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John Bluthal


John Bluthal was born on August 12, 1929 in Malopolskie, Poland. He is an actor, known for The Fifth Element (1997), Dark City (1998) and Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width (1967). See full bio »
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Known For

The Fifth Element
The Fifth Element Professor Pacoli
(1997)
Dark City
Dark City Karl Harris
(1998)
Help!
Help! Bhuta
(1965)

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 2005 Grange (TV Movie)
 2003 Blue Heelers (TV Series)
Sid Harrison
- Too Good to Be True: Part 2 (2003) ... Sid Harrison
- Too Good to Be True: Part 1 (2003) ... Sid Harrison
 1999 Time and Tide (TV Movie)
Harry
 1998 Driven Crazy (TV Series)
Great Grandpa
- Listen Ear (1998) ... Great Grandpa
 1997 Jonathan Creek (TV Series)
Jack Holiday
- Jack in the Box (1997) ... Jack Holiday
 1995 Last of the Summer Wine (TV Series)
Barber
- Brushes at Dawn (1995) ... Barber
 1995 Casualty (TV Series)
Mr. Malinowski
- Halfway House (1995) ... Mr. Malinowski
 1994 Lovejoy (TV Series)
Popov
- Fruit of the Desert (1994) ... Popov
 1994 A Pinch of Snuff (TV Movie)
Maurice Arany
 1993 Inspector Morse (TV Series)
Victor Ignotas
- Twilight of the Gods (1993) ... Victor Ignotas
 1992 Taggart (TV Series)
Albert Newman
- Ring of Deceit (1992) ... Albert Newman
 1992 Virtual Murder (TV Series)
Tonu
- A Torch for Silverado (1992) ... Tonu
 1991 Birds of a Feather (TV Series)
Pedro
- We'll Always Have Majorca (1991) ... Pedro
 1991 Rumpole of the Bailey (TV Series)
Gaston LeBlanc
- Rumpole a la Carte (1991) ... Gaston LeBlanc
 1990 Freddie and Max (TV Series)
Anatol Medved
- Episode #1.2 (1990) ... Anatol Medved
 1990 T-Bag and the Pearls of Wisdom (TV Series)
The High Priest
- Tut Tut (1990) ... The High Priest
 1990 One Foot in the Grave (TV Series)
Mr. Jellinek
- I'll Retire to Bedlam (1990) ... Mr. Jellinek
 1990 Bergerac (TV Series)
Edward Emanuelson
- My Name's Sergeant Bergerac (1990) ... Edward Emanuelson
 1989 In Sickness and in Health (TV Series)
Ricky
- Episode #4.7 (1989) ... Ricky
- Episode #4.6 (1989) ... Ricky
- Episode #4.5 (1989) ... Ricky
 1989 Storyboard (TV Series)
Van der Moeuwe
- Snakes & Ladders (1989) ... Van der Moeuwe
 1989 T-Bag and the Revenge of the T-Set (TV Series)
Herr Krimper
- Hazel Knutt's Muesli Bar (1989) ... Herr Krimper
 1988 Turn on to T-Bag (TV Series)
Big Ed Malone
- Gangsters (1988) ... Big Ed Malone
 1987 Super Gran (TV Series)
Inside Legg The Tailor
- Supergran and the Heir Apparent (1987) ... Inside Legg The Tailor
 1986 The Life and Loves of a She-Devil (TV Mini-Series)
Angus
- Episode #1.4 (1986) ... Angus
- Episode #1.1 (1986) ... Angus
 1985 Minder (TV Series)
Solly Salmon
- The Return of the Invincible Man (1985) ... Solly Salmon
 1984 'Allo 'Allo (TV Series)
Tailor
- Savile Row to the Rescue (1984) ... Tailor
 1984 I Thought You'd Gone (TV Series)
Max van Damn
- Episode #1.6 (1984) ... Max van Damn
 1984 Squaring the Circle (TV Movie)
Babiuch
 1983 Reilly: Ace of Spies (TV Mini-Series)
Krassin
- Shutdown (1983) ... Krassin
- After Moscow (1983) ... Krassin
 1983 The Kenny Everett Television Show (TV Series)
Various
- Episode #2.4 (1983) ... Various
- Episode #2.3 (1983) ... Various
 1982 There's a Lot of It About (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #1.6 (1982) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.5 (1982) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.4 (1982) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.3 (1982) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.2 (1982) ... Various Characters
 1981 And Here Comes Bucknuckle (TV Series)
 1980 Home Sweet Home (TV Series)
Enzo Pacelli
- No Flame Like an Old Flame (1980) ... Enzo Pacelli
- Mama Mia (1980) ... Enzo Pacelli
 1969-1980 Q9 (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #5.6 (1980) ... Various Characters
- Episode #5.5 (1980) ... Various Characters
- Episode #5.4 (1980) ... Various Characters
- Episode #5.3 (1980) ... Various Characters
- Episode #5.2 (1980) ... Various Characters
 1979 Ride on Stranger (TV Series)
Joseph Litchin
- Bread and Circuses (1979) ... Joseph Litchin
- Peace in Our Time (1979) ... Joseph Litchin
- Saints and Sinners (1979) ... Joseph Litchin
 1979 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Ernest Friedman
- Design for Living (1979) ... Ernest Friedman
 1979 Doctor Down Under (TV Series)
'Chalky' White
- I Gotta Horse (1979) ... 'Chalky' White
 1979 The Mismatch (TV Movie)
 1978 BBC2 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Gleyne
- Renoir, My Father (1978) ... Gleyne
 1977 The Off Show (TV Series)
Various Characters
 1977 Spaghetti Two-Step (TV Movie)
Sidney
 1973-1976 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Sam Nicholls / Mr Mockler / Lieberman / ...
- The Mind Beyond: Meriel, the Ghost Girl (1976) ... Sam Nicholls
- Mrs. Acland's Ghosts (1975) ... Mr Mockler
- The Cafeteria (1974) ... Lieberman
- The Joke (1973) ... Dr. Einstein
 1976 Bluey (TV Series)
Newsman
- Wild Goose Chase (1976) ... Newsman
 1975-1976 The Melting Pot (TV Series)
Richard Armitage
- Episode #1.3 (1976)
- Comedy Playhouse (1975) ... Richard Armitage
 1976 Whodunnit? (TV Series)
General Malkol
- A Deadly Tan (1976) ... General Malkol
 1974 The Last Turkey in the Shop Show (TV Short)
Various Characters
 1974 Sykes (TV Series)
Henry
- The Band (1974) ... Henry
 1973 Matlock Police (TV Series)
Eric Sumner
- How Does Your Garden Grow? (1973) ... Eric Sumner
 1973 Milligan in... (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Milligan in Spring (1973) ... Various Characters
 1970 Oh in Colour (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #1.6 (1970) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.5 (1970) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.4 (1970) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.3 (1970) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.2 (1970) ... Various Characters
 1968 The Visitors (TV Movie)
 1968 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Kondu
- The Brahmin Widow (1968) ... Kondu
 1968 Man in a Suitcase (TV Series)
Berger
- Jigsaw Man (1968) ... Berger
 1968 George and the Dragon (TV Series)
Salesman
- The TV Set (1968) ... Salesman
 1968 City '68 (TV Series)
Arthur Somerset
- The Visitors (1968) ... Arthur Somerset
 1967 The Baron (TV Series)
Guiseppe Borzo
- The Long Long Day (1967) ... Guiseppe Borzo
 1965 The Avengers (TV Series)
Ivenko
- Two's a Crowd (1965) ... Ivenko
 1965 Not Only... But Also (TV Series)
- Episode #1.7 (1965)
 1964-1965 The Saint (TV Series)
Ziggy Zaglan / Guido Naccaro
- The Happy Suicide (1965) ... Ziggy Zaglan
- The Damsel in Distress (1964) ... Guido Naccaro
 1965 Night Train to Surbiton (TV Mini-Series)
Ward
- Episode #1.4 (1965) ... Ward
- Episode #1.3 (1965) ... Ward
- Episode #1.2 (1965) ... Ward
- Episode #1.1 (1965) ... Ward
 1964 The Mavis Bramston Show (TV Series)
Various (1965)
 1964 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
- Drill Pig (1964)
 1964 HMS Paradise (TV Series)
Gus
 1964 A Child's Guide to Screenwriting (TV Movie)
Various (voice)
 1964 Festival (TV Series)
Justin Thyme
- Justin Thyme (1964) ... Justin Thyme
 1962-1963 Fireball XL5 (TV Series)
Commander Wilbur Zero / Jock Campbell / Commander Zero / ...
- Flying Zodiac (1963) ... Commander Wilbur Zero / Jock Campbell / Caravan Leader / ... (voice)
- Space Magnet (1963) ... Commander Wilbur Zero / Captain Ross (voice)
- Sabotage (1963) ... Commander Wilbur Zero / Ultra Arcon / Kelly (voice)
- Hypnotic Sphere (1963) ... Commander Wilbur Zero / Suventan Brain (voice)
- Ghosts of Space (1963) ... James Frazer / Halla (voice)
 1963 The Larkins (TV Series)
Martinez
- Cafe Ole (1963) ... Martinez
 1963 Best of Friends (TV Series)
- Stars and Strife (1963)
 1963 Benny Hill (TV Series)
Willie The Kid
- The Shooting of Willie the Kid (1963) ... Willie The Kid
 1961 Hancock (TV Series)
Radio Voice
- The Radio Ham (1961) ... Radio Voice (voice)
 1961 It's a Square World (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #1.5 (1961) ... Various Characters
 1961 Sykes and A... (TV Series)
Mr. Kelly
- Sykes and a Bath (1961) ... Mr. Kelly
 1960 Citizen James (TV Series)
- The Brand Image (1960)
- The Raffle (1960)
- The Rivals (1960)
- The Money (1960)
- The Race (1960)
 1960 Man in a Blue Vase (TV Movie)
Herman
 1959 Lady in Danger (TV Movie)
Inspector Marsh
 1958 Miss Mabel (TV Movie)
The Gardener
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Other Works:

He acted in Arnold Wesker's play, "The Friends," at the Roundhouse Theatre in London, England with Anna Cropper, Susan Engel, Lynn Fairleigh, Victor Henry, Ian Holm, and Roy Marsden in the cast. Arnold Wesker was also director. Nicholas Georgiadias was designer.

Alternate Names:

John Bluthall

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Trivia:

Emigrated to Australia with his family in 1938. Studied at Melbourne University. Moved to England in 1956. He still works in Australia occasionally.

Star Sign:

Leo

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