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Happy Birthday To New Rochelle's Anthony Heald

Anthony Heald
Anthony Heald

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Happy Birthday to New Rochelle's Anthony Heald!

Philip Anthony Mair Heald, who was born in New Rochelle, turns 72 on Thursday.

Heald, an actor known for portraying Hannibal Lecter's jail nemesis, 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," was born August 25, 1944.

Heald has worked extensively on Broadway and has been twice nominated for the Tony Award for his work in "Anything Goes" (1988) and Terrence McNally's "Love! Valour! Compassion!" (1995). He also appeared in McNally's "The Lisbon Traviata" (1989) "Deep Rising" (1998) and "Lips Together, Teeth Apart" (1991). In addition to his work on stage, screen and film, Heald has recorded more than 60 audio books/books on tape.

Heald also had brief appearances in the second season of 'Miami Vice," the 2006 film "X-Men: The Last Stand," and the "Cheers" final episode. He later appeared in the "Cheers" spin-off "Frasier."

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