Sebastian Cabot

Actor, Garage worker, Cook
Sebastian Cabot was a British actor best known as the distinguished butler, Mr. French, in the sixties family television show "Family Affair." Although Cabot demonstrated upper-crust manners in the role, he was born ... Read more »
Born: 07/06/1918 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (30)

Miracle on 34th Street 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too 1974 (Movie)

Narrator (voice) (Voice)

Ghost Story 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Family Affair 1966 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Foreign Exchange 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

The Jungle Book 1967 (Movie)

of Bagheera the Panther (Voice)

The Family Jewels 1964 (Movie)

Dr Matson (Actor)

Last of the Private Eyes 1962 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

The Sword in the Stone 1962 (Movie)

of (Voice)

Twice Told Tales 1962 (Movie)

Dr Carl Heidigger (Actor)

The Time Machine 1960 (Movie)

Dr Philip Hillyer (Actor)

Seven Thieves 1959 (Movie)

Monte Carlo Doctor (Actor)

In Love and War 1958 (Movie)

D Everett Styles (Actor)

Jane Wyman Presents the Fireside Theater 1954 - 1958 (TV Show)

Actor

Say One For Me 1958 (Movie)

Monsignor Stradford (Actor)

Terror in a Texas Town 1958 (Movie)

Ed McNeil (Actor)

The Angry Hills 1958 (Movie)

Cheaney (Actor)

Johnny Tremain 1957 (Movie)

Jonathan Lyte (Actor)

Omar Khayyam 1957 (Movie)

Nizam (Actor)

Westward Ho the Wagons! 1956 (Movie)

Bissonette (Actor)

Kismet 1955 (Movie)

Wazir (Actor)

Romeo and Juliet 1954 (Movie)

Capulet (Actor)

Old Mother Riley's Jungle Treasure 1950 (Movie)

Morgan (Actor)

Checkmate (TV Show)

Actor

Ivanhoe (Movie)

Clerk of Copmanhurst (Actor)

Jack the Ripper (TV Show)

Actor

The Spider and the Fly (Movie)

Inspector (Actor)

The Spy Killer (TV Show)

Actor

They Made Me a Fugitive (Movie)

Proprietor (Actor)

Wonder Boy (Movie)

Pozzo (Actor)

Biography

Sebastian Cabot was a British actor best known as the distinguished butler, Mr. French, in the sixties family television show "Family Affair." Although Cabot demonstrated upper-crust manners in the role, he was born into a working class London family. At the age of 14, Cabot's father's business failed and he left school, never to return. For many years, he garnered employment in numerous menial jobs, including work as a garage helper, chef, and later as a professional wrestler. It was as a chauffeur to actor Frank Pettingell that Cabot first had the idea to act, and by using the vocabulary he learned from Pettingell he was able to bluff his way into a few bit parts. Cabot compiled a list of screen credits in small roles until he grew his trademark beard and won the role as the patriarch Capulet in 1954s "Romeo & Juliet." Roles in American films and TV followed, including the musical "Kismet" in 1955, and George Pal's "The Time Machine" in 1960. Cabot began his role on "Family Affair" in 1966, originally hesitant to take such an undemanding role but lured by the large salary. Cabot rich voice can be heard as narrator in the Disney's "Winnie the Pooh" cartoons, and after "Family Affair" ended its run, Cabot's most memorable role was on another family classic, as Kris Kringle in a 1973 TV remake of "Miracle on 34th Street." Cabot died from the complications of a stroke in 1977.

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