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John Bluthal

John Bluthal was a comic actor best known for the role of Frank Pickle in the BBC sitcom The Vicar of Dibley and for his work with Spike Milligan in the Q series. He also appeared in several films including the Carry On movies, The Pink Panther movies, A Hard Day's Night, Help!, The Fifth Element and Hail, Caesar! He was born in Poland in 1929 and emigrated with his family to Australia when he was a child. In the early 60s, Bluthal moved to the UK to follow his acting career and returned to Australia in later years. He passed away on 15th November, 2018 at the age of 89.

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Aug 12, 1929 In Malopolskie, Poland
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
Movie Jungle 2017-06-27
Latest Project:
In the series The Avengers 1961-01-07
Known For
Poster of Stan and George's New Life
Poster of Home Sweet Home
Poster of Franklin River Journey
Poster of Fireball XL5
Movie Jungle Uncle Nissim
Movie British Sitcom: 60 Years of Laughing at Ourselves Frank Pickle (archive footage) (uncredited)
Movie Hail, Caesar! Professor Marcuse
Series Spirited Rocco
Movie Love's Brother Pepe
Movie Beware of Greeks Bearing Guns Stephanos
Movie RPM Grinkstein
Movie Dark City Karl Harris
Series Jonathan Creek Unknown
Movie The Fifth Element Professor Pacoli
Movie Spellbreaker: Secret of the Leprechauns Michael Dennehy
Movie Spike Himself
Movie Leapin' Leprechauns Michael Dennehy
Series The Vicar of Dibley Frank Pickle
Movie A Pinch of Snuff Maurice Arany
Series Blue Heelers Unknown
Series Virtual Murder Unknown
Movie Stan and George's New Life Stan Senior
Series One Foot In the Grave Unknown
Series Inspector Morse Unknown
Movie Labyrinth Goblin (voice) (as John Bluthel)
Series Lovejoy Unknown
Series Super Gran Inside Legg The Tailor
Movie Squaring the Circle Babiuch
Movie The Return of Captain Invincible Unknown
Movie Superman III Pisa Vendor
Series Taggart Unknown
Series There's A Lot Of It About Unknown
Movie Alison's Birthday Dean Findlay
Series Home Sweet Home Enzo Pacelli
Movie Touch and Go Anatole
Movie Franklin River Journey Narrator
Movie Design for Living Ernest Friedman
Movie The Irishman
Movie Revenge of the Pink Panther Guard at Cemetery
Movie Spaghetti Two-Step Unknown
Movie That's Carry On! Royal Taylor
Movie Mrs. Acland's Ghosts Mr. Mockler
Series Rumpole of the Bailey Unknown
Movie The Return of the Pink Panther Blind Beggar
Movie The Great McGonagall various
Movie The Over-Amorous Artist Pakistani Salesman
Series Playhouse Unknown
Movie The Flying Sorcerer Uncle Charlie
Movie Digby, the Biggest Dog in the World Jerry
Movie Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width Unknown
Movie Nightmare Unknown
Series The Goodies Unknown
Movie Doctor in Trouble Cabbie
Series Q... Unknown
Movie A Talent for Loving
Movie The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom Judge
Series Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width Unknown
Movie A Ghost of a Chance Unknown
Movie Carry on Follow That Camel Corporal Clotski
Movie Casino Royale Casino Doorman & MI5. Man
Series Man in a Suitcase Unknown
Movie A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Roman Chief Guard
Movie Help! Bhuta
Movie The Knack... and How to Get It Angry Father
Movie A Hard Day's Night Car Thief
Movie Carry On Spying Head Waiter/Voice of Dr Crow
Movie Father Came Too! Robert the Bruce
Movie This Is My Street Joe
Movie Doctor in Distress Railway Porter (uncredited)
Movie The Mouse on the Moon Von Neidell
Series Fireball XL5 Unknown
Series The Saint Ziggy Zaglan
Series It's a Square World Unknown
Series The Avengers Unknown