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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, U.S.
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 The Lost World
Poster of Adventure in Washington
Poster of The Bold Caballero
Poster of The Raven
Movie Dick Tracy Forger 1990-04-05
Movie Checking Out Mr. D'Amato 1989-04-21
Series Amazing Stories Unknown 1985-09-29
Series Scarecrow and Mrs. King Unknown 1983-10-03
Movie Mae West Dorset 1982-05-02
Series Cheers Unknown 1982-09-30
Series Remington Steele Unknown 1982-10-01
Movie Jinxed! Morley 1982-10-22
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 Alice Unknown 1976-08-31
Series Barney Miller Unknown 1975-01-23
Movie The Fortune Justice of the Peace 1975-05-20
Movie I Wonder Who's Killing Her Now? Phillips 1975-12-01
Movie Mr. Sycamore Abner / Arnie 1975-12-12
Movie The Terminal Man Priest 1974-06-19
Movie Homebodies Mr. Loomis 1974-09-01
Movie The Devil's Daughter Father MacHugh 1973-01-09
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 Ironside Unknown 1967-03-28
Movie Games Dr. Edwards 1967-09-17
Series Love on a Rooftop Unknown 1966-09-06
Series Star Trek Unknown 1966-09-08
Series The Green Hornet Unknown 1966-09-09
Series Branded Unknown 1965-01-24
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 Petticoat Junction Unknown 1963-09-24
Movie The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm Gruber 1962-08-07
Movie Pollyanna Mr. Neely 1960-05-19
Movie The Lost World Burton White 1960-07-13
Series The Andy Griffith Show Unknown 1960-10-03
Series One Step Beyond Unknown 1959-01-20
Series The Twilight Zone Unknown 1959-10-02
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21
Movie Mayerling Loschek 1957-02-04
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 State Trooper Unknown 1956-09-25
Movie Moonfleet Tewkesbury 1955-06-24
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
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
Movie Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Rev. Elcott 1954-07-22
Series The Lone Wolf Unknown 1954-01-01
Movie About Mrs. Leslie Mr. Pope 1954-08-03
Movie The Silver Chalice Theron 1954-12-20
Movie Scandal at Scourie Councilman Hurdwell 1953-05-17
Movie Julius Caesar Caius Ligarius 1953-06-04
Movie Houdini Malue 1953-07-02
Movie The Actress Mr. Bagley 1953-09-25
Movie 99 River Street Waldo Daggett 1953-08-21
Movie The Captive City Rev. Nash 1952-03-26
Movie Something for the Birds Foster 1952-09-30
Series Cavalcade of America Unknown 1952-10-01
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
Movie Please Believe Me Edward Warrender 1950-05-12
Movie No Way Out Watkins (uncredited) 1950-08-16
Movie The Magnificent Yankee 1950-12-20
Movie The Petty Girl President Webb (uncredited) 1950-08-17
Movie Homicide Fritz, Police Lab Man 1949-04-02
Movie The Younger Brothers Chairman of Parole Board 1949-05-03
Movie Manhandled Charlie, a Fence (uncredited) 1949-05-25
Movie Colorado Territory Homer Wallace 1949-06-11
Movie The Miracle of the Bells Grave Digger 1948-03-27
Movie Three Daring Daughters Martin 1948-02-12
Movie They Live by Night Hawkins 1948-08-06
Movie Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House Smith 1948-03-25
Movie Julia Misbehaves Hobson, the Butler 1948-08-08
Movie Angel in Exile Health Officer 1948-10-20
Series Studio One Unknown 1948-11-07
Movie Johnny Belinda Rector (uncredited) 1948-09-14
Movie That Way With Women L.B. Crandall 1947-03-29
Movie Pursued Coroner (uncredited) 1947-03-02
Movie Dishonored Lady Dr. E.G. Lutz 1947-05-16
Movie The Marauders Deacon Black 1947-07-01
Movie The Judge Steps Out Hector Brown 1947-12-15
Movie If Winter Comes Dr. Clement Avington (uncredited) 1947-12-31
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 Tomorrow Is Forever Norton 1946-02-20
Movie Without Reservations Charlie Gibbs (uncredited) 1946-05-13
Movie Three Strangers Gillkie the Barrister 1946-01-28
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 The Searching Wind Sears 1946-08-09
Movie A Song to Remember Pleyel's Clerk (uncredited) 1945-01-19
Movie Blonde Ransom Oliver 1945-05-01
Movie Zombies on Broadway Prof. Hopkins 1945-05-01
Movie Confidential Agent Dr. Bellows 1945-11-02
Movie Strange Confession Frederick 1945-10-05
Movie The Brighton Strangler Lord Mayor Herman Brandon R. Clive 1945-05-10
Movie The Invisible Man's Revenge Feeney 1944-06-09
Movie Her Primitive Man Caleb 1944-05-29
Movie The White Cliffs of Dover Skipper of Honeymoon Boat 1944-05-11
Movie Once Upon a Time Joe (uncredited) 1944-06-29
Movie The Scarlet Claw Drake 1944-05-18
Movie The Mystery of the Riverboat Hermann Einreich [Chs. 1-2] 1944-10-24
Movie Reckless Age Prof. Mellasagus 1944-08-01
Movie The Merry Monahans Clerk 1944-09-15
Movie Murder in the Blue Room Edwards 1944-10-27
Movie The Pearl of Death Amos Hodder 1944-08-01
Movie Don't You Believe It Aide 1943-07-03
Movie The Falcon in Danger Thomas, the butler 1943-07-17
Movie Sherlock Holmes in Washington Antiques Store Sales Clerk 1943-03-24
Movie The Moon Is Down Joseph (uncredited) 1943-03-14
Movie The Man from Down Under Soldier 1943-08-04
Movie The Falcon and the Co-Eds Eustace L. Harley 1943-11-10
Movie Government Girl Thomas - Hotel Clerk (uncredited) 1943-11-05
Movie Corvette K-225 Paymaster Commander 1943-09-29
Movie Born to Sing Critic 1942-02-18
Movie Secret Agent of Japan Capt. Larsen 1942-04-03
Movie Now, Voyager Lloyd (uncredited) 1942-10-22
Movie Saboteur Robert 1942-04-24
Movie Eagle Squadron Sir Charles Porter 1942-06-16
Movie Hudson's Bay Mayor 1941-01-03
Movie Singapore Woman Sidney P. Melrose 1941-05-17
Movie Love Crazy Sanity Hearing Doctor (uncredited) 1941-05-23
Movie Adventure in Washington Emerson 1941-05-29
Movie Abe Lincoln in Illinois Horace Greeley (uncredited) 1940-02-22
Movie The Earl of Chicago Reading Clerk (as Ian Wulf) 1940-01-05
Movie Earthbound Amos Totten 1940-06-06
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 On Borrowed Time Charles Wentworth 1939-07-07
Movie The Great Commandment Tax Collector 1939-10-02
Movie The Return of Doctor X Cemetery Caretaker 1939-11-23
Movie Allegheny Uprising Poole 1939-11-10
Movie Blondie Brings Up Baby Police Judge 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 Blondie Judge 1938-11-30
Movie Marie Antoinette Herbert - the Jailer (uncredited) 1938-08-26
Movie You Can't Take It with You Kirby's Secretary (uncredited) 1938-09-01
Movie The Prince and the Pauper Proprietor 1937-05-08
Movie The Devil Is Driving Elias Sanders 1937-06-25
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 Stephen's Stepfather Henry Orlac 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