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Anthony Zerbe

Blood Money, January 22, 1968 Written by Hal Sitowitz, Directed by Robert Totten, Guest Cast: Nehemiah Persoff, Anthony Zerbe, James Anderson, Donna Bacalla, Hank Brandt, Lee de Broux, Mills Watson

The Noon Day Devil, December 7, 1970 Written by William Kelley, Directed by Philip Leacock, Assistant Director Martin Cohan, Guest Cast: Anthony Zerbe, Ernest Sarracino, Warren Vanders, Anthony Cordova, Pepe Callahan, Natividad Vacio, Annehe Cardona, Fred Coby, Tony Davis, Julio Medina, Bert Madrid, John Dullaghan, Natividad Vacio

Talbot, February 26, 1973 Written by Jim Byrnes, Directed by Vincent McEveety, Guest Cast: Anthony Zerbe, Salome Jens, Peter Jason, Bill Williams, Charles MacCauley, Chanin Hale, Robert Totten, Link Wyler, Victor Izay, Robert Donner, Gloria Dixon, Tom Sutton

He is one of the most recognizable actors in films and television as well as one of the most versatile. While he could play a cunning villain, he was also adept at playing sidekicks and heroic types. His eyes were his most prominent feature; piercing dark eyes with very expressive brows. He also had a built in smirk on his interesting face. He was born on May 20, 1936 in Long Beach, California and raised there. After graduating high school in the early 1950s he hitchhiked to New York to become an actor. He trained at the Stella Adler Theatre Studio and began a very prestigious career on the stage, later joining many prominent theatre companies. He first started in television in the 1960s and won an Emmy Award for his recurring role on the "Harry O" TV series with David Janssen in 1976. His film debut was in 1967 in "Cool Hand Luke" with Paul Newman, as Dog Boy. His film credits also include: "Will Penny" (1968) as Dutchy; "They Call Me MISTER Tibbs!" (1970) as Rice Weedon; "The Molly Maguires" (1970) as Dougherty; one of his best known roles as Matthias in "Omega Man" (1971); "The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean" (1972) as Hustler; "Papillon" (1973) as Toussaint Leper Colony Chief; "The Parallax View" (1974) in an uncredited role; "Rooster Cogburn" (1975) as Breed; "Farewell, My Lovely" (1975) as Brunette; "The Dead Zone" (1983) as Roger Stuart; "Offbeat" (1986) as Mr. Wareham; "Steel Dawn" (1987) as Damnil; "License to Kill" (1989) as Milton Krest and "True Crime" (1999) as Henry Lowenstein. On TV he was even more prolific as a regular on "Harry O" (1975-76) as Lt. K.C. Trench; "How the West Was Won" (1978) as Martin Grey and "The Young Riders" (1989) as Teaspoon Hunter. He appeared in the mini-series: "Once an Eagle" (1976) as Dale Shifkin; "The Chisholms" (1979) as Jimmy Jackson; "George Washington" (1984) as St. Pierre; "A.D." (1985) as Pontius Pilate and "The North and the South II" (1986) as Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. He also appeared in scores of made for TV movies and as guest star on numerous series including: "Mission: Impossible"; "Cannon"; "Gunsmoke"; "Kung Fu" and "The Equalizer"; "Tales from the Crypt" and "Walker, Texas Ranger."

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