Joseph Ruskin (born Joseph Schlafman, April 14, 1924) is an American character actor.
Ruskin is one of only 4 actors or actresses to have starred in both the original Star Trek (1966) (up to and including Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)) and then in one of the spin offs. Along with Majel Barrett, Clint Howard and Jack Donner, he is one of only four actors to appear in both the original Star Trek series and Star Trek: Enterprise (2001). He also played a Vulcan Master in an episode of Star Trek: Voyager.
Ruskin was also 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 the two-part “Mission: Impossible” episode “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".
He married Patricia Herd in 1959 and was later divorced in 1976.
Famous quotes containing the words ruskin and/or joseph:
“That which is required in order to the attainment of accurate conclusions respecting the essence of the Beautiful is nothing more than earnest, loving, and unselfish attention to our impressions of it.”
—John Ruskin (18191900)
“Leave your theory, as Joseph his coat in the hand of the harlot, and flee.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)