Michael Ruud (October 7th, 1944-September 21st 1999) was an American Character Actor who had appeared in 48 films and tv shows. He graduated from the University of Utah with a master's degree in fine arts. He also served in the Army from 1967-1969 during the Vietnam War, reaching the Rank of Sergeant and getting an honorable discharge. After his military service he found work in theater and film. On-Screen he his best remembered as "Big Al Gateway in Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers(1988), where attempted to Fight Michael Myers while Protecting the Lloyd Sisters. He passed away on September 27, 1999, from a massive stroke in Murray, Utah.