Ernie Sabella Biography ((?)-)

Full name, Ernest Sabella; born in Westchester, NY; married; wife's nameCheryl. Addresses: Agent: Gage Group, Inc., 9255 Sunset Blvd., Suite 515, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Stage Appearances
  • (As Ernest Sabella) Larry, Broadway, Equity Library Theatre, New York City, 1973
  • Lee, A Nestless Bird, New Dramatists Inc., New York City, 1974
  • Tobias, Eames, and Watson, "... Twenty Years of Furniture," New Dramatists Inc., 1974
  • Second friar, Veil of Infamy, New Dramatists Inc., 1974
  • Little Harp, The Robber Bridegroom, Theatre at St. Clement's Church, New York City, 1974, then as Big Harp, Biltmore Theatre, New York City, 1976
  • The Robber Bridegroom, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, LosAngeles, 1976, then Ford's Theatre Society, Washington, DC, 1978, laterAlliance Theatre, Atlanta, GA, 1979
  • Grumio, The Taming of the Shrew, Equity Library Theatre, 1978
  • Richard III, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, 1981
  • Whitney Wilson, Little Johnny Jones, Alvin Theatre, New York City,1982
  • Marcus Lycus, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, St.James Theatre, New York City, 1996
  • Amos Hart, Chicago, Broadway production, 1998
  • Also appeared as Harry the Horse in Guys and Dolls, Broadway production.
  • Major Tours
  • Amos Hart, Chicago, U.S. cities, 1998
  • Film Appearances
  • Ballistics expert, City Heat, Warner Bros., 1984
  • Hotel clerk, Tough Guys, Buena Vista, 1986
  • Dr. Harrison, Fright Night, Part II, New Century/Vista, 1988
  • The mole, Going Under, 1990
  • Faith, 1990
  • Voice of Pumbaa, The Lion King (animated), 1994
  • Car salesman, Quiz Show, 1994
  • Stash, Roommates, 1995
  • Voice of Pumbaa, Stand by Me (animated musical short), 1995
  • Aldo Hooper, In and Out, Paramount, 1997
  • Maury, Mouse Hunt, DreamWorks Distribution, 1997
  • Voice of Pumbaa, The Lion King II: Simba's Pride (animated), Buena Vista Home Video, 1998
  • Getaway driver, The Out-of-Towners, Paramount, 1999
  • Also appeared in The Truman Show.
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Lou Donatelli, It's Your Move, NBC, 1984-85
  • Donald "Twinkie" Twinkacetti, Perfect Strangers, ABC, 1986-87
  • Vito Carteri, Roxie, CBS, 1987
  • Leon Carosi, Saved by the Bell, 1991
  • Voice of Pumbaa, Timon and Pumbaa (animated; also known as TheLion King's Timon and Pumbaa), The Disney Channel, 1995
  • Leo, Encore! Encore! NBC, 1998
  • Episodic
  • Ed Halstead, "The Man Who Came Forever," Newhart, 1983
  • Ed Halstead, "The Looks of Love," Newhart, 1983
  • Franklin, "Vera the Horse Thief," Alive, 1983
  • "View from the Bench," Newhart, 1983
  • "The Stratford Wives," Newhart, 1983
  • Pauli, "Moon over Uranus: The Final Legacy," Hill Street Blues, 1983
  • Elroy Kramer, "Parents Night," Punky Brewster, NBC, 1984
  • "Vicky's Song," Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer, 1984
  • Stan, "Whodunit?" Cheers, CBS, 1985
  • Pauli, "Queen for a Day," Hill Street Blues, 1985
  • Santo Carbone, "Love Thy Neighbor," Cheers, CBS, 1985
  • "What Are Friends For?" Hill Street Blues, 1985
  • Clyde Whitney, Hardcastle and McCormick, ABC, 1985
  • Ben, Different Strokes, ABC, 1985
  • Bo, "Parade Rest," Benson, ABC, 1986
  • Talbot, The Last Precinct, NBC, 1986
  • Mr. Pond, "Peggy Sue Got Work," Married with Children, Fox, 1987
  • Richard Dinsmore, "Monkey Business," She's the Sheriff, syndicated, 1987
  • Pauli, "It Ain't Over Till It's Over," Hill Street Blues,1987
  • "Turning Point," Hunter, 1987
  • Angelo, The Law and Harry McGraw, CBS, 1988
  • Al Fresco, Sledge Hammer! ABC, 1988
  • Mr. Palmer, Mr. Belvedere, ABC, 1988
  • "Dismore's Wedding," She's the Sheriff, syndicated, 1988
  • Manny, "Catch a Falling Star--May 21, 1979," Quantum Leap, ABC, 1989
  • George Shipman, A Fine Romance, CBS, 1989
  • Flipper, "Cub Scouts and Horses and Whiskers on Kittens," Good Grief, 1990
  • Ernie, "Men Don't Heal," Coach, ABC, 1990
  • Tyrone, "The Big Bang Theory," Good Grief, 1991
  • Mo, "The Last Temptation of Marlene," Babes, 1991
  • Julian, "Small," Murphy Brown, CBS, 1991
  • Phil, Major Dad, CBS, 1991
  • A Different World, NBC, 1991
  • Coach Meany, Davis Rules, ABC, 1991
  • Naked man, "The Subway," Seinfeld, NBC, 1992
  • Maurice, "'Til Death Do Us Part," Mad about You, 1994
  • Harland Bassett, "Legacy," The Practice, ABC, 1999
  • Mort Diamond, Malcolm and Eddie, UPN, 1999
  • Lou Keppler, "The Good Doctor," Providence, 2000
  • Harland Bassett, "Brothers' Keepers," The Practice, ABC, 2000
  • Voice of Pumbaa, "Find Out Why," One Saturday Morning (animated; also known as Disney's One Saturday Morning), ABC, 2000
  • Also appeared in episodes of Cagney and Lacey, Domestic Life, It's a Living, and Knots Landing.
  • Specials
  • Overalls, I'm Home, Fox, 1990
  • Guys and Dolls off the Record, PBS, 1992
  • Song performer, "Hakuna Matata" and "Circle of Life," The 67th AnnualAcademy Awards, 1995
  • The Walt Disney World Very Merry Christmas Parade, ABC, 1996
  • A Magical Walt Disney World Christmas, The Disney Channel, 1997
  • Movies
  • Sam Gropper, Copacabana, CBS, 1985
  • Arnold Mayer, Just My Imagination, NBC, 1992
  • Mr. Bundles, Annie, ABC, 1999
  • Pilots
  • Vlastock Spoltechzep, 13 Thirteenth Avenue, CBS, 1983
  • Harry Pike, 100 Centre Street, ABC, 1984
  • Pins and Needles, Fox, 1995
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Song performer, "Hakuna Matata," Timon and Pumbaa (animated; alsoknown as The Lion King's Timon and Pumbaa), The Disney Channel, 1995

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