Rutherford Cravens

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Rutherford Cravens
Rutherford Cravens as Ben Franklin.jpg
Rutherford Cravens stars as Benjamin Franklin in Sandpiper Productions' America: A Call to Greatness (1995), directed by Warren Chaney and distributed by Millennial Entertainment.
Occupation Film, TV, stage actor

Rutherford "Ruddy" Cravens is an American TV movies and series actor, whose filmography also includes some theatrical movies like RoboCop 2, Friday Night Lights, Ray, "Temple Grandin and No Country for Old Men.[1][2]

Rutherford has had leading roles in several films including Steve McCurdy's The Hidden Jungle (1990) and Warren Chaney's America: A Call to Greatness (1995) where he received favorable reviews for his portrayal of the American Founding Father, Benjamin Franklin.[3][4]

The majority of Rutherford Craven's work has been on stage theatrical.[5] Rutherford Cravens appears annually in the Houston Shakespeare Festival.[6] He eventually became the Executive Director of The Shakespeare Globe Centre of the Southwest which produces Shakespeare Outreach and is housed in the University of Houston School of Theatre, where he also teaches courses in acting.[7] In addition he is one of the principle theatrical directors at Houston's Main Street. Theater.[8]


  • Temple Grandin (TV movie) (2010) role as (Feedlot Guard)
  • Cook County (2009) role as (Fat Earl)
  • Noble Things (2008) role as (Father Benton)
  • No Country for Old Men (film) (2007) role as (Gun Store Clerk)
  • Into the West (TV mini-series) (2005) role as (Charles Crocker)
  • Axis & Allies (Video Game) (2004) role as (Erwin Rommel V.O.)
  • Friday Night Lights (2004) role as (Kansas Wesleyan Recruiter)
  • Ray (film) (2004) role as (White Promoter)
  • The Alamo (2004 film) role as (Mr. Smith)
  • Walker, Texas Ranger (TV series) (1997–1998) role as (Dick Corman)(Mr. Baumgartner)
  • Rough Riders (TV movie) (1997) role as (Man #2)
  • Dead Man's Walk (TV mini-series) (1996) – Episode #1.2 (1996) role as (Elihu)
  • Streets of Laredo (film) (TV mini-series) (1995) role as (Lordy)
  • A Woman of Independent Means (TV mini-series) (1995) role as (Marvin Hamilton)
  • America: A Call to Greatness (1995) role as (Benjamin Franklin)
  • Texas (TV movie) (1994) role as (Delegate #1)
  • Gambler V: Playing for Keeps (TV movie) (1994) role as (Officer)
  • Heaven & Hell: North & South, Book III (TV mini-series) (1994) role as (U.S. Grant) (1992) A Taste for * * * * Killing (TV movie) Role as (Country)
  • Without Warning: The James Brady Story (TV movie) (1991) role as (Reporter)
  • A Triumph of the Heart: The Ricky Bell Story (TV movie) (1991) role as (Doctor #2)
  • RoboCop 2 (1990) role as (Reporter #1)
  • The Hidden Jungle (1990) roll as (Agent Lawrence Evans)
  • Adam: His Song Continues (TV movie) (1986) role as (Executive)


  • Temple Grandin (2010) role (actor)
  • Walker, Texas Ranger (1998) role (actor)
  • Walker, Texas Ranger: Sons of Thunder (1997) role (actor)
  • Rough Riders (1997) role (actor)
  • Larry McMurtry's Dead Man's Walk (1996) role (actor)
  • Larry McMurtry's Streets of Laredo (1996) role (actor)
  • Gambler V: Playing For Keeps (1995) role (actor)
  • Woman of Independent Means (1995) role (actor)
  • James A. Michener's Texas (1995) role (actor)
  • John Jakes' Heaven and Hell: North and South, Part III (1994) role (actor)
  • Taste For Killing (1992) role (actor)
  • Without Warning: The James Brady Story (1991) role (actor)
  • Triumph of the Heart: The Ricky Bell Story (1991) role (actor)
  • Adam: His Song Continues (1987) role (actor)


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