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Ernie Sabella


Ernie Sabella was born on September 19, 1949 in Westchester, New York, USA as Ernest Sabella. He is an actor, known for The Lion King (1994), The Lion King 1 1/2 (2004) and The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride (1998). He is married to Cheryl. See full bio »
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Known For

The Lion King
The Lion King Pumbaa
(1994)
The Lion King 1 1/2
(2004)
Mousehunt
Mousehunt Maury, the Cat Care Society Owner
(1997)

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 2016-2017 The Lion Guard (TV Series)
Pumbaa
- The Ukumbusho Tradition (2017) ... Pumbaa (voice)
- Beware the Zimwi (2016) ... Pumbaa (voice)
- Bunga and the King (2016) ... Pumbaa (voice)
- The Search for Utamu (2016) ... Pumbaa (voice)
- Fuli's New Family (2016) ... Pumbaa (voice)
 2016 Bakery in Brooklyn
Dave
 2015 The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar (TV Movie)
Pumbaa (voice)
 2015 Blue Bloods (TV Series)
Leon
- Hold Outs (2015) ... Leon
 2015/I The Challenger
Frankie
 2014 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Murray
- Goliath and David (2014) ... Murray
 2010 Listen to Your Heart
Tony
 2007 Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ (Video Game)
Pumbaa (English version, voice)
 2005 Kingdom Hearts II (Video Game)
Pumbaa (English version, voice)
 2004 Timon & Pumbaa Virtual Safari 2.0 (Video Game)
Pumbaa (voice)
 2004 Behind the Legend: Timon (Video short)
Pumbaa (voice, uncredited)
 2004 Timon & Pumbaa Virtual Safari 1.5 (Video Game)
Pumbaa (voice)
 2004 Who Wants to Be King of the Jungle (Video Game)
Pumbaa (voice)
 2004 The Lion King 1 1/2 (Video)
Pumbaa (voice)
 2003 That's So Raven (TV Series)
Mr. Petracelli / Mr. Petrachelli
- Escape Claus (2003) ... Mr. Petracelli
- Mother Dearest (2003) ... Mr. Petrachelli
 2003 Timon & Pumbaa Virtual Safari (Video Game)
Pumbaa (voice)
 2001-2002 House of Mouse (TV Series)
Pumbaa
- Pete's Christmas Caper (2002) ... Pumbaa (voice)
- House Ghosts (2002) ... Pumbaa (voice)
- Humphrey in the House (2002) ... Pumbaa (voice)
- Goofy's Menu Magic (2002) ... Pumbaa (voice)
- Dining Goofy (2002) ... Pumbaa (voice)
 1999-2001 The Practice (TV Series)
Harland Bassett
- The Case of Harland Bassett (2001) ... Harland Bassett
- Home of the Brave (2001) ... Harland Bassett
- Brothers' Keepers (2000) ... Harland Bassett
- Legacy (1999) ... Harland Bassett
 2001 Ed (TV Series)
Gary Swirdlock
- Hook, Line and Sinker (2001) ... Gary Swirdlock
 2000 The Lion King: Simba's Mighty Adventure (Video Game)
Pumbaa (voice)
 2000 Providence (TV Series)
Lou Keppler
- The Unsinkable Sydney Hansen (2000) ... Lou Keppler
- Rescue Me (2000) ... Lou Keppler
- The Good Doctor (2000) ... Lou Keppler
 2000 Find Out Why (TV Series)
Pumbaa
- Wind (2000) ... Pumbaa
- Adaptation (2000) ... Pumbaa
- Cold (2000) ... Pumbaa
- Flight (2000) ... Pumbaa
- Sneeze (2000) ... Pumbaa
 1999 The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series)
Mr. Bundles
- Annie (1999) ... Mr. Bundles
 1999 Malcolm & Eddie (TV Series)
Mort Diamond
- The Tapawingo Witch Project (1999) ... Mort Diamond
 1995-1999 Timon & Pumbaa (TV Series)
Pumbaa / Bampuu
- Mook Island/Cliphangers (1999) ... Pumbaa (voice)
- Timon in Love/Kahuna Potato (1999) ... Pumbaa (voice)
- It Runs Good/Hot Air Buffoons (1999) ... Pumbaa (voice)
- Stay Away from My Honey!/Sitting Pretty Awful (1999) ... Pumbaa (voice)
 1999 The Out-of-Towners
Getaway Driver
 1998-1999 Encore! Encore! (TV Series)
Leo
- The Doubt of the Benefit (1999) ... Leo
- Master Class (1998) ... Leo
- The French Connection (1998) ... Leo
- I Am Joe's Ego (1998) ... Leo
- Pilot (1998) ... Leo
 1998 The Lion King II: Simba's Pride Active Play (Video Game)
Pumbaa
 1998 Timon & Pumbaa's Wild Adventures: True Guts (Video)
Pumbaa (voice)
 1998 The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride (Video)
Pumbaa (voice)
 1997 Timon & Pumbaa's Wild Adventures: Grub's On (Video short)
Pumbaa (voice)
 1997 Mousehunt
Maury, the Cat Care Society Owner
 1997 In & Out
Aldo Hooper
 1997 On Holiday with Timon & Pumbaa (Video)
Pumbaa / Bampu (voice)
 1997 One Saturday Morning (TV Series)
Pumbaa (2000) (voice)
 1996 Around the World with Timon & Pumbaa (Video)
Pumbaa (voice)
 1996 The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa Smart Yet Satisfying PSA Campaign (TV Series)
Pumbaa
- Cafeteria (1996) ... Pumbaa
- Arnold (1996) ... Pumbaa
- You Are What You Eat (1996) ... Pumbaa
 1995 Blame It on Ernie (TV Series)
 1995 The Lion King: Timon and Pumbaa's Jungle Games (Video Game)
Pumbaa (voice)
 1995 Stand by Me (Short)
Pumbaa (voice)
 1995 Pins and Needles (TV Movie)
Marvin
 1995 Roommates
Stash
 1995 Circle of Life: An Environmental Fable (Short)
Pumbaa (voice)
 1995 The Lion King Activity Center (Video Game)
Pumbaa
 1995 Timon & Pumbaa's Jungle Pinball (Video Game)
Pumbaa (voice)
 1994 Animated StoryBook: The Lion King (Video Game)
Pumbaa (voice)
 1994 Mad About You (TV Series)
Maurice
- Till Death Do Us Part (1994) ... Maurice
 1994 Quiz Show
Car Salesman
 1994 The Lion King
Pumbaa (voice)
 1992 Just My Imagination (TV Movie)
Arnold Mayer
 1992 Dangerous Curves (TV Series)
Jack Kilty
- Die Laughing (1992) ... Jack Kilty
 1992 Davis Rules (TV Series)
Coach
- Strike Down the Band (1992) ... Coach
 1992 A Different World (TV Series)
Campus Security
- The Cat's in the Cradle (1992) ... Campus Security
 1992 Seinfeld (TV Series)
Naked Man
- The Subway (1992) ... Naked Man
 1991 Major Dad (TV Series)
Phil
- Lady in Waiting (1991) ... Phil
 1991 Saved by the Bell (TV Series)
Leon Carosi
- The Last Weekend (1991) ... Leon Carosi
- Boss Lady (1991) ... Leon Carosi
- My Boyfriend's Back (1991) ... Leon Carosi
- Fourth of July (1991) ... Leon Carosi
- The Game (1991) ... Leon Carosi
 1991 Murphy Brown (TV Series)
Julian
- Small (1991) ... Julian
 1991 Babes (TV Series)
Mo
 1990-1991 Good Grief (TV Series)
Tyrone / Flipper
- The Big Bang Theory (1991) ... Tyrone
 1990 Going Under
The Mole
 1990 Coach (TV Series)
Ernie
- Men Don't Heal (1990) ... Ernie
 1990 Faith
Stanley
 1989 Quantum Leap (TV Series)
Manny / Sancho Panza
- Catch a Falling Star - May 21, 1979 (1989) ... Manny / Sancho Panza
 1989 My Two Dads (TV Series)
Officer Ringer
- Dad Patrol (1989) ... Officer Ringer
 1989 Open House (TV Series)
- Murder, He Wrote (1989)
 1989 A Fine Romance (TV Series)
George Shipman
- Th-Th-Th-That's All Folks (1989) ... George Shipman
- The Tomas Crown Affair (1989) ... George Shipman
- A Yank and the RAF (1989) ... George Shipman
- It's Just the Gypsy in My Soul (1989) ... George Shipman
 1988 Mr. Belvedere (TV Series)
Mr. Palmer
- Roommates (1988) ... Mr. Palmer
 1988 Fright Night Part 2
Dr. Harrison
 1987-1988 She's the Sheriff (TV Series)
Dickie Dinsmore
- Dinsmore's Wedding (1988) ... Dickie Dinsmore
- Pilot (1987)
- Monkey Business (1987)
 1988 Sledge Hammer! (TV Series)
Al Fresco
- The Secret of My Excess (1988) ... Al Fresco
 1987 Hunter (TV Series)
Earnie
- Turning Point (1987) ... Earnie
 1987 Married with Children (TV Series)
Mr. Pond
- Peggy Sue Got Work (1987) ... Mr. Pond
 1983-1987 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Pauli / Paulie Shellcop / Paulie
- It Ain't Over Till It's Over (1987) ... Pauli
- What Are Friends For? (1985) ... Pauli
- Queen for a Day (1985) ... Paulie Shellcop
 1986-1987 Perfect Strangers (TV Series)
Mr. Donald 'Twinkie' Twinkacetti
- Up on a Roof (1987) ... Mr. Donald 'Twinkie' Twinkacetti
- Get a Job (1987) ... Mr. Donald 'Twinkie' Twinkacetti
- Tux for Two (1987) ... Mr. Donald 'Twinkie' Twinkacetti
- Beautiful Dreamer (1987) ... Mr. Donald 'Twinkie' Twinkacetti
- Since I Lost My Baby (1987) ... Mr. Donald 'Twinkie' Twinkacetti
 1987 Roxie (TV Series)
Vito Carteri
- Professional Courtesy (1987) ... Vito Carteri
- It's Not Easy Being Green (1987) ... Vito Carteri
- Here's Roxie (1987) ... Vito Carteri
- Group Therapy (1987) ... Vito Carteri
- Dog Days (1987) ... Vito Carteri
 1986 Tough Guys
Hotel Clerk
 1986 Benson (TV Series)
Bo
- Parade Rest (1986) ... Bo
 1986 It's a Living (TV Series)
Walter Criff
- Gender Gap (1986) ... Walter Criff
 1985 Copacabana (TV Movie)
Sam Gropper
 1985 Cheers (TV Series)
Santo Carbone / Stan
- Love Thy Neighbor (1985) ... Santo Carbone
- Whodunit? (1985) ... Stan
 1985 Hardcastle and McCormick (TV Series)
Clyde Whitley
- Strangle Hold (1985) ... Clyde Whitley
 1985 Diff'rent Strokes (TV Series)
Ben
- Sam's Missing (1985) ... Ben
 1984-1985 It's Your Move (TV Series)
Lou Donatelli
- Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen (1985) ... Lou Donatelli
- The Experts (1985) ... Lou Donatelli
- A Woman Is Just a Woman (1985) ... Lou Donatelli
- Eli's Song (1985) ... Lou Donatelli (credit only)
- Caught in the Act (1985) ... Lou Donatelli
 1984 City Heat
Ballistics Expert
 1984 Punky Brewster (TV Series)
Elroy Kramer
- Parents Night (1984) ... Elroy Kramer
 1984 100 Centre Street (TV Movie)
Harry Pike
 1984 Domestic Life (TV Series)
Ralph Pomeroy
- Showdown at Walla Walla (1984) ... Ralph Pomeroy
 1984 The New Mike Hammer (TV Series)
Salvatore Juno
- The Perfect Twenty (1984) ... Salvatore Juno
- Vickie's Song (1984) ... Salvatore Juno
 1982-1984 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Cabbie
- A Killer's Dozen (1984) ... Cabbie
- Recreational Use (1982)
 1984 The Facts of Life (TV Series)
Husband
- All by Herself (1984) ... Husband
 1983-1984 Knots Landing (TV Series)
Frank Edmunds
- Finishing Touches (1984) ... Frank Edmunds
- Loss of Innocence (1983) ... Frank Edmunds
 1984 Oh Madeline (TV Series)
Phelps
- Monday Night Madeline (1984) ... Phelps
 1984 Alice (TV Series)
Franklin
- Vera, the Horse Thief (1984) ... Franklin
 1983 Newhart (TV Series)
Ed Halstead / Police Officer
- The Looks of Love (1983) ... Ed Halstead
- The Man Who Came Forever (1983) ... Ed Halstead
- A View from the Bench (1983) ... Police Officer
 1983 13 Thirteenth Avenue (TV Movie)
Vlastock Spoltechzep
 1983 The New Odd Couple (TV Series)
Policeman
- My Strife in Court (1983) ... Policeman
 1982 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Patient
- Pilot (1982) ... Patient
 1980 Broadway on Showtime (TV Series)
Sing Song / Big Harp
- Little Johnny Jones (1980) ... Sing Song
- The Robber Bridegroom (1980) ... Big Harp
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Has appeared in numerous broadway productions such as "Broadway"(1973), "A Nestless Bird", "Twenty Years of Furniture", "Veil of Infamy" See more »

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Trivia:

On Broadway in "Sweet Charity" as Herman with Christina Applegate at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, formerly the Martin Beck Theatre. See more »

Trademark:

Voice of Pumbaa in the Lion King franchise

Star Sign:

Virgo

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