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Anthony Zerbe     [Lab Activities]
Anthony Zerbe is recognized as one of the country’s most versatile actors, with extensive credits in film, television and theatre. His major films include: The Matrix: Reloaded, Cool Hand Luke, Will Penny, The Molly McGuires, They Call Me Mister Tibbs, The Liberation of L.B. Jones, The Omega Man, The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, Papillon, The Parallax View, The Laughing Policeman, Rooster Cogburn, Farewell My Lovely, The Turning Point, Who’ll Stop The Rain, The First Deadly Sin, The Dead Zone, Mismatch, Hear No Evil; See No Evil, License To Kill, The Touch, Star Trek IX: Insurrection with Patrick Stewart and True Crime with Clint Eastwood and James Woods. He starred as Teaspoon Hunter in the television series The Young Riders. Mr. Zerbe received an Emmy Award for his role as Lt. Trench in the popular series Harry-O with David Janssen. He has been a guest star in countless television series, from vintage classics such as Gunsmoke, Mission: Impossible, Bonanza, Columbo and Murder, She Wrote to Tales from the Crypt. He recently completed Total Recall, a TV movie for Showtime. His mini-series and movie-of-the-week appearances include: Asteroid, On Seventh Avenue, Treasure Island, Once an Eagle, North and South, One Police Plaza, Dream West, Ari, How the West Was Won and Centennial. Mr. Zerbe’s stage work includes appearances both on Broadway and Off Broadway, as well as with leading resident theatres across the country. Broadway appearances include: The Little Foxes, Terra Nova, Solomon’s Child, and Moon Besieged. For five summer seasons, he was in residence at the Old Globe Theatre, where his roles included Coriolanus, Iago, Richard III, and Macbeth. Mr. Zerbe also played Iago in the Mark Taper Forum production of Othello with James Earl Jones. His appearances at the Forum also included the American premieres of The Catonsville Nine and Brian Friel’s Crystal and Fox. Other residencies include two years with the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., and a season at the Stratford Festival in Canada, the Theatre for the Living Arts in Philadelphia, the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven and the Huntington Theatre in Boston. In the latter two theatres, Mr. Zerbe played the title role in Cyrano de Bergerac. For five years, he was the artistic director of REFLECTIONS: A New Plays Festival in Rochester, N.Y. and is widely respected for his work in developing new plays. He won critical praise for his adaptation of and performance in Prelude to Lime Creek with singer Greg Barnhill at the Denver Center Theatre. He tours nationally with actor Roscoe Lee Browne in the critically acclaimed Behind the Broken Words, a performance of 20th century poetry, drama and comedy. It’s All Done With Mirrors . . . an avalanche of E.E. Cummings has played in venues including the Library of Congress, Harvard, Vassar, New York University, and Fordham University.
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