New York University
Wrote and directed his feature film debut "February"
Appeared in a small role in J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek"
Breakthrough film role as David, the nerd befriended by Reese Witherspoon's Elle Woods in the comedy "Legally Blonde"
Served as a production assistant and had bit role as a policeman in "Wolf", directed by Mike Nichols
Returned to features after a decade with small role in "Six Degrees of Separation" as the son of the main characters (played by Stockard Channing and Donald Sutherland)
Film debut as young Norman Bates in "Psycho II", starring his father
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.
"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
"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
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.