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Ian Wolfe

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Ian Wolfe (November 4, 1896 – January 23, 1992) was an American actor whose films date from 1934 to 1990. Until 1934, he worked as a theatre actor. Wolfe mostly found work as a character actor, appearing in over 270 films. He and his wife, Elizabeth, had two daughters. Wolfe was also a veteran of World War I where he served as a medical sergeant in the National Army of the United States. His service number was 2371377. Although American by birth and upbringing, Wolfe was often cast as an Englishman: his stage experience endowed him with precise diction resembling an upper-class British accent. A receding hairline and etched features at a relatively early age allowed him to play older men before he actually grew old. Wolfe found a niche as a soft-spoken learned man, and his over 250 roles included many attorneys, judges, butlers, ministers, professors, and doctors. Wolfe's best-known role may have been in the 1946 movie Bedlam, in which he played a scientist confined to an asylum. Wolfe wrote and self-published two books of poetry Forty-Four Scribbles and a Prayer: Lyrics and Ballads and Sixty Ballads and Lyrics In Search of Music. Of note to science fiction fans, Ian Wolfe appeared in two episodes of the original Star Trek television series: "Bread and Circuses" (1968) as Septimus, and "All Our Yesterdays" (1969) as Mr. Atoz, and portrayed the wizard Traquil in the cult series Wizards and Warriors. In 1982, Wolfe had a small recurring role on the TV series WKRP in Cincinnati as Hirsch, the sarcastic, irreverent butler to WKRP owner Lillian Carlson. Wolfe, who worked until the last couple of years of his life, died January 23, 1992, at age 95, of natural causes. He was cremated. Description above from the Wikipedia article Ian Wolfe, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Nov 4, 1896 In Canton, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Fountain 1934-08-22
Latest Project:
Movie Dick Tracy 1990-04-05
Known For
Poster of Dick Tracy
Poster of Rebel Without a Cause
Poster of A Place in the Sun
Poster of Her Primitive Man
Movie Dick Tracy Forger 1990-04-05
Movie Checking Out Mr. D'Amato 1989-04-21
Series Amazing Stories Unknown 1985-09-29
Series Wizards and Warriors Unknown 1983-02-26
Series Scarecrow and Mrs. King Unknown 1983-10-03
Movie Mae West Dorset 1982-05-02
Series Cheers Unknown 1982-09-30
Movie Jinxed! Morley 1982-10-22
Series Remington Steele Unknown 1982-10-01
Movie Reds Mr. Partlow 1981-12-25
Movie Up the Academy Commandant Causeway 1980-06-06
Series The Facts of Life Unknown 1979-08-24
Movie The Seniors Mr. Bleiffer 1978-01-01
Series WKRP in Cincinnati Unknown 1978-09-18
Series Soap Father Juniper 1977-09-13
Series We've Got Each Other Unknown 1977-10-01
Series Alice Unknown 1976-08-31
Series Barney Miller Unknown 1975-01-23
Movie The Fortune Justice of the Peace 1975-05-20
Movie Mr. Sycamore Abner / Arnie 1975-12-12
Series Barbary Coast Larch 1975-09-08
Movie I Wonder Who's Killing Her Now? Phillips 1975-12-01
Movie The Terminal Man Priest 1974-06-19
Movie Homebodies Mr. Loomis 1974-09-01
Series Hawkins Orren Wooster 1973-03-13
Movie The Devil's Daughter Father MacHugh 1972-12-28
Series Emergency! Unknown 1972-01-22
Series The Rookies Unknown 1972-09-11
Series All in the Family Unknown 1971-01-12
Movie THX 1138 PTO 1971-03-11
Series Hawaii Five-O Unknown 1968-09-20
Series Lancer Unknown 1968-09-24
Movie Games Dr. Edwards 1967-09-17
Series The Invaders Secretary Knute Rosmundson 1967-01-10
Series Ironside Unknown 1967-03-28
Series Star Trek Septimus 1966-09-08
Series Love on a Rooftop Unknown 1966-09-06
Series The Green Hornet Unknown 1966-09-09
Series Jericho Unknown 1966-09-15
Series Branded Unknown 1965-01-24
Series The F.B.I. Unknown 1965-09-19
Series Run for Your Life Unknown 1965-09-13
Movie One Man's Way Bishop Hardwick 1964-02-26
Series Daniel Boone Unknown 1964-09-24
Movie Diary of a Madman Pierre 1963-03-06
Series The Fugitive Unknown 1963-09-17
Series The Great Adventure Unknown 1963-09-27
Series Kraft Suspense Theatre Unknown 1963-10-10
Series Petticoat Junction Unknown 1963-09-24
Movie The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm Gruber 1962-08-07
Series Stoney Burke Unknown 1962-10-01
Movie All in a Night's Work O'Hara 1961-01-01
Series Cain's Hundred Unknown 1961-09-19
Movie The Lost World Burton White 1960-07-13
Movie Pollyanna Mr. Neely 1960-05-19
Series The Andy Griffith Show Unknown 1960-10-03
Series One Step Beyond Unknown 1959-01-20
Series The Twilight Zone Schwimmer 1959-10-02
Series Cimarron City Unknown 1958-09-27
Series Lawman Unknown 1958-10-05
Movie The Dark Side of the Earth Gen. Kerch 1957-09-19
Movie Mayerling Loschek 1957-02-04
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21
Movie Witness for the Prosecution Carter 1957-12-17
Series The Count of Monte Cristo Unknown 1956-02-20
Movie Gaby Registrar 1956-05-09
Series The Adventures of Jim Bowie Unknown 1956-09-07
Series State Trooper Unknown 1956-09-25
Series Wire Service Unknown 1956-10-04
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Movie Moonfleet Tewkesbury 1955-06-24
Series Cheyenne Unknown 1955-09-20
Movie The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell President Calvin Coolidge 1955-12-31
Movie Rebel Without a Cause Dr. Minton (Dozent im Planetarium) 1955-10-29
Movie Sincerely Yours Mr. Rojeck (uncredited) 1955-11-05
Series The Lone Wolf Unknown 1954-01-01
Movie Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Rev. Elcott 1954-07-22
Movie The Silver Chalice Theron 1954-12-20
Movie About Mrs. Leslie Mr. Pope 1954-08-03
Movie Julius Caesar Caius Ligarius 1953-06-04
Series You Are There Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie Houdini Malue 1953-07-02
Movie Scandal at Scourie Councilman Hurdwell 1953-05-17
Movie 99 River Street Waldo Daggett 1953-08-21
Series Letter to Loretta Unknown 1953-09-20
Movie The Actress Mr. Bagley 1953-09-25
Movie The Captive City Rev. Nash 1952-03-26
Series Cavalcade of America Unknown 1952-10-01
Movie Something for the Birds Foster 1952-09-30
Movie A Place in the Sun Dr. Wyeland (uncredited) 1951-06-12
Movie Mask of the Avenger Donner 1951-06-27
Movie On Dangerous Ground Sheriff Carrey 1951-12-13
Movie Here Comes the Groom Uncle Adam 1951-09-20
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Movie No Way Out Watkins (uncredited) 1950-08-16
Movie Please Believe Me Edward Warrender 1950-05-12
Movie The Petty Girl President Webb (uncredited) 1950-08-17
Series Lux Video Theatre Unknown 1950-10-02
Movie The Magnificent Yankee Unknown 1950-12-20
Movie The Younger Brothers Chairman of Parole Board 1949-05-03
Movie Homicide Fritz, Police Lab Man 1949-04-02
Movie Manhandled Charlie, a Fence (uncredited) 1949-05-25
Movie Colorado Territory Homer Wallace 1949-06-11
Series The Lone Ranger Dr. Hiram Tucker 1949-09-15
Movie Joe Palooka in the Counterpunch Professor Lilliquist 1949-08-14
Movie Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House Smith 1948-03-25
Movie Three Daring Daughters Martin 1948-02-12
Movie The Miracle of the Bells Grave Digger 1948-03-27
Movie They Live by Night Hawkins 1948-08-06
Series Studio One Unknown 1948-11-07
Movie Johnny Belinda Rector (uncredited) 1948-09-14
Movie Angel in Exile Health Officer 1948-10-20
Movie Julia Misbehaves Hobson, the Butler 1948-08-08
Movie That Way With Women L.B. Crandall 1947-03-29
Movie Pursued Coroner (uncredited) 1947-03-02
Movie California President James K. Polk 1947-02-21
Movie Dishonored Lady Dr. E.G. Lutz 1947-05-16
Movie If Winter Comes Dr. Clement Avington (uncredited) 1947-12-31
Movie The Marauders Deacon Black 1947-07-01
Movie The Judge Steps Out Hector Brown 1947-12-15
Movie Desire Me Dr. Poulin 1947-10-31
Movie Bedlam Sidney Long 1946-05-10
Movie The Bandit of Sherwood Forest Lord Mortimer 1946-02-21
Movie The Fighting Guardsman Berton 1946-01-04
Movie Three Strangers Gillkie the Barrister 1946-01-28
Movie Tomorrow Is Forever Norton 1946-02-20
Movie Without Reservations Charlie Gibbs (uncredited) 1946-05-13
Movie Dressed to Kill Commissioner of Scotland Yard 1946-05-24
Movie The Falcon's Adventure J.D. Denison 1946-12-13
Movie The Verdict Jury Foreman 1946-11-23
Movie Gentleman Joe Palooka Editor W.W. Dwight 1946-10-05
Movie The Searching Wind Sears 1946-08-09
Movie Blonde Ransom Oliver 1945-05-01
Movie A Song to Remember Pleyel's Clerk (uncredited) 1945-01-19
Movie Zombies on Broadway Prof. Hopkins 1945-05-01
Movie The Brighton Strangler Lord Mayor Herman Brandon R. Clive 1945-05-10
Movie Strange Confession Frederick 1945-10-05
Movie Confidential Agent Dr. Bellows 1945-11-02
Movie Her Primitive Man Caleb 1944-05-29
Movie The Scarlet Claw Drake 1944-05-18
Movie The White Cliffs of Dover Skipper of Honeymoon Boat (uncredited) 1944-05-11
Movie The Invisible Man's Revenge Jim Feeney 1944-06-09
Movie The Case of the Tremendous Trifle Curwood 1944-03-14
Movie The Mystery of the Riverboat Hermann Einreich [Chs. 1-2] 1944-10-24
Movie Murder in the Blue Room Edwards 1944-10-27
Movie Once Upon a Time Joe 1944-06-29
Movie The Merry Monahans Clerk 1944-09-15
Movie The Pearl of Death Amos Hodder 1944-08-01
Movie Reckless Age Prof. Mellasagus 1944-08-01
Movie Don't You Believe It Aide 1943-07-03
Movie The Moon Is Down Joseph (uncredited) 1943-03-14
Movie Sherlock Holmes in Washington Antiques Store Sales Clerk 1943-03-24
Movie The Falcon in Danger Thomas, the butler 1943-07-17
Movie The Man from Down Under Soldier 1943-08-04
Movie Government Girl Thomas - Hotel Clerk (uncredited) 1943-11-05
Movie The Falcon and the Co-Eds Eustace L. Harley 1943-11-10
Movie Corvette K-225 Paymaster Commander 1943-09-29
Movie Saboteur Robert 1942-04-24
Movie Secret Agent of Japan Capt. Larsen 1942-04-03
Movie Born to Sing Critic 1942-02-18
Movie Eagle Squadron Sir Charles Porter 1942-06-16
Movie Famous Boners Isaac Newton (uncredited) 1942-10-24
Movie Random Harvest Registrar of Births (uncredited) 1942-12-17
Movie Now, Voyager Lloyd (uncredited) 1942-10-22
Movie Nightmare James 1942-11-10
Movie Hudson's Bay Mayor 1941-01-03
Movie Singapore Woman Sidney P. Melrose 1941-05-17
Movie Adventure in Washington Emerson 1941-05-29
Movie Love Crazy Sanity Hearing Doctor (uncredited) 1941-05-23
Movie The Earl of Chicago Reading Clerk (as Ian Wulf) 1940-01-05
Movie Earthbound Amos Totten 1940-06-06
Movie Abe Lincoln in Illinois Horace Greeley (uncredited) 1940-02-22
Movie We Who Are Young Judge 1940-07-19
Movie The Son of Monte Cristo Conrad Stadt 1940-12-05
Movie Foreign Correspondent Stiles 1940-08-16
Movie Tell No Tales Fritz 1939-06-12
Movie Society Lawyer Schmidt 1939-03-21
Movie Lincoln in the White House Cabinet Member (uncredited) 1939-02-11
Movie Fast and Loose Wilkes 1939-02-17
Movie The Great Commandment Tax Collector 1939-10-02
Movie On Borrowed Time Charles Wentworth 1939-07-07
Movie The Return of Doctor X Cemetery Caretaker (uncredited) 1939-11-23
Movie Allegheny Uprising Poole 1939-11-10
Movie Blondie Brings Up Baby Police Judge (uncredited) 1939-11-08
Movie Captain Kidd's Treasure Skeptical Member of Modern-day Expedition (uncredited) 1938-01-22
Movie Arsène Lupin Returns A. Le Marchand - Detective (as Ien Wulf) 1938-02-25
Movie You Can't Take It with You Kirby's Secretary (uncredited) 1938-09-01
Movie Marie Antoinette Herbert - the Jailer (uncredited) 1938-08-26
Movie Blondie Judge 1938-11-30
Movie The Devil Is Driving Elias Sanders 1937-06-25
Movie The Prince and the Pauper Proprietor 1937-04-30
Movie The League of Frightened Men Nicholas Cabot 1937-05-25
Movie The Emperor's Candlesticks Leon, a Conspirator 1937-07-02
Movie Romance of Louisiana Tallyrand (as Ien Wulf) 1937-07-08
Movie The White Angel Patient (uncredited) 1936-06-25
Movie Romeo and Juliet Apothecary 1936-09-03
Movie The Leavenworth Case Hudson 1936-01-20
Movie The Devil Is a Sissy Pawnbroker 1936-09-18
Movie The Bold Caballero The Priest 1936-12-01
Movie The Raven Geoffrey 'Pinky' Burns 1935-07-08
Movie Mad Love Henry Orlac, Stephen Orlac's Stepfather (Uncredited) 1935-07-12
Movie Mutiny on the Bounty Maggs 1935-11-22
Movie The Fountain Van Arkel 1934-08-22
Movie The Mighty Barnum Swedish consul 1934-12-23
Movie The Barretts of Wimpole Street Harry Bevan 1934-09-21