Talbot 
  The Torch 01x22: (Feb/29/1972) As Doc Immelman 

The Streets of San Francisco (1972) 
  The Twenty-Four Karet Plague 02x09: (Nov/08/1973) As Eddie Whitney 

Gunsmoke (1955) 
  Talbot 18x23: (Feb/26/1973) As Talbot 
  The Noon Day Devil 16x13: (Dec/07/1970) As Heraclio Cantrell / Father Hernando Cantrell 
  Blood Money 13x19: (Jan/22/1968) As Nick Skouras 

Ironside (1967) 
  The Priest Killer 05x01: (Sep/14/1971) As Vincent Wiertel 
  The Savage Sentry 06x02: (Sep/21/1972) As Dunlap 

Cade's County (1971) 
  Shakedown 01x13: (Jan/09/1972) As Maury Benedict 

Mission: Impossible (1966) (1966) 
  The Connection 06x14: (Dec/18/1971) As David Redding 
  The Amateur 05x09: (Nov/14/1970) As Eric Schilling 
  The Amnesiac 04x12: (Dec/28/1969) As Colonel Alex Vorda 
  Live Bait 03x18: (Feb/23/1969) As Colonel Helmut Kellerman 

Bonanza (1959) 
  A Ride in the Sun 10x30: (May/11/1969) As John Spain 

The Wild Wild West (1965) 
  The Night of the Legion of Death 03x12: (Nov/24/1967) As Deke Montgomery 

The Iron Horse (1966) 
  Banner With a Strange Device 01x22: (Feb/06/1967) As Beau 

The Big Valley (1965) 
  The Guilt of Matt Bentell 01x13: (Dec/08/1965) As Gil Condon 

Route 66 (1960) (1960) 
  Two Strangers and an Old Enemy 04x01: (Sep/27/1963) As Reporter #2 

Naked City (1958) 
  Carrier 04x29: (Apr/24/1963) As Phil Karshow 
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Anthony won an Emmy in 1976 for Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his appearance in Harry O (1974).

Anthony is a Director of the Millay Colony for the Arts, along with (among others) actors Roscoe Lee Brown and Ellen Burstyn.

Anthony is a graduate of the Erhard Seminars Training.

Anthony lent his voice to the video game Enter the Matrix (2003) reprising his character, Counsellor Hamann.

Anthony once served in the US Air Force before becoming an actor.

Anthony appeared in the Broadway production of The Little Foxes.

Anthony held residence for 5 summers at the The Old Globe Theatre.

Anthony held residence and was a member of the Theatre of the Living Arts in Philadelphia.

Anthony is the former artistic director of Reflections ... a New Plays Festival at the GeVa Theatre in Rochester, NY.

Anthony made his film debut in 1967's Will Penny.

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Anthony Zerbe Quotes
Zerbe: (to Strother Martin Cool Hand Luke) Look, Cap'n. Look what he done to Blue. He done run himself plum to death.