Anthony Perkins was not only an incredible actor who blew fans’ minds with his performance as Norman Bates on “Psycho”--he was also a proud father of two talented sons who inherited his good looks as well as creativity.
Anthony was diagnosed with HIV during the late 1980s. He passed away on September 12, 1992, following complications due to AIDS-related pneumonia at 60 years old.
The Oscar-nominated stage and film actor may have left the world a long time ago, but his sons, Oz Perkins and Elvis Perkins, are keeping his legacy alive.
Oz was born to actress Berry Berenson and Anthony Perkins on February 2, 1974, in New York City. He has established himself as a successful writer and actor in Hollywood.
The actor graduated from LA’s Harvard-Westlake School. He went on to pursue a BA in English from New York University.
Like his father, Oz, too, is a versatile actor who has performed a variety of roles in genres including comedy, romance, drama, and horror.
Among all genres, he is more into horror, which is not a surprise since Anthony was best known for playing the protagonist in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho.”
In 1983, Oz followed in his father’s footsteps to act as young Norman Bates in “Psycho II.” Later on, he went on to act in the movies including “Six Degrees of Separation” (1993), “ Wolf” (1994), “Legally Blonde” (2001), and “Not Another Teen Movie” (2001).
Besides being an actor, Oz is also a director who loves the horror genre. He made his directorial debut with his 2015 movie “The Blackcoat’s Daughter,” which was inspired by the classic film “Rosemary’s Baby.”
According to The Telegraph, he wanted to make a sad movie “disguised as a horror movie.”
Speaking to the outlet about how he is often working through his relationship with father Anthony, he said:
"There's a knot there which I think is obviously common for a lot of people, especially people whose parents die when they're young. There's a quality of like, 'Oh the person is gone.' That's when finding out about them starts.”
Elvis did not follow in his father’s footsteps like his brother. Rather, he went on to nurture his skills as a singer and songwriter.
Born on February 9, 1976, Elvis took Saxophone lessons when he was young and played the guitar during his highschool days.
After his parents passed away, he wrote a song cycle about the loss called “Ash Wednesday.” Later in 2006, he turned the song into an album and released it independently
Following the album’s release, Elvis formed a band including Brigham Brough (bassist), Wyndham Boylan-Garnett (keyboardist and guitarist), and Nicholas Kinsey (Drummer).
He released his second album “Elvis Perkins in Dearland” in 2009 and it had a strong country influence than the first one. After a long hiatus, his third album “ I Aubade” was released in 2015.
The singer also made music for “The Blackcoat’s Daughter,” the first movie directed by his brother Oz.