Ian Wolfe

Biography

Date of Birth 4 November 1896, Canton, Illinois, USA Date of Death 23 January 1992, Los Angeles, California, USA (natural causes) Height 5' 9" (1.75 m) Mini Biography Respected character actor whose on-screen work included everything from Shakespeare to Dick Tracy (1990) (his last film). After a long apprenticeship in the theatre, the 38-year-old Wolfe finally debuted in films in The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934), recreating his Broadway role. He then toiled away steadily in Hollywood for the next several decades, working as a supporting player in literally hundreds of film and TV productions well into his 90s. Though capable of a wide range of parts, Wolfe's gentle, patrician manner found him most often cast as a butler, a minister or a kindly doctor. He finally gained his greatest fame at the age of 85, effortlessly stealing scenes as Mama Carlson's doddering yet feisty butler "Hirsch" in several episodes of the MTM sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati" (1978). IMDb Mini Biography By: Rudyard Kennedy Spouse Elizabeth ? (? - ?) 2 daughters Trivia Wrote and self-published two books of poetry titled, "Forty-Four Scribbles & A Prayer: Lyrics & Ballads" & "Sixty Ballads & Lyrics In Search of Music". Served as a volunteer Medical Sargeant during World War I. Personal Quotes "Mostly, they know the face, but they don't know the name. Some people are funny. Some are nice. They don't try to take up your time. They say, 'I see you a lot and I sure enjoy you' and they're gone. It's my voice, too, that people recognize. I had no idea that my voice is distinctive in any way. But people will say, 'I knew you by your voice' ." (on being recognized in public) "My face in repose is either very sad or menacing."

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Birth Place

Canton, Illinois, États-Unis

Birth Date

11/4/1896

Death Date

1/23/1992
Known For
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Ta' livet af kællingen

Justice of the Peace

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The Bold Caballero

The Priest

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The Magnificent Yankee

Adams

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Diary of a Madman

Pierre

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Nightmare

James - Abbington's Butler

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We Who Are Young

Judge

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Mask of the Avenger

Signor Donner

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Murder in the Blue Room

Edwards

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Mae West

Dorset

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The Earl of Chicago

Reading Clerk (as Ian Wulf)

Starring In
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La La Land

Dr. Minton (voice) (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Una

Packing Staff

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Dick Tracy

Forger

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Checking Out

Mr. D'Amato

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Creator

Prof. Brauer

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Mae West

Dorset

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Jinxed!

Morley

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Reds

Mr. Partlow

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Up the Academy

Commandant Causeway

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The Frisco Kid

Father Joseph

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Mean Dog Blues

Judge

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The Seniors

Mr. Bleiffer

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Dynasty

Dr. Klauber

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Mr. Sycamore

Abner / Arnie

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I Wonder Who's Killing Her Now?

Philips the Butler

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Ta' livet af kællingen

Justice of the Peace

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Homebodies

Mr. Loomis

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The Terminal Man

Priest

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La Figlia del Diavolo

Father MacHugh

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THX 1138

PTO

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The Andersonville Trial

Court-martial board member

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Games

Dr. Edwards

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Diary of a Madman

Pierre

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The Wonderful World of the Brother's Grimm

Gruber

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All In A Night's Work

O'Hara

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The Lost World

Burton White

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Pollyanna

Mr. Neely

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Witness for the Prosecution

Carter

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Moonfleet

Tewkesbury

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The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell

President Calvin Coolidge

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Rebel Without a Cause

Dr. Minton

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Sincerely Yours

Mr. Rojeck (uncredited)

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The King's Thief

Fell

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Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Rev. Elcott

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About Mrs. Leslie

Mr. Pope

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Her Twelve Men

Roger Frane

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The Silver Chalice

Theron

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Houdini

Malue

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Scandal at Scourie

Councilman Hurdwell

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Julius Caesar

Ligarius

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99 River Street

Waldo Daggett

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Theaterfieber

Mr. Bagley

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Young Bess

Stranger (uncredited)

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The Captive City

Rev. Nash

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Les Miserables

Presiding Judge (uncredited)

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Here Comes the Groom

Uncle Adam

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A Place in the Sun

Dr. Wyeland (uncredited)

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Mask of the Avenger

Signor Donner

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The Great Caruso

Hutchins

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On Dangerous Ground

Sheriff Carrey

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The Magnificent Yankee

Adams

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No Way Out

Watkins (uncredited)

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Emergency Wedding

Dr. White (uncredited)

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The Earl of Chicago

Reading Clerk (as Ian Wulf)

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Fortunes of Captain Blood / Captain Pirate (Midnite Movies Double Feature)

Viceroy

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Flammendes Tal

Mr. Henderson

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Manhandled

Charlie, a Fence (uncredited)

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My Friend Irma

Minister (uncredited)

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Homicide

Fritz - Police Lab Man (uncredited)

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Bride of Vengeance

Councillor (uncredited)

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Colorado Territory aka Vogelfrei

Homer Wallace

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They Live by Night

Hawkins

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The Miracle Of The Bells

Grave Digger (uncredited)

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Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

Smith

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Silver River

Process Server (uncredited)

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Johnny Belinda

Rector (uncredited)

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Julia Misbehaves

Hobson

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Drei kleine Biester

Martin, Nelson's 2nd Butler (uncredited)

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Desire Me

Dr. Poulin (uncredited)

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California

President James K. Polk (uncredited)

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Pursued

Coroner (uncredited)

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Wild Harvest

Martin (uncredited)

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Without Reservations

Charlie Gibbs (uncredited)

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Bedlam

Sidney Long

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Tomorrow is Forever

Norton

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Tres Extraños

Gillkie the Barrister (uncredited)

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The Falcon's Adventure

J.D. Denison

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The Verdict

Jury Foreman (uncredited)

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Zombies on Broadway

Prof. Hopkins

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Confidential Agent

Dr. Bellows

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A Song to Remember

Pleyel's Clerk (uncredited)

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The Brighton Strangler

Lord Mayor Herman Brandon R. Clive

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Strange Confession

Frederick, Brandon's Butler (uncredited)

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Love Letters

Vicar (uncredited)

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Counter-Attack

Ostrovski (uncredited)

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In Society

Butler (uncredited)

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Sherlock Holmes in Pearl of Death

Amos Hodder

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The Invisible Man's Revenge

Feeney

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Sherlock Holmes and The Scarlet Claw

Drake

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The Impostor

Sgt. Clerk

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Wilson

Reporter (uncredited)

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The White Cliffs of Dover

Skipper of Honeymoon Boat (uncredited)

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Murder in the Blue Room

Edwards

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Corvette K-225

Paymaster Commander (uncredited)

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Holy Matrimony

Strawley (uncredited)

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Sherlock Holmes in Washington

Antique Store Clerk (uncredited)

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Flesh and Fantasy

Librarian (uncredited)

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The Man from Down Under

Returning Soldier Seeking Father Antoine (uncredited)

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Government Girl

Thomas (uncredited)

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The Moon is Down

Joseph (uncredited)

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Random Harvest

Registrar of Births (uncredited)

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Mrs. Miniver

Dentist (uncredited)

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Nightmare

James - Abbington's Butler

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Now, Voyager

Lloyd (uncredited)

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Saboteur

Robert

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Love Crazy

Sanity Hearing Doctor (uncredited)

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Hudson's Bay

Mayor

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The Son of Monte Cristo

Conrad Stadt (as Ian Mac Wolfe)

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Foreign Correspondent

Stiles

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We Who Are Young

Judge

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Abe Lincolin in Illinois

Horace Greeley (uncredited)

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The Return of Doctor X

Cemetery Caretaker (uncredited)

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Blondie Brings Up Baby

Police Judge (uncredited)

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Fast and Loose

Wilkes

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Allegheny Uprising

Mr. Poole

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You Can't Take It with You

Kirby's Secretary (uncredited)

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The Prince and the Pauper

Proprietor of Thieves' Booth (as Ian Wolf)

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The Firefly

Izquierdo (uncredited)

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Maytime

Court Official (uncredited)

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The Emperor's Candlesticks

Leon - a Conspirator (as Ien Wulf)

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Marie Walewska

Prince Metternich (uncredited)

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The Bold Caballero

The Priest

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Romeo and Juliet

Apothecary (uncredited)

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Mutiny on the Bounty

Maggs

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Mad Love

Henry Orlac, Stephen's Stepfather (uncredited)

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The Raven

Col. Bertram Grant (Credits) / Geoffrey 'Pinky'

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Clive of India

Mr. Kent (uncredited)

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Las Vírgenes de Wimpole Street

Harry Bevan

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The Fountain

Van Arkel

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El Hijo de Robin de los Bosques

Lord Mortimer

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