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Henry Albert Polic II

(1945-02-20)February 20, 1945
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died August 11, 2013(2013-08-11) (aged 68)
Sherman Oaks, California, U.S.
Alma mater Florida State University
Occupation Actor
Years active 1975–2004

Henry Albert Polic II (February 20, 1945 – August 11, 2013) was an American stage, screen, and voice actor, best known as Jerry Silver on Webster.

He earned his Master of Fine Arts degree from Florida State University and later served in the military police at Fort Riley in Kansas. While at Florida State University he starred in many stage productions including Our Town. He also was an active member of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. In 1975, Polic was a regular cast member on Mel Brooks' short-lived television comedy, When Things Were Rotten. Polic also had a regular role as Dracula in Monster Squad (1976).

In the 1980s, Polic was often seen as a celebrity guest player on various game shows. His most frequent guest spots were on the various incarnations of Pyramid, as he appeared multiple times on The $25,000 Pyramid and the editions of The $100,000 Pyramid hosted by Dick Clark and John Davidson for producer Bob Stewart. Polic did various other work for Stewart, hosting the game show Double Talk in 1986, a pilot for a revival of Stewart's Eye Guess called Eye Q in 1988, and sharing announcing duties with Johnny Gilbert and Dean Goss on the latter edition of The $100,000 Pyramid. His specialties included foreign and regional accents, ballroom dancing and baritone singing.

From the early 1990s until his death, Polic was perhaps best known as the original British-accented voice of the Scarecrow in Batman: The Animated Series. Originally he had a deep, gruff voice, but later made his voice a bit higher for the role. Polic also worked at Florida State University as a guest star in the School of Theatre's production of A Christmas Carol, playing Ebenezer Scrooge in 1996.

Polic died on August 11, 2013, of cancer. A US Army Vietnam era veteran, he is interred at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix.



Year Title Role Notes
1977 The Last Remake of Beau Geste Captain Merdmanger
1978 Rabbit Test Tito
1979 Scavenger Hunt
1980 Oh, God! Book II Psychiatrist 5
1989 Hollywood Chaos
1992 Double Trouble Stephen Tarlow Uncredited
1993 King B: A Life in the Movies Stuart Peters
2000 Bring Him Home Ames
2001 All You Need Mr. Etheridge
2002 Would I Lie to You? Button King Direct-to-video


Year Title Role Notes
1975 When Things Were Rotten The Sheriff of Nottingham 13 episodes
1976 The Bionic Woman The Man Episode: "Bionic Beauty"
1976 Monster Squad Dracula 13 episodes
1977 Alice Walter Episode: "The Failure"
1977 McNamara's Band Schnell Television film
1978–1980 Eight Is Enough Jay Redding 2 episodes
1978–1981 Fantasy Island Baron Boris, Marty 2 episodes
1979 Mork & Mindy Dr. Benton Phillips Episode: "Mork Runs Down"
1979 Detective School Zarkov Episode: "Hooray for Bulgaria"
1979 Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo Additional voices
1980 The Incredible Hulk Donald Episode: "Equinox"
1980 The Love Boat Pierre Episode: "No Girls for Doc/Marriage of Convenience/The Caller/The Witness"
1980–1981 The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang Additional voices 24 episodes
1981 Scruples Mark Stiner Television film
1982 Darkroom Frederick Episode: "The Rarest of Wines"
1982 Shirt Tales Additional voices 13 episodes
1982 Cagney & Lacey Francois Episode: "Beauty Burglars"
1982 The New Odd Couple Davies Episode: "The Cordon Blues"
1982 The Smurfs Christmas Special Voice, television short
1982–1989 The Smurfs Tracker Smurf Voice, recurring role
1983 The Dukes Voice, 13 episodes
1983 Gun Shy Randy Turner Episode: "We Gotta Know When to Hold 'Em"
1983 The New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show Voice
1983–1989 Webster Jerry Silver, The Devil 66 episodes
1984 The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries Additional voices Episode: "Happy Birthday, Scooby-Doo"
1984–1985 E/R Dr. Ravi Raja, Ivo 2 episodes
1985 Hotel Roy Stern Episode: "Illusions"
1985 The Greatest Adventure: Stories from the Bible Secal Voice, Episode: "Daniel and the Lion's Den"
1986–1989 Murder, She Wrote Arthur Bishop, Alan Dupree 2 episodes
1988 Top Cat and the Beverly Hills Cats Snerdly Voice, television film
1988 The New Yogi Bear Show Additional voices 4 episodes
1988 Superman Wildsharkk Voice, episode: "Wildsharkk/To Play or Not to Play"
1988–1989 Fantastic Max Additional voices Voice, 3 episodes
1989–1990 Paddington Bear Sir Sealy Bloom Voice, 2 episodes
1990 Midnight Patrol: Adventures in the Dream Zone Voice, 13 episodes
1990 The Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho Panda Additional voices Episode: "Pity the Poor Pirate"
1991 They Came from Outer Space Val Vincent Episode: "Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow"
1991 Morton & Hayes Maitre'd Episode: "Daffy Dicks"
1991 Yo Yogi! Baba Looey Voice, 9 episodes
1992 The Golden Palace Dining Room Guest Episode: "Seems Like Old Times: Part 1"
1992 Saved by the Bell Mr. Bainbridge Episode: "Snow White and the Seven Dorks"
1992 Tom & Jerry Kids Voice, episode: "Penthouse Mouse/12 Angry Sheep/The Ant Attack"
1992–1994 Batman: The Animated Series Jonathan Crane / Scarecrow Voice, 6 episodes
1993 I Yabba-Dabba Do! Seagull Writer Voice, television film
1994 Mighty Max Nemo Voice, episode: "Around the World in Eighty Arms"
1999 Profiler Richard Fallen Episode: "Three Carat Crisis"
2000 The Trial of Old Drum Doc Thompson Television film
2000 Sheena Professor Barrington Episode: "Wild Thing"
2003 She Spies Michael Osborne Episode: "Gone Bad"
2004 Combustion Dr. Watson Television film; final role

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