Henry Polic II
|Henry Albert Polic II|
|Born||February 20, 1945|
|Died||August 11, 2013 (aged 68)|
Sherman Oaks, California
Henry Albert Polic II (February 20, 1945 – August 11, 2013) was an American stage, screen, and voice actor, best known as Jerry Silver on Webster.
He earned his Master of Fine Arts degree from Florida State University and later served in the military police at Fort Riley in Kansas. While at Florida State University he starred in many stage productions including Our Town. He also was an active member of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. In 1975, Polic was a regular cast member on Mel Brooks' short-lived television comedy, When Things Were Rotten.
In the 1980s, Polic was often seen as a celebrity guest player on various game shows. His most frequent guest spots were on the various incarnations of Pyramid, as he appeared multiple times on The $25,000 Pyramid and the editions of The $100,000 Pyramid hosted by Dick Clark and John Davidson for producer Bob Stewart. Polic did various other work for Stewart, hosting the game show Double Talk in 1986, a pilot for a revival of Stewart's Eye Guess called Eye Q in 1988, and sharing announcing duties with Johnny Gilbert and Dean Goss on the latter edition of The $100,000 Pyramid. His specialties included foreign and regional accents, ballroom dancing and baritone singing.
From the early 1990s until his death, Polic was perhaps best known as the original British-accented voice of the Scarecrow in Batman: The Animated Series. Originally he had a deep, gruff voice, but later made his voice a bit higher for the role. Polic also worked at Florida State University as a guest star in the School of Theatre's production of A Christmas Carol, playing Scrooge in 1996. In addition to his game show appearances, Polic himself hosted Double Talk (1986–87).
|1975||When Things Were Rotten||Sheriff of Nottingham||13 Episodes|
|1976||The Bionic Woman||The Man||Episode: "Bionic Beauty"|
|1979||Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo||Additional Voices|
|1988||Top Cat and the Beverly Hills Cats||Snerdly (voice)||Television film|
|1988||Superman||Wildsharkk (voice)||Episode: "Wildsharkk/To Play or Not to Play"|
|1983-1989||Webster||Jerry Silver / The Devil||66 Episodes|
|1982-1989||The Smurfs||Tracker Smurf (voice)||3 Episodes|
|1988-1989||Fantastic Max||Additional Voices||3 Episodes|
|1989-1990||Paddington Bear||Sir Sealy Bloom (voice)||2 Episodes|
|1990||The Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho Panda||Additional Voices||Episode: "Pity the Poor Pirate"|
|1990||Midnight Patrol: Adventures in the Dream Zone||Additional Voices||13 Episodes|
|1991||Yo Yogi!||Baba Looey (voice)||9 Episodes|
|1992||Tom & Jerry Kids||Additional Voices||Episode: "Penthouse Mouse/12 Angry Sheep/The Ant Attack"|
|1993||I Yabba-Dabba Do!||Seagull Writer (voice)||Television film|
|1992-1994||Batman: The Animated Series||Scarecrow / Dr. Jonathan Crane (voice)||5 Episodes|
|1994||Mighty Max||Nemo (voice)||Episode: "Around the World in Eighty Arms"|
|2003||She Spies||Michael Osborne||Episode: "Gone Bad"|
- "Veteran Actor Henry Polic II Dies at Age 68". Broadway Worldwide. August 12, 2013. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
- "Four Decades of Scrooge". St. Petersburg Times. December 12, 1997. p. 16. Retrieved 25 September 2017. (Subscription required (help)).
Polic hosted Celebrity Double Talk and was a semi-regular on the $100,000 Pyramid
- "Character Actor Henry Polic II Dies at 68". Variety. August 12, 2013. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
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