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Osgood Robert Perkins II
February 2, 1974
Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
|Years active||1983; 1993–1994; 2001–present|
|Relatives||Elvis Perkins (brother)|
Osgood Perkins (grandfather)
Osgood Robert "Oz" Perkins II (born February 2, 1974) is an American actor, screenwriter, and director.
Perkins was born in Manhattan, New York, the elder son of actor Anthony Perkins (April 4, 1932 – September 12, 1992) and photographer and actress Berry Berenson (April 14, 1948 – September 11, 2001). He is the brother of musician Elvis Perkins, a grandson of the stage actor Osgood Perkins, a nephew of the actress Marisa Berenson, and a great-grandson of the fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli, who was a great-niece of Giovanni Schiaparelli, the Italian astronomer. His maternal grandfather was of Lithuanian-Jewish descent, and his family's original surname was "Valvrojenski".
He was married to his wife Sidney from 1999 until July 2016. They have two children together: a son, James Ripley Osgood Robert Perkins III (born in 2004), and a daughter, Beatrix Perkins (born in 2008).
Perkins' first acting role was in Psycho II (1983), in which he briefly appeared as the twelve-year-old version of the Norman Bates character his father portrayed. Since then, he has appeared in the films Six Degrees of Separation (1993), Legally Blonde (2001) as "Dorky David," Not Another Teen Movie (also 2001) and Secretary (2002), and in episodes of Alias and other television shows. He also has a brief role in the film Star Trek (2009) as a Starfleet Academy trainee. In the award winning indie film La Cucina (2007), he plays Chris, opposite Leisha Hailey.
He wrote and directed the horror films The Blackcoat's Daughter (2015) and I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016), and directed the dark fantasy-horror adaptation Gretel & Hansel (2020).
|2013||Cold Comes the Night||Yes||Credited as "Osgood Perkins"|
|2015||The Girl in the Photographs||Yes|
|The Blackcoat's Daughter||Yes||Yes|
|2016||I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House||Yes||Yes|
|2020||Gretel & Hansel||Yes|
|1983||Psycho II||Young Norman||Credited as "Osgood Perkins"|
|1993||Six Degrees of Separation||Woody|
|2001||Legally Blonde||Dorky David Kidney|
|Not Another Teen Movie||Uninterested Guy|
|2003||Quigley||Guardian Angel Sweeney|
|2004||Dead and Breakfast||Johnny|
|2006||The Utah Murder Project||Detective Charlie DeSantis|
|2009||Star Trek||Enterprise Communications Officer|
|2014||Electric Slide||Andy Segal|
|2017||78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene||Himself||Documentary|
|2002||She Spies||Karg||1 episode|
|2005||Alias||Coke Bottle Glasses||2 episodes|
|2006||Close to Home||Charlie Forsberg||1 episode|
|2008||October Road||Dr. Joshua Stone||1 episode|
- Bernard Berenson. Sketch for a Self-Portrait. New York. Pantheon. 1949
- "Robert L. Berenson, Ex-Envoy and Head of Shipping Line, Dies". The New York Times. February 3, 1965, page 35
- "Marisa $chiaparelli Is Married in Gown Designed. by Her Mother, the Cougurlere". The New York Times.