Ruskin Passes

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  1. Grant

    Grant Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Joseph Ruskin has passed

    Joseph Ruskin has passed away at age 89. He or course played Galt in "Gamesters...." and he played in DS9, Insurection, Voyager and Enterprise.

    He played Cardassian, Klingon, Suliban, Sona, Vulcan and most importantly whatever race Galt was.

    His genre credits are innumerable including live action and V.O. work on Twilight Zone, Outer Limits, Wild, Wild, West, Night Gallery, Time Tunnel, Mission Impossible, Hitchcock Presents and Hour, Land of the Giants, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, and I could type forever and not finish. He acted from 1955 to 2006. 151 credits to his resume' and a voice that cannot be forgot once heard.

    Rest in Peace Mr Ruskin---excellent, a most excellent career.
     
  2. Sir Rhosis

    Sir Rhosis Commodore Commodore

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    A distinguished actor. RIP.

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  3. bbailey861

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    89 years isn't too shabby. R.I.P.
     
  4. Foxhot

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    Of all of TOS's villiains, he and Chekov's shooter from SPECTRE OF THE GUN had the scariest stares.

    But as good character actors can, he could play roles so differently that most might not recognize him from part to part. There was an episode of HILL STREET BLUES in which Ruskin was slammed against a wall by one of the show's relatively wimpier characters (played by Joe Spano). It was years before I realized it was also Ruskin. Taken out of context, it's funny: Galt from Triskelion got wall-slammed by little Henry Goldblume.:cool:
     
  5. TrekToday

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    Joseph Ruskin, a character actor with half-a-dozen appearances in Star Trek episodes, has passed away. The actor, aged eighty-nine, died of natural causes. Born Joseph Schlafman in Haverhill, Massachusetts, Ruskin was a World War II Navy veteran. He studied drama at what is now Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa. Ruskin appeared in the original series […]

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  6. Keith1701

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    Rest in Peace
     
  7. BoredShipCapt'n

    BoredShipCapt'n Commodore Commodore

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    Galt. :( RIP.

    Coincidentally, I was just reading about him this morning.
     
  8. Grant

    Grant Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Sad to hear it. RIP
     
  9. Shaka Zulu

    Shaka Zulu Commodore Commodore

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    His characters on Star Trek were great, and it was amazing how he was hired back to play the people he did in the Berman/Braga era Star Trek TV shows (I would have loved to see him as Ming The Merciless in a Flash Gordon movie/TV show, just for the heck of it!)

    Rest in peace, Joe.
     
  10. Chris_Johnston

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    You want to hear about a spooky coincidence?
    Here's my little story about Mr. Ruskin, that I posted yesterday...

    RIP Joseph Ruskin | Observation Deck | io9

    Add on top of all that, the fact of his death being announced on New Year's Eve... [cue Twilight Zone theme]
     
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  11. Chris_Johnston

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  12. 1001001

    1001001 I Like the Beats and Shouting Moderator

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    Sorry about the look of things, I merged the two threads on this same subject. Those of you who posted in both will be represented twice here.

    :)