Actor Henry Polic II died of cancer on 11 August 2013. Born on 20 February 1945 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he was best known for his co-starring role as Jerry Silver on the television series Webster (1983-89), and then as the British-accented Scarecrow on the early 1990s’ animated Batman series. He also starred as Dracula in the short-lived 1976 series Monster Squad.
Polic was also a stage actor and director, appeared on several game shows, and in 1986-87, hosted the game show Double Talk. He began his TV career as the Sheriff of Nottingham in the 1975 Mel Brooks series When Things Were Rotten. His other genre appearances include: Mighty Max (1994), They Came from Outer Space (1991), Midnight Patrol: Adventures in the Dream Zone (1990), Superman (1988), Darkroom (1982), two episodes of Fantasy Island (1978 and 1981), Smurfs (1981), Oh, God! Book II (1980), The Incredible Hulk (1980), Mork & Mindy (1979), and The Bionic Woman (1976).
A memorial scholarship fund has been established in Polic’s name at his alma mater, Florida State University, benefiting the School of Theatre’s annual productions.