Edward Hibbert

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Edward Hibbert
Edward Hibbert by David Shankbone.jpg
Edward Hibbert, June 2007
Born(1955-09-09) 9 September 1955 (age 58)
Long Island, New York, United States
EducationRoyal Academy of Dramatic Art
OccupationActor, literary agent
Years active1977–present
ParentsGeoffrey Hibbert
Website
www.EdwardHibbert.com
 
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Edward Hibbert
Edward Hibbert by David Shankbone.jpg
Edward Hibbert, June 2007
Born(1955-09-09) 9 September 1955 (age 58)
Long Island, New York, United States
EducationRoyal Academy of Dramatic Art
OccupationActor, literary agent
Years active1977–present
ParentsGeoffrey Hibbert
Website
www.EdwardHibbert.com

Edward Hibbert (born 9 September 1955) is an American-born English actor and literary agent. He played Gil Chesterton in the TV series Frasier. He is also the voice of Zazu in The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride and The Lion King 1½, replacing Rowan Atkinson.

Early life[edit]

Hibbert was born in Long Island, New York, the son of actor Geoffrey Hibbert. He has one sister.[1] He was brought up in Britain, where he attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He returned to the U.S. in the mid-1980s.

Career[edit]

Acting career[edit]

Hibbert has appeared on Broadway and in major regional theatre productions,[2] worked in television as a series regular and guest star and also had roles in major films.[2] In 1993 he won an Obie Award for his co-starring role of “Sterling” in Paul Rudnick’s Jeffrey.[3] His “Frederick Fellows/Philip Brent” in the National Theatre revival of Noises Off (presented at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre) was called “delightfully discombobulated” by one reviewer.[4] Hibbert was in the Broadway musicals The Drowsy Chaperone and the 2007 premiere of Curtains (which reunited him with his Frasier co-star David Hyde Pierce). His most recent role on Broadway is as “Mr. Praed” (the architect) in Roundabout Theatre’s 2010 production of Mrs. Warren’s Profession starring Cherry Jones.[5] He guest-starred on TV shows including Cosby, Murder, She Wrote, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.[6] but is probably best known for his recurring role on Frasier as Gil Chesterton, KACL’s pompous, effeminate restaurant critic.

As a voice actor, Hibbert has been the voice of Evil the Cat on the Earthworm Jim TV series, and the voice of Zazu in The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride, The Lion King 1½, and the television series Timon & Pumbaa. His appearances in films include The Prestige, Taking Woodstock, and The First Wives Club.[2]

Literary work[edit]

He is also a literary agent and a partner in the literary agency Donadio & Olson, Inc. He has authors Chuck Palahniuk, Christopher Bram, Steven DeRosa, and Ed Sikov among his clients[5] and has also represented film rights for Fight Club and Gods and Monsters plus others.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1982Britannia HospitalTheatre Surgeon
1994The PaperJerry
1996Loch NessScientist(uncredited)
The First Wives ClubMaurice
Everyone Says I Love YouHarry Winston Salesman
1997Hudson River BluesYago
1998The Lion King 2: Simba’s PrideZazu (voice)(Direct-to-video)
2000It Had to Be YouStanley(uncredited)
2001Friends and FamilyRichard Grayson
2002DummyUnemployed Actor
2003Uptown GirlsChristies' Rep
2004The Lion King 1½Zazu (voice)(Direct-to-video)
FakersGordon Fisher
A Different LoyaltySir Michael Strickland
2006The PrestigeAckerman
2007The School FanfarreRobert / Wellington / Ryan / Joe Pedro (voice)(Direct-to-video)
2008Fall Down a SchoolRaphael (voice)
2009I Hope They Serve Beer in HellProfessor
2013Seven PsychopathsRaphael (voice)

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1994–2004FrasierGil Chesterton29 episodes
1995–1996Earthworm JimEvil the Cat (voice)15 episodes
1998–1999Fantasy IslandHarry13 episodes
2010Law & Order: Special Victims UnitNigel PrestwickOne episode: "Shadow"
2013AmbassadorsEquerryOne episode

Video Games[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2011Star Wars: The Old RepublicLt. Talos Drellik (voice)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Edward Hibbert Biography" filmreference.com, accessed November 13, 2011
  2. ^ a b c "Edward Hibbert (Who’s Who)". Playbill.com. Retrieved 2010-10-19. 
  3. ^ King, Susan (1993-11-02). "‘Jeffrey’ Scene-Stealer Making the L.A. Scene". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-10-19. 
  4. ^ Sommer, Elyse (2001-11-07). "Noises Off returns to the Piccadilly Theatre, London to celebrate its twenty first birthday". CurtainUp. Retrieved 2010-10-19. 
  5. ^ a b Kaufman, Joanne (2010-09-10). "Mr. Hibbert's Professions". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2010-10-19. 
  6. ^ Blank, Matthew (2010-10-19). "Playbill.com’s Cue & A: Mrs. Warren’s Profession’s Edward Hibbert". Playbill.com. Retrieved 2010-10-19. 
  7. ^ "Donadio & Olson(Agents)". Donadio & Olson, Inc. Retrieved 2010-10-19. 

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