Directed and starred as Tandy, the protagonist, in Bruce Jay Friedman
's play "Steambath", which debuted off-Broadway at the Truck and Warehouse Theater on June 30, 1970 and closed on October 18, 1970 after 128 performances.
2 Biographical Movies |
5 Print Biographies |
1 Portrayal |
2 Interviews |
4 Articles |
1 Pictorial |
8 Magazine Cover Photos |
A.P. | Tony Perkins
6' 1" (1.85 m)
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[on typecasting] It was frustrating. I had plenty of offers, but not for the lighter roles, the comedy roles I had always felt would be the main strength of my career. Even today, I don't get as many of those offers as I'd like.
Prior to playing his best remembered role as Norman Bates in Psycho
(1960), Perkins had been an innocuous, rather generic younger leading man, co-starring with the likes of Sophia Loren
and Jane Fonda
. After the release of Psycho, Perkins found romantic leading roles hard to come by, and eventually came to resent the impact his most famous film had on his career.
Nervous, sweet but often unbalanced characters.