Ernie Sabella

Highest Rated: 96% Quiz Show (1994)
Lowest Rated: 19% City Heat (1984)
Birthday: Sep 19, 1949
Birthplace: Not Available
Character actor Ernie Sabella has made almost too many memorable turns in film and television to mention. The New York native studied theater at the University of Miami, where he performed at the prestigious Jerry Herman Ring Theatre. He subsequently began a professional acting career that would prove to be prolific both on-stage and in front of the camera. He would appear in production of such plays and musicals as Guys and Dolls, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Chicago, Man of La Mancha, Sweet Charity, and others. Sabella's film and television career began with notable TV guest appearances on shows like Alice and Cheers. He played curmudgeonly boss Leon Carosi in the final season of Saved by the Bell in 1992, and in 1994, he provided the voice for Pumbaa the warthog in Disney's The Lion King. He would continue to play Pumbaa in the Lion King's sequels, and maintained a steady working relationship with Disney, playing Mr. Petrachelli on the hit tween series That's So Raven.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
43% Bakery in Brooklyn (My Bakery in Brooklyn) Dave 2017
No Score Yet The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar Pumbaa 2015
No Score Yet The Challenger Frankie 2015
No Score Yet Listen To Your Heart Tony 2010
76% The Lion King 1 1/2 Pumbaa 2004
No Score Yet Mickey's Magical Christmas - Snowed in at the House of Mouse Pumbaa 2001
No Score Yet Annie Mr. Bundles 1999
27% The Out-of-Towners Getaway Driver 1999
43% The Lion King II: Simba's Pride Pumbaa 1998
42% Mouse Hunt Maury 1997
72% In & Out Aldo Hooper 1997
29% Roommates Stash 1995
96% Quiz Show Car Salesman 1994
93% The Lion King Pumbaa $94.3M 1994
No Score Yet Faith Actor 1992
No Score Yet Going Under The Mole 1991
25% Fright Night 2 Dr. Harrison 1989
57% Tough Guys Hotel Clerk 1986
No Score Yet Copacabana Actor 1985
19% City Heat Ballistics Expert 1984

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Lion Guard
2016
Voice
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
2010
Leon
  • 2015
96% The Good Wife
2009-2016
Murray
  • 2014
No Score Yet That's So Raven
2003-2007
Mr. Petracelli
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Practice
1997-2004
Harland Bassett
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
No Score Yet Mad About You
1992-1999
Maurice
  • 1994
No Score Yet A Different World
1987-1993
Demarco
  • 1992
57% Davis Rules
1991-1992
Coach
  • 1992
88% Seinfeld
1989-1998
Naked Guy
  • 1992
No Score Yet Saved by the Bell
1988-1993
Carosi Leon Carosi
  • 1991
No Score Yet Murphy Brown
1988
Julian
  • 1991
  • 1990
No Score Yet Coach
1989-1997
Ernie
  • 1990
No Score Yet Newhart
1982-1990
Cop Ed
  • 1990
  • 1983
No Score Yet Married...With Children
1987-1997
Pond
  • 1987
No Score Yet Cheers
1982-1993
Guest Santo Stan
  • 1985
No Score Yet Timon & Pumbaa
1999
Voice

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