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Angus Scrimm (1926–2016)


The evil screen villain Angus Scrimm, most famous as "The Tall Man" in Don Coscarelli's Phantasm (1979) and its sequels, grew up in Kansas City, but in his teens moved to California and studied drama at USC under William C. de Mille (brother of Cecil B. DeMille). His film debut came as another "Tall Man" he played Abraham Lincoln in an educational... See full bio »

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Known For

Phantasm II
Phantasm II The Tall Man
(1988)
I Sell the Dead
I Sell the Dead Dr. Quint
(2008)
Subspecies
Subspecies King Vladislav
(1991)
Phantasm
Phantasm The Tall Man
(1979)

Filmography

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 2016 Dances with Werewolves
Neumann
 2014 Disciples
Winston - Azazel
 2013 The Trick Is the Treat (Short)
1
 2012 John Dies at the End
Father Shellnut
 2011 Femme Fatales (TV Series)
Dr. Chandler
- The Clinic (2011) ... Dr. Chandler
 2010 Satan Hates You
Dr, Michael Gabriel
 2009 Spaceman on Earth (Short)
Mr. Grouch
 2008 I Sell the Dead
Dr. Quint
 2008 Red 71
Coroner
 2006 Automatons
The Scientist
 2006 Robert and Theresa (Short)
William
 2006 Satanic
Dr. Barbary
 2005 Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! (TV Series)
Magistrate
- Season of the Skull (2005) ... Magistrate (voice)
 2005 Masters of Horror (TV Series)
Buddy
 2001-2005 Alias (TV Series)
Calvin McCullough
- In Dreams... (2005) ... Calvin McCullough
- Phase One (2003) ... Calvin McCullough
- Snowman (2002) ... Calvin McCullough
- Masquerade (2002) ... Calvin McCullough
- A Broken Heart (2001) ... Calvin McCullough
 2004 The Off Season
Ted
 2003 Coupling (TV Series)
Manny
- Present Tense (2003) ... Manny
 2003 The Jersey (TV Series)
Merlin
- Origins: Part 1 (2003) ... Merlin
 2002 Legend of the Phantom Rider
Preacher
 2001 The Nightmare Room (TV Series)
The Fatemaster
- Locker 13 (2001) ... The Fatemaster
 2001 FreakyLinks (TV Series)
Wilson Ashcroft
- Subject: The Harbingers (2001) ... Wilson Ashcroft
 2000 Bel Air
Photographer
 1998-1999 Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction (TV Series)
Pete Ringwald (The Gravedigger's Nemesis) / Pete Ringwald
- The Find/The Golden Cue/The FBI Story/The Gravedigger's Nemesis/Last Rites (1999) ... Pete Ringwald (The Gravedigger's Nemesis)
- The Getaway (1998) ... Pete Ringwald
 1997 Wishmaster
Narrator (voice)
 1996 Vampirella (Video)
High Elder
 1994 Munchie Strikes Back
Kronas
 1993 Deadfall
Dr. Lyme
 1992 Mindwarp
Seer / Systems Operator
 1992 Munchie
Undertaker
 1989 Transylvania Twist
Stefen
 1986 Chopping Mall
Dr. Carrington (as Lawrence Guy)
 1985 First Strike
Soviet Destroyer Captain (as Lawrence Guy)
 1984 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Bum
- Dark Side of the Loon (1984) ... Bum (as Lawrence Guy)
 1984 The Lost Empire
Dr. Sin Do / Lee Chuck
 1980 Witches' Brew
Carl Groton (as Lawrence Guy)
 1979 Salvage 1 (TV Series)
NASA Doctor
- Golden Orbit: Part 2 (1979) ... NASA Doctor (as Lawrence Guy)
 1978 Secrets of Three Hungry Wives (TV Movie)
Man Guest (as Lawrence Guy)
 1978 Project U.F.O. (TV Series)
Malan
- Sighting 4008: The Desert Springs Incident (1978) ... Malan (as Lawrence Guy)
 1978 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
2nd Executive
- Gone But Not Forgotten (1978) ... 2nd Executive (as Lawrence Guy)
 1977 A Piece of the Action
Monk (as Lawrence Guy)
 1976 Jim, the World's Greatest
Jim's Father (as Rory Guy)
 1973 Scream Bloody Murder
Dr. Epstein (as Rory Guy)
 1972 Sweet Kill
Henry (as Rory Guy)
  Phantasm II: Workprint Scenes (Video short)
The Tall Man (uncredited)
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Other Works:

TV commercial: The Cartoon Network's Adult Swim, as his "Tall Man" character from the "Phantasm" film series. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Lawrence Guy | Rory Guy

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Playing the Tall Man is definitely an acting challenge. On the one hand, he's a character that must be played with consistency. But I've also had to take great pains to giving shading to his sinister qualities. It would be very easy to fall into the trap of playing him in a one-dimensional manner. See more »

Trivia:

In the mid-90s the British Encyclopedia of Horror printed a book with a little thumbnail sketch in which Angus was alluded to as a minor American horror icon. He subsequently wrote them a letter saying the following: "I'm so grateful to be listed at all, and I realize at my age I'm not apt to attain the record of a Boris Karloff or a Bela Lugosi, but if I manage before my end to make another two ... See more »

Trademark:

Towering height See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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