Fast Facts

  • Made film debut in The Actress in 1953.
  • Debuted on Broadway in Tea and Sympathy opposite Joan Fontaine.
  • In 1960 was cast as Norman Bates for Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, arguably the most memorable movie villain in history; he reprised the role in 1983, 1986 and 1990.
  • Began run on Broadway in Neil Simon's Star-Spangled Girl.
  • Garnered first screenwriter's credit after cowriting The Last of Sheila with Stephen Sondheim in 1973.
  • Did a nude scene in the play Romantic Comedy in 1979.
  • Succumbed to AIDS-related pneumonia on Sept. 12, 1992.


  • 1957, Golden Globe — New Star of the Year - Actor: Winner
  • 1956, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1961, Cannes Film Festival — Best Actor: Winner
  • 1958, Tony — Actor (Dramatic): Nominee


  • Oz Perkins — Son
  • Janet Rane — Mother
  • Osgood Perkins — Father
  • Berry Berenson — Wife (deceased)
  • Elvis Perkins — Son


  • Attended Columbia University, New York, NY; attended Rollins College, Winter Haven, FL

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  • Birth Name: Anthony Perkins
  • Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Died: September 12, 1992
  • Profession: Actor

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