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Rudy Bond

Rudolph Bond (October 10, 1912 – March 29, 1982) was an American actor who was active from 1947 until his death. His work spanned Broadway, Hollywood and US television. Bond was introduced to the world of acting at the age of 16. He was playing basketball with a group of friends when Julie Sutton, the director of a city amateur acting group (Neighborhood Players, which performed in the same building as the basketball area) approached the group and asked if anybody wanted to be in an upcoming play. He volunteered, and acted in several plays before leaving Philadelphia to join the United States Army. He spent four years in the army, was wounded while serving in World War II, and returned to Philadelphia upon his discharge. He continued acting in the Neighborhood Players until 1945, when he won second prize in the John Golden Award for Actors, which allowed him to enroll in Elia Kazan's Actor's Studio in New York City. Kazan got him a substantial role in two stage productions. After his success in the second (A Streetcar Named Desire), he was invited to Hollywood to recreate his stage role in the movie version. In 1951 he appeared in "Romeo and Juliet" at the Broadhurst Theatre in New York and in 1960 he toured in "Fiorello" (which starred Tom Bosley). He spent the next thirty years bouncing between California and New York, and between movie and television work.


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Born:
Oct 1, 1912 In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Movie/TV Credits:
29
First Appeared:
In the series Studio One 1948-11-07
Latest Project:
Series Mario Puzo's The Godfather: The Complete Novel for Television 1977-11-12
Known For
Poster of Hercules in New York
Poster of The Mountain Road
Poster of 12 Angry Men
Poster of On the Waterfront
Filmography
Series Mario Puzo's The Godfather: The Complete Novel for Television Carmine Cuneo 1977-11-12
Series Quincy, M.E. Unknown 1976-10-03
Series Baretta Unknown 1975-01-17
Series Petrocelli Unknown 1974-03-16
Movie The Super Cops Policeman (uncredited) 1974-03-20
Movie The Taking of Pelham One Two Three Phil - Police Commissioner 1974-10-02
Series Kojak Unknown 1973-10-24
Movie The Godfather Carmine Cuneo 1972-03-14
Movie Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me? Newsdealer 1971-06-15
Movie Hercules in New York Ship Captain 1970-02-23
Movie Move Detective Sawyer 1970-07-31
Series Arrest and Trial Unknown 1963-09-15
Movie The Mountain Road Sergeant Miller 1960-06-15
Series New York Confidential Unknown 1959-01-01
Movie Middle of the Night Gould 1959-05-20
Series Play of the Week Unknown 1959-10-12
Movie Run Silent, Run Deep Sonarman 1st Class Cullen 1958-03-27
Series Naked City Unknown 1958-09-30
Movie 12 Angry Men Judge (uncredited) 1957-04-10
Movie The Hard Man John Rodman 1957-12-01
Movie The Brothers Rico Charlie Gonzales 1957-09-01
Movie Bang the Drum Slowly Dutch 1956-09-26
Movie Nightfall Red 1956-11-09
Series Playwrights '56 Unknown 1955-10-04
Movie On the Waterfront Moose 1954-06-22
Movie Miss Sadie Thompson Pvt. Hodges 1953-12-23
Movie A Streetcar Named Desire Steve 1951-09-18
Series Lux Video Theatre Unknown 1950-10-02
Series Studio One Unknown 1948-11-07