Anthony Zerbe

Anthony Zerbe

Highest Rated: 100% Cool Hand Luke (1967)

Lowest Rated: 28% See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)

Birthday: May 20, 1936

Birthplace: Long Beach, California, USA

For over four decades, Emmy-winning actor Anthony Zerbe compiled an impressive list of character turns, frequently on the amoral side, in countless features, including "Cool Hand Luke" (1967), "The Omega Man" (1971), "The Dead Zone" (1983), "License to Kill" (1989) and "The Matrix Revolutions" (2003). Classically trained, he imbued a sinuous grace and elegance to nearly every role, no matter how scurrilous or ham-fisted, which elevated him to favored actor status in the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s. Though a frequent go-to for heels and unsavory types, he could also be a warm and caring paternal figure, as evidenced by his veteran cowpoke on "The Young Riders" (ABC, 1988-1992) and numerous other television programs. Rarely off the screen for more than a few months at a time, Zerbe also maintained a busy theater schedule, which included recitations of classic poetry and the works of e.e. cummings, as well as a traveling master class in acting. His innate believability in any role, no matter how fatuous the feature or TV episode, earned him the affection of two generations of character actor aficionados.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
50% 56% Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks Mr. Crumwald (Character) $12.5K 2014
92% 74% American Hustle Sen. Horton Mitchell (Character) $150.1M 2013
No Score Yet 14% Veritas, Prince of Truth Unknown (Character) - 2006
73% 72% The Matrix Reloaded Councillor Hamann (Character) $281.5M 2003
35% 60% The Matrix Revolutions Councillor Hamann (Character) $139.3M 2003
54% 49% True Crime Henry Lowenstein (Character) $16.6M 1999
54% 44% Star Trek: Insurrection Admiral Matthew Dougherty (Character) $70.2M 1998
No Score Yet 28% Asteroid Unknown (Character) - 1997
33% 34% Touch Father Donahue (Character) $373.1K 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet On Seventh Avenue Roger Aiken (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jack Reed: Death and Vengeance Sanford "Sandy" Miller (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet To Save a Child Lewis Larson (Character) - 1991
28% 72% See No Evil, Hear No Evil Sutherland (Character) $45.4M 1989
No Score Yet 71% Listen to Me Senator McKellar (Character) $3.8M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Columbo Goes to the Guillotine Max Dyson (Character) - 1989
77% 61% Licence to Kill Milton Krest (Character) $34.7M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Baja Oklahoma Ole Jeemy Williams (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 73% Onassis: The Richest Man in the World Livanos (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet P.I. Private Investigations Charles Bradley (Character) $21.3K 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Independence General Grey (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 34% Steel Dawn Damnil (Character) $311.9K 1987
No Score Yet 25% Off Beat Mr. Wareham (Character) $4.1M 1986
No Score Yet 31% Opposing Force Becker (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Police Plaza Yakov Anderman (Character) - 1986
89% 76% The Dead Zone Roger Stuart (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rascals and Robbers: The Secret Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn Scree (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 71% Soggy Bottom, U.S.A. Morgan (Character) - 1981
63% 30% The First Deadly Sin Captain Broughton (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Seduction of Miss Leona Clem Steggman (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 33% Attica Unknown (Character) - 1980
75% 64% Who'll Stop the Rain? Antheil (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 80% Child of Glass Amory Timmons (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 60% KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park Abner Devereaux (Character) - 1978
65% 67% The Turning Point Rosie (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Woman Accused Ellen Lange (Character) - 1977
44% 70% Rooster Cogburn Breed (Character) - 1975
76% 73% Farewell, My Lovely Laird Brunette (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Secret of the Pond Amory Timmons (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Animal Within Narrator - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Healers Dr. Albert Scanlon (Character) - 1974
89% 78% The Parallax View Schwartzkopf (uncredited) (Character) - 1974
57% 47% The Laughing Policeman Lt. Nat Steiner SFPD (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Snatched Boone (Character) - 1973
79% 90% Papillon Toussaint Leper Colony chief (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet She Lives Dr. Wellman (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hound of the Baskervilles Dr. John Mortimer (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Strange Vengeance of Rosalie Fry (Character) - 1972
80% 75% The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean Hustler (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Priest Killer Vincent Wiertel (Character) - 1971
65% 53% The Omega Man Matthias (Character) - 1971
90% 62% The Molly Maguires Tom Dougherty (Character) - 1970
67% 80% The Liberation of L.B. Jones Willie Joe Worth (Character) - 1970
60% 36% They Call Me Mister Tibbs! Rice Weedon (Character) - 1970
85% 73% Will Penny Dutchy (Character) - 1968
100% 95% Cool Hand Luke Dog Boy (Character) - 1967

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Century City Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
93% 95% Frasier Clifford (Guest Star) 2000
33% No Score Yet Total Recall 2070 Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Asteroid Unknown (Character) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Young Riders Aloysius "Teaspoon" Hunter (Character) 1989-1992
No Score Yet 84% Columbo Max Dyson (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Equalizer Unknown (Guest Star) 1987-1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet North and South, Book II General Ulysses S. Grant (Character) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Highway to Heaven Jabez Stone (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Centennial Mervin Wendell (Character) 1978-1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rockford Files Jack Skowron (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet How the West Was Won Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry O Lt. K.C. Trench (Character) 1975-1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix James Conway (Guest Star) 1975 1972-1973 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paper Moon Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kung Fu Unknown (Guest Star) 1973-1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rookies Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Morris W. Talbot (Guest Star) 1972-1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Eddie Whitney (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Heraclio Cantrell and Father Hernando Cantrell (Guest Star) 1973 1970 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Iron Horse Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Valley Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 2nd Reporter (Guest Star) 1963

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