'Seinfeld' actor Al Ruscio dies at 89
Character actor lent his talents to 'Godfather, Part III,
No matter what his age and time in his career, venerable character actor Al Ruscio always seemed cast as the cranky old man. He made an indelible impression in the "The Godfather Part III' as an irascible crime boss. He also played the new restaurant manager at Monk's whom Elaine accuses of employing only buxom women as waitresses. It is later revealed that his daughters in a classic 1993 episode of "Seinfeld" episode. Ruscio has passed away at the age of 89.
Venerable character actor Al Ruscio always seemed cast as the cranky old man. he has died at the age of 89
Ruscio created the drama department at the newly formed Midwestern College in Denison, Iowa in the Sixties. He then served as a professor of acting at the University of Windsor in Canada.
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He would offer his insights into acting with the publication of his book, "So Therefore .: A Practical Guide for Actors."
"Every scene or action or speech has a 'so therefore.' It is the goal, the ultimate statement of the character. You should know the so therefore as you begin your scene . The climax and the payoff is the 'so therefore.'"
Some of his more memorable film roles included a casino owner on "Showgirls," (1995) "Fever Heat," (1968), "Any Which Way You Can," (1980), "The Hunter," (1980), "Jagged Edge," (1985), "Guilty by Suspicion" (1991), "The Silence of the Hams"(1994) and "The Phantom" (1996).
On television, he played Bonnie Franklin's dad in one episode of "One Day at a Time," and Elder No. 4 on "The X-Files."
Other television credits included "77 Sunset Strip," "Bonanza," "Sea Hunt," "Peter Gunn," "The Untouchables," "McCloud," "Phyllis," "Lou Grant," "Shannon," "Barney Miller," "Falcon Crest," "St. Elsewhere," "Matlock," "Hillstreet Blues," "Scarecrow and Mrs. King," "NYPD Blue" and "7th Heaven."
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