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Ernie Sabella

Highest Rated:   96% Quiz Show (1994)
Lowest Rated:   21% City Heat (1984)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
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
33% The Lion King II: Simba's Pride
  • Pumbaa
1998
43% Mouse Hunt
  • Maury
1997
72% In & Out
  • Aldo Hooper
1997
29% Roommates
  • Stash
1995
96% Quiz Show
  • Car Salesman
1994
92% The Lion King
  • Pumbaa
1994
No Score Yet Faith
  • Actor
1992
No Score Yet Going Under
  • The Mole
1991
25% Fright Night 2
  • Dr. Harrison
1989
62% Tough Guys
  • Hotel Clerk
1986
No Score Yet Copacabana
  • Actor
1985
21% City Heat
  • Ballistics Expert
1984

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Cheers
1982-1993
  • Guest
97% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Murray
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
2010
  • Leon
No Score Yet Seinfeld
1989-1998
  • Naked Guy

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