Anthony Heald

Anthony Heald

Highest Rated: 100% Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)

Lowest Rated: 10% Bushwhacked (1995)

Birthday: Aug 25, 1944

Birthplace: New Rochelle, New York, USA

A character player capable of projecting priggish attitudes or a sinister aura even when not specifically a villain, Anthony Heald did not begin to be noticed in film until middle-age and after more than 20 years in the theater. The compact, light-haired actor had intended to be a stage actor, and spent 15 years working in repertory companies in Florida, Connecticut, Wisconsin and Kentucky before venturing to New York at age 35. Heald quickly established himself, playing Tom in a 1980 Off-Broadway production of "The Glass Menagerie" and two years later made his Broadway debut alongside Holly Hunter in Beth Henley's short-lived "The Wake of Jamey Foster." He continued to work in the theatre throughout the 80s, notably in support of Remark Ramsey in "Quartermaine's Terms" (1983), as the Welsh Fluellen to Kevin Kline's "Henry V" (1984 in NYC's Central Park) and in the title roles in "The Foreigner," in the Broadway revival of "The Marriage of Figaro" (1985, co-starring with Christopher Reeve and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) and the off-Broadway comedy "Digby" (also 1985, with John Glover). He won critical praise for originating the role of Stephen, the lover who had thwarted his opera-loving beau in Terrence McNally's "The Lisbon Traviata" (1989-90).

Highest rated movies

Searching for Bobby Fischer
The Silence of the Lambs
The Client
Red Dragon
A Time to Kill
Kiss of Death




90% 55% Alone Robert (Character) $538.3K 2020
91% 100% Every Act of Life Self - 2018
38% 72% Accepted Dean Richard Van Horne (Character) $36.3M 2006
69% 74% Red Dragon Dr. Chilton (Character) $92.9M 2002
39% 43% Proof of Life Ted Fellner (Character) $32.6M 2000
23% 52% 8MM Daniel Longdale (Character) $36.3M 1999
30% 43% Deep Rising Simon Canton (Character) $11.2M 1998
68% 85% A Time to Kill Dr. Wilbert Rodeheaver (Character) $108.7M 1996
68% 37% Kiss of Death Jack Gold (Character) $14.7M 1995
10% 38% Bushwhacked Bragdon (Character) $6.9M 1995
80% 68% The Client Larry Trumann (Character) $90.8M 1994
54% 61% The Pelican Brief Marty Velmano (Character) $100.7M 1993
100% 86% Searching for Bobby Fischer Fighting Parent (Character) $7.9M 1993
33% 34% Whispers in the Dark Paul (Character) $10.2M 1992
95% 95% The Silence of the Lambs Dr. Frederick Chilton (Character) $130.7M 1991
71% 77% Orphans Man in Park (Character) $239.7K 1987
56% 60% Outrageous Fortune Weldon (Character) $52.8M 1987


52% 50% Monday Mornings Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
86% 92% Boston Legal Judge Harvey Cooper (Guest Star) 2005-2006 2008
83% 85% The Closer Howard Pierce (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Boston Public Vice Principal Scott Guber (Character) 2000-2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet According to Jim Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 83% NCIS Guyman Purcell (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 93% Numb3ers Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2000-2001
95% 94% Frasier Corkmaster (Guest Star) 2000
74% 85% The X-Files Harold Piller (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cosby Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Poltergeist: The Legacy Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1991 1994
87% 93% Cheers Kevin (Guest Star) 1993
71% 91% Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1985