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 59)
Long Island, New York, United States
Education Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Occupation Actor, literary agent
Years active 1977–present
Parents Geoffrey 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]

Year Title Role Notes
1982 Britannia Hospital Theatre Surgeon
1994 The Paper Jerry
1996 Loch Ness Scientist (uncredited)
The First Wives Club Maurice
Everyone Says I Love You Harry Winston Salesman
1997 Hudson River Blues Yago
1998 The Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride Zazu (voice) (Direct-to-video)
2000 It Had to Be You Stanley (uncredited)
2001 Friends and Family Richard Grayson
2002 Dummy Unemployed Actor
2003 Uptown Girls Christies' Rep
2004 The Lion King 1½ Zazu (voice) (Direct-to-video)
Fakers Gordon Fisher
A Different Loyalty Sir Michael Strickland
2006 The Prestige Ackerman
2007 The School Fanfarre Robert / Wellington / Ryan / Joe Pedro (voice) (Direct-to-video)
2008 Fall Down a School Raphael (voice)
2009 I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell Professor
2013 Seven Psychopaths Raphael (voice)

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1994–2004 Frasier Gil Chesterton 29 episodes
1995–1996 Earthworm Jim Evil the Cat (voice) 15 episodes
1998–1999 Fantasy Island Harry 13 episodes
2010 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Nigel Prestwick One episode: "Shadow"
2013 Ambassadors Equerry One episode

Video Games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2011 Star Wars: The Old Republic Lt. 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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