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Anthony Perkins

Anthony Perkins


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Also Known As: Died: September 12, 1992
Born: April 4, 1932 Cause of Death: complications resulting from AIDS
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...


Director (feature film)

Lucky Stiff (1989) as Director
Crushed after his bride runs away on their wedding day, chubby, depressed Ron Douglas decides to take a trip to get away from it all, heading to Lake Tahoe for the Christmas holidays. There, he meets the beautiful Cynthia Mitchell, who reveals her strong attraction to the overweight Ron and asks him
Psycho III (1986) as Director
Norman is introduced to the blonde Maureen Coyle, a pretty young novice who is looking for some sign from above that God exists. Having left the convent, Maureen arrives at the Bates Motel. Unfortunately, not only does she have the same initials as of one of Norman''s victims, she also looks a bit like her. Norman tries to keep himself under control.

Cast (feature film)

In the Deep Woods (1992) as Paul Miller
A young woman discovers that someone she loves may be a serial killer.
Naked Target, The (1992) as Mechanical Man
A New York executive is handcuffed to a precious briefcase to which only his Spanish contact holds the key and of which many others are in hot pursuit.
Demon in My View, A (1991) as Arthur Johnson
Story about a man who appears an upright citizen to the outside world, but within lurks a psychopath. It takes the presence of a young researcher to bring out the demon.
Daughter of Darkness (1990) as Anton Crainic
A young woman's torturous search for her long-lost father in Eastern Europe leads her into a horrifying world between the living and the dead.
I'm Dangerous Tonight (1990) as Professor Buchanan
A television movie about the supernatural powers of a cloak used in early Aztec blood sacrifices. When its unwitting victims come into contact with it, they are compelled to commit evil, including murder.
Psycho IV: The Beginning (1990) as Norman Bates--As An Adult
A television movie recounting the childhood and adolescence of Norman Bates, the central character in the several "Psycho" films. Told through a series of flashbacks during a late-night radio talk show on the subject of matricide.
Edge of Sanity (1989) as Dr Henry Jekyll; Mr Jack Hyde
Another version of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
Destroyer (1988) as Director Edwards
An executed mass murderer comes back from the dead to wreak havok on a film crew shooting inside the prison where he was electrocuted.
Psycho III (1986) as Norman Bates
Norman is introduced to the blonde Maureen Coyle, a pretty young novice who is looking for some sign from above that God exists. Having left the convent, Maureen arrives at the Bates Motel. Unfortunately, not only does she have the same initials as of one of Norman''s victims, she also looks a bit like her. Norman tries to keep himself under control.
For the Term of His Natural Life (1985)
In 1930s England, a young man accused of stealing a watch is convicted of robbery and transported to serve his prison term in Australia.
Crimes of Passion (1984) as Reverend Peter Shayne
A successful fashion designer moonlights as a seductive call-girl, an alter-ego created out of a curiosity for the kinky side of life.
Sins Of Dorian Gray, The (1983) as Henry Lord
This contemporary retelling of Oscar Wilde's macabre tale is given a change of sex with Dorian now a beautiful, never-aging model. Anthony Perkins is the evil fashion world manipulator who leads her into a life of corruption, and Joseph Bottoms is her lover who has deserted his pregnant wife for her
Psycho II (1983) as Norman Bates
After 22 years in an asylum, Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins, reprising his most famous role) is released and allowed to return home over the objections of Lila Loomis (Vera Miles), sister of one of his victims in PSYCHO. Although Norman is somewhat apprehensive about returning to the old house and motel where he committed his murders, he seems to be completely recovered. He is given work at a local diner, where he meets Mary (Meg Tilly), a cute but spacy waitress who seems completely ignorant of the earlier horrors. As Norman gets close to Mary, strange things begin to occur. He finds notes signed by Mother, receives phone calls from Mother, even sees Mother standing in her bedroom window. Then the bodies begin to pile up.
Double Negative (1981) as Lawrence Miles
Ffolkes (1980) as Lou Kramer
Twee Vrouwen (1979) as Alfred
Woman (Laura) falls in love with girl (Sylvia). They have an affair, but suddenly Sylvia runs off with the ex-husband of Laura. Laura can't understand why, but Sylvia doesn't want to talk to her. Later it becomes clear why Sylvia did this and then it is the ex-husband to be upset. He takes revenge.
The Black Hole (1979) as Dr Alex Durant
Researchers discover a lost space ship on the edge of a black hole.
Winter Kills (1979) as John Ceruti
An assassinated president''''s brother investigates the unsolved crime.
Remember My Name (1978) as Neil Curry
A young woman released from prison begins stalking a married construction worker.
Les Miserables (1978) as Inspector Javert
A lavish remake of the classic about the escaped convict, a woodcutter who had been imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread to feed his starving family, and the dogged police inspector who dedicates himself to hounding the man until he can again be put behind bars. An Emmy Award nomination went to d
First You Cry (1978) as Arthur Herzog
A dramatization of the true story of NBC news correspondent Betty Rollin and her experience with a mastectomy that shook her emotions, her marriage and her outlook on life. Fredric March's widow, Florence Eldridge, made a rare acting appearance as Rollin's mother in one of the only jobs she has ever
Mahogany (1975) as Sean Mcavoy
A girl from the Chicago slums fights her way to a position as an international super model.
Murder on the Orient Express (1974) as Mcqueen
Belgian detective Hercule Poirot investigates the murder of a mysterious businessman during a luxurious train ride.
Lovin' Molly (1974) as Gid
In 1925 Texas, two good friends both fall in love with a feminist named Molly. Molly loves both men and cannot choose between them, so they begin a loving, three way relationship that lasts for almost forty years.
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972) as Reverend LaSalle
A self-appointed judge cleans up a corrupt western town twice.
Play It As It Lays (1972) as B. Z. [Mendenhall]
The rise and fall of one Hollywood woman┬┐s acting career.
Catch-22 (1970) as Chaplain Tappman
Set on a small island just off Italy, circa 1944, Captain Yossarian is an American bombardier who attempts to have himself grounded by claiming he''s insane.
WUSA (1970) as Rainey
Rheinhardt, a cynical drifter, gets a job as an announcer for right-wing radio station WUSA in New Orleans. Rheinhardt is content to parrot WUSA's reactionary editorial stance on the air, even if he doesn't agree with it. Rheinhardt finds his cynical detachment challenged by a lady friend, Geraldine, and by Rainey, a neighbor and troubled idealist who becomes aware of WUSA's sinister, hidden purpose. And when events start spinning out of control, even Rheinhardt finds he must take a stand.
The Champagne Murders (1968) as Christopher Balling
The power-hungry, wealthy owner of a champagne company and her husband attempt to undermine a rich playboy with relevant insider''s information by making him believe he''s a murderer.
Pretty Poison (1968) as Dennis Pitt
A young man gets in over his head when he convinces a small-town girl he's a secret agent.
Is Paris Burning? (1966) as Sergeant Warren
Resistance fighters and secret agents struggle to keep the Nazis from destroying Paris before their retreat.
A Ravishing Idiot (1966) as Harry Compton
The Fool Killer (1965) as Milo Bogardus
12-year-old George Mellish, tired of beatings for both real and fancied misdeeds at the hands of his foster parents,runs away from home by hopping a freight train and lands somewhere east of the Mississippi River. The first person he meets is Dirty Jim Helliman (Henry Hull)who lives in a fantastically filthy hovel and with whom George feels a kindred spirit, both having "suffered" at the hands of a clean woman. It is (really dirty) Dirty Jim that tells George of the mythical, eight-foot bogey man called "The Fool Killer." George gets sick and Dirty Jim takes him to town where Mrs.Ova Faversham (Charlotte Jones)takes charge of the feverish boy. When Blessing Angeline (Sindee Ann Richards), Mrs. Faversham's 10-year-old daughter, tells George that her mother intends to return him to his foster parents, George hits the road again. He meets Milo Bogardus (Anthony Perkins), a young Civil War veteran, who has been robbed of his memory by a war wound, and is as lost in his own way as George. THey come upon a camp meeting, where the fanatical Reverend Spotts is conducting a revivalist meeting and during the religious frenzy, George blacks out. He comes to and is alone, and is unaware that the Reverend has been murdered, and starts in his search to find Milo. He finds a home with the Dodds (Dana Elcar and Salome Jens), small town store keepers. When, at supper, Dodds makes mention of the murder of the Reverend Spotts, George blurts out that "The Fool Killer done it" and tells them the legend as told to him by Dirty Jim. That evening, while George lies in bed, a shadow appears at his window. It is the figure of a tall, gaunt apparition, axe in hand ready to strike---"The Fool Killer!"
Two Are Guilty (1964) as Johnny
A boy is kidnapped and murdered on the French riviera. The police, who had watched the delivery of the ransom to TWO men gives chase once they determine that the boy is dead. The police never loses sight of the TWO men who flee on a speedboat and run into an old lighthouse after landing. However, when the police surrounds the lighthouse, THREE men come out, each one claiming that he was there on a stroll and the following investigation can not determine who is lying. The three men are put on trial, but the jury finds them innocent, because they can not determine which two are guilty. Summary justice is made by a mob when the three men leave the court after their aquittal.
The Trial (1963) as Joseph K
In this adaptation of Kafka's classic, a man in a nameless country stands trial for an unnamed crime.
Five Miles to Midnight (1963) as Robert Macklin
A woman tries to free herself from her husband by helping him fake his own death.
Phaedra (1962) as Alexis
A tycoon''''s restless wife seduces her stepson.
Goodbye Again (1961) as Philip Van der Besh
A 40-year-old woman swaps her sophisticated lover for a young law student.
Tall Story (1960) as Ray Blent
Love puts a college basketball star into a tailspin.
Psycho (1960) as Norman Bates
A woman on the run gets mixed up with a repressed young man and his violent mother.
Green Mansions (1959) as Abel Guevez de Argensola
A young adventurer falls in love with a mystical woman in the South American jungle.
On the Beach (1959) as Peter Holmes
After a nuclear war, U.S. sailors stationed in Australia deal with the end of civilization.
The Matchmaker (1958) as Cornelius Hackl
A matchmaker falls for the man she is supposed to help find a wife.
Desire Under the Elms (1958) as Eben Cabot
A fiery immigrant falls in love with her aging husband''''s brooding young son.
This Angry Age (1958) as Joseph Dufresne
Fear Strikes Out (1957) as Jim Piersall
Major League star Jimmy Piersall fights to save his sanity.
The Lonely Man (1957) as Riley Wade
An outlaw tries to make peace with his estranged son.
The Tin Star (1957) as Sheriff Ben Owens
An experienced bounty hunter helps a young sheriff learn the meaning of his badge.
Friendly Persuasion (1956) as Josh Birdwell
A peaceful Quaker family's sanctity is tested during the Civil War.
The Actress (1953) as Fred Whitmarsh
True story of Ruth Gordon''''s early struggles on the road to stage stardom.

Writer (feature film)

The Last Of Sheila (1973) as Screenwriter
A game of murder among wealthy vacationers turns into the real thing.

Music (feature film)

Crimes of Passion (1984) as Song Performer ("Get Happy")
A successful fashion designer moonlights as a seductive call-girl, an alter-ego created out of a curiosity for the kinky side of life.

Cast (special)

Ghost Writer (1990) as Anthony Strack
Pilot for a comedy/horror pilot about a mystery writer who lives in a sometimes-haunted Gothic mansion with his family.
40th Annual Tony Awards, The (1986)
The annual presentation of the American Theatre Wing's Antoinette Perry (or "Tony") Awards honoring excellence in the Broadway theater, broadcast live from the Minskoff Theatre in New York City. This year (1986) marks the twentieth time the Tony Awards have been presented on national television.
King Kong: The Living Legend (1986)
A tribute to the movie monster which coincides with Universal Studios' new tourist attraction, the King Kong exhibit. The program includes clips from King Kong movies, along with a preview of the King Kong exhibit.
World of Sophia Loren, The (1962) as Guest
The program follows the beautiful Italian actress through a typical day in her life.
Hedda Hopper's Hollywood (1960) as Guest
Celebrity interviews with celebrity gossip columnist Hedda Hopper.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Napoleon and Josephine: A Love Story (1987) as Joseph
A three-part miniseries about the Emperor, Napoleon Bonaparte, and his Empress, Josephine Beauharnais, and their relationship as lovers and married couple, up to the great leader's exile to the island of Elba.

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