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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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​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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 163

Birthday 1896-11-04

Day of Death 1992-01-23

Place of Birth Canton, Illinois, USA

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Also Known As

  • Ian Wolf
  • Ian Mac Wolfe
  • Ian Wulf
  • Ien Wulf

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1989 Checking Out as Mr. D'Amato
1985 Amazing Stories(1 episode)
1983 Scarecrow and Mrs. King(1 episode)
1983 Wizards and Warriors(4 episodes)
1982 Remington Steele(1 episode)
1982 Cheers(1 episode)
1982 Mae West as Dorset
1981 Reds as Mr. Partlow
1980 Up the Academy as Commandant Causeway
1979 The Facts of Life(2 episodes)
1978 WKRP in Cincinnati(4 episodes)
1978 The Seniors as Mr. Bleiffer
1977 We've Got Each Other(1 episode)
1976 Alice(1 episode)
1975 Mr. Sycamore as Abner / Arnie
1975 The Fortune as Justice of the Peace
1975 Barbary Coast(1 episode)
1975 Barney Miller(2 episodes)
1974 Homebodies as Mr. Loomis
1974 The Terminal Man as Priest
1973 The Devil's Daughter as Father MacHugh
1972 The Rookies(1 episode)
1972 Emergency!(1 episode)
1971 THX 1138 as PTO
1971 All in the Family(1 episode)
1968 Lancer(3 episodes)
1968 Hawaii Five-O(1 episode)
1967 Games as Dr. Edwards
1967 Ironside(1 episode)
1966 Jericho(1 episode)
1966 The Green Hornet(1 episode)
1966 Star Trek(1 episode) as Atoz
1966 Star Trek(1 episode) as Septimus
1966 Love on a Rooftop(1 episode)
1965 The F.B.I.(2 episodes)
1965 Run for Your Life(1 episode)
1965 Branded(1 episode)
1964 Daniel Boone(1 episode)
1964 One Man's Way as Bishop Hardwick
1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre(1 episode)
1963 The Great Adventure(2 episodes)
1963 Petticoat Junction(1 episode)
1963 The Fugitive(1 episode)
1963 Diary of a Madman as Pierre
1962 Stoney Burke(1 episode)
1962 The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm as Gruber
1961 Cain's Hundred(1 episode)
1960 The Andy Griffith Show(1 episode)
1960 The Lost World as Burton White
1960 Pollyanna as Mr. Neely
1959 The Twilight Zone(1 episode)
1959 One Step Beyond(1 episode)
1958 Lawman(1 episode)
1958 Cimarron City(1 episode)
1957 Witness for the Prosecution as Carter
1957 Perry Mason(1 episode)
1957 The Dark Side of the Earth as Gen. Kerch
1956 Wire Service(1 episode)
1956 State Trooper(1 episode)
1956 The Adventures of Jim Bowie(1 episode)
1956 Gaby as Registrar
1956 The Count of Monte Cristo(1 episode)
1955 Rebel Without a Cause as Dr. Minton (lecturer at planetarium)
1955 Cheyenne(1 episode)
1955 Gunsmoke(1 episode)
1955 Moonfleet as Tewkesbury
1954 The Silver Chalice as Theron
1954 About Mrs. Leslie as Mr. Pope
1954 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers as Rev. Elcott
1954 The Lone Wolf(1 episode)
1953 The Actress as Mr. Bagley
1953 Letter to Loretta(1 episode)
1953 Houdini as Malue
1953 Julius Caesar as Caius Ligarius
1953 Scandal at Scourie as Councilman Hurdwell
1953 99 River Street as Waldo Daggett
1953 You Are There(1 episode)
1952 Cavalcade of America(1 episode)
1952 Something for the Birds as Foster
1952 The Captive City as Rev. Nash
1951 On Dangerous Ground as Sheriff Carrey
1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars(1 episode)
1951 Here Comes the Groom as Uncle Adam
1951 Mask of the Avenger as Donner
1950 Lux Video Theatre(1 episode)
1950 The Petty Girl as President Webb (uncredited)
1950 No Way Out as Watkins (uncredited)
1950 Please Believe Me as Edward Warrender
1949 Colorado Territory as Homer Wallace
1949 Manhandled as Charlie, a Fence (uncredited)
1949 The Younger Brothers as Chairman of Parole Board
1948 Westinghouse Studio One(3 episodes)
1948 Angel in Exile as Health Officer
1948 Julia Misbehaves as Hobson, the Butler
1948 They Live by Night as Hawkins
1948 Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House as Smith
1948 Three Daring Daughters as Martin
1947 If Winter Comes as Dr. Clement Avington (uncredited)
1947 The Judge Steps Out as Hector Brown
1947 Desire Me as Dr. Poulin
1947 The Marauders as Deacon Black
1947 Dishonored Lady as Dr. E.G. Lutz
1947 That Way With Women as L.B. Crandall
1946 The Falcon's Adventure as J.D. Denison
1946 The Verdict as Jury Foreman
1946 The Searching Wind as Sears
1946 Dressed to Kill as Commissioner of Scotland Yard
1946 Without Reservations as Charlie Gibbs
1946 Bedlam as Sidney Long
1946 Tomorrow Is Forever as Norton
1945 Confidential Agent as Dr. Bellows
1945 The Brighton Strangler as Lord Mayor Herman Brandon R. Clive
1945 Zombies on Broadway as Prof. Hopkins
1945 Blonde Ransom as Oliver
1944 Murder in the Blue Room as Edwards
1944 The Mystery of the Riverboat as Hermann Einreich [Chs. 1-2]
1944 The Merry Monahans as Clerk
1944 The Pearl of Death as Amos Hodder
1944 The Invisible Man's Revenge as Feeney
1944 The Scarlet Claw as Drake
1944 The White Cliffs of Dover as Skipper of Honeymoon Boat (uncredited)
1943 Government Girl as Thomas - Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
1943 The Man from Down Under as Soldier
1943 The Falcon in Danger as Thomas, the butler
1943 Don't You Believe It as Aide
1943 The Moon Is Down as Joseph (uncredited)
1942 Now, Voyager as Lloyd
1942 Eagle Squadron as Sir Charles Porter
1942 Saboteur as Robert
1942 Secret Agent of Japan as Capt. Larsen
1941 Adventure in Washington as Emerson
1941 Love Crazy as Sanity Hearing Doctor (uncredited)
1941 Singapore Woman as Sidney P. Melrose
1941 Hudson's Bay as Mayor
1940 The Son of Monte Cristo as Conrad Stadt
1940 Foreign Correspondent as Stiles
1940 We Who Are Young as Judge
1940 Earthbound as Amos Totten
1940 Abe Lincoln in Illinois as Horace Greeley
1940 The Earl of Chicago as Reading Clerk (as Ian Wulf)
1939 The Return of Doctor X as Cemetery Caretaker
1939 Allegheny Uprising as Poole
1939 Blondie Brings Up Baby as Police Judge
1939 The Great Commandment as Tax Collector
1939 On Borrowed Time as Charles Wentworth
1939 Tell No Tales as Fritz
1939 Society Lawyer as Schmidt
1939 Fast and Loose as Wilkes
1939 Lincoln in the White House as Cabinet Member
1938 Blondie as Judge
1938 You Can't Take It With You as Kirby's Secretary (uncredited)
1938 Arsène Lupin Returns as A. Le Marchand - Detective (as Ien Wulf)
1937 The Emperor's Candlesticks as Leon, a Conspirator
1937 The Devil Is Driving as Elias Sanders
1937 The Prince and the Pauper as Proprietor
1936 The Bold Caballero as The Priest
1936 The Devil Is a Sissy as Pawnbroker
1936 The Leavenworth Case as Hudson
1936 The White Angel as Patient
1935 Mutiny on the Bounty as Maggs
1935 The Raven as Geoffrey 'Pinky' Burns
1934 The Mighty Barnum as Swedish consul
1934 The Barretts of Wimpole Street as Harry Bevan
1934 The Fountain as Van Arkel

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