Anthony Heald

Actor
A character player capable of projecting priggish attitudes or a sinister aura even when not specifically a villain, Anthony Heald did not begin to be noticed in film until middle-age and after more than 20 years in the ... Read more »
Born: 08/25/1944 in New Rochelle, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (42)

Sam & Cat 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Accepted 2006 (Movie)

Dean Van Horne (Actor)

Crossing Jordan 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Closer 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

X-Men: The Last Stand 2006 (Movie)

FBI Mystique Interrogator (Actor)

According to Jim 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Boston Legal 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

NCIS 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Boston Public 2000 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Red Dragon 2002 (Movie)

Dr Chilton (Actor)

Law & Order 1991, 1994 - 1995, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1994 - 1995, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Practice 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Frasier 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Proof of Life 2000 (Movie)

Ted Fellner (Actor)

The X-Files 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

8mm 1999 (Movie)

Longdale (Actor)

The Ruby Princess Runs Away 1999 (Movie)

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Deep Rising 1998 (Movie)

Canton (Actor)

Liberty! The American Revolution 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

A Time to Kill 1996 (Movie)

Dr Rodeheaver (Actor)

New York News 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Bushwhacked 1995 (Movie)

Bragdon (Actor)

Kiss of Death 1995 (Movie)

Lawyer--Jack Gold (Actor)

Under Suspicion 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Client 1994 (Movie)

Trumann (Actor)

Searching for Bobby Fischer 1993 (Movie)

Fighting Parent (Actor)

The Ballad of Little Jo 1993 (Movie)

Mr Henry Grey (Actor)

The Pelican Brief 1993 (Movie)

Marty Velmano (Actor)

Whispers in the Dark 1992 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

Abby, My Love 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The Silence of the Lambs 1991 (Movie)

Dr Frederick Chilton (Actor)

The Super 1991 (Movie)

Ron Nessim (Actor)

Postcards From the Edge 1990 (Movie)

George Lazan (Actor)

After Midnight 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Fresno 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Happy New Year 1987 (Movie)

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Orphans 1987 (Movie)

Man in Park (Actor)

Outrageous Fortune 1987 (Movie)

Weldon (Actor)

Teachers 1984 (Movie)

Narc (Actor)

Silkwood 1983 (Movie)

2nd Doctor at Union Meeting (Actor)

A Case of Deadly Force (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A character player capable of projecting priggish attitudes or a sinister aura even when not specifically a villain, Anthony Heald did not begin to be noticed in film until middle-age and after more than 20 years in the theater. The compact, light-haired actor had intended to be a stage actor, and spent 15 years working in repertory companies in Florida, Connecticut, Wisconsin and Kentucky before venturing to New York at age 35. Heald quickly established himself, playing Tom in a 1980 Off-Broadway production of "The Glass Menagerie" and two years later made his Broadway debut alongside Holly Hunter in Beth Henley's short-lived "The Wake of Jamey Foster." He continued to work in the theatre throughout the 80s, notably in support of Remark Ramsey in "Quartermaine's Terms" (1983), as the Welsh Fluellen to Kevin Kline's "Henry V" (1984 in NYC's Central Park) and in the title roles in "The Foreigner," in the Broadway revival of "The Marriage of Figaro" (1985, co-starring with Christopher Reeve and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) and the off-Broadway comedy "Digby" (also 1985, with John Glover). He won critical praise for originating the role of Stephen, the lover who had thwarted his opera-loving beau in Terrence McNally's "The Lisbon Traviata" (1989-90).

Relationships

Parent
operated a community theater on Long Island

Child
has one son

Wife

Jeffrey Heald

Brother
died c. 1992

EDUCATION

Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan

Massapequa High School

Massapequa, New York 1962

Milestones

2000

Co-starred as the vice-principal in the Fox fall drama series "Boston Public", written and produced by Kelley

2000

Had recurring role as a judge on the ABC drama "The Practice" in episodes written by David E Kelley

1996

Featured in "A Time to Kill", directed by Schumacher and adapted from a Grisham best-seller

1996

Played the reporter in Broadway revival of "Inherit the Wind"

1994

Replaced Stephen Spinella when Terrence McNally's play "Love! Valour! Compassion!" transferred to Broadway

1994

Cast by Joel Schumacher in the film adapation of John Grisham's "The Client"

1993

Played supporting role in "The Pelican Brief", based on a John Grisham novel

1991

Breakthrough film role, Dr. Chilton, "The Silence of the Lambs"

1991

Co-starred off-Broadway in Terrence McNally's "Lips Together, Teeth Apart", as Christine Baranski's husband

1990

Played featured role in Mike Nichols' "Postcards From the Edge"

1989

Played Stephen in New York production of "The Lisbon Traviata"; first stage collaboration with Terrence McNally

1986

TV miniseries debut, "Fresno" (CBS)

1983

Film debut, in bit part as a doctor in "Silkwood", directed by Mike Nichols

1982

Broadway debut in Beth Henley's "The Wake of Jamey Foster", co-starring Holly Hunter

1980

Off-Broadway debut, as Tom in "The Glass Menagerie"

1968

Began career as a company member of the Asola State Theatre in Sarasota, Florida

Member, Hartford Stage Company

Member, Actors Theatre of Louisville

Member, Milwaukee Repertory Company

Grew up on Long Island

Appeared in regional theater productions

Returned to Hartford Stage Company

Returned to Milwaukee Repertory Company

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