Oz Perkins

Osgood Robert "Oz" Perkins II (born February 2, 1974) is an American actor, screenwriter, and director.

Oz Perkins
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Osgood Robert Perkins II

(1974-02-02) February 2, 1974 (age 47)
Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
OccupationActor, director
Years active1983; 1993–1994; 2001–present
Height193 cm (6 ft 4 in)
(m. 1999⁠–⁠2016)
RelativesElvis Perkins (brother)
Osgood Perkins (grandfather)

Personal lifeEdit

Perkins was born in Manhattan, New York, the elder son of actor Anthony Perkins (April 4, 1932 – September 12, 1992) and photographer and actress Berry Berenson (April 14, 1948 – September 11, 2001). He is the brother of musician Elvis Perkins, a grandson of the stage actor Osgood Perkins, a nephew of the actress Marisa Berenson, and a great-grandson of the fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli, who was a great-niece of Giovanni Schiaparelli, the Italian astronomer. His maternal grandfather was of Lithuanian-Jewish descent, and his family's original surname was "Valvrojenski".[1][2][3]

He was married to his wife Sidney from 1999 until July 2016. They have two children together: a son, James Ripley Osgood Robert Perkins III (born in 2004), and a daughter, Beatrix Perkins (born in 2008).


Perkins' first acting role was in Psycho II (1983), in which he briefly appeared as the twelve-year-old version of the Norman Bates character his father portrayed. Since then, he has appeared in the films Six Degrees of Separation (1993), Legally Blonde (2001) as "Dorky David," Not Another Teen Movie (also 2001) and Secretary (2002), and in episodes of Alias and other television shows. He also has a brief role in the film Star Trek (2009) as a Starfleet Academy trainee. In the award winning indie film La Cucina (2007), he plays Chris, opposite Leisha Hailey.

He wrote and directed the horror films The Blackcoat's Daughter (2015) and I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016), and directed the dark fantasy-horror adaptation Gretel & Hansel (2020).


Year Title Director Writer Notes
2010 Removal Yes
2013 Cold Comes the Night Yes Credited as "Osgood Perkins"
2015 The Girl in the Photographs Yes
The Blackcoat's Daughter Yes Yes
2016 I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House Yes Yes
2020 Gretel & Hansel Yes

Acting rolesEdit


Year Title Role Notes
1983 Psycho II Young Norman Credited as "Osgood Perkins"
1993 Six Degrees of Separation Woody
1994 Wolf Cop
2001 Legally Blonde Dorky David Kidney
Not Another Teen Movie Uninterested Guy
2002 Secretary Jonathan
2003 Quigley Guardian Angel Sweeney
2004 Dead and Breakfast Johnny
2005 Erosion Steve
2006 The Utah Murder Project Detective Charlie DeSantis
2007 La Cucina Chris
2009 Star Trek Enterprise Communications Officer
2010 Removal Henry Sharpe
2014 Electric Slide Andy Segal
2017 78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene Himself Documentary


Year Title Role Notes
2002 She Spies Karg 1 episode
2005 Alias Coke Bottle Glasses 2 episodes
2006 Close to Home Charlie Forsberg 1 episode
2008 October Road Dr. Joshua Stone 1 episode


  1. ^ Bernard Berenson. Sketch for a Self-Portrait. New York. Pantheon. 1949
  2. ^ "Robert L. Berenson, Ex-Envoy and Head of Shipping Line, Dies". The New York Times. February 3, 1965, page 35
  3. ^ "Marisa $chiaparelli Is Married in Gown Designed. by Her Mother, the Cougurlere". The New York Times.

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