Anthony Zerbe Biography (1936-)

Born May 20, 1936, in Long Beach, CA; son of Arthur Lee Van and Catherine (maiden name, Scurlock) Zerbe; married Arnette Jens, October 7, 1962; children:Janet, Jared Lee Van. Addresses: Agent: c/o Susan Smith & Associates, 121 N. San Vicente Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Birth Details
May 20, 1936
Long Beach, California, United States

Famous Works

  • Stage Appearances
  • It's All Done with Mirrors, 1977
  • Title role, Cyrano de Bergerac, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT,1979
  • Benjamin Hubbard, The Little Foxes, Martin Beck Theatre, New YorkCity, 1981
  • Behind the Broken Words, American Place Theatre, New York City, 1981
  • Balthazar, Solomon's Child, Little Theatre, New York City, 1982
  • Title role, Macbeth, Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, CA, 1983
  • Title role, Cyrano de Bergerac, Huntington Theatre Company, Boston, MA, 1983
  • Amundsen, Terra Nova, American Place Theatre, 1984
  • Diminished Capacity, GeVa Theatre, Rochester, NY, 1986
  • Behind the Broken Words, Edison Theatre, St. Louis, MO, 2000
  • Also regularly performs a continuing project, Prelude to Lime Creek.
  • Film Appearances
  • Dog Boy, Cool Hand Luke, Warner Bros., 1967
  • Dutchy, Will Penny, Paramount, 1968
  • Willie Joe Worth, The Liberation of L. B. Jones, Columbia, 1970
  • Dougherty, The Molly Maguires, Paramount, 1970
  • Rice Weedon, They Call Me Mister Tibbs!, United Artists, 1970
  • Matthias, The Omega Man, Warner Bros., 1971
  • Hustler, The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, National General, 1972
  • Fry, The Strange Vengeance of Rosalie, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1972
  • Lieutenant Steiner, The Laughing Policeman (also known as An Investigation of Murder), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1973
  • Toussaint Leper Colony Chief, Papillon, Allied Artists, 1973
  • (Uncredited) Schwartzkopf, The Parallax View, Paramount, 1974
  • Up from the Ape, 1974
  • Laird Burnette, Farewell, My Lovely, AVCO-Embassy, 1975
  • Breed, Rooster Cogburn (also known as Rooster Cogburn ... and the Lady), Universal, 1975
  • Rosie, The Turning Point, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1977
  • Antheil, Who'll Stop the Rain? (also known as Dog Soldiers), United Artists, 1978
  • Captain Broughton, The First Deadly Sin, Filmways, 1980
  • The Attack of the Phantoms, 1980
  • Morgan, Soggy Bottom, U.S.A. (also known as Swamp Rats), Gaylord, 1982
  • Roger Stuart, The Dead Zone, Paramount, 1983
  • Mr. Wareham, Off Beat, Touchstone, 1985
  • Becker, Opposing Force (also known as Hellcamp), Orion, 1987
  • Charles Bradley, P.I. Private Investigations, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1987
  • Damnil, Steel Dawn, Vestron, 1987
  • Phillipe Marcel, Memories of Manon (also known as The Equalizer: Memories of Manon and The Equalizer: The Mystery of Manon), 1988
  • Milton Krest, Licence to Kill (also known as License to Kill), 1989
  • Sutherland, See No Evil, Hear No Evil, 1989
  • Senator McKellar, Listen to Me, 1989
  • Father Donahue, Touch, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1997
  • Admiral Matthew Dougherty, Star Trek: Insurrection (also known asStar Trek 9), Paramount, 1998
  • Henry Lowenstein, True Crime, Warner Bros., 1999
  • Television Appearances
  • Movies
  • Vincent Wiertel, The Priest Killer, NBC, 1971
  • Dr. John Mortimer, The Hound of the Baskervilles (also known as Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles), ABC, 1972
  • Boone, Snatched, ABC. 1973
  • Dr. Wellman, She Lives!, ABC, 1973
  • Dr. Albert Scanlon, The Healers, NBC, 1974
  • Roy Danko, In the Glitter Palace (also known as A Woman Accused), NBC, 1977
  • Abner Devereaux, KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park (also known asAttack of the Phantoms and KISS in Attack of the Phantoms), NBC, 1978
  • Timmons, Child of Glass, 1978
  • Man of Honor, 1980
  • Professor Clem Staymond, The Seduction of Miss Leona, CBS, 1980
  • William Kunstler, Attica, ABC, 1980
  • Captain Marcus, A Question of Honor, CBS, 1982
  • Arco the Magnificent, Rascals and Robbers--The Secret Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn, CBS, 1982
  • Justin Sepheran, The Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E. (also knownas The Fifteen Years Later Affair), CBS, 1983
  • Yakov Anderman, One Police Plaza, CBS, 1986
  • General Oral Grey, Independence, NBC, 1987
  • Ol' Jeemy Williams, Baja Oklahoma, HBO, 1988
  • Max Dyson, Columbo Goes to the Guillotine, ABC, 1989
  • Lewis Larson, To Save a Child, ABC, 1991
  • Stanford Miller, Jack Reed: Death and Vengeance, NBC, 1996
  • Roger Aiken, On Seventh Avenue, NBC, 1996
  • Series
  • Lieutenant K. C. Trench, Harry O, ABC, 1975-76
  • Teaspoon Hunger, The Young Riders, ABC, 1989
  • Miniseries
  • Captain Martin Grey, How the West Was Won, ABC, 1977
  • Dave Shifkin, Once an Eagle, NBC, 1977
  • Mervin Wendell, Centennial, NBC, 1978-79
  • Jimmy Jackson, The Chisholms, CBS, 1979
  • Pontius Pilate, A.D., NBC, 1985
  • General Ulysses S. Grant, North and South, Book II, ABC, 1986
  • St. Pierre, George Washington, CBS, 1984
  • Bill Williams, Dream West, CBS, 1986
  • Stavros Livanos, Onassis: The Richest Man in the World (also knownas The Richest Man in the World and The Richest Man in the World:The Story of Aristotle Onassis), ABC, 1988
  • Dr. Charles Napier, Steroid, NBC, 1997
  • Specials
  • Host, Psychic Detectives, ABC, 1989
  • Long John Silver, Treasure Island: The Adventure Begins, NBC, 1994
  • Episodic
  • "Carrier," Naked City, 1963
  • Gil Condon, "The Guilt of Matt Bentell," The Big Valley, 1965
  • "Banner with a Strange Device," The Iron Horse, 1967
  • Zeke Montgomery, "The Night of the Legion of Death," The Wild, Wild West, 1967
  • David Redding, "The Photographer," Mission: Impossible, 1967
  • Mr. Spain, "A Ride in the Sun," Bonanza, 1968
  • Nick Skouras, "Blood Money II," Gunsmoke, 1968
  • "The Good-Hearted Badman," The Virginian, 1968
  • "One Illegal Angel," It Takes a Thief, 1968
  • Colonel Helmut Kellerman, "Live Bait," Mission: Impossible, 1969
  • Colonel Alex Vorda, "The Amnesiac," Mission: Impossible, 1969
  • Eric Schilling, "The Amateur," Mission: Impossible, 1970
  • Heraclio Cantrell and Father Hernando Cantrell, "The Noonday Devil," Gunsmoke, 1970
  • Reese Dolan, "The Connection," Mission: Impossible, 1971
  • The Rookies, 1972
  • "Shakedown," Cade's County, 1972
  • Doc Immelman, "The Torch," Cannon, 1972
  • "All in the Family," Nichols, 1972
  • Talbot, "Talbot," Gunsmoke, 1973
  • Morris W. Talbot, "Catch Me If You Can," Cannon, 1973
  • Max Dolney, "The Limping Man," Cannon, 1973
  • Paul, "The Hoots," Kung Fu, 1973
  • Lester Smith, "Mother's Deadly Helper," Hawaii Five-O, 1974
  • "The Predators," Kung Fu, 1974
  • Jack Skowron, "The Gang at Don's Drive In," The Rockford Files, 1977
  • Doctor Joshua McQueen, "The Wild Boy: Part 1," Little House on the Prairie, 1982
  • Jabez Stone, "The Devil and Jonathan Smith," Highway to Heaven, 1985
  • Phillipe Marcel, "The Memories of Manon: Parts 1 & 2," The Equalizer, 1987
  • Edward Napier, Jack's Place, ABC, 1993
  • Judge Howard Friedlander, "Serial Killer: Part 1," Under Suspicion, CBS, 1994
  • Grunwald, "Revenge is the Nuts," Tales from the Crypt, 1994
  • Matt Matthews, "Murder of the Month Club," Murder, She Wrote, CBS,1994
  • Dr. Benjamin Richter, Medicine Ball, Fox, 1995
  • Joey Galloway, "Break-In," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 1996
  • Tyler Hume, "Paranoid," Total Recall 2070, Showtime, 1999
  • Tyler Hume, "Brightness Falls," Total Recall 2070, Showtime, 1999
  • Clifford, "RDWRER," Frasier, NBC, 2000
  • Taped Readings
  • Darkness, 1990
  • Plays
  • (Coauthor) Behind the Broken Words, American Place Theatre, New York City, 1981

User Contributions:

Jean Akre Krym
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Jun 30, 2015 @ 11:11 am
While Mr. Zerbe served as an artistic director at Geva Theater in Rochester, N.Y he generously found the time to volunteer at a local soup kitchen in the inner city.
St. Martin's Place was founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph and dishwashers were always welcome. All who came into contact with him found him to be a sincere and happy fellow, lending time and talent. His recitations delighted all present. He added a rich dimension to everyday tasks and is well remembered. All who gathered at St. Martin''s Place are thankful to this delightful man.

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