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Mel Ruick (1898–1972)

Mel Ruick was born on July 8, 1898 in Boise, Idaho, USA as Melville Hughes Ruick. He was an actor, known for Guiding Light (1952), Treat 'Em Rough (1942) and Sun Valley Serenade (1941). He was married to Claire Niesen, Lurene Tuttle and Helen M. Prior. He died on December 24, 1972 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Guiding Light Rev. Dr. Paul Keeler / The Reverend Dr. Keeler
Treat 'Em Rough Police Announcer
Sun Valley Serenade Band Leader
The Wild Wild West Attorney General


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 1967 The Invaders (TV Series)
- Quantity: Unknown (1967) ... Minister (as Melville Ruick)
 1966 Laredo (TV Series)
- Any Way the Wind Blows (1966) ... Prentiss (as Melville Ruick)
 1966 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Attorney General
- The Night of the Big Blast (1966) ... Attorney General (as Melville Ruick)
 1966 The Fugitive (TV Series)
- The Chinese Sunset (1966) ... Woody (as Melville Ruick)
 1966 The Loner (TV Series)
- Mantrap (1966) ... Jess (as Melville Ruick)
 1965 O.K. Crackerby! (TV Series)
Mr. Charles Worthington
- The Wellecliffe Story (1965) ... Mr. Charles Worthington (as Melville Ruick)
 1965 Branded (TV Series)
Assayer Bates
- Coward Step Aside (1965) ... Assayer Bates (as Melville Ruick)
 1965 The Human Duplicators (as Melville Ruick)
 1965 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
- Paid in Full (1965) ... Watson (as Melville Ruick)
 1964 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Michael Rancer
- The Case of the Illicit Illusion (1964) ... Michael Rancer (as Melville Ruick)
 1963 The Great Adventure (TV Series)
Ed Bailey
- Six Wagons to the Sea (1963) ... Ed Bailey (as Melville Ruick)
 1962 Car 54, Where Are You? (TV Series)
- Pretzel Mary (1962) ... Maxwell (uncredited)
 1959-1962 Naked City (TV Series)
Pressfield's Lawyer / Mr. Harding
- The Sweetly Smiling Face of Truth (1962) ... Pressfield's Lawyer (as Melville Ruick)
- Turn of Events (1959) ... Mr. Harding (as Melville Ruick)
 1960 Deadline (TV Series)
- One Tall, One Short (1960) ... Murchison (as Melville Ruick)
 1959 New York Confidential (TV Series)
- Horse on the Loose (1959) ... Frankie
 1959 The Phil Silvers Show (TV Series)
Harry Randall
- Bilko's Casino (1959) ... Harry Randall (as Melville Ruick)
 1955-1958 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Mr. Hunter / John Castle / Col. Hansen
- A Family Alliance (1958) ... Mr. Hunter (as Melville Ruick)
- Crisis in Corona (1957) ... John Castle (as Melville Ruick)
- The Rack (1955) ... Col. Hansen (as Melville Ruick)
 1957 Decoy (TV Series)
Dr. Richmond
- Scape Goat (1957) ... Dr. Richmond (as Melville Ruick)
 1950-1957 The Big Story (TV Series)
Bert Keating / Washington Times Reporter
- The Hoax (1957) ... Bert Keating
 1953-1957 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Mr. Hitchcock
- The New World (1957) ... (as Melville Ruick)
- Really the Blues (1953) ... Mr. Hitchcock
 1956 I Spy (TV Series)
Joshua Smith
- Betrayal at West Point (1956) ... Joshua Smith (as Melville Ruick)
 1956 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Film Maker (1956) ... (as Melville Ruick)
 1956 Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Selwyn Frake
- The Green Bomb (1956) ... Dr. Selwyn Frake (as Melville Ruick)
 1955 Appointment with Adventure (TV Series)
- Caribbean Cruise (1955) ... (as Melville Ruick)
 1951-1955 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Burton Bryce
- The Narrow Man (1955) ... Burton Bryce
- Run to the Magic (1954) ... (as Melville Ruick)
- The Last Tour (1953) ... (as Melville Ruick)
- Recording Date (1953) ... (as Melville Ruick)
- The Commandant's Clock (1951) ... (as Melville Ruick)
 1954 First Love (TV Series)
Paul Kennedy (as Melville Ruick)
 1954 The Telltale Clue (TV Series)
Dr. Hantley
- The Case of the Hit and Run (1954) ... Dr. Hantley (as Melville Ruick)
 1953 Campbell Summer Soundstage (TV Series)
- Ten Little Words (1953) ... (as Melville Ruick)
 1953 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
- The Shadow of a Man (1953) ... (as Melville Ruick)
 1953 Guiding Light (TV Series)
The Reverend Dr. Keeler / Rev. Dr. Paul Keeler
- Episode dated 9 April 1953 (1953) ... The Reverend Dr. Keeler (uncredited)
- Episode dated 24 February 1953 (1953) ... Rev. Dr. Paul Keeler (as Melville Ruick)
 1953 Taxi
George (uncredited)
 1952 Steve Randall (TV Series)
District Attorney
- The Trial (1952) ... District Attorney
 1951-1952 Tales of Tomorrow (TV Series)
Lane / Dr. Jack Farleigh
- World of Water (1952) ... Lane (as Melville Ruick)
- The Dark Angel (1951) ... Dr. Jack Farleigh (as Melville Ruich)
 1950-1952 The Philco Television Playhouse (TV Series)
- Tender Age (1952) ... (as Melville Ruick)
- A Letter to Mr. Priest (1950) ... (as Melville Ruick)
 1951 City Hospital (TV Series)
Dr. Barton Crane
 1951 Doorway to Danger (TV Series)
John Randolph (1951)
 1951 Big Town (TV Series)
- Lady's Man (1951)
 1951 Hands of Mystery (TV Series)
- The Green Ruby (1951) ... (as Melville Ruick)
 1950 Sure As Fate (TV Series)
- Nightfall (1950) ... Narrator
 1950 The Billy Rose Show (TV Series)
- Bright Golden Girl (1950) ... (as Melville Ruick)
 1950 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- Accent on Youth (1950) ... (as Melville Ruick)
 1947 Kiss of Death
Moremann's Assistant (uncredited)
 1942 Holiday Inn
Guest at Inn (uncredited)
 1942 Little Tokyo, U.S.A.
Announcer (uncredited)
 1942 There's One Born Every Minute
Radio Announcer (as Melville Ruick)
 1942 Remember Pearl Harbor
Radio Voice (voice, uncredited)
 1942 Junior G-Men of the Air
Air Race Official [Ch. 1-2] (uncredited)
 1942 Rings on Her Fingers
Roulette Dealer
 1942 Reap the Wild Wind
Ball Guest (uncredited)
 1942 Yokel Boy
Orchestra Leader (uncredited)
 1942 What's Cookin'
Announcer (uncredited)
 1942 Born to Sing
Assistant Theater Manager (uncredited)
 1942 Man from Headquarters
District Attorney Johnson
 1942 The Lady Has Plans
Announcer (uncredited)
 1942 Treat 'Em Rough
Police Announcer
 1942 Bombay Clipper
Submarine Commander (uncredited)
 1942 Don't Get Personal
Radio Announcer (uncredited)
 1941 Remember the Day
Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
 1941 Glamour Boy
Master of Ceremonies (uncredited)
 1941 Swing It Soldier
Speciality Act (uncredited)
 1941 Two Latins from Manhattan
Radio Announcer (uncredited)
 1941 Sun Valley Serenade
Band Leader
 1941 Whistling in the Dark
Studio Engineer (uncredited)
 1941 Moon Over Miami
Oscar, the Bandleader (uncredited)
 1941 Pot o' Gold
Announcer (uncredited)
 1941 Man Made Monster
Defense Attorney (uncredited)
 1940 Kitty Foyle
Bandleader and Violinist (uncredited)
 1940 Little Nellie Kelly
Bandleader (uncredited)
 1940 We Who Are Young
Police Radio Operator (uncredited)
 1940 Broadway Melody of 1940
Orchestra Leader (uncredited)
 1940 He Married His Wife
Orchestra Leader (uncredited)
 1940 Music in My Heart
Radio Announcer (uncredited)
 1938 The Buccaneer
Pirate with Violin (uncredited)
 1937 Saratoga
Tout (uncredited)
 1937 Navy Blues
 1937 Torture Money (Short)
Henchman Red (uncredited)
 1936 Sinner Take All
Gangster (uncredited)
 1936 The President's Mystery
 1936 The Milky Way
Austin's Secretary (uncredited)
 1935 Coronado
Sailor (uncredited)
 1935 Shipmates Forever
Bandleader (uncredited)
 1935 The Gilded Lily
English Band Leader (uncredited)

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