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Anthony Zerbe in trailer for The Laughing Policeman (1973)

Anthony Jared Zerbe (born May 20, 1936) is an American actor.

Zerbe was born in Long Beach, California.[1] He studied at Pomona College. He married Arnette Jens in 1962. They have two children.

His career began in 1963. Zerbe's movie roles include the post-apocalyptic cult leader Matthias in The Omega Man, a 1971 movie adaptation of Richard Matheson's 1954 novel, I Am Legend; as a corrupt gambler in Farewell, My Lovely; as Abner Devereaux in Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park; as villain Milton Krest in the James Bond movie Licence to Kill; Rosie in The Turning Point, Admiral Dougherty in Star Trek: Insurrection and Councillor Hamann in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions.

In 1976, Zerbe won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Lieutenant K.C. Trench in the private detective series Harry O.

His latest appearance is in the 2013 American black comedy-crime movie American Hustle.


  1. Anthony Zerbe profile,; accessed October 25, 2015.

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