Actor List

Actors who have portrayed reel librarians, arranged alphabetically by surname

ABCDEFGH – I – JKLMNOP – Q – RST – U – VW – X – Y – Z


Anthony Allan as Phil Sergeant in Fast and Loose (1939)

Erick Avari as Dr. Terrence Bey in The Mummy (1999)

Tony Azito as Librarian in Necronomicon:  Book of the Dead (1993)

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Eric Bana as Henry DeTamble in The Time Traveler’s Wife (2009)

John Barclay as Book #2 in Soylent Green (1973)

Javier Bardem as Reinaldo Arenas in Before Night Falls (2000)

Alan Barry as Archivist Jenkins in In the Name of the Father (1993)

Kit Bateman as Library Assistant in Chainsaw Sally (2004)

Timothy Bateson as Mr. Groom the Librarian in Twisted Nerve (1968)

Paul Benjamin as English in Escape from Alcatraz (1979)

Richard Benjamin as Neil Klugman in Goodbye, Columbus (1969)

Adam Biesk as Librarian in Flight of the Intruder (1991)

Tony Bill as Raef del Grado in You’re a Big Boy Now (1966)

Ernest Borgnine as Henry, The Records Keeper in RED (2010)

Clay Boss as Tape Library Man in Brainstorm (1983)

Harry C. Bradley (uncredited) in Cain and Mabel (1936)

Adam Bryant as Librarian in Awakenings (1990)

Robert Burns as Archivist in Abandon (2002)

Ty Burrell as Connor, White House curator (a reel archivist), in National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets (2007)

Richard Burton as Alec Leamus in The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)

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Roger Callard as Conan the Librarian in UHF (1989)

Jimmy Casino as Tape Library Technician in Brainstorm (1983)

Damian Chapa as Miklo in Bound by Honor (1993)

Tom Conti as Norman in The Norman Conquests (TV, 1977)

Melville Cooper as Mr. Collins in Pride and Prejudice (1940)

Richard da Costa as Head Librarian (orangutan form) in The Color of Magic (TV, 1998)

Wally Cox as Mr. Berry in The Night Strangler (TV, 1973)

Rory Culkin as Gabriel in Columbus (2017)

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David Davies as Mr. Beynon in Only Two Can Play (1962)

Stringer Davis as Mr. Stringer in The Alphabet Murders (1965); Murder Ahoy (1964); Murder at the Gallop (1963); Murder Most Foul (1964); Murder She Said (1961)

Bill Derringer as John McKee in Goodbye, Columbus (1969)

Victor Desy as Librarian in Agnes of God (1985)

Cyril Delevanti as Book #4 in Soylent Green (1973)

Robert Downey, Jr. as Alex Finch in Chances Are (1989)

William Duff-Griffin as Wentworth, FBI Librarian in The House on Carroll Street (1988)

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Eric Edwards as Pearl, the Record Keeper in Blade (1998)

Michael Elsworth as Gondorian Archivist in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

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Morgan Farley as Book #1 in Soylent Green (1973)

Juan Fernández as Attendant (library assistant) in Necronomicon:  Book of the Dead (1993)

Jack Fletcher as Alvin in Off Beat (1986)

James Frain as Forney Hull in Where the Heart Is (2000)

Stephen Fry as Librarian in MirrorMask (2005)

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Johnny Galecki as Jude in Bookies (2003)

James Gandolfini as Albert in Enough Said (2013)

Jack Gilford as William Peabody in They Might Be Giants (1971)

Steven Goldstein as Librarian in Homicide (1991)

Harold Goodwin as Library Clerk (uncredited) in Shock Treatment (1964)

Kenneth Griffith as Ieuan Jenkins in Only Two Can Play (1962)

Charles Grodin as Harrison Winslow in Heart and Souls (1993)

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Michael Habeck as Berengar in The Name of the Rose (1986)

Billy Halop as Johnnie Stone in You Can’t Get Away with Murder (1939)

Tom Hanks as Joe Banks in Joe Versus the Volcano (1990)

Tomas Havrlik as Vilder, Mage in Dungeons and Dragons (2000)

Sid Hillman as Librarian in City of Angels (1998)

Noel Howlett as Abbey Librarian in Quatermass and the Pit (aka Five Million Years to Earth, 1967)

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Derek Jacobi as Sir Owen Morshead in My Week with Marilyn (2011)

Sam Jaffe as “Doc” Erwin Riedenschneider in The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

Thomas Jefferson as Mr. Wilkinson in Forbidden (1932)

Freddie Jones as Mr. Koreander, the Librarian in The Neverending Story III: Escape from Fantasia (1994)

Orlando Jones as Vox in The Time Machine (2002)

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Hiro Kanagawa as Kenneth in The Age of Adaline (2015)

Peter Kastner as Bernard Chanticleer in You’re a Big Boy Now (1966)

Ezra Khan as Kamar-Taj Librarian in Doctor Strange (2016)

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Ronald William Lawrence as Library Clerk in The Ring (2002)

Stan Lee as School Librarian in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

Tómas Lemarquis as File Clerk (reel archivist) in Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Christopher Lloyd as Mr. Dewey/Pagemaster in The Pagemaster (1994)

Jaye Loft-Lyn as Microfilm Library Clerk in Pickup on South Street (1953)

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James MacArthur as Clayboy Spencer in Spencer’s Mountain (1963)

Read MacGuirtose as Cranky Librarian in He’s On My Mind (2009)

Kyle MacLachlan as Edward Wilde in The Librarian: Quest for the Spear (2004)

Patrick Macnee as Invisible Jones in The Avengers (1998)

Miles Malleson as Watson, Newspaper Librarian in This Was Paris (1942)

Richard Masur as Prison Librarian (uncredited) in Bound by Honor (1993)

Charles McKeown as Mr. Cunliffe in Prick Up Your Ears (1987)

Herman Meckler as Vernon Elliott in Ragtime (1981)

Ron Menchine as Post Librarian in All the President’s Men (1976)

James Millhollin as Ship’s Librarian in Bon Voyage! (1962)

Robert Monroe as Archives Clerk in The Changeling (1980)

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Bob Newhart as Judson in The Librarian: Quest for the Spear (2004); The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mines (2006)

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Liam O’Callaghan as Archivist 2 in In the Name of the Father (1993)

Chris O’Donnell as Charlie Simms in Scent of a Woman (1992)

Alfred Ono as Mr. Fong in Elephant (2003)

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Milton Parsons as Lewis Clark Dobbs (uncredited) in The Monster That Challenged the World (1957)

Mandy Patinkin as Nick Chaney in Maxie (1985)

Laurence Payne as Edgar Marsh in The Tell-Tale Heart (1960)

David Peevers as Microfilm Clerk in The Changeling (1980)

Don Perry as Book Man in Ricochet (1991)

Andrew Potok as Library Technician in Homicide (1991)

Volker Prechtel as Malachia in The Name of the Rose (1986)

Vincent Price as Julian White in From a Whisper to a Scream (1987)

Jonathan Pryce as Sam Lowry in Brazil (1985)

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Tim Reid as Michael Hanlon in It (1990)

Judge Reinhold as Joe Gower in Off Beat (1986)

Guy Richardson as Librarian in The Ring (2002)

Ralph Richardson as Librarian in Rollerball (1975)

Arthur Riordan as Librarian in Borstal Boy (2000)

Michael Ripper as Mr. Lofthouse in The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)

Blake Ritson as Nick in Shooting the Past (TV, 1999)

Jason Robards as Charles Halloway in Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)

Tim Robbins as Andy Dufresne in The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Edward G. Robinson as Sol Roth in Soylent Green (1973)

Jay Robinson as Uncle Ephram in Transylvania Twist (1989)

Tom Rooney as Jeremy in The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

John Rothman as Roger Delacorte in Ghostbusters (1984); as Librarian in Sophie’s Choice (1982)

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John Salew as Librarian in Curse of the Demon (1957)

Raphael Sbarge as Sherman in My Science Project (1985)

Peter Sellers as John Lewis in Only Two Can Play (1962)

John Simm as Frank in Miranda (2002)

Hugh Simon as Librarian in Possession (2002)

Terence Slater as Library Receptionist in Personals (1990)

Delos V. Smith, Jr. as Mr. Scapelle in Goodbye, Columbus (1969)

Timothy Spall as Oswald Bates in Shooting the Past (TV, 1999)

Jaye Stewart as Male Librarian in All the President’s Men (1976)

Juris Strenga as Tsarev in Archangel (TV, 2005)

Dolph Sweet as Charlie in Gideon’s Trumpet (TV, 1980)

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Nicholas Tennant as Head Librarian (human form) in The Color of Magic (TV, 1998)

Rip Torn as I. H. Chanticleer in You’re a Big Boy Now (1966)

Henry Travers as Pop in You Can’t Get Away with Murder (1939)

Terry Troutt as Donald in The Attic (1980)

John Turturro as Neil Pepper in Off Beat (1986)

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John Van Eyssen as Jonathan Harker in Horror of Dracula (1958)

Gus Van Sant as Library Assistant (uncredited) in Finding Forrester (2000)

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Tracey Walter as Librarian in Philadelphia (1993)

James Whitmore as Brooks Hatlen in The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

L. B. Williams as Howard in Party Girl (1995)

Ian Wolfe as Mr. Wilkies in Fast and Loose (1939)

Benedict Wong as Wong in Doctor Strange (2016) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Hugh E. Wright as Librarian in The Good Companions (1933)

Noah Wyle as Flynn Carson in The Librarian: Quest for the Spear (2004); The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mines (2006)

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Alan Zitner as Dr. Fleming in The Phantom (1996)

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