Ian Abercrombie was a British actor. In Seinfeld, he played Justin Pitt, Elaine's picky and compulsive boss. Abercrombie had a long list of shows to his credit, to include Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Tales from the Crypt and Coach. In his later years he voiced Darth Sidious on an animated version of Star Wars called Clone Wars.
Ian Abercrombie passed away on January 26, 2012, from myocardial infarction. He was 77.
A blog dedicated to the legality of the issues that arise in Seinfeld episodes, Seinfeld Law, has analyzed many of the classic Mr. Pitt moments, who was played by Ian Abercrombie, as they might have played out in a court of law.