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Anthony Perkins (I) (1932–1992)

Anthony Perkins was born April 4, 1932 in New York City to Janet Esselstyn (Rane) and Osgood Perkins, an actor of both stage and film. His paternal great-grandfather was noted engraver Andrew Varick Stout Anthony. Perkins attended the Brooks School, the Browne & Nichols School, Columbia University and Rollins College. He made his screen debut in ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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 1992 A Demon in My View
Arthur Johnson
 1992 In the Deep Woods (TV Movie)
Paul Miller, P.I.
 1992 The Naked Target
El Mecano
 1990 The Ghost Writer (TV Movie)
Anthony Strack
 1990 I'm Dangerous Tonight (TV Movie)
Prof. Buchanan
 1984 The Glory Boys (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... Jimmy
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... Jimmy
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... Jimmy
 1983 The Sins of Dorian Gray (TV Movie)
Henry Lord
 1979 Twice a Woman
 1979 Winter Kills
John Cerruti
 1979 Ffolkes
 1978 Les Miserables (TV Movie)
 1978 First, You Cry (TV Movie)
Arthur Heroz
 1975 Mahogany
Sean McAvoy
 1974 Lovin' Molly
 1972 The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean
Reverend LaSalle
 1971 Ten Days Wonder
Charles Van Horn - le fils déséquilibré de Théo
 1971 Someone Behind the Door
Laurence Jeffries
 1970 How Awful About Allan (TV Movie)
 1970 WUSA
 1967 The Champagne Murders
 1966 Evening Primrose (TV Movie)
Charles Snell
 1966 Is Paris Burning?
Sgt. Warren
 1965 The Fool Killer
Milo Bogardus
 1964 Agent 38-24-36
Harry Compton / Nicolas Sergueievitch Miloukne
 1963 Le glaive et la balance
Johnny Parsons
 1962 Five Miles to Midnight
Robert Macklin
 1962 Phaedra
 1961 Goodbye Again
Philip Van der Besh
 1959 Green Mansions
 1957 The Tin Star
Sheriff Ben Owens
 1957 The Lonely Man
Riley Wade
 1956 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
- Joey (1956) ... Joey
 1956 Front Row Center (TV Series)
Dexter Green
 1956 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Clyde Smith
- The Silent Gun (1956) ... Clyde Smith
 1955 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
West Wind
- Mr. Blue Ocean (1955) ... West Wind
 1955 Windows (TV Series)
- The World Out There (1955) ... Benji
 1954 The Man Behind the Badge (TV Series)
 1954 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- The Fugitive (1954) ... Philippe
 1953 The Big Story (TV Series)
Ralph Darrow
 1953 The Actress
Fred Whitmarsh
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Other Works:

Television commercial for Oatmeal Raisin Crisp, spoofing many elements from "Psycho" See more »

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2 Biographical Movies | 3 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 2 Interviews | 3 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 8 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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6' 1½" (1.87 m)

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Women's liberation has liberated me too. See more »


Charles Winecoff's book "Anthony Perkins: Split Image" (Alyson Books, first published in 1996; 2006 10th Anniversary Revised Edition) illuminated Perkins' early life, his alleged homosexuality, his later drug use and life with his family. Several of his co-stars and colleagues were interviewed, but his friends and family refused to cooperate or participate in the biography. According to the book,... See more »


His eternally boyish good looks. See more »



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