Philip Anthony Mair Heald (born August 25, 1944) is an American character actor known for portraying Hannibal Lecter's jailer, Dr. Frederick Chilton, in The Silence of the Lambs and Red Dragon, and for playing assistant principal Scott Guber in David E. Kelley's Boston Public.
|Born||August 25, 1944|
New Rochelle, New York, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Robin Herskowitz (m. 1985)|
Early life and educationEdit
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Heald has worked extensively on Broadway and has been twice nominated for the Tony Award for his work as Lord Evelyn Oakleigh in Anything Goes (1988) and Terrence McNally's Love! Valour! Compassion! (1995). He also appeared in McNally's The Lisbon Traviata (1989), Inherit the Wind (1998), Deep Rising (1998), and Lips Together, Teeth Apart (1991).
Heald recorded over 60 audio books/books on tape, including works as varied as Where the Red Fern Grows, The New York Times bestsellers such as The Pelican Brief (in the film adaptation of which he also played a villainous lawyer), Jurassic Park and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, several works by science fiction writer Philip K. Dick, as well as a sizable number of titles in the Star Wars audio book library.
He made brief appearances in Miami Vice ("The Prodigal Son"), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006 film), and the Cheers series finale "One for the Road". He later appeared on the Cheers spin-off Frasier in a recurring role. He appeared in Unaccompanied Minors as a distressed, Christmas-hating airport employee.
Heald lives in Ashland, Oregon, with his wife Robin (daughter of violist Karen Tuttle) and children Zoe and Dylan. He has converted to Judaism, his wife's faith. He regularly performs in productions of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. During the 2010 season of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Heald played Shylock in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice.
- Silkwood (1983) .... 2nd Doctor At Union Meeting
- Teachers (1984) .... Narc
- The Beniker Gang (1984) .... Mr. Uldrich
- Fresno (1986) .... Kevin Kensington
- Outrageous Fortune (1987) .... Weldon
- Happy New Year (1987) .... Dinner Guest
- Orphans (1987) .... Man In Park
- Postcards from the Edge (1990) .... George Lazan
- The Silence of the Lambs (1991) .... Dr. Frederick Chilton
- The Super (1991) .... Ron Nessim
- Whispers in the Dark (1992) .... Paul
- Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993) .... Fighting Parent
- The Ballad of Little Jo (1993) .... Henry Grey
- The Pelican Brief (1993) .... Marty Velmano
- The Client (1994) .... FBI Agent Larry Trumann
- Kiss of Death (1995) .... Jack Gold
- Bushwhacked (1995) .... Reinhart Bragdon
- A Time to Kill (1996) .... Dr. Wilbert Rodeheaver
- Deep Rising (1998) .... Simon Canton
- 8mm (1999) .... Daniel Longdale
- Proof of Life (2000) .... Ted Fellner
- Red Dragon (2002) .... Dr. Frederick Chilton
- X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) .... FBI Mystique Interrogator
- Accepted (2006) .... Dean Richard Van Horne
- Sam & Cat (2014, TV Series) .... Dr. Slarm
- ’’Alone’’ (2020, film) .... Richard
- Davis, Jim (April 3, 1999). "All the world's a stage, but this one is home". Mail Tribune. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
- The character was named "Wallace Cooper" on The Practice but "Harvey Cooper" on Boston Legal.
- "Anthony Heald Biography (1944-)". Film Reference. Retrieved May 24, 2018.
- Fox, Margalit (December 27, 2010). "Karen Tuttle, Spirited Violist and Teacher, Dies at 90". The New York Times. Retrieved January 2, 2012.
- Hughley, Marty (June 5, 2010). "Seasoned by Broadway and Hollywood, actor Anthony Heald reaches new peaks at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival". The Oregonian. Retrieved June 15, 2017.