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  • BIRTH 04/11/1896
  • DEATH 23/01/1992
  • Country United States
  • SHOWS 19
  • MOVIES 52

Ian Wolfe

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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.

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Ian Wolfe

Shows (19)

Star Trek
Star Trek
Atoz / Septimus
The Twilight Zone
The Twilight Zone
Schwimmer
Cheers
Cheers
Buzz Crowder
The Invaders
The Invaders
Secretary Knute Rosmundson
Remington Steele
Remington Steele
Markham
Amazing Stories
Amazing Stories
Grandpa Charlie
Bonanza
Bonanza
Amos
Perry Mason
Perry Mason
Abel Jackson
All in the Family
All in the Family
Herbert Hooper
Hawaii Five-O
Hawaii Five-O
Mr. Miller
The Fugitive
The Fugitive
Dr. Babcock
The F.B.I.
The F.B.I.
Elder Stone / Marshall Graham
The Green Hornet
The Green Hornet
Peter Willman
Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
Old Man Wall
Soap
Soap
Father Juniper / Monsignor
The Lone Ranger
The Lone Ranger
Dr. Hiram Tucker
Barney Miller
Barney Miller
Joseph Spidonie / Rudolf Biederman
Daniel Boone
Daniel Boone
Judge
One Step Beyond
One Step Beyond
Timothy Welling

Movies (52)

Rebel Without a Cause
Rebel Without a Cause
Dr. Minton
THX 1138
THX 1138
PTO
Saboteur
Saboteur
Robert
Witness for the Prosecution
Witness for the Prosecution
Carter
Reds
Reds
Mr. Partlow
Foreign Correspondent
Foreign Correspondent
Stiles
Mutiny on the Bounty
Mutiny on the Bounty
Maggs
Pollyanna
Pollyanna
Mr. Neely
Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar
Ligarius
Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet
Apothecary
The Frisco Kid
The Frisco Kid
Father Joseph
Confidential Agent
Confidential Agent
Dr. Bellows
The Raven
The Raven
Geoffrey 'Pinky' Burns
On Dangerous Ground
On Dangerous Ground
Sheriff Carrey
The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm
The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm
Gruber
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
Smith
All in a Night's Work
All in a Night's Work
O'Hara
99 River Street
99 River Street
Waldo Daggett
Arsène Lupin Returns
Arsène Lupin Returns
A. Le Marchand - Detective (as Ien Wulf)
Mayerling
Mayerling
Loschek
The Silver Chalice
The Silver Chalice
Theron
Moonfleet
Moonfleet
Tewkesbury
Jinxed!
Jinxed!
Morley
Sherlock Holmes in Washington
Sherlock Holmes in Washington
Antiques Store Sales Clerk
Julia Misbehaves
Julia Misbehaves
Hobson, the Butler
Colorado Territory
Colorado Territory
Homer Wallace
Diane
Diane
Lord Tremouille
Copper Canyon
Copper Canyon
Mr. Henderson
The Lost Chick
The Lost Chick
Grandpa Squirrel (voice) (uncredited)
The Pearl of Death
The Pearl of Death
Amos Hodder
Without Reservations
Without Reservations
Charlie Gibbs (uncredited)
The Magnificent Yankee
The Magnificent Yankee
Adams
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Rev. Elcott
The Fortune
The Fortune
Justice of the Peace
The Actress
The Actress
Mr. Bagley
Something for the Birds
Something for the Birds
Foster
Creator
Creator
Prof. Brauer
Mad Love
Mad Love
Henry Orlac, Stephen Orlac's Stepfather (Uncredited)
The Verdict
The Verdict
Jury Foreman
Les Miserables
Les Miserables
Presiding Judge (uncredited)
Games
Games
Dr. Edwards
The Lost World
The Lost World
Burton White
Mask of the Avenger
Mask of the Avenger
Donner
Houdini
Houdini
Malue
The Scarlet Claw
The Scarlet Claw
Drake
Love Crazy
Love Crazy
Sanity Hearing Doctor (uncredited)
The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell
The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell
President Calvin Coolidge
The Bold Caballero
The Bold Caballero
The Priest
They Live by Night
They Live by Night
Hawkins
Dressed to Kill
Dressed to Kill
Commissioner of Scotland Yard
Strange Confession
Strange Confession
Frederick
Dynasty
Dynasty
Dr. Klauber