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      Angus Scrimm

      Angus Scrimm

      Highest Rated: 83% Subspecies (1991)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Aug 19, 1926

      Birthplace: Kansas City, Kansas, USA

      Born in Kansas City, Kansas, actor Angus Scrimm originally began his career as a journalist and writer for TV Guide, Cinema Magazine, and The Los Angeles Herald Examiner. Scrimm also wrote liner notes for many albums produced by popular artists including Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, Arthur Rubinstein and Itzhak Perlman. As an actor Scrimm was best known for playing "The Tall Man" in the 1979 movie "Phantasm." The film was a horror movie about a malicious sadistic undertaker, "The Tall Man," who turns the dead into nightmarish dwarf zombies who he trains to do his bidding in an effort to take over the world. The movie was independently financed and most of the cast and crew were amateurs or relative unknowns. The movie was poorly received upon its initial release, but later achieved a kind of cult status. The movie's popularity led to three sequels "Phantasm II" (1988", "Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead" (1994), and "Phantasm IV: Oblivion" (1998), the last two installments being direct-to-video releases. In between Phantasm-related projects, Scrimm appeared in a number of other feature film projects, including "Mindwarp" (1992), "Wishmaster" (1997) and "Munchie Strikes Back" (1994). Scrimm died in Los Angeles, California in January of 2016. He was 89 years old.

      Highest rated movies

      I Sell the Dead
      Phantasm: Ravager
      Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead
      Satan Hates You
      Phantasm II


      PHANTASM IV: OBLIVION, Angus Scrimm, 1998, (c) Warner Brothers PHANTASM IV: OBLIVION, Angus Scrimm, 1998, (c) Warner Brothers PHANTASM, Angus Scrimm, 1979, © Avco Embassy PHANTASM, Angus Scrimm, 1979, (c) AVCO Embassy Pictures PHANTASM II, Angus Scrimm, 1988, (c)Universal PHANTASM II, Angus Scrimm, 1988, © Universal PHANTASM, from left: Bill Thornbury, Angus Scrimm, 1979. © Well Go USA PHANTASM II, Angus Scrimm, 1988, (c)Universal Pictures PHANTASM II, Paula Irvine, Angus Scrimm, 1988, (c)Universal I SELL THE DEAD, Larry Fessenden (second from left), Angus Scrimm (center of frame), 2008. Ph: Lee Nussbaum/©IFC Films PHANTASM: RAVAGER, (aka PHANTASM V: RAVAGER), Angus Scrimm , 2016. © Well Go USA I SELL THE DEAD, Angus Scrimm, 2008. Ph: Lee Nussbaum/©IFC Films PHANTASM, from left: A. Michael Baldwin, Angus Scrimm, 1979. © Well Go USA



      54% 28% Phantasm: Ravager The Tall Man (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Disciples Winston (Character) - 2014
      33% 0% Satan Hates You Dr. Michael Gabriel (Character) - 2010
      71% 47% I Sell the Dead Dr. Vernon Quint (Character) $7.1K 2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Red 71 Coroner (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet 18% Satanic Dr. Barbary (Character) - 2006
      63% 50% Automatons The Scientist (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet 31% Masters of Horror Unknown (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet 0% The Off Season Ted (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet 50% Legend of the Phantom Rider Preacher (Character) - 2002
      29% 42% Phantasm IV: Oblivion The Tall Man/Dr. Jebediah Morningside (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 21% Vampirella High Elder (Character) - 1996
      44% 43% Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead The Tall Man (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet 27% Munchie Strikes Back Kronas (Character) - 1994
      0% 25% Deadfall Dr. Lyme (Character) $9.2K 1993
      No Score Yet 30% Mindwarp Seer/Systems Operator (Character) - 1992
      83% 52% Subspecies King Vladislav (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet 48% Transylvania Twist Stefen (Character) - 1989
      33% 57% Phantasm II Jebediah Morningside/The Tall Man (Character) $5.7M 1988
      No Score Yet 30% The Lost Empire Dr. Sin Do/Lee Chuck (Character) - 1984
      74% 67% Phantasm The Tall Man (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jim, the World's Greatest Jim's Father (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet 33% Scream Bloody Murder Dr. Epstein (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Arousers Henry (Character) - 1970


      63% 85% Masters of Horror Buddy (Character) 2005
      86% 87% Alias Calvin McCullough (Guest Star) 2001-2003 2005