It's pretty likely that much loved actor John Bluthal is mostly recognised by the recent generation of TV viewers for his portrayal of Frank, the sensitive, elderly, gay parishioner of 'The Vicar of Dibley'. To older viewers he is unmistakable as one of Spike Milligan's mischievous cronies from his 'Q' series (see also: Keith Smith; Sheila Steafel) or possibly as Manny Cohen, the archetypal Jewish tailor from the long-running sitcom 'Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width'.
|As Frank in 'The Vicar of Dibley'|
Bluthal was the voice of Commander Zero in Gerry Anderson's 'Fireball XL-5' and also the voice of HBX Belgrade in the Hancock episode 'The Radio Ham'.
|In 'Doctor Down Under'|
|With Spike Milligan in Q7|
|With Leo McKern in 'Help!' (1965)|
|"A licence for my… minkey?" 'The Return of the Pink Panther' (1975)|
John Bluthal - imdb