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Abercrombie, Ian

Ian Abercrombie

Ian Henry Boyle Abercrombie was born on September 11, 1934 in Orsett, Grays, Essex, England, UK.  He started in show business as a tap dancer in the 1940s where he performed in London, Scotland, Ireland, and Holland.  His dancing earned him Bronze, Silver, and Gold medals in dance for the stage. 
In 1951, Abercrombie traveled 12 days on the passenger ship Protea coming from Plymouth, England and arriving in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada, when he was just 17 years old.

Abercrombie died on January 26, 2012 (Hollywood, CA) from complications of kidney failure (he had also been diagnosed with lymphoma), he was 77.

Rango~2011 - voice of Ambrose
Star Wars: The Clone Wars~2008 - voice of Chancellor Palpatine/Darth Sidious
Based on a True Story~2008 (short) - Old Man
The Last Days of Limbo~2008 (short) - Archbishop Minnerath
Hard Four~2007 - Jack Ermine
Trust Me~2007 - Teitelbaum
Inland Empire~2006 - Henry the Butler
Garfield 2~2006 - Smithee
The L.A. Riot Spectacular~2005 - Auctioneer
Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School~2005 - Evrin Sezgin - Sir George
Blasphemy the Movie~2001 - Zeus
Magalomania~2000 (short) - Julius C. Saurian
Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman~2000 (V) - Psychiatrist
Endgame~1999 (short) - The Narrator
Wild Wild West~1999 - British Dignitary
Johnny Mysto: Boy Wizard~1997 (V) - Merlin
Mousehunt~1997 - Auctioneer
The Lost World: Jurassic Park~1997 - Butler
Test Tube Teens from the Year 2000~1994 - Professor Dorn
Clean Slate~1994 - Leader
At the Movies~1994 (short) - Maitre d'
Addams Family Values~1993 - Driver
Grief~1993 - Stanley
Army of Darkness~1992 - Wiseman
The Public Eye~1992 - Mr. Brown
Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge~1991 (V) - Dr. Hess
Rolling Thunder~1991 -
Zandalee~1991 - Louis Medina
Repossessed~1990 - uncredited Iced Tea Waiter
Warlock~1989 - Magistrate #1
Catacombs~1988 - Brother Orsini
Flicks~1987 - Inspector (segment 'Whodunit')
Firewalker~1986 - Boggs
Last Resort~1986 - Maitre d'
The Ice Pirates~1984 - Hymie
Getting Even~1981 - Mr. Kenwood
Blood Beach~1980 - Man in Mayor's Office
The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood~1980 - Denis
The Prisoner of Zender~1979 - Johann
Sextette~1978 - Rex Ambrose
The Island at the Top of the World~1974 - uncredited Train Conductor
Young Frankenstein~1974 - uncredited Second Villager
Wicked, Wicked~1973 - uncredited Eddie, Room Service Waiter
The Molly Maguires~1970 - uncredited Stock Actor
They Shoot Horses, Don't They?~1969 - uncredited Male Dancer #74
Star!~1968 - uncredited Man in Brixton Music Hall
Von Ryan's Express~1965 - uncredited English POW

Film ADR
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen~2003 -
Shrek~2001 -
Gladiator~2000 -
Anna and the King~1999-
The Jackal~1997 -
Titanic~1997 -
101 Dalmatians~1996 -
Nixon~1995 -
Pocahontas~1995 -
Rob Roy~1995 -
Open Season~1995 -
Wrestling Ernest Hemingway~1993 -
Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot~1992 -
Hook~1991 -
Mobsters~1991 -
3 Men and a Little Lady~1990 -
White Hunter Black Heart~1990 -
The Dead~1987

Star Wars: The Clone Wars~2008-2014 (pre-voiced episodes which aired past his death) voice of Chancellor Palpatine/Darth Sideious/Pirate #2 (29 episodes)

Green Lantern: The Animated Series~2011-2013 - voice of Ganthet (5 episodes)
Wizards of Waverly Place~2008-2012 - Professor Crumbs (headmaster Crumbs) (10 episodes)
Happily Divorced~2011 - Victor in Spousal Support
Children's Hospital~2011 - Butler in Run, Dr. Lola Spratt, Run
Moonlight~2007 -Richard Whitley in Sleeping Beauty
Desperate Housewives~2006 - Rupert in Beautiful Girls
The Batman~2006 - Ewan in The Icy Depths
Model Family~2006 (short) - Geneticist
Hidden Howie: The Private Life of a Public Nuisance~2005 - Dr. Ambrose in Trainer
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy~2005 - F in Runaway Pants/Scythe 2.0
Summerland~2005 - Thomas Lindfield in Space Between Us
Charmed~2004 - Aramis in Crimes & Witch Demeanors
Nip/Tuck~2003 - Cyril Parks in Escobar Gallardo
Birds of Prey~2002-2003 - Alfred Pennyworth (14 episodes)
The District~2002 - Leon in Old Wounds - Sir George (13 episodes)
Days of Our Lives~1997-2002 - Hotel Manager/Jeweler/Mr. Simkins (4 episodes)
The Random Years~2002 - Sir Milton Pith in Don't Make Me Have Sex in the Hamptons
Crossing Jordan~2002 - George in Acts of Mercy
State of Grace~2001 - Donnie Thursday in:
     Happy Togther
     Time in a Bottle
Star Trek: Voyager~1999-2000 -
     Milo in Spirit Folk
     Abbot in Someone to Watch Over Me
Love & Money~2000 - Arthur in The Step Mummy
It's Like, You Know~1999  narrator in Enchanted April
Grown Ups~1999 - Philip Dmytryk in A Comic Tragedy
Good vs. Evil~1999 - Jasper Ray in To Be or Not to Be Evil
The Expert~1999 - Grandfather in Pilot
Buffy the Vampire Slayer~1998 - Old Man in Homecoming
Seinfeld~1994-1998 - Mr. Justin Pitt (7 episodes)
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction~19988 - Emil Root in The Mummy
NewsRadio~1998 - Cadbury in The Secret of Management
Touched by an Angel~1997 - George Taylor in Inherit the Wind
Over the Top~1997 - Nigel in Acting Out
party Girl~1996 - Mr. Davenport in Virgin Mary
A Face to Die For~1996 - Mr. Sturetsky
Rattled~1996 - Dr. Ramsen
Sisters~1995 - Miles Pickering in Deceit
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler~1995 - uncredited Parks
Babylon 5~1995 - Correlilmurzon in Acts of Scrifice
Blossom~1995 - Mr. Winters in Hi Diddly Dee
Cybill~1995 - Alan Ford in Virgin, Mother, Crone
Northern Exposure~1994 - Anastasia's Aide in Zarya
Murphy Brown~1994 - Professor Willendorf in The Deal of the Art
General Hospital~1993 - Clive Durban
Cafe Americain~1993 - Uncle Claude in Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly
The Nanny~1993 - Butler Inspector #1 in The Butler, the Husband, the Wife, and Her Mother
Coach~1992 - Jackie in Dresswreckers
The Flash~1990 - Skip in Ghost in the Machine
Twin Peaks~1990 - Tom Brockman in 2.6
Tales from the Crypt~1990 - Fulton in The Switch
Generations~1990 - Mr. Fleischer in Enter the Jeweller
21 Jump Street~1989 - Lemieux in Old Haunts in the New Age
ALF~1989 - British Announcer in Mind Games
Dark Holiday~1989 - Captain
Empty Nest~1989 - Captain Burke in Tears of a Clown
The Judge~1988- Phillips in Six Months to Life
War and Remembrance~1988 - Vice Admiral Rodney in Part 4
The New Leave It to Beaver~1988 - The Psychiatrist in Inside Eddie Haskell
Dynasty~1984-1988 - Tom Bradfield/Tom Bowman/Judge (3 episodes)
Hunter~1988 - George in The Black Dahlia
Frog~1987 - Dr. Fritsky
Faerie Tale Theatre~1987 - Royal Cobbler in The Dancing Princesses
Murder, She Wrote~1987 - Dr. Blandings in It Runs in the Family
Falcon Crest~1986-1987 -
     George Latham in Redemption
     Ross Beaton in Checkmate
Nine to Five~1987 - Lord Mumford in Doralee Buys the Farm
The New Mike Hammer~1987 - Roger Jennings in A Blinding Fear
It's Garry Shandling's Show~1987 - Fate in Fate
Moonlighting~1987 - Ludwig in Poltergeist III - Dipesto Nothing
L.A. Law~1986 - Gunther Hall in Sidney, the Dead-Nosed Reindeer
Hotel~1986 - Mitchel Rommand in Double Jeopardy
Stingray~19856 - hair Salon Owner in Sometimes You Gotta Sing the Blues
The Colbys~1986 - The Minister in The Wedding
Alfred Hitchcock Presents~1986 - Doctor in The Canary Sedan
Foley Square~1986 - Matre' D in The Longest Weekend
Hostage Flight~1985 - Scotland Yard Supervisor
George Burns Comedy Week~1985 - Dr. Hirsch in Death Benefits
Silver Spoons~1985 - Guy Du Maurier in Mrs. Stratton Builds Her Dreamhouse
Royal Match~1985 - Duke Alford
Kicks~1985 - Barnes
ABC Afterschool Specials~1985 - Mr. Hanna in First the Egg
Santa Barbara~1984-1985 - (15 episodes)
Who's the Boxx?~1985 - Leo in Angela's Ex: Part 2
Otherworld~1985 - Mr. Miro in Paradise Lost
Airwolf~1985 - Lord Killebrew in Inn at the End of the Road
Three's Company~1984 - The Lawyer in The Heiress
Emerald Point N.A.S.~1984 - Vince in Disguises
Divorce Court~1984 -
    Hamilton vs. Dean
    Bingham vs. Bingham
Journey's End~1983 -
Fantasy Island~1977-1983 -
     McShane in The Butler's Affair/Roarke's Sacrifice
     Inspector Lestrade in the Case Against Mr. Roarke/Save Sherlock Holmes
     Bartender in Pilot
Tucker's Witch~1983 - Doorman in Dye Job
Happy Days~1983 - Oscar in Hello, Pfisters
The Devlin Connections~1982 - Auctioneer in The French Detective
Voyagers!~1982 - Bitiatus in Created Equal
Marian Rose White~1982 - Lord Bates
Knots Landing~1981 - Caterer in Secrets
Quincy M.E.~1981 - Dr. Rutherford in By Their Faith
Vega$~1980 - Cashmir in Sudden Death
The Life and Times of Eddie Roberts~1980 - Partridge in:
     Playing the Waiting Game
     Eddie & Dolores and Herb & Marcia
     Will the Real Samantha Harris Please Stand Up
S.O.S. Titanic~1979 - uncredited Deck Steward
Mrs. Columbo~1979 - Carmichael in Murder Is a Parlor Game
Backstairs at the White House~1979 (mini) - British Valet in 1.3
The Dancing Princesses~1978 - Royal Cobbler
Battlestar Galactica~1978 - Forger 7 in The Long Patrol
The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries~1978 - Sgt. Lander in Assault on the Tower
Little Mo~1978 - Dr. Noyes
The Bastard~1978 - Deserter
Keefer~1978 - Rudy
The Six Million Dollar Man~1977 -
     Second Man in Van in Target: Steve Austin
     Shoemacher in &-509
The San Pedro Bums~1977 - uncredited Crazed Shopper
Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years~1977 - uncredited Whiting
The Quest~1976 - Englishman in Prairie Woman
High Risk~1976 - uncredited Major-domo
Panache~1976 - uncredited Cabbage Vendor
Joe Forrester~1976 - Newsman in Girl on a String
Cannon~1974 - Bartender in Kelly's Song
The Questor Tapes~1975 - uncredited Charlie
Barnaby Jones~1973 - Western Bar Patron in:
     Blind Terror
     See Some Evil...Do Some Evil
Midnight Ride of Paul Revere~1973 -
Columbo~1972 - Sidney (Party Guest) in Dagger of the Mind
Search~1972 - Florist in One of Our Proves is Missing
The Woman I Love~1972 - uncredited English News Reporter
The Hound of the Baskervilles~1972 - uncredited Train Conductor
O'Hara, U.S. Treasury~1971 - Mike in Operation: Offset
Get Smart~1970 - Sergeant Poole in House of Max: Part 2
Sole Survivor~1970 - British Co-Pilot
Dragnet 1967~1969 - uncredited Newsman in Juvenile: the Little Pusher
Burke's Law~1965 - Haberdasher in Deadlier Than the Male

Star Trek: The Next Generation~1990 - (episode: Family)

TV (In Memory Of...)
Special Collector's Edition~2012-2013 -
     El Ejercito de las Tinieblas
     Especial Ironía: Dragonball Evolution
Green Lantern: The Animated Series~2012-2013 -
     Dark Matter
     Regime Change
Star Wars: The Clone Wars~2013 -
     The Lawless

A Place atForest Lawn~2007 -
The Vortex~1990-1991 - Pauncefort Quintin (Center theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, CA)
Sweet Prince~ - (Los Angeles, CA)
A Doll's House~ -
The Arcata Promise~ -
Jean Cocteau - A Mirror Image~ -
Teeth 'N' Smiles! -
The Hasty Heart~ - Alistair Stagmantle (Catalina Production Group, Los Angeles, CA)
The Removal~1984 -
The Crucifer of Blood~1980 - Durga Dass (A Hindu)/Inspector
Stalag 17~1955 -

Theatre Director
Rattigan's Separate Tables~1957 (Germany)

Radio Plays
The Man With Bogart's Face~2002 - Doctor Inman/Jock/Commodore Alexander Anastas (Beverly Garland Theatre, North Hollywood, CA)

Video Games (voice)
Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Republic Heroes~2009 - Chancellor Palpatine/Darth Sidious
Star Wars: The Clone Wars~2008 - Darth Sidious
Sacred Rings~2006 -
Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None~2005 - Thomas Rogers/General Mackenzie
Area 51~2005 - Dr. Cray
007: Nightfire~2002 - Alexander Mayhew
Nox~2000 - Horvath/Loproc

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