Zerbe, Anthony 1936–

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Zerbe, Anthony 1936-


Full name, Anthony Jared Zerbe; born May 20, 1936, in Long Beach, CA; son of Arthur Le Van and Catherine (maiden name, Scurlock) Zerbe; married Arnette Jens, October 7, 1962; children: Jennet (a dancer), Jared Le Van. Education: Attended Pomona College, 1954-55; trained at Stella Adler Theatre Studio, 1958-60.


Agent—Mitchell K. Stubbs and Associates, 8675 West Washington Blvd., Suite 203, Culver City, CA 90232.


Actor. Cameo Theatre, president; Millay Colony for the Arts, codirector; performer at Stratford Festival, Stratford, Ontario, Canada, 1962, and Fred Miller Theatre, Milwaukee, WI, 1962-63; Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, associate, beginning 1967; Seattle Repertory Company, Seattle, WA, associate, beginning 1975; GeVa Theatre, Rochester, NY, associate artistic director, beginning 1990; performed as resident artist at Theatre of the Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA, Arena Stage, Washington, DC, and Huntington Theatre Company, Boston, MA. Military service: U.S. Air Force, 1959.

Awards, Honors:

Emmy Award, outstanding continuing performance by a supporting actor in a drama series, 1976, for Harry O.


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.

Tom 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 Nat 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.

Himself, Up From the Ape (also known as The Animal Within), 1974.

Laird Burnette, Farewell, My Lovely, Avco-Embassy, 1975.

Breed, Rooster Cogburn (also known as Rooster Cogburnand 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.

Morgan, Soggy Bottom, U.S.A. (also known as Swamp Rats), Gaylord, 1982.

Roger Stuart, The Dead Zone, Paramount, 1983.

Mr. Wareham, Off Beat, Buena Vista, 1985.

Becker, Opposing Force (also known as Hellcamp), Orion, 1987.

Charles Bradley, P.I. Private Investigations (also known as Private Investigations), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1987.

Damnil, Steel Dawn, Vestron, 1987.

Milton Krest, Licence to Kill (also known as License to Kill), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1989.

Sutherland, See No Evil, Hear No Evil, TriStar, 1989.

Senator McKellar, Listen to Me, Weintraub Entertainment Group, 1989.

Father Donahue, Touch, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1997.

Vice Admiral Matthew Dougherty, Star Trek: Insurrection (also known as Star Trek 9), Paramount, 1998.

Governor Henry Lowenstein, True Crime, Warner Bros., 1999.

Behind the Broken Words, 2003.

Councillor Hamann, The Matrix Reloaded (also released as The Matrix Reloaded: The IMAX Experience), Warner Bros., 2003.

Councillor Hamann, The Matrix Revolutions (also released as The Matrix Revolutions: The IMAX Experience), Warner Bros., 2003.

Porterfield, Veritas, Prince of Truth, La Panza Productions/Twelfth Night Entertainment, 2006.

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 as Attack of the Phantoms and KISS in Attack of the Phantoms), NBC, 1978.

Amory Timmons, "Child of Glass," Disneyland (also known as Disney's Wonderful World, The Disney Sunday Movie, The Magical World of Disney, Walt Disney, Walt Disney Presents, Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color, and The Wonderful World of Disney), 1978.

Professor Clem Staymond, The Seduction of Miss Leona (also known as To Love Again), 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.: The Fifteen Years Later Affair (also known as 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: Columbo Goes to the Guillotine, ABC, 1989.

Lewis Larson, To Save a Child (also known as A Child for Satan and The Craft), ABC, 1991.

Sanford "Sandy" Miller, Jack Reed: Death and Vengeance, NBC, 1996.

Roger Aiken, On Seventh Avenue, NBC, 1996.

Television Appearances; Series:

Lieutenant K. C. Trench, a recurring role, Harry O, ABC, 1975-76.

Teaspoon Hunger, The Young Riders, ABC, 1989-92.

Television Appearances; 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.

St. Pierre, George Washington, CBS, 1984.

Pontius Pilate, A.D. (also known as A.D.—Anno Domini), NBC, 1985.

General Ulysses S. Grant, North and South, Book II, ABC, 1986.

Bill Williams, Dream West, CBS, 1986.

Stavros Livanos, Onassis: The Richest Man in the World (also known as Onassis, The Richest Man in the World, and The Richest Man in the World: The Story of Aristotle Onassis), ABC, 1988.

Dr. Charles Napier, Asteroid (also known as Asteroid: The Sky Is Falling), NBC, 1997.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Keil, The Statesman, 1975.

Host, Psychic Detectives, ABC, 1989.

Long John Silver, Treasure Island: The Adventure Begins, NBC, 1994.

Himself, Happy Birthday Oscar Wilde, BBC, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Phil, "Carrier," Naked City, 1963.

Reporter at dock, "Two Strangers and an Old Enemy," Route 66, 1963.

Gil Condon, "The Guilt of Matt Bentell," The Big Valley, 1965.

Captain Burgdorf, "Target 802," Twelve O'clock High, 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.

Nick Skouras, "Blood Money II," Gunsmoke (also known as Gun Law and Marshal Dillon), 1968.

Powell, "The Good-Hearted Badman," The Virginian (also known as The Men From Shiloh), 1968.

Johnny O'Farrel, "One Illegal Angel," It Takes a Thief, 1968.

John Spain, "A Ride in the Sun," Bonanza (also known as Ponderosa), 1969.

Chief Finlay, "Death in a Minor Key," Mannix, 1969.

Colonel Helmut Kellerman, "Live Bait," Mission: Impossible, 1969.

Colonel Alex Vorda, "The Amnesiac," Mission: Impossible, 1969.

Eric Schilling, "The Amateur," Mission: Impossible, 1970.

Waldo, "Where Were We, Waldo?," Storefront Lawyers (also known as Men at Law), 1970.

Heraclio Cantrell and Father Hernando Cantrell, "The Noonday Devil," Gunsmoke, 1970.

Reese Dolan, "The Connection," Mission: Impossible, 1971.

"Shakedown," Cade's County, 1972.

Doc Immelman, "The Torch," Cannon, 1972.

"All in the Family," Nichols (also known as James Garner and James Garner as Nichols), 1972.

Dunlap, "The Savage Sentry," Ironside (also known as The Raymond Burr Show), 1972.

James Conway, "Cry Silence," Mannix, 1972.

Little Ned, "All the Dead Were Strangers," Mannix, 1973.

Brimmer, "Rules of the Game," The F.B.I., 1973.

Talbot, "Talbot," Gunsmoke (also known as Gun Law and Marshal Dillon), 1973.

Morris W. Talbot, "Catch Me if You Can," Cannon, 1973.

Max Dolney, "The Limping Man," Cannon, 1973.

Paul Klempt, "The Hoots," Kung Fu, 1973.

Eddie Whitney, "The Twenty-Four Karat Plague" The Streets of San Francisco, 1973.

Eddie Whitney, "The Twenty-Five Caliber Plague," The Streets of San Francisco, 1974.

Lester Smith, "Mother's Deadly Helper," Hawaii Five-0 (also known as McGarrett), 1974.

Rafe, "The Predators," Kung Fu, 1974.

Brad Nicholson, "The Stainless Steel Lady," The Magician, 1974.

Ralph Sneed, "Death Watch," The Rookies, 1974.

Quint, "A Word Called Courage," Mannix, 1975.

Jack Skowron, "The Gang at Don's Drive In," The Rockford Files (also known as Jim Rockford, Private Investigator), 1977.

Doctor Joshua McQueen, "The Wild Boy: Part 1," Little House on the Prairie, 1982.

Sam Mancuso, "On the Line," Nurse, 1982.

Jabez Stone, "The Devil and Jonathan Smith," Highway to Heaven, 1985.

Albert Danton, "Mark of Cain," Our Family Honor, 1985.

Crenshaw, "The Trial: Parts 1 & 2," Dynasty, 1986.

Phillipe Marcel, "The Mystery of Manon: Parts 1 & 2," The Equalizer, 1987.

Phillipe Marcel, "Memories of Manon: Parts 1 & 2," The Equalizer, 1988.

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 (also known as HBO's "Tales from the Crypt"), HBO, 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 (also known as Total Recall: The Series), Showtime, 1999.

Himself, "The Films of David Cronenberg," The Directors, 1999.

Clifford, "RDWRER," Frasier, NBC, 2000.

T. J. Petowski, "The Face Is Familiar," Century City, CBS, 2004.

Judge Henry Sobel, "Accountability," Judging Amy, CBS, 2004.

Television Appearances; Other:

Carola, 1973.

The Court-Martial of George Armstrong Custer, 1977.

Stage Appearances:

The Moon Besieged, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 1962.

It's All Done with Mirrors: The Poetry of e.e. cummings (solo performance), 1977.

Title role, Cyrano de Bergerac, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1979.

Benjamin Hubbard, The Little Foxes, Martin Beck Theatre, New York City, 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.

Major Tours:

Behind the Broken Words, a continuing project, beginning 1996.



Voice of Councillor Hamann, Enter the Matrix (video game), Infogrames Entertainment, 2003.

Himself, The Burly Man Chronicles, Warner Home Video, 2004.

Voice of Councillor Hamann, The Matrix: Path of Neo (video game), Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment/Atari/Shiny Entertainment, 2005.

Audio Books:

Darkness, 1990.


Stage Shows:

(Coauthor) Behind the Broken Words, American Place Theatre, New York City, 1981.