Forceful character actor Edward Judd was born to English parents in the port city of Shanghai. Beginning his career in the Orient, Judd rose to modest fame on the British stage. He made his first starring film appearance in the 1948 culture-clash drama The Guinea Pig (aka The Small Voice). Judd's subsequent film roles found him playing against his somewhat brutish fame and brooding personality with wit and perspicacity. He worked frequently in science fiction films, notably X the Unknown (1957), The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961) and First Men in the Moon (1964). To date, Judd's last film was 1987's The Kitchen Toto, still another culture-clash effort, this one filmed in Kenya. On television, Edward Judd was a regular on the British sci-fi series 1990.
by Hal Erickson biography