Angus Scrimm

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Angus Scrimm
Angus Scrimm 2011.jpg
Angus Scrimm in November 2011.
Born Lawrence Rory Guy
(1926-08-19)August 19, 1926
Kansas City, Kansas, U.S.
Died January 9, 2016(2016-01-09) (aged 89)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Other names Lawrence Guy
Rory Guy
Occupation Actor, author
Years active 1973–2016

Angus Scrimm (born Lawrence Rory Guy; August 19, 1926 – January 9, 2016) was an American actor and author, best known for playing the Tall Man in the 1979 horror film Phantasm and its sequels.

Life and career[edit]

Scrimm was born in Kansas City, Kansas. He was originally a journalist and wrote and edited for TV Guide, Cinema Magazine, the Los Angeles Herald Examiner and many other publications. He has also written liner notes for many LPs and CDs for artists ranging from Frank Sinatra to the Beatles, as well as Arthur Rubinstein and Itzhak Perlman.[1] Scrimm won a Grammy (credited as Rory Guy, as were his early film roles) for his liner notes.[2]

Scrimm stood approximately 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m).[2] To appear even taller when playing the Tall Man, he wore suits that were several sizes too small and platform shoes.[citation needed] His Phantasm role led to a steady acting career in theater and television. Scrimm had a recurring role as an SD-6 agent on Alias.[3]

On January 9, 2016, he died of prostate cancer at the age of 89 in Los Angeles.[3]



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