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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, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
157
First Appeared:
In the movie The Fountain 1934-08-22
Latest Project:
Movie Checking Out 1989-04-21
Known For
Poster of THX 1138
Poster of The Twilight Zone
Poster of Don't You Believe It
Poster of Earthbound
Filmography

Checking Out (1989)

Comedy Foreign
Movie
as Mr. D'Amato
4.3 2 votes

Amazing Stories (1985)

Comedy Drama Family Kids Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Unknown
7.1 22 votes

Wizards and Warriors (1983)

Comedy Sci-Fi & Fantasy Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
10 1 votes

Scarecrow and Mrs. King (1983)

Action & Adventure Drama
Series
as Unknown
5.5 8 votes

Mae West (1982)

Drama TV Movie
Movie
as Dorset
7 1 votes

Cheers (1982)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.6 117 votes

Remington Steele (1982)

Drama Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7 21 votes

Reds (1981)

Drama History
Movie
as Mr. Partlow
7 58 votes

Up the Academy (1980)

Comedy
Movie
as Commandant Causeway
6.1 7 votes

The Facts of Life (1979)

Drama Comedy
Series
as Unknown
5.8 16 votes

The Seniors (1978)

Comedy
Movie
as Mr. Bleiffer
5 1 votes

WKRP in Cincinnati (1978)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.5 19 votes

We've Got Each Other (1977)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown

Alice (1976)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6.2 11 votes

Barney Miller (1975)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.4 17 votes

Barbary Coast (1975)

Western
Series
as Unknown

The Fortune (1975)

Comedy Crime Romance
Movie
as Justice of the Peace
5.6 9 votes

Mr. Sycamore (1975)

Movie
as Abner / Arnie

The Terminal Man (1974)

Science Fiction Thriller
Movie
as Priest
6.2 7 votes

Homebodies (1974)

Comedy Horror
Movie
as Mr. Loomis
7 2 votes

The Devil's Daughter (1973)

Horror TV Movie
Movie
as Father MacHugh
6.3 5 votes

Emergency! (1972)

Action & Adventure Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.3 11 votes

The Rookies (1972)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
6 1 votes

All in the Family (1971)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.9 42 votes

THX 1138 (1971)

Drama Mystery Science Fiction
Movie
as PTO
6.4 233 votes

Hawaii Five-O (1968)

Action & Adventure Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.6 18 votes

Lancer (1968)

Western
Series
as Unknown
0.5 1 votes

Ironside (1967)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.5 18 votes

Games (1967)

Thriller
Movie
as Dr. Edwards
6 3 votes

Love on a Rooftop (1966)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown

Star Trek (1966)

Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Unknown
7.9 243 votes

Jericho (1966)

War & Politics Drama
Series
as Unknown

The Green Hornet (1966)

Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
8.2 13 votes

Run for Your Life (1965)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
9 1 votes

Branded (1965)

Western
Series
as Unknown
8.2 5 votes

The F.B.I. (1965)

Drama Crime
Series
as Unknown
3.8 6 votes

One Man's Way (1964)

Drama
Movie
as Bishop Hardwick

Daniel Boone (1964)

Action & Adventure Drama
Series
as Unknown
5.8 5 votes

Diary of a Madman (1963)

Horror
Movie
as Pierre
5.4 6 votes

The Fugitive (1963)

Action & Adventure Drama Mystery
Series
as Unknown
7.9 11 votes

The Great Adventure (1963)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Petticoat Junction (1963)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6.1 7 votes

Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963)

Mystery Drama
Series
as Unknown

The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (1962)

Fantasy Family
Movie
as Gruber
6.5 4 votes

Stoney Burke (1962)

Western
Series
as Unknown

Cain's Hundred (1961)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Pollyanna (1960)

Adventure
Movie
as Mr. Neely
7 39 votes

The Andy Griffith Show (1960)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.3 28 votes

The Lost World (1960)

Adventure Fantasy Science Fiction
Movie
as Burton White
5.1 29 votes

One Step Beyond (1959)

Mystery Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Unknown
8 1 votes

The Twilight Zone (1959)

Drama Mystery Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Unknown
8.2 134 votes

Cimarron City (1958)

Western
Series
as Unknown

Lawman (1958)

Western
Series
as Unknown
6 1 votes

Perry Mason (1957)

Mystery Drama Crime Family
Series
as Unknown
7.9 23 votes

Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

Drama Mystery Crime
Movie
as Carter
8.1 235 votes

Gaby (1956)

Drama
Movie
as Registrar

The Count of Monte Cristo (1956)

Drama Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown

The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1956)

Western
Series
as Unknown

State Trooper (1956)

Western Drama
Series
as Unknown

Wire Service (1956)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Moonfleet (1955)

Adventure
Movie
as Tewkesbury
5.9 19 votes

Gunsmoke (1955)

Western Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
6.7 19 votes

Rebel Without a Cause (1955)

Drama
Movie
as Dr. Minton (lecturer at planetarium)
7.6 265 votes

Cheyenne (1955)

Action & Adventure Western
Series
as Unknown
7.5 4 votes

The Lone Wolf (1954)

Series
as Unknown

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)

Comedy Drama Western Music
Movie
as Rev. Elcott
6.9 93 votes

About Mrs. Leslie (1954)

Drama Romance
Movie
as Mr. Pope
7 1 votes

The Silver Chalice (1954)

Drama Romance
Movie
as Theron
4.5 3 votes

Scandal at Scourie (1953)

Drama
Movie
as Councilman Hurdwell
6.5 1 votes

You Are There (1953)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

99 River Street (1953)

Drama Thriller
Movie
as Waldo Daggett
6.6 9 votes

Julius Caesar (1953)

Drama History
Movie
as Caius Ligarius
6.5 33 votes

Houdini (1953)

Drama Romance History
Movie
as Malue
6.5 16 votes

The Actress (1953)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Mr. Bagley
5.8 2 votes

Letter to Loretta (1953)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

The Captive City (1952)

Drama Action
Movie
as Rev. Nash
6 2 votes

Cavalcade of America (1952)

Series
as Unknown

Something for the Birds (1952)

Comedy
Movie
as Foster

Mask of the Avenger (1951)

Adventure Romance
Movie
as Donner
6 1 votes

Here Comes the Groom (1951)

Comedy Music Romance
Movie
as Uncle Adam
6 1 votes

On Dangerous Ground (1951)

Crime Drama Thriller
Movie
as Sheriff Carrey
6.6 16 votes

Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1951)

Drama Comedy
Series
as Unknown

Please Believe Me (1950)

Comedy Romance
Movie
as Edward Warrender
5 2 votes

No Way Out (1950)

Crime Drama Thriller
Movie
as Watkins (uncredited)
5.9 7 votes

The Petty Girl (1950)

Comedy
Movie
as President Webb (uncredited)
6 1 votes

Lux Video Theatre (1950)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

The Younger Brothers (1949)

Western
Movie
as Chairman of Parole Board

Manhandled (1949)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Charlie, a Fence (uncredited)
4.6 5 votes

The Judge Steps Out (1949)

Drama Comedy
Movie
as Hector Brown

Colorado Territory (1949)

Crime Drama Western
Movie
as Homer Wallace
6.7 9 votes

Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)

Comedy Romance
Movie
as Smith
7.2 37 votes

Three Daring Daughters (1948)

Music Romance
Movie
as Martin
7 1 votes

They Live by Night (1948)

Drama Crime
Movie
as Hawkins
6.4 22 votes

Julia Misbehaves (1948)

Comedy Romance
Movie
as Hobson, the Butler
8.3 2 votes

Westinghouse Studio One (1948)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
8 1 votes

Angel in Exile (1948)

Drama Romance Western
Movie
as Health Officer
5.3 2 votes

That Way With Women (1947)

Comedy
Movie
as L.B. Crandall

The Marauders (1947)

Western
Movie
as Deacon Black

Desire Me (1947)

Drama Romance War
Movie
as Dr. Poulin
6 1 votes

If Winter Comes (1947)

Drama
Movie
as Dr. Clement Avington (uncredited)
7 2 votes

Bedlam (1946)

Horror Drama Thriller
Movie
as Sidney Long
6.2 15 votes

Tomorrow Is Forever (1946)

War Drama Romance
Movie
as Norton
5.1 4 votes

Without Reservations (1946)

Comedy Romance
Movie
as Charlie Gibbs
4.9 6 votes

Dressed to Kill (1946)

Drama Thriller Crime Mystery
Movie
as Commissioner of Scotland Yard
6.9 17 votes

The Falcon's Adventure (1946)

Crime Drama Mystery
Movie
as J.D. Denison
6 1 votes

The Searching Wind (1946)

Movie
as Sears

Blonde Ransom (1945)

Drama Comedy
Movie
as Oliver

Confidential Agent (1945)

Drama
Movie
as Dr. Bellows
4 7 votes

The Brighton Strangler (1945)

Crime Drama Romance
Movie
as Lord Mayor Herman Brandon R. Clive
3.7 3 votes

The Invisible Man's Revenge (1944)

Horror Science Fiction
Movie
as Feeney
5.4 7 votes

The Scarlet Claw (1944)

Crime Mystery Thriller
Movie
as Drake
6.8 18 votes

The Pearl of Death (1944)

Thriller Mystery
Movie
as Amos Hodder
7 13 votes

The Merry Monahans (1944)

Movie
as Clerk

Murder in the Blue Room (1944)

Movie
as Edwards

Don't You Believe It (1943)

Documentary
Movie
as Aide

The Falcon in Danger (1943)

Crime Mystery
Movie
as Thomas, the butler
5.3 3 votes

The Moon Is Down (1943)

Drama
Movie
as Joseph (uncredited)
6.3 3 votes

The Man from Down Under (1943)

Drama War
Movie
as Soldier

Government Girl (1943)

Comedy Romance
Movie
as Thomas - Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
5.5 4 votes

Secret Agent of Japan (1942)

Thriller Mystery Romance
Movie
as Capt. Larsen
6 1 votes

Saboteur (1942)

Thriller War
Movie
as Robert
6.7 77 votes

Eagle Squadron (1942)

Romance War
Movie
as Sir Charles Porter

Now, Voyager (1942)

Drama Romance
Movie
as Lloyd
7.1 29 votes

Singapore Woman (1941)

Drama
Movie
as Sidney P. Melrose

Hudson's Bay (1941)

Adventure History
Movie
as Mayor

Love Crazy (1941)

Comedy Romance
Movie
as Sanity Hearing Doctor (uncredited)
7.7 5 votes

Adventure in Washington (1941)

Drama
Movie
as Emerson
5 1 votes

Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940)

Drama History
Movie
as Horace Greeley
6 4 votes

The Earl of Chicago (1940)

Drama
Movie
as Reading Clerk (as Ian Wulf)

Earthbound (1940)

Fantasy Mystery
Movie
as Amos Totten

We Who Are Young (1940)

Drama Romance
Movie
as Judge

The Son of Monte Cristo (1940)

Action Adventure
Movie
as Conrad Stadt
7 1 votes

Foreign Correspondent (1940)

Thriller War Mystery
Movie
as Stiles
6.9 71 votes

Tell No Tales (1939)

Crime Mystery Drama
Movie
as Fritz
6.5 1 votes

Society Lawyer (1939)

Drama
Movie
as Schmidt
6 1 votes

Lincoln in the White House (1939)

Movie
as Cabinet Member

Fast and Loose (1939)

Mystery
Movie
as Wilkes
4 1 votes

The Great Commandment (1939)

Drama
Movie
as Tax Collector
4 1 votes

On Borrowed Time (1939)

Comedy Drama Fantasy
Movie
as Charles Wentworth
8 4 votes

Allegheny Uprising (1939)

Western Action Adventure History
Movie
as Poole
5.3 8 votes

The Return of Doctor X (1939)

Horror Thriller
Movie
as Cemetery Caretaker
5.5 6 votes

Blondie Brings Up Baby (1939)

Comedy
Movie
as Police Judge
9 1 votes

Arsène Lupin Returns (1938)

Mystery
Movie
as A. Le Marchand - Detective (as Ien Wulf)
6.5 1 votes

You Can't Take It With You (1938)

Comedy Romance
Movie
as Kirby's Secretary (uncredited)
7.1 70 votes

Blondie (1938)

Comedy
Movie
as Judge
6.8 3 votes

The Devil Is Driving (1937)

Drama
Movie
as Elias Sanders

The Prince and the Pauper (1937)

Adventure Drama Family Fantasy
Movie
as Proprietor
6.6 6 votes

The Emperor's Candlesticks (1937)

Drama History Romance
Movie
as Leon, a Conspirator
6.5 1 votes

The Leavenworth Case (1936)

Mystery
Movie
as Hudson

The White Angel (1936)

History Drama
Movie
as Patient

The Bold Caballero (1936)

Action Adventure Comedy Romance Western
Movie
as The Priest

The Devil Is a Sissy (1936)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Pawnbroker
7 1 votes

The Raven (1935)

Horror Crime
Movie
as Geoffrey 'Pinky'
6.8 28 votes

Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)

Adventure Drama History Romance
Movie
as Maggs
7 66 votes

The Fountain (1934)

Drama Romance
Movie
as Van Arkel

The Mighty Barnum (1934)

Comedy
Movie
as Swedish consul
0.5 1 votes

The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934)

Drama Romance
Movie
as Harry Bevan
4.7 3 votes