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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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Born:
Jul 24, 1888 In Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
26
First Appeared:
In the movie The Cocoanuts 1929-08-03
Latest Project:
Movie The Horse Soldiers 1959-06-11
Known For
Poster of These Wilder Years
Poster of High Lonesome
Poster of The File on Thelma Jordon
Poster of The Archives
Filmography

The Horse Soldiers (1959)

Adventure Action Western War
Movie
as The Reverend (Jefferson Military Academy)
6.9 29 votes

Black Saddle (1959)

Western Drama
Series
as Unknown

The Last Hurrah (1958)

Drama
Movie
as Bishop Gardner
7.9 6 votes

Perry Mason (1957)

Mystery Drama Crime Family
Series
as Unknown
7.8 20 votes

These Wilder Years (1956)

Drama
Movie
as Judge
5.8 3 votes

Jubal (1956)

Action Western
Movie
as Shem Hoktor
6.6 15 votes

The Violent Men (1955)

Western
Movie
as Tex Hinkleman
5.8 9 votes

Blackboard Jungle (1955)

Drama
Movie
as Prof. A.R. Kraal
7.1 34 votes

Pearl of the South Pacific (1955)

Adventure
Movie
as Tuan Michael
5.5 1 votes

Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier (1955)

Action Adventure Family Western
Movie
as Gen. / President Andrew Jackson
5.5 9 votes

The Shanghai Story (1954)

Movie
as Rev. Hollingsworth
5.5 1 votes

General Electric Theater (1953)

Comedy Drama
Series
as Unknown

Boots Malone (1952)

Drama
Movie
as Preacher Cole
7.3 2 votes

Carrie (1952)

Drama Romance
Movie
as Mr. Fitzgerald
5.6 5 votes

Raton Pass (1951)

Western
Movie
as Pierre Challon
5 4 votes

The Scarf (1951)

Drama Mystery Thriller
Movie
as Cyrus Barrington
5.8 2 votes

Broken Arrow (1950)

Action Western
Movie
as General Oliver
6.2 27 votes

The File on Thelma Jordon (1950)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Judge Jonathan David Hancock
6.2 6 votes

One Way Street (1950)

Movie
as Father Moreno
3.5 2 votes

High Lonesome (1950)

Action
Movie
as 'Horse' Davis
4.8 2 votes

Gambling House (1950)

Crime
Movie
as Judge Ravinek
5.5 2 votes

Come to the Stable (1949)

Drama
Movie
as The Bishop
7 1 votes

Colorado Territory (1949)

Crime Drama Western
Movie
as Dave Rickard ('The Old Man')
6.8 7 votes

Pinky (1949)

Drama
Movie
as Judge Walker
7.6 6 votes

The Archives (1940)

Documentary
Movie
as Narrator
6 1 votes

The Cocoanuts (1929)

Comedy
Movie
as Detective Hennessy
6.9 15 votes