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Joseph Rutten (I) (1931–2006)

His 60 year career as a professional performer included eight seasons at the Stratford Festival, three national tours with the Canadian Opera Company, over 30 productions at Neptune Theatre and countless other performances at theaters across Canada and the United States. He was a veteran of over 200 CBC Radio dramas and countless television and ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Weight of Water
(2000)
Marion Bridge
(2002)
Eb & Flo
(1998)

Filmography

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 2006 The Conclave
Pope Calixtus III (as Joe Rutten)
 2006 Electric Chairs (Short)
Wilbur
 2005 Jesse Stone: Stone Cold (TV Movie)
Philly Canter
 2004 Recollection (Short)
Man
 2004 The Drawing (Short)
Old Man
 2003 Blessings (TV Movie)
Dr. Benjamin
 2003 Trailer Park Boys (TV Series)
Elderly Man
- Where in the Fuck Is Randy's Barbeque? (2003) ... Elderly Man
 2003 Touch & Go
Donald McManus
 2003 Behind the Red Door
Uncle Ernest
 2002 Marion Bridge
Ken
 2002 The Pilot's Wife (TV Movie)
Old fisherman
 2000 The Weight of Water
Judge
 1998 Eb & Flo (Short)
Eb
 1997 Pit Pony (TV Movie)
One Arm Joe
 1997 Lexx (TV Series)
Slab Prisoner
 1993 Life with Billy (TV Movie)
Lamont Stafford
 1992 Buried on Sunday
Bunsy
 1989 George's Island
Leech
 1965-1966 Seaway (TV Series)
Siddoes / First Mate
- The Last Free Man (1966) ... Siddoes
- Bonhomme Richard (1965) ... First Mate

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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Joe Rutten

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I have always been grateful for every opportunity to perform my art.

Trivia:

Lover of classical and folk music. His vast collection of CDs and LPs have been donated to the Dalhousie University Music Department in Halifax, N.S. Canada. See more »

Trademark:

Known for his cocked eyebrow, sardonic wit and perfect timing

Nickname:

Joe

Star Sign:

Taurus

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