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Russ Bender (1910–1969)

Russ Bender was born on January 1, 1910 in New York City, New York, USA as Russell Richard Bender Jr. He was an actor and writer, known for War of the Colossal Beast (1958), Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow (1959) and It Conquered the World (1956). He died on August 16, 1969 in Hollywood, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1963-1969 Bonanza (TV Series)
Garvey / George / Station Master / ...
- The Running Man (1969) ... Garvey
- Logan's Treasure (1964) ... George
- Enter Thomas Bowers (1964) ... Station Master
- Calamity Over the Comstock (1963) ... Walt
 1969 Petticoat Junction (TV Series)
Farmer
- Uncle Joe Retires (1969) ... Farmer
 1969 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Driver
- Top of the Stairs (1969) ... Driver
 1968 Live a Little, Love a Little
Editor (uncredited)
 1968 The Young Animals
Coach Simms
 1967-1968 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Dr. Harper / Hoffman
- Dress for a Desert Girl (1968) ... Dr. Harper
- A Wrangler's Last Ride (1967) ... Hoffman
 1968 Maryjane
Harry Braxton
 1968 Green Acres (TV Series)
Sheriff
- Home Is Where You Run Away From (1968) ... Sheriff
 1966-1967 Iron Horse (TV Series)
Sergeant / Costello
- Wild Track (1967) ... Sergeant
- War Cloud (1966) ... Costello
 1967 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Duty Guard
- The Seal (1967) ... Duty Guard
 1967 Cimarron Strip (TV Series)
Mort
- Whitey (1967) ... Mort
 1967 Devil's Angels
Royce
 1967 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Boat Owner
- The Hostage (1967) ... Boat Owner
 1966 The Navy vs. the Night Monsters
Chief Warr. Off. McBride
 1958-1965 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Sheriff / Dealer
- Gold Mine (1965) ... Sheriff
- Ma Tennis (1958) ... Dealer
 1965 Gidget (TV Series)
Tacky
- My Ever Faithful Friend (1965) ... Tacky
 1962-1965 The Virginian (TV Series)
Doc Linell / Land Office Clerk / Bartender / ...
- Nobility of Kings (1965) ... Doc Linell
- A Man of the People (1964) ... Land Office Clerk
- It Takes a Big Man (1963) ... Bartender
- The Devil's Children (1962) ... Todd
 1965 Wild on the Beach
Shep Kirby
 1965 I Saw What You Did
Police Sgt. Harris
 1965 The Farmer's Daughter (TV Series)
Richwood
- Never Listen to Rumors (1965) ... Richwood
 1965 The Satan Bug
Mason (uncredited)
 1965 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Timekeeper
- Scapegoat (1965) ... Timekeeper
 1965 Space Probe Taurus
Dr. Paul Martin
 1964 My Three Sons (TV Series)
Carl
- A Serious Girl (1964) ... Carl
 1964 The Brass Bottle
Official (uncredited)
 1963-1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Sergeant Pingitore / Sergeant Aikes
- The Sweet Taste of Vengeance (1964) ... Sergeant Pingitore
- The Machine That Played God (1963) ... Sergeant Aikes
 1964 The Strangler
Dr. Clarence Sanford
 1964 A Tiger Walks
Frightened Hunter (uncredited)
 1963 Breaking Point (TV Series)
Police Sergeant
- Heart of Marble, Body of Stone (1963) ... Police Sergeant
 1963 A Gathering of Eagles
Col. Torrance
 1960-1963 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Hank / Doctor / Counterman
- On Thursday We Leave for Home (1963) ... Hank
- The Fugitive (1962) ... Doctor
- The Hitch-Hiker (1960) ... Counterman
 1959-1963 Laramie (TV Series)
Red Wheeler / Sheriff
- The Wedding Party (1963) ... Red Wheeler
- Man of God (1959) ... Sheriff
 1962 Days of Wine and Roses (uncredited)
 1962 The Beachcomber (TV Series)
Brink
- Roll of Thunder (1962) ... Brink
 1962 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Government Man
- The Visitors (1962) ... Government Man
 1962 Leave It to Beaver (TV Series)
Mr. Barnsdall
- Wally's License (1962) ... Mr. Barnsdall
 1962 Air Patrol
Sgt. Lou Kurnitz
 1962 Panic in Year Zero!
Leader At Roadblock
 1962 That Touch of Mink
Williams (uncredited)
 1959-1962 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Deputy Bowman / Chief Hagerty / Policeman / ...
- The Case of the Counterfeit Crank (1962) ... Deputy Bowman
- The Case of the Barefaced Witness (1961) ... Chief Hagerty
- The Case of the Credulous Quarry (1960) ... Policeman
- The Case of the Petulant Partner (1959) ... Sgt. Givens
 1958-1962 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Arthur - Beatrice's Husband / Doctor / Wilbur Macon
- Silent Death, Secret Death (1962) ... Arthur - Beatrice's Husband
- The Siege (1961) ... Doctor
- Girl from Piccadilly (1958) ... Wilbur Macon
 1961 Lover Come Back
Mr. Gates - Partner in Advertising Company (uncredited)
 1959-1961 Rawhide (TV Series)
Gilmore / Sheriff / Storekeeper
- The Little Fishes (1961) ... Gilmore
- Incident of the Captive (1960) ... Sheriff
- Incident of a Burst of Evil (1959) ... Storekeeper
 1961 The Purple Hills
Deputy Marshal
 1961 Shannon (TV Series)
Elliot Humphrey
- The Embezzler's Daughter (1961) ... Elliot Humphrey
 1961 Anatomy of a Psycho
Frank (as Russell Bender)
 1961 King of the Roaring 20's: The Story of Arnold Rothstein
Racetrack Official (uncredited)
 1961 The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come
Col. Jackson (uncredited)
 1960-1961 Lassie (TV Series)
Dr. Hayden
- Long Chase (1961) ... Dr. Hayden
- Visiting Colt (1960) ... Dr. Hayden
 1961 Coronado 9 (TV Series)
Ted Bowen
- Three's a Shroud (1961) ... Ted Bowen
 1961 Gunslinger (TV Series)
Hanton
- The Buried People (1961) ... Hanton
 1961 The Untouchables (TV Series)
George Cooper
- The Organization (1961) ... George Cooper
 1960-1961 Thriller (TV Series)
Burdett / Arresting Officer
- Man in the Cage (1961) ... Burdett
- Worse Than Murder (1960) ... Arresting Officer
 1960 The Tall Man (TV Series)
Townsman
- The Lonely Star (1960) ... Townsman
 1958-1960 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Sheriff Tom Brice / Sam Cameron / Sheriff
- Journey for Josh (1960) ... Sheriff Tom Brice
- Die by the Gun (1958) ... Sam Cameron
- Passing of Shawnee Bill (1958) ... Sheriff
 1960 Walk Tall
Col. Stanton
 1958-1960 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Chief Howard / Capt. Bradford / Humphries
- Family Skeleton (1960) ... Chief Howard
- Hit and Run (1959) ... Capt. Bradford
- Casualty (1958) ... Humphries
 1960 Hotel de Paree (TV Series)
Willie / Willie Barnes
- Sundance and the Good-Luck Coat (1960) ... Willie
- Sundance and the Black Widow (1960) ... Willie Barnes
 1960 Overland Trail (TV Series)
Stage Driver
- All the O'Mara's Horses (1960) ... Stage Driver
 1959-1960 Black Saddle (TV Series)
Jack Dutro / Denham Talbot
- The Indian Tree (1960) ... Jack Dutro
- Client: Reynolds (1959) ... Denham Talbot
 1956-1960 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
Horace Granby / Lem Evans / Hanford Craig / ...
- The Case of Senor Huerto (1960) ... Horace Granby
- Plague Carrier (1958) ... Lem Evans
- Young Gun (1957) ... Hanford Craig
- Fight or Run (1956) ... Deacon (as Russell Bender)
 1960 Vice Raid
Drucker (uncredited)
 1960 Johnny Ringo (TV Series)
Jason the Blacksmith
- East Is East (1960) ... Jason the Blacksmith
 1959 The Deputy (TV Series)
Jordan
- The Big Four (1959) ... Jordan
 1959 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Sheriff Edwards
- Prisoner of Moon Mesa (1959) ... Sheriff Edwards
 1959 Man Without a Gun (TV Series)
- The Giant (1959)
 1959 Markham (TV Series)
Ronnie Evans
- Deadline Date (1959) ... Ronnie Evans
 1959 Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow
Tom Hendry
 1959 The David Niven Show (TV Series)
Detective
- The Vengeance (1959) ... Detective
 1959 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Judge Langford Peel
- The Law and the Gun (1959) ... Judge Langford Peel
 1957-1959 Colt .45 (TV Series)
Stagedoor Man / Townsend
- The Man Who Loved Lincoln (1959) ... Stagedoor Man
- The Gypsies (1957) ... Townsend
 1959 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series)
The Sheriff
- Two for Paradise (1959) ... The Sheriff
 1959 Compulsion
Edgar Llewellyn - Attorney (uncredited)
 1959 The Ann Sothern Show (TV Series)
Doctor
- Katy's Big Surprise (1959) ... Doctor
 1959 Frontier Doctor (TV Series)
Frank Saunders
- The Big Gamblers (1959) ... Frank Saunders
 1959 No Name on the Bullet
Storekeeper
 1958 The Rough Riders (TV Series)
Colonel Rayford
- The Governor (1958) ... Colonel Rayford
 1958 The Restless Years
Tom Mitchell (uncredited)
 1958 I Bury the Living
Henry Trowbridge (uncredited)
 1958 The Silent Service (TV Series)
Messecar - Mess Section
- The Cavalla Story (1958) ... Messecar - Mess Section
 1958 M Squad (TV Series)
Police Lt. Dan Casey
- The Woman from Paris (1958) ... Police Lt. Dan Casey
 1958 Hot Rod Gang
Motorcycle cop
 1958 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series)
Perkins
- The Perfectionist (1958) ... Perkins
 1958 Whirlybirds (TV Series)
Tom Baker
- Blind Date (1958) ... Tom Baker
 1958 Cowboy
Joe (uncredited)
 1958 Maverick (TV Series)
Doctor
- Trail West to Fury (1958) ... Doctor
 1958 Flood Tide
Surgeon (uncredited)
 1958 Suicide Battalion
Sgt. Harry Donovan
 1957-1958 Broken Arrow (TV Series)
Marshal
- Bad Boy (1958) ... Marshal
- The Assassin (1957) ... Marshal
- Powder Keg (1957) ... Marshal
 1958 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Sheriff
- Bullet Proof (1958) ... Sheriff
 1958 The Adventures of McGraw (TV Series)
Prison Official
- Time for Dying (1958) ... Prison Official
 1958 Trackdown (TV Series)
Sheriff John Kemp
- The Reward (1958) ... Sheriff John Kemp
 1958 Men of Annapolis (TV Series)
Lieutenant Keller
- Rapid Fire (1958) ... Lieutenant Keller
 1958 The Veil (TV Mini-Series)
Calvin Logan
- Food on the Table (1958) ... Calvin Logan
 1957 The Sheriff of Cochise (TV Series)
Paul Orville
- Federal Witness (1957) ... Paul Orville
 1956-1957 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Fred / Burns
- The Frank Keegan Story (1957) ... Fred
- The Harvey Borden Story (1956) ... Burns
 1957 The Amazing Colossal Man
Richard Kingman (as Russell Bender)
 1957 Motorcycle Gang
Lt. Joe Watson
 1957 The Joker Is Wild
Man in Hotel Suite (uncredited)
 1957 The George Sanders Mystery Theater (TV Series)
- Round Trip (1957)
 1957 Man of a Thousand Faces
Divorce Judge (uncredited)
 1957 Beau James
Reporter (uncredited)
 1957 Badlands of Montana
George Johannson
 1957 Dragstrip Girl
Police Lt. Bradley
 1957 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (TV Series)
Capt. Gunderson
- The Pearl and the Crown (1957) ... Capt. Gunderson (as Russell Bender)
 1957 Kelly and Me
Police Captain (uncredited)
 1957 Telephone Time (TV Series)
Sheriff
- The Intruder (1957) ... Sheriff
 1957 The Gray Ghost (TV Series)
Lane
- The Missing Colonel (1957) ... Lane
 1956 Highway Patrol (TV Series)
Dr. Walters
- Typhoid Carrier (1956) ... Dr. Walters
 1953 The War of the Worlds
Dr. Carmichael (uncredited)
 1953 You Are There (TV Series)
Nathaniel Cary
 1952 Paula
Cop (uncredited)
 1950 Buccaneer's Girl
Singer (unconfirmed)
Show Show Writer (9 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)

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Other Works:

Radio: Wrote for the drama series "Nightbeat," which starred Frank Lovejoy.

Alternate Names:

Russell Bender
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Trivia:

Balding, stocky American character actor, usually seen as western lawmen or as military officers or scientists in low-budget science fiction films of the 1950's and 60's.

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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