John Bluthal Biography (1929-)

Born 1929 in Galicia, Poland; immigrated to Australia, 1938, then to England,1956.

Actor, writer
Birth Details
Galicia, Poland

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Joe, This Is My Street, Warner Bros./Pathe, 1963
  • Railway porter, Doctor in Distress, Rank, 1963
  • Robert the Bruce, We Want to Live Alone (also known as Father Came Too!), Rank, 1963
  • (As John Bluthall) Von Neidel, The Mouse on the Moon, United Artists, 1963
  • Car thief, A Hard Day's Night, United Artists, 1964
  • Maitre d', Carry on Spying (also known as Agent Oooh!), Pathe, 1964
  • Bhuta, Help! (also known as Eight Arms to Hold You), UnitedArtists, 1965
  • Father, The Knack ... and How to Get It (also known as The Knack), Lopert, 1965
  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, United Artists, 1966
  • Casino doorman, Casino Royale (also known as Charles K. Feldman's Casino Royale), Columbia, 1967
  • Corporal Clotski, Follow That Camel (also known as Carry on--Follow That Camel, Carry on in the Legion, and Carry on up the Legion), Rank, 1967
  • Dr. Pinto, Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River, Columbia, 1968
  • Judge, The Bliss of Miss Blossom, Paramount, 1968
  • Taxi driver, Doctor in Trouble, Rank, 1970
  • Royal tailor, Carry on Henry VIII (also known as Carry on Henry), Rank/American International Pictures, 1971
  • Captain John Tredinnick, Nightmare, 1972
  • British soldier, Hercules Paint, judge, MacDuff, McLain, Mr. Giles, police officer, and sheriff, The Great McGonagall, Scotia, 1974
  • Jerry, Digby, the Biggest Dog in the World, Cinerama, 1974
  • Pakistani salesperson, The Over-Amorous Artist, 1974
  • Uncle Charlie, The Flying Sorcerer, Children's Film, 1974
  • Blind beggar, The Return of the Pink Panther, United Artists, 1975
  • Professor Jurgen Notafreud, Fantasm (also known as Fantale), Australian International Films/TLN Film Productions, 1976
  • Cemetery guard, Revenge of the Pink Panther, United Artists, 1978
  • Dave, The Irishman, Australian Film Commission, 1978
  • Uncle Dean, Alison's Birthday, David Hannay Productions, 1979
  • Anatole Sushinsky, Touch and Go, Mutiny Pictures, 1980
  • Deli owner, The Return of Captain Invincible (also known as Legend in Leotards), Willara, 1983
  • Vendor at Pisa, Superman III, Warner Bros., 1983
  • Squaring the Circle, 1983
  • Voice of the goblin, Labyrinth, TriStar, 1986
  • Stan senior, Stan and George's New Life, Lea Films, 1991
  • Mike Dennehy, Leapin' Leprechauns!, Paramount Home Video, 1995
  • Mike Dennehy, Spellbreaker: Secret of the Leprechauns (also knownas Leapin' Leprechauns 2!), Paramount Home Video, 1996
  • Grinkstein, R.P.M., New City Releasing, 1997
  • Professor Pacoli, The Fifth Element (also known as The 5th Element and Le cinquieme element), Columbia/TriStar, 1997
  • Karl Harris, Dark City (also known as Dark Empire and Dark World), New Line Cinema, 1998
  • Fovou tous Ellines (also known as Beware of Greeks Bearing Arms and Beware of Greeks Bearing Guns), Trident Releasing, 2000
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Regular, It's a Square World, BBC, 1960-1964
  • Voice of Commander Zero and other voices, Fireball XL5, AssociatedTelevision and Incorporated Television Company, 1962-1963
  • Various roles, The Mavis Bramston Show, [Australia], 1965
  • Manny Cohen, Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width, Associated British Picture Corporation, 1967-1968 then Thames Television, 1968-1971
  • Various characters, Q5, BBC-2, 1969
  • On in Color, BBC, 1970
  • Orthodox Jew, The Melting Pot, BBC, 1975
  • Various characters, Q6, BBC-2, 1975
  • Various characters, The Off Show (also known as The Of Show), 1977
  • Various characters, Q7, BBC-2, 1978
  • Various characters, Q8, BBC-2, 1979
  • Various characters, Q9, BBC-2, 1980
  • Enzo Pacelli, Home Sweet Home, Australian Broadcasting Corporationand Thames Television, 1980-1982
  • There's a Lot of It About, BBC-2, 1982
  • Krassin, Reilly-Ace of Spies, Thames Television and Euston Films,1983
  • Angus, The Life and Loves of a She Devil, BBC-2, 1986
  • Rich Australian, In Sickness and in Health, BBC, c. 1989-90.
  • Frank Pickle, The Vicar of Dibley, BBC, 1994
  • Movies
  • Joseph Litchin, Ride on Stranger, BBC, 1979
  • Babiuch, Squaring the Circle, 1984
  • Time and Tide, 1999
  • Specials
  • Milligan in Autumn, BBC, 1972
  • Milligan in Winter, BBC, 1972
  • Milligan in Spring, BBC, 1973
  • Milligan in Summer, BBC, 1973
  • The Last Turkey in the Shop Show, BBC, 1974
  • Sam Nicholls, "Meriel, the Ghost Girl" (also known as "The Mind Beyond: Meriel, the Ghost Girl"), BBC-2 Playhouse, BBC-2, 1976
  • Himself and interviewee, Spike, 1996
  • Episodic
  • Citizen James, BBC, 1960
  • Radio voice, "The Radio Ham," Hancock's Half-Hour, BBC, 1961
  • "Sykes and a Bath," Sykes, BBC, 1961
  • "Sykes and a Mission," Sykes, BBC, 1961
  • "The Early Call," Hancock, Associated Television, 1963
  • Guido Naccaro, "Damsel in Distress," The Saint, Associated Television and Incorporated Television Company, 1965
  • Sergei Ivenko, "Two's a Crowd," The Avengers, Associated British Picture Corporation, 1965
  • Ziggy Zaglan, "The Happy Suicide," The Saint, Associated Television and Incorporated Television Company, 1965
  • "The Long Long Day," The Baron, Associated Television and Incorporated Television Company, 1966
  • "Jigsaw Man," Man in a Suitcase, Incorporated Television Company,1967
  • "The Visitors," City '68, Granada Television, 1968
  • Major Cheesburger, "Clown Virus," The Goodies, BBC, 1975
  • Newsman, "Wild Goose Chase," Bluey, 1976
  • Tailor from London, "Bols Gin and Onion Sellers," 'Allo 'Allo!, BBC, 1984
  • Solly Salmon, "The Return of the Invisible Man," Minder, Thames Television and Euston Films, 1985
  • Edward Emanuelson, "My Name's Sergeant Bergerac: Part 2," Bergerac, BBC, 1990
  • The high priest, "Tut Tut," T-Bag and the Pearls of Wisdom, 1990
  • Mr. Jellinek, "I'll Retire to Bedlam," One Foot in the Grave, BBC,1990
  • Gaston LeBlanc, "Rumpole a la Carte," Rumpole of the Bailey, Thames Television, 1991
  • Tonu, "A Torch for Silverado," Virtual Murder, 1992
  • Victor Ignotas, "Twilight of the Gods," Inspector Morse, Central Television, 1993
  • Popov, "Fruit of the Desert," Lovejoy, BBC, 1994
  • Jack Holiday, "Jack in the Box," Jonathan Creek, BBC, 1997
  • Appeared as Barber, "Brushes at Dawn," Last of the Summer Wine, BBC; appeared in "The Blood Donor," Hancock. Also appeared in Birds of a Feather, BBC; and in George and the Dragon, Associated Television.
  • Pilots
  • Manny Cohen, "Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width" (also known as "Armchair Theatre: Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width"), Armchair Theatre, Associated British Picture Corporation, 1967
  • "Last of the Summer Wine," Comedy Playhouse, BBC, 1973
  • Stage Appearances
  • Mother Courage, National Theatre, London, 1995
  • Radio Appearances
  • Regular, The Milligan Papers, BBC Radio 4, 1985
  • Teleplays
  • Movies
  • Justin Thyme, 1964

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