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Angus Scrimm

Angus Scrimm's biography

Angus Scrimm is 90 years old actor born at Kansas City. He was born on Thursday 19th of August 1926. He is often nicknamed as The Tall ManThe Master of Horror. According to year of birth 1926 he belongs to Greatest Generation. Birthday on 19th of August means he is Leo. As sign in itself indicates “Lion” or “King”, hence people born under Leo sign are considered to be leaders in every aspects of life. They are royal in nature.

He is native english speaker. He is citizen of United States of America. His primary profession is to be actor. You can know him also as journalist, film actor, television actor. He is recently known as voice actor.

Angus Scrimm's schools

We found 1 school He attended. Name of the school: University of Southern California.

Angus Scrimm's career

His main focus is to be actor. He is famous thanks to Tall Man.

How did Angus Scrimm die

He died on on Saturday 9th of January 2016 when he was 90 years old. Angus Scrimms death was caused by natural causes.

What Angus Scrimm has done for a first time

  • His big screen debut role was at age 46. He played the role of "Henry" in Curtis Hanson's first movie Sweet Kill (1972), produced by Roger Corman.
  • After finishing studies at USC, his first professional acting job was portraying Abraham Lincoln in a series of short biographical films for the Encyclopedia Britannica (1951).

Angus Scrimm's quotes

  • I still want to do that drawing room comedy. If they ever revive that.
  • I probably shouldn't confess to this, but I groove on being recognized. But it seldom happens, possibly because I rarely go anywhere dressed in a tight-fitting black suit and boots with two-inch lifts in them.
  • The MPAA has cracked down pretty badly on the Phantasm pictures. Censorship obviously is necessary, and I'm all for it. I just don't like it when they cut my pictures.
  • If I did the Tall Man once more, I think I'd like to make him darker and scarier again. Seems to me he softened up a bit in the last episode. I'm quite happy though with the existing quartet of films as a complete and final entity.
  • At a 30th Anniversary screening of the original Phantasm (1979), one fan approached me and said, "You did such a fine job on this movie, you should have played 'Emperor Palpatine' in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983)." For me, that was a deep honor.
  • The Tall Man has an ironic glint of humor hidden beneath that horrifying exterior. There's also an extreme sense of drama to the things he does. There's much to like about the Tall Man that goes beyond his ability to scare people.
  • The Tall Man is a much deeper role than most people realize. There are many ironic bits of humor that lay in the character's subtext. There's also extreme drama. It's a role many people would give their right arm to play.
  • [from an interview in 1988] In real life, I've never had the opportunity to be very sinister. When I was growing up, I was usually the kid everybody beat up. It looks like I'm finally getting a chance to get even.
  • [Describing the making of the Phantasm movie series] In the end, it was all great fun.
  • See also Other Works |  Publicity Listings |  Official Sites

Angus Scrimm's body shape

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