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Basil Ruysdael

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Basil Ruysdael (July 24, 1888 - October 10, 1960) was an American film actor and opera singer. Description above from the Wikipedia article Basil Ruysdael, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia. He started his career as a baritone singer for the Metropolitan Opera Company in the early 1900's and appeared on the New York stage in 1918. Moving to California in 1923, he was a voice teacher for many actors. Encouraged to try acting himself, he made his big screen debut in "Cocoanuts" (1929). For the next 30 years he was a frequent character performer in films to include "Come to the Stable" (1949), "Broken Arrow" (1950), "People Will Talk" (1951), "The Last Hurrah" (1958) and "The Horse Soldiers" (1960). He also did voice over in "101 Dalmatians" (1961) and appeared on the TV shows "Perry Mason", "Official Detective", "Father knows Best" and "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color. He at the age of 72 of complications following surgery.

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Jul 24, 1888 In Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Cocoanuts 1929-05-23
Latest Project:
Movie The Story of Ruth 1960-06-17
Known For
Poster of Black Saddle
Poster of Perry Mason
Poster of General Electric Theater
Poster of Dealers in Death
Movie The Story of Ruth Shammah 1960-06-17
Series Black Saddle Unknown 1959-01-10
Movie The Horse Soldiers The Reverend (Jefferson Military Academy) 1959-06-11
Movie The Last Hurrah The Episcopal Bishop 1958-12-31
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21
Movie Jubal Shem Hoktor 1956-04-06
Movie Diane Chamberlain 1956-01-12
Movie These Wilder Years Judge 1956-08-17
Movie The Violent Men Tex Hinkleman 1955-01-26
Movie Blackboard Jungle Prof. A.R. Kraal 1955-03-25
Movie Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier Gen. / President Andrew Jackson 1955-05-25
Movie Pearl of the South Pacific Tuan Michael 1955-09-16
Movie The Shanghai Story Rev. Hollingsworth 1954-09-01
Movie Davy Crockett, Indian Fighter General Jackson 1954-12-15
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie Boots Malone Preacher Cole 1952-01-11
Movie Carrie Mr. Fitzgerald 1952-07-17
Movie The Scarf Cyrus Barrington 1951-04-06
Movie Raton Pass Pierre Challon 1951-04-07
Movie My Forbidden Past Dean Cazzley 1951-04-25
Movie People Will Talk Dean Lyman Brockwell 1951-08-29
Movie Broken Arrow General Oliver 1950-08-01
Movie One Way Street Father Moreno 1950-04-01
Movie High Lonesome 'Horse' Davis 1950-09-01
Movie Gambling House Judge Ravinek 1950-12-27
Movie Colorado Territory Dave Rickard ('The Old Man') 1949-06-11
Movie Come to the Stable The Bishop 1949-01-01
Movie Pinky Judge Walker 1949-09-28
Movie The File on Thelma Jordon Judge Jonathan David Hancock 1949-11-04
Movie The Doctor and the Girl Dr. Francis I. Garard 1949-09-29
Movie The Archives Narrator 1940-07-23
Movie Dealers in Death Narrator 1934-01-01
Movie The Cocoanuts Detective Hennessy 1929-05-23