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Anthony Perkins (I) (1932–1992)


Anthony Perkins was born April 4, 1932 in New York City to Janet Esselstyn (Rane) and Osgood Perkins, an actor of both stage and film. His paternal great-grandfather was noted engraver Andrew Varick Stout Anthony. Perkins attended the Brooks School, the Browne & Nichols School, Columbia University and Rollins College. He made his screen debut in ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Psycho
Psycho Norman Bates
(1960)
Psycho III
Psycho III Norman Bates
(1986)
Friendly Persuasion
Friendly Persuasion Josh Birdwell
(1956)
Psycho II
Psycho II Norman Bates
(1983)

Filmography

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 1992 In the Deep Woods (TV Movie)
Paul Miller, P.I.
 1992 The Naked Target
El Mecano
 1991 A Demon in My View
Arthur Johnson
 1990 Psycho IV: The Beginning (TV Movie)
Norman Bates
 1990 The Ghost Writer (TV Movie)
Anthony Strack
 1990 I'm Dangerous Tonight (TV Movie)
Prof. Buchanan
 1990 Daughter of Darkness (TV Movie)
Anton / Prince Constantine
 1989 Edge of Sanity
Dr. Henry Jekyll / Jack 'The Ripper' Hyde
 1988 Destroyer
Robert Edwards
 1987 Napoleon and Josephine: A Love Story (TV Mini-Series)
Talleyrand
- Episode #1.3 (1987) ... Talleyrand
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... Talleyrand
- Episode #1.1 (1987) ... Talleyrand
 1986 Psycho III
Norman Bates
 1984 Crimes of Passion
Peter Shayne
 1984 The Glory Boys (TV Mini-Series)
Jimmy
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... Jimmy
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... Jimmy
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... Jimmy
 1983 Psycho II
Norman Bates
 1983 The Sins of Dorian Gray (TV Movie)
Henry Lord
 1983 For the Term of His Natural Life (TV Mini-Series)
Rev James North
- Episode #1.2 (1983) ... Rev James North
- Episode #1.1 (1983) ... Rev James North
 1980 Double Negative
Lawrence Miles
 1980 ffolkes
Kramer
 1979 The Black Hole
Dr. Alex Durant
 1979 Twice a Woman
Alfred
 1979 Winter Kills
John Cerruti
 1978 Les Miserables (TV Movie)
Javert
 1978 First, You Cry (TV Movie)
Arthur Heroz
 1978 Remember My Name
Neil Curry
 1975 Mahogany
Sean McAvoy
 1974 Lovin' Molly
Gid Frye
 1972 The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean
Reverend LaSalle
 1972 Play It As It Lays
B.Z.
 1971 Ten Days Wonder
Charles Van Horn - le fils déséquilibré de Théo
 1971 Someone Behind the Door
Laurence Jeffries
 1970 How Awful About Allan (TV Movie)
Allan
 1970 WUSA
Rainey
 1970 Catch-22
Chaplain Capt. A.T. Tappman
 1968 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Tommy Turner
- The Male Animal (1968) ... Tommy Turner
 1968 Pretty Poison
Dennis Pitt
 1967 The Champagne Murders
Christopher
 1966 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series)
Charles Snell
- Evening Primrose (1966) ... Charles Snell
 1966 Evening Primrose (TV Movie)
Charles Snell
 1966 Paris brûle-t-il?
Sgt. Warren
 1965 The Fool Killer
Milo Bogardus
 1964 Agent 38-24-36
Harry Compton / Nicolas Sergueievitch Miloukne
 1963 Le glaive et la balance
Johnny Parsons
 1962 The Trial
Josef K.
 1962 Le couteau dans la plaie
Robert Macklin
 1962 Phaedra
Alexis
 1961 Goodbye Again
Philip Van der Besh
 1960 Psycho
Norman Bates
 1960 Tall Story
Ray Blent
 1959 On the Beach
Lt. Peter Holmes
 1959 Green Mansions
Abel
 1958 The Matchmaker
Cornelius Hackl
 1958 Desire Under the Elms
Eben Cabot
 1957 This Angry Age
Joseph Dufresne
 1957 The Tin Star
Sheriff Ben Owens
 1957 The Lonely Man
Riley Wade
 1957 Fear Strikes Out
Jim Piersall
 1956 Friendly Persuasion
Josh Birdwell
 1956 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
Joey
- Joey (1956) ... Joey
 1956 Front Row Center (TV Series)
Dexter Green
- Winter Dreams (1956) ... Dexter Green
 1956 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Clyde Smith
- The Silent Gun (1956) ... Clyde Smith
 1955 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
West Wind
- Mr. Blue Ocean (1955) ... West Wind
 1955 Windows (TV Series)
Benji
- The World Out There (1955) ... Benji
 1954 The Man Behind the Badge (TV Series)
Pedro
 1954 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Philippe
- The Fugitive (1954) ... Philippe
 1953 The Big Story (TV Series)
Ralph Darrow
 1953 The Actress
Fred Whitmarsh
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Other Works:

Directed and starred as Tandy, the protagonist, in Bruce Jay Friedman's play "Steambath", which debuted off-Broadway at the Truck and Warehouse Theater on June 30, 1970 and closed on October 18, 1970 after 128 performances. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 3 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 2 Interviews | 4 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 8 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

A.P. | Tony Perkins

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on playing Norman Bates in Psycho (1960)] Not many people know this, but I was in New York rehearsing for a play when the shower scene was filmed in Hollywood. It is rather strange to go through life being identified with this sequence knowing that it was my double. Actually, the first time I saw Psycho and that shower scene was at the studio. I found it really scary. I was just as frightened as... See more »

Trivia:

Was a huge admirer of Orson Welles, and was even planning on writing a book about him, but aborted the project in fear of upsetting his idol. Welles later said that he would have loved the idea. See more »

Trademark:

His eternally boyish good looks. See more »

Nickname:

Tony

Star Sign:

Aries

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