The Canadian born Rutledge joins a growing list of actors who have now portrayed Hardeen on film. Past Dash's have been: Jack Carter (The Great Houdinis), Mark Ruffalo (Houdini), Remy Auberjonois (Boardwalk Empire), and Tom Benedict Knight (Houdini Miniseries).
Hardeens: Carter, Ruffalo, Auberjonois, Knight.
The real Hardeen appeared in a 1936 Vitaphone short called Medium Well Done. Unfortunately, that film is currently considered lost.
Houdini & Doyle "Necromanteion" airs this Monday at 9/8c on FOX and Global TV. For reviews and links to view past episodes, check out my Episode Guide.