Clive Revill (b. 1930) is a New Zealand-born character actor, usually cast as the stock Hollywood version of an Englishman. He played Grimsby in the two pilot episodes for Little Mermaid's Island in 1990. In 1996, he hosted The Muppets Take to the High Seas: The Making of Muppet Treasure Island.
Revill's long career has encompassed stage, screen, television, radio, and animation and video game voices. A veteran Shakespearean, Revill studied with the Old Vic and performed in Hamlet and Julius Caesar, among others. In musicals, he played Sam Weller in Mr. Pickwick and Fagin in Oliver! and also played lead roles in Gilbert and Sullivan operettas.
Revill's first film lead was as the title character in The Headless Ghost (1959), though his best known screen assignment may be as the voice of Emperor Palpatine in The Empire Strikes Back (though the more recent DVD versions redubbed his dialogue with Ian McDiarmid, who assumed the role in the subsequent films).