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Alfred Ryder

Ryder as Professor Robert Crater from the Star Trek episode "The Man Trap"
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Birth nameAlfred Jacob Corn
Birth dateJanuary 5, 1916
Place of birthNew York City, New York, U.S.
Date of deathApril 16, 1995(age 79)
Death placeEnglewood, New Jersey, U.S.
Years active1944 - 1980
Spouse-Kim Stanley-1958-1964(divorced)

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:For the British naval commander, see Alfred Phillips Ryder.Alfred Ryder (born Alfred Jacob Corn; January 5, 1916 - April 16, 1995) was an American film, radio and television actor. Ryder may best be remembered for appearing in over one hundred television shows, including the role of Professor Robert Crater in the first Star Trek episode "The Man Trap" in 1966.

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. In films he is perhaps best known as the defense attorney who cross-examines John Wayne in True Grit.

He began acting at the age of eight and later went on to study with the likes of Robert Lewis and Lee Strasberg as a young adult. 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 Anthony Mann's 1947 film noir classic, T-Men.

He was married to actress Kim Stanley from 1958 until 1964, and had a child with her. He was the brother of actress Olive Deering.

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