Ted Rusoff

Actor, Film actor

1939 – 2013


Who was Ted Rusoff?

Ted Rusoff is an American actor, musician, voice dubbing artist, writer of film-scripts, poetry, and fiction, opera-coach and stage-director, adaptor/translator from and into various languages of synchronized dialogue for the dubbing of films and cartoons.

As a dubbing director he is known for his extensive work for the English-language versions of foreignpredominantly Italian — films. He has also sync-adapted, acted in, and directed the dubbing of films shot in Turkish, Finnish, Greek, Danish, Hebrew, and Korean as well as the standard European cinema languages. Rusoff started his career as a singer, appearing in operas, musical comedies, and on the road in various cities in the USA and Canada with his guitar during the folk-singing boom of the late 1950s and early 1960s. He specialized in songs in many foreign languages, including Ghanaian and Maori. He also appeared in nearly all the Gilbert and Sullian operas, doing a wide variety of roles. He toured with a trio called The Catch Club, along with his fellow music-students from UCLA, David Reznick and Larry Pack. They sang catches, or rounds, from the English Restoration period, and appeared throughout North America and recorded an album. He traveled to Europe in 1963 and, using his knowledge of languages, began overseeing the dubbings into Italian, French, and German of films that had been shot in English and produced in America by American International Pictures, the company that had been founded by his uncle, Samuel Z. Arkoff. Since then, he has worked as sync-adapter and dubbing director of more than 500 films, and as a dubber his voice can be heard in more than 1300 films, providing the voice for numerous leading men as well as many villains in a number of Italian cult favorites such as The Whip and the Body, Deep Red, Beyond the Darkness and many others. He has also worked extensively dubbing films into Italian and French, often supplying foreign languages or accents.

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Also known as
  • Theodore Rusoff
  • Ted Russov
  • Ted Roussoff
  • Canada
  • United States of America
Sep 28, 2013

on July 23, 2013


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