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|Born||Alfred Jacob Corn
January 5, 1916
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Died||April 16, 1995
Englewood, New Jersey, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Kim Stanley (m. 1958–64)(divorced); 1 child|
Alfred Ryder (born Alfred Jacob Corn; January 5, 1916 – April 16, 1995) was an American film, radio and television actor, best-known for appearing in over one hundred television shows, including the starring role as a British criminal who could not be killed in Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond episode "The Devil's Laughter'" (1959). He appeared in the first aired episode of Star Trek on September 8, 1966. In "The Man Trap" Ryder played Professor Robert Crater.
Ryder appeared as one of the alien leaders in the TV series The Invaders, as well as the ghost of a World War I German U-boat captain in two episodes of the TV series Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. He also played a role in the episode "A Hand For Sonny Blue" from the 1977 series Quinn Martin's Tales of the Unexpected (known in the United Kingdom as Twist in the Tale). In films he is perhaps best remembered as the defense attorney who cross-examines John Wayne in True Grit (1969).
During the heyday of American network radio comedy, Ryder had two memorable regular roles, as Molly Goldberg's son Sammy in The Goldbergs; and, as Carl Neff in Easy Aces. During World War II he served in the United States Army Air Forces and appeared in the Air Forces' Broadway play and film Winged Victory. He appeared in the Anthony Mann directed film noir classic, T-Men (1947).
- 1961 Bus Stop episode "I Kiss Your Shadow" as Doug
- 1967 The Rat Patrol episode "The Darkest Raid" as Col. Rudolf Gerschon
- 1966 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea episode "The Phantom Strikes" as U-Boat Captain Gerhardt Krueger
- 1966 Star Trek episode "The Man Trap" Prof. Crater
- 1964 Combat! episode "The Hunter" Capt. Heismann
- Classic Television Archive: Quinn Martin's Tales of the Unexpected (1977)
- Garfield, David (1980). "Appendix: Life Members of The Actors Studio as of January 1980". A Player's Place: The Story of The Actors Studio. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc. p. 279. ISBN 0-02-542650-8.
- Krampner, Jon. Female Brando: The Legend of Kim Stanley, Back Stage Books, 2006, p. 230
- Alfred Ryder at the Internet Movie Database
- Alfred Ryder at AllMovie
- Alfred Ryder at Memory Alpha (a Star Trek wiki)