Edward Hibbert, June 2007
9 September 1955 |
Long Island, New York, United States
|Education||Royal Academy of Dramatic Art|
|Occupation||Actor, literary agent|
Edward Hibbert (born 9 September 1955) is an American-born English actor and literary agent. He is best known for his role as 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.
Hibbert was born in Long Island, New York, the son of actor Geoffrey Hibbert. He has one sister. 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.
Hibbert has appeared on Broadway and in major regional theatre productions, worked in television as a series regular and guest star and also had roles in major films. In 1993 he won an Obie Award for his co-starring role of “Sterling” in Paul Rudnick’s Jeffrey. 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. 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. He guest-starred on TV shows including Cosby, Murder, She Wrote, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. 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.
He is also a literary agent and a partner in the literary agency Donadio & Olsen, Inc. He has authors Chuck Palahniuk, Christopher Bram, Steven DeRosa, and Ed Sikov among his clients and has also represented film rights for Fight Club and Gods and Monsters plus others.
|1982||Britannia Hospital||Theatre Surgeon|
|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|
|2003||Uptown Girls||Christies' Rep|
|2004||The Lion King 1½||Zazu (voice)||(Direct-to-video)|
|A Different Loyalty||Sir Michael Strickland|
|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)|
|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"|
|2011||Star Wars: The Old Republic||Lt. Talos Drellik (voice)|
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- Edward Hibbert official website
- Edward Hibbert at the Internet Movie Database
- Edward Hibbert at the Internet Broadway Database
- Production: The Drowsy Chaperone—Working in the Theatre Seminar video at American Theatre Wing.org, April 2006
- Donadio & Olson, Inc.