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James Russo

Lowest Rated:   0% The Blue Iguana (1988)
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Manhattan-born character actor and former professional gravedigger James Russo has been showing up in hard-bitten film supporting roles since 1981, and has worked alongside some of Hollywood's most prolific actors, including Al Pacino, Kevin Costner, River Phoenix, and Johnny Depp. In the otherwise teen-oriented Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), Russo brought a welcome gust of reality as a nasty robber. His more infamous gangster roles have included portrayals of the infamous Bugsy in 1982's Once Upon a Time in America as well as Vince Hood in 1984's The Cotton Club. Even in such Westerns as 1994's Bad Girls, Russo could be counted upon to show up as a villain. While he never achieved the type of mainstream recognition that other more fortunate supporting players have been known to receive, he nonetheless is reliable and well reputed within the industry. After fumbling with a variety of ill-conceived mid-'90s crime films (Urban Justice, No Way Home, and Condition Red, to name a few), Russo gained some well-earned critical acclaim for his role as -- what else? -- a street-wizened gangster in Donnie Brasco (1997). The same year, Russo found himself opposite Kevin Costner in The Postman. In 2003, Costner would call upon Russo's talents for a small role in Open Range. Shortly afterward, Russo began filming director William Webb's Target, in which he would co-star opposite Stephen Baldwin and Yorgo Constantine.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Bronx Bull
  • Rocky Graziano
2017
No Score Yet Voiceless
  • Pastor Gil
$0.5M 2016
17% Vigilante Diaries
  • Mr. Hanover
2016
No Score Yet Code of Honor
  • Romano
2016
No Score Yet Not a Stranger
  • Actor
  • Director
2016
No Score Yet Strike One
  • Actor
2014
27% Perfect Sisters
  • Bowman
2014
No Score Yet American Justice
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet One in the Gun
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet 7E
  • Actor
  • Executive Producer
2013
No Score Yet Chavez Cage Of Glory
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Samuel Bleak
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Five Thirteen
  • Actor
2013
87% Django Unchained
  • Dicky Speck
$162.9M 2012
86% Miss Bala
  • Jimmy
2012
No Score Yet The Dragon Warrior
  • Claudius
2011
40% Boy Wonder
  • Larry Childs
2011
No Score Yet Yellow Rock
  • Max Dietrich
2011
80% Kings of the Evening
  • Ramsey
$99.2k 2010
No Score Yet Dark Woods
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Dreams and Shadows
  • Actor
2010
68% Public Enemies
  • Water Dietrich
$97M 2009
No Score Yet Break
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Charlie Valentine
  • Rocco
2009
No Score Yet Never Surrender
  • Jimmy
2009
No Score Yet The Pink Conspiracy
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Deadwater
  • Combs
2008
No Score Yet Dark World
  • Charlie
2008
No Score Yet Stiletto
  • Engelhart
2008
No Score Yet Shoot First and Pray You Live (Because Luck Has Nothing to Do with It)
  • Bob McGurk
2008
No Score Yet Born Of Earth
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet The Capture of the Green River Killer
  • Jed Dallas
2008
No Score Yet On the Doll
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet All In
  • Dr. Pennington
2007
No Score Yet Come as You Are
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Chill
  • Detective Defazio
2007
No Score Yet Black Ops
  • Combs
2007
No Score Yet Hit
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Little Red Devil
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Machine
  • Butch
2006
No Score Yet Blackwater Valley Exorcism
  • Bishop
2006
No Score Yet Shut Up and Shoot!
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Broken Trail
  • Billy Fender
2006
No Score Yet Cut Off
  • Det. Gonzo
2006
No Score Yet All In
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Satanic
  • Eddie
2005
No Score Yet Confessions of a Pit Fighter
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet One Among Us
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet The Hit
  • Mr. Santucci
2005
No Score Yet Target
  • Donovan
2003
79% Open Range
  • Sheriff Poole
$58.3M 2003
No Score Yet The Box
  • Frank Miles
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
2003
No Score Yet Paris
  • Leon King
2003
No Score Yet A Good Night to Die
  • Roy
2003
No Score Yet Stealing Sinatra
  • Frank Sinatra Sr.
2003
No Score Yet The House Next Door
  • Carl Schmidt
2002
No Score Yet Shattered Lies
  • Sam
2002
No Score Yet First Degree
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Double Deception
  • Snake
2001
No Score Yet Redemption
  • Capt. Grill
2001
No Score Yet Deep Core
  • Daryl Simmons
2000
No Score Yet Under Oath
  • Warren Erickson
2000
No Score Yet Sonic Impact
  • Agent Nick Halton
2000
No Score Yet Paper Bullets
  • Rourke
1999
42% The Ninth Gate
  • Bernie
1999
No Score Yet Charades
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Heist
  • Nick
1999
No Score Yet Bittersweet
  • Joe Massa
1999
No Score Yet Jimmy Zip
  • Otis Campbell
1999
No Score Yet Fait Accompli
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Detour
  • Ziggy Rotella
1998
No Score Yet Never 2 Big
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Laws of Deception
  • Gino Carlucci
1998
No Score Yet My Husband's Secret Life
  • Sal Bianculli
1998
No Score Yet Waiting for the Man
  • Jerry
1998
9% The Postman
  • Idaho
1997
No Score Yet First Degree
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet No Way Home
  • Tommy
1997
No Score Yet The Real Thing
  • Rupert Little
1997
87% Donnie Brasco
  • Paulie
1997
No Score Yet The Girl Gets Moe
  • Brannagin
1997
No Score Yet American Strays
  • Eddie
1996
No Score Yet The Secretary
  • Ted Burke
1995
No Score Yet The Set Up
  • Kliff
1995
27% Panther
  • Rodgers
1995
No Score Yet Condition Red
  • Paul
1995
9% Bad Girls
  • Kid Jarrett
1994
67% Trauma (Dario Argento's Trauma)
  • Capt. Travis
1993
27% Dangerous Game
  • Burns
1993
No Score Yet DaVinci's War
  • Mintz
1993
No Score Yet Cold Heaven
  • Daniel
1992
No Score Yet Da Vinci's War
  • Actor
1992
No Score Yet Intimate Stranger
  • Nick Ciccini
1992
82% My Own Private Idaho
  • Richard
1991
No Score Yet Illicit Behavior
  • Bill Tanner
1991
31% A Kiss Before Dying
  • Dan Corelli
1991
84% State of Grace
  • Actor
1990
47% We're No Angels
  • Bobby
1989
No Score Yet Freeway
  • Frank Quinn
1988
0% The Blue Iguana
  • Reno
1988
No Score Yet China Girl
  • Alby
1987
50% Extremities
  • Joe
1986
75% The Cotton Club
  • Vince Hood
1984
84% Beverly Hills Cop
  • Mikey Tandino
1984
88% Once Upon a Time in America
  • Bugsy
1984
No Score Yet Vortex
  • Actor
1982
78% Fast Times At Ridgemont High
  • Robber
1982
No Score Yet A Stranger Is Watching
  • Ronald Thompson
1982
No Score Yet Pendulum
  • Edward Mills
1969

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Chicago Fire
2012
  • Actor
  • 2015
66% Vegas
2012-2013
  • Anthony Cervelli Anthony "Red" Cervelli Anthony 'Red' Cervelli
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
  • Frank Salvo
  • 2010
29% Dark Blue
2009-2010
  • Actor
  • 2009
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
  • John Curtis
  • 2009
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
  • Joey Salucci
  • 2008
  • 2006
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Jake Sinclair
  • 2004

Quotes from James Russo's Characters