Anthony Zerbe is recognized as one of the country’s most versatile actors with extensive credits in film, television and theatre. He appeared in the films The Matrix Reloaded and Matrix Revolutions (with Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne) and recently completed the independent film In Veritas. His other films include: Star Trek Insurrection, True Crime, 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, Farewell, My Lovely, 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,” “Columbo,” and “Murder She Wrote” to “Fraiser” and “Judging Amy.” He appeared in episodes of “Total Recall,” a series for Showtime. His mini-series and movie-of-the week appearances include: “Asteroid,” “On 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 stage work includes appearances on and off Broadway and with leading resident theaters across the country. Broadway appearances include: The Little Foxes, Terra Nova, Solomon’s Child and Moon Besieged.
|For five seasons he was in residence at The Old Globe Theatre where his roles included Coriolanus, 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 Friel’s Crystal and Fox. Other residencies include two years with Arena Stage in Washington, DC, a season at the Stratford Festival in Canada, and the Theatre of the Living Arts in Philadelphia. Other appearances in resident theaters include productions at The Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre and the Huntington Theatre 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 30 years he toured with the late Roscoe Lee Browne in their critically acclaimed production Behind The Broken Words. A tour de force of language and idea, it premiered at the Mark Taper Forum, played Off Broadway and subsequently in theatres across the country including The Denver Center Theatre Company and A.C.T. in San Francisco. 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, Harvard, New York University, Vassar and Fordham. 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 Theatre Company. He has also appeared with Garth Brooks in the Christmas special Lime Creek Christmas also adapted from the works of Joe Henry. He recently completed an eight week program which he created for acting students at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York.|