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Leon Russom


Best known as Prison Break's General Jonathan Kranz (Padman) and the Malibu police chief in The Big Lebowski, Russom was, for twenty-two years, a New York stage actor whose day job was soaps with long tenures as Joe Taylor on Love Is A Many Splendored Thing, Willis Frame on Another World and Jack Darling on All My Children. The feature No Way Out ... See full bio »
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 2014 The Binding (post-production)
Minister Uriel
 2014 The Midnighters (completed)
Victor
 2014 Chosen (TV Series)
Carl Sherman
- Downward Spiral (2014) ... Carl Sherman
 2013 Eagleheart (TV Series)
D'Alessandro
- Grandy (2013) ... D'Alessandro
- Bowsley (2013) ... D'Alessandro
- Whitley (2013) ... D'Alessandro
 2013 Astigmatism (Short)
William
 2013 Lost on Purpose
Gene Lee
 2012 Fuzz Track City
Victor Swick
 2012 The Chemist (Short)
The Chemist
 2010 Chase (TV Series)
Prison Warden
- The Longest Night (2010) ... Prison Warden
 2009 Paranormal, Burbank (TV Series)
Chip
 2007 Bones (TV Series)
Archbishop Stephen Wallace
- The Knight on the Grid (2007) ... Archbishop Stephen Wallace
 2007 Boston Legal (TV Series)
Colonel George Hegarty
- Guantanamo by the Bay (2007) ... Colonel George Hegarty
 2006-2007 Smith (TV Series)
Mr. Collins
- Seven (2007) ... Mr. Collins
- Two (2006) ... Mr. Collins
 2006-2007 Jericho (TV Series)
Sheriff
- Return to Jericho (2007) ... Sheriff
- Pilot (2006) ... Sheriff
 2006 Cold Case (TV Series)
Owen Murphy
- Forever Blue (2006) ... Owen Murphy
 2005 Alias (TV Series)
James Lehman
- Prophet Five (2005) ... James Lehman
 2005 The Les Brown Show (Short)
Walter Thomas
 2004 Threat Matrix (TV Series)
Ray Miller
- Cambodia (2004) ... Ray Miller
 1995-2004 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Larry Praegitzer / William Crawford
- Aging Bull (1995) ... William Crawford
 2004 NCIS (TV Series)
Mr. Donaldson
- UnSEALeD (2004) ... Mr. Donaldson
 2004 10-8: Officers on Duty (TV Series)
Ivan Dennison
- Flirtin' with Disaster (2004) ... Ivan Dennison
 2003 Becker (TV Series)
Fire Marshal
- Mr. and Ms. Conception (2003) ... Fire Marshal
 2003 Dragnet (TV Series)
James McFarlane
- The Silver Slayer (2003) ... James McFarlane
 2003 Buttleman
Reverend Buttleman
 2002 The Johnny Chronicles (TV Movie)
Vic Monroe
 2002 John Doe (TV Series)
Lorne Barker
- Idaho (2002) ... Lorne Barker
 1997-2002 JAG (TV Series)
Captain Gayle Osbourne / Lt. General Anthony Manzarek
- Ready or Not (2002) ... Lt. General Anthony Manzarek
 2002 The West Wing (TV Series)
Network News President
- The Black Vera Wang (2002) ... Network News President
 2002 Family Law (TV Series)
Dr. Anthony Corliss
- Arlene's Choice (2002) ... Dr. Anthony Corliss
 2001 Behind Enemy Lines
Ed Burnett
 2001 Crossing Jordan (TV Series)
Earl Lewis
- The Ties That Bind (2001) ... Earl Lewis
 2001 The Retrievers (TV Movie)
Farmer Jenkins
 2000 Ascension
Old Man
 1993-2000 The X-Files (TV Series)
Detective Miles
- Requiem (2000) ... Detective Miles
- Pilot (1993) ... Detective Miles
 2000 The Best Man? (Video short)
Mr. Talbot
 1999 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Claude Campbell
- Santa Claude (1999) ... Claude Campbell
 1999 Witness Protection (TV Movie)
Reedy
 1999 Any Day Now (TV Series)
- Say Something (1999)
 1999 Profiler (TV Series)
Carl Jenks
- Old Ghosts (1999) ... Carl Jenks
 1999 Strange World (TV Series)
Lloyd Pennock
- Spirit Falls (1999) ... Lloyd Pennock
 1999 Nash Bridges (TV Series)
William Wheeton
- Resurrection (1999) ... William Wheeton
 1998 Reasons of the Heart
Drew Hadley
 1998 A Wing and a Prayer (TV Movie)
Vernon Spencer
 1998 The Big Lebowski
Malibu Police Chief
 1998 The Magnificent Seven (TV Series)
Mr. Wheeler
- Witness (1998) ... Mr. Wheeler
 1997 Childhood Sweetheart? (TV Movie)
Lt. James Walker
 1997 The Pretender (TV Series)
Captain Paul Nagel
- Bazooka Jarod (1997) ... Captain Paul Nagel
 1996 The Sentinel (TV Series)
Mike Hurley
- Payback (1996) ... Mike Hurley
 1996 The Phantom
Mayor Krebs
 1996 The Client (TV Series)
John Payne
- The Good Samaritan (1996) ... John Payne
 1996 The Lazarus Man (TV Series)
- The Catamount (1996)
 1996 Nowhere Man (TV Series)
Dr. Seymour
- Forever Jung (1996) ... Dr. Seymour
 1996 Innocent Victims (TV Movie)
 1995 Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Joshua Crane
 1995 Strange Luck (TV Series)
- Trial Period (1995)
 1995 Seinfeld (TV Series)
Clayton
- The Hot Tub (1995) ... Clayton
 1995 Alien Nation: Body and Soul (TV Movie)
Roger Benson
 1995 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Lane Henderson
- Game, Set, Murder (1995) ... Lane Henderson
 1994 Moment of Truth: Broken Pledges (TV Movie)
Roy Stevens
 1994 Midnight Runaround (TV Movie)
Sheriff Burton
 1994 Space Rangers (TV Series)
Prosecutor Murdoch
- The Trial (1994) ... Prosecutor Murdoch
 1993 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Matthew Wilton
- How Much Is That Bentley in the Window (1993) ... Matthew Wilton
 1993 Law & Order (TV Series)
Gordon Bryce
- Benevolence (1993) ... Gordon Bryce
 1992-1993 Matlock (TV Series)
Doug Levitt / Frank DeLong
- The Competition (1993) ... Frank DeLong
- The Evening News: Part 2 (1992) ... Doug Levitt
- The Evening News: Part 1 (1992) ... Doug Levitt
 1993 The Adventures of Huck Finn
Shanty Lady's Husband
 1993 The Disappearance of Nora (TV Movie)
Maxwell
 1992 A Private Matter (TV Movie)
Steve Morris
 1992 Reasonable Doubts (TV Series)
Nordorff
- The Discomfort Zone (1992) ... Nordorff
 1991 Jake and the Fatman (TV Series)
Dr. Lee Sinclaire
- Come Along with Me (1991) ... Dr. Lee Sinclaire
 1991 Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
Chief in Command
 1991 Long Road Home (TV Movie)
Titus Wardlow
 1991 Tagget (TV Movie)
Psychiatrist
 1990 Project: Tinman (TV Movie)
Forrest
 1990 21 Jump Street (TV Series)
Ohanion
- This Ain't No Summer Camp (1990) ... Ohanion
 1989 Hard Time on Planet Earth (TV Series)
Merrick
- Wally's Gang (1989) ... Merrick
 1988 Fresh Horses
Kyle Larkin
 1988 The Rescue
Captain Miller
 1988 Down Delaware Road (TV Movie)
Peter Dirkson
 1988 Hostage (TV Movie)
Grady
 1987-1988 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Lieutenant Borley / Sergeant Worley
- Something Green (1988) ... Lieutenant Borley
- Solo (1987) ... Sergeant Worley
 1987 No Way Out
Kevin O'Brien
 1987 Hotshot
Coach
 1986 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
Brad Stiles
- Home Is the Hero (1986) ... Brad Stiles
 1986 Tales from the Darkside (TV Series)
Sgt. Buzz Caldwell
- Fear of Floating (1986) ... Sgt. Buzz Caldwell
 1985 Silver Bullet
Bob Coslaw
 1983 All My Children (TV Series)
Jack Darling
- Episode dated 14 July 1983 (1983) ... Jack Darling
 1975 Kojak (TV Series)
Gallen
- Queen of the Gypsies (1975) ... Gallen
 1974 Get Christie Love! (TV Series)
Keppler
- Bullet from the Grave (1974) ... Keppler
 1974 The Migrants (TV Movie)
Doctor
 1971 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Sam Evans
- The Miracle (1971) ... Sam Evans
 1967 Love Is a Many Splendored Thing (TV Series)
Joe Taylor (1972-1973)
 1964 Another World (TV Series)
Willis Frame #2 (1976-1980)
 1953 You Are There (TV Series)
Dragoon Lieutenant
- The Treason of Benedict Arnold (1953) ... Dragoon Lieutenant
 1952 Guiding Light (TV Series)
Peter Wexler #1 (1969)
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Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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