Basil Ruysdael

Starting out as an opera singer and stage performer, Basil Ruysdael began his career as a Hollywood character actor during the 1920s. Thanks in part to his distinctive basso voice, Ruysdael won a small part in the Marx ... Read more »
Born: 07/24/1888

Filmography

Actor (14)

The Story of Ruth 1960 (Movie)

Shammah (Actor)

The Horse Soldiers 1959 (Movie)

Boys' School Commandant (Actor)

The Last Hurrah 1958 (Movie)

Bishop Gardner (Actor)

Jubal 1956 (Movie)

Shem Hoktor (Actor)

These Wilder Years 1956 (Movie)

Judge (Actor)

Blackboard Jungle 1955 (Movie)

Professor A R Kraal (Actor)

Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier 1955 (Movie)

Andrew Jackson (Actor)

Diane 1955 (Movie)

Chamberlain (Actor)

The Shanghai Story 1954 (Movie)

Reverend Hollingsworth (Actor)

The Violent Men 1954 (Movie)

Tex Hinkleman (Actor)

Broken Arrow 1950 (Movie)

General Howard (Actor)

Pinky 1949 (Movie)

Judge Walker (Actor)

The Doctor and the Girl 1949 (Movie)

Dr. Francis I. Garard (Actor)

Davy Crockett (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Starting out as an opera singer and stage performer, Basil Ruysdael began his career as a Hollywood character actor during the 1920s. Thanks in part to his distinctive basso voice, Ruysdael won a small part in the Marx Brothers comedy "The Cocoanuts," but didn't again appear regularly on the silver screen until the late 1940s, when he was featured in the Western "Colorado Territory" and the nun-led drama "Come to the Stable." After a supporting role in the 1950 James Stewart gunslinger movie "Broken Arrow," Ruysdael made a relatively rare TV appearance as Andrew Jackson on the Walt Disney serial "Davy Crockett," and retired in the following decade.

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