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John Bluthal

John Bluthal (born 28 March 1929) is a British film and television actor and voice artist, mostly in comedy. He is best known for his work with Spike Milligan, and for his roles in the TV series Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width and The Vicar of Dibley. He has also worked in the United States and Australia, in numerous productions. John ... See full bio »

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 2017/I Jungle
Uncle Nissim
 2016 Hail, Caesar!
Prof. Marcuse
 2014 Milk & Honey (Short)
 1994-2013 The Vicar of Dibley (TV Series)
Frank Pickle
 2010-2011 Spirited (TV Series)
 2008 Pigeonhole (Short)
Old Man
 2005 Grange (TV Movie)
 2004 Love's Brother
 2003 Blue Heelers (TV Series)
Sid Harrison
 1999 Time and Tide (TV Movie)
 1998 Driven Crazy (TV Series)
Great Grandpa
 1998 RPM
 1998 Dark City
Karl Harris
 1997 Jonathan Creek (TV Series)
Jack Holiday
 1997 The Fifth Element
Professor Pacoli
 1995 Last of the Summer Wine (TV Series)
 1995 Casualty (TV Series)
Mr. Malinowski
 1995 Leapin' Leprechauns!
Michael Dennehy
 1994 Lovejoy (TV Series)
 1994 A Pinch of Snuff (TV Movie)
Maurice Arany
 1993 Inspector Morse (TV Series)
Victor Ignotas
 1992 Taggart (TV Series)
Albert Newman
 1992 Stan and George's New Life
Stan Senior
 1992 Virtual Murder (TV Series)
 1991 Birds of a Feather (TV Series)
 1991 Rumpole of the Bailey (TV Series)
Gaston LeBlanc
 1990 Freddie and Max (TV Series)
Anatol Medved
 1990 T.Bag and the Pearls of Wisdom (TV Series)
High Priest
 1990 One Foot in the Grave (TV Series)
Mr. Jellinek
 1990 Bergerac (TV Series)
Edward Emanuelson
 1989 In Sickness and in Health (TV Series)
 1989 Storyboard (TV Series)
Van der Moeuwe
 1989 T.Bag and the Revenge of the T.Set (TV Series)
Herr Krimper
 1988 Turn on to T-Bag (TV Series)
Big Ed Malone
 1987 Super Gran (TV Series)
Inside Legg The Tailor
 1986 The Life and Loves of a She-Devil (TV Mini-Series)
 1986 Labyrinth
Goblin (voice, uncredited)
 1985 Minder (TV Series)
Solly Salmon
 1984 'Allo 'Allo! (TV Series)
 1984 I Thought You'd Gone (TV Series)
Max van Damn
 1984 Squaring the Circle (TV Movie)
 1984 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
 1983 Reilly: Ace of Spies (TV Mini-Series)
 1983 Superman III
Pisa Vendor
 1983 The Kenny Everett Television Show (TV Series)
 1982 There's a Lot of It About (TV Series)
Various Characters
 1981 Alison's Birthday
Uncle Dean Findlay
 1981 And Here Comes Bucknuckle (TV Series)
J.J. Forbes
 1980 Home Sweet Home (TV Series)
Enzo Pacelli
 1969-1980 Q5 (TV Series)
Various Characters
 1980 Touch and Go
 1979 Doctor Down Under (TV Series)
'Chalky' White
 1979 The Mismatch (TV Movie)
 1979 Ride on Stranger (TV Series)
Joseph Litchin
 1979 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Ernest Friedman
 1978 BBC2 Play of the Week (TV Series)
 1978 Revenge of the Pink Panther
Guard at Cemetery
 1978 The Irishman
 1977 The Off Show (TV Series)
Various Characters
 1977 Spaghetti Two-Step (TV Movie)
 1973-1976 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Sam Nicholls / Mr. Mockler / Lieberman / ...
 1976 Bluey (TV Series)
 1975-1976 The Melting Pot (TV Series)
Richard Armitage
 1976 Whodunnit? (TV Series)
General Malkol
 1976 World of Sexual Fantasy
Professor Jungenot A. Freud (uncredited)
 1975 The Return of the Pink Panther
Blind Beggar
 1975 The Goodies (TV Series)
Major Cheeseburger
 1975 The Great McGonagall
Mr. Giles / MacDuff / Hercules Paint / ...
 1974 The Last Turkey in the Shop Show (TV Short)
Various Characters
 1974 Sykes (TV Series)
 1974 The Over-Amorous Artist
Pakistani Salesman
 1973 The Flying Sorcerer
Uncle Charlie
 1973 Matlock Police (TV Series)
Eric Sumner
 1973 Milligan in... (TV Series)
Various Characters
 1973 The Pathfinders (TV Series)
Corporal John Tredinnick
 1972 Nightmare
Capt. John Tredinnick
 1967-1971 Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width (TV Series)
Manny Cohen
 1971 Carry on Henry VIII
Royal Tailor (uncredited)
 1970 Oh in Colour (TV Series)
Various Characters
 1970 Doctor in Trouble
1st Cabbie
 1969 A Talent for Loving
 1969 All Star Comedy Carnival (TV Movie)
Manny Cohen
 1969 The Undertakers (Short)
 1968 The Visitors (TV Movie)
 1968 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
 1968 Man in a Suitcase (TV Series)
 1968 A Ghost of a Chance
Mayor's Assistant
 1968 George and the Dragon (TV Series)
 1968 City '68 (TV Series)
Arthur Somerset
 1967 Follow That Camel
Cpl. Clotski
 1967 Casino Royale
Casino Doorman & M.I.5. Man
 1967 The Baron (TV Series)
Guiseppe Borzo
 1967 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Emmanuel 'Manny' Cohen
 1965 The Avengers (TV Series)
 1965 Help!
 1965 The Knack... and How to Get It
Angry Father
 1965 Not Only... But Also (TV Series)
 1964-1965 The Saint (TV Series)
Ziggy Zaglan / Guido Naccaro
 1965 Night Train to Surbiton (TV Mini-Series)
 1964 The Mavis Bramston Show (TV Series)
Various (1965)
 1964 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
 1964 HMS Paradise (TV Series)
 1964 Carry on Spying
Head Waiter / Doctor Crow - voice
 1964 A Hard Day's Night
Car Thief (uncredited)
 1964 A Child's Guide to Screenwriting (TV Movie)
Various (voice)
 1964 Festival (TV Series)
Justin Thyme
 1964 Father Came Too!
Robert the Bruce
 1964 This Is My Street
 1962-1963 Fireball XL5 (TV Series)
Commander Wilbur Zero / Jock Campbell / Commander Zero / ...
 1963 The Larkins (TV Series)
 1963 Doctor in Distress
Railway Porter (uncredited)
 1961-1963 It's a Square World (TV Series)
Various Characters
 1963 The Mouse on the Moon
Von Neidel (as John Bluthall)
 1963 Best of Friends (TV Series)
 1963 Benny Hill (TV Series)
Willie The Kid
 1961 Hancock (TV Series)
Radio Voice
 1961 Sykes and A... (TV Series)
Mr. Kelly
 1960 Citizen James (TV Series)
 1960 Man in a Blue Vase (TV Movie)
 1959 Lady in Danger (TV Movie)
Inspector Marsh
 1958 Miss Mabel (TV Movie)
The Gardener
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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


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

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