Angus Scrimm

Angus Scrimm


Angus Scrimm was born on Aug 19, 1926 in USA. Angus Scrimm's big-screen debut came with A Piece of the Action directed by Sidney Poitier in 1977, strarring Monk (as Lawrence Guy). Angus Scrimm is known for Alias directed by Ken Olin, Jennifer Garner stars as Sydney Bristow and Ron Rifkin as Arvin Sloane. Angus Scrimm has got 2 awards and 1 nominations so far. The most recent award Angus Scrimm achieved is Louisville Fright Night Film Fest. The upcoming new movie Angus Scrimm plays is Dances with Werewolves which will be released on Jan 27, 2017.

The evil screen villain Angus Scrimm, most famous as "The Tall Man" in Don Coscarelli's Phantasm (1979) and its sequels, grew up in Kansas City, but in his teens moved to California and studied drama at USC under William C. de Mille (brother of Cecil B. DeMille). His film debut came as another "Tall Man" he played Abraham Lincoln in an educational film made by Encyclopaedia Brittanica, which led him to a steady career in theater, television and film. His big-screen debut was in Jim, the World's Greatest (1975), directed by then 18-year-old Coscarelli. During this time he was using his birth name, Lawrence Rory Guy. He adopted the stage name Angus Scrimm three years later for his performance in Coscarelli's horror/sci-fi opus "Phantasm", which would mark Scrimm's permanent impression upon modern cinema. His role as the infamous Tall Man has earned him the praise of critics worldwide, as well as a large following of fans. His success in the "Phantasm" films has been parlayed into numerous other malevolent roles including the evil Dr. Sin Do in The Lost Empire (1984), Vlad the Vampire King in Subspecies (1991) and the nefarious Dr. Lyme opposite Nicolas Cage and Charlie Sheen in Dead Fall: Les Pros de l'arnaque (1993). Scrimm did intriguing double duty as the diabolical Seer and the angelic Systems Operator in Mindwarp (1991), co-starring Bruce Campbell. He did a shock cameo in the Italian film Fatal Frames - Fotogrammi mortali (1996), opposite Stefania Stella and Donald Pleasence, and managed a gleeful parody of himself as the hulking henchman in Transylvania Twist (1989). Scrimm has not limited his career efforts to simply acting, however. As a journalist he has written and edited for "TV Guide", "Cinema Magazine", the now-defunct "Los Angeles Herald-Examiner" and other publications. He has also written liner notes for thousands of LPs and CDs, for just about every genre from classical music to jazz, from Frank Sinatra and The Beatles to Artur Rubinstein and Itzhak Perlman. He won a Grammy award for best album liner notes.

  • Birthday

    Aug 19, 1926
  • Place of Birth

    Kansas City, Kansas, USA

Known For


2 wins & 1 nominations

Louisville Fright Night Film Fest
Winner - Horror Icon of the Year
Fangoria Chainsaw Awards
Winner - Fangoria Horror Hall of Fame

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