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Susan Ruttan


Susan Ruttan was born on September 16, 1948 in Oregon City, Oregon, USA as Susan Dunrud. She is an actress, known for L.A. Law (1986), Prayers for Bobby (2009) and Chances Are (1989). She was previously married to Randy McDonald and Melven Ruttan. See full bio »
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 Come Simi (post-production)
Jeannie
 2013 Good Luck Charlie (TV Series)
Mrs. Dobbs
- Futuredrama (2013) ... Mrs. Dobbs
 2012 Common Law (TV Series)
Paul's Mother
- Soul Mates (2012) ... Paul's Mother
 2011 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
Mrs. Swork
- Disarm (2011) ... Mrs. Swork
 2009-2010 The Forgotten (TV Series)
Horsemama
- Patient John (2010) ... Horsemama
- Railroad Jane (2009) ... Horsemama
 2009/I Dead Air
Maggie
 2009 Donna on Demand
Rose
 2009 Hawthorne (TV Series)
Dolores Kramer
- Yielding (2009) ... Dolores Kramer
 2009 Hannah Montana (TV Series)
Grandma
- Promma Mia (2009) ... Grandma
 2009 Castle (TV Series)
Mrs. Pike
- Ghosts (2009) ... Mrs. Pike
 2009 Private Practice (TV Series)
Nora
- Nothing to Fear (2009) ... Nora
 2009 Prayers for Bobby (TV Movie)
Betty Lambert
 2008 Half-Life
Lorraine Parker
 2007 Tell Me You Love Me (TV Series)
- Episode #1.6 (2007)
 2006 The Legend of Butch & Sundance (TV Movie)
Mrs. Place
 2006 You Did What?
Mom
 2005 Boston Legal (TV Series)
Jeanie Biddle
- Truly, Madly, Deeply (2005) ... Jeanie Biddle
 2005 Monk (TV Series)
Mrs. Ledsky
- Mr. Monk and Little Monk (2005) ... Mrs. Ledsky
 2005 Strong Medicine (TV Series)
Dr. Offenbach
- Differentials (2005) ... Dr. Offenbach
 2004 CSI: NY (TV Series)
Mrs. Moreland
- American Dreamers (2004) ... Mrs. Moreland
 2004 Helter Skelter (TV Movie)
Mrs. Kasabian
 2004 The Division (TV Series)
Mrs. Evans
- Book of Memories (2004) ... Mrs. Evans
 2004 The Sure Hand of God
Lucy Trotter
 2002 The Agency (TV Series)
Mrs. Barnes
- Home Grown (2002) ... Mrs. Barnes
 2002 Maybe It's Me (TV Series)
Mrs. Finn
- The Crazy-Girl Episode (2002) ... Mrs. Finn
 2002 Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV Series)
Doris Kroeger
- Gone (2002) ... Doris Kroeger
 2001 Yes, Dear (TV Series)
Aunt Betty
- Guess Who's Not Coming to Dinner (2001) ... Aunt Betty
 2001 Any Day Now (TV Series)
Marietta Pryor
- Blinded by the White (2001) ... Marietta Pryor
 2001 Gilmore Girls (TV Series)
Bed & Breakfast Wife
- The Road Trip to Harvard (2001) ... Bed & Breakfast Wife
 2001 Gideon's Crossing (TV Series)
Dr. Grace Tarpon
- The Lottery (2001) ... Dr. Grace Tarpon
 2001 Judging Amy (TV Series)
Lyla Myles
 2000 Popular (TV Series)
Joy Ferrara
- Are You There God? It's Me Ann-Margret (2000) ... Joy Ferrara
- Ur-ine Trouble (2000) ... Joy Ferrara
- Citizen Shame (2000) ... Joy Ferrara
 2000 Code Blue (Video Game)
Carolyn Drake (voice)
 1994-2000 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Mrs. Donovan / Joanne Peters
- A Clown's Prayer (2000) ... Mrs. Donovan
- Cassie's Choice (1994) ... Joanne Peters
 2000 Brutally Normal (TV Series)
Pooh's Mother
- Well Solved Sherlock (2000) ... Pooh's Mother
 2000 Family Law (TV Series)
Hairstylist's Angry Client
- Stealing Home (2000) ... Hairstylist's Angry Client
 1999 Safe Harbor (TV Series)
 1999 3rd Rock from the Sun (TV Series)
Cathy
- Citizen Solomon (1999) ... Cathy
 1998 Love Boat: The Next Wave (TV Series)
Doris Werner
- All Aboard (1998) ... Doris Werner
 1998 Love Kills
Lela
 1997-1998 Suddenly Susan (TV Series)
Nectarine Stites
- Oh, How They Danced: Part 2 (1998) ... Nectarine Stites
- Oh, How They Danced: Part 1 (1998) ... Nectarine Stites
- It's My Nana and I'll Cry If I Want To (1997) ... Nectarine Stites
 1996-1997 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Linda Fortin
- Verdicts (1997) ... Linda Fortin
- Higher Powers (1996) ... Linda Fortin
 1997 Touched by Evil (TV Movie)
Madge Jaynes
 1996 Justice for Annie: A Moment of Truth Movie (TV Movie)
Helen Preston
 1996 Jack Reed: A Killer Among Us (TV Movie)
Arlene
 1995 Family Values (TV Movie)
Melody Huck
 1995 Courthouse (TV Series)
Stefanie Dale
- Mitigating Circumstances ... Stefanie Dale
 1995 Sweet Justice (TV Series)
Marilyn Craig
- Pledges (1995) ... Marilyn Craig
 1993 The Mommies (TV Series)
Anne
- Much I Do About Nothing (1993) ... Anne
 1993 Without Warning: Terror in the Towers (TV Movie)
Anne Marie Tesoriero
 1992 Bride of Killer Nerd
Extra
 1992 Deadly Matrimony (TV Movie)
Arlene Reed
 1991 Deadly Medicine (TV Movie)
Genene Jones
 1990 Sweet 15 (TV Movie)
Mrs. Zavala
 1990 Funny About Love
Claire
 1990 CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series)
Ms. Morales
- Malcolm Takes a Shot (1990) ... Ms. Morales
 1989 Fire and Rain (TV Movie)
Sandra Thompson
 1989 Chances Are
Woman in the Bookstore
 1988 Take My Daughters, Please (TV Movie)
Courtney
 1988 Bad Dreams
Miriam
 1987 Bay Coven (TV Movie)
Debbi McGwin
 1986 The New Leave It to Beaver (TV Series)
Mrs. Livermore
- A Day in Mayfield (1986) ... Mrs. Livermore
- Heavy Metal (1986) ... Mrs. Livermore
 1986 Under the Influence (TV Movie)
Ms. Morgan
 1985 Night Court (TV Series)
Mrs. Blake
- Wheels of Justice: Part 1 (1985) ... Mrs. Blake
 1985 What's Happening Now! (TV Series)
Jane
- A Horse Is Not a Home (1985) ... Jane
 1985 Do You Remember Love (TV Movie)
Julie Myers
 1985 The Jeffersons (TV Series)
Mrs. Cunningham
- That Blasted Cunningham (1985) ... Mrs. Cunningham
 1985 Kicks (TV Movie)
Rosemary
 1984 Newhart (TV Series)
Sarah
- Georgie's Girl (1984) ... Sarah
 1984 Growing Pains
Biker
 1984 Scorned and Swindled (TV Movie)
Margie
 1984 Remington Steele (TV Series)
Miss Livermore
- Lofty Steele (1984) ... Miss Livermore
 1984 Benson (TV Series)
Rita
- The Scandal (1984) ... Rita
 1984 Buffalo Bill (TV Series)
Katherine Zawicki Shub
- Have Yourself a Very Degrading Christmas (1984) ... Katherine Zawicki Shub
- A Hero (1984) ... Katherine Zawicki Shub
 1984 Second Sight: A Love Story (TV Movie)
Robin
 1983 After MASH (TV Series)
Doris Gardena
- September of '53/Together Again (1983) ... Doris Gardena
 1983 After George (TV Short)
Marge
 1983 The Fighter (TV Movie)
Hostess
 1983 Packin' It In (TV Movie)
Mrs. Estep
 1983 Thursday's Child (TV Movie)
Portsmouth Nurse
 1983 Independence Day
Nurse #2
 1983 Amanda's (TV Series)
Sister Mary Elizabeth
- Oh, Promise Me (1983) ... Sister Mary Elizabeth
 1982 Drop-Out Father (TV Movie)
Woman Prude
 1982 The Powers of Matthew Star (TV Series)
Bus Driver
- Jackal (1982) ... Bus Driver
 1981-1982 Best of the West (TV Series)
Pregnant Woman
- The New Jail (1981) ... Pregnant Woman
 1981 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Helen
- Sugar and Spice (1981) ... Helen
 1981 Harper Valley P.T.A. (TV Series)
Woman
- A Tree Grows in Harper Valley (1981) ... Woman
 1981 It's a Living (TV Series)
Waitress
- Our Man Barry (1981) ... Waitress
 1981 Bosom Buddies (TV Series)
Esther Crane
- What Price Glory? (1981) ... Esther Crane
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(5/05) Stage: Appeared (as "Sister Constance Butterworth") in "The Book of Liz" by Amy Sedaris and David Sedaris, 2nd Stage Theatre, Hollywood, CA.

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Alternate Names:

Susan Rutan

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Her father was a logger and she lived in various logging camps during her early life until her paternal grandmother adopted her at the age of 12 after her parents' divorce. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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