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Basil Ruysdael (July 24, 1888 - October 10, 1960) was an American film actor and opera singer.

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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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 30

Birthday 1888-07-24

Day of Death 1960-10-10

Place of Birth Jersey City, New Jersey, USA

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Also Known As

  • Basil Milspaugh Ruysdael

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1959 The Horse Soldiers as The Reverend (Jefferson Military Academy)
1959 Black Saddle (1 episode)
1958 The Last Hurrah as Bishop Gardner
1957 Perry Mason (1 episode)
1956 These Wilder Years as Judge
1956 Jubal as Shem Hoktor
1955 Pearl of the South Pacific as Tuan Michael
1955 Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier as Gen. / President Andrew Jackson
1955 Blackboard Jungle as Prof. A.R. Kraal
1955 The Violent Men as Tex Hinkleman
1954 Davy Crockett, Indian Fighter as General Jackson
1954 The Shanghai Story as Rev. Hollingsworth
1953 General Electric Theater (1 episode)
1952 Carrie as Mr. Fitzgerald
1952 Boots Malone as Preacher Cole
1951 People Will Talk as Dean Lyman Brockwell
1951 My Forbidden Past as Dean Cazzley
1951 Raton Pass as Pierre Challon
1951 The Scarf as Cyrus Barrington
1950 Gambling House as Judge Ravinek
1950 High Lonesome as 'Horse' Davis
1950 Broken Arrow as General Oliver
1950 One Way Street as Father Moreno
1950 The File on Thelma Jordon as Judge Jonathan David Hancock
1949 The Doctor and the Girl as Dr. Francis I. Garard
1949 Pinky as Judge Walker
1949 Colorado Territory as Dave Rickard ('The Old Man')
1949 Come to the Stable as The Bishop
1940 The Archives as Narrator
1929 The Cocoanuts as Detective Hennessy

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