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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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Known For

The Matrix Reloaded
The Matrix Reloaded Councillor Hamann
(2003)
Licence to Kill
Licence to Kill Milton Krest
(1989)
Papillon
Papillon Toussaint
(1973)
Cool Hand Luke
Cool Hand Luke Dog Boy
(1967)

Filmography

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 2016/II The Investigation
Ash
 2014 Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks
Mr. Crumwald
 2013 American Hustle
Senator Horton Mitchell
 2007 Veritas, Prince of Truth
Porterfield
 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 The Matrix Revolutions
Councillor Hamann
 2003 Enter the Matrix (Video Game)
Councillor Hamann (voice)
 2003 The Matrix Reloaded
Councillor Hamann
 2000 Frasier (TV Series)
Clifford
- RDWRER (2000) ... Clifford
 1999 Total Recall 2070 (TV Series)
Tyler Hume
- Paranoid (1999) ... Tyler Hume
- Brightness Falls (1999) ... Tyler Hume
 1999 True Crime
Henry Lowenstein
 1998 Star Trek: Insurrection
Dougherty
 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
 1989-1992 The Young Riders (TV Series)
Teaspoon Hunter
- 'Til Death Do Us Part: Part 2 (1992) ... Teaspoon Hunter
- 'Til Death Do Us Part: Part 1 (1992) ... Teaspoon Hunter
- The Debt (1992) ... Teaspoon Hunter
- Lessons Learned (1992) ... Teaspoon Hunter
- The Sacrifice (1992) ... Teaspoon Hunter
 1991 To Save a Child (TV Movie)
Lewis Larson
 1989 Licence to Kill
Milton Krest
 1989 See No Evil, Hear No Evil
Sutherland
 1989 Listen to Me
Senator McKellar
 1989 Columbo (TV Series)
Max Dyson
- Columbo Goes to the Guillotine (1989) ... Max Dyson
 1988 Memories of Manon (TV Movie)
Phillip Marcel
 1988 Onassis: The Richest Man in the World (TV Movie)
Livanos
 1988 Baja Oklahoma (TV Movie)
Ole Jeemy Williams
 1987-1988 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Phillipe Marcel
- The Mystery of Manon: Part 1 (1988) ... Phillipe Marcel
- Memories of Manon: Part 2 (1987) ... Phillipe Marcel
- Memories of Manon: Part 1 (1987) ... Phillipe Marcel
 1987 Steel Dawn
Damnil
 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
Becker
 1986 North and South, Book II (TV Mini-Series)
Gen. Ulysses S. Grant
- Episode #1.6 (1986) ... Gen. Ulysses S. Grant
- Episode #1.5 (1986) ... Gen. Ulysses S. Grant (credit only)
- Episode #1.4 (1986) ... Gen. Ulysses S. Grant
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... Gen. Ulysses S. Grant
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... Gen. Ulysses S. Grant (credit only)
 1986 Dream West (TV Mini-Series)
Bill Williams
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... Bill Williams
- Dream West (1986) ... Bill Williams
 1986 Off Beat
Mr. Wareham
 1986 Dynasty (TV Series)
Crenshaw
- The Trial: Part 2 (1986) ... Crenshaw
- The Trial: Part 1 (1986) ... Crenshaw
 1985 Our Family Honor (TV Series)
Albert Danton
- Mark of Cain (1985) ... Albert Danton
 1985 Highway to Heaven (TV Series)
Jabez Stone
- The Devil and Jonathan Smith (1985) ... Jabez Stone
 1985 A.D. (TV Mini-Series)
Pontius Pilate
- Part 1 (1985) ... Pontius Pilate
 1984 George Washington (TV Mini-Series)
General St. Pierre
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... General St. Pierre
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... General St. Pierre
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... General St. Pierre
 1983 The Dead Zone
Roger Stuart
 1982 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Dr, Joshua McQueen
- The Wild Boy: Part 2 (1982) ... Dr, Joshua McQueen
- The Wild Boy: Part 1 (1982) ... Dr, Joshua McQueen
 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.
Morgan
 1980 The First Deadly Sin
Captain Broughton
 1980 The Seduction of Miss Leona (TV Movie)
Clem Steggman
 1980 Attica (TV Movie)
William Kunstler
 1979 The Chisholms (TV Mini-Series)
Jimmy Jackson
- Chapter I (1979) ... Jimmy Jackson
 1978-1979 Centennial (TV Mini-Series)
Mervin Wendell
- The Scream of Eagles (1979) ... Mervin Wendell
- The Winds of Death (1979) ... Mervin Wendell
- The Winds of Fortune (1979) ... Mervin Wendell
- The Crime (1979) ... Mervin Wendell
- The Storm (1979) ... Mervin Wendell
 1978 KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park (TV Movie)
Abner Devereaux
 1978 Who'll Stop the Rain
Antheil
 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
Rosie
 1977 In the Glitter Palace (TV Movie)
Roy Danko
 1976-1977 How the West Was Won (TV 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
- Part 4 (1976) ... Dave Shifkin
- Part 3 (1976) ... Dave Shifkin
- Part 2 (1976) ... Dave Shifkin
- Part 1 (1976) ... Dave Shifkin
 1975-1976 Harry O (TV Series)
Lt. K.C. Trench
- Death Certificate (1976) ... Lt. K.C. Trench
- The Mysterious Case of Lester and Dr. Fong (1976) ... Lt. K.C. Trench
- Ruby (1976) ... Lt. K.C. Trench
- Victim (1976) ... Lt. K.C. Trench
- Forbidden City (1976) ... Lt. K.C. Trench
 1975 Rooster Cogburn
Breed
 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)
Teacher
- 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
Steiner
 1973 Papillon
Toussaint
 1973 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Brimmer
- 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 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Eddie Whitney
- The Twenty-Four Karat Plague (1973) ... Eddie Whitney
 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 (1968) ... Nick Skouras
 1973 Carola (TV Movie)
Campan
 1973 Snatched (TV Movie)
Boone
 1971-1972 Ironside (TV Series)
Dunlap / Vincent Wiertel
- The Savage Sentry (1972) ... Dunlap
- The Priest Killer (1971) ... Vincent Wiertel
 1972 Nichols (TV Series)
Quinn
- All in the Family (1972) ... Quinn
 1972 The Hound of the Baskervilles (TV Movie)
Dr. John Mortimer
 1972 Cade's County (TV Series)
Maurey Benedict
- Shakedown (1972) ... Maurey Benedict
 1967-1971 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Reece Dolan / Eric Schilling / Col. Alex Vorda / ...
- The Connection (1971) ... Reece Dolan
- The Amateur (1970) ... Eric Schilling
- The Amnesiac (1969) ... Col. Alex Vorda
- Live Bait (1969) ... Colonel Helmut Kellerman
- The Photographer (1967) ... David Redding
 1971 The Omega Man
Matthias
 1970 Men at Law (TV Series)
Waldo
- 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
Dougherty
 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
Dutchy
 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)
Philip Karshow
- Carrier (1963) ... Philip Karshow
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(March 18 to April 18, 1965) He acted in F.D. Reeve's adaptation of Leonid Andreyev's play, "He Who Gets Slapped," at The Arena Stage Theatre in Washington D.C. with Rene Auberjonois, Ned Beatty, George Ebeling, Edward Zang, Janet Ward, Louise Whitney, Ronny Cox, Mara Lane, Alan Oppenheimer, Robert Prosky, Katherine Justice, ... See more »

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Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

I think one year I was responsible for 163 screen deaths. That was a pretty good year for me, although it seems better than it actually was at a glance; 72 of those deaths were accounted for in one show. See more »

Trivia:

Attended and graduated from Pomona College in Clairemont, California in 1958. See more »

Trademark:

Often plays menacing, sinister villains See more »

Nickname:

Bug

Star Sign:

Taurus

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