Albert S Ruddy

Executive, Producer, Programmer
Most who enter the entertainment industry have been shiftless dreamers with visions of Hollywood stardom plaguing their minds. Not so with producer Albert Ruddy, who was on a path to becoming a chemical engineer when he ... Read more »
Born: 03/28/1930 in Canada

Filmography

Producer (35)

Cloud Nine 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Sabotage 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Camille 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial By Fire 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Longest Yard 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Million Dollar Baby 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

My First Time 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Mean Machine 2002 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Walker, Texas Ranger 1992 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Heaven's Prisoners 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)

Bad Girls 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Scout 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

Ladybugs 1992 (Movie)

(Producer)

Impulse 1990 (Movie)

(Producer)

The All-Star Pro Sports Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Farewell to the King 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

Speed Zone 1989 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Cannonball Run II 1984 (Movie)

(Producer)

Lassiter 1984 (Movie)

(Producer)

Megaforce 1982 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Cannonball Run 1981 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Stockers 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Producer

Death Hunt 1980 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Matilda 1977 (Movie)

(Producer)

Coonskin 1975 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Longest Yard 1973 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Godfather 1972 (Movie)

(Producer)

Making It 1971 (Movie)

(Producer)

Little Fauss and Big Halsy 1970 (Movie)

(Producer)

Wild Seed 1964 (Movie)

(Producer)

Cry Macho (Movie)

(Producer)

Flatland (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Married to a Stranger (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Miracle in the Wilderness (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Staying Afloat (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Writer (12)

Cloud Nine 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Longest Yard 2005 (Movie)

(from story) (Source Material)

Mean Machine 2002 (Movie)

(From Story)

Walker, Texas Ranger: Sons of Thunder 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Creator

Bad Girls 1994 (Movie)

(From Story)

Deadly Reunion 1994 (Movie)

(Creator)

Cannonball Run II 1984 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Megaforce 1982 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Matilda 1977 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Longest Yard 1973 (Movie)

(From Story)

Hogan's Heroes 1965 - 1971 (TV Show)

Creator

Revenge For a Rape (TV Show)

From Story
Actor (5)

Inside TV Land: The Pitch 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Mario Puzo: Father of the Godfather 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Family Values: The Mob & the Movies 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

American Cinema 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Running Mates (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Most who enter the entertainment industry have been shiftless dreamers with visions of Hollywood stardom plaguing their minds. Not so with producer Albert Ruddy, who was on a path to becoming a chemical engineer when he had a chance meeting with studio mogul Jack Warner. Born in Montreal and raised in New York, Ruddy attended Brooklyn Tech, then earned a scholarship to City College of New York where he studied chemical engineering. He later graduated from the University of California's School of Architecture and moved back east to pursue a career in construction. It was then that Ruddy met Warner, who offered him a job at Warner Bros. as an executive. Ruddy moved on to the Rand Corporation, where he served as a programmer trainee and representative with the Air Force. Returning to entertainment, Ruddy was a television writer at Universal, but left when Marlon Brando, Sr.-father of the legendary actor-hired him to produce "Wild Seed" in 1965.

Relationships

Wanda McDaniel

Wife

EDUCATION

Brooklyn Tech

New York

University of Southern California

Los Angeles , California
graduated from the School of Architecture

City College of New York

New York
earned a scholarship

Milestones

2005

Wrote and produced "The Longest Yard," a remake of the 1974 film, which starred Burt Reynolds

2004

Teamed with Clint Eastwood to produce the critically acclaimed "Million Dollar Baby"

1994

Wrote and produced the western "Bad Girls," starring Andie MacDowell and Drew Barrymore

1993

Returned to television by creating the successful police drama, "Walker, Texas Ranger" (CBS), starring Chuck Norris

1992

Produced the comedy "Ladybugs," starring Rodney Dangerfield

1984

Produced "Cannonball Run II" with the original cast

1981

Produced the comedy "The Cannonball Run"

1975

Produced the controversial "Coonskin," a mixed live-action and animated feature

1974

Produced and wrote the feature "The Longest Yard" starring Burt Reynolds

1972

Produced the Academy Award winning film "The Godfather"; under his own banner, Alfran Productions

1965

Left Universal when Marlon Brando, Sr., father of the legendary actor hired him to produce "Wild Seed"

1965

Co-created with Bernard Fein, the CBS series "Hogan’s Heroes," starring Bob Crane and Werner Klemperer

Joined the Rand Corporation as a programmer trainee

Returned to show business as a writer for Universal's television department

Formed the production company Alfran Productions

Began training for an executive position at Warner Bros., after a chance meeting with Jack L. Warner

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