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Ian Abercrombie (1934–2012)


Ian Abercrombie began his theatrical career as a lad during the Blitz in World War II. After his footwork years during which he earned Bronze, Silver and Gold medals in dance for the stage, he performed in London, Holland, Ireland and Scotland. He made his American stage debut in 1955 in a production of "Stalag 17" with Jason Robards and Jules ... See full bio »

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Known For

Army of Darkness
(1992)
General Hospital
General Hospital Clive Durban (1993)
(1963)
Rango
Rango Ambrose
(2011)

Filmography

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 2008-2014 Star Wars: The Clone Wars (TV Series)
Chancellor Palpatine / Darth Sidious / Pirate #2
- Crisis at the Heart (2014) ... Chancellor Palpatine / Darth Sidious (voice)
- The Rise of Clovis (2014) ... Chancellor Palpatine / Darth Sidious (voice)
- An Old Friend (2014) ... Chancellor Palpatine / Darth Sidious (voice)
- The Lawless (2013) ... Chancellor Palpatine / Darth Sidious (voice)
- Revival (2012) ... Chancellor Palpatine (voice)
 2011-2013 Green Lantern: The Animated Series (TV Series)
Ganthet
- Blue Hope (2013) ... Ganthet (voice)
- Regime Change (2012) ... Ganthet (voice)
- Razer's Edge (2012) ... Ganthet (voice)
- Beware My Power: Part Two (2011) ... Ganthet (voice)
- Beware My Power: Part One (2011) ... Ganthet (voice)
 2008-2012 Wizards of Waverly Place (TV Series)
Professor Crumbs / Headmaster Crumbs
- Who Will Be the Family Wizard? (2012) ... Professor Crumbs
- Get Along, Little Zombie (2011) ... Professor Crumbs
- Justin's Back In (2011) ... Professor Crumbs
- Back to Max (2011) ... Professor Crumbs
- Alex Tells the World (2010) ... Professor Crumbs
 2011 Happily Divorced (TV Series)
Victor
- Spousal Support (2011) ... Victor
 2011 Childrens Hospital (TV Series)
Butler
- Run, Dr. Lola Spratt, Run (2011) ... Butler
 2011 Rango
Ambrose (voice)
 2009 Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Republic Heroes (Video Game)
Chancellor Palpatine / Darth Sidious (voice)
 2008 Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels (Video Game)
Darth Sidious (voice)
 2008 Based on a True Story (Short)
Old Man
 2008 Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Chancellor Palpatine / Darth Sidious (voice)
 2008 How I Met Your Mother (TV Series)
Ben Franklin
- The Goat (2008) ... Ben Franklin
 2008 The Last Days of Limbo (Short)
Archbishop Minnerath
 2007 Hard Four
Jack Ermine
 2007 Moonlight (TV Series)
Richard Whitley
- Sleeping Beauty (2007) ... Richard Whitley
 2007 Trust Me
Teitelbaum
 2006 Desperate Housewives (TV Series)
Rupert
- Beautiful Girls (2006) ... Rupert
 2006 Sacred Rings (Video Game) (voice)
 2006 Inland Empire
Henry the Butler
 2006 The Batman (TV Series)
Ewan
- The Icy Depths (2006) ... Ewan (voice)
 2006 Model Family (TV Short)
Geneticist
 2005 Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None (Video Game)
Thomas Rogers / General Mackenzie (voice)
 2005 Hidden Howie: The Private Life of a Public Nuisance (TV Series)
Dr. Ambrose
- Trainer (2005) ... Dr. Ambrose
 2005 The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy (TV Series)
F
- Runaway Pants/Scythe 2.0 (2005) ... F (voice)
 2005 Summerland (TV Series)
Thomas Lindfield
- Space Between Us (2005) ... Thomas Lindfield
 2005 The L.A. Riot Spectacular
Auctioneer
 2005 Area 51 (Video Game)
Dr. Cray (voice)
 2004 RalliSport Challenge 2 (Video Game)
Narrator (voice)
 2004 Charmed (TV Series)
Aramis
- Crimes & Witch Demeanors (2004) ... Aramis
 2003 Chromiumblue.com
Sir George
 2003 Nip/Tuck (TV Series)
Cyril Parks
- Escobar Gallardo (2003) ... Cyril Parks
 2002-2003 Birds of Prey (TV Series)
Alfred Pennyworth
- Feat of Clay (2003) ... Alfred Pennyworth
- Devil's Eyes (2003) ... Alfred Pennyworth
- Reunion (2003) ... Alfred Pennyworth
- Gladiatrix (2003) ... Alfred Pennyworth
- Nature of the Beast (2002) ... Alfred Pennyworth (credit only)
 2002 007: Nightfire (Video Game)
Alexander Mayhew (voice)
 2002 The District (TV Series)
Leon
- Old Wounds (2002) ... Leon
 2002 ChromiumBlue.com (TV Series)
Sir George
- Girls' Night Out (2002) ... Sir George
- Viking on a Camel (2002) ... Sir George
- Barcelona Bologna (2002) ... Sir George
- Naked Golf (2002) ... Sir George
- I Like to Watch (2002) ... Sir George
 1997-2002 Days of Our Lives (TV Series)
Hotel Manager / Jeweller / Mr. Simkins / ...
- Episode #1.9324 (2002) ... Hotel Manager
- Episode #1.9262 (2002) ... Jeweller
- Episode #1.8225 (1998) ... Mr. Simkins
- Episode #1.8088 (1997) ... Lawyer
 2002 The Random Years (TV Series)
Sir Milton Pith
- Don't Make Me Have Sex in the Hamptons (2002) ... Sir Milton Pith
 2002 Crossing Jordan (TV Series)
George
- Acts of Mercy (2002) ... George
 2001 Blasphemy the Movie
Zeus
 2001 State of Grace (TV Series)
Donnie Thursday
- Happy Together (2001) ... Donnie Thursday
- Time in a Bottle (2001) ... Donnie Thursday
 2000 Love & Money (TV Series)
Arthur
- The Step Mummy (2000) ... Arthur
 2000 Megalomania (Short)
Julius C. Saurian
 2000 Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman (Video)
Psychiatrist (as Ian Ambercrombie)
 1999-2000 Star Trek: Voyager (TV Series)
Milo / Abbot
- Spirit Folk (2000) ... Milo
- Someone to Watch Over Me (1999) ... Abbot
 2000 Nox (Video Game)
Horvath / Loproc (voice)
 1999 Endgame (Short)
The Narrator (voice)
 1999 It's Like, You Know... (TV Series)
Narrator
- Enchanted April (1999) ... Narrator (voice)
 1999 Grown Ups (TV Series)
Philip Dmytryk
- A Comic Tragedy (1999) ... Philip Dmytryk
 1999 Good vs Evil (TV Series)
Jasper Ray
- To Be or Not to Be Evil (1999) ... Jasper Ray
 1999 Wild Wild West
British Dignitary
 1999 The Expert (TV Series)
Grandfather
- Pilot (1999) ... Grandfather
 1998 Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV Series)
Old Man
- Homecoming (1998) ... Old Man
 1994-1998 Seinfeld (TV Series)
Mr. Pitt / Justin Pitt
- The Finale (1998) ... Mr. Pitt
- The Diplomat's Club (1995) ... Mr. Pitt
- The Doorman (1995) ... Mr. Pitt
- The Mom and Pop Store (1994) ... Mr. Pitt
- The Gymnast (1994) ... Justin Pitt
 1998 Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction (TV Series)
Emil Root
- The Mummy (1998) ... Emil Root
 1998 NewsRadio (TV Series)
Cadbury
- The Secret of Management (1998) ... Cadbury
 1997 Johnny Mysto: Boy Wizard (Video)
Merlin
 1997 Mousehunt
Auctioneer
 1997 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
George Taylor
- Inherit the Wind (1997) ... George Taylor
 1997 Over the Top (TV Series)
Nigel
- Acting Out (1997) ... Nigel
 1996 Party Girl (TV Series)
Mr. Davenport
- Virgin Mary (1996) ... Mr. Davenport
 1996 A Face to Die For (TV Movie)
Mr. Sturetsky
 1996 Rattled (TV Movie)
Dr. Remsen
 1995 Sisters (TV Series)
Miles Pickering
- Deceit (1995) ... Miles Pickering
 1995 From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (TV Movie)
Parks (uncredited)
 1995 Babylon 5 (TV Series)
Correlilmurzon
- Acts of Sacrifice (1995) ... Correlilmurzon
 1995 Blossom (TV Series)
Mr. Winters
- Hi Diddly Dee (1995) ... Mr. Winters
 1995 Cybill (TV Series)
Alan Ford
- Virgin, Mother, Crone (1995) ... Alan Ford
 1994 At the Movies II (Short)
Maitre'D
 1994 Northern Exposure (TV Series)
Anastasia's Aide
- Zarya (1994) ... Anastasia's Aide
 1994 Test Tube Teens from the Year 2000 (Video)
Prof. Dorn
 1994 Clean Slate
Leader
 1994 Murphy Brown (TV Series)
Professor Willendorf
- The Deal of the Art (1994) ... Professor Willendorf
 1993 Cafe Americain (TV Series)
Uncle Claude
- Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly (1993) ... Uncle Claude
 1993 The Nanny (TV Series)
Butler Inspector #1
- The Butler, the Husband, the Wife and Her Mother (1993) ... Butler Inspector #1
 1993 Addams Family Values
Driver
 1993 Grief
Stanley
 1992 Coach (TV Series)
Jackie
- Dresswreckers (1992) ... Jackie
 1992 Army of Darkness
Wiseman
 1992 The Public Eye
Mr. Brown
 1991 Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge (Video)
Dr. Hess
 1991 Zandalee
Louis Medina
 1990 The Flash (TV Series)
Skip
- Ghost in the Machine (1990) ... Skip
 1990 Twin Peaks (TV Series)
Tom Brockman
- Episode #2.6 (1990) ... Tom Brockman
 1990 Repossessed
Iced Tea Waiter (uncredited)
 1990 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Fulton
- The Switch (1990) ... Fulton
 1990 Generations (TV Series)
Mr. Fleischer
- Enter the Jeweller (1990) ... Mr. Fleischer
 1989 21 Jump Street (TV Series)
Lemieux
- Old Haunts in the New Age (1989) ... Lemieux
 1989 ALF (TV Series)
British Announcer
- Mind Games (1989) ... British Announcer (voice, uncredited)
 1989 Dark Holiday (TV Movie)
Captain
 1989 Warlock
Magistrate #1
 1989 Empty Nest (TV Series)
Captain Burke
- Tears of a Clown (1989) ... Captain Burke
 1988 The Judge (TV Series)
Phillips
- Six Months to Life (1988) ... Phillips
 1988 War and Remembrance (TV Mini-Series)
Vice Adm. Rodney
- Part 4 (1988) ... Vice Adm. Rodney
 1988 The New Leave It to Beaver (TV Series)
The Psychiatrist
- Inside Eddie Haskell (1988) ... The Psychiatrist
 1988 Catacombs
Brother Orsini
 1984-1988 Dynasty (TV Series)
Tom Bradfield / Tom Bowman / Judge
- The Scandal (1988) ... Tom Bradfield
- The Announcement (1987) ... Tom Bowman
- Disappearance (1984) ... Judge
 1988 Hunter (TV Series)
George
- The Black Dahlia (1988) ... George
 1987 Frog (TV Movie)
Dr. Fritsky
 1987 Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series)
Royal Cobbler
- The Dancing Princesses (1987) ... Royal Cobbler
 1987 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Dr. Blandings
- It Runs in the Family (1987) ... Dr. Blandings
 1986-1987 Falcon Crest (TV Series)
George Latham / Ross Beaton
- Redemption (1987) ... George Latham
- Checkmate (1986) ... Ross Beaton
 1987 Nine to Five (TV Series)
Lord Mumford
- Doralee Buys the Farm (1987) ... Lord Mumford
 1987 The New Mike Hammer (TV Series)
Roger Jennings
- A Blinding Fear (1987) ... Roger Jennings
 1987 It's Garry Shandling's Show. (TV Series)
Fate
- Fate (1987) ... Fate
 1987 Moonlighting (TV Series)
Ludwig
- Poltergeist III - Dipesto Nothing (1987) ... Ludwig
 1987 Flicks
Inspector (segment 'Whodunit')
 1986 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Gunther Hall
- Sidney, the Dead-Nosed Reindeer (1986) ... Gunther Hall
 1986 Firewalker
Boggs
 1986 Hotel (TV Series)
Michel Rommand
- Double Jeopardy (1986) ... Michel Rommand
 1986 Stingray (TV Series)
Hair Salon Owner
- Sometimes You Gotta Sing the Blues (1986) ... Hair Salon Owner
 1986 Last Resort
Maitre d'
 1986 The Colbys (TV Series)
Minister
- The Wedding (1986) ... Minister
 1986 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Doctor
- The Canary Sedan (1986) ... Doctor (uncredited)
 1986 Foley Square (TV Series)
Maitre' D
- The Longest Weekend (1986) ... Maitre' D
 1985 Hostage Flight (TV Movie)
Scotland Yard Supervisor
 1985 George Burns Comedy Week (TV Series)
Dr. Hirsch
- Death Benefits (1985) ... Dr. Hirsch
 1985 Silver Spoons (TV Series)
Guy Du Maurier
- Mrs. Stratton Builds Her Dreamhouse (1985) ... Guy Du Maurier
 1985 Royal Match (TV Movie)
Duke Alford
 1985 Kicks (TV Movie)
Barnes
 1985 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Mr. Hanna
- First the Egg (1985) ... Mr. Hanna
 1984-1985 Santa Barbara (TV Series)
Phillip / Philip / Butler
- Episode #1.143 (1985) ... Philip
- Episode #1.97 (1984) ... Phillip
- Episode #1.54 (1984) ... Phillip (uncredited)
- Episode #1.45 (1984) ... Phillip
- Episode #1.31 (1984) ... Phillip
 1985 Who's the Boss? (TV Series)
Leo
- Angela's Ex: Part 2 (1985) ... Leo
 1985 Otherworld (TV Series)
Mr. Miro
- Paradise Lost (1985) ... Mr. Miro
 1985 Airwolf (TV Series)
Lord Killebrew
- Inn at the End of the Road (1985) ... Lord Killebrew
 1984 The Ice Pirates
Hymie
 1984 Three's Company (TV Series)
The Lawyer
- The Heiress (1984) ... The Lawyer
 1984 Emerald Point N.A.S. (TV Series)
Vince
- Disguises (1984) ... Vince
 1984 Divorce Court (TV Series)
 1983 Journey's End (TV Movie)
 1977-1983 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
McShane / Inspector Lestrade / Bartender
- The Case Against Mr. Roarke/Save Sherlock Holmes (1982) ... Inspector Lestrade
- Pilot (1977) ... Bartender
 1983 Tucker's Witch (TV Series)
Doorman
- Dye Job (1983) ... Doorman
 1983 Happy Days (TV Series)
Oscar
- Hello, Pfisters (1983) ... Oscar
 1982 The Devlin Connection (TV Series)
Auctioneer
- The French Detective (1982) ... Auctioneer
 1982 Voyagers! (TV Series)
Bitiatus
- Created Equal (1982) ... Bitiatus
 1982 Marian Rose White (TV Movie)
Lord Bates
 1981 Getting Even
Mr. Kenwood
 1981 Knots Landing (TV Series)
Caterer
- Secrets (1981) ... Caterer
 1981 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Dr. Rutherford
- By Their Faith (1981) ... Dr. Rutherford
 1980 Vega$ (TV Series)
Cashmir
- Sudden Death (1980) ... Cashmir
 1980 Blood Beach
Man in Mayor's Office
 1980 The Life and Times of Eddie Roberts (TV Series)
Partridge
- Playing the Waiting Game (1980) ... Partridge
- Eddie & Dolores and Herb & Marcia (1980) ... Partridge
 1979 S.O.S. Titanic (TV Movie)
Deck steward (uncredited)
 1979 The Prisoner of Zenda
Johann
 1979 Mrs. Columbo (TV Series)
Carmichael
- Murder Is a Parlor Game (1979) ... Carmichael
 1979 Backstairs at the White House (TV Mini-Series)
British Valet
- Episode #1.3 (1979) ... British Valet (uncredited)
 1978/I The Dancing Princesses (TV Movie)
Royal Cobbler
 1978 Battlestar Galactica (TV Series)
Forger 7
- The Long Patrol (1978) ... Forger 7
 1978 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series)
Sgt. Lander
- Assault on the Tower (1978) ... Sgt. Lander
 1978 Little Mo (TV Movie)
Dr. Noyes (uncredited)
 1978 The Bastard (TV Movie)
Deserter (uncredited)
 1978 Keefer (TV Movie)
Rudy
 1978 Sextette
Rex Ambrose
 1977 The Six Million Dollar Man (TV Series)
2nd Man in Van / Shoemacher
- Target: Steve Austin (1977) ... 2nd Man in Van
- U-509 (1977) ... Shoemacher
 1977 The San Pedro Bums (TV Movie)
Crazed Shopper (uncredited)
 1977 Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years (TV Movie)
Whiting (uncredited)
 1976 The Quest (TV Series)
Englishman
- Prairie Woman (1976) ... Englishman
 1976 High Risk (TV Movie)
Steward
 1976 Panache (TV Movie)
Cabbage Vendor (uncredited)
 1976 Joe Forrester (TV Series)
Newsman
- Girl on a String (1976) ... Newsman
 1974 The Island at the Top of the World
Train Conductor (uncredited)
 1974 Young Frankenstein
Second Villager (uncredited)
 1974 Cannon (TV Series)
Bartender
- Kelly's Song (1974) ... Bartender
 1974 The Questor Tapes (TV Movie)
Charlie (uncredited)
 1973 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Western Bar Patron
- Blind Terror (1973) ... Western Bar Patron (uncredited)
 1973 Wicked, Wicked
Eddie, Room Service Waiter (uncredited)
 1973 Midnight Ride of Paul Revere (TV Movie)
 1972 Columbo (TV Series)
Sidney (Party Guest)
- Dagger of the Mind (1972) ... Sidney (Party Guest) (uncredited)
 1972 Search (TV Series)
Florist
- One of Our Probes Is Missing (1972) ... Florist
 1972 The Woman I Love (TV Movie)
English News Reporter (uncredited)
 1972 The Hound of the Baskervilles (TV Movie)
Train Conductor (uncredited)
 1971 O'Hara, U.S. Treasury (TV Series)
Mike
- Operation: Offset (1971) ... Mike
 1970 The Molly Maguires
Stock Actor (uncredited)
 1970 Get Smart (TV Series)
Sergeant Poole
- House of Max: Part 1 (1970) ... Sergeant Poole
 1970 Sole Survivor (TV Movie)
British Co-Pilot
 1969 They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
Male Dancer #74 (uncredited)
 1969 Dragnet 1967 (TV Series)
Newsman
- Juvenile: The Little Pusher (1969) ... Newsman (uncredited)
 1968 Star!
Man in Brixton Music Hall (uncredited)
 1965 Von Ryan's Express
English POW (uncredited)
 1963 General Hospital (TV Series)
Clive Durban (1993)
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Alternate Names:

Ian Ambercrombie

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Trivia:

Shared two roles with Clive Revill. Revill was the voice of "Alfred Pennyworth" in early episodes of Batman: The Animated Series (1992), a role Abercrombie played in Birds of Prey (2002). Revill was also the first actor to play "Palpatine", in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980). Abercrombie voiced the character in the animated, Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) series. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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