Oz Perkins

Actor, Production assistant
Starting out as a child actor, Oz Perkins's career took off when he was nine years old. In the early stages of his Hollywood career, Perkins acted in comedies like "Six Degrees of Separation" (1993) with Stockard ... Read more »
Born: 02/02/1974

Filmography

Actor (14)

Removal 2009 (Movie)

Henry Sharpe (Actor)

Star Trek 2009 (Movie)

Enterprise Communiations Officer (Actor)

Close to Home 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Erosion 2006 (Movie)

Steve (Actor)

Something's Cooking 2006 (Movie)

Chris (Actor)

Alias 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dead and Breakfast 2005 (Movie)

Johnny (Actor)

Secretary 2002 (Movie)

Jonathan (Actor)

She Spies 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Legally Blonde 2001 (Movie)

Dorky David (Actor)

Not Another Teen Movie 2001 (Movie)

Uninterested Guy (Actor)

Wolf 1994 (Movie)

Cop (Actor)

Six Degrees of Separation 1993 (Movie)

Woody (Actor)

Psycho II 1983 (Movie)

Young Norman (Actor)
Writer (4)

The Blackcoat's Daughter 2016 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Cold Comes the Night 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Girl in the Photographs 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Removal 2009 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (1)

The Blackcoat's Daughter 2016 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Starting out as a child actor, Oz Perkins's career took off when he was nine years old. In the early stages of his Hollywood career, Perkins acted in comedies like "Six Degrees of Separation" (1993) with Stockard Channing and Will Smith, "Legally Blonde" (2001) with Reese Witherspoon and "Not Another Teen Movie" (2001) with Chyler Leigh. He worked in series television while getting his start in acting, including a part on "Alias" (ABC, 2001-06). He kept working in film throughout the early 2000s, starring in the James Spader dramatic adaptation "Secretary" (2002), the comedy "Dead and Breakfast" (2005) with Jeremy Sisto and "Erosion" (2006). He also played parts in television during these years, including roles in "She Spies" (2002-04) and "Close to Home" (CBS, 2005-07). More recently, he tackled roles in the Chris Pine smash hit sci-fi sequel "Star Trek" (2009), "Removal" (2012) and the Christina Hendricks drama "Something's Cooking" (2012). He also worked in television during these years, including a part on "October Road" (ABC, 2006-08). Perkins most recently directed the horror movie "February" (2016) with Emma Roberts. Perkins was married to Sidney Perkins.

Relationships

Berry Berenson

Mother
born c. 1948 married Anthony Perkins in 1973 died when terrorists hijacked the plane on which she was a passenger and crashed it into NYC's World Trade Center on September 11, 2001

Marisa Berenson

Aunt

Sidney Perkins

Wife
born c. 1974 married in 1999

Anthony Perkins

Father
born in 1932 died of complications from AIDS in 1992

Osgood Perkins Actor

Grandfather
born in 1892 died of heart failure in 1937

Elvis Perkins

Brother
born on February 9, 1976

EDUCATION

New York University

New York, New York

Harvard-Westlake School

Los Angeles, California

Milestones

2015

Wrote and directed his feature film debut "February"

2009

Appeared in a small role in J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek"

2001

Breakthrough film role as David, the nerd befriended by Reese Witherspoon's Elle Woods in the comedy "Legally Blonde"

1994

Served as a production assistant and had a bit role as a policeman in "Wolf," directed by Mike Nichols

1993

Returned to features after a decade with a small role in "Six Degrees of Separation" as the son of the main characters (played by Stockard Channing and Donald Sutherland)

1983

Film debut as young Norman Bates in "Psycho II", starring his father

Bonus Trivia

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Perkins' mother, the actress Berry Berenson, was a passenger on the American Airlines flight that crashed into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

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"As a senior in high school, I wanted to be Stanley Kubrick. More embarrassingly, I also wanted to be Tim Burton. I wanted to be a film director. Nothing impacted me as much as seeing 'A Clockwork Orange' and the sudden realization that someone actually made this movie. Someone actually designed it. It happened on purpose." - from www.iconsoffright.com, March 2006

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"For me, it's always nearly impossible to watch any film I'm in with anything approaching objectivity. I just can't see it for what it is and constantly remind myself that I didn't act in this movie for my own entertainment. Invariably, I see things I don't want to see, things that didn't play right or don't sound right. By the time I'm seeing it, though, it's far too late to do anything so I have to just eat some of it." - from www.iconsoffright.com, March 2006

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Perkins' father, Anthony, was best known for playing Norman Bates in "Psycho." Oz Perkins would later play a young version of his father in 1983's "Psycho II," which also starred his dad.

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