Joseph Ruskin has built an incredible presence on the big screen throughout his acting career. Ruskin began his acting career appearing mainly in films, such as the adaptation "Hell Bent For Leather" (1960) with Audie Murphy, the biopic "The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond" (1960) with Ray Danton and the Vincent Price adaptation "Diary of a Madman" (1963). He also appeared in "Bogard" (1975) and the action movie "The Black Street Fighter" (1976) with Richard Lawson. Ruskin worked in television around the start of his acting career with a role on "The Twilight Zone" (CBS, 1959-1964). He continued to work steadily in film throughout the eighties, appearing in "The Sword and the Sorcerer" (1982), "Prizzi's Honor" (1985) with Jack Nicholson and "The Longshot" (1986) with Tim Conway. He also appeared in the Jason Presson comedy sequel "Saturday the 14th Strikes Back" (1988). In the latter part of his career, he continued to act in the action flick "The Criminal Mind" (1995) with Lance Henriksen, the Patrick Stewart sci-fi fantasy "Star Trek: Insurrection" (1998) and "King Cobra" (2000). He also appeared in the action picture "The Scorpion King" (2002) with Dwayne Johnson. He also worked in television during these years, including a part on "Bones" (Fox, 2005-). Ruskin last acted in the Ben Affleck comedic action flick "Smokin' Aces" (2007). Ruskin passed away in December 2013 at the age of 89.