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Also Known As: Russ (Rusty) Died:
Born: October 20, 1950 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Portsmouth, Virginia, USA Profession: actor, director, waiter, welder, bartender, taxi driver

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A seasoned, versatile character actor, Russ began his career on the NY stage before segueing to films and TV. The tall (6') redhead played small supporting roles in such films as "The Border" (1981), "The Right Stuff" (1983), "Dead of Winter" (1987) "The Unholy" (1988) and "Disorganized Crime" (1989). Russ gained critical praise for his performance as a minor league past-his-prime relief pitcher in the late 1950s with dreams of the majors in "Pastime" (1991).

A seasoned, versatile character actor, Russ began his career on the NY stage before segueing to films and TV. The tall (6') redhead played small supporting roles in such films as "The Border" (1981), "The Right Stuff" (1983), "Dead of Winter" (1987) "The Unholy" (1988) and "Disorganized Crime" (1989). Russ gained critical praise for his performance as a minor league past-his-prime relief pitcher in the late 1950s with dreams of the majors in "Pastime" (1991).

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Finding John Christmas (2003) Hank Mccallister
3.
 Blackout (2001) David Robbins
4.
 Replacing Dad (1999) George Marsh
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 Test of Love, The (1999) Mark Whitman
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 American History X (1998) Dennis
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 When Danger Follows You Home (1997) Detective Barnes
9.
 Husband, a Wife, and a Lover, A (1996) Art Maskin
10.
 Have You Seen My Son? (1996) Van
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Traveled throughout US with family as a Navy brat
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Toured Europe as member of the Ann Arbor Mime Troup
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Appeared in several Broadway and off-Broadway productions
1979:
Feature debut, "Just You and Me Kid"
1981:
First TV-movie, "Crisis at Central High"
1985:
TV miniseries debut, "The Long Hot Summer"
1988:
First regular appearances in TV series in recurring role of Roger LoCocco on "Wiseguy" (CBS)
1990:
Appeared in short-lived drama series "Capital News"
1991:
First feature starring role, "Pastime"
1992:
Cast in ensemble TV drama series "Middle Ages"
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TV comedy series debut as Alan Matthews on "Boy Meets World" (ABC)
2001:
Co-starred in the film "Buck Naked Arson", co-produced and co-starring Rider Strong with whom he appeared on "Boy Meets World"
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Education

University of Michigan: Ann Arbor , Michigan -
The Neigborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre: New York , New York -

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companion:
Clare Wren. Actor. Appeared together in episode of "The Young Riders" on which Wren was featured.

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daughter:
Georgia Wren-Russ. Born July 2, 1991; mother Clare Wren.

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