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William Russ

Highest Rated:   98% The Right Stuff (1983)
Lowest Rated:   22% Aspen Extreme (1993)
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A self-described "navy brat," William Russ travelled all over the country in his formative years. Russ settled down in one place long enough to attend the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; here he studied drama with such classmates as Christine Lahti. After graduation, he toured Europe as a member of the Ann Arbor mime troupe. Back in the states, he attended New York's Neighborhood Playhouse on a scholarship. His subsequent New York stage credits include MacBeth, The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel (in which he appeared with Al Pacino) and Buried Child. In films since 1989's Disorganized Crime, Russ' largest and most rewarding movie role (thus far) was over-the-hill ballplayer Roy Dean Bream in 1991's Pastime. Russ is best known to the public at large for his TV work: he has played Burt McCowan in Another World, Roger Lococco in Wiseguy, Redmond Dunne in Capitol News and Terry Hannon in The Middle Ages. At present, William Russ -- billed under his nickname "Rusty" -- appears on a weekly basis as Ben Savage's father on Boy Meets World, taking occasional time-outs to co-star in such made-for-TV movies as Big Dreams and Broken Hearts: The Dottie West Story (1995).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Magic Hour
  • Actor
2015
33% Drones
  • General Lawson
2014
67% California Solo
  • Rusty
2012
No Score Yet A Fork In The Road
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Finding John Christmas
  • Hank McCallister
2003
No Score Yet Eyes of Fire
  • Ranger Lightcap
2001
No Score Yet Come On, Get Happy: The Partridge Family Story
  • Joseph Bonaduce
1999
83% American History X
  • Dennis
1998
No Score Yet When Danger Follows You Home
  • Detective Barnes
1997
No Score Yet Une autre façon d'aimer
  • Art Maskin
1996
No Score Yet Have You Seen My Son?
  • Van
1996
No Score Yet Trail of Tears
  • David Cook
1995
22% Aspen Extreme
  • David
1993
29% Traces of Red
  • Michael
1992
44% Pastime
  • Roy Dean
1991
No Score Yet Locuras del Corazón
  • Dewey Whitcomb
1991
No Score Yet Nasty Boys
  • Actor
1989
50% Disorganized Crime
  • Nick Bartkowski
1989
No Score Yet The Unholy
  • Luke
1988
25% Wanted: Dead or Alive
  • Danny Quintz
1987
No Score Yet Gone to Texas
  • Actor
1986
82% Dead of Winter
  • Rob Sweeney
1986
No Score Yet Second Serve
  • Josh
1986
No Score Yet Beer
  • Merle Draggett
1985
No Score Yet The Long Hot Summer
  • Jody Varner
1985
No Score Yet Raw Courage
  • Sonny
1984
98% The Right Stuff
  • Slick Goodin
1983
No Score Yet Rehearsal for Murder
  • Frank Heller
1982
89% The Border
  • Jimbo
1982
No Score Yet Cattle Annie and Little Britches
  • Little Dick Raidler
1981
50% Cruising
  • Paul Gaines
1980
No Score Yet Crisis at Central High
  • Actor
1980
No Score Yet Just You and Me, Kid
  • Demesta
1979
No Score Yet Death Bed: The Bed That Eats
  • Sharon's Brother
1977

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet The Mentalist
2008-2015
  • Dooley Gerber
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
  • Philip Wickes
No Score Yet Ally McBeal
1997-2002
  • Michael Bassett
No Score Yet Deadwood
2004-2006
  • Otis Russell
No Score Yet Without a Trace
2002-2009
  • Max Cassidy
73% The Defenders
2010-2011
  • EMT Carrick
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
  • Tim Hudson
No Score Yet Girl Meets World
2014
  • Alan Matthews
No Score Yet Ghost Whisperer
2005-2010
  • Bill Bristow
No Score Yet NCIS: Los Angeles
2009
  • Martin Lake
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
  • Donald Collins
Boston Legal
2004-2008
  • Christopher Palmer
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Jonah Quinn
No Score Yet CSI: NY
2004-2013
  • Arnold Prescott
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
  • Michael Shannon
90% Colony
2016
  • Actor

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