Basil Ruysdael

Basil Ruysdael

  • Born on
    • July 24th, 1888
  • Died on
    • October 10th, 1960
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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Acting (18 Credits)

1960The Story of Ruth as Shammah
1959The Horse Soldiers as The Reverend (Jefferson Military Academy)
1958The Last Hurrah as The Episcopal Bishop
1956Jubal as Shem Hoktor
1956These Wilder Years as Judge
1955Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier as Gen. / President Andrew Jackson
1955The Violent Men as Tex Hinkleman
1955Blackboard Jungle as Prof. A.R. Kraal
1952Carrie as Mr. Fitzgerald
1951My Forbidden Past as Dean Cazzley
1951People Will Talk as Dean Lyman Brockwell
1950Broken Arrow as General Oliver
1950High Lonesome as 'Horse' Davis
1949Pinky as Judge Walker
1949Come to the Stable as The Bishop
1949Colorado Territory as Dave Rickard ('The Old Man')
1949The File on Thelma Jordon as Judge Jonathan David Hancock
1929The Cocoanuts as Detective Hennessy

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