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Douglas Seale (1913–1999)


The British classical actor/producer/director Douglas Seale enjoyed a 65-year transatlantic career that included stage, films and television. Born in 1913 the son of Robert Henry Seale and his wife Margaret Law Seale, he was educated at Rutlish, a boys' comprehensive school in West Wimbledon. He displayed an early penchant and skill for art but ... See full bio »

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Aladdin
Aladdin Sultan
(1992)
Amadeus
Amadeus Count Arco
(1984)

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 1995 Palookaville
Old Man
 1995 Phantasmagoria (Video Game)
Malcolm
 1994 Aladdin Activity Center (Video Game)
Sultan (voice)
 1993 For Love or Money
Freddy
 1992 Aladdin
Sultan (voice)
 1990 Almost an Angel
Father
 1990 The Rescuers Down Under
Krebbs (voice)
 1990 Mr. Destiny
Boswell
 1989-1990 The Golden Girls (TV Series)
Malcolm / Seymour
- Twice in a Lifetime (1990) ... Malcolm
- You Gotta Have Hope (1989) ... Seymour
 1989 Ghostbusters II
Plaza Hotel Man
 1989 Family Ties (TV Series)
Joseph Simmons
- Get Me to the Living Room on Time (1989) ... Joseph Simmons
 1988 Hunter (TV Series)
Brian
- Honorable Profession (1988) ... Brian
 1988 Ernest Saves Christmas
Santa
 1987-1988 Rags to Riches (TV Series)
John Clapper
- Sweet Sixteen (1988) ... John Clapper
- Guess Who's Coming to Slumber? (1988) ... John Clapper
- A Very Foley Christmas (1987) ... John Clapper
- Russian Holiday (1987) ... John Clapper
- Beauty and the Babe (1987) ... John Clapper
 1987 Haunted by Her Past (TV Movie)
Innkeeper MacVey
 1987 Alf Loves a Mystery (TV Movie)
The Countess' Butler
 1987 Growing Pains (TV Series)
Jimmy
- The Long Goodbye (1987) ... Jimmy
 1987 Cheers (TV Series)
Bert Miller
- A House Is Not a Home (1987) ... Bert Miller
 1987 The Wizard (TV Series)
Dr. Post
- H.E.N.R.I. VIII (1987) ... Dr. Post
 1987 Scarecrow and Mrs. King (TV Series)
Basil Weathers
- Rumors of My Death (1987) ... Basil Weathers
 1986 A Smoky Mountain Christmas (TV Movie)
Vernon
 1985-1986 Amazing Stories (TV Series)
Mike Malloy / Santa Claus
- One for the Road (1986) ... Mike Malloy
- Santa '85 (1985) ... Santa Claus
 1985 The Lucie Arnaz Show (TV Series)
Mr. Beverly
- Birthday Blues (1985) ... Mr. Beverly
 1985 Heaven Help Us
Brother Domenic
 1984 Amadeus
Count Arco
 1983 Loving (TV Series)
Soames
- Pilot (1983) ... Soames
 1949 Trelawny of the Wells (TV Movie)
Augustus Colpoys
 1949 Stop Press Girl
Jeweller's Assistant (uncredited)
 1939 Bees on the Boat-Deck (TV Movie)
Mr. Tooke
 1938 A Break in the Journey (TV Short)
 1937 Once in a Lifetime (TV Movie)
Page Boy / Flick
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He directed William Shakespeare's play, "Much Ado About Nothing," at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford, England with Michael Redgrave, Googie Withers, Geraldine McEwan, Edward Woodward, Rachel Kempson, Ian Holm, Richard Johnson, Zoe Caldwell, and Eileen Atkins in the cast. See more »
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He played Santa Claus in both Amazing Stories (1985) and Ernest Saves Christmas (1988). See more »

Trademark:

High-pitched raspy voice

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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