Ian Abercrombie

A veteran English thespian whose show business career dates back to the 1940s, Ian Abercrombie got his start dancing on stage during World War II, leaving home at age 17 for the United States. For four years, he ... Read more »
Born: 09/11/1934 in Grays, Essex, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (73)

Bentley and Max 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Star Wars: The Clone Wars 2008 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Voice

Wizards of Waverly Place 2008, 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Childrens Hospital 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Happily Divorced 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rango 2011 (Movie)

Ambrose (Voice)

How I Met Your Mother 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Star Wars: The Clone Wars 2008 (Movie)

Voice of Chancellor Palpatine/Darth Sidious (Actor)

Moonlight 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Desperate Housewives 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties 2006 (Movie)

Smithee (Actor)

Inland Empire 2006 (Movie)

Henry the Butler (Actor)

L.A. Riot Spectacular 2006 (Movie)

Auctioneer (Actor)

It's Like, You Know... 1988 - 1989, 1992 - 2000, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Narrator

Summerland 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy 1988 - 1989, 1992 - 2000, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Voice

Charmed 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Birds of Prey 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Nip/Tuck 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

The District 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Random Years 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Blossom 1988 - 1989, 1992 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Coach 1992 - 1994, 1996 - 1997, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cybill 1988 - 1989, 1992 - 1997, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Empty Nest 1988 - 1989, 1992 - 1994, 1996 - 1997, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Grown Ups 1988 - 1989, 1992 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

GvsE 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Murphy Brown 1988 - 1989, 1992 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Newsradio 1988 - 1989, 1992 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Star Trek: Voyager 1988 - 1989, 1992 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Expert 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 1997, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Babylon 5 1993 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Wild Wild West 1999 (Movie)

British Dignitary (Actor)

Johnny Mysto Boy Wizard 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Mouse Hunt 1997 (Movie)

Auctioneer (Actor)

Party Girl 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Lost World: Jurassic Park 1997 (Movie)

Butler (Actor)

The Nanny 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Touched By an Angel 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Seinfeld 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cafe Americain 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Clean Slate 1994 (Movie)

Leader (Actor)

Grief 1994 (Movie)

Stanley (Actor)

Addams Family Values 1993 (Movie)

Driver (Actor)

Army of Darkness 1993 (Movie)

Wiseman (Actor)

Test Tube Teens from the Year 2000 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Frogs! 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Public Eye 1992 (Movie)

Mr Brown (Actor)

Warlock 1991 (Movie)

1st Magistrate (Actor)

Zandalee 1991 (Movie)

Louie Medina (Actor)

The Switch 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Catacombs 1988 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Dancing Princess 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Firewalker 1986 (Movie)

Boggs (Actor)

Fraud Squad 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Kicks 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Royal Match 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ice Pirates 1984 (Movie)

Hymie (Actor)

Blood Beach 1981 (Movie)

Man in Mayor's Office (Actor)

The Prisoner of Zenda 1979 (Movie)

Johann (Actor)

Sole Survivor 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

A Face to Die For (TV Show)

Actor

Dark Holiday (TV Show)

Actor

Fantasy Island (TV Show)

Actor

First the Egg (TV Show)

Actor

Frog (TV Show)

Actor

Hostage Flight (TV Show)

Actor

Keefer (TV Show)

Actor

Marian Rose White (TV Show)

Actor

Rattled (TV Show)

Actor

War and Remembrance (TV Show)

Actor
Sound (1)

Shrek 2001 (Movie)

ADR group (ADR)

Biography

A veteran English thespian whose show business career dates back to the 1940s, Ian Abercrombie got his start dancing on stage during World War II, leaving home at age 17 for the United States. For four years, he performed around America before being drafted by the British Army in 1957. Afterwards, Abercrombie went to California and started his film and television career. In a theatrical career spanning over 40 years, his co-stars have included distinguished British actors like his longtime friend Anthony Hopkins, taking the solo spotlight for an acclaimed portrayal of French artist and director Jean Cocteau in a 1989 one-man show. On television, his first important recurring role came the 1980s as butler Phillip on the daytime soap opera "Santa Barbara." Also notable was his mid-'90s turn on "Seinfeld" as Justin Pitt, a wealthy and peculiar businessman who was main character Elaine's second boss. During the 2000s, Abercrombie continued to be a reliable character actor on television, once again playing a domestic servant as Batman's butler Alfred Pennyworth in the short-lived action series "Birds of Prey." He also started performing more voice parts, including diabolical Chancellor Palpatine in "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" and Ambrose the owl in the animated animal Western "Rango."

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