Anthony Heald

Lowest Rated: 0% The Super (1991)
Birthday: Aug 25, 1944
Birthplace: New Rochelle, New York, USA
Possessing an air of smug authority that isn't without a slight sense of self-conscious humor, actor Anthony Heald's supporting roles in such films as The Silence of the Lambs and Deep Rising have found him mastering the art of the overconfident character who audiences instinctively sense (often rightly so) will receive his comeuppance before the end credits roll. Born Philip Anthony Mair Heald in New Rochelle, NY, the aspiring actor with a keen eye for detail sought higher education at Michigan State University following graduation from New York's Massapequa High School. It was during his tenure at Michigan State that Heald became involved with a street theater troupe, honing his skills while simultaneously developing a unique style that he would continue to develop in the decade that followed. Making the leap to the big screen with a supporting role in the 1983 drama Silkwood, Heald also impressed small-screen viewers with occasional roles in Miami Vice, Tales From the Dark Side, and later, Cheers. Of course, it was feature films that provided the most exposure for Heald, though, his role as Dr. Frederick Chilton in The Silence of the Lambs offering the ideal celluloid personification of the actor's nervous confidence. Supporting roles in such high-profile releases as Searching for Bobby Fischer, The Pelican Brief, The Client, and 8MM kept Heald in the public eye throughout the 1990s, and with his role as buttoned-down Assistant Principal Scott Guber in the popular 2000 series Boston Public, Heald seemed to hit his stride on the small screen. On the high-school comedy drama, Heald embued his straight-laced, officious, authoritarian character with a surprising degree of sympathy, making Mr. Gruber somewhat more endearing than would be expected. In 2002, Heald reprised his role as Dr. Frederick Chilton in Red Dragon, the second sequel -- actually a prequel -- to The Silence of the Lambs. Though Boston Public would close its doors in 2004, Heald continued to act in addition to providing vocal work on a number of talking books. In 2006 Heald helmed the clichéd part of the unctuous Dean of the rival college in the comedy Accepted, as well as appearing in the third installment of the popular X-Men franchise.

Highest Rated Movies



37% Accepted Dean Van Horne $36.4M 2006
57% X-Men: The Last Stand FBI Mystique Interrogator $234.4M 2006
No Score Yet Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman Simon 2004
68% Red Dragon Dr. Chilton $93M 2002
39% Proof of Life Ted $31.2M 2000
No Score Yet Jewel Kingdom: The Ruby Princess Runs Away Actor 2000
22% 8MM Longdale 1999
29% Deep Rising Simon Canton 1998
66% A Time to Kill Dr. Rodeheaver 1996
68% Kiss of Death Jack Gold 1995
11% Bushwhacked Bragdon 1995
78% The Client Trumann 1994
52% The Pelican Brief Marty Velmano 1993
69% The Ballad of Little Jo Mr. Henry Grey 1993
100% Searching for Bobby Fischer Fighting Parent 1993
33% Whispers in the Dark Paul 1992
0% The Super Ron Nessim 1991
96% The Silence of the Lambs Dr. Frederick Chilton 1991
87% Postcards from the Edge George Lazan 1990
67% Orphans Man in Park 1987
No Score Yet Happy New Year Dinner Guest 1987
50% Outrageous Fortune Weldon 1987
No Score Yet A Case of Deadly Force Dave O'Brian 1986
No Score Yet The Beniker Gang Mr. Uldrich 1985
62% Teachers Narc 1984
79% Silkwood 2nd Union Meeting Doctor 1983


52% Monday Mornings
Mitch Tompkins
  • 2013
87% Boston Legal
Judge Harvey Cooper
  • 2008
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet According to Jim
  • 2005
No Score Yet NCIS
Cdr. Guyman Purcell
  • 2005
No Score Yet Numb3rs
Walt Merrick Walt Merrick (pilot only)
  • 2005
No Score Yet Boston Public
Vice Principal Scott Guber Scott Guber
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet The Practice
Judge Harvey Cooper Scott Guber
  • 2001
  • 2000
94% Frasier
Guest Corkmaster
  • 2000
75% The X-Files
Harold Piller
  • 2000
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
Bob Kendall
  • 1994
No Score Yet Law & Order
O'Connell Councilman Councilman Spencer Talbert Ian O'Connell
  • 1994
  • 1991
No Score Yet Cheers
  • 1993