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Russ Tamblyn might as well face it...he will be a Jet "till his last dying day." Indelibly linked to the "womb to tomb" role of Riff, the knife-wielding, rocket-tempered, Baryshnikov-styled gang leader of the streetwise Jets in the musical film masterpiece West Side Story (1961), it's not a bad way to be remembered! Russ was actually 27 when he ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 Hits
Russ
 2011/I Drive
Doc
 1999 Inherit the Wind (TV Movie)
Ed Morse
 1998 Little Miss Magic
Brenden Moran
 1997 My Ghost Dog (TV Movie)
Vito
 1997 Johnny Mysto: Boy Wizard (Video)
Blackmoor
 1997 Nash Bridges (TV Series)
Jim the Penman
- The Counterfeiters (1997) ... Jim the Penman
 1996 Invisible Mom (Video)
Dr. Woorter
 1995 Attack of the 60 Foot Centerfolds
Gas Attendent
 1995 Rebellious
Old Guy
 1995 Starstruck
Wheeler / Homeless Man
 1994 Babylon 5 (TV Series)
Capt. Jack Maynard
- A Distant Star (1994) ... Capt. Jack Maynard
 1994 Cabin Boy
Chocki
 1993 Little Devils: The Birth
Doc Clapton
 1992 Running Mates (TV Movie)
Frank Usher
 1990 The Bloody Monks
Frank
 1989 Quantum Leap (TV Series)
Bert Glasserman
- Thou Shalt Not... - February 2, 1974 (1989) ... Bert Glasserman
 1989 Aftershock
Hank Franklin
 1988 B.O.R.N.
Hugh
 1988 Necromancer
Charles DeLonge
 1988 The Phantom Empire (Video)
Bill
 1987 Commando Squad
Anchor
 1986-1987 Fame (TV Series)
Michael Taftner / Russ, the Choreographer / The Choreographer
- Baby, Remember My Name (1987) ... Michael Taftner
- Hold That Baby (1986) ... Russ, the Choreographer
- Losin' It (1986) ... The Choreographer
 1982 Human Highway
Fred Kelly
 1981 Nero Wolfe (TV Series)
- Before I Die (1981)
 1976 The Quest (TV Series)
Kelly
- The Captive (1976) ... Kelly
 1976 Black Heat
Ziggy
 1975 Win, Place or Steal
Raymond
 1972 Cade's County (TV Series)
Brewster
- Ragged Edge (1972) ... Brewster
 1971 The Female Bunch
Bill
 1971 The Last Movie
Member of Billy's Gang
 1969 Scream Free!
Link
 1969 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
John Earl
- A Hard Case of the Blues (1969) ... John Earl
 1969 Satan's Sadists
Anchor
 1967 Iron Horse (TV Series)
Kehoe
- Decision at Sundown (1967) ... Kehoe
 1966 Tarzan (TV Series)
Bell
- Leopard on the Loose (1966) ... Bell
 1966 The War of the Gargantuas
Dr. Paul Stewart (as Rasu Tanburin)
 1965 Days of Our Lives (TV Series)
Dr. Hayden (1999)
 1965 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Billy Waters
- He Who Steals (1965) ... Billy Waters
 1965 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Maximillian
- Who Killed Rosie Sunset? (1965) ... Maximillian
 1964 The Long Ships
Orm
 1963 Channing (TV Series)
Hal Langley
- The Last Testament of Buddy Crown (1963) ... Hal Langley
 1963 The Greatest Show on Earth (TV Series)
Tom Tuttle
- Silent Love, Secret Love (1963) ... Tom Tuttle
 1963 Follow the Boys
Lt. (j.g.) Wadsworth 'Smitty' Smith
 1962 How the West Was Won
Confederate deserter
 1960 Cimarron
William Hardy / The Cherokee Kid
 1958 High School Confidential!
Tony Baker / Mike Wilson
 1957 Don't Go Near the Water
Ens. Tyson
 1956 The Young Guns
Tully Rice
 1956 The Fastest Gun Alive
Eric Doolittle
 1955 Hit the Deck
Danny Xavier Smith
 1955 Many Rivers to Cross
Shields
 1954 Deep in My Heart
Lazar Berrison, Jr. (uncredited)
 1953 Take the High Ground!
Paul Jamison
 1952 The Winning Team
Willie Alexander (as Rusty Tamblyn)
 1952 Retreat, Hell!
Jimmy W. McDermid (as Rusty Tamblyn)
 1951 Cave of Outlaws
Young Peter (uncredited)
 1951 As Young as You Feel
Willie McKinley (as Rusty Tamblyn)
 1951 Father's Little Dividend
Tommy Banks (as Rusty Tamblyn)
 1950 Father of the Bride
Tommy Banks (as Rusty Tamblyn)
 1950 The Vicious Years
Tino (as Rusty Tamblyn)
 1950 Captain Carey, U.S.A.
Pietro (as Rusty Tamblyn)
 1950 Gun Crazy
Bart Tare (age 14) (as Rusty Tamblyn)
 1950 What Happened to Jo Jo? (Short)
Nick (as Rusty Tamblyn)
 1949 Samson and Delilah
Saul (as Russell Tamblyn)
 1949 Reign of Terror
Pierre's Oldest Son (uncredited)
 1949 The Kid from Cleveland
Johnny Barrows (as Rusty Tamblyn)
 1948 The Boy with Green Hair
Classmate (uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Russell Tamblyn | Rusty Tamblyn | Rasu Tanburin

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on his performance as "Riff" in West Side Story (1961)] Life is so strange. "West Side Story" was one of the high points of my career. Yet, when I first saw it, I was really disappointed in how I came off. Since then, Fred Astaire has told me how much he admired my dancing in it. Now I see it very differently.

Trivia:

Co-starred with Richard Beymer in both West Side Story (1961) and Twin Peaks (1990). See more »

Trademark:

Has often played odd, slightly off-kilter characters

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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