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Ian Abercrombie

Ian Abercrombie (born 11 September 1936) is an English actor, best known for playing Alfred Pennyworth in Birds of Prey. He appeared as Elaine Benes' boss Justin Pitt during the sixth season of Seinfeld, and as a fastidious butler on Desperate Housewives. Description above from the Wikipedia article Ian Abercrombie, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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Sep 11, 1936 In Grays, Essex, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Burke's Law 1963-09-20
Latest Project:
Series Green Lantern: The Animated Series 2011-11-11
Known For
Poster of Rango
Poster of Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Poster of When Puppets and Dolls Attack!
Poster of Wild Wild West
Series Green Lantern: The Animated Series Ganthet (voice) 2011-11-11
Movie Rango Ambrose (voice) 2011-03-02
Movie Wizards of Waverly Place: Wizard School Headmaster Crumbs 2008-04-06
Movie Star Wars: The Clone Wars Chancellor Palpatine / Darth Sidious (voice) 2008-08-05
Series Star Wars: The Clone Wars Palpatine (voice) 2008-10-03
Movie Trust me 2007-06-08
Series Moonlight Richard Whitley 2007-09-28
Series Wizards of Waverly Place Professor Crumbs 2007-10-12
Movie Hard Four Jack Ermine 2007-11-01
Movie Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties Smithee 2006-06-15
Movie Inland Empire Henry the Butler 2006-09-06
Movie Blasphemy the Movie Zues 2005-01-01
Movie When Puppets and Dolls Attack! Dr. Hess (archive footage) 2005-07-12
Movie Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School Ervin Sezgin 2005-01-24
Series How I Met Your Mother Ben Franklin 2005-09-19
Series Hidden Howie: The Private Life of a Public Nuisance Unknown 2005-08-18
Series Summerland Unknown 2004-06-01
Series Desperate Housewives Unknown 2004-10-03
Series The Batman Unknown 2004-09-11
Series Nip/Tuck Unknown 2003-07-22
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie Puppet Master: The Legacy Dr. Hess (archive footage) 2003-12-16
Series Unknown 2002-08-23
Series The Random Years Unknown 2002-03-05
Series Birds of Prey Alfred Pennyworth 2002-10-09
Movie Sir George 2002-08-23
Series Crossing Jordan George 2001-09-24
Movie Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman Psychiatrist 2000-11-21
Series The District Unknown 2000-10-07
Series Grown Ups Unknown 1999-08-01
Movie Wild Wild West British Dignitary 1999-06-29
Series Love & Money Unknown 1999-10-08
Series Charmed Aramis 1998-10-07
Movie Bimbo Movie Bash Dr. Dorn 1997-06-24
Series Buffy the Vampire Slayer Old Man 1997-03-10
Movie The Lost World: Jurassic Park Butler 1997-05-23
Movie Johnny Mysto: Boy Wizard Merlin 1997-12-30
Movie MouseHunt Auctioneer 1997-12-19
Series Over the Top Unknown 1997-10-21
Movie Rattled Dr. Remsen 1996-02-14
Movie A Face to Die For Mr. Sturetsky 1996-03-11
Series Cybill Unknown 1995-01-02
Series Star Trek: Voyager Milo 1995-01-16
Movie From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler Parks 1995-06-06
Series Babylon 5 Correlilmurzon 1994-01-26
Movie Clean Slate Leader 1994-05-06
Movie Virgin Hunters Professor Dorn 1994-07-27
Series Touched by an Angel Unknown 1994-09-21
Series The Nanny Unknown 1993-11-03
Movie Grief Stanley 1993-05-10
Movie Addams Family Values Driver 1993-11-19
Movie The Public Eye Mr. Brown 1992-10-16
Movie Army of Darkness Wiseman 1992-10-31
Movie The Flash III: Deadly Nightshade Skip 1992-12-31
Movie Rolling Thunder Unknown 1991-01-01
Movie Zandalee Louis Medina 1991-05-09
Movie Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge Dr. Hess 1991-10-17
Series Sisters Unknown 1991-05-11
Series Twin Peaks Unknown 1990-04-08
Series Northern Exposure Unknown 1990-07-12
Movie Repossessed Ice Tea Waiter 1990-09-14
Series The Flash Unknown 1990-09-20
Movie Warlock Magistrate #1 1989-06-01
Series Tales from the Crypt Fulton 1989-06-10
Series Seinfeld Unknown 1989-07-05
Movie Catacombs Brother Orsini 1988-05-14
Series Empty Nest Captain Burke 1988-10-08
Series War and Remembrance Vice Admiral Rodney 1988-11-13
Series Murphy Brown Unknown 1988-11-14
Movie Frog Dr. Fritsky 1987-01-01
Movie Flicks Inspector 1987-01-01
Series 21 Jump Street Lemieux 1987-04-12
Movie The Dancing Princesses Royal Cobbler 1987-11-14
Movie Last Resort Maitre d' 1986-03-31
Series L.A. Law Unknown 1986-09-15
Series ALF Unknown 1986-09-22
Movie Firewalker Boggs 1986-11-21
Movie Kicks Barnes 1985-03-11
Series Moonlighting Unknown 1985-03-03
Series Stingray Unknown 1985-07-14
Series Otherworld Unknown 1985-01-26
Movie Hostage Flight Scotland Yard Inspector 1985-11-17
Series George Burns Comedy Week Unknown 1985-09-18
Series Foley Square Unknown 1985-12-11
Series The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1985-09-29
Movie The Ice Pirates Hymie 1984-03-16
Series Airwolf Lord Killebrew 1984-01-22
Series Santa Barbara Unknown 1984-07-30
Series Hunter Unknown 1984-09-18
Series Who's the Boss? Unknown 1984-09-20
Series Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Series Hotel Unknown 1982-08-21
Series Faerie Tale Theatre Royal Cobbler 1982-09-11
Movie Marian Rose White Lord Bates 1982-01-19
Series Tucker's Witch Unknown 1982-10-06
Series Voyagers Unknown 1982-10-03
Series Dynasty Unknown 1981-01-12
Series Falcon Crest Unknown 1981-12-04
Movie S.O.S. Titanic Deck Steward 1980-02-29
Movie The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood Denis 1980-06-04
Movie Blood Beach Man in Mayor's Office 1980-09-01
Series Mrs. Columbo Unknown 1979-02-26
Series Knots Landing Unknown 1979-12-27
Movie The Prisoner of Zenda Johann 1979-08-17
Movie The Bastard Deserter 1978-05-22
Movie Sextette Rex Ambrose 1978-03-03
Movie Little Mo Dr. Noyes 1978-09-05
Series Battlestar Galactica Forger 7 1978-09-17
Series Vega$ Unknown 1978-09-20
Series The Hardy Boys / Nancy Drew Mysteries Unknown 1977-01-30
Movie Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years Whiting (uncredited) 1977-03-13
Series Three's Company Unknown 1977-03-15
Movie High Risk Major Domo 1976-05-15
Series Quincy, M.E. Unknown 1976-10-03
Series Happy Days Unknown 1974-01-15
Movie The Questor Tapes Charlie 1974-01-23
Movie The Island at the Top of the World Train Conductor 1974-12-16
Movie Young Frankenstein Second Villager 1974-12-15
Movie Wicked, Wicked Eddie (uncredited) 1973-06-13
Series Search Unknown 1972-09-13
Series Cannon Unknown 1971-09-14
Movie Sole Survivor British co-pilot 1970-01-09
Movie They Shoot Horses, Don't They? Male Dancer #74 1969-12-10
Movie Star! Man in Brixton Music Hall 1968-07-18
Movie Von Ryan's Express English POW 1965-06-23
Series Get Smart Unknown 1965-09-18
Series Burke's Law Unknown 1963-09-20