Biography

Alan Napier (born Alan William Napier-Clavering) was an English actor. After a decade in London West End theatres, he had a long film career first in Britain and then in Hollywood. He eventually became widely known for portraying Alfred the butler in the 1960s live-action Batman television series.

Alan Napier (born Alan William Napier-Clavering) was an English actor. After a decade in London West End theatres, he had a long film career first in Britain and then in Hollywood. He eventually became widely known for portraying Alfred the butler in the 1960s live-action Batman television series.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 104

Birthday 1903-01-07

Day of Death 1988-08-08

Place of Birth Birmingham, England, UK

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Also Known As

  • Alan William Napier-Clavering

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1978 Flying High (1 episode)
1978 The Paper Chase (1 episode)
1974 QB VII (2 episodes) as Semple
1973 Kojak (1 episode)
1970 Night Gallery (2 episodes)
1967 Ironside (3 episodes)
1966 Family Affair (1 episode)
1966 Batman as Alfred (120 episodes) as Alfred Pennyworth (1 episode)
1965 The Loved One as British Club Official
1965 Laredo (1 episode)
1964 Signpost To Murder as The Vicar
1964 36 Hours as Col. Peter MacLean
1964 Daniel Boone (2 episodes)
1964 Mary Poppins as Huntsman / Reporter #3 / Bloodhound (voice)
1964 Marnie as Mr. Rutland
1963 The Sword in the Stone as Sir Pellinore (voice)
1963 Breaking Point (1 episode)
1962 The Beverly Hillbillies (1 episode)
1962 Don't Call Me Charlie (18 episodes) as Gen. Steele
1962 The Premature Burial as Dr. Gideon Gault
1960 The Roaring 20's (1 episode)
1960 Checkmate (1 episode) as Father Dunne, the Abbot
1960 Thriller (3 episodes)
1959 Journey to the Center of the Earth as Dean
1959 The Detectives (1 episode)
1959 Adventures in Paradise (1 episode)
1959 Five Fingers (16 episodes) as Wembley
1959 The Third Man (1 episode)
1959 The Twilight Zone (1 episode)
1959 Island of Lost Women as Dr. Paul Lujan
1957 Until They Sail as Prosecution Attorney
1957 Panic! (1 episode)
1956 The Mole People as Elinu, the High Priest
1956 Miami Exposé as Ray Sheridan
1956 Telephone Time (1 episode)
1955 The Court Jester as Sir Brockhurst
1955 The 20th Century Fox Hour (3 episodes)
1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (6 episodes)
1955 Moonfleet as Parson Glennie
1954 Désirée as Despreaux
1953 Julius Caesar as Cicero
1953 Young Bess as Robert Tyrwhitt
1953 General Electric Theater (1 episode)
1952 Biff Baker U.S.A. (1 episode)
1952 Cavalcade of America (1 episode)
1952 Big Jim McLain as Sturak
1951 The Blue Veil as Prof. George Carter
1951 Across the Wide Missouri as Capt. Humberstone Lyon
1951 The Strange Door as Count Grassin
1951 Double Crossbones as Capt. Kidd
1951 The Great Caruso as Jean de Reszke
1951 Tarzan's Peril as Commissioner Peters
1950 Tripoli as Khalil
1950 Lux Video Theatre (1 episode)
1949 Master Minds as Dr. Druzik
1949 The Red Danube as The General
1949 Manhandled as Alton Bennet
1949 A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court as High Executioner
1949 Tarzan's Magic Fountain as Jessup
1949 My Own True Love as Kittredge
1949 Criss Cross as Finchley
1949 Challenge to Lassie as Lord Provost
1948 Hills of Home as Sir George
1948 Macbeth as A Holy Father
1948 Johnny Belinda as Defense Attorney
1947 The Lone Wolf in London as Monty Beresford
1947 Forever Amber as Landale
1947 Driftwood as Dr. Nicholas Adams
1947 Lured as Detective Gordon
1947 Adventure Island as Attwater
1947 Ivy as Sir Jonathan Wright
1947 Fiesta as The Tourist
1947 Sinbad the Sailor as Aga
1946 The Strange Woman as Judge Henry Saladine
1946 A Scandal in Paris as Houdon De Pierremont, Police Minister
1946 House of Horrors as F. Holmes Harmon
1946 Three Strangers as David Shackleford
1945 Hangover Square as Sir Henry Chapman
1945 Isle of the Dead as St. Aubyn
1944 Ministry of Fear as Dr. Forrester
1944 The Hairy Ape as MacDougald, Chief Engineer
1944 Action in Arabia as Eric Latimer
1944 The Uninvited as Dr. Scott
1944 Mademoiselle Fifi as The Count de Breville
1943 Lost Angel as Dr. Woodring
1943 Madame Curie as Dr. Bladh
1943 Lassie Come Home as Jock
1943 Assignment in Brittany as Sam Wells
1942 Random Harvest as Julian
1942 Cat People as Doc Carver
1942 Eagle Squadron as Black Watch officer
1941 Confirm or Deny as Updyke (scenes deleted)
1940 The House of the Seven Gables as Fuller
1940 The Invisible Man Returns as Willie Spears
1939 We Are Not Alone as Archdeacon
1939 The Four Just Men as Sir Hamar Ryman M.P.
1937 The Wife of General Ling as Governor
1937 For Valour as General
1933 The Wandering Jew as Knight (uncredited)
1933 Loyalties as Gen. Canynge
1932 In a Monastery Garden as Count Romano
1931 Stamboul as Bouchier
1930 Caste as Capt. Hawtree

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