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Edward Hibbert
Edward Hibbert
Biographical Information
Name

Edward Hibbert

Born

September 9, 1955

Birthplace

Long Island, New York, United States

Career Information
Years

1977–present

Website

www.edwardhibbert.com

The Lion King work

The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa
The Lion King II: Simba's Pride
The Lion King 1½

Edward Hibbert (born 9 September 1955) is an American-born English actor and literary agent. He voices Zazu in The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa, The Lion King II: Simba's Pride, and The Lion King 1½.

Biography

Hibbert was born in Long Island, New York, the son of actor Geoffrey Hibbert.[1] He was brought up in Surrey, England[2], where he attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. Hibbert returned to New York in the mid-1980s.[3]

Back in New York, Hibbert appeared on Broadway and in major regional theatre productions,[4] with his debut in Alice in Wonderland as a gryphon. In 1993, he won an Obie Award for his co-starring role as Sterling in the play, Jeffrey, written by Paul Rudnick.[5] His most recent role on Broadway was as Mr. Praed in Roundabout Theatre's 2010 production of Mrs. Warren's Profession with Cherry Jones.[6][2]

Aside from his theater career, Hibbert played Gil Chesterton on NBC's Frasier, and appeared in films such as Taking Woodstock, The Prestige, The Paper, Everyone Says I Love You, and The First Wives Club.[6] Along with this, Hibbert voiced Zazu in The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa, The Lion King II: Simba's Pride and The Lion King 1½, replacing Rowan Atkinson.

Hibbert has also worked as a literary agent, and a partner in the literary agency, Donadio & Olsen, Inc.

References

  1. Edward Hibbert Biography. filmreference.com.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Mr. Hibbert's Professions. Wall Street Journal.
  3. Edward Hibbert - Biography. Internet Movie Database. Amazon.
  4. Edward Hibbert. Playbill.com.
  5. 'Jeffrey' Scene-Stealer Making the L.A. Scene. Los Angeles Times.
  6. 6.0 6.1 EdwardHibbert.com.