Ian Abercrombie

Ian Abercrombie

Highest Rated: 88% Rango (2011)

Lowest Rated: 8% Firewalker (1986)

Birthday: Sep 11, 1934

Birthplace: London, England, UK

A veteran English thespian whose show business career dates back to the 1940s, Ian Abercrombie got his start dancing on stage during World War II, leaving home at age 17 for the United States. For four years, he performed around America before being drafted by the British Army in 1957. Afterwards, Abercrombie went to California and started his film and television career. In a theatrical career spanning over 40 years, his co-stars have included distinguished British actors like his longtime friend Anthony Hopkins, taking the solo spotlight for an acclaimed portrayal of French artist and director Jean Cocteau in a 1989 one-man show. On television, his first important recurring role came the 1980s as butler Phillip on the daytime soap opera "Santa Barbara." Also notable was his mid-'90s turn on "Seinfeld" as Justin Pitt, a wealthy and peculiar businessman who was main character Elaine's second boss. During the 2000s, Abercrombie continued to be a reliable character actor on television, once again playing a domestic servant as Batman's butler Alfred Pennyworth in the short-lived action series "Birds of Prey." He also started performing more voice parts, including diabolical Chancellor Palpatine in "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" and Ambrose the owl in the animated animal Western "Rango."

Highest rated movies

Army of Darkness
Inland Empire
Zandalee
Wild Wild West
Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties
Firewalker

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
88% 69% Rango Ambrose (Voice) - 2011
18% 40% Star Wars: The Clone Wars Palpatine/Darth Sidious (Voice) $456.8K 2008
72% 75% Inland Empire Henry (Character) - 2006
12% 43% Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties Smithee (Character) $28.4M 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chromiumblue.com Sir George (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 29% Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman Psychiatrist (Character) - 2000
17% 28% Wild Wild West British Dignitary (Character) $113.8M 1999
No Score Yet 40% Johnny Mysto Boy Wizard Merlin (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 69% A Face to Die For Mr. Sturetsky (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 38% Rattled Dr. Remsen (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 29% Test Tube Teens From the Year 2000 Prof. Dorn (Character) - 1993
73% 87% Army of Darkness Wiseman Joe (Character) $10.5M 1992
No Score Yet 52% Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge Dr. Hess (Character) - 1991
33% 29% Zandalee Louis Medina (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rolling Thunder Unknown (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Passport to Terror Captain (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dark Holiday Captain (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 4% Curse IV: The Ultimate Sacrifice Brother Orsini (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Frog Dr. Fritsky (Character) - 1987
8% 32% Firewalker Boggs (Character) $10.5M 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Journey's End Unknown (Character) - 1983

TV

Credit
93% 92% Star Wars: The Clone Wars Chancellor Palpatine (Character),
Unknown (Voice)
2008 2011-2014
100% 97% Green Lantern: The Animated Series Ganthet (Voice) 2011-2013
No Score Yet 92% Wizards of Waverly Place Headmaster Crumbs (Character),
Professor Crumbs (Guest Star)
2008 2010-2011
22% 79% Moonlight Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
72% 88% Desperate Housewives Rupert (Guest Star) 2006
75% 80% Nip/Tuck Cyril Parks (Guest Star) 2003
52% 43% Birds of Prey Alfred Pennyworth (Character) 2002-2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The District Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
76% 76% Star Trek: Voyager Abbot (Guest Star) 1999-2000
46% No Score Yet It's Like, You Know ... Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
83% 93% Buffy the Vampire Slayer Old Man (Guest Star) 1998
89% 93% Seinfeld Justin Pitt (Guest Star) 1994-1995 1998
95% 100% NewsRadio Cadbury (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Party Girl Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 80% The Nanny Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
82% 89% Twin Peaks Tom Brockman (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter George (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet 0% Who's the Boss? Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet 100% Three's Company Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1982-1983
No Score Yet 60% Happy Days Oscar (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
43% 95% Battlestar Galactica Forger 7 (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Six Million Dollar Man Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Bartender (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet 50% Get Smart Unknown (Guest Star) 1970