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Joseph R. Schlafman

Birthplace: Haverhill, Essex, MA, USA
Death: Died in Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, CA, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Eli Schlafman and Elizabeth E. Schlafman
Brother of David Schlafman

Managed by: Erin Spiceland
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About Joseph Ruskin

Ruskin was in an episode of The Outer Limits called "Production and Decay of Strange Particles". Ruskin was in a movie called Smokin' Aces. Ruskin 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 may be remembered as the Genie from the 1960 episode of the Twilight Zone, "The Man in the Bottle". Ruskin died on December 28, 2013 at a hospital in Santa Monica, California.

Ruskin is one of the 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 each 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.

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Joseph Ruskin's Timeline

April 14, 1924
Haverhill, Essex, MA, USA
December 28, 2013
Age 89
Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, CA, USA