Edward Hibbert (born 9 September 1955) is an Anglo-American actor and literary agent. He played Gil Chesterton in the TV series Frasier. He also voiced Zazu in both The Lion King II: Simba's Pride and The Lion King 1½, replacing Rowan Atkinson.
Edward Hibbert, June 2007
|Education||Royal Academy of Dramatic Art|
|Occupation||Actor, literary agent|
|Home town||London, England|
Hibbert was born on Long Island, New York, the son of actor Geoffrey Hibbert. He has one sister. He was brought up in England, where he attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He returned to the US in the mid-1980s.
Hibbert had a starring role as Faulconbridge in the BBC's production of The Life and Death of King John, published in 1984. He has appeared on Broadway and in major regional theatre productions, worked in television as a series regular and guest star and also had roles in major films. In 1993 he won an Obie Award for his co-starring role of "Sterling" in Paul Rudnick's Jeffrey. His "Frederick Fellows/Philip Brent" in the National Theatre revival of Noises Off (presented at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre) was called "delightfully discombobulated" by one reviewer. Hibbert was in the Broadway musicals The Drowsy Chaperone and the 2007 premiere of Curtains (which reunited him with his Frasier co-star David Hyde Pierce). He appeared on Broadway as "Mr. Praed" (the architect) in Roundabout Theatre's 2010 production of Mrs. Warren's Profession starring Cherry Jones. He appeared on Broadway in the new musical It Shoulda Been You in 2015, again working with David Hyde Pierce, this time with Pierce as the director.
He guest-starred on TV shows including Cosby, Murder She Wrote and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit but is probably best known for his recurring role on Frasier as Gil Chesterton, KACL's haughty, effeminate restaurant critic.
As a voice actor, Hibbert has been the voice of Evil the Cat on the Earthworm Jim TV series, and the voice of Zazu in The Lion King II: Simba's Pride and in The Lion King 1½. His appearances in films include The Prestige, Taking Woodstock, and The First Wives Club.
He is also a literary agent and a partner in the literary agency Donadio & Olson, Inc. He has authors Chuck Palahniuk, Christopher Bram, Steven DeRosa, and Ed Sikov among his clients and has also represented film rights for Fight Club and Gods and Monsters plus others.
|1982||Britannia Hospital||Theatre Surgeon|
|1996||Loch Ness||Scientist||Uncredited|
|The First Wives Club||Maurice|
|Everyone Says I Love You||Harry Winston Salesman|
|1997||Hudson River Blues||Yago|
|1998||The Lion King II: Simba's Pride||Zazu (voice)||Direct-to-video|
|2000||It Had to Be You||Stanley||Uncredited|
|2001||Friends and Family||Richard Grayson|
|2003||Uptown Girls||Christies' Rep|
|2004||The Lion King 1½||Zazu (voice)||Direct-to-video|
|A Different Loyalty||Sir Michael Strickland|
|2007||The School Fanfarre||Robert / Wellington / Ryan / Joe Pedro (voice)||Direct-to-video|
|2008||Fall Down a School||Raphael (voice)|
|2009||I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell||Professor|
|2013||Seven Psychopaths||Raphael (voice)|
|2018||Mary Poppins Returns||Mary Poppins' Parrot Umbrella (voice)|
|1994||Columbo||Bramley Kahn||Episode: "Undercover"|
|1994–2004||Frasier||Gil Chesterton||Recurring role, 29 episodes|
|1995||The Nanny||Claude||Episode: "The Chatterbox"|
|1995–1996||Earthworm Jim||Evil the Cat (voice)||Main role, 15 episodes|
|1998–1999||Fantasy Island||Harry||Main role, 13 episodes|
|2006||Gilmore Girls||Randall||Episode: "Merry Fisticuffs"|
|2010||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Nigel Prestwick||Episode: "Shadow"|
|2012||Partners||Lyle||Episode: "Troubled Water"|
|2013||Ambassadors||Equerry||Episode: "The Prince's Trousers"|
|2016||2 Broke Girls||Bernard||Episode: "And the Coming Out Party"|
|2019||Grace and Frankie||Laramie||Episode: "The Ceremony"|
|2011||Star Wars: The Old Republic||Lt. Talos Drellik||Voice role|
- "Edward Hibbert Biography" filmreference.com. Retrieved 13 November 2011
- "Edward Hibbert (Cue & A)". Playbill. 19 October 2010. Retrieved 11 October 2017.
- King, Susan (2 November 1993). "'Jeffrey' Scene-Stealer Making the L.A. Scene". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 19 October 2010.
- Sommer, Elyse (7 November 2001). "Noises Off returns to the Piccadilly Theatre, London to celebrate its twenty first birthday". CurtainUp. Retrieved 19 October 2010.
- Kaufman, Joanne (10 September 2010). "Mr. Hibbert's Professions". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 19 October 2010.
- Blank, Matthew (19 October 2010). "Playbill.com's Cue & A: Mrs. Warren's Profession's Edward Hibbert". Playbill. Archived from the original on 21 October 2010. Retrieved 19 October 2010.
- "Donadio & Olson(Agents)". Donadio & Olson, Inc. Retrieved 19 October 2010.