Henry Polic II

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Henry Albert Polic II
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Born (1945-02-20)February 20, 1945
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Died August 11, 2013(2013-08-11) (aged 68)
Sherman Oaks, California
Occupation Actor
Years active 1975–2004

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.

In 1975, Polic was a regular cast member on the short-lived, Mel Brooks-created 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 Dick Clark and John Davidson-hosted editions of The $100,000 Pyramid for producer Bob Stewart. Polic also 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.[1] 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).[1]

Polic died on August 11, 2013 of cancer.[2] His interment was at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona.


  1. ^ a b "Four Decades of Scrooge". St. Petersburg Times. December 12, 1997. p. 16. Polic hosted Celebrity Double Talk and was a semi-regular on the $100,000 Pyramid 
  2. ^ "Veteran Actor Henry Polic II Dies at Age 68". Retrieved August 12, 2013. 

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