John Bluthal Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 14 Jul, 2019
Facts of John Bluthal
Date of Birth: 1929 , August-12
Date of Death: 2018 , November-15
Age: 92 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
Name John Blutha
Birth Name Isaac Bluthal
Nationality Polish
Birth Place/City Galicia, Poland
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
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John Bluthal was a Polish film, television actor as well as a voice artist, mostly in comedy who had also worked in the United States and Australia, in numerous productions. He was recognized for his outstanding work with Spike Milligan, and for his roles in the television series Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width and The Vicar of Dibley. He died on 15 November 2018 at the age of 89.  

Early Life And Education Of John Bluthal 

John Bluthal was born Isaac Bluthal on 12 August 1929, in Galicia, Poland to a Jewish family. Later, he along with his family moved to Melbourne, Australia, where he joined the Princes Hill Central School in Carlton North and University High School Parkville.  

Further, he also studied drama at the University of Melbourne. He holds a polish nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.

John Bluthal’s Career  

John Bluthal began his acting career in Melbourne's Yiddish Theatre and appeared in drama on Australian radio, as well as television productions, including Shell Presents and Three's A Crowd.     

After that, he worked in several TV series such as  Miss Mabel, It's a Square World, The Benny Hill Show, The Mavis Bramston Show, Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width, All Star Comedy Carnival, And Here Comes Bucknuckle, Last of the Summer Wine, and  Spirited among others.   

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In 1963, Bluthal made his debut in the silver screen from the British comedy film, The Mouse on the Moon, where he portrayed the lead character of Von Neidel. The same year, he portrayed another lead character of Ralph Thomas in the British comedy film, Doctor in Distress

Likewise, he worked in several hit movies such as  Father Came Too!, The Knack ...and How to Get It, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Carry On... Follow That Camel, Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River, The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom, The Return of the Pink Panther, Spellbreaker: Secret of the Leprechauns, and many more.   

John Bluthal’s Net Worth

John Bluthal surely made a huge earning from his career, but the exact amount of net worth has not been public yet. Further, he appeared in numerous television series and movies which are critically and commercially successful. Some of them are listed below:  

Movie Budget Box-office IMDB Starring 
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966) $2 million  $3.4 million
7 Zero Mostel
Jack Gilford
Phil Silvers
Annette Andre
Casino Royale (1967) $12 million $41.7 million 5.2 Peter Sellers
Ursula Andress
David Niven
Woody Allen
The Return of the Pink Panther (1975) $5 million $41.8 million (US) 7.1 Peter Sellers
Christopher Plummer
Catherine Schell
Herbert Lom
Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978) $12,000,000 $49.5 million (US 7 Peter Sellers
Herbert Lom
Robert Webber
Dyan Cannon
Superman III (1983) $39 million $59.9 million 5 Christopher Reeve
Richard Pryor
Jackie Cooper
Marc McClure
The Fifth Element (1997) $90 million $263.9 million 7.7 Bruce Willis
Gary Oldman
Ian Holm
Chris Tucker
Hail, Caesar! (2016) $22 million $63.6 million 6.3 Josh Brolin
George Clooney
Alden Ehrenreich
Ralph Fiennes

John Bluthal’s Personal Life 

John Bluthal was married to actress Judyth Barron. After dating for a few years, the couple tied the knot in 1956. They shared two daughters Nava and Lisa. Sadly, his wife died in 2016. Further, there is no detail info about his partner and personal life.         


On 16th November 2018, John Bluthal died at the age of 89 in New South Wales, Australia. "His agency revealed his death news, stating: “We are sad to announce our wonderful client John Bluthal has passed away, Our thoughts are with his family at this time. John provided us all with years of laughter and entertainment. We will miss John hugely."

Tons of happy laughs remembered today. Cheeky, naughty, hilarious. Bye darlin' Bluey.

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