|Born||August 25, 1944|
New Rochelle, New York, U.S.
Philip Anthony Mair Heald (born August 25, 1944) is an American character actor known for portraying Hannibal Lecter's jailer, 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. He had a prominent role as a troubled psychic in the classic The X-Files episode, Closure.
Early life and education
Heald has worked extensively on Broadway and has been twice nominated for the Tony Award for his work as Lord Evelyn Oakleigh in Anything Goes (1988) and Terrence McNally's Love! Valour! Compassion! (1995). He also appeared in McNally's The Lisbon Traviata (1989), Inherit the Wind (1998), Deep Rising (1998), and Lips Together, Teeth Apart (1991).
Heald recorded over 60 audio books/books on tape, including works as varied as Where the Red Fern Grows, The New York Times bestsellers such as The Pelican Brief (in the film adaptation of which he also played a villainous lawyer), Jurassic Park and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, several works by science fiction writer Philip K. Dick, as well as a sizable number of titles in the Star Wars audio book library.
He made brief appearances in Miami Vice ("The Prodigal Son"), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006 film), and the Cheers series finale "One for the Road". He later appeared on the Cheers spin-off Frasier in a recurring role. He appeared in Unaccompanied Minors as a distressed, Christmas-hating airport employee.
Heald lives in Ashland, Oregon, with his wife Robin (daughter of violist Karen Tuttle) and children Zoe and Dylan. He has converted to Judaism, his wife's faith. He regularly performs in productions of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. During the 2010 season of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Heald played Shylock in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice.
- 1983 Silkwood as 2nd Doctor At Union Meeting
- 1984 Teachers as Narc
- 1984 The Beniker Gang as Mr. Uldrich
- 1986 Fresno as Kevin Kensington
- 1986 Tales from the Darkside episode "Comet Watch" (2/13) as Englebert Ames
- 1987 Outrageous Fortune as Agent Weldon
- 1987 Happy New Year as Dinner Guest
- 1987 Orphans as Man In Park
- 1990 Postcards from the Edge as George Lazan
- 1991 The Silence of the Lambs as Dr. Frederick Chilton
- 1991 The Super as Ron Nessim
- 1992 Whispers in the Dark as Paul
- 1993 Searching for Bobby Fischer as Fighting Parent
- 1993 The Ballad of Little Jo as Henry Grey
- 1993 The Pelican Brief as Marty Velmano
- 1994 The Client as FBI Agent Larry Trumann
- 1995 Kiss of Death as Attorney Jack Gold
- 1995 Bushwhacked as Reinhart Bragdon
- 1996 A Time to Kill as Dr. Wilbert Rodeheaver
- 1998 Deep Rising as Simon Canton
- 1999 8mm as Daniel Longdale
- 2000 Proof of Life as Ted Fellner
- 2002 Red Dragon as Dr. Frederick Chilton
- 2006 X-Men: The Last Stand as FBI Mystique Interrogator
- 2006 Accepted as Dean Richard Van Horne
- 2014 Sam & Cat (TV Series) as Dr. Slarm
- 2020 Alone as Robert
- Davis, Jim (April 3, 1999). "All the world's a stage, but this one is home". Mail Tribune. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
- The character was named "Wallace Cooper" on The Practice but "Harvey Cooper" on Boston Legal.
- "Anthony Heald Biography (1944-)". Film Reference. Retrieved May 24, 2018.
- Fox, Margalit (December 27, 2010). "Karen Tuttle, Spirited Violist and Teacher, Dies at 90". The New York Times. Retrieved January 2, 2012.
- Hughley, Marty (June 5, 2010). "Seasoned by Broadway and Hollywood, actor Anthony Heald reaches new peaks at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival". The Oregonian. Retrieved June 15, 2017.