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Ian Abercrombie: A Celebration of Life

28 January 2012

Earlier this year, BAFTA Los Angeles was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of long-time friend and former Board Member, Ian Abercrombie. Memorial details have now been confirmed.

  • Ian Abercrombie

Celebration of Life
Friday, May 4th, 2012
The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
5220 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Parking available in the structure for $4 or on the street.

An experienced actor with a wealth of credits to his name, Ian was perhaps best known for his role as Justin Pitt in Seinfeld and to younger audiences as 800-year-old wizard Professor Crumbs on Wizards of Waverly Place.

His film credits include Von Ryan's Express, They Shoot Horses, Don't They, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Marilyn Hotchkiss’ Ballroom Dancing and Charm School, and Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties and the recent animated hit Rango.

Ian was a familiar face at all BAFTA Los Angeles events, having been a Member since BAFTA Los Angeles was founded 25 years ago.

Ian will be sorely missed by his many friends and colleagues. Survivors include his brothers Douglas, Donald and Alex.

In 2010, Ian joined BAFTA Los Angeles for an interview as part of our Heritage Archive project where he shared a lifetime of experiences with us. In this excerpt below, hear Ian speak about his time on hit US series Seinfeld:

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Want to see more? Watch the full interview with Ian in The Clubhouse:

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