Dennis, Peter 1933-

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Dennis, Peter 1933-


Born October 25, 1933; married Diane Mercer (an actress), March 24, 1979. Education: Graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, 1965.


Agent—Acme Talent and Literary, 4727 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 333, Los Angeles, CA 90010.


Actor. Appeared in numerous productions at theatres throughout the United Kingdom, including Birmingham Repertory, Liverpool Playhouse, and Cambridge Theatre Company, as well as theatres in the United States, Holland, the Caribbean, and Bermuda. Worked as a personal assistant, Canadian Pacific and Guest, Keen and Nettlefolds. Military service: British army, c. 1951-58, drill and weapons training instructor; personal assistant to director of military operations, War Office, London; personal assistant to general officer commanding the Royal West African Frontier Force, Nigeria; also served in Special Air Service; became sergeant.

Awards, Honors:

Best Ensemble Cast Award (with others), Method Fest, 2007, for Man in the Chair; Silver Award, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Ohio State Achievement of Merit Awards, Audie Award, American Book Publishers Association, and Parents' Choice Gold Award, all for The Complete Works of Winnie-the-Pooh (radio series); Critics Choice Awards, L.A. Weekly Theatre Award, and Drama-Logue Award, all for Bother!


Stage Appearances:

Bother! (one-man show), ADC Theatre, Cambridge University, England, 1976.

Speak of the Devil, A Portrait of the Devil in Literature from Revelations to Bulgakov (one-man show), Oxford Playhouse Theatre, England, then Tamarind Theatre, Los Angeles, both 1993.

Also appeared as title role, Henry V; as Mark Antony, Julius Caesar.

Major Tours:

Bother!, European cities, 1976 and U.S. cities, 1986—.

Film Appearances:

Waiter, Confessions of a Window Cleaner, Columbia, 1974.

Marc, The Stud, Trans America, 1978.

Maitre'd Scandalous, 1984.

Montgomery, A Man Called Sarge, Cannon, 1990.

Winter, The Rainbow Thief, Warner Bros. Home Video, 1990.

Snooty driver, Prehysteria 3, Moonbeam Entertainment, 1995.

Gough, The Effects of Magic, Vision, 1997.

Master, The Emissary: A Biblical Epic (also known as Paul: The Emissary), 1997.

Bus conductor, Second Generation, Second Generation Films, 2000.

Voice of ogre hunter, Shrek (animated), DreamWorks, 2001.

Dr. Flannery, Hellborn (also known as Asylum of the Damned), Paragon Film Group, 2003.

Leslie Brough, Sideways, Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2004.

Voice of voice actor, Eragon, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2006.

Man in the Chair, Outsider Pictures, 2007.

Basil Pennyfarthing, Monster Safari (animated short), 2007.

Mr. Julius, Ten Inch Hero, 2007.

Voice performer, Beowulf (also known as Beowulf: An IMAX 3D Experience and Beowulf: The IMAX Experience), Paramount, 2007.

Television Appearances; Series:

Sutton, Hadleigh's servant, Hadleigh, YTV, 1973-76.

The judge, Hold the Front Page, ITV, 1974.

Dreyfuss, Santa Barbara, 1992.

Reginald, The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. (also known as Brisco County Jr.), Fox, 1993.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill, 1975.

Diomedes, The Cleopatras, BBC, 1983.

Group Captain Massey, The Great Escape II: The Untold Story, NBC, 1988.

General Sir Bernard Montgomery, War and Remembrance, ABC, 1989.

Toastmaster, Prime Suspect (also known as Prime Suspect 1 and Prime Suspect 1: A Price to Pay), PBS, 1990.

Doctor, To Be the Best, CBS, 1992.

Television Appearances; Movies:

(Uncredited) Club owner, Minder on the Orient Express, 1985.

Pete, Young Indiana Jones and the Hollywood Follies, Family Channel, 1994.

Sailor, H.M.S. Pinafore (also known as The Lass That Loved a Sailor), 1997.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Police doctor, "Chain of Guilt," No Hiding Place, ITV, 1965.

Teniente, "The Captain Morales Story," The Rat Catchers, 1966.

Private, "Never, Never Say Die," The Avengers, ABC, 1967.

Television interviewer, "The Deeper You Dig," The Troubleshooters (also known as Mogul), BBC, 1968.

Personal assistant, "The Unquiet Sleep," Detective, BBC, 1968.

Inspector Palmer, "Both Hands Free," Dial M for Murder, BBC, 1974.

Doctor Clegg, "From Here to Eternity," How's Your Father?, ITV, 1975.

Roland, "Five Go Adventuring Again," The Famous Five (also known as Enid Blyton's "Famous Five"), ITV, 1978.

Mr. Brocklehurst, "Sponsorship," Grange Hill, BBC, 1982.

"Ignorance in the Field," Crown Court, ITV, 1982.

Vicar, "Who's been Sleeping in My Bed?," Never the Twain, ITV, 1982.

Undersecretary Roads Division, "The Bed of Nails," Yes, Minister, BBC, 1982.

Geoffrey, "A Number of Old Wives Tales," Minder, 1984.

Desmond Proudfoot, "Under Plain Cover," C.A.T.S. Eyes, ITV, 1985.

Hathcott, "The Big Burn," C.A.T.S. Eyes, ITV, 1987.

Hotel desk clerk, "Tinker, Tailor, Liar, Thief," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1992.

Psychiatrist number three, "Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are," Murphy Brown, CBS, 1992.

Jeweler number one, "The Whole Truth," Melrose Place, Fox, 1992.

Clifford Swinburn, "A Resting Place," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1992.

Reginald, "A.K.A. Kansas," The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. (also known as Brisco County Jr.), 1993.

Reginald, "And Baby Makes Three," The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. (also known as Brisco County Jr.), 1994.

Dr. Monroe, "Easy Riders," Acapulco H.E.A.T., 1994.

Widower, The George Carlin Show, Fox, 1994.

Mr. Hathaway, "Casino IDs," Saved by the Bell: The New Class, NBC, 1995.

Announcer, Mad TV, Fox, 1995.

Dealer, "Things to Do in Gloucester When You Are Dead," Townies, ABC, 1996.

Auctioneer, "What's Wrong with This Picture?," Step by Step, ABC, 1996.

Isaac Newton, "Death Wish," Star Trek: Voyager, UPN, 1996.

Sherman Whitfield, "The One Where No One's Ready," Friends, NBC, 1996.

Fleming, "Death, Lice and Videotape," Mr. Rhodes, NBC, 1996.

Violinist, In the House, NBC, 1996.

Dr. Joel Kaiser, "Doppelganger," Profiler, NBC, 1997.

Violinist, "Love Wars," In the House, UPN, 1997.

Isaac Newton, "The Darkling," Star Trek: Voyager, UPN, 1997.

Lord Percy, "Movies," Tracey Takes On, HBO, 1997.

Captain Hightower, "A Pirate's Life for Me," Family Matters, ABC, 1997.

Lew, "The Summer of George," Seinfeld, NBC, 1997.

Auctioneer, The Wayans Brothers, The WB, 1998.

Star Wars fan, "The Force," Felicity, The WB, 1999.

Frank Leaves for the Orient, Comedy Central, 1999.

Clifford Swinburn, "A Resting Place," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 2000.

Admiral Hendricks, "Friendship One," Star Trek: Voyager, UPN, 2001.

Professor Bloom, "Time Will Tell," Alias, ABC, 2001.

Judge, "Cattle Call," My Bare Lady, 2006.

Also appeared in Knot's Landing; Yes, Minister.

Radio Appearances; Series:

Narrator, The Complete Works of Winnie-the-Pooh, KCRW Santa Monica and National Public Radio, 1991.


Video Games:

Voice of Collie, Psychonauts, Majesco Entertainment, 2005.

Taped Readings:

Recorded The Classic Pooh Collection: Winnie-the-Pooh and When We Were Very Young; The Classic Pooh Collection: The House at Pooh Corner and Now We Are Six; The Classic Pooh Treasury-Volume 1; The Classic Pooh Treasury-Volume 2; and The Classic Pooh Treasury-Volume 3.

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