Anthony Heald

Anthony Heald

  • Highest Rated: 100% Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% The Super (1991)
  • Birthday: Aug 25, 1944
  • Birthplace: New Rochelle, New York, USA
  • Possessing an air of smug authority that isn't without a slight sense of self-conscious humor, actor Anthony Heald's supporting roles in such films as The Silence of the Lambs and Deep Rising have found him mastering the art of the overconfident character who audiences instinctively sense (often rightly so) will receive his comeuppance before the end credits roll. Born Philip Anthony Mair Heald in New Rochelle, NY, the aspiring actor with a keen eye for detail sought higher education at Michigan State University following graduation from New York's Massapequa High School. It was during his tenure at Michigan State that Heald became involved with a street theater troupe, honing his skills while simultaneously developing a unique style that he would continue to develop in the decade that followed. Making the leap to the big screen with a supporting role in the 1983 drama Silkwood, Heald also impressed small-screen viewers with occasional roles in Miami Vice, Tales From the Dark Side, and later, Cheers. Of course, it was feature films that provided the most exposure for Heald, though, his role as Dr. Frederick Chilton in The Silence of the Lambs offering the ideal celluloid personification of the actor's nervous confidence. Supporting roles in such high-profile releases as Searching for Bobby Fischer, The Pelican Brief, The Client, and 8MM kept Heald in the public eye throughout the 1990s, and with his role as buttoned-down Assistant Principal Scott Guber in the popular 2000 series Boston Public, Heald seemed to hit his stride on the small screen. On the high-school comedy drama, Heald embued his straight-laced, officious, authoritarian character with a surprising degree of sympathy, making Mr. Gruber somewhat more endearing than would be expected. In 2002, Heald reprised his role as Dr. Frederick Chilton in Red Dragon, the second sequel -- actually a prequel -- to The Silence of the Lambs. Though Boston Public would close its doors in 2004, Heald continued to act in addition to providing vocal work on a number of talking books. In 2006 Heald helmed the clichéd part of the unctuous Dean of the rival college in the comedy Accepted, as well as appearing in the third installment of the popular X-Men franchise.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

37% Accepted Dean Van Horne $36.4M 2006
57% X-Men: The Last Stand FBI Mystique Interrogator $234.4M 2006
No Score Yet Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman Simon 2004
68% Red Dragon Dr. Chilton $93M 2002
39% Proof of Life Ted $31.2M 2000
No Score Yet Jewel Kingdom: The Ruby Princess Runs Away Actor 2000
22% 8MM Longdale 1999
29% Deep Rising Simon Canton 1998
66% A Time to Kill Dr. Rodeheaver 1996
68% Kiss of Death Jack Gold 1995
11% Bushwhacked Bragdon 1995
78% The Client Trumann 1994
53% The Pelican Brief Marty Velmano 1993
69% The Ballad of Little Jo Mr. Henry Grey 1993
100% Searching for Bobby Fischer Fighting Parent 1993
33% Whispers in the Dark Paul 1992
0% The Super Ron Nessim 1991
96% The Silence of the Lambs Dr. Frederick Chilton 1991
84% Postcards from the Edge George Lazan 1990
67% Orphans Man in Park 1987
No Score Yet Happy New Year Dinner Guest 1987
52% Outrageous Fortune Weldon 1987
No Score Yet A Case of Deadly Force Dave O'Brian 1986
No Score Yet The Beniker Gang Mr. Uldrich 1985
62% Teachers Narc 1984
77% Silkwood 2nd Union Meeting Doctor 1983

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

52% Monday Mornings
2013
Mitch Tompkins
  • 2013
86% Boston Legal
2004-2008
Judge Harvey Cooper
  • 2008
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet According to Jim
2001-2009
  • 2005
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
Cdr. Guyman Purcell
  • 2005
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
Walt Merrick Walt Merrick (pilot only)
  • 2005
No Score Yet Boston Public
2000-2005
Vice Principal Scott Guber Scott Guber
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet The Practice
1997-2004
Judge Harvey Cooper Scott Guber
  • 2001
  • 2000
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Guest Corkmaster
  • 2000
74% The X-Files
1993-2018
Harold Piller
  • 2000
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Bob Kendall
  • 1994
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
O'Connell Councilman Councilman Spencer Talbert Ian O'Connell
  • 1994
  • 1991
No Score Yet Cheers
1982-1993
Guest
  • 1993

QUOTES FROM Anthony Heald CHARACTERS

Simon Canton
I maybe a crook but im not a savage!
Simon Canton
I maybe a crook but I'm not a savage!
Bartleby "B" Gaines
Nah, I'm not going to answer your question, 'cause you guys have already made up your minds. I'm an expert in rejection, and I can see it on your faces, and it's too bad that you judge us by the way we look and not by who we are, just because you want us to be more like them when the truth is we're not like them, and I am damn proud of that fact! I mean, Harmon College and their - their 100 years of tradition. But tradition of what? Of hazing kids and humiliating anyone who's a bit different? Of putting so much pressure on kids they turn into these - these stress freaks and caffeine addicts.
Dean Van Horne
Your phony school demeans real colleges everywhere!
Bartleby "B" Gaines
Why? Why can't we both exist? Huh? You can have your grades, and your rules and your structure and your ivory towers, and then we'll do things our way. Why do we have to conform to what you want?
Dean Van Horne
Your curriculum is a joke, and you, sir, are a criminal.
Bartleby "B" Gaines
You know what? You're a criminal. 'Cause you rob these kids of their creativity and their passion. That's the real crime! Well, what about you parents? Did -did the system really work out for you? Did it teach you to follow your heart, or to just play it safe, roll over? What about you guys? Did you always want to be school administrators? Dr. Alexander, was that your dream? Or maybe no, maybe you wanted to be a poet. Maybe you wanted to be a magician or an artist. Maybe you just wanted to travel the world. Look, I - I lied to you. I lied to all of you, and I'm sorry. Dad, especially to you. But out of that desperation, something happened that was so amazing. Life was full of possibilities, and isn't that what you ultimately want for us? As parents, I mean, is - is that, is possibilities. Well, we came here today to ask for your approval, and something just occurred to me: I don't give a shit. Who cares about your approval? We don't need your approval to tell us that what we did was real. 'Cause there are so few truths in this world, that when you see one, you just know it. And I know that it is a truth that real learning took place at South Harmon. Whether you like it or not, it did. 'Cause you don't need teachers or classrooms or - or fancy highbrow traditions or money to really learn. You just need people with a desire to better themselves, and we got that by the shit-load at South Harmon. So you can go ahead, sign your forms, reject us and shoot us down, and do whatever you gotta do. It doesn't really matter at this point, because we'll never stop learning, and we'll never stop growing, and we'll never forget the ideals what were instilled in us at our place, 'cause we are SHIT heads now, and we'll be SHIT heads forever and nothing you say can do or stamp can take that away from us, so GO!