John Abbott

Actor
John Abbott was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. In 1949, he appeared on Broadway in "Montserrat." In 1934, he joined the Old Vic Company. In 1957, he co-starred in "The Waltz of the Toreadors" on ... Read more »
Born: 06/05/1905 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (55)

Touching Evil II 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Young Poisoner's Handbook 1996 (Movie)

Chairman (Actor)

Four Weddings and A Funeral 1994 (Movie)

Polite Verger (Actor)

The Plymouth Express 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Treasure Island 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Slapstick of Another Kind 1984 (Movie)

Dr Frankenstein (Actor)

Used Cars 1980 (Movie)

Clerk (Actor)

The Wild Wild West 1965 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

Star Trek 1966 - 1969 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lost in Space 1965 - 1968 (TV Show)

Actor

Gambit 1967 (Movie)

Emile (Actor)

The Jungle Book 1967 (Movie)

of Wolf (Voice)

The Greatest Story Ever Told 1965 (Movie)

Aben (Actor)

Who's Minding the Store? 1962 (Movie)

Roberts (Actor)

Gigi 1958 (Movie)

Manuel (Actor)

Omar Khayyam 1957 (Movie)

Yusuf (Actor)

Public Pigeon No. 1 1957 (Movie)

Dipso Dave Rutherford (Actor)

Thunder on the Hill 1951 (Movie)

Abel Harmer (Actor)

If Winter Comes 1947 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Web 1947 (Movie)

(Actor)

Anna and the King of Siam 1946 (Movie)

(Actor)

Humoresque 1946 (Movie)

Rozner (Actor)

A Thousand and One Nights 1945 (Movie)

Ali--The Tailor (Actor)

The Mask of Dimitrios 1944 (Movie)

Mr. Pappas (Actor)

Mission to Moscow 1942 (Movie)

(Actor)

They Got Me Covered 1942 (Movie)

Gregory Vanescu (Actor)

Joan of Paris 1941 (Movie)

English Spy (Actor)

A Hazard of Hearts (TV Show)

Actor

Adventure Island (Movie)

Mr. Hulsh (Actor)

Cry of the Werewolf (Movie)

Peter Althius (Actor)

Dangerous Blondes (Movie)

Roland Smith (Actor)

End of the Road (Movie)

Chris Martin (Actor)

Madame Bovary (Movie)

Mayor Tuvache (Actor)

Magic Moments (TV Show)

Actor

Measure For Measure (TV Show)

Actor

Nightmare (Movie)

Carl (Actor)

Once Upon a Time (Movie)

Reporter (Actor)

One More Tomorrow (Movie)

Joseph Baronova (Actor)

Outside Chance (TV Show)

Actor

Pursuit to Algiers (Movie)

Jodri (Actor)

Saratoga Trunk (Movie)

Roscoe Bean (Actor)

Sherlock Holmes in New York (TV Show)

Actor

Sombrero (Movie)

Don Daniel (Actor)

Summer Storm (Movie)

Lunin (Actor)

The Bandit of Sherwood Forest (Movie)

Will Scarlett (Actor)

The Cat Creature (TV Show)

Actor

The Commissioner (TV Show)

Actor

The Falcon in Hollywood (Movie)

Martin Dwyer (Actor)

The Notorious Lone Wolf (Movie)

Lal Bara (Actor)

The Power of the Whistler (Movie)

Kaspar Andropolos (Actor)

The Saint in London (Movie)

Count Duni (Actor)

The Vampire's Ghost (Movie)

Webb Fallon (Actor)

The Woman in White (Movie)

Frederick Fairlie (Actor)

This Above All (Movie)

Joe (Actor)
Other (3)

Beyond Bedlam 1994 (Movie)

general assistant (Assistant)

Beyond Bedlam 1994 (Movie)

minibus driver (Driver)

Revenge of Billy the Kid 1990 (Movie)

production runner (Office Runner)

Biography

John Abbott was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. In 1949, he appeared on Broadway in "Montserrat." In 1934, he joined the Old Vic Company. In 1957, he co-starred in "The Waltz of the Toreadors" on Broadway. Abbott started his acting career landing roles in such films as the spy thriller "Nightmare" (1942) with Diana Barrymore, the Michèle Morgan drama "Joan of Paris" (1942) and "Mission to Moscow" (1943) with Walter Huston. He also appeared in "They Got Me Covered" (1943), "Dangerous Blondes" (1943) with Allyn Joslyn and the Tom Conway mystery "The Falcon in Hollywood" (1944). He continued to act in productions like "The Notorious Lone Wolf" (1946) with Gerald Mohr, the adventure "The Bandit of Sherwood Forest" (1946) with Cornel Wilde and "Time Out of Mind" (1947). He also appeared in the Ella Raines thriller "The Web" (1947). Abbott was most recently credited in "Touching Evil II" (PBS, 1999-2000). Abbott had a number of different projects under his belt in the sixties through the nineties, including "The Jungle Book" (1967) starring Phil Harris, "Used Cars" (1980) and "Slapstick of Another Kind" (1984) starring Jerry Lewis. His credits also expanded to "Revenge of Billy the Kid" with Michael Balfour (1991) and "Four Weddings and A Funeral" (1994). Abbott passed away in May 1996 at the age of 91.

Relationships

Ivy Skeates

Sister
survived him

Milestones

1964

Appeared in "The Greatest Story Ever Told"

1958

Appeared in "Gigi"

1957

Co-starred in "The Waltz of the Toreadors" on Broadway

1952

Featured in "The Merry Widow"

1949

Appeared on Broadway in "Montserrat"

1946

Broadway debut in the role of Count Mancini in "He Who Gets Slapped"

1946

Appeared in "Anna and the King of Siam" and "Humoresque"

1937

Film debut in "Mademoiselle Docteur"

1934

Joined the Old Vic Company

1934

Professional debut in "Aureng-Zebe," with Sybil Thorndike

Bonus Trivia

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While with the Old Vic Company he played Claudius in "Hamlet" with Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh, and Alec Guinness

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