Ernie Sabella

Ernie Sabella

  • Highest Rated: 96% Quiz Show (1994)
  • Lowest Rated: 19% City Heat (1984)
  • Birthday: Sep 19, 1949
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Character actor Ernie Sabella has made almost too many memorable turns in film and television to mention. The New York native studied theater at the University of Miami, where he performed at the prestigious Jerry Herman Ring Theatre. He subsequently began a professional acting career that would prove to be prolific both on-stage and in front of the camera. He would appear in production of such plays and musicals as Guys and Dolls, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Chicago, Man of La Mancha, Sweet Charity, and others. Sabella's film and television career began with notable TV guest appearances on shows like Alice and Cheers. He played curmudgeonly boss Leon Carosi in the final season of Saved by the Bell in 1992, and in 1994, he provided the voice for Pumbaa the warthog in Disney's The Lion King. He would continue to play Pumbaa in the Lion King's sequels, and maintained a steady working relationship with Disney, playing Mr. Petrachelli on the hit tween series That's So Raven.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

43% Bakery in Brooklyn (My Bakery in Brooklyn) Dave 2017
No Score Yet The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar Pumbaa 2015
No Score Yet The Challenger Frankie 2015
No Score Yet Listen To Your Heart Tony 2010
78% The Lion King 1 1/2 Pumbaa 2004
No Score Yet Mickey's Magical Christmas - Snowed in at the House of Mouse Pumbaa 2001
No Score Yet Annie Mr. Bundles 1999
27% The Out-of-Towners Getaway Driver 1999
62% The Lion King II: Simba's Pride Pumbaa 1998
42% Mouse Hunt Maury 1997
72% In & Out Aldo Hooper 1997
29% Roommates Stash 1995
96% Quiz Show Car Salesman 1994
93% The Lion King Pumbaa $94.3M 1994
No Score Yet Faith Actor 1992
No Score Yet Going Under The Mole 1991
25% Fright Night 2 Dr. Harrison 1989
57% Tough Guys Hotel Clerk 1986
No Score Yet Copacabana Actor 1985
19% City Heat Ballistics Expert 1984

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet The Lion Guard
2016
Voice
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
2010
Leon
  • 2015
94% The Good Wife
2009-2016
Murray
  • 2014
No Score Yet That's So Raven
2003-2007
Mr. Petracelli
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Practice
1997-2004
Harland Bassett
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
No Score Yet Mad About You
1992-1999
Maurice
  • 1994
No Score Yet A Different World
1987-1993
Demarco
  • 1992
57% Davis Rules
1991-1992
Coach
  • 1992
88% Seinfeld
1989-1998
Naked Guy
  • 1992
No Score Yet Saved by the Bell
1988-1993
Carosi Leon Carosi
  • 1991
No Score Yet Murphy Brown
1988
Julian
  • 1991
  • 1990
No Score Yet Coach
1989-1997
Ernie
  • 1990
No Score Yet Newhart
1982-1990
Cop Ed
  • 1990
  • 1983
No Score Yet Married...With Children
1987-1997
Pond
  • 1987
No Score Yet Perfect Strangers
1986-1993
Donald Twinkacetti
  • 1987
  • 1986
No Score Yet Cheers
1982-1993
Guest Santo Stan
  • 1985
33% Encore! Encore!
1999
Leo
No Score Yet Timon & Pumbaa
1999
Voice

QUOTES FROM Ernie Sabella CHARACTERS

Pumbaa
Ya know, in times like these, my buddy Timon says "You gotta put your behind in the past"
Pumbaa
Ya know, in times like these, my buddy Timon says 'You gotta put your behind in the past'
Timon
No, no, no....amateur. Lie down before you hurt yourself. It's "You gotta put your past behind ya."
Timon
No, no, no....amateur. Lie down before you hurt yourself. It's 'You gotta put your past behind ya.'
Banzai
Hey, who's the pig?
Pumbaa
Are you talking to me?
Timon
Oh, you called him a pig.
Timon
You shouldn't have done that.
Pumbaa
ARE YOU TALKING TO ME?
Timon
Now you're in for it!
Pumbaa
THEY CALLED ME, MR. PIG!
Timon
(Singing) Luau! If you're hungry for a hunk of fat & juicy meat Eat my buddy, Pumbaa, here because he is a treat Come on down and dine on this tasty swine All you gotta do is get in line! Are you aching? adsf a
Timon
[singing] Luau! If you're hungry for a hunk of fat & juicy meat Eat my buddy, Pumbaa, here because he is a treat Come on down and dine on this tasty swine All you gotta do is get in line! Are you aching?
Pumbaa
Yup, yup, yup!
Timon
(Singing) For some bacon?!
Timon
[singing] For some bacon?!
Timon
(Singing) He's a big pig!
Timon
[singing] He's a big pig!
Pumbaa
Yup, yup!
Pumbaa
(Singing) You can be a big pig, too! Oi!
Pumbaa
[singing] You can be a big pig, too! Oi!
Timon
This stinks
Timon
This stinks.
Pumbaa
Oops! Sorry.
Timon
Not you, them.
Pumbaa
I ate like a pig.
Timon
You are a pig, Pumba.
Pumbaa
Maybe you should look beyond the big pointy rock.
Timon
Hey, I know: maybe I should look BEYOND the big pointy rock!
Timon
Gee. He looks blue.
Pumbaa
I'd say brownish-gold.
Timon
No, no, no, no. I mean he's depressed.
Pumbaa
Oh.
Timon
You okay kid?
Simba
I guess so...
Pumbaa
You nearly died.
Timon
I saved you!
Pumbaa
[Snorts]
Pumbaa
[snorts]
Timon
Well, uh, Pumbaa helped. A little.
Timon
Hakuna matata!
Young Simba
Hakuna matata?
Pumbaa
It's our motto.
Young Simba
What's a motto?
Timon
I don't know, what's the matter with you?
Pumbaa
What's eating you?
Timon
Nothing, he's at the top of the food chain!
Timon
Pumbaa, hey. What's going on?
Pumbaa
She's gonna eat me!
Timon
Huh? (looks at Nala running towards them) Whoa! Geez, why do I always have to save your- Ahh!
Timon
Huh? [looks at Nala running towards them] Whoa! Geez, why do I always have to save your- Ahh!
Simba
(Attacks Nala to protect Timon and Pumbaa)
Simba
[attacks Nala to protect Timon and Pumbaa]
Timon
Hey, he looks blue.
Pumbaa
I'd say brownish-gold.
Timon
No,no,no,no, I mean he is depressed.
Timon
No, no, no. I mean he's depressed.
Pumbaa
Oh.
Pumbaa
What do we do? What do we do?
Timon
There's one thing, Pumbaa. "When the going gets tough, the tough get going." That's our motto.
Timon
There's one thing, Pumbaa. 'When the going gets tough, the tough get going.' That's our motto.
Pumbaa
I thought our motto was, "Hakuna Matata."
Pumbaa
I thought our motto was, 'Hakuna Matata.'
Timon
Pumbaa, stop living in the past! We need a new motto. Yee-haw. (Both screaming "for war," lion roars at them, both scream) Like I said, "Let's get going!"
Timon
Pumbaa, stop living in the past! We need a new motto. Yee-haw. [both screaming 'for war,' lion roars at them, both scream] Like I said, 'let's get going!
Timon
Geez, it's a lion! Run Pumbaa! Move it!
Pumbaa
Hey, Timon! It's just a little lion. Look at him. So cute, and all alone. Can we keep him?
Timon
Pumbaa, are you nuts!? We're talking about a lion. Lions eat guys like us!
Pumbaa
But he's so little.
Timon
It's gonna get bigger.
Pumbaa
Maybe he'll be on our side.
Timon
Ha! That's the stupidest thing I have ever heard! Maybe he'll be... Wait, I got it. What if he is on our side? You know having a lion around might not be such a bad idea.
Pumbaa
I ate like a pig
Pumbaa
I ate like a pig.
Charley Brewster
(about Peter Vincent) I never returned his calls. To tell the truth I'm a little scared...
Charley Brewster
(about Peter Vincent) I never returned his calls. To tell the truth I'm a little scared.
Dr. Harrison
Of vampires?
Charley Brewster
No.
Dr. Harrison
Why?
Charley Brewster
Because vampires aren't real.
Pumbaa
It's our motto.
Young Simba
What's a motto?
Timon
Nothing. What's a motto with you?