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Longtime stage, television and film actor Leon Russom is best known for his extensive theater work and his role on the series "Prison Break." His first professional job was on the soap opera "Guiding Light." During his early TV career days, Russom continued to work in theater and in 1983 he landed another soap opera, "All My Children." Throughout the 1980s he appeared in numerous films including "No Way Out," "The Rescue," "Silver Bullet," and "Hotshot." After starring in the TV film "Hostage," Russon moved to Los Angeles where he joined the series "TV101." In 1991 he appeared in the feature film "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country" and later worked on the films "Double Dragon" and "The Phantom." In 1998 he appeared in one of his most well known roles as the police chief in "The Big Lebowski," directed by the Coen Brothers. In 2006, he joined the series "Prison Break" in a recurring role, appearing in 30 episodes of the show. He earned an Emmy nomination for the television film "Long Road Home."

Longtime stage, television and film actor Leon Russom is best known for his extensive theater work and his role on the series "Prison Break." His first professional job was on the soap opera "Guiding Light." During his early TV career days, Russom continued to work in theater and in 1983 he landed another soap opera, "All My Children." Throughout the 1980s he appeared in numerous films including "No Way Out," "The Rescue," "Silver Bullet," and "Hotshot." After starring in the TV film "Hostage," Russon moved to Los Angeles where he joined the series "TV101." In 1991 he appeared in the feature film "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country" and later worked on the films "Double Dragon" and "The Phantom." In 1998 he appeared in one of his most well known roles as the police chief in "The Big Lebowski," directed by the Coen Brothers. In 2006, he joined the series "Prison Break" in a recurring role, appearing in 30 episodes of the show. He earned an Emmy nomination for the television film "Long Road Home."

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 True Grit (2010)
2.
 Behind Enemy Lines (2001) Ed Burnett
3.
 Men of Honor (2000) Decker
4.
 Witness Protection (1999) Reedy
5.
 Wing and a Prayer, A (1998) Vernon
6.
 Big Lebowski, The (1998) Malibu Police Chief
7.
 Childhood Sweetheart? (1997) Lieutenant Walker
8.
 Primevils (1997)
9.
 Phantom, The (1996) Mayor Krebs
10.
 Reasons of the Heart (1996) Drew Hadley
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