Angus Scrimm

Angus Scrimm

Highest Rated: 83% Subspecies (1991)

Lowest Rated: 0% Deadfall (1993)

Birthday: Aug 19, 1926

Birthplace: Kansas City, Kansas, USA

Born in Kansas City, Kansas, actor Angus Scrimm originally began his career as a journalist and writer for TV Guide, Cinema Magazine, and The Los Angeles Herald Examiner. Scrimm also wrote liner notes for many albums produced by popular artists including Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, Arthur Rubinstein and Itzhak Perlman. As an actor Scrimm was best known for playing "The Tall Man" in the 1979 movie "Phantasm." The film was a horror movie about a malicious sadistic undertaker, "The Tall Man," who turns the dead into nightmarish dwarf zombies who he trains to do his bidding in an effort to take over the world. The movie was independently financed and most of the cast and crew were amateurs or relative unknowns. The movie was poorly received upon its initial release, but later achieved a kind of cult status. The movie's popularity led to three sequels "Phantasm II" (1988", "Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead" (1994), and "Phantasm IV: Oblivion" (1998), the last two installments being direct-to-video releases. In between Phantasm-related projects, Scrimm appeared in a number of other feature film projects, including "Mindwarp" (1992), "Wishmaster" (1997) and "Munchie Strikes Back" (1994). Scrimm died in Los Angeles, California in January of 2016. He was 89 years old.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
57% 27% Phantasm: Ravager The Tall Man (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Disciples Winston (Character) - 2014
33% 0% Satan Hates You Dr. Michael Gabriel (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Red 71 Coroner (Character) - 2008
72% 47% I Sell the Dead Dr. Vernon Quint (Character) $7.1K 2008
No Score Yet 18% Satanic Dr. Barbary (Character) - 2006
63% 50% Automatons The Scientist (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 27% Masters of Horror Unknown (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 0% The Off Season Ted (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 50% Legend of the Phantom Rider Preacher (Character) - 2002
29% 42% Phantasm IV: Oblivion The Tall Man/Dr. Jebediah Morningside (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 19% Vampirella High Elder (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 27% Munchie Strikes Back Kronas (Character) - 1994
44% 42% Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead The Tall Man (Character) - 1994
0% 25% Deadfall Dr. Lyme (Character) $9.2K 1993
No Score Yet 30% Mindwarp Seer/Systems Operator (Character) - 1992
83% 51% Subspecies King Vladislav (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Transylvania Twist Stefen (Character) - 1989
40% 57% Phantasm II Jebediah Morningside/The Tall Man (Character) $5.7M 1988
No Score Yet 29% The Lost Empire Dr. Sin Do/Lee Chuck (Character) - 1984
74% 67% Phantasm The Tall Man (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jim, the World's Greatest Jim's Father (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 33% Scream Bloody Murder Dr. Epstein (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Arousers Henry (Character) - 1970

TV

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63% 89% Masters of Horror Buddy (Character) 2005
85% 88% Alias Calvin McCullough (Guest Star) 2005 2001-2003

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