Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
Chris Owen to Bernadette Peters
Anthony Perkins Biography (1932-1992)
Born April 4, 1932, in New York, NY; died of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), September 12, 1992, in Hollywood, CA; son of Osgood (an actor) andJanet Esselton (Rane) Perkins; married Berinthia Berenson, 1973; children: Osgood, Elvis. Addresses: Agent--International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.
- Birth Details
- April 4, 1932
- New York, New York, United States
- Death Details
- September 12, 1992
- Hollywood, California, United States
Credits; FILM APPEARANCES
- Fred Whitmarsh, The Actress, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), 1953.
- Josh Birdwell, Friendly Persuasion, Allied Artists, 1956.
- Riley Wade, The Lonely Man, Paramount, 1957.
- Sheriff Ben Owens, The Tin Star, Paramount, 1957.
- Jimmy Piersall, Fear Strikes out, Paramount, 1957.
- Eben Cabot, Desire under the Elms, Paramount, 1958.
- Joseph Dufresne, This Angry Age (also known as The Sea Wall), Columbia, 1958.
- Peter Holmes, On the Beach, United Artists (UA), 1959.
- Abel, Green Mansions, MGM, 1959.
- Ray Blent, Tall Story, Warner Bros., 1960.
- Norman Bates, Psycho, Paramount, 1960.
- Philip Van Der Besh, Goodbye Again, UA, 1961.
- Alexis, Phaedra, Lopert, 1962.
- Joseph K, The Trial, Astor, 1963.
- Robert Macklin, Five Miles to Midnight, UA, 1963.
- Johnny, Two Are Guilty (also known as The Sword and the Balance), MGM, 1964.
- Milo Bagardus, The Fool Killer (also known as Violent Journey), Allied Artists, 1965.
- Sergeant Warren, Is Paris Burning?, Paramount, 1966.
- Harry Compton/Nicholas Maukouline, A Ravishing Idiot (also known as Agent38-24-36, The Warm-Blooded Spy, The Adorable Idiot, and The Bewitching Scatterbrain), Seven Arts, 1966.
- Christopher Balling, The Champagne Murders, Universal, 1968.
- Dennis Pitt, Pretty Poison, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1968.
- Chaplain Tappman, Catch 22, Filmways, 1970.
- Rainey, WUSA, Paramount, 1970.
- Laurence Jeffries, Someone behind the Door (also known as Two Minds for Murder), GSF, 1971.
- B. Z., Play It As It Lays, Universal, 1972.
- Reverend La Salle, The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, National General, 1972.
- Charles Van Horn, Ten Days of Wonder, Levitt-Pickman, 1972.
- Gid, Lovin' Molly (also known as The Wild and the Sweet), Columbia, 1974.
- Hector McQueen, Murder on the Orient Express, Paramount, 1974.
- Sean, Mahogany, Paramount, 1975.
- Neil Curry, Remember My Name, Columbia, 1978.
- John Ceruti, Winter Kills, Avco Embassy, 1979.
- Dr. Alex Durant, The Black Hole, Buena Vista, 1979.
- Kramer, Ffolkes (also known as North Sea Hijack and Assault Force), Universal, 1980.
- Lawrence Miles, Double Negative, Quadrant, 1980.
- Norman Bates, Psycho II, Universal, 1983.
- Reverend Peter Shayne, Crimes of Passion, New World, 1984.
- Norman Bates, Psycho III (also see below), Universal, 1986.
- Director Edwards, Destroyer, Moviestore Entertainment, 1988.
- Dr. Henry Jekyll/Mr. Jack Hyde, Edge of Sanity, Allied Vision, 1989.
- Arthur Johnson, A Demon in My View, Vidmark Entertainment, 1992.
Credits; Appeared as Charles, La Decade Prodigieuse, 1971; as Alfred,Twee Vrouwen (also known as Twice a Woman), 1979; as himself, Hitchcock
- Il Brivido del Genio, 1985; and as a mechanical man, The Naked Forest, 1992; also appeared in The Horror Show, 1979; The Thrill of Genius, 1988; Shadow of Death, 1988; Enid's Sleeping, Love at Large, and The Matchmaker.
Credits; FILM WORK; DIRECTOR
- Psycho III, Universal, 1986.
- Director of the film Lucky Stiff, 1989.
Credits; TELEVISION APPEARANCES; MOVIES
- Allan Colleigh, How Awful about Allan, ABC, 1970.
- Arthur Herzog, First You Cry, CBS, 1978.
- Inspector Javert, Les Miserables, CBS, 1978.
- Henry Lord, The Sins of Dorian Gray, ABC, 1983.
- Professor Buchanan, I'm Dangerous Tonight, USA, 1990.
- Norman Bates, Psycho IV: The Beginning, Showtime, 1990.
- Anton Crainic, Daughter of Darkness, CBS, 1990.
- Detective, In the Deep Woods, NBC, 1992.
Credits; TELEVISION APPEARANCES; EPISODIC
- "Joey," Goodyear Television Playhouse, NBC, 1953.
- "The Missing Year," Kraft Theatre, NBC, 1954.
- "The Fugitive," Armstrong Circle Theatre, NBC, 1954.
- "The Case of the Narcotics Rackets," The Man behind the Badge, CBS, 1954.
- "Mr. Blue Ocean," General Electric Theatre, CBS, 1955.
- Benji, "The World out There," Windows, CBS, 1955.
- "Home Is the Hero," Kraft Theatre, NBC, 1956.
- "The Silent Gun," Studio One, CBS, 1956.
- "Winter Dreams," Front Row Center, CBS, 1956.
- "Evening Primrose," ABC Stage '67, ABC, 1966.
- Guest, Reflections on the Silver Screen with Professor Richard Brown, syndicated, 1990.
- Also appeared on U.S. Steel Hour.
Credits; TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SPECIALS
- Guest, Hedda Hopper's Hollywood, NBC, 1960.
- Guest, The World of Sophia Loren (documentary), ABC, 1962.
- King Kong: The Living Legend, syndicated, 1986.
- The 40th Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1986.
- Anthony Strack, Ghost Writer (also known as Haunted House), Fox, 1990.
Credits; OTHER TELEVISION APPEARANCES
- Joseph, Napoleon and Josephine: A Love Story (mini-series), ABC, 1987.
- Appeared as Reverend North in the mini-series For the Term of His NaturalLife, 1985. Also appeared in Glory Boys, 1984.
Credits; STAGE APPEARANCES
- Awyas Beudish, Sarah Simple, Robin Hood Theatre, Arden, DE, 1948-50.
- Fred Whitmarsh, Years Ago, Robin Hood Theatre, 1948-50.
- George and Margaret, Robin Hood Theatre, 1948-50.
- My Sister Eileen, Robin Hood Theatre, 1948-50.
- Tom Lee, Tea and Sympathy, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 1954.
- Eugene Grant, Look Homeward, Angel, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 1957.
- Gideon Briggs, Greenwillow, Alvin Theatre, New York City, 1960.
- Harold Selbar, Harold, Cort Theatre, New York City, 1962.
- Andy Hobart, The Star-Spangled Girl (also see below), Plymouth Theatre, New York City, then Huntington Hartford Playhouse, Los Angeles, both 1968.
- Tandy, Steambath (also see below), Truck and Warehouse Theatre, New YorkCity, 1970.
- Member of ensemble, Sondheim: A Musical Tribute, Shubert Theatre, New York City, 1973.
- Martin Dysart, Equus, Plymouth Theatre, 1975.
- Jason Carmichael, Romantic Comedy, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 1979.
- Appeared in Theatre, in Saratoga Springs, NY.
Credits; STAGE DIRECTOR
- The Star-Spangled Girl, Huntington Hartford Theatre, Los Angeles, 1968.
- The Unknown Soldier and His Wife, Playhouse in the Park, Philadelphia, PA, 1968.
- The Imaginary Invalid, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee, WI, 1968.
- The Burgermaster, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, 1969.
- Steambath, Truck and Warehouse Theatre, New York City, 1970.
- The Wager, Eastside Playhouse, New York City, 1974.
- Director of the play Hole, 1978.
- (With Stephen Sondheim) The Last of Sheila, Warner Bros., 1973.
- Entertainment Weekly, September 25, 1992, p. 34.
- Interview, November, 1990, p. 42.
- New York Times, September 14, 1992.
- People Weekly, September 28, 1992, p. 38.
- Premiere, October, 1993, p. 58.
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