Ian Wolfe

Ian Wolfe

  • Born on
    • November 4th, 1896
  • Died on
    • January 23rd, 1992
​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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Acting (86 Credits)

1990Dick Tracy as Forger
1982Jinxed! as Morley
1981Reds as Mr. Partlow
1980Up the Academy as Commandant Causeway
1975The Fortune as Justice of the Peace
1974The Terminal Man as Priest
1973The Devil's Daughter as Father MacHugh
1971THX 1138 as PTO
1967Games as Dr. Edwards
1963Diary of a Madman as Pierre
1962The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm as Gruber
1961All in a Night's Work as O'Hara
1960The Lost World as Burton White
1960Pollyanna as Mr. Neely
1957Witness for the Prosecution as Carter
1955Moonfleet as Tewkesbury
1955The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell as President Calvin Coolidge
1955Rebel Without a Cause as Dr. Minton
1954About Mrs. Leslie as Mr. Pope
1954Seven Brides for Seven Brothers as Rev. Elcott
1954The Silver Chalice as Theron
1953The Actress as Mr. Bagley
1953Houdini as Malue
195399 River Street as Waldo Daggett
1953Julius Caesar as Caius Ligarius
1952The Captive City as Rev. Nash
1951On Dangerous Ground as Sheriff Carrey
1951Here Comes the Groom as Uncle Adam
1951A Place in the Sun as Dr. Wyeland (uncredited)
1950The Magnificent Yankee
1950Please Believe Me as Edward Warrender
1950Copper Canyon as Mr. Henderson
1950No Way Out as Watkins (uncredited)
1949Colorado Territory as Homer Wallace
1949Manhandled as Charlie, a Fence (uncredited)
1948Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House as Smith
1948They Live by Night as Hawkins
1948Julia Misbehaves as Hobson, the Butler
1948Three Daring Daughters as Martin
1948Johnny Belinda as Rector (uncredited)
1948The Miracle of the Bells as Grave Digger
1947Desire Me as Dr. Poulin
1947If Winter Comes as Dr. Clement Avington (uncredited)
1947California as President James K. Polk
1947Dishonored Lady as Dr. E.G. Lutz
1947Pursued as Coroner (uncredited)
1946Bedlam as Sidney Long
1946Tomorrow Is Forever as Norton
1946Dressed to Kill as Commissioner of Scotland Yard
1946The Verdict as Jury Foreman
1946Without Reservations as Charlie Gibbs (uncredited)
1946Three Strangers as Gillkie the Barrister
1945Zombies on Broadway as Prof. Hopkins
1945Strange Confession as Frederick
1945Confidential Agent as Dr. Bellows
1945A Song to Remember as Pleyel's Clerk (uncredited)
1944The Scarlet Claw as Drake
1944The Invisible Man's Revenge as Jim Feeney
1944The Pearl of Death as Amos Hodder
1944Once Upon a Time as Joe
1944The White Cliffs of Dover as Skipper of Honeymoon Boat (uncredited)
1943The Falcon in Danger as Thomas, the butler (uncredited)
1943The Falcon and the Co-eds as Eustace L. Harley (uncredited)
1943Sherlock Holmes in Washington as Antiques Store Sales Clerk
1943Government Girl as Thomas - Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
1942Saboteur as Robert
1942Random Harvest as Registrar of Births (uncredited)
1942Now, Voyager as Lloyd (uncredited)
1941Love Crazy as Sanity Hearing Doctor (uncredited)
1940The Son of Monte Cristo as Conrad Stadt
1940Foreign Correspondent as Stiles
1940Abe Lincoln in Illinois as Horace Greeley (uncredited)
1939Allegheny Uprising as Poole
1939On Borrowed Time as Charles Wentworth
1939Fast and Loose as Wilkes
1939The Return of Doctor X as Cemetery Caretaker (uncredited)
1938Blondie as Judge
1938You Can't Take It with You as Kirby's Secretary (uncredited)
1938Marie Antoinette as Herbert - the Jailer (uncredited)
1937The Emperor's Candlesticks as Leon, a Conspirator
1937The Prince and the Pauper as Proprietor
1936Romeo and Juliet as Apothecary
1935The Raven as Geoffrey 'Pinky' Burns
1935Mad Love as Henry Orlac, Stephen Orlac's Stepfather (Uncredited)
1935Mutiny on the Bounty as Maggs
1934The Barretts of Wimpole Street as Harry Bevan


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