Joseph Ruskin

Joseph Ruskin

Apr. 14th, 1924
Born in
Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA

Joseph Ruskin's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Cool Million TV Show
Cool Million
Mobile One TV Show
Mobile One

Main Movie Roles

2006 - Smokin' Aces
2002 - Wishcraft
2002 - The Scorpion King
1998 - Star Trek: Insurrection
1993 - Indecent Proposal
1988 - Saturday the 14th Strikes Back
1983 - The Man Who Wasn't There
1982 - The Sword and the Sorcerer
1964 - Robin and the 7 Hoods
1963 - Diary of a Madman
1960 - The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond
1960 - The Magnificent Seven

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
King Ibn Borca
Lepke Buchalter
Lewald (Voiced)
Alain Christophe
Viper Black
Vince Mandell
Reed Benton
[Complete List]


Joseph Ruskin is an American character actor. Ruskin was in an episode of The Outer Limits called "Production and Decay of Strange Particles". Ruskin was also in a movie called Smokin' Aces. Ruskin also appeared in “The Time Tunnel” episode “Revenge of the Gods,” as well as two separate two-part “Mission: Impossible” episodes "Old Man Out" and “The Slave.”Joseph Ruskin was the uncredited voice of the Kanamits from the Twilight Zone episode "To Serve Man". He also may be remembered as the Genie from the 1960 episode of the Twilight Zone, "The Man in the Bottle".

  • Along with 'Majel Barrett' (qv), 'Clint Howard' (qv) and 'Jack Donner' (qv), he is one of only four actors to appear in both _"Star Trek" (1966)_ (qv) and _"Enterprise" (2001)_ (qv).
  • Is one of only 32 actors or actresses to have starred in both the original _"Star Trek" (1966)_ (qv) (up to and including _Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)_ (qv)) and then in one of the spin offs.
  • He has had roles in four different "Star Trek" series: _"Star Trek" (1966)_ (qv), _"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993)_ (qv), _"Star Trek: Voyager" (1995)_ (qv) and _"Enterprise" (2001)_ (qv). Besides 'Majel Barrett' (qv), who has appeared in every "Star Trek" series, he is the only actor to appear in all four. Moreover, since Barrett only provided voice overs in the latter two series, he is the only actor to appear on screen in all four.

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