Cesar Julio Romero Jr. was an American actor, singer and vocal artist. He was active in film and television for 60 years, his wide range of screen roles included Latin lovers, historical figures in costume dramas, characters in light domestic comedies, the Joker on the Batman television series, included in TV Guide's 2013 list of The 60 Nastiest Villains of All Time. Cesar Julio Romero Jr. was born in New York City on February 15, 1907, the son of Cesar Julio Romero Sr. and Maria Mantilla. His mother was said to be the biological daughter of Cuban national hero José Martí, his father was born in Barcelona and immigrated to the United States in 1888, where he was an import/export merchant. His mother was a concert singer. Romero grew up in Bradley Beach, New Jersey, was educated at Bradley Beach Elementary School, Asbury Park High School, the Collegiate School, the Riverdale Country Day School. However, that lifestyle changed when his parents lost their sugar import business and suffered losses in the Stock Market Crash of 1929.
Romero's Hollywood earnings allowed him to support his large family, all of whom followed him to the American West Coast years later. Romero lived off with various family members for the rest of his life. On October 12, 1942, he voluntarily enlisted in the United States Coast Guard as an apprentice seaman and served in the Pacific Theater of Operations, he reported aboard the Coast Guard-manned assault transport USS Cavalier in November 1943. According to a press release from the period, Romero saw action during the invasions of Tinian and Saipan; the same article mentioned that he preferred to be a regular part of the crew and was promoted to the rating of Chief Boatswain's Mate. The 6'3" Romero played "Latin lovers" in films from the 1930s until the 1950s in supporting roles, he starred as the Cisco Kid in six westerns made between 1939 and 1941. Romero danced and performed comedy in the 20th Century Fox films he starred in opposite Carmen Miranda and Betty Grable, such as Week-End in Havana and Springtime in the Rockies, in the 1940s.
He played a minor role as Sinjin, a piano player in Glenn Miller's band, in the 1942 20th Century Fox musical Orchestra Wives. In The Thin Man, Romero played a villainous supporting role opposite the film's main star William Powell. Many of Romero's films from this early period saw him cast in small character parts, such as Italian gangsters and East Indian princes. Romero had a lead role as the Pathan rebel leader, Khoda Khan, in John Ford's British Raj-era action film Wee Willie Winkie and The Little Princess alongside Shirley Temple, he appeared in a comic turn as a foil for Frank Sinatra and his crew in Ocean's 11. Romero sometimes played the leading man, for example in Allan Dwan's 15 Maiden Lane opposite Claire Trevor, as well as winning the key role of the Doc Holliday character in Dwan's Wyatt Earp saga Frontier Marshal three years later. 20th Century Fox, along with mogul Darryl Zanuck selected Romero to co-star with Tyrone Power in the Technicolor historical epic Captain from Castile, directed by Henry King.
While Power played a fictionalized character, Romero played Hernán Cortés, a historical conquistador in Spain's conquest of the Americas. Among many television credits, Romero appeared several times on The Martha Raye Show in the mid-1950s, he portrayed Don Diego de la Vega's uncle in a number of Season 2 Zorro episodes. In 1958, he guest-starred as Ramon Valdez, a South American businessman, who excels at dancing the Cha-Cha with Barbara Eden in her syndicated romantic comedy, How to Marry a Millionaire in the episode entitled "The Big Order", he performed the mambo with Gisele MacKenzie on The Gisele MacKenzie Show. He guest-starred in 1957 on CBS's The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour on the first episode of the seventh season, he played "Don Carlos", a card shark on the episode, "The Honorable Don Charlie Story" of NBC's Wagon Train. On January 16, 1958, he appeared on Starring Tennessee Ernie Ford. In 1959, Romero was cast as Joaquin in the episode "Caballero" from The Texan, on September 26 of that year, he hosted the Cuban installment of John Gunther's High Road.
In 1960, he was cast as Ricky Valenti in "Crime of Passion" from Gladys. In 1965, Romero played the head of THRUSH in France in "The Never Never Affair" from The Man from U. N. C. L. E. From 1966 to 1968, he portrayed the Joker on Batman, he refused to shave his moustache for the role, so the supervillain's white face makeup was smeared over it throughout the series' run and in the 1966 film. His guest star work in the 1970s included was a recurring role on the western comedy Alias Smith and Jones as Señor Armendariz, a Mexican rancher feuding with Patrick McCreedy, the owner of a ranch on the opposite side of the border, he appeared in three episodes. Romero portrayed Peter Stavros on Falcon Crest, he appeared in a sixth-season episode of The Golden Girls, where he played a suitor named Tony Delvecchio for Sophia. Apart from these television roles, Romero appeared as A. J. Arno, a small-time criminal who continually opposes Dexter Riley and his schoolmates of Medfield College in a series of films by Walt Disney Productions in the 1970s.
Romero never married and had no children, but made frequent appearances at Hollywood events escorting actresses, such as Joan Crawford, Linda Darnell, Barbara Stanwyck, Lucille Ball, Ann Sheridan, Jane Wyman and Ginger Rogers. Romero talked about his
William West Anderson, known professionally as Adam West, was an American actor known for his role as Batman in the 1960s ABC series of the same name and its 1966 theatrical feature film. West began acting in films in the 1950s, he played opposite Chuck Connors in The Three Stooges in The Outlaws Is Coming. He appeared in the science fiction film Robinson Crusoe on Mars and performed voice work on The Fairly OddParents, The Simpsons, Family Guy, playing fictional versions of himself in all three. Late in his career, West starred in two direct-to-video animated Batman films, Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, Batman vs. Two-Face, the latter of, released posthumously. Adam West was born William West Anderson on September 19, 1928, in Washington, his father, Otto Anderson was a farmer. Following her example, West told his father as a young man that he intended to go to Hollywood after completing school, he moved to Seattle with his mother. West attended Walla Walla High School during his freshman and sophomore years, enrolled in Lakeside School in Seattle.
He attended Whitman College but studied at University of Puget Sound during the fall semester of 1949. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in literature and a minor in psychology from Whitman College in Walla Walla, where he was a member of the Gamma Zeta Chapter of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity, he participated on the speech and debate team. Drafted into the United States Army, he served as an announcer on American Forces Network television. After his discharge, he worked as a milkman before moving to Hawaii to pursue a career in television. While in Hawaii, West was picked for a role as the sidekick on a local TV program, The Kini Popo Show, which featured a chimp named Peaches. West took over as host of the show. In 1959, West moved with his wife and two children to Hollywood, where he took the stage name Adam West, he appeared in the film The Young Philadelphians. He had guest-star roles in a number of television Westerns. On three Warner Bros. westerns which aired on ABC—Sugarfoot, Colt.45, Lawman—West played the role of Doc Holliday, the frontier dentist and gunfighter.
He portrayed Wild Bill Hickok in the episode "Westbound Stage" of the 1960 NBC Western series Overland Trail, with William Bendix and Doug McClure. He guest-starred on Edmond O'Brien's syndicated crime drama Johnny Midnight, soon snagged a supporting role as police sergeant Steve Nelson in the crime drama, The Detectives Starring Robert Taylor. On January 10, 1961, West appeared as a young, ambitious deputy who foolishly confronts a gunfighter named Clay Jackson, portrayed by Jock Mahoney, in the episode "The Man from Kansas" of the NBC Western series Laramie. West made two guest appearances on Perry Mason in 1961 and 1962, his first role was as small-town journalist Dan Southern in "The Case of the Barefaced Witness". His other role was as folk singer Pete Norland in "The Case of the Bogus Books". West starred in an episode of the ABC Outer Limits series titled "The Invisible Enemy", he made a brief appearance in the film Soldier in the Rain starring Jackie Gleason and Steve McQueen, starred as Major Dan McCready, the ill-fated mission commander of Mars Gravity Probe 1 in the 1964 film Robinson Crusoe on Mars In 1965, he was cast in the comedy Western The Outlaws Is Coming, the last feature film starring The Three Stooges.
He played Christopher Rolf in the episode "Stopover" of ABC's The Rifleman, which aired on April 25, 1961. Producer William Dozier cast West as Bruce Wayne and his alter ego, Batman, in the television series Batman, in part after seeing West perform as the James Bond-like spy Captain Q in a Nestlé Quik commercial, he was in competition with Lyle Waggoner for the Batman role. The popular campy show ran on ABC from 1966 to 1968. In his Batman character, West appeared in a public service announcement in which he encouraged schoolchildren to heed then-President Lyndon B. Johnson's call for them to buy U. S. savings stamps, a children's version of U. S. savings bonds. In 1970, West was considered for the role of James Bond by producer Albert Broccoli for the film Diamonds Are Forever. After his high-profile role, along with Burt Ward and Yvonne Craig, was typecast. West's first post-Caped Crusader role was in the film The Girl, his lead performance against type as cynical tough guy Johnny Cain did not erode his Batman image.
For a time, West made a living from personal appearances as Batman. In 1974, when Ward and Craig reprised their Batman roles for a TV public-service announcement about equal pay for women, West was absent. Instead, Dick Gautier filled in as Batman. One of West's more memorable Batman appearances, after the series had ended, was with the Memphis-based United States Wrestling Association, where he engaged in a war of words with Jerry "The King" Lawler while wearing the cowl and a tracksuit, name-dropping Spider-Man. West subsequently appeared in the theatrical films The Marriage of a Young Stockbrocker, The Curse of the Moon Child, The Specialist, The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood, One Dark Night and Young Lady Chatterley II. West appeared in such television films as The Eyes of Charles Sand, Poor Devi
George Mitchell (actor)
George Mitchell was an American actor who performed from 1935 through 1971 in film, on Broadway. Mitchell was born February 1905, in Larchmont in Westchester County in New York, he decided to become an actor after marrying actress Katherine Squire. On television, Mitchell's credits include acting in two episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents called "Wally the Beard" with co-stars Larry Blyden and Kathie Brown, in which he played a knowledgeable and cranky seller of boats, "Forty Detectives Later", in which he portrayed the client of a private detective whom he hires to track the supposed murderer of his wife. On Broadway, 1969–70, he portrayed Chief Joseph in the play Indians, the source of Robert Altman's film Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson. George Mitchell acted in several films and television episodes with his wife, Katherine Squire, the two of them playing a husband-and-wife couple intrinsic to the story. One example was the two of them as an elderly couple in the Jack Nicholson film "Ride in the Whirlwind" — they first appear as a refuge for the two men on the run, but who become instrumental to the fugitives' destruction.
Other examples occurred in their roles in episodes of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour. George Mitchell's major acting credits include the film The Andromeda Strain, directed by Robert Wise, co-starring Arthur Hill, based on the novel of the same name by Michael Crichton, he played the comic relief as cranky old town drunk who, along with an infant, were among the only survivors of exposure to the deadly Andromeda Strain. Mitchell had roles on television in shows ranging from the 1950s dramas of the Golden Age of Television to the westerns of the 1960s, he was in the 1956 NBC adventure/musical The Adventures of Marco Polo, several episodes of both The Twilight Zone and One Step Beyond. Another speciality was police/crime shows: Perry Mason, Peter Gunn, The Detectives Starring Robert Taylor, The Untouchables, Stoney Burke, Sam Benedict, Naked City, he tried comedy and science-fiction-adventure shows. He was on Daktari, Run for Your Life, the 1961 NBC series, The Americans, a dramatization of family divisions in the American Civil War.
On the 1960s gothic soap opera Dark Shadows, he originated the role of Matthew Morgan. In 1940, he married Katherine Squire, with whom he worked on stage, in film, on television, he died on January 18, 1972, in Washington, D. C.. Mrs. Mitchell died in 1995. George Mitchell on IMDb George Mitchell at the Internet Broadway Database George Mitchell at the Internet Off-Broadway Database George Mitchell at Find a Grave
The Incorporated Television Company, or ITC Entertainment as it was referred to in the United States, was a British company involved in production and distribution of television programmes. Television mogul Lew Grade set up the Incorporated Television Programme Company with Prince Littler and Val Parnell in 1954. Designed to be a contractor for the UK's new ITV network, the company failed to win a contract when the Independent Television Authority felt that doing so would give too much control in the entertainment business to the Grade family's companies although the ITA said that ITP were free to make their own programmes which they could sell to the new network companies. ITP put most of the production budget into producing The Adventures of Robin Hood. However, the winner of one of the contracts, the Associated Broadcasting Development Company, had insufficient funds to start broadcasting, so the ITP owners were brought into the consortium and Lew Grade came to dominate it. In 1957, now known as Incorporated Television Company, the company became a subsidiary of the Associated Broadcasting Company –which soon changed its name to Associated Television after threats of legal action from fellow ITV company Associated British Corporation–and produced its own programmes for ATV and for syndication in the United States.
It distributed ATV material outside of the UK. From 1966 to 1982 it was a subsidiary of Associated Communications Corporation after the acquisition of ATV; the initials'ITC' stood for two different things: Independent Television Corporation for sales to the Americas, Incorporated Television Company for sales to the rest of the world. The American Independent Television Corporation was formed in 1958 as a joint venture with Jack Wrather. In September 1958 it purchased Television Programs of America for $11,350,000. Wrather sold his shares to Lew Grade at the end of the decade; the large foreign sales achieved by ITC during the British government's export drives of the 1960s and 1970s led to ACC receiving the Queen's Award for Export on numerous occasions until ITC's association with the broadcaster and success led to the demise of both ATV as a broadcaster and ITC as a production company in 1982. During 1988 The Bell Group, the owners of ITC were taken over by the Bond Corporation. Subsequently, the new owners started an asset-stripping programme.
In November 1988 ITC Entertainment was bought by its management. In 1990, ITC concentrated on low-budget feature films. TV production at ITC would not resume until the company forged a deal with producer David Gerber in 1993. In 1989, ITC Home Video was formed in the United Kingdom, to make use of the many hours of programmes in the archive unseen for years; this short-lived home entertainment division would end in 1991. In the following period, ITC continued to distribute its past library. In 1995, PolyGram purchased the company for $156 million. With Grade once again returning to ITC to act as a consultant until his death in December 1998. On 10 December 1998, Universal Studios' parent, Seagram purchased PolyGram for $10.2 billion. In early January 1999, Carlton Communications bought the ITC television and film library from PolyGram/Seagram for £91 million, which reunited the programme library of ATV and Central Television and doubled the stock of its library division Carlton International, by giving it a total of 15,000 hours of programming.
Carlton chairman Michael Green said:'The ITC library is a jewel in the crown. We can now unite it with the other gems from Britain's film and television heritage in our excellent library.' In 2004, Carlton merged with Granada plc to form ITV plc. ITV Studios continues to release ITC's original output through television and internet streaming repeats, books and DVD and Blu-ray releases. In 2005, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the company, Network DVD released a DVD box set entitled ITC 50 featuring episodes from eighteen different ITC productions. ITC is best known for being the company behind many successful British cult TV filmed series during the 1960s and 1970s, such as The Saint and Hopkirk, Danger Man, The Baron, Gideon's Way, The Champions, The Prisoner, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, Joe 90, Man in a Suitcase, Strange Report, Department S, The Persuaders!, Jason King, The Adventurer, The Protectors, Space 1999, Return of the Saint. It was the production company for The Muppet Show and Julie on Sesame Street which were both made at ATV's Elstree Studios and distributed in the UK by ATV and in the US by ITC.
ITC got its start as a production company when former American producer Hannah Weinstein approached Lew Grade. Weinstein wanted to make a programme called The Adventures of Robin Hood. Weinstein proposed making the series for ITV and marketing it in the United States through an American TV distribution company, Official Films; the series was a big success in both countries, running from 1955 until 1959 on ATV London. Grade realised the potential in overseas sales and colour television, ITC combined high production values with exotic locations and uses of variations on the same successful formula for the majority of its television output. Although most of the ITC series were produced in Britain, ITC worked with Television Programs of America and several series were filmed in America; the earliest ITC series produced in the US was Fury, a Saturday morning live-action series, about a beloved ranch horse, which starred Peter Graves and ran on N
Frank Alvin Silvera was a Jamaican-born American character actor and theatrical director. Born in Kingston and raised in Boston, Silvera dropped out of law school in 1934 after winning his first stage role. During the 1930s and 1940s, he was active in numerous stage productions on and off Broadway and appeared in radio shows. Silvera made his film debut in 1952. Over the course of his 36-year career, he was cast in a wide variety of ethnic roles in film and television. Silvera remained active in theatre. Silvera was nominated for a Best Actor Tony Award in 1963 for his role in The Lady of the Camellias, he founded the Theatre of Being, a Los Angeles theatre for black actors, in 1965. At the time of his death he had a recurring role in the NBC Western series The High Chaparral. Silvera was born in Kingston, Jamaica the son of a mixed race Jamaican mother, Gertrude Bell and Spanish Jewish father, Alfred Silvera, his family emigrated to the United States. Silvera began performing in amateur theatrical groups and at church.
He graduated from English High School of Boston and studied at Boston University, followed by the Northeastern Law School. Silvera left Northeastern Law School in 1934, when he was cast in Paul Green's production of Roll Sweet Chariot, he next joined the New England Repertory Theatre where he appeared in productions of MacBeth and The Emperor Jones. He worked at Federal Theatre and with the New Hampshire Repertory Theatre. In 1940, Silvera made his Broadway debut in a small role in Big White Fog, his career was interrupted in 1942, when he enlisted in the United States Navy during World War II. He was assigned to Camp Robert Smalls, where Owen Dodson were in charge of entertainment. Silvera directed and acted in radio programs and appeared in USO shows. Honorably discharged at the war's end in 1945, he joined the cast of Anna Lucasta and became a member of the Actors Studio. In 1952, Silvera made his film debut in The Cimarron Kid; because of his Latin appearance, he was cast in a variety of ethnic roles in films and television.
He was cast as General Huerta in Viva Zapata! which starred Marlon Brando. Silvera portrayed the role in the stage production, which opened at the Regent Theatre in New York City on February 28, 1952, he appeared in two films directed by Stanley Kubrick and Desire and Killer's Kiss. In August 1955, he appeared on Broadway in a revival of Thornton Wilder's The Skin of Our Teeth, which earned him favorable reviews. In November 1955, he portrayed John Pope, Sr. the Italian father of Ben Gazzara and Anthony Franciosa's characters on Broadway in Michael V. Gazzo's A Hatful of Rain, again was praised by critics. Silvera made guest appearances in numerous television series dramas and westerns, including Studio One in Hollywood, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Bat Masterson, Riverboat, The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters, The Untouchables, Bonanza. In 1962 he portrayed Dr. Koslenko in The Twilight Zone episode "Person or Persons Unknown", opposite Richard Long; that year, he played Minarii, a Polynesian man in the 1962 film Mutiny on the Bounty, again starring Marlon Brando.
In 1963, Silvera was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for playing Monsieur Duval in The Lady of the Camellias. In 1964, Silvera and Vantile Whitfield founded the Theatre of Being, a Los Angeles-based theatre dedicated to providing black actors with non-stereotypical roles. One of their first projects was producing The Amen Corner by African-American writer James Baldwin. Silvera and Whitfield with donations from friends, it opened on March 4, 1964 and would gross $200,000 within the year, moving to Broadway in April 1965. Beah Richards won critical acclaim for her performance as the lead. Silvera continued his career in guest star roles on television. In 1965, he appeared as Gaspar, one of the Biblical Magi in the epic film The Greatest Story Ever Told, In 1966, he teamed with Marlon Brando for a third time in the Western The Appaloosa; the next year, he portrayed Nick Sorello in The St. Valentine's Day Massacre, followed by guest roles on Dundee and the Culhane and The Wild Wild West.
He appeared as a Mexican bandit in the 1967 Martin Ritt-directed Western classic, based on the Elmore Leonard novel. In 1969, Silvera had a supporting role as Goatherd in Che!, as Lobero in the Zapata Western Guns of the Magnificent Seven. Silvera was hired as the first guest director at Fresno State College, with plans to stage a production of The Tea Concession by Henry J. Kemp-Blair, which reversed the racial positions of black and white in a drama about South Africa. However, he was forced to resign less than two weeks caught in the middle of administrative shakeups and the aborted hiring of Marvin X by the Black Studies department. "With this upheaval it seemed to blacks and browns that Silvera was part of the package, part of the hardline takeover. There was such a sense of despair and betrayal...they took it out on me," Silvera said to David Hale, theater writer for The Fresno Bee. "It seemed to me they thought I was the agent to smooth things over while the establishment hatched up something else dirty."At the time of his death, Silvera had a recurring role in the NBC western series The High Chaparral as the Mexican squire, Don Sebastian Montoya.
His final film, Valdez Is Coming, was released posthumously, in 1971. Silvera married actress Anna Lillian Quarles in 1942, they met. Quarles was the sister of educator Benjamin Arthur Quarles, they had two children, Frank, Jr. and Lin
An adventure is an exciting experience, a bold, sometimes risky, undertaking. Adventures may be activities with some potential for physical danger such as traveling, skydiving, mountain climbing, scuba diving, river rafting or participating in extreme sports. Adventurous experiences create psychological arousal, which can be interpreted as negative or positive. For some people, adventure becomes a major pursuit of itself. According to adventurer André Malraux, in his La Condition Humaine, "If a man is not ready to risk his life, where is his dignity?". Helen Keller stated that "Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."Outdoor adventurous activities are undertaken for the purposes of recreation or excitement: examples are adventure racing and adventure tourism. Adventurous activities can lead to gains in knowledge, such as those undertaken by explorers and pioneers – the British adventurer Jason Lewis, for example, uses adventures to draw global sustainability lessons from living within finite environmental constraints on expeditions to share with schoolchildren.
Adventure education intentionally uses challenging experiences for learning. Author Jon Levy suggests that an experience should meet several criteria to be considered an adventure: Be remarkable—that is, worth talking about Involve adversity and/or perceived risk Bring about personal growth Some of the oldest and most widespread stories in the world are stories of adventure such as Homer's The Odyssey; the knight errant was the form. The adventure novel exhibits these "protagonist on adventurous journey" characteristics as do many popular feature films, such as Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark. Adventure books may have the theme of the hero or main character going to face the wilderness or Mother Nature. Examples include My Side of the Mountain; these books are less about "questing", such as in mythology or other adventure novels, but more about surviving on their own, living off the land, gaining new experiences, becoming closer to the natural world. Many adventures are based on the idea of a quest: the hero goes off in pursuit of a reward, whether it be a skill, prize, or the safety of a person.
On the way, the hero must overcome various obstacles. Mythologist Joseph Campbell discussed his notion of the monomyth in his book, The Hero with a Thousand Faces. Campbell proposed that the heroic mythological stories from culture to culture followed a similar underlying pattern, starting with the "call to adventure", followed by a hazardous journey, eventual triumph. Many video games are adventure games. From ancient times and explorers have written about their adventures. Journals which became best-sellers in their day were written, such as Marco Polo's journal The Travels of Marco Polo or Mark Twain's Roughing It. Others were personal journals, only published, such as the journals of Lewis and Clark or Captain James Cook's journals. There are books written by those not directly a part of the adventure in question, such as The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe, or books written by those participating in the adventure but in a format other than that of a journal, such as Conquistadors of the Useless by Lionel Terray.
Documentaries use the theme of adventure as well. There are many sports classified as adventure sports, due to their inherent excitement; some of these include skydiving, or other extreme sports. List of genres Exploration Tourism Travel Sports Adventure travel Website of the Research Unit "Philology of Adventure": ongoing research project on the literary history of the adventure pattern What is an adventure? A definition of "adventure", "hero" and "epic" with an illustration of the hero's journey. Wikivoyage
Sebastian Cabot (actor)
Charles Sebastian Thomas Cabot was an English film and television actor, best remembered as the gentleman's gentleman, Giles French, opposite Brian Keith's character, William "Uncle Bill" Davis, in the CBS-TV sitcom Family Affair. He was known for playing the Wazir in the film Kismet and Dr. Carl Hyatt in the CBS-TV series Checkmate. Cabot was a voice performer in many Disney animated films. Not long thereafter, he brought life to Bagheera in The Jungle Book, his longest-standing role came through the Winnie the Pooh series, in which he narrated Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree, Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day, Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. Cabot was born in England. At the age of 14, he left school to work in an automotive garage, where he served as chauffeur and valet for British actor Frank Pettingell. Cabot became interested in theatre, after becoming acquainted with other actors and having worked for Pettingell, he joined a repertory company.
Cabot admitted. Cabot stated in a 1968 interview that he believed acting was a type of lying, he had gained a smoothness in his speech while serving as Pettingell's dressing room butler. At this time, Cabot developed a love of cooking and, at the urging of his father, became a chef. However, after wrecking a car, Cabot had to look for acting work on his own, he used an agency to find acting employment. Without attending any drama school, Cabot learned the hard way, having been fired on his first day in a show called On The Spot. However, finding more work, Cabot's confidence in his acting skills increased, he was soon receiving personal calls for employment, his formal acting career began with a bit part in Foreign Affaires. Other British films followed such as Love on the Dole, Pimpernel Smith, Old Mother Riley Overseas and Old Mother Riley Detective and They Made Me a Fugitive. In 1946, he portrayed Iago in a condensed short film version of Othello. Post-war, Cabot landed roles in such British films as Third Time Lucky, The Spider and the Fly, as the villainous Fouracada in Dick Barton Strikes Back.
He appeared in a couple of international productions, the Spanish-UK-USA Sinbad comedy Babes in Bagdad and the Italian version of Romeo and Juliet as Lord Capulet, before moving to the United States, where he worked for Disney on Westward Ho, the Wagons! and as the scheming landlord Jonathan Lyte in Johnny Tremain. In George Pal's production of H. G. Wells' The Time Machine. Meanwhile, Cabot had begun to work as a voice actor. In the 1950s he was featured in a radio show called Horizons West, a 13-part radio drama which followed the story of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, was the voice of Noah in the first recording of Igor Stravinsky's biblical'musical play' The Flood, he did voice parts for animated films such as Disney's The Sword In The Stone as Sir Ector, The Jungle Book as Bagheera. About this time Cabot began taking on television work, appearing in such series as Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Adventures of Hiram Holliday, on Frank Lovejoy's detective series Meet McGraw, with James Best in the western series Bonanza and Pony Express, The Beachcomber, The Red Skelton Show, The Twilight Zone.
Cabot had a two-year period as one of the three leads as college professor Dr. Carl Hyatt on Eric Ambler's detective show Checkmate, which co-starred Anthony George and Doug McClure; as Checkmate fit into the CBS Saturday schedule, Cabot appeared as Eric Whitaker in the 1960 episode "Five O'Clock Friday" on the ABC adventure series, The Islanders. Cabot was a regular panellist on Stump the Stars, he appeared on the NBC interview programme Here's Hollywood. In 1964, he hosted the short-lived television series and voiced or narrated a few other film and television projects, before he was cast from 1966 to 1971 as Giles French in the CBS series Family Affair, with Brian Keith and Kathy Garver. Cabot did not halt his other television work during the run of Family Affair. Cabot was the host of Journey to Midnight as well as other work from the period, he was so vividly etched as French in viewers' minds that he never shook the image after Family Affair ended production in 1971. He received another role as the host of a supernatural anthology.
Following the series' demise, Cabot played Kris Kringle in the television remake of Miracle on 34th Street. Cabot appeared in another Christmas project, the television film The City That Forgot About Christmas, narrated two more Pooh projects, Winnie the Pooh and Tigger, Too! and The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. He released an album of spoken recitations of songs by Bob Dylan, as Sebastian Cabot, actor/Bob Dylan, poet, in 1967. Two tracks from this album appear on the Rhino Records compilation Golden Throats: The Great Celebrity Sing O