John Bluthal

John Bluthal

  • Born on
    • August 12th, 1929
  • Died on
    • November 15th, 2018
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.


Acting (23 Credits)

2017Jungle as Uncle Nissim
2016Hail, Caesar! as Herbert Marcuse
2004Love's Brother as Pepe
2000Beware of Greeks... Bearing Guns as Stephanos
1998Dark City as Karl Harris
1997RPM as Grinkstein
1997The Fifth Element as Professor Pacoli
1994The Vicar of Dibley as Frank Pickle
1986Labyrinth as Goblin (voice)
1983The Return of Captain Invincible
1983Superman III as Pisa Vendor
1978Revenge of the Pink Panther as Guard at Cemetery
1975The Return of the Pink Panther as Blind Beggar
1973Digby: The Biggest Dog in the World as Jerry
1967Carry on Follow That Camel as Corporal Clotski
1967Casino Royale as Casino Doorman & MI5. Man
1966A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum as Roman Chief Guard
1965The Knack... and How to Get It as Angry Father
1965Help! as Bhuta
1964Carry on Spying as Head Waiter/Voice of Dr Crow
1964A Hard Day's Night as Car Thief
1963The Mouse on the Moon as Von Neidell
1963Doctor in Distress as Railway Porter (uncredited)

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