Blaisdell is a New York actor who has performed on stage and in film and television. Film credits include Ragtime, Funny Farm, Dead Man Walking (directed by Tim Robbins), Palookaville, Mrs. Winterbourne, In & Out, Frequency, and The Mothman Prophecies. He played Lyndon B. Johnson on the 1983 miniseries Kennedy, a priest in the 2005 miniseries Empire Falls, and appeared on Law & Order, Oz, Spenser: For Hire, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and Damages.
Blaisdell began his acting career on-stage in Chicago in the late 60s. After moving to New York, he appeared off-Broadway in Old Man Joseph and His Family, the David Mamet adaptation of Three Sisters, and others. On Broadway itself, he played Reverend Tooker in the 1990 revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and crotchety Revolutionary War veteran Ben Mattling in Abe Lincoln in Illinois.