Ian Abercrombie, Seinfeld’s Mr. Pitt, Dies
7:57 am, January 30th, 2012
Ian Abercrombie, the character actor well known as Elaine’s fussy boss Mr. Pitt on “Seinfeld” and, more recently, Professor Crumbs on “Wizards of Waverly Place,” has died.
He was 77.
Abercrombie reportedly suffered complications of kidney failure and had been diagnosed with lymphoma.
English-born, Abercrombie moved to the United States in 1951 and wound up in projects ranging from Young Frankenstein and Army of Darkness to “Murphy Brown” and “Desperate Housewives.”
But his most lasting impression was probably as the eccentric and demanding Justin Pitt on “Seinfeld,” a seven-episode role that brought him unprecedented visibility.
The actor also lent his vocal talents to “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” and recurred as the centuries-old Crumbs on “Wizards of Waverly Place.”
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