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Ian Abercrombie

Ian Abercrombie
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Ian Abercrombie Biography

Ian Abercrombie (11 September 1934 – 26 January 2012) was an English actor.

Abercrombie was known for playing Alfred Pennyworth in Birds of Prey. He appeared as Elaine Benes's boss, Justin Pitt, during the sixth season of Seinfeld, and as Rupert Cananaugh, Ian Hainsworth's butler, in Desperate Housewives. He is also known as Professor Crumbs in the TV Series Wizards of Waverly Place.

Early life

Abercrombie was born on 11 September 1934 in Grays, Essex, England. He began his theatrical career during the Blitz in World War II. After his footwork years during which he earned Bronze, Silver and Gold medals in stage dancing, he performed in London, Scotland, Ireland and the Netherlands. He moved to the United States aged 17. He made his American stage debut in 1955 in a production of Stalag 17 with Jason Robards and Jules Munshin. Many plays in summer stock, regional and off-Broadway followed in a variety of theatrical offerings, from revues to Shakespeare (in a particularly low period, he worked as a magician's assistant for $10 a performance).

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    Star Wars: The Clone Wars U.S. Premiere - Arrivals

  • Ian Abercrombie

    Star Wars: The Clone Wars U.S. Premiere - Arrivals

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    Star Wars: The Clone Wars U.S. Premiere - Arrivals

  • Ian Abercrombie

    Star Wars: The Clone Wars U.S. Premiere - Arrivals

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