Rudy Bond was born Rudolph Bond in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1912.
Bond began acting on stage in Philadelphia around 1930 before joining the Army in 1942. He fought in World War II, was injured, and discharged.
Bond continued to work on stage through 1982 when he died of a heart attack while rehearsing in Denver, Colorado. He was 69 years old.
He made his film debut in a promotional piece for the International Ladies Garment Workers Union in 1950 at the age of 38. He went on to appear in more than 20 feature films.
He married the psychologist and author Alma Halbert in 1948 and the couple raised three children.