Russ Tamblyn

Russ Tamblyn

Highest Rated: 100% Tom Thumb (1958)

Lowest Rated: 0% Dracula vs. Frankenstein (1971)

Birthday: Dec 30, 1934

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

A boundlessly energetic presence in films for over five decades, Russ Tamblyn's extraordinary talent as a dancer was a key element to some of Hollywood's greatest musicals, including "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" (1954) and "West Side Story" (1961). A juvenile performer from the age of 13, he played all-American kids in "Father of the Bride" and "Retreat, Hell!" (1952) before displaying his tremendous strength and agility in Michael Kidd's intense routines for "Seven Brides" (1954). He also fared well in straight dramatic roles, earning an Oscar nomination for "Peyton Place" (1957) before landing the role that largely defined his career: the devil-may-care Riff, leader of the Jets, in "West Side Story." As time went on, Tamblyn increasingly devoted his energies to the fine arts while still making appearances in film. David Lynch's "Twin Peaks" (ABC, 1990-91) gave his profile a brief boost, but he preferred to manage the acting career of his daughter, Amber Tamblyn, as well as work on eclectic stage shows like Neil Young's "Greendale" tour than returning to the Hollywood scene. However, his best screen work kept his legacy in the public eye for decades.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
100% 88% Blood & Flesh: The Reel Life & Ghastly Death of Al Adamson Unknown (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chatty Catties Bruce (Character) - 2015
87% 91% Django Unchained Son of a Gunfighter (Character) $162.8M 2012
No Score Yet 65% Inherit the Wind Ed Morse (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 36% My Magic Dog Vito (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 0% Little Miss Magic Brenden Moran (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 36% Invisible Mom Dr. Woorter (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 40% Johnny Mysto Boy Wizard Blackmoor (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Glass Mountain Old Guy (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 25% Attack of the 60 Foot Centerfold Gas Attendent (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Starstruck Unknown (Character) - 1995
46% 42% Cabin Boy Chocki (Character) $3.5M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little Devils: The Birth Doc Clapton (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 29% Running Mates Frank Usher (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 9% Wizards of the Demon Sword Ulric (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet B.O.R.N. Hugh (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 22% Necromancer Charles DeLonge (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Desert Steel Tate (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 20% Aftershock Hank Franklin (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 33% The Phantom Empire Bill (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blood Screams Frank (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 53% Human Highway Fred Kelly (Character),
Writer
- 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The World as Seen Through Eyes of Children Devil (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 29% Black Heat Ziggy (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Win, Place or Steal Raymond (Character) - 1974
0% 24% Dracula vs. Frankenstein Rico (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Female Bunch Bill (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Scream Free Link (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 52% Satan's Sadists Anchor (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Son of a Gunfighter Johnny Ketchum (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 67% War of the Gargantuas Dr. Paul Stewart (Character) - 1966
50% 39% The Long Ships Orm (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Follow the Boys Lt. (j.g.) Wadsworth "Smitty" Smith (Character) - 1963
86% 82% The Haunting Luke Sanderson (Character) - 1963
86% 74% How the West Was Won Confederate deserter (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 61% The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm The Woodsman/Tom Thumb (Character) - 1962
92% 84% West Side Story Riff (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 56% Cimarron William Hardy/The Cherokee Kid (Character) - 1960
70% 48% High School Confidential! Tony Baker / Mike Wilson (Character) - 1958
100% 63% Tom Thumb Tom Thumb (Character) - 1958
65% 72% Peyton Place Norman Page (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 15% Don't Go Near the Water Ens. Tyson (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 72% The Fastest Gun Alive Eric Doolittle (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Young Guns Tully Rice (Character) - 1956
88% 52% The Last Hunt Jimmy O'Brien (Character) - 1956
67% 59% Hit the Deck Danny Xavier Smith (Character) - 1955
88% 87% Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Gideon Pontipee (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 52% Deep in My Heart Lazar Berrison, Jr. (uncredited) (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 28% Take the High Ground Paul Jamison (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Retreat, Hell! Jimmy W. McDermid (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 64% The Winning Team Willie Alexander (Character) - 1952
100% 61% Father's Little Dividend Tommy Banks (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 14% Captain Carey, U.S.A. Pietro (Character) - 1950
90% 74% Father of the Bride Tommy Banks (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Kid From Cleveland Johnny Barrows (Character) - 1949
63% 58% Samson and Delilah Saul (Character) - 1949

TV

Credit
93% 91% The Haunting of Hill House Dr. Montague (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Twin Peaks: The Return Dr. Lawrence Jacoby (Character) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Todd Margaret Unknown (Guest Star) 2012 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2011
96% 57% Joan of Arcadia Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nash Bridges Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet 93% Babylon 5 Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
82% 89% Twin Peaks Dr. Lawrence Jacoby (Character) 1990-1991
No Score Yet 98% Quantum Leap Bert Glasserman (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fame Unknown (Guest Star) 1986-1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nero Wolfe Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams Milton Wright (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Quest Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Iron Horse Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tarzan Bell (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Billy Waters (Guest Star) 1965

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