Fredric Abbott

Fredric William Abbott (16 October 1928 – 10 July 1996) was an Australian stage, film and television actor.[1]

Fredric Abbott
in The Saint:The Best Laid Schemes (1968)
Fredric William Abbott

(1928-10-16)16 October 1928
Died10 July 1996(1996-07-10) (aged 67)
Cherrybrook, NSW, Australia
Spouse(s)Joanne Mavis Henthorn

Of Irish descent, Abbott was born a fifth-generation Australian in Newtown, Sydney and was educated at Newtown Boys High School. His career began in the late 1950s at Doris Fitton's Independent Theatre in North Sydney.[1][2]

His TV appearances include Z-Cars (1962), The Avengers (1963),[3] The Saint (1963-8), Danger Man (1965-6), The Baron (1966), Man in a Suitcase (1968), Department S (1969), The Champions (1969), The Troubleshooters (1971) and The Flying Doctors (1985).[4] His film appearances include Fun and Games (1971), Tower of Evil (1972), Mistress Pamela (1974) and Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978).[1][5]

He died in 1996 after an 18-month-long battle with cancer.[1]


Year Title Role Notes
1961The Hellfire ClubPrison GuardUncredited
1962On the BeatMinor RoleUncredited
1965The Good Woman of Chester SquareNorman Swithin2 episodes
1967CamelotSir GeoffreyUncredited
1971Fun and GamesForbus
1972Tower of EvilSaul
1974Mistress PamelaJohn Andrews
1978Revenge of the Pink PantherDouvier's Soldier #1


  1. "Frederic Abbot 1926-1996". The Sydney Morning Herald. 17 July 1996. p. 36. Retrieved 17 August 2017.
  2. "AusStage".
  3. Rogers, Dave (25 April 1983). The Avengers. ITV Books in association with Michael Joseph. Retrieved 16 April 2012.
  4. "Fredric Abbott".
  5. "Fredric Abbott".

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