Ian Wolfe was an American actor whose films date from 1934 to 1990. Until 1934, he worked as a theatre actor. Wolfe mostly found work as a character actor, appearing in over 270 films.
Wolfe was also a veteran of World War I when he served as a volunteer medical specialist.
Wolfe's best-known role may have been in the 1946 movie Bedlam, in which he played a lawyer confined to an asylum.
Wolfe wrote and self-published two books of poetry Forty-Four Scribbles and a Prayer: Lyrics and Ballads and Sixty Ballads and Lyrics In Search of Music.
Wolfe appeared in the 1966 Perry Mason episode, "The Case of the Midnight Howler," as Abel Jackson. He also appeared in two episodes of the original Star Trek television series: "Bread and Circuses" as Septimus, and "All Our Yesterdays" as Mr. Atoz, and portrayed the wizard Traquil in the cult series Wizards and Warriors. In 1982, Wolfe had a small recurring role on the TV series WKRP in Cincinnati as Hirsch, the sarcastic, irreverent butler to WKRP owner Lillian Carlson.
Wolfe, who worked until the last couple of years of his life, died January 23, 1992, at age 95, of natural causes.