Edward Hibbert

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Edward Hibbert
Edward Hibbert by David Shankbone.jpg
Edward Hibbert, June 2007
Born(1955-09-09) September 9, 1955 (age 59)
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) September 9, 1955 (age 59)
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 September 9, 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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