John Abineri

Last updated 09 January 2020

John Abineri (1928-2000)
(this image appears for illustrative purposes only and no attempt is made to supersede any copyright attributed to it)

John Abineri

Born: Friday 18th May 1928
Died: Thursday 29th June 2000 (age: 72)


John Abineri was an English actor.

Born in London, he attended the Old Vic drama school.

His extensive television performances included a regular role in Survivors (as Hubert Goss) and four performances on Doctor Who - in Fury from the Deep, Death to the Daleks, The Power of Kroll, and, most notably, as the misguided General Carrington in The Ambassadors of Death. He also appeared in the Blake's 7 episode Hostage, taking over the role of Ushton after the sudden death of the actor Duncan Lamont, his co-star in the aforementioned Death to the Daleks.

He also appeared as Herne the Hunter in HTV's Robin of Sherwood.

He received an Emmy nomination for his performance as Chingachgook in the TV adaptation of Last Of The Mohicans (1971) and Hawkeye, The Pathfinder (1973). He also played the butler in the original Ferrero Rocher Ambassador's reception advert.

He was the father of actors Sebastian and Daniel Abineri.