Nisha Rathode (Editor)

Angus Scrimm

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Height  1.93 m
Role  Actor
Name  Angus Scrimm
Years active  1952–present

Angus Scrimm Angus Scrimm Zimbio

Full Name  Lawrence Rory Guy
Born  August 19, 1926 (age 89) (1926-08-19) Kansas City, Kansas
Occupation  Film, television, voice actor
Awards  Grammy Award for Best Album Notes: Classical
Movies  Phantasm, Phantasm II, Phantasm V: Ravager, Phantasm IV: Oblivion, Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead
Similar People  Don Coscarelli, Reggie Bannister, Larry Fessenden, Glenn McQuaid, Ted Nicolaou

Other names  Lawrence Guy, Rory Guy

Angus scrimm the tall man s greatest hits phantasm 1 and 2

Angus Scrimm (born Lawrence Rory Guy; August 19, 1926 – January 9, 2016) was an American actor, author, and journalist, best known for portrayal of the Tall Man in the 1979 horror film Phantasm and its sequels.


Angus Scrimm iamediaimdbcomimagesMMV5BNDMwMTY1NDQzNF5BMl5

Angus scrimm interview

Early life

Angus Scrimm 5051bjpg

Scrimm was born in Kansas City, Kansas to Alfred David and Pearl Guy. Scrimm graduated from the University of Southern California, where he majored in drama.

He was originally a journalist and wrote and edited for TV Guide, Cinema Magazine, the Los Angeles Herald Examiner and many other publications. He also worked for Capitol Records, writing liner notes for many LPs and CDs for artists ranging from Frank Sinatra to the Beatles, as well as Arthur Rubinstein and Itzhak Perlman. Scrimm won a Grammy (credited as Rory Guy, as were his early film roles) for his liner notes.


Scrimm had several minor supporting roles in the early 1970s before being cast as the Tall Man, the chief villain in Don Coscarelli's independent horror film Phantasm (1979). Scrimm stood approximately 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m). To appear even taller when playing the Tall Man, he wore suits that were several sizes too small and platform shoes. His Phantasm role led to a steady acting career in theater and television. Scrimm had a recurring role as an SD-6 agent on Alias.


On January 9, 2016, he died of prostate cancer at the age of 89 in Tarzana, Los Angeles, California.


Angus Scrimm Wikipedia

Similar Topics
Don Coscarelli
Glenn McQuaid
Larry Fessenden