Arthur Malet
Arthur Malet
Arthur Malet
General Information:
Occupation: Actor
Years active: 1956–1998
Date of birth: (1927-09-24)24 September 1927
Born in: Lee-on-the-Solent, Hampshire, England
Died: 18 May 2013(2013-05-18) (aged 85)
Died in: Santa Monica, California
Series/character information
Appeared on/in
and/or involved with:
I Dream of Jeannie
Appeared as: Jeannie's Uncle Azmire in "Uncle A-Go-Go" in Season 4

Arthur Malet (24 September 1927 – 18 May 2013) veteran British stage, film and television actor Arthur Malet[1] appears on I Dream of Jeannie as Uncle Azmire, one of Jeannie's two English uncles who must approve of Tony in order for the two to marry each other in the Season 5 episode "Uncle A-Go-Go".

Life and career

Born Vivian R. Malet in Lee-on-the-Solent, Hampshire, England, Arthur emigrated to the United States in the 1950s, changed his forename to Arthur, began acting onstage, and won two Drama Desk Awards in 1957. He came to some prominence in 1960s films, often playing characters much older than his real age, such as Mr. Dawes, Jr., in Disney's Mary Poppins.

He played undertaker Ted Ulam in Norman Jewison's 1967 film In the Heat of the Night, and Joe Fenwick in a 1972 episode of Columbo, "Dagger of the Mind". He went on to play a village elder in Mel Brooks's Young Frankenstein in 1974, the graveyard keeper in John Carpenter's Halloween in 1978, a houseman in the film Oh God, You Devil (1984), and Tootles in Hook in 1991.[2]

His appearances on television included episodes of The Donna Reed Show, The Rifleman, Adventures in Paradise, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour ("The McGregor Affair"; originally aired 23 November 1964), and Bewitched ("The Trial and Error of Aunt Clara"; originally aired 2 February 1967). In 1965 he appeared as murder victim Ralph Day in the Perry Mason episode, "The Case of the Golden Venom." He played a vagrant whom stole Aunt Bea's pin on The Andy Griffith Show in 1966. He voiced the character of "Mr. Ages" in The Secret of NIMH in 1982.


Arthur died 18 May 2013 from natural causes at his home in Burbank, California at the age of 85.


  1. Tom B.. "Boot Hill: RIP Arthur Malet". Retrieved 16 September 2013. 
  2. Arthur Malet profile at; retrieved 2 January 2007.

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