Anthony Jared Zerbe (born May 20, 1936) is an American stage, film and television actor. Notable film roles include the post-apocalyptic cult leader Matthias in The Omega Man, a 1971 film adaptation of Richard Matheson's 1954 novel, I Am Legend; as a corrupt gambler in Farewell, My Lovely; as Abner Devereaux in Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park; as villain Milton Krest in the James Bond film Licence to Kill; Rosie in The Turning Point; Roger Stuart in The Dead Zone; Admiral Dougherty in Star Trek: Insurrection and Councillor Hamann in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions.
Zerbe was born in Long Beach, California, the son of Catherine (née Scurlock) and Arthur LeVan Zerbe. He went to Newport Harbor High School. He attended Pomona College in Claremont, California, graduating in 1958. His parents were also alumni of Pomona College. He served in the United States Air Force from 1959-61.Zerbe's interest in acting was kindled by stage productions when he was 17. He studied at the Stella Adler Studio in New York City. On television, he has played guest roles on such series as Naked City, The Virginian, Kung Fu (2 episodes), The Big Valley, Route 66, The Wild Wild West, Twelve O'Clock High, Bonanza, Mission: Impossible (5 episodes), Gunsmoke, Hawaii Five-O, Mannix (4 episodes), It Takes a Thief, The Chisholms, Ironside, The F.B.I., The Rookies, The Rockford Files, Dynasty and Columbo, among others.He had a starring role in The Young Riders; and co-starred on Harry O in that series' second and final seasons. Zerbe was also seen as Pontius Pilate in the miniseries A.D. and as General Grant in North and South: Book II. He was also in many episodes of the mini-series Centennial, in 1978. His latest appearance is in the 2013 American black comedy/crime film American Hustle.Zerbe is the former artistic director of Reflections, A New Plays Festival at the Geva Theatre in Rochester, New York, and has toured the United States, in 1981, with Behind the Broken Words, a performance of contemporary poetry, comedy and dramatic works with fellow actor Roscoe Lee Browne.In 1976, Zerbe won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Lieutenant K.C. Trench in the private detective series Harry O. In 1981, he played eldest brother Benjamin Hubbard in a Broadway revival of The Little Foxes.
Zerbe has been married to Arnette Jens (sister of actress Salome Jens), since October 7, 1962; the couple have two children.
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Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks
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The Burly Man Chronicles
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The Matrix Revolutions
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The Matrix Reloaded
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Total Recall 2070
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Star Trek: Insurrection
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Walker, Texas Ranger
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To Save a Child
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The Young Riders
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Memories of Manon
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Tales from the Crypt
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Listen to Me
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Licence to Kill
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See No Evil, Hear No Evil
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Onassis: The Richest Man in the World
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P.I. Private Investigations
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One Police Plaza
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Highway to Heaven
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The Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Fifteen Years Later Affair
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The Dead Zone
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Rascals and Robbers: The Secret Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn
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The Seduction of Miss Leona
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The First Deadly Sin
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Child of Glass
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KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park
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The economic and cultural growth of town of Centennial, Colorado, through the intertwining lives of the brave men and women inhabiting it. Spanning two centuries from the settling of the area in the 1...
Who'll Stop the Rain
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Farewell, My Lovely
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Little House on the Prairie
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The Rockford Files
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The Parallax View
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The Laughing Policeman
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The Hound of the Baskervilles
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The Strange Vengeance of Rosalie
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The Omega Man
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They Call Me Mister Tibbs!
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The Molly Maguires
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Cool Hand Luke
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The Big Valley
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