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John Bluthal

John Bluthal (born Isaac Bluthal; 12 August 1928 – 15 November 2018) was a comic actor best known for the role of Frank Pickle in the BBC sitcom The Vicar of Dibley and for his work with Spike Milligan in the Q series. He also appeared in several films including the Carry On movies, The Pink Panther movies, A Hard Day's Night, Help!, The Fifth Element and Hail, Caesar! He was born in Poland in 1929 and emigrated with his family to Australia when he was a child. In the early 60s, Bluthal moved to the UK to follow his acting career and returned to Australia in later years. He passed away on 15th November, 2018 at the age of 89.

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Aug 12, 1929 In Malopolskie, Poland
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Avengers 1961-01-07
Latest Project:
Series It's a Square World 2022
Known For
Poster of Dark City
Poster of Stan and George's New Life
Poster of Labyrinth
Poster of Casino Royale
Series It's a Square World Unknown 2022
Movie The Vicar of Dibley: Inside Out Self (Archive Footage) 2021-03-06
Movie Jungle Uncle Nissim 2017-06-27
Movie Hail, Caesar! Herbert Marcuse 2016-02-05
Movie British Sitcom: 60 Years of Laughing at Ourselves Frank Pickle (archive footage) (uncredited) 2016-09-12
Series Spirited Rocco 2010-08-25
Movie Love's Brother Pepe 2004-04-01
Movie Beware of Greeks Bearing Guns Stephanos 2000-01-27
Movie Dark City Karl Harris 1998-02-27
Movie RPM Grinkstein 1998-06-23
Movie The Fifth Element Professor Pacoli 1997-05-02
Series Jonathan Creek Unknown 1997-05-09
Movie Spike Himself 1996-06-11
Movie Spellbreaker: Secret of the Leprechauns Michael Dennehy 1996-10-19
Movie Leapin' Leprechauns Michael Dennehy 1995-07-26
Series Blue Heelers Unknown 1994-01-18
Movie A Pinch of Snuff Maurice Arany 1994-04-09
Series The Vicar of Dibley Frank Pickle 1994-11-10
Series Virtual Murder Unknown 1992-07-24
Movie Stan and George's New Life Stan Senior 1992-08-28
Series One Foot in the Grave Unknown 1990-01-04
Series Birds of a Feather Pedro 1989-10-16
Series Inspector Morse Victor Ignotas 1987-01-06
Series Lovejoy Unknown 1986-01-10
Movie Labyrinth Goblin (voice) 1986-06-27
Series Super Gran Inside Legg The Tailor 1985-01-20
Movie Squaring the Circle Babiuch 1984-05-23
Movie The Return of Captain Invincible Unknown 1983-01-01
Movie Superman III Pisa Vendor 1983-06-17
Series Taggart Unknown 1983-09-06
Series Reilly, Ace of Spies Krassin 1983-09-05
Series There's A Lot Of It About Unknown 1982-09-20
Movie Alison's Birthday Dean Findlay 1981-05-01
Movie Franklin River Journey Narrator 1980-01-01
Movie Touch and Go Anatole 1980-06-12
Series Home Sweet Home Enzo Pacelli 1980-10-06
Movie Design for Living Ernest Friedman 1979-05-06
Movie Revenge of the Pink Panther Guard at Cemetery 1978-01-08
Movie The Irishman Unknown 1978-02-28
Movie Spaghetti Two-Step Unknown 1977-02-27
Movie The Return of the Pink Panther Blind Beggar 1975-05-21
Movie Mrs. Acland's Ghosts Mr. Mockler 1975-01-15
Series Rumpole of the Bailey Unknown 1975-12-17
Movie The Flying Sorcerer Uncle Charlie 1974-01-01
Series Playhouse Unknown 1974-03-13
Movie The Over-Amorous Artist Pakistani Salesman 1974-05-23
Movie Never Mind the Quality: Feel the Width Manny Cohen 1973-01-03
Movie Digby, the Biggest Dog in the World Jerry 1973-12-01
Movie Nightmare Unknown 1972-01-01
Movie Doctor in Trouble Cabbie 1970-06-16
Series The Goodies Unknown 1970-11-08
Series Q... Unknown 1969-03-24
Series Man in a Suitcase Unknown 1967-09-27
Series Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width Unknown 1967-02-18
Movie A Ghost of a Chance Mayor's Assistant 1967-01-01
Movie Casino Royale Casino Doorman & MI5. Man 1967-04-13
Movie Carry On Follow That Camel Corporal Clotski 1967-09-01
Movie A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Roman Chief Guard 1966-10-16
Movie The Knack... and How to Get It Angry Father 1965-05-01
Movie Help! Bhuta 1965-07-29
Movie This Is My Street Joe 1964-01-15
Movie Father Came Too! Robert the Bruce 1964-02-11
Movie A Hard Day's Night Car Thief 1964-07-07
Movie Carry On Spying Head Waiter/Voice of Dr Crow 1964-06-01
Movie The Mouse on the Moon Von Neidell 1963-05-07
Movie Doctor in Distress Railway Porter (uncredited) 1963-07-30
Series The Saint Ziggy Zaglan 1962-10-04
Series Fireball XL5 Unknown 1962-10-28
Series The Avengers Unknown 1961-01-07