Anthony Zerbe

Anthony Zerbe

  • Highest Rated: 100% Cool Hand Luke (1967)
  • Lowest Rated: 28% See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)
  • Birthday: May 20, 1936
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Disdaining the "surfer" mentality of his California boyhood friends, Anthony Zerbe chose to head to New York to become an actor. He studied with Stella Adler and worked off-Broadway before achieving success in the mid-'60s. He made his film debut in 1967's Will Penny, after which he settled into a series of sharkish, saturnine villainous portrayals. An adherent of EST training, Zerbe preferred to work with people who allowed him "space" to develop a characterization; one such person was David Janssen, with whom Zerbe appeared on the mid-'70s TV series Harry O (in which he won an Emmy award for his portrayal of Lieutenant Trench). Active on-stage and in films and television into the 1990s, Anthony Zerbe has contributed some unforgettable acting moments to the big screen, notably as the shadow-enshrouded leper in 1971's Papillon and the "blowed up real good" secondary villain in the 1989 James Bond opus License to Kill.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

50% Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks Mr. Crumwald $74.1K 2014
92% American Hustle Senator Horton Mitchell $99.2M 2013
No Score Yet Untitled Ice Cube/David O. Russell Project Senator Horton Mitchell 2013
No Score Yet Veritas: Prince of Truth Actor 2007
35% The Matrix Revolutions Councillor Hamann $139.1M 2003
73% The Matrix Reloaded Councillor Hamann $281.6M 2003
54% True Crime Henry Lowenstein 1999
54% Star Trek: Insurrection Matthew Dougherty 1998
No Score Yet Asteroid Dr. Charles Napier 1997
33% Touch Father Donahue 1997
No Score Yet Jack Reed: Death and Vengeance Sanford Miller 1996
76% Licence To Kill Milton Krest 1989
28% See No Evil, Hear No Evil Sutherland 1989
No Score Yet Listen to Me Sen. McKellar 1989
No Score Yet Steel Dawn Damnil 1987
No Score Yet P.I. Private Investigations Charles Bradley, Joey's Father and Newspape 1987
No Score Yet Baja Oklahoma Jeemy Williams 1987
No Score Yet Independence General Grey 1987
No Score Yet Opposing Force Becker 1986
No Score Yet Off Beat Mr. Wareham 1986
91% The Dead Zone Stuart 1983
No Score Yet Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E. Justin Sepheran 1983
No Score Yet A Question of Honor Captain Marcus 1982
No Score Yet Rascals and Robbers/Sawyer and Finn Arco the Magnificent 1982
No Score Yet Soggy Bottom U.S.A. Morgan 1981
63% The First Deadly Sin Capt. Broughton 1980
No Score Yet Attica William Kunstler 1980
No Score Yet The Chisholms Jimmy Jackson 1979
No Score Yet KISS Meets the Phantom '''Abner Devereaux'''. Devereaux 1978
No Score Yet Child of Glass Actor 1978
73% Who'll Stop the Rain Antheil 1978
No Score Yet Centennial Mervin Wendell 1978
61% The Turning Point Rosie 1977
No Score Yet Woman Accused Danko 1977
No Score Yet In the Glitter Palace Danko 1977
No Score Yet Once an Eagle Actor 1976
44% Rooster Cogburn Breed 1975
76% Farewell, My Lovely Brunette 1975
90% The Parallax View Schwartzkopf 1974
58% The Laughing Policeman Lt. Steiner 1973
83% Papillon Toussaint Leper Colony Chief 1973
No Score Yet Carola Actor 1973
75% The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean Hustler 1972
No Score Yet Snatched Boone 1972
63% The Omega Man Matthias 1971
60% They Call Me Mister Tibbs Rice Weedon 1970
No Score Yet The Liberation of L.B. Jones Willie Joe Worth 1970
90% The Molly Maguires Dan Dougherty 1970
85% Will Penny Dutchy 1968
100% Cool Hand Luke Dog Boy 1967

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Judging Amy
1999-2005
Judge Sobel
  • 2004
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Guest Cliff
  • 2000
33% Total Recall 2070
1999
Tyler Hume
  • 1999
No Score Yet Walker, Texas Ranger
1993-2001
Joey Galloway
  • 1996
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Mat Matthews
  • 1994
82% Tales from the Crypt
1989-1996
  • 1994
No Score Yet Columbo
1968-2003
Max Dyson
  • 1989
No Score Yet The Equalizer
1985-1989
Philip Marcel
  • 1988
  • 1987
No Score Yet Highway to Heaven
1984-1989
Jabez Stone
  • 1985
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
1974-1984
Dr. McQueen McQueen
  • 1982
No Score Yet The Rockford Files
1974-1980
Skowron
  • 1978
No Score Yet Kung Fu
1972-1975
Klempt Rafe
  • 1974
  • 1973
No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco
1972-1977
Eddie
  • 1973
  • 1972
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Heraclio Cantrell and Father Hernando Cantrell Nick Talbot
  • 1973
  • 1970
  • 1968
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
Vincent Wiertel Dunlap
  • 1972
  • 1971
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
1966-1973
Eric Schilling David Redding Col. Alex Vorda Reese Dolan Col. Helmut Kellerman
  • 1971
  • 1970
  • 1969
  • 1967
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
John Spain
  • 1969
No Score Yet It Takes a Thief
1968-1970
O'Farrell
  • 1968

QUOTES FROM Anthony Zerbe CHARACTERS

Matthias
Definition of a scientist: a man who understood nothing, until there was nothing left to understand.
Councillor Hamann
There is so much in this world that I do not understand. See that machine? It has something to do with recycling our water supply. I have absolutely no idea how it works. But I do understand the reason for it to work. I have absolutely no idea how you are able to do some of the things you do, but I believe there's a reason for that as well. I only hope we understand that reason before it's too late.