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Guy Siner

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Guy Siner
Siner in November 2010
Born (1947-10-16) October 16, 1947 (age 76)
Years active1972–present
RelativesSimon Cadell (cousin)
Selina Cadell (cousin)

Guy Domville Siner (born October 16, 1947) is an English-American actor best known for his role as Lieutenant Hubert Gruber in 'Allo 'Allo! and Dr. Mittenhand in Leprechaun 4: In Space.

Early life[edit]

Guy Domville Siner was born in New York City on October 16, 1947, the son of an English mother from Bexhill-on-Sea and an American father from Manhattan. He is a cousin of English actors Simon and Selina Cadell. His mother wanted him to be educated in England, so the family settled there when he was five years old. After attending St Edmund's School in Hindhead, he moved to London to receive training as an actor at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art.


Siner's TV credits include Z Cars, Softly, Softly: Taskforce, Doctor Who (Genesis of the Daleks), I, Claudius, Secret Army, You Rang, M'Lord?, 'Allo 'Allo!, The Brittas Empire, Seinfeld, Knots Landing: Back to the Cul-de-Sac, Babylon 5, Martial Law, Diagnosis: Murder, That's My Bush!, Star Trek: Enterprise, ChuckleVision, Family Tree and The Crown. Siner is one of ten actors to appear in both the Star Trek and Doctor Who franchises.

One of his early television roles was a 1979 episode of Secret Army, of which 'Allo 'Allo! was a parody. The episode was entitled "A Safe Place", with Siner appearing as a German Intelligence Officer.

In 1980, Siner portrayed director Mack Sennett in The Biograph Girl, a short-lived West End musical about the silent film era.

He was originally set to voice the villain Man Ray in the SpongeBob SquarePants season 2 episode "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy III",[1] but was replaced by John Rhys-Davies.

In 2006, Siner appeared in two films by writer-director David Roden, Beginner's Please and The Resurrectionist. From June to July 2007, he reprised his role of Lieutenant Gruber in the stage play of 'Allo 'Allo!, for Twelfth Night Theatre in Brisbane, alongside Gorden Kaye and Sue Hodge, playing their original roles of René Artois and Mimi Labonq. The other characters were portrayed by various Australian actors, including Katy Manning, Steven Tandy and Jason Gann.[2]

Personal life[edit]

After 'Allo 'Allo! ended in 1992, Siner moved to Los Angeles. He later returned to England and settled in Chesham, where he was reportedly engaged to a local actress in 2004.[3]

Other ventures[edit]

Siner voiced several Star Wars video games:

He worked as a script editor on two expanded universe Doctor Who stories in 2008.


Year Title Role Notes
1996 The Disappearance of Kevin Johnson Fred Barratt
1997 Lost Highway Prison Official #1
Playing God Dutch Businessman
Big City Blues Dentist
Leprechaun 4: In Space Dr. Mittenhand Direct-to-video
2000 Return to the Secret Garden Lord Craven
2001 Megiddo: The Omega Code 2 British Leader
2002 Bug Maitre D'
2003 Vlad Ilie
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Harbormaster
2005 The Second Front Archer
2006 Provoked Prosecutor
2011 Ironclad Oaks
2022 'Allo 'Allo! Forty Years of Laughter Himself/Lieutenant Hubert Gruber Documentary


  1. ^ "Guy Siner Audio page".
  2. ^ M/C Reviews (July 8, 2007). "M/C Reviews – Theatre: 'Allo 'Allo – What Went Wrong Here, Then?". Reviews.media-culture.org.au. Archived from the original on December 3, 2013. Retrieved February 2, 2014.
  3. ^ "Huge support for the Chiltern Arts Forum". March 23, 2004.

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