Ernest "Ernie" Sabella is an American actor and voice actor, who is best known for his role as the voice of Pumbaa in The Lion King franchise.

He also played Mr. Bundles in Annie, a carsalesman in Quiz Show, Stash in Roommates, and Mr. Petracelli in the That's So Raven episodes "Mother Dearest" and "Escape Claus".

Disney Roles



  • Sabella is the only actor of the original Lion King franchise to reprise his role for the Disney Junior spinoff The Lion Guard.
  • Sabella was originally set to appear in the 2005 adaption of The Producers alongside his Lion King co-stars Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane, but his scenes were cut in the final product. Fortunately, Sabella's scenes can still be found in the deleted scenes on the DVD.
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