Land Before Time actor John Ingle Dead at 84

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John Ingle

John Ingle

Actor John Ingle, who portrayed Cera’s father in many incarnations of The Land Before Time, died Sunday in Los Angeles. He was 84.

Ingle took over the role of scheming patriarch Edward Quartermaine on the soap opera General Hospital in 1993. He made his last appearance in an episode that aired last week.

He voiced Cera’s father and/or the narrator in the direct-to-video movies The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure (1994), The Land Before Time III: The Time of the Great Giving (1995), The Land Before Time V: The Mysterious Island (1997), The Land Before Time VI: The Secret of Saurus Rock (1998), The Land Before Time VII: The Stone of Cold Fire (2000), The Land Before Time IX: Journey to the Big Water (2002), The Land Before Time X: The Great Longneck Migration (2003), The Land Before Time XI: Invasion of the Tinysauruses (2005), The Land Before Time XII: The Great Day of the Flyers (2006) and The Land Before Time XIII: The Wisdom of Friends (2007).

In addition, he provided the voice of Cera’s father in the 2007 animated series The Land Before Time.

Ingle was Wise Paw in the 21-episode 1985 syndicated series Paw Paws, a segment of the animated block The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera.

In Animaniacs, he voiced the Judge in the 1993 episode “La La Law.”

He was in the voice casts of the 1981 series Smurfs, in addition to the 1997 Extreme Ghostbusters episodes “Seeds of Destruction” and “Deadliners,” and the 1985 The Jetsons episode “Elroy in Wonderland.”

Ingle’s career lasted for over 30 years. He was seen in such live-action TV series as Days of Our Lives, ‘Big Love and The Drew Carey Show. His films included Batman and Robin and Heathers.

Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on May 7, 1928, he graduated from Occidental College. He taught at Hollywood High School, UCLA and Beverly Hills High School before turning to acting.

Grace-Lynne Martin, his wife of 57 years, died on February 11 this year. John Ingle is survived by their five daughters, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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