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Joseph Ruskin (1924–2013)


Joseph Ruskin was born on April 14, 1924 in Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA as Joseph Richard Schlafman. He was an actor and producer, known for Smokin' Aces (2006), The Scorpion King (2002) and Star Trek: Insurrection (1998). He was married to Barbara Greene Ruskin and Patricia Herd. He died on December 28, 2013 in Santa Monica, California, USA. See full bio »

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 2006 Bones (TV Series)
Professor William Grayson
- Judas on a Pole (2006) ... Professor William Grayson
 2005 Diamond Zero
Quentin Leeds
 2002 The Scorpion King
Tribal Leader
 2002 Wishcraft
Taxidermist
 2001 Star Trek: Away Team (Video Game)
Admiral Nolotai / Vulcan Master N'Kal (voice)
 1999 Star Trek: Hidden Evil (Video Game)
Master Si'tann (voice)
 1999 King Cobra (Video)
Dr. Irwin Burns
 1999 ER (TV Series)
Mr. Kingsley
- Sticks and Stones (1999) ... Mr. Kingsley
 1999 Star Trek: Voyager (TV Series)
Vulcan Master
- Gravity (1999) ... Vulcan Master
 1998 Star Trek: Insurrection
Son'a Officer #3
 1998 USA High (TV Series)
Monsieur LeBeau
- Mother's Day (1998) ... Monsieur LeBeau
 1998 Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction (TV Series)
- Count Mystery (1998) ... (as Joe Ruskin)
 1997 The Last Don (TV Mini-Series)
Don Santadio
- Episode #1.1 (1997) ... Don Santadio
 1997 Brooklyn South (TV Series)
Chaim Rosenthal
- Why Can't Even a Couple of Us Get Along? (1997) ... Chaim Rosenthal
 1996 Spycraft: The Great Game (Video Game)
Birdsong
 1995 Panic in the Park (Video Game)
Oracle
 1994 Cyber Tracker
Rounds
 1993 Firepower
Drexal
 1993 The Criminal Mind
Manny Kohen
 1993 Deadly Exposure
Abe
 1993 Indecent Proposal
Pit Boss
 1992 Civil Wars (TV Series)
Judge Sroge
- The Naked and the Wed (1992) ... Judge Sroge
 1991 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Antonio Viola
- Badfellas (1991) ... Antonio Viola
 1990 Hull High (TV Series)
Mr. Slovak
- Episode #1.1 (1990) ... Mr. Slovak
 1990 Joseph and His Brothers (Video short) (voice, as Joe Ruskin)
 1989 Original Sin (TV Movie)
 1988 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Ivanov
- J.B.. as in Jailbird (1988) ... Ivanov
 1988 Jake and the Fatman (TV Series)
 1987 DuckTales (TV Series)
- Sphinx for the Memories (1987) ... (voice, as Joe Ruskin)
 1987 Max Headroom (TV Series)
Promoter
- Rakers (1987) ... Promoter
 1987 Stingray (TV Series)
Sam de Augusta
- Cry Wolf (1987) ... Sam de Augusta
 1987 The Wizard (TV Series)
King
- Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves (1987) ... King
 1986 Riptide (TV Series)
Don Sprague
- The Play's the Thing (1986) ... Don Sprague
 1986 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Dr. Kaufman
- Beast in View (1986) ... Dr. Kaufman
 1986 The Longshot
Fusco
 1985 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
 1985 Prizzi's Honor
Marxie Heller
 1985 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Torriello
- You're in Alice's (1985) ... Torriello
 1985 Airwolf (TV Series)
Cooper
- Santini's Millions (1985) ... Cooper
 1984 Knight Rider (TV Series)
Bubba
- Knight of the Drones: Part 1 (1984) ... Bubba
 1983 Hotel (TV Series)
David Levite
- Charades (1983) ... David Levite
 1983 Matt Houston (TV Series)
Jerome Valentine
- The Woman in White (1983) ... Jerome Valentine
 1983 The Man Who Wasn't There
Hassan Khaffiri
 1976-1981 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Danny Barr / Koslo
- Mr. Galaxy (1981) ... Danny Barr
- The Killing Kind (1976) ... Koslo
 1981 The Munsters' Revenge (TV Movie)
Paulo
 1980 B.J. and the Bear (TV Series)
Dr. Mason
- Bear Bondage (1980) ... Dr. Mason
 1980 Power (TV Movie)
Bill Davis
 1979 Mrs. Columbo (TV Series)
Sid Russell
- A Puzzle for Prophets (1979) ... Sid Russell
 1979 Captain America (TV Movie)
Rudy Sandrini
 1979 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Rawlings
- House of No Return (1979) ... Rawlings
 1978 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series)
Hans
- Scorpion's Sting (1978) ... Hans
 1978 The Gypsy Warriors
Grenault
 1978 Project U.F.O. (TV Series)
Gist
 1978 Wonder Woman (TV Series)
Dr. Black
- The Man Who Wouldn't Tell (1978) ... Dr. Black (uncredited)
 1978 Dr. Scorpion (TV Movie)
Lt. Reed
 1978 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
Rodell
- Satan's Witches (1978) ... Rodell
 1977 Police Woman (TV Series)
 1977 The Bionic Woman (TV Series)
Hassan
- Jaime and the King (1977) ... Hassan
 1977 Switch (TV Series)
Roebuck
- Eyewitness (1977) ... Roebuck
 1977 Serpico (TV Series)
Alexie
- Sanctuary (1977) ... Alexie
 1976 Panache (TV Movie)
Cardinal Richelieu
 1976 Harry O (TV Series)
Jack Macay
- Ruby (1976) ... Jack Macay (as Joe Ruskin)
 1975 The Blue Knight (TV Series)
Zoot
- Odds Against Tomorrow (1975) ... Zoot
 1975 Mobile One (TV Series)
Dr. Gordean
- The Listening Ear (1975) ... Dr. Gordean
 1975 Police Story (TV Series)
Captain Edward Ferguson
- Breaking Point (1975) ... Captain Edward Ferguson
 1974-1975 The Six Million Dollar Man (TV Series)
Markos / Le Duc
- Lost Love (1975) ... Markos
- Operation Firefly (1974) ... Le Duc
 1974 Planet of the Apes (TV Series)
Daku
- The Tyrant (1974) ... Daku
 1974 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Marioni
- The Most Deadly Species (1974) ... Marioni
 1974 The Magician (TV Series)
Hassid
- The Illusion of the Cat's Eye (1974) ... Hassid
 1974 Bogard
Scarletti
 1973 McCloud (TV Series)
Balwant Dari
- The Million Dollar Round Up (1973) ... Balwant Dari
 1971-1973 The Doris Day Show (TV Series)
Harry
- Follow That Dog (1973) ... Harry
- Happiness Is Not Being Fired (1971) ... Harry
 1966-1972 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
King Ibn Borca / Colonel Scutari / Khalid / ...
- The Puppet (1972) ... Khalid
- The Brothers (1969) ... Colonel Hatafis
- Old Man Out: Part 2 (1966) ... Colonel Scutari
 1972 Cool Million (TV Series)
President Chaambes
- The Million Dollar Misunderstanding (1972) ... President Chaambes
 1971 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Fanatic (segment "The Messiah on Mott Street")
- The Messiah on Mott Street/The Painted Mirror (1971) ... Fanatic (segment "The Messiah on Mott Street")
 1971 Banyon (TV Series)
Carl Horner
- Pilot (1971) ... Carl Horner
 1970 Hogan's Heroes (TV Series)
Major Strauss
- The Gestapo Takeover (1970) ... Major Strauss
 1968-1970 Land of the Giants (TV Series)
General Aza / Carlos
- The Secret City of Limbo (1970) ... General Aza
- Terror-Go-Round (1968) ... Carlos
 1969 The High Chaparral (TV Series)
Ainsworth Pardee
- Lady Fair (1969) ... Ainsworth Pardee
 1969 Mod Squad (TV Series)
George Bates
- Lisa (1969) ... George Bates
 1968 Here's Lucy (TV Series)
Ambassador Korlik of the Slobtoni Embassy
- Lucy's Impossible Mission (1968) ... Ambassador Korlik of the Slobtoni Embassy
 1968 Star Trek (TV Series)
Galt
 1966-1967 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Mr. Brown / Jason Sutro
- The Gurnius Affair (1967) ... Mr. Brown
- The Her Master's Voice Affair (1966) ... Jason Sutro
 1965-1967 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Felice Munez / Viper Black
- The Night of the Falcon (1967) ... Felice Munez
- The Night of the Fatal Trap (1965) ... Viper Black
 1967 Felony Squad (TV Series)
Leo Braden
- The Deadly Junkman (1967) ... Leo Braden
 1962-1966 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Curt Hansen / Judge
- Stage Stop (1966) ... Curt Hansen
- The Gallows (1962) ... Judge
 1966 The Lucy Show (TV Series)
Director
- Lucy and John Wayne (1966) ... Director
 1966 The Time Tunnel (TV Series)
Sardis
- Revenge of the Gods (1966) ... Sardis
 1965 Get Smart (TV Series)
Ehrlich
- Now You See Him, Now You Don't (1965) ... Ehrlich
 1965 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Sir Tristan Voss
- Password to Death (1965) ... Sir Tristan Voss
 1965 Profiles in Courage (TV Series)
 1964 Kentucky Jones (TV Series)
Abe
- The Dread Disease (1964) ... Abe
 1964 Mickey (TV Series)
Chief
- Honest Injun (1964) ... Chief
 1964 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series)
Inspector Falazir
- The Magnus Beam (1964) ... Inspector Falazir
 1964 Robin and the 7 Hoods
Twitch
 1964 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Collins
 1963 Mister Ed (TV Series)
Nobleman
- Ed Discovers America (1963) ... Nobleman
 1963 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Gabby Donovan
- Death of a Cop (1963) ... Gabby Donovan
 1963 The Dakotas (TV Series)
Rider
- Feud at Snake River (1963) ... Rider
 1963 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Jeb Daley
- Coffin for a Coward (1963) ... Jeb Daley
 1963 Diary of a Madman
The Horla (voice)
 1959-1963 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Lepke Buchalter / Louis 'Lepke' Buchalter / Alexander Raeder / ...
- Blues for a Gone Goose (1963) ... Lepke Buchalter (uncredited)
- Tunnel of Horrors (1961) ... Alexander Raeder
- The Seventh Vote (1961) ... Alexander Stavro
- The Masterpiece (1961) ... Happy Levinsky
 1962 Kraft Mystery Theater (TV Series)
Slatter
- The Problem in Cell Block 13 (1962) ... Slatter
 1962 Escape from Zahrain
Dictator (uncredited)
 1962 The Detectives (TV Series)
B.J. Anthony
- Saturday Edition (1962) ... B.J. Anthony
 1960-1962 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Kanamit / Genie
- To Serve Man (1962) ... Kanamit (voice, uncredited)
- The Man in the Bottle (1960) ... Genie
 1961-1962 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Hood / Vic
- The Legend (1962) ... Hood
- Open Season (1961) ... Vic
 1960-1962 Lawman (TV Series)
Ed James / Reed Benton
- The Holdout (1962) ... Ed James
- The Escape of Joe Killmer (1960) ... Reed Benton
 1962 The New Breed (TV Series)
Donnell
- Cross the Little Line (1962) ... Donnell
 1961 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Moro
- Point Zero (1961) ... Moro
 1961 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Shelby
- Jeremiah (1961) ... Shelby
 1961 Whispering Smith (TV Series)
Jess, Royce's Bodyguard
- The Idol (1961) ... Jess, Royce's Bodyguard
 1961 Outlaws (TV Series)
Kopek
- The Sooner (1961) ... Kopek
 1961 The Asphalt Jungle (TV Series)
Benson
- The Friendly Gesture (1961) ... Benson
 1960-1961 Hong Kong (TV Series)
Riviero / Captain
- Love Honor and Perish (1961) ... Riviero
- Colonel Cat (1960) ... Captain (as Joe Ruskin)
 1961 Two Faces West (TV Series)
Coley
- The Crisis (1961) ... Coley
 1961 Route 66 (TV Series)
Blinky Ober
 1961 Surfside 6 (TV Series)
Christy
- License to Steal (1961) ... Christy
 1961 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Gregory
- The Positive Negative (1961) ... Gregory
 1960-1961 Dante (TV Series)
Vince Mandell / Smitty
- The Devil to Pay (1961) ... Vince Mandell
- The Feline Traveler (1960) ... Smitty (as Joe Ruskin)
 1960 The Brothers Brannagan (TV Series)
Silver
- The Damaged Dolls (1960) ... Silver
 1960 Stagecoach West (TV Series)
Clyde Hardisty
- By the Deep Six (1960) ... Clyde Hardisty
 1960 Michael Shayne (TV Series)
Jim Gardena
- Framed in Blood (1960) ... Jim Gardena (as Joe Ruskin)
 1960 The Magnificent Seven
Flynn (uncredited)
 1960 Bourbon Street Beat (TV Series)
Leo
- Ferry to Algiers (1960) ... Leo
 1960 Colt .45 (TV Series)
Jace Kirby
- Martial Law (1960) ... Jace Kirby (as Joe Ruskin)
 1960 Five Fingers (TV Series)
Zampi
- Counterfeit (1960) ... Zampi
 1960 Law of the Plainsman (TV Series)
Crow
- Endurance (1960) ... Crow
 1960 Black Saddle (TV Series)
Prison Guard Obie Wilkins
- Letter of Death (1960) ... Prison Guard Obie Wilkins
 1960 Unsolved (TV Movie)
Pine Tree Knox
 1959 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
First Henchman
- The Rifle (1959) ... First Henchman (as Joe Ruskin)
 1959 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Chief
- Mission (1959) ... Chief (as Joe Ruskin)
 1959 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Gus Vogel
- Reckless (1959) ... Gus Vogel
 1959 The Lawless Years (TV Series)
Garden Smith
- The Billy Boy 'Rockabye' Creel Story (1959) ... Garden Smith
 1959 Bronco (TV Series)
Jackson
- The Soft Answer (1959) ... Jackson
 1959 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series)
Chick
- Bookie (1959) ... Chick
 1959 Naked City (TV Series)
'Count' Baker
- Baker's Dozen (1959) ... 'Count' Baker
 1958 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Man Entering Shop
- Flight to the East (1958) ... Man Entering Shop (uncredited)
 1955 The Honeymooners (TV Series)
Raccoon Lodge Member
- Something Fishy (1955) ... Raccoon Lodge Member (uncredited)
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