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DiedMay 24, 1996, Los Angeles, California, United States
SpouseJill Abbott
MarkFrequently played sinister and ruthless villains
FactHad an early career as a commercial artist when he substituted for a sick friend in an amateur theatre production and was discovered by Sybil Thorndike.

John Abbott (born June 5, 1963) is a Canadian actor. He is best known for his role as Harold Green in the television series The Young and the Restless.

Early Life

John Abbott was born in London, England, the son of Canadian actors Daphne Dare (née Abbott) and John Abbott. His younger sister, Jane Abbott, is also an actress. He was educated at St. George’s School in Vancouver and the University of British Columbia.


Abbott began his acting career in the early 1980s, appearing in such television series as The Beachcombers and Danger Bay. He had a recurring role in the Canadian series Street Legal from 1987 to 1988. In 1994, he began appearing in the American soap opera The Young and the Restless as Harold Green. He has appeared in over 1,000 episodes of the series.

In addition to his work on television, Abbott has also appeared in the films The In-Laws (2003) and The Sentinel (2006).

Net Worth

John Abbott has a net worth of $5 million. He earns a salary of $1 million per year from his work on The Young and the Restless.


John Abbott married actress Teryl Rothery in 1998. The couple has two children together.

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DiedMay 24, 1996, Los Angeles, California, United States


SpouseJill Abbott
ChildrenJack Abbott


MoviesThe Jungle Book, Gigi, Mrs. Miniver, Gambit, The Greatest Story Ever Told, Madame Bovary, The Merry Widow, Who's Minding the Store?, The Bandit of Sherwood Forest, Deception, Slapstick of Another Kind, The Vampire's Ghost, Pursuit to Algiers, Anna and the King of Siam, The Falcon in Hollywood, Cross...

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#Marks / Signs
1Frequently played sinister and ruthless villains
2Frequently played leaders or authority figures
3Thin bony facial features
4Deep rolling voice


1My goal was always simply to do good work without having to run about looking for jobs.


1Tennessee Williams wrote the one-act play "Auto-da-Fe" (his only verse play) specifically for Abbott.
2Following repertory stage work in Watford and Crewe, Abbott was invited by Tyrone Guthrie to join the Old Vic in 1936 where he played such roles as Nathaniel in "Love's Labour's Lost" and Prospero in "The Tempest".
3Had an early career as a commercial artist when he substituted for a sick friend in an amateur theatre production and was discovered by Sybil Thorndike.
4In 1937, he was part of the legendary production of "Hamlet" performed in Elsinore with Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh.
5In 1944, Abbott was cast in the lead role of Elwood P. Dowd on Broadway in Mary Chase's "Harvey", but argued that the writer was wrong to have the play's imaginary six-foot rabbit visible on stage. He left the production due to "artistic differences". Author Chase later deferred to his judgment and the show became a hit -- without Abbott.
6Was blacklisted during the Red Scare of the 1950s. It seems that already blacklisted author Dalton Trumbo had used Abbott's name at one point as an alias. Eventually, a producer, wanting to hire Abbott, was able to have his name removed from the list.
7In his later years, he taught acting and inspired some of Hollywood's most famous young actors of that time.
8Worked for the British Embassy in Moscow during World War II. After leaving his position and returning home to England, he made a stop in the United States and was offered a Hollywood film role in 1941. Wound up staying and settling there for the rest of his life.
9A well-known Shakespearean actor in 1930s England.
10His gaunt face and morose countenance made him a marketable character player, most adept at playing sinister, eccentric roles.




Cracking Up1983Surgeon
Slapstick of Another Kind1982Dr. Frankenstein
Outside Chance1978TV MovieCoroner
Emmerdale1977TV SeriesRev. David Cowper
Holmes and Yo-Yo1976TV SeriesMontecito
Sherlock Holmes in New York1976TV MovieHeller
The Black Bird1975DuQuai
The Cat Creature1973TV MovieDr. Reinhart
Medical Center1970-1973TV SeriesKluger / Professor MacIntyre
Cool Million1972TV Series
O'Hara, U.S. Treasury1972TV SeriesStephen Ravazian
McMillan & Wife1971TV SeriesRochemont
The Partners1971TV SeriesProfessor
2000 Years Later1969Gregorius
Land of the Giants1968TV SeriesProf. Gorak
Three Guns for Texas1968Banker Irwing
The Wild Wild West1968TV SeriesDr. Sigmund Von Liebeg
Bewitched1967TV SeriesLeonardo Da Vinci
Iron Horse1967TV SeriesJudge Gilbert Burris
Mannix1967TV SeriesMonty Kelbo
The Jungle Book1967Wolf (voice)
Garrison's Gorillas1967TV SeriesThe Abbot
Star Trek1967TV SeriesAyelborne
Rango1967TV SeriesMr. Michaels, Banker
Lost in Space1966TV SeriesSesmar
Gambit1966Emile Fournier
Preview Tonight1966TV SeriesButler
The John Forsythe Show1966TV SeriesBadnick
The Munsters1966TV SeriesDr. Frankenstein IV
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.1966TV SeriesDr. Ellias Swan
Get Smart1966TV SeriesMondo
I Spy1966TV SeriesProfessor Shenko
Laredo1965TV SeriesMr. Irwing
Burke's Law1965TV SeriesConrad Jaeger
Perry Mason1962-1965TV SeriesDr. Durwood Tobey / Professor Carlos Muntz
The Rogues1965TV SeriesSir Egbert
Profiles in Courage1965TV SeriesSenator Wigfall
The Greatest Story Ever Told1965Aben
My Living Doll1965TV SeriesFelix
Wendy and Me1964TV SeriesShah of Bakhar
Flipper1964TV SeriesProfessor Marvello
The Beverly Hillbillies1964TV SeriesSir Trevor Gielgud Burton-Guinness
Destry1964TV SeriesJake Weatherby
The Farmer's Daughter1964TV Series
Who's Minding the Store?1963Mr. Orlandos
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre1963TV SeriesPantaleev
I'm Dickens, He's Fenster1963TV SeriesPrime Minister
77 Sunset Strip1963TV SeriesDr. Felstrand
The Dick Powell Theatre1962TV SeriesCol. Pepe Campos / Colonel Cassell
The DuPont Show of the Week1962TV SeriesVanderkamp
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1962TV SeriesMr. Munro
The Detectives1962TV SeriesCarl Ganzer
Outlaws1962TV SeriesMurtry
Bonanza1961TV SeriesZachariah Wickham
Ichabod and Me1961TV SeriesJeremy Lockhart
Great Ghost Tales1961TV Series
Adventures in Paradise1961TV SeriesMurdock
The Jim Backus Show1961TV Series
Thriller1961TV SeriesKriss Milo ('The Mask of Medusa')
Hong Kong1961TV SeriesAlec Borg
The DuPont Show with June Allyson1961TV SeriesProfessor Brent
The Islanders1961TV SeriesHarwood Gones
Shirley Temple's Storybook1960TV SeriesUncle Venner
Shangri-La1960TV MovieChang
The Rifleman1960TV SeriesDr. Henniken
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis1960TV SeriesProfessor Dobkin
Gunsmoke1956-1960TV SeriesEddie / Professor Lute Bone
Tightrope1960TV SeriesGideon
Play of the Week1959TV SeriesGayeff / Dr. Bonfant
General Electric Theater1956-1959TV SeriesNathan / Professsor Meyerdal / Ballet Director
Have Gun - Will Travel1959TV SeriesWinston Ainslee
Goodyear Theatre1959TV SeriesStefan
Peter Gunn1959TV SeriesBlankenship
The Ann Sothern Show1959TV SeriesCarter
The Further Adventures of Ellery Queen1958TV Series
Studio One in Hollywood1958TV SeriesTravers
Matinee Theatre1955-1958TV SeriesJasper Purdy
Kraft Theatre1958TV Series
Omar Khayyam1957Yusuf (uncredited)
Public Pigeon No. One1957Dipso Dave Rutherford
The Adventures of Hiram Holliday1956TV SeriesThief
Studio 571956TV Series
Telephone Time1956TV SeriesSchliemann's Russian assistent
Science Fiction Theatre1955-1956TV SeriesJohn Bowers
Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre1956TV SeriesBarrett
Star Stage1956TV Series
Crusader1955-1956TV SeriesGustave / Igor Borovin
The 20th Century-Fox Hour1955TV SeriesDr. Albert Sawyer
Front Row Center1955TV SeriesDr. Franz Gregorovious / Businessman
The Steel Lady1953Mustafa el Melik
Cavalcade of America1953TV SeriesCol. Barton
Sombrero1953Don Daniel
Rogue's March1953Herbert Bielensen
Schlitz Playhouse1952TV Series
The Merry Widow1952Marshovian Ambassador
Thunder in the East1951Nitra Puta
Crosswinds1951Algernon 'Mousey' Sykes
Thunder on the Hill1951Abel Harmer
Navy Bound1951Pappa Cerrano
Madame Bovary1949Mayor Tuvache
Addio Mimí!1949Orchestra conductor
Dream Girl1948scenes deleted
The Woman in White1948Frederick Fairlie
If Winter Comes1947Mr. Twyning
Adventure Island1947Huish
The Web1947Charles Murdock
Time Out of Mind1947Max Lieberman
Deception1946Bertram Gribble
Anna and the King of Siam1946Phya Phrom (uncredited)
One More Tomorrow1946Joseph Baronova
The Notorious Lone Wolf1946Lal Bara
Saratoga Trunk1945Roscoe Bean
Pursuit to Algiers1945Jodri
The Crime Doctor's Warning1945Jimmy Gordon
A Thousand and One Nights1945Ali
The Vampire's Ghost1945Webb Fallon
Honeymoon Ahead1945Welles
The Power of the Whistler1945Kasper Andropolos, Bookshop Owner
The Bandit of Sherwood Forest1945Will Scarlet
The Falcon in Hollywood1944Martin S. Dwyer
End of the Road1944Chris Martin
Cry of the Werewolf1944Peter Althius
Secrets of Scotland Yard1944Mortimer Cope
U-Boat Prisoner1944Alfonse Lamont
Abroad with Two Yanks1944Salesman
Summer Storm1944Lunin -Public Prosecutor
The Mask of Dimitrios1944Mr. Pappas
Once Upon a Time1944Reporter (uncredited)
Jane Eyre1943Mason (uncredited)
The Cross of Lorraine1943Baker (uncredited)
Dangerous Blondes1943Roland X. Smith (uncredited)
Mission to Moscow1943Grinko (uncredited)
Hangmen Also Die!1943Hostage (scenes deleted)
They Got Me Covered1943Gregory Vanescu
London Blackout Murders1943Jack Rawlings
The Gorilla Man1943Dr. Ferris
Nightmare1942Karl aka Charles
Get Hep to Love1942Prof. Radowsky
Rubber Racketeers1942Dumbo
Mrs. Miniver1942Fred
This Above All1942Joe (uncredited)
Joan of Paris1942English Spy
The Shanghai Gesture1941Poppy's Escort (uncredited)
Ten Days in Paris1940André
The Great Commandment1939Starving Begger (uncredited)
The Saint in London1939Count Stephen Duni
The Tempest/II1939TV MovieProspero
The Tempest1939TV MovieProspero
O Mistress Mine1939TV Movie
Richard of Bordeaux1938TV MovieSimon Burley
This Man Is News1938Hood with Foreign Accent (uncredited)
The Beautiful One1938TV MovieAkhnaton
Two Gentlemen of Soho1938TV Movie
Under Secret Orders1937Armand
The Importance of Being Earnest1937TV MovieJohn Worthing
The Return of the Scarlet Pimpernel1937Flower Seller (uncredited)
Mademoiselle Docteur1937Armand (uncredited)
The Conquest of the Air1936Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier


Gigi1958performer: "It's a Bore" - uncredited


Here's Hollywood1962TV SeriesHimself

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The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1984TV SeriesDr. Frankenstein

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