Anthony Heald Net Worth

Anthony Heald Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Philip Anthony Mair Heald net worth is
$2 Million

Philip Anthony Mair Heald Wiki Biography

Philip Anthony Mair Heald, known professionally as Anthony Heald (born August 25, 1944), is an American actor known for portraying Hannibal Lecter's jail nemesis, 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.Heald also had a recurring role as Judge Cooper on Kelley's The Practice and Boston Legal.

Full NameAnthony Heald
Net Worth$2 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 25, 1944
Place Of BirthNew Rochelle, New York, U.S.
Height5' 7" (1.7 m)
EducationMichigan State University, Massapequa High School
SpouseRobin Herskowitz
ChildrenDylan Heald, Zoe Heald
AwardsObie Award for Ensemble Performance, Obie Award for Performance
NominationsTony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play, Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor - Drama Series
MoviesThe Silence of the Lambs, Deep Rising, Red Dragon, X-Men: The Last Stand, 8mm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, Proof of Life, Kiss of Death, Searching for Bobby Fischer, Outrageous Fortune, A Time to Kill, Bushwhacked, The Ballad of Little Jo, Accepted, Whispers in the Dark, Happy New Year, The Stair...
TV ShowsBoston Public
1You know, I became an actor because I love solving problems. I'm a big crossword puzzle person. I love doing research. One of the reasons I became Jewish is because I love text study. I love going into rehearsals day after day for three, four weeks, trying stuff, coming back the next day, building on that. So many times I'd drive home from the studio [after] shooting and I'd be thinking about a certain moment, and I'd think, "Oh, I know what to do!" And I never get a chance to visit that moment again. But in theater, I get to visit it every performance. You learn the vocabulary, you know what the parameters are, so then play with it. You can say, "I'm going to take this pause a little longer this time." It's thrilling! Live performance, there's nothing like it.
2(On Red Dragon) They recreated the ginal] set [of Silence Of The Lambs]. They had to make a whole wig for me. I had a buzz cut, because I was still doing Boston Public. We had our first meeting in Dino De Laurentiis's office. When I walked in, Tony [Hopkins] saw me and he started dancing across the room, singing, "We get to do it again! We get to do it again!" He's so silly. It was wonderful having the opportunity to work with Tony again. He actually had me come into the set while he was filming something of his and had me feed him the lines. He was very reassuring... But the movie was really problematic, I thought. Because Manhunter is such a good film of that book, and what made it a good film is the guy who played the FBI guy, William Petersen, brought the weight of the world: a man who had seen the underbelly of society and had been deeply affected by it and changed by it. Whereas in Red Dragon, you had Ed Norton, who looks like he just graduated from high school. He's got this exuberant, youthful, optimistic kind of demeanor. So I didn't buy his character's dilemma.
3(On Deep Rising) It's a film that takes place in 24 hours, and like with any movie, you're shooting out of sequence. You shoot what set you're in. My very first day in Vancouver, we shot the scene in which my character dies. The very last day, 17 weeks later, we shot the scene that leads up to that. My character went through a very minutely detailed deconstruction as the movie went on. His hair started to get mussed, he lost his tie, his shirt got ripped, his glasses got broken. And I sat down with the continuity person and we worked out a chart, so we knew exactly how that deconstruction was going to happen, and then tried to stay with that so that it made sense. I developed a very serious infection, a staph infection in my foot that I got from my infant daughter, and so I was laid up for a good portion of time. I would have to have a nurse come to my apartment every eight hours, or to the set, and give me antibiotics intravenously. And I was not allowed to go out and socialize, and this was right at the key time when everybody in the cast was bonding. So I felt extremely isolated. I was inactive, so I was ballooning in weight. So it ended up not being a terrific experience. I was excited about doing it because it was more money than I'd ever been paid, before or since, for a single project. And then it ended up being a movie that just did not get seen. It was about a cruise ship disaster, and it opened a month after Titanic. Nobody cared.
4(On Outrageous Fortune) It was a great object lesson, because Shelley Long was the kind of actress-and there are a lot of performers like this-who make decisions about how to play things at night, alone, in front of their mirror. Then they come in and do those things. Then there are other actors who make no decisions about how to play something until they're in the moment, looking into their scene partner's eyes. So they're completely available for whatever happens. And those are actors who tend to avoid getting into patterns. Bette [Midler] totally personified that kind of acting. Arthur Hiller would do 15 takes of the same thing, and he would print all of them. So you'd watch the dailies the next day-he always encouraged the actors to come watch the dailies-and you'd see Shelley do take after take after take after take, exactly the same. Down to the millimeter. The hand movements, everything. Bette would do it angry, happy, sad, giggly. A million different adjustments. Every take was different... When you do that, you give the director and the editor huge resources with which to assemble a performance. Because our job as actors, especially in front of a camera, is almost like textile artists. We spend so much time getting the right texture of yarn, and working out the color scheme, and binding off the weave, and making it just right, and we do that and that's our work that we've done and then they take it and they cut it up and stretch it and dye it and put it into a tapestry. And nothing bears any resemblance to what you thought it was going to be. Your performance is no longer yours.
5(On The Client) The real joy of that situation was getting to work with J.T. Walsh. I had worked with him early in my career [in The Beniker Gang, 1985], and he was drinking at the time, and he was a terrible person to be around. By the time we did The Client, he'd achieved sobriety, and he was the most wonderful, gracious-just a true prince.
6(On Silence of the Lambs) I was working at the Berkshire Theatre Festival, doing Betrayal, and I got a call from my agent that Jonathan Demme wanted to see me for Silence Of The Lambs. The agent said, "Read the book." So I went to the drugstore and got a paperback of Silence Of The Lambs. Read it in one sitting. Sat up all night. Then I drove down to New York the next day, went into Jonathan's office, and he greeted me like and old friend and he said, "You know, I'm a New Yorker and I see theater all the time. I've seen everything you've done, and I really love your work. I'm very anxious to work with you. I want you to be in this movie." You never have an audition like that! He said, "What do you want to play? You know the book?" I said, "Yeah. I'd love to play Dr. Chilton." He said, "Well, Chilton needs to be in his late 50s, so we're going a good deal older than you. Is there anything else?" I said, "One of the Smithsonian bug guys, that'd be great fun." So, a couple weeks later, I get news. We're going to do a reading. Jodie Foster has been hired as Clarice, and Gene Hackman has been hired as Hannibal. The day before the reading, I get a call from Jonathan: "Gene Hackman has dropped out. His daughter doesn't think it's the right role for him. So we don't have a Hannibal. But we still want to do the reading. Jodie is flying in. This is not an audition, I would not cast you in this role, but to help us out, would you, tomorrow, at the reading, read the part of Hannibal Lecter?" Sure! So the first time we read the script, I was sitting across the table from Jodie Foster and I was playing Hannibal. I just had a great time. After the reading Jonathan took me aside and said, "You can play Chilton. You convinced me." A few weeks later, we're going to do another reading. We now have the person who's going to play Hannibal Lecter: Robert Duvall. Well, that fell through, and finally it's going to be Tony Hopkins. And I thought, "Tony Hopkins?" Because his film career was in the toilet. Then we did a reading and I sat watching him doing it and I thought, "He's terrible. He's terrible! That's not the way to do it!" Because he wasn't doing it anything like the way I did it. Then during the shooting of it, I kept-I loved him. I found him a beautiful person to be around. But I just thought he was so wrong for the role. And I had a great time doing the movie, but when I saw the screening, I thought, "This is a disaster. They're all so excited about this film, but it's not scary to me, it's not believable." I still don't like it as much as everybody else. It was the reactions of other people that made me realize that maybe it was better than I thought.
1He's often confused with Nick Nolte by many audiences. He appeared with Nolte in Teachers (1984).
2Appearing in Oregon Shakespeare Festival productions of Tartuffe and The Cherry Orchard [March 2007]
3Filming Red Dragon with Brett Ratner
4Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland performing in Music Man and Henry VIII [August 2009]
5Currently appearing again, at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler and Our Town. [June 2008]
6Summer 2010 - Once again performing in Oregon Shakespear Festival. Anthony appears in Merchant of Venice and Henry IV, Part One. [July 2010]
7Has appeared in several TV shows written by David E. Kelley.
8Was twice nominated for Broadway's Tony Award: in 1988, as Best Actor (Featured Role - Musical), for a revival of "Anything Goes"; and in 1995, as Best Actor (Featured Role - Play), for Terrence McNally's "Love! Valour! Compassion!".
9May 28, 1991: Starred in the first production of Terrence McNally's play "Lips Together, Teeth Apart" with Nathan Lane, Christine Baranski, and Swoosie Kurtz.
10Resided in Montclair, NJ. Now lives in Seattle.
11Attended Michigan State University in the 1960s, where he worked with a street theater group.


The Stairs2016/IIShortAlden
Sam & Cat2014TV SeriesDr. Slarm
Monday Mornings2013TV SeriesMitch Tompkins
Laid Off2012TV SeriesGiacomo
Boston Legal2005-2008TV SeriesJudge Harvey Cooper
Accepted2006Dean Richard Van Horne
The Closer2006TV SeriesHoward Pierce
X-Men: The Last Stand2006FBI Mystique Interrogator
Crossing Jordan2006TV SeriesAttorney McBride
According to Jim2005TV SeriesReverend Steven
NCIS2005TV SeriesGuyman Purcell
Numb3rs2005TV SeriesWalt Merrick
Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman2004TV MovieSimon (uncredited)
Boston Public2000-2004TV SeriesScott Guber
Red Dragon2002Dr. Frederick Chilton
Benjamin Franklin2002TV Mini-Series documentaryJonathan Austin
The Ruby Princess Runs Away2001ShortKing Regal
The Practice2000-2001TV SeriesJudge Wallace Cooper Scott Guber
Proof of Life2000Ted Fellner
Frasier2000TV SeriesCorkmaster
The X-Files2000TV SeriesHarold Piller
8MM1999Daniel Longdale
Deep Rising1998Simon Canton
Liberty! The American Revolution1997TV Mini-SeriesPhilip Vickers Fithian
Cosby1997TV SeriesPresident's Aide
A Time to Kill1996Dr. Wilbert Rodeheaver
Poltergeist: The Legacy1996TV SeriesDamon Ballard
New York News1995TV Series
Bushwhacked1995Reinhart Bragdon
Kiss of Death1995Jack Gold
Law & Order1991-1994TV SeriesCouncilman Spencer Talbert / Ian O'Connell
Under Suspicion1994TV SeriesMartin Fox
Murder, She Wrote1994TV SeriesBob Kendall
The Client1994Trumann
The Pelican Brief1993Marty Velmano
The Ballad of Little Jo1993Henry Grey
Searching for Bobby Fischer1993Fighting Parent
Cheers1993TV SeriesKevin
Class of '961993TV SeriesProfessor Davis
Whispers in the Dark1992Paul
The Super1991Ron Nessim
CBS Schoolbreak Special1991TV SeriesDr. Gil Morris
The Silence of the Lambs1991Dr. Frederick Chilton
Against the Law1990TV SeriesGrainger
Postcards from the Edge1990George Lazan
Orphans1987Man in Park
Happy New Year1987Dinner Guest
Crime Story1987TV SeriesRoger Jankowski
Outrageous Fortune1987Weldon
Fresno1986TV Mini-SeriesKevin Kensington
Kay O'Brien1986TV SeriesBert Hammond
A Case of Deadly Force1986TV MovieDave O'Brian
Tales from the Darkside1986TV SeriesEnglebert Ames
The Beniker Gang1985Mr. Uldrich
Miami Vice1985TV SeriesCommander René
Spenser: For Hire1985TV SeriesThe Doorman
Silkwood19832nd Doctor at Union Meeting
Judge Horton and the Scottsboro Boys1976TV MovieLawyer Crony
One Life to Live1968TV SeriesSidney Fox (1990)
Another World1964TV SeriesMarvin Griff (1993)


Terrence McNally: Every Act of Life2017Documentary post-productionHimself
The Show2014TV SeriesHimself
Meeting with Chekhov2008Documentary shortHimself
Page to Screen2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Inside the Labyrinth: The Making of 'The Silence of the Lambs'2001Video documentaryHimself
The 49th Annual Tony Awards1995TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Featured Actor in a Play
The 42nd Annual Tony Awards1988TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Featured Actor in a Musical

Archive Footage

The X-Files2002TV SeriesHarold Piller

Nominated Awards

2004Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, DramaBoston Public (2000)
2003Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, DramaBoston Public (2000)
2001OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a New Drama SeriesBoston Public (2000)

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