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Anthony Zerbe

Hailing from Long Beach, California, talented character actor Anthony Zerbe has kept busy in Hollywood and on stage since the late 1960s, often playing villainous or untrustworthy characters, with his narrow gaze and unsettling smirk. Zerbe was born May 20, 1936 in Long Beach, and served a stint in the United States Air Force before heading off to ... See full bio »
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 2016/II Confession (pre-production)
 2013 American Hustle
Senator Horton Mitchell
 2007 Veritas, Prince of Truth
 2004 Judging Amy (TV Series)
Judge Henry Sobel
- Accountability (2004) ... Judge Henry Sobel
 2004 Century City (TV Series)
T.J. Petowski
- Pilot (2004) ... T.J. Petowski
 2003 Enter the Matrix (Video Game)
Councillor Hamann (voice)
 2000 Frasier (TV Series)
- RDWRER (2000) ... Clifford
 1999 Total Recall 2070 (TV Series)
Tyler Hume
- Paranoid (1999) ... Tyler Hume
 1998 Star Trek: Insurrection
 1997 Asteroid (TV Movie)
Dr. Charles Napier
 1997 Touch
Father Donahue
 1996 Jack Reed: Death and Vengeance (TV Movie)
Sanford 'Sandy' Miller
 1996 On Seventh Avenue (TV Movie)
Roger Aiken
 1996 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series)
Joey Galloway
- Break-In (1996) ... Joey Galloway
 1994 Treasure Island: The Adventure Begins (TV Movie)
Long John Silver
 1994 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Matt Matthews
- Murder of the Month Club (1994) ... Matt Matthews
 1994 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Arnie Grunwald
- Revenge Is the Nuts (1994) ... Arnie Grunwald
 1994 Under Suspicion (TV Series)
Judge Howard Friedlander
- Serial Killer: Part 2 (1994) ... Judge Howard Friedlander
- Serial Killer: Part 1 (1994) ... Judge Howard Friedlander
 1993 Jack's Place (TV Series)
Edward Napier
- Watch Me Pull a Dream Out of My Hat (1993) ... Edward Napier
 1991 To Save a Child (TV Movie)
Lewis Larson
 1989 Columbo (TV Series)
Max Dyson
 1988 Memories of Manon (TV Movie)
Phillip Marcel
 1988 Onassis: The Richest Man in the World (TV Movie)
 1988 Baja Oklahoma (TV Movie)
Ole Jeemy Williams
 1987 Steel Dawn
 1987 P.I. Private Investigations
Charles Bradley, Joey's Father
 1987 Independence (TV Movie)
General Grey
 1986 One Police Plaza (TV Movie)
Yakov Anderman
 1986 Opposing Force
 1986 Dream West (TV Mini-Series)
Bill Williams
 1986 Off Beat
Mr. Wareham
 1986 Dynasty (TV Series)
 1985 Our Family Honor (TV Series)
Albert Danton
- Mark of Cain (1985) ... Albert Danton
 1985 A.D. (TV Mini-Series)
Pontius Pilate
- Part 1 (1985) ... Pontius Pilate
 1982 A Question of Honor (TV Movie)
Captain Marcus
 1982 Nurse (TV Series)
Sam Mancuso
- On the Line (1982) ... Sam Mancuso
 1981 Soggy Bottom, U.S.A.
 1980 The First Deadly Sin
Captain Broughton
 1980 Attica (TV Movie)
William Kunstler
 1979 The Chisholms (TV Mini-Series)
Jimmy Jackson
- Chapter I (1979) ... Jimmy Jackson
 1978 KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park (TV Movie)
Abner Devereaux
 1978 Who'll Stop the Rain
 1978 Child of Glass (TV Movie)
Amory Timmons
 1978 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Amory Timmons
- Child of Glass (1978) ... Amory Timmons
 1978 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Jack Skowron
- The Gang at Don's Drive-In (1978) ... Jack Skowron
 1977 The Turning Point
 1977 In the Glitter Palace (TV Movie)
Roy Danko
 1976-1977 How the West Was Won (TV Mini-Series)
Martin Grey / Provost Marshal Captain Martin Grey
- Bowie John Christie (1977) ... Martin Grey
- Erika (1977) ... Martin Grey
- Provost Marshal (1977) ... Provost Marshal Captain Martin Grey
- Pilot (1976) ... Martin Grey
 1976 Once an Eagle (TV Mini-Series)
Dave Shifkin
 1975 Rooster Cogburn
 1975 Farewell, My Lovely
Laird Brunette
 1969-1975 Mannix (TV Series)
Quint / Little Ned / James Conway / ...
- A Word Called Courage (1975) ... Quint
- All the Dead Were Strangers (1973) ... Little Ned
- Cry Silence (1972) ... James Conway
- Death in a Minor Key (1969) ... Chief Walt Finlay
 1974 Paper Moon (TV Series)
- Day Off (1974) ... Teacher
 1973-1974 Kung Fu (TV Series)
Rafe / Paul Klempt
- The Predators (1974) ... Rafe
- The Hoots (1973) ... Paul Klempt
 1974 The Parallax View
Prof. Nelson Schwartzkopf (uncredited)
 1974 The Healers (TV Movie)
Dr. Albert Scanlon
 1974 The Rookies (TV Series)
Ralph Sneed
- Death Watch (1974) ... Ralph Sneed
 1974 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Cord McKenzie
- Mother's Deadly Helper (1974) ... Cord McKenzie
 1974 The Magician (TV Series)
Brad Nicholson
- The Illusion of the Stainless Steel Lady (1974) ... Brad Nicholson
 1973 The Laughing Policeman
Lt. Nat Styner (Steiner on End Credits) SFPD
 1973 Papillon
 1973 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
- Rules of the Game (1973) ... Brimmer
 1972-1973 Cannon (TV Series)
Max Dolney / Morris W. Talbot / Doc Immelman
- The Limping Man (1973) ... Max Dolney
- Catch Me If You Can (1973) ... Morris W. Talbot
- The Torch (1972) ... Doc Immelman
 1973 She Lives! (TV Movie)
Dr. Wellman
 1968-1973 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Talbot / Heraclio Cantrell and Father Hernando Cantrell / Nick Skouras
- Talbot (1973) ... Talbot
- The Noonday Devil (1970) ... Heraclio Cantrell and Father Hernando Cantrell
- Blood Money/II (1968) ... Nick Skouras
 1973 Carola (TV Movie)
 1973 Snatched (TV Movie)
 1971-1972 Ironside (TV Series)
Dunlap / Vincent Wiertel
- The Savage Sentry (1972) ... Dunlap
- The Priest Killer (1971) ... Vincent Wiertel
 1972 Nichols (TV Series)
- All in the Family (1972) ... Quinn
 1972 Cade's County (TV Series)
Maurey Benedict
- Shakedown (1972) ... Maurey Benedict
 1967-1971 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Reese Dolan / Eric Schilling / Col. Alex Vorda / ...
- The Connection (1971) ... Reese Dolan
- The Amateur (1970) ... Eric Schilling
- The Amnesiac (1969) ... Col. Alex Vorda
- Live Bait (1969) ... Colonel Helmut Kellerman
- The Photographer (1967) ... David Redding
 1970 Men at Law (TV Series)
- Where Were We, Waldo? (1970) ... Waldo
 1970 They Call Me Mister Tibbs!
Rice Weedon
 1970 The Liberation of L.B. Jones
Willie Joe Worth
 1970 The Molly Maguires
 1969 Bonanza (TV Series)
John Spain
- A Ride in the Sun (1969) ... John Spain
 1968 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
Johnny O'Farrel
- One Illegal Angel (1968) ... Johnny O'Farrel
 1968 The Virginian (TV Series)
Jake Powell
- The Good-Hearted Badman (1968) ... Jake Powell
 1967 Will Penny
 1967 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Deke Montgomery
- The Night of the Legion of Death (1967) ... Deke Montgomery
 1967 Cool Hand Luke
Dog Boy
 1967 Iron Horse (TV Series)
Beau Clayborne
- Banner with a Strange Device (1967) ... Beau Clayborne
 1965 12 O'Clock High (TV Series)
Captain Burgdorf
- Target 802 (1965) ... Captain Burgdorf
 1965 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Gil Condon
- The Guilt of Matt Bentell (1965) ... Gil Condon
 1963 Route 66 (TV Series)
2nd Reporter
- Two Strangers and an Old Enemy (1963) ... 2nd Reporter
 1963 Naked City (TV Series)
Phil Karshow
- Carrier (1963) ... Phil Karshow
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Does regular two-month tours with Roscoe Lee Browne, reading lyric and dramatic verse in a production entitled "Behind the Broken Words". See more »

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I've never really been serious about my villainy. I don't have a master plan. I suppose my philosophy is: Every villain has a mother. For every cold-blooded killer on your screen, there's a little old lady somewhere who calls him "sonny". See more »


Studied drama under the tutelage of Stella Adler in New York City. See more »


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