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Anthony Perkins

Anthony Perkins
Photo: Unknown (Paramount Pictures) / Public domain / Wikimedia Commons

Birth Date

April 4, 1932


September 12, 1992


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color

Dark Brown

Eye color



6 ft 1½ in | 187 cm


81 kg | 179 lbs

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Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

Anthony Perkins was born in New York City, New York, United States, on April 4, 1932, was an American actor.

Young Anthony Perkins first started performing in summer stock programs.

He made his big screen debut in comedy drama film The Actress (1953) in role as Fred Whitmarsh.

He got his television debut in crime drama series The Big Story (1953) in episode "Robert Billeter of the Pendleton Times of Franklin, West Virginia", in role as Ralph Darrow.

Anthony's breakthrough performance came as Josh Birdwell in Civil War drama film Friendly Persuasion (1956).

He landed his Broadway debut in a play "Tea and Sympathy" (1954-1955) in role as Tom Lee, at Ethel Barrymore Theatre.

Anthony Perkins Height and Weight

How tall was Anthony Perkins and what was his weight? Anthony Perkins's height was 6' 1½" іn fееt аnd іnсhеѕ or 187 іn cеntіmеtrеѕ, his weight was 179 іn pоunds or 81 іn kіlоgrаmѕ.

Best Movies

He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and won the Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer – Male for his role as Josh Birdwell in Civil War drama film Friendly Persuasion (1956).

He played Norman Bates in films:

Psycho (1960), for which he won the International Board of Motion Picture Reviewers for Best Actor and was nominated for the Bambi Award for Best International Actor

Psycho II (1983)

Psycho III (1986), for which he was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Actor

Psycho IV: The Beginning (1990)

He was nominated for the National Society of Film Critics Awards for Best Supporting Actor for his roles in films:

Catch-22 (1970) satirical black comedy war as Chaplain Tappman

WUSA (1970) drama as Morgan Rainey

He won the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor and a David di Donatello Award for Best Foreign Actor for his role as Philip Van der Besh in romantic drama film Goodbye Again (1961).

The Tin Star (1957) Western as Sheriff Ben Owens

The Matchmaker (1958) comedy as Cornelius Hackl

The Trial (1962) drama as Josef K

Pretty Poison (1968) black comedy as Dennis Pitt

The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972) Western as Reverend LaSalle

The Black Hole (1979) science fiction as Dr. Alex Durant

Winter Kills (1979) comedy thriller as John Cerruti

Crimes of Passion (1984) thriller as Reverend Peter Shayne

Best TV Shows

He played Jimmy in ITV thriller miniseries The Glory Boys (1984).

He portrayed Talleyrand in ABC miniseries Napoleon and Josephine: A Love Story (1987).


Attended Brooks School and Browne & Nichols School.

Studied at Columbia University and Rollins College.

He was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actor (Dramatic) for his role as Eugene Gant in a play "Look Homeward, Angel" (1957-1959), at Ethel Barrymore Theatre.

He was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actor (Musical) for his role as Gideon Briggs in a musical "Greenwillow" (1960), at Alvin Theatre.

He was a huge fan of Elvis Presley and Orson Welles.

He was awarded two Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Motion Pictures at 6821 Hollywood Boulevard and for Television at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.

He played Jason Carmichael in a play "Romantic Comedy" (1979-1980), at Ethel Barrymore Theatre.

He won the San Sebastián International Film Festival Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award in 1991.

Anthony died on September 12, 1992, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 60.


He was married to Berry Berenson (1973-1992) they had two sons, Oz Perkins and Elvis Perkins.


He dated Christopher Makos (1983), Stephen Sondheim (1972), Grover Dale (1967-1973) and Tab Hunter (1956-1958).

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