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- * Anthony Zerbe Biography, fall 2013
Emmy award winner Anthony Zerbe has been a well known figure on the
American stage and screen for over 50 years.
His feature films include: The new David O. Russell film, American
Hustle and 6 Dance Lessons In Six Weeks which he just finished shooting in
Hungary, Confession, which he will begin in January, The Matrix Reloaded
and Matrix Revolutions, Star Trek Insurrection, True Crimes, The Touch,
License to Kill, See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Mismatch, The Dead Zone,
Farewell My Lovely, The First Deadly Sin and Who Will Stop the Rain. His
series of classic releases include: The Turning Point, Rooster Cogburn, The
Laughing Policeman, The Parallax View, Papillon, The Life and Times of
Judge Roy Bean, The Omega Man, The Liberation of L.B. Jones, They Call Me
MISTER Tibbs!, The Molly Maguires, Will Penny and Cool Hand Luke.
He starred as Teaspoon Hunter in the television series The Young
Riders and received an Emmy Award for his performance as Lt. K.C. Trench in
the popular series Harry-O (with David Janssen).
He has been a guest star in numerous television series from vintage
classics such as Gunsmoke, Mission Impossible, Bonanza, Columboâ and Murder
She Wrote to Frasierâ and Judging Amy.
His mini-series and movies of the week appearances include: Asteroid,
One Seventh Avenue, Treasure Island: The Adventure Begins, Once An Eagle,
North and South Book II, One Police Plaza, Dream West, Ari: The Richest Man
In The World, How the West Was Won and Centennial.
His Broadway appearances include: The Little Foxes, Terra Nova,
Solomon's Child and Moon Besieged.
For five seasons he was in summer residence at The Old Globe Theater
where his roles included Coriolanus, Mercutio, Valentine, Iago, Richard,
III and Macbeth. He also played Iago in the Mark Taper Forum production of
Othello with James Earl Jones. His appearances at the Taper also included
the American premieres of The Trial of the Catonsville Nine and Brian
Frielâs Crystal and Fox. Other residencies include two years with Arena
Stage in Washington, DC, a season at the Stratford Festival in Canada, and
the Theater of the Living Arts in Philadelphia. Other appearances in
resident theaters include productions at The Milwaukee Repertory Theater,
Long Wharf Theater and the Huntington Theater in Boston. In the latter two
theaters, he played the title role in Cyrano de Bergerac.
For five years he was the Artistic Director of REFLECTIONS: A New
Plays Festival in Rochester, New York.
For over thirty years, he toured with the late actor Roscoe Lee
Browne in their critically acclaimed production, Behind the Broken Words.
It premiered at the Mark Taper Forum, played Off Broadway and subsequently
in over 200 theaters across the country. His one man show It's All Done
With Mirrors ... an avalanche of e.e. cummings has played in 100+ venues
including the Library of Congress. He won critical praise for his
adaptation of, and performance in, Prelude to Lime Creek taken from the
prose and poetry of Joe Henry with singer Greg Barnhill at the Denver
Center Theater Company. He also appeared with Garth Brooks and John Denver
in Lime Creek Christmas which he devised from Lime Creek, a novel-in-
progress, by Joe Henry.