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Shimen Ruskin

  • Highest Rated: 100% Love and Death (1975)
  • Lowest Rated: 20% They Got Me Covered (1943)
  • Birthday: Not Available
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • A wild-haired character comedian from Poland, Shimen Ruskin popped up in scores of Hollywood films and television shows from 1938-1975. Having begun his screen career playing bits and performing odd jobs in Yiddish-language films made in New York, Ruskin turned to acting full-time in the 1940s, usually playing excitable types such as headwaiters, bartenders, store keepers, haberdashery salesmen, and the like. Late in life, he appeared as Meyer, the waiter on the short-lived television series The Corner Bar (1972-1973) and played Mordcha in the screen version of Fiddler on the Roof (1971).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

100% Love and Death Borslov 1975
83% Fiddler on the Roof Mordcha 1971
88% Shaft Dr. Sam 1971
90% The Producers Actor 1968
55% Donovan's Brain Tailor 1953
No Score Yet Ten Tall Men Disgruntled Riff 1951
97% Gun Crazy (Deadly Is the Female) Taxi Driver 1950
100% Force of Evil Sorter 1948
100% Letter From an Unknown Woman Older Man 1948
93% Dark Passage Driver-Watchman 1947
100% Body and Soul Grocer 1947
No Score Yet Johnny O'Clock Storekeeper 1947
No Score Yet Crack-Up Wide-Eyed Man 1946
No Score Yet Deadline at Dawn Sam 1946
No Score Yet Mask of Diijon Guzzo 1946
94% Murder, My Sweet Elevator Operator 1944
No Score Yet In Our Time Bartender 1944
No Score Yet What a Woman! Gadajalski 1943
20% They Got Me Covered Minor Role 1943
No Score Yet Dance Hall Charles 'Limpy' Larkin 1941
No Score Yet Lady from Louisiana (Lady from New Orleans) Gaston 1941
No Score Yet Having Wonderful Time Shrimpo 1938

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Kojak
1973-1978
Ben Hillel
  • 1975

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