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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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Born:
Nov 4, 1896 In Canton, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
174
First Appeared:
In the movie The Fountain 1934-08-22
Latest Project:
Movie Dick Tracy 1990-04-05
Known For
Filmography
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
Series Wizards and Warriors Unknown 1983-02-26
Series Remington Steele Unknown 1982-10-01
Series Cheers Unknown 1982-09-30
Movie Mae West Dorset 1982-05-02
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
Series WKRP in Cincinnati Unknown 1978-09-18
Movie The Seniors Mr. Bleiffer 1978-01-01
Series Alice Unknown 1976-08-31
Movie Mr. Sycamore Abner / Arnie 1975-12-12
Series Barbary Coast Unknown 1975-09-08
Movie The Fortune Justice of the Peace 1975-05-20
Series Barney Miller Unknown 1975-01-23
Movie Homebodies Mr. Loomis 1974-09-01
Movie The Terminal Man Priest 1974-06-19
Movie The Devil's Daughter Father MacHugh 1973-01-09
Series The Rookies Unknown 1972-09-11
Series Emergency! Unknown 1972-01-22
Series All in the Family Unknown 1971-01-12
Movie THX 1138 PTO 1971-03-11
Series Lancer Unknown 1968-09-24
Series Hawaii Five-O Unknown 1968-09-20
Movie Games Dr. Edwards 1967-09-17
Series Ironside Unknown 1967-03-28
Series The Green Hornet Unknown 1966-09-09
Series Star Trek Atoz 1966-09-08
Series Love on a Rooftop Unknown 1966-09-06
Series Branded Unknown 1965-01-24
Series The F.B.I. Unknown 1965-09-19
Series Run for Your Life Unknown 1965-09-13
Series Daniel Boone Unknown 1964-09-24
Movie One Man's Way Bishop Hardwick 1964-02-26
Series Kraft Suspense Theatre Unknown 1963-10-10
Series Petticoat Junction Unknown 1963-09-24
Series The Fugitive Unknown 1963-09-17
Movie Diary of a Madman Pierre 1963-03-06
Series Stoney Burke Unknown 1962-10-01
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 The Twilight Zone Unknown 1959-10-02
Series One Step Beyond Unknown 1959-01-20
Series Lawman Unknown 1958-10-05
Movie Witness for the Prosecution Carter 1957-12-17
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21
Series State Trooper Unknown 1956-09-25
Series The Adventures of Jim Bowie Unknown 1956-09-07
Movie Gaby Registrar 1956-05-09
Series The Count of Monte Cristo Unknown 1956-02-20
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Movie Moonfleet Tewkesbury 1955-06-24
Movie Sincerely Yours Mr. Rojeck (uncredited) 1955-11-05
Series Cheyenne Unknown 1955-09-20
Movie Rebel Without a Cause Dr. Minton (Dozent im Planetarium) 1955-10-29
Movie The Silver Chalice Theron 1954-12-20
Movie About Mrs. Leslie Mr. Pope 1954-08-03
Movie Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Rev. Elcott 1954-07-22
Series The Lone Wolf Unknown 1954-01-01
Movie Scandal at Scourie Councilman Hurdwell 1953-05-17
Movie 99 River Street Waldo Daggett 1953-03-10
Movie Julius Caesar Caius Ligarius 1953-06-04
Movie The Actress Mr. Bagley 1953-09-25
Series Letter to Loretta Unknown 1953-09-20
Movie Houdini Malue 1953-07-02
Series Cavalcade of America Unknown 1952-10-01
Movie Something for the Birds Foster 1952-09-30
Movie The Captive City Rev. Nash 1952-03-26
Movie On Dangerous Ground Sheriff Carrey 1951-12-17
Movie Here Comes the Groom Uncle Adam 1951-09-20
Movie A Place in the Sun Dr. Wyeland (uncredited) 1951-08-28
Movie Mask of the Avenger Donner 1951-06-27
Series Lux Video Theatre Unknown 1950-10-02
Movie Please Believe Me Edward Warrender 1950-05-12
Movie The Magnificent Yankee 1950-12-20
Movie No Way Out Watkins (uncredited) 1950-08-16
Movie The Petty Girl President Webb (uncredited) 1950-08-17
Movie Joe Palooka in the Counterpunch Professor Lilliquist 1949-08-14
Movie Colorado Territory Homer Wallace 1949-06-11
Movie Manhandled Charlie, a Fence (uncredited) 1949-05-25
Movie The Younger Brothers Chairman of Parole Board 1949-05-03
Movie Homicide Fritz, Police Lab Man 1949-04-02
Movie Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House Smith 1948-06-04
Movie Three Daring Daughters Martin 1948-02-12
Movie The Miracle of the Bells Grave Digger 1948-03-27
Series Studio One Unknown 1948-11-07
Movie They Live by Night Hawkins 1948-08-06
Movie Julia Misbehaves Hobson, the Butler 1948-08-08
Movie Angel in Exile Health Officer 1948-10-20
Movie The Judge Steps Out Hector Brown 1947-12-15
Movie Desire Me Dr. Poulin 1947-10-31
Movie The Marauders Deacon Black 1947-07-01
Movie Dishonored Lady Dr. E.G. Lutz 1947-05-16
Movie That Way With Women L.B. Crandall 1947-03-29
Movie Pursued Coroner (uncredited) 1947-03-02
Movie If Winter Comes Dr. Clement Avington (uncredited) 1947-12-31
Movie Bedlam Sidney Long 1946-05-10
Movie The Fighting Guardsman Berton 1946-01-04
Movie Three Strangers Gillkie the Barrister 1946-01-28
Movie Tomorrow Is Forever Norton 1946-02-20
Movie The Verdict Jury Foreman 1946-11-23
Movie Without Reservations Charlie Gibbs 1946-05-13
Movie Dressed to Kill Commissioner of Scotland Yard 1946-06-07
Movie The Searching Wind Sears 1946-08-09
Movie The Falcon's Adventure J.D. Denison 1946-12-13
Movie Blonde Ransom Oliver 1945-05-01
Movie Zombies on Broadway Prof. Hopkins 1945-05-01
Movie The Brighton Strangler Lord Mayor Herman Brandon R. Clive 1945-05-10
Movie Confidential Agent Dr. Bellows 1945-11-09
Movie Strange Confession Frederick 1945-10-05
Movie The Invisible Man's Revenge Feeney 1944-06-09
Movie The White Cliffs of Dover Skipper of Honeymoon Boat 1944-05-11
Movie Her Primitive Man Caleb 1944-05-29
Movie The Scarlet Claw Drake 1944-05-26
Movie Once Upon a Time Joe, a Reporter 1944-06-29
Movie The Pearl of Death Amos Hodder 1944-08-01
Movie The Merry Monahans Clerk 1944-09-15
Movie The Mystery of the Riverboat Hermann Einreich [Chs. 1-2] 1944-10-24
Movie Murder in the Blue Room Edwards 1944-12-01
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 The Man from Down Under Soldier 1943-08-04
Movie The Falcon in Danger Thomas, the butler 1943-07-17
Movie Sherlock Holmes in Washington Antiques Store Sales Clerk 1943-04-30
Movie The Moon Is Down Joseph (uncredited) 1943-03-14
Movie Born to Sing Critic 1942-02-18
Movie Secret Agent of Japan Capt. Larsen 1942-04-03
Movie Famous Boners Isaac Newton 1942-10-24
Movie Saboteur Robert 1942-04-24
Movie Now, Voyager Lloyd (uncredited) 1942-10-31
Movie Eagle Squadron Sir Charles Porter 1942-06-16
Movie Adventure in Washington Emerson 1941-05-29
Movie Love Crazy Sanity Hearing Doctor (uncredited) 1941-05-23
Movie Singapore Woman Sidney P. Melrose 1941-05-17
Movie Hudson's Bay Mayor 1941-01-03
Movie The Son of Monte Cristo Conrad Stadt 1940-12-05
Movie Foreign Correspondent Stiles 1940-08-16
Movie We Who Are Young Judge 1940-07-18
Movie Earthbound Amos Totten 1940-06-06
Movie Abe Lincoln in Illinois Horace Greeley 1940-02-12
Movie The Earl of Chicago Reading Clerk (as Ian Wulf) 1940-01-05
Movie Tell No Tales Fritz 1939-06-12
Movie Lincoln in the White House Cabinet Member (uncredited) 1939-02-11
Movie Society Lawyer Schmidt 1939-03-21
Movie Fast and Loose Wilkes 1939-02-17
Movie On Borrowed Time Charles Wentworth 1939-07-07
Movie Blondie Brings Up Baby Police Judge 1939-11-08
Movie Allegheny Uprising Poole 1939-11-10
Movie The Return of Doctor X Cemetery Caretaker 1939-12-02
Movie The Great Commandment Tax Collector 1939-10-02
Movie Blondie Judge 1938-11-30
Movie You Can't Take It with You Kirby's Secretary (uncredited) 1938-08-23
Movie Arsene Lupin Returns A. Le Marchand - Detective (as Ien Wulf) 1938-02-25
Movie The Devil Is Driving Elias Sanders 1937-06-25
Movie The Prince and the Pauper Proprietor 1937-05-08
Movie The Emperor's Candlesticks Leon, a Conspirator 1937-07-02
Movie Romance of Louisiana Tallyrand (as Ien Wulf) 1937-07-08
Movie The Bold Caballero The Priest 1936-12-01
Movie The Devil Is a Sissy Pawnbroker 1936-09-18
Movie Romeo and Juliet Apothecary 1936-09-03
Movie The White Angel Patient (uncredited) 1936-06-25
Movie The Leavenworth Case Hudson 1936-01-20
Movie Mutiny on the Bounty Maggs 1935-11-08
Movie Mad Love Stephen's Stepfather Henry Orlac 1935-07-12
Movie The Raven Geoffrey 'Pinky' Burns 1935-07-08
Movie The Mighty Barnum Swedish consul 1934-12-23
Movie The Barretts of Wimpole Street Harry Bevan 1934-09-21
Movie The Fountain Van Arkel 1934-08-22