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Wilfrid Hyde-White (1903–1991)

British character actor of wry charm, equally at home in amused or strait-laced characters. A native of Bourton-on-the-Water in Gloucestershire, he attended Marlborough College and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. His stage debut came in 1922, and by 1925 he was a busy London actor. He married actress Blanche Glynne (real name: Blanche Hope ... See full bio »

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My Fair Lady Colonel Hugh Pickering
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 1983 Fanny Hill
Mr. John Barville (as Wilfred Hyde White)
 1983 Filthy Rich (TV Series)
Hugh McPheeters
 1982 The Toy
 1982 The Letter (TV Movie)
 1982 Father Murphy (TV Series)
- Matthew and Elizabeth (1982) ... Willoughby
 1982 The Two of Us (TV Series)
- The Odd Couples (1982)
 1982 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Lord William
- House of Dolls/Wuthering Heights (1982) ... Lord William
 1981 Tarzan the Ape Man
Club Member (voice)
 1981 Dick Turpin (TV Series)
Governor Appleyard
- Dick Turpin's Greatest Adventure: Part 5 (1981) ... Governor Appleyard (as Wilfred Hyde White)
- Dick Turpin's Greatest Adventure: Part 1 (1981) ... Governor Appleyard (as Wilfred Hyde White)
 1981 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (TV Series)
Dr. Goodfellow
- The Dorian Secret (1981) ... Dr. Goodfellow
- Testimony of a Traitor (1981) ... Dr. Goodfellow
- The Hand of the Goral (1981) ... Dr. Goodfellow
- Shgoratchx! (1981) ... Dr. Goodfellow
- The Satyr (1981) ... Dr. Goodfellow
 1979-1980 The Associates (TV Series)
Emerson Marshall
- Inferno (1980) ... Emerson Marshall
- Tucker's Co-Op (1980) ... Emerson Marshall
- The Out of Town Trip (1980) ... Emerson Marshall
- A Date with Johnny (1980) ... Emerson Marshall
- The Party (1980) ... Emerson Marshall
 1980 Father Damien: The Leper Priest (TV Movie)
Bishop Maigret
 1980 Oh, God! Book II
Judge Thomas Miller
 1980 Scout's Honor (TV Movie)
Uncle Toby 'Nuncle' Bartlett
 1980 Xanadu
Heavenly Voice - Male (voice)
 1980 Laverne & Shirley (TV Series)
Colonel Kalaback
- Murder on the Moose Jaw Express: Part 2 (1980) ... Colonel Kalaback
- Murder on the Moose Jaw Express: Part 1 (1980) ... Colonel Kalaback
 1979 A Touch of the Sun
 1979 The Plank (TV Movie)
Old man trying to cross the road (as Wilfred Hyde White)
 1979 King Solomon's Treasure
Oldest Club Member (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
 1979 The Rebels (TV Movie)
Gen. Howe
 1979 Vega$ (TV Series)
Matt Tolan
- The Way to Live (1979) ... Matt Tolan (as Wilfred Hyde-White)
 1978 The Cat and the Canary
Cyrus West (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
 1978 Battlestar Galactica (TV Series)
- Saga of a Star World (1978) ... Anton
 1978 Battlestar Galactica
Sire Anton
 1976 No Longer Alone
Lord Home
 1976 The Great Houdini (TV Movie)
Superintendent Melville
 1972-1976 Columbo (TV Series)
Kittering, Esq. / Tanner
- Last Salute to the Commodore (1976) ... Kittering, Esq.
- Dagger of the Mind (1972) ... Tanner
 1975 Get Christie Love! (TV Series)
Sir Wilfrid
- Our Lady in London (1975) ... Sir Wilfrid
 1974 The Cherry Picker
 1973 A Brand New Life (TV Movie)
Mr. Berger
 1972 Cool Million (TV Series)
 1972 The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour (TV Series)
Sir Francis Winchester
- Episode #3.1 (1972) ... Sir Francis Winchester (uncredited)
 1971 The Most Deadly Game (TV Series)
- I, Said the Sparrow (1971) ... Verney
 1970 Fragment of Fear
Mr. Copsey (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
 1970 Skullduggery
 1970 Paris 7000 (TV Series)
Sir Grey
- Ordeal (1970) ... Sir Grey
 1970 Ritual of Evil (TV Movie)
Harry Snowden
 1969 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
- To Lure a Man (1969) ... Technikov
 1969 Gaily, Gaily
The Governor
 1969 The Magic Christian
Captain Reginald K. Klaus (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
 1969 Run a Crooked Mile (TV Movie)
Dr. Ralph Sawyer (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
 1969 Fear No Evil (TV Movie)
Harry Snowden
 1969 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
- The Suntan Mob (1969) ... Simms
 1968 The Sunshine Patriot (TV Movie)
Morris Vanders
 1968 P.J.
 1968 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
George Perkins
 1967 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Otto Kelmann
- Echo of Yesterday (1967) ... Otto Kelmann
 1967 Peyton Place (TV Series)
Martin Peyton
- Episode #4.8 (1967) ... Martin Peyton
- Episode #4.7 (1967) ... Martin Peyton
- Episode #4.6 (1967) ... Martin Peyton
- Episode #4.5 (1967) ... Martin Peyton
- Episode #4.4 (1967) ... Martin Peyton
 1967 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Uncle Fred Ickenham
- Uncle Fred Flits By (1967) ... Uncle Fred Ickenham
 1967 The Million Eyes of Sumuru
Colonel Baisbrook
 1966 Lucy in London (TV Movie)
Madame Tussauds Guide
 1966 Chamber of Horrors
Harold Blount
 1966 The Sandwich Man
Lord Uffingham (as Wilfred Hyde White)
 1966 Bang! Bang! You're Dead!
Arthur Fairbrother (as Wilfred Hyde White)
 1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
- Wind Fever (1966) ... Arkway
 1962-1965 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Taylor / Dr. Manning Taylor / Duncan Bradford / ...
- Why Did the Day Go Backwards? (1965) ... Dr. Manning Taylor
- The Man from Quasilia (1965) ... Taylor
- When Givers Prove Unkind (1965) ... Taylor
- From Sutter's Crick... And Beyond Farewell (1965) ... Duncan Bradford
- The Evidence of Things Not Seen (1964) ... Father Francis Thompson
 1965 The Liquidator
The Chief (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
 1965 Ten Little Indians
Judge Cannon (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
 1965 You Must Be Joking!
General Lockwood (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
 1965 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series)
- Sybil (1965)
 1964 My Fair Lady
Colonel Hugh Pickering
 1963 Aliki My Love
Richard Caraway
 1963 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Toby McKenzie
- Passage on the Lady Anne (1963) ... Toby McKenzie
 1962 In Search of the Castaways
Lord Glenarvan (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
 1962 Crooks Anonymous
Laurence Montague (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
 1961 Operation Snafu
Trowbridge (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
 1961 Ada
Sylvester Marin
 1961 On the Double
Colonel Somerset (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
 1961 His and Hers
Charles Lunton
 1960 Let's Make Love
George Welch (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
 1960 Two Way Stretch
Soapy Stevens (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
 1959 Libel
Hubert Foxley (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
 1959 North West Frontier
Bridie (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
 1959 Life in Emergency Ward 10
Prof. Bourne Evans (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
 1959 Carry on Nurse
The Colonel (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
 1959 The Lady Is a Square
 1958 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Andrew Bennett
- Not in the Book (1958) ... Andrew Bennett
 1958 Wonderful Things
Sir Bertram (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
 1958 Up the Creek
Adm. Foley
 1957 The Truth About Women
Sir George Tavistock
 1957 The Circle
Maj. Harrington aka Robert Brady (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
 1957 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
- Mrs. Gilling and the Skyscraper (1957) ... Gordon
 1957 City After Midnight
Sir Maurice Lawes (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
 1957 Tarzan and the Lost Safari
'Doodles' Fletcher (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
 1956 The Silken Affair
Sir Horace Hogg
 1956 Teenage Bad Girl
Sir Joseph (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
 1956 The March Hare
Col. Keene
 1955 Quentin Durward
Master Oliver (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
 1955 Lilli Palmer Theatre (TV Series)
James Smith / Mr. Crosby
- The Little Black Book (1955) ... James Smith / Mr. Crosby
 1955 The Reluctant Debutante (TV Movie)
Jimmy Broadbent
 1955 John and Julie
Sir James (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
 1955 See How They Run
Brig. Buskin
 1954 Cash on Delivery
Mr. Starke (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
 1954 Betrayed
Gen. Charles Larraby (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
 1954 Duel in the Jungle
Pitt (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
 1954 The Rainbow Jacket
Lord Stoneleigh (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
 1954 Man with a Million
Roderick Montpelier (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
 1953 The Triangle
Government Minister (segment "Priceless Pocket")
 1953 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Sir Charles Harris
- A Priceless Pocket (1953) ... Sir Charles Harris
 1953 Gilbert and Sullivan
Mr. Marston
 1952 Mr. Potts Goes to Moscow
Sir Hubert Wells
 1952 Affairs of State (TV Movie)
 1952 The Promoter
Lord at Liverpool Boat Harbour (uncredited)
 1951 Outcast of the Islands
Vinck (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
 1951 Parent-Craft (TV Series)
Mr. Mostin
- Episode #1.3 (1951) ... Mr. Mostin
 1951 No Highway in the Sky
Fisher, Inspector of Accidents (uncredited)
 1951 The Browning Version
Dr. Frobisher (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
 1951 Mr Drake's Duck
Mr. May
 1951 Blackmailed
Lord Dearsley
 1950 Midnight Episode
Mr. Knight
 1950 Highly Dangerous
Mr. Luke - British consul (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
 1950 The Mudlark
Tucker (uncredited)
 1950 Trio
Mr. Gray (segment "Mr. Know-All")
 1950 Last Holiday
 1950 Golden Salamander
Agno (as Wilfred Hyde-White)
 1949 The Man on the Eiffel Tower
Professor Grollet
 1949 The Third Man
 1949 Conspirator
Lord Pennistone (as Wilfred Hyde-White)
 1949 Helter Skelter
Dr. B. Jekyll / Mr. Hyde
 1949 Adam and Evalyn
Col. Bradley
 1949 The Bad Lord Byron
Mr. Hopton
 1949 If This Be Sin
Mr. Potts
 1949 The Forbidden Street
Mr. Culver
 1949 The Passionate Friends
 1948 Quartet
2nd. Club Man (segment "The Colonel's Lady") (as Wilfred Hyde·White)
 1948 The Winslow Boy
Wilkinson (uncredited)
 1948 My Brother's Keeper
Harding (as Wilfred Hyde-White)
 1948 Bond Street
 1948 My Brother Jonathan
Mr. Gaige
 1947 The Ghosts of Berkeley Square
Staff Captain (as Wilfred Hyde-White)
 1947 A Month in the Country (TV Movie)
 1947 Laburnum Grove (TV Movie)
Bernard Baxley (as Wilfred Hyde-White)
 1947 Meet Me at Dawn
Garin - News Editor
 1947 While the Sun Shines
Male Receptionist
 1946 Appointment with Crime
 1946 Wanted for Murder
Guide in Madame Tussaud's (as Wilfred Hyde White)
 1946 Night Boat to Dublin
Taxi Driver (as Wilfred Hyde White)
 1943 Adventure for Two
Nightclub Waiter (uncredited)
 1942 Asking for Trouble
 1942 Lady from Lisbon
 1941 Turned Out Nice Again
Removal Man (uncredited)
 1940 The Briggs Family
Man with Moustache at Party (uncredited)
 1939 Poison Pen
Postman (as Hyde White)
 1939 Me and My Girl
Lord Battersby
 1939 Over the Moon
Dwight - Sanitarium Spokesman (uncredited)
 1939 The Outsider
Patient (uncredited)
 1938/I Smiling Along
Assistant hotel clerk (uncredited)
 1938 I've Got a Horse
Police Constable
 1938 Meet Mr. Penny
Mr. Wilson
 1938 The Claydon Treasure Mystery
Holmes (uncredited)
 1938 Murder in the Family
Purvitt - Estate Agent (uncredited)
 1937 Change for a Sovereign
 1937 Bulldog Drummond at Bay
Conrad (uncredited)
 1937 Elephant Boy
Commissioner (as Hyde White)
 1936 The Scarab Murder Case
Philo Vance
 1936 Rembrandt
Civil Guardsman (uncredited)
 1936 Murder by Rope
Alastair Dane
 1935 Admirals All
Mr. Stallybrass
 1935 Alibi Inn
 1935 Night Mail (uncredited)
 1935 Smith's Wives (uncredited)
 1934 Josser on the Farm
Brooks (as Hyde White)
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He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Antony and Cleopatra," at the St. James Theatre in London, England with Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh, Robert Helpmann, Norman Wooland, Desmond Llewellyn, Maxine Audley, Peter Cushing, Jill Bennett, Richard Goolden, Niall MacGinnis, Esmond Knight, Edmund Pardom, Clifford Williams, Cy ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Wilfred Hyde-White | Wilfred Hyde·White | Hyde White | Wilfred Hyde White | Wilfrid Hyde White


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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Personal Quote:

I learned two things at drama school: first, that I couldn't act; second, that it didn't matter. See more »


He appeared six times on the medical drama "Ben Casey" in the 1960s, playing a variety of characters. He told an interviewer that the main reason he appeared on the show so often was that one of the perquisites for guest artistes was a full medical check-up at the Mayo Clinic, free of charge. See more »

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