Franklin Ruehl

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Franklin Ruehl was an American actor,[1] ufologist and cryptozoologist.[citation needed] He has appeared on such shows as Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Roseanne Show and Tom Green Live among others. Ruehl's own show, Mysteries from Beyond the Other Dominion,[2] started on a public-access television cable TV channel in the Los Angeles area in the late 1980s, and then became the first Sci Fi Channel original series in 1992. In 2006, he hosted several new episodes of the show on

Ruehl was rejected on an America's Got Talent audition with an act that encompassed sticking straws into a potato. In 2010, he appeared on several episodes of 1000 Ways to Die, as an expert, portraying a cryptozoologist, a conspiracy expert and a deathologist/thanatologist. His show Professor Weird debuted at 9pm on August 18, 2012 on the Science Channel.

Ruehl has been a regular on "A Current Affair" (2005), "9 On The Town" (with a UFO segment), "Strange Universe," "Weird TV," and Ancient Aliens (on the History Channel). He co-hosted a radio program on Blog Talk Radio, "Hypergalactic Enigmas." Ruehl has a series of videos entitled The Realm of Bizarre News, which can be viewed here.

He held a Ph.D. in theoretical nuclear physics from UCLA.[3]

Ruehl died in November 2015, of natural causes.[4]


  1. ^ "Franklin Ruehl". Retrieved 2016-07-31.
  2. ^ Cruz, Nancy (2014-10-31). "Our Fascination With Zombies Featuring Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D." (Press release). Los Angeles: KTLA. Retrieved 2016-07-31.
  3. ^ "Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D." The Huffington Post. Retrieved 24 December 2016.
  4. ^ "RIP, Dr. Franklin Ruehl". Sidelong Glances of a Pigeon Kicker. May 12, 2016. Retrieved 24 December 2016.

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