| Actor, literary agent|
| September 9, 1955 (age 60) (1955-09-09) Long Island, New York, United States|
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Obie Award for Performance
Frasier, The Lion King II: Simba's P, Taking Woodstock, The Lion King 1½, The Prestige
Harriet Sansom Harris, Patrick Kerr, Tom McGowan, David Hyde Pierce, Dan Butler
Edward Hibbert Wikipedia
Edward Hibbert (born 9 September 1955) is an Anglo-American actor and literary agent. He played Gil Chesterton in the TV series Frasier. He also voiced Zazu in both The Lion King II: Simba's Pride and The Lion King 1½, replacing Rowan Atkinson.
Hibbert was born on Long Island, New York, the son of actor Geoffrey Hibbert. He has one sister. He was brought up in Britain, where he attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He returned to the U.S. in the mid-1980s.
Hibbert had a starring role as Faulconbridge in the BBC's production of The Life and Death of King John, published in 1984. He has appeared on Broadway and in major regional theatre productions, worked in television as a series regular and guest star and also had roles in major films. In 1993 he won an Obie Award for his co-starring role of “Sterling” in Paul Rudnick’s Jeffrey. His “Frederick Fellows/Philip Brent” in the National Theatre revival of Noises Off (presented at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre) was called “delightfully discombobulated” by one reviewer. Hibbert was in the Broadway musicals The Drowsy Chaperone and the 2007 premiere of Curtains (which reunited him with his Frasier co-star David Hyde Pierce). He appeared on Broadway as “Mr. Praed” (the architect) in Roundabout Theatre’s 2010 production of Mrs. Warren’s Profession starring Cherry Jones. He appeared on Broadway in the new musical It Shoulda Been You in 2015, again working with David Hyde Pierce, this time with Pierce as the director.
He guest-starred on TV shows including Cosby, Murder, She Wrote and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit but is probably best known for his recurring role on Frasier as Gil Chesterton, KACL's haughty, effeminate restaurant critic.
As a voice actor, Hibbert has been the voice of Evil the Cat on the Earthworm Jim TV series, and the voice of Zazu in The Lion King II: Simba's Pride and in The Lion King 1½. His appearances in films include The Prestige, Taking Woodstock, and The First Wives Club.
He is also a literary agent and a partner in the literary agency Donadio & Olson, Inc. He has authors Chuck Palahniuk, Christopher Bram, Steven DeRosa, and Ed Sikov among his clients and has also represented film rights for Fight Club and Gods and Monsters plus others.