John Bluthal



Place of birth:

Malopolskie, Poland:


John Bluthal was a comic actor best known for the role of Frank Pickle in the BBC sitcom The Vicar of Dibley and for his work with Spike Milligan in the Q series. He also appeared in several films including the Carry On movies, The Pink Panther movies, A Hard Day's Night, Help!, The Fifth Element and Hail, Caesar! He was born in Poland in 1929 and emigrated with his family to Australia when he was a child. In the early 60s, Bluthal moved to the UK to follow his acting career and returned to Australia in later years. He passed away on 15th November, 2018 at the age of 89.

Film Credits

Jungle (2017)
as Uncle Nissim
British Sitcom: 60 Years of Laughing at Ourselves (2016)
as Frank Pickle (archive footage) (uncredited)
Hail, Caesar! (2016)
as Professor Marcuse
Love's Brother (2004)
as Pepe
Φοβού τους Έλληνες (2000)
as Stephanos
RPM (1998)
as Grinkstein
Dark City (1998)
as Karl Harris
The Fifth Element (1997)
as Professor Pacoli
Spellbreaker: Secret of the Leprechauns (1996)
as Michael Dennehy
Leapin' Leprechauns (1995)
as Michael Dennehy
A Pinch of Snuff (1994)
as Maurice Arany
Stan and George's New Life (1992)
as Stan Senior
Squaring the Circle (1984)
as Babiuch
The Return of Captain Invincible (1983)
Alison's Birthday (1981)
as Dean Findlay
Touch and Go (1980)
Franklin River Journey (1980)
as Narrator
Design for Living (1979)
as Ernest Friedman
Spaghetti Two-Step (1977)
The Return of the Pink Panther (1975)
as Blind Beggar
Mrs. Acland's Ghosts (1975)
as Mr. Mockler
The Flying Sorcerer (1974)
as Uncle Charlie
Digby, the Biggest Dog in the World (1973)
as Jerry
Never Mind the Quality: Feel the Width (1973)
Nightmare (1972)
Doctor in Trouble (1970)
as Cabbie
Follow That Camel (1967)
as Corporal Clotski
Casino Royale (1967)
as Casino Doorman & MI5. Man
A Ghost of a Chance (1967)
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966)
as Roman Chief Guard
Help! (1965)
as Bhuta
The Knack... and How to Get It (1965)
as Angry Father
A Hard Day's Night (1964)
as Car Thief
Carry On Spying (1964)
as Head Waiter
Doctor in Distress (1963)