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William Russ (I)


William Russ was born on October 20, 1950 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA as William Hardy Russ IV. He is known for his work on Boy Meets World (1993), American History X (1998) and Wanted: Dead or Alive (1987). He is married to Clare Wren. They have two children. See full bio »

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Known For

Boy Meets World Alan Matthews / Boris / Costello
(1993-2000)
American History X Dennis Vinyard
(1998)
Wanted: Dead or Alive Det. Danny Quintz
(1987)
The Right Stuff Slick Goodlin
(1983)

Filmography

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 2018 Bosch (TV Series)
Captain Garwood
- Rojo Profundo (2018) ... Captain Garwood
- The Wine of Youth (2018) ... Captain Garwood
- Ask the Dust (2018) ... Captain Garwood
 2018 Between Waves
Sonny
 2018/I The Maestro
Abe Herst
 2017 Open Season (Short)
Doctor Burton
 2017 Colony (TV Series)
Hennessey
- Tamam Shud (2017) ... Hennessey
- Good Intentions (2017) ... Hennessey
- Company Man (2017) ... Hennessey
 2017 Grimm (TV Series)
Scott Mudgett
- Breakfast in Bed (2017) ... Scott Mudgett
 2014-2017 Girl Meets World (TV Series)
Alan Matthews
- Girl Meets Goodbye (2017) ... Alan Matthews
- Girl Meets Home for the Holidays (2014) ... Alan Matthews
 2016 Olde E (Short)
Sean Pennington
 2015/I Magic Hour
Bruce Fox
 2015 Scandal (TV Series)
Frank Holland
- Even the Devil Deserves a Second Chance (2015) ... Frank Holland
 2015 Realm (Short)
Priest
 2013 NCIS: Los Angeles (TV Series)
Martin Lake
- Recovery (2013) ... Martin Lake
 2013 Jonestown (Short)
Leo Ryan
 2013 Drones
General Lawson
 2011-2013 90210 (TV Series)
Salty
- Scandal Royale (2013) ... Salty
- Rush Hour (2011) ... Salty
- Up in Smoke (2011) ... Salty
 2012 Vegas (TV Series)
Mert Hayes
- (Il)Legitimate (2012) ... Mert Hayes
- Pilot (2012) ... Mert Hayes
 2012 NCIS (TV Series)
Philip Wickes
- The Tell (2012) ... Philip Wickes
 2012 Awake (TV Series)
Jim Mayhew
- Guilty (2012) ... Jim Mayhew
 2012 Criminal Minds (TV Series)
Donald Collins
- A Family Affair (2012) ... Donald Collins
 2012 California Solo
Rusty
 2011-2012 Home at Last (TV Series)
Bob Snow
- Hoops (2012) ... Bob Snow
- Sexting (2011) ... Bob Snow
- Sad Homeless Dad (2011) ... Bob Snow
- Episode #1.3 (2011) ... Bob Snow
- Episode #1.2 (2011) ... Bob Snow
 2011 Green Guys
Peter Donnelly
 2011 Home at Last (Video short)
Bob
 2011 Leverage (TV Series)
Morris Beck
- The 10 Li'l Grifters Job (2011) ... Morris Beck
 2011 The Defenders (TV Series)
EMT Carrick
- Noland v. Galloway Pharmaceuticals (2011) ... EMT Carrick
 2010 The Whole Truth (TV Series)
Bridgeport Detective
- Uncanny (2010) ... Bridgeport Detective
 2010 The Event (TV Series)
Officer Nugent
- Casualties of War (2010) ... Officer Nugent
- A Matter of Life and Death (2010) ... Officer Nugent
 2010 Make It or Break It (TV Series)
Walter
- At the Edge of the Worlds (2010) ... Walter
 2010 Cold Case (TV Series)
Tim Hudson '10
- The Last Drive-In (2010) ... Tim Hudson '10
 2009-2010 The Young and the Restless (TV Series)
Tucker McCall
- Episode #1.9322 (2010) ... Tucker McCall
- Episode #1.9321 (2010) ... Tucker McCall
- Episode #1.9320 (2010) ... Tucker McCall
- Episode #1.9318 (2010) ... Tucker McCall
- Episode #1.9317 (2010) ... Tucker McCall
 2009 A Fork in the Road
Detective Ross
 2009 The Mentalist (TV Series)
Dooley Gerber
- Black Gold and Red Blood (2009) ... Dooley Gerber
 2008-2009 The Ex List (TV Series)
Jimmy Bloom
- Metro Guy and the Non Ex (2009) ... Jimmy Bloom
- The Spark (2009) ... Jimmy Bloom
- Flower King (2009) ... Jimmy Bloom
- Art Professor (2009) ... Jimmy Bloom
- Trustafarian (2009) ... Jimmy Bloom
 2009 Pawn (Short)
Justin Elliot Randolph
 2009 Gary's Walk
Vernon
 2005-2008 Boston Legal (TV Series)
A.D.A. Christopher Palmer
- Dances with Wolves (2008) ... A.D.A. Christopher Palmer
- The Mighty Rogues (2008) ... A.D.A. Christopher Palmer
- Attack of the Xenophobes (2007) ... A.D.A. Christopher Palmer
- The Bride Wore Blood (2007) ... A.D.A. Christopher Palmer
- A Whiff and a Prayer (2005) ... A.D.A. Christopher Palmer
 2008 Wildfire (TV Series)
Congressman Dean Nichols
- Friendship/Passion (2008) ... Congressman Dean Nichols
- The More Things Change: Part 2 (2008) ... Congressman Dean Nichols
- The More Things Change: Part 1 (2008) ... Congressman Dean Nichols
 2007 Demons (TV Movie)
Senator Carney
 2007 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Jonah Quinn
- The Case of the Cross-Dressing Carp (2007) ... Jonah Quinn
 2007 Standoff (TV Series)
Warren Keegan
- Road Trip (2007) ... Warren Keegan
 2007 Numb3rs (TV Series)
Michael Shannon
- Money for Nothing (2007) ... Michael Shannon
 2007 Ghost Whisperer (TV Series)
Bill Bristow
- Dead to Rights (2007) ... Bill Bristow
 2006 Reunion (TV Series)
Congress Clark
- 1996 (2006) ... Congress Clark
- 1995 (2006) ... Congress Clark
 2006 Just Legal (TV Series)
Bartender
- The Bar (2006) ... Bartender
 2006 The Sopranos (TV Series)
Paul Calviac
- Moe n' Joe (2006) ... Paul Calviac
 2005 Without a Trace (TV Series)
Max Cassidy
- Freefall (2005) ... Max Cassidy
 2005 The West Wing (TV Series)
Dan
- Message of the Week (2005) ... Dan
 2004 Silver Lake (TV Movie)
Phil Patterson
 2004 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Hal Matheson
- I Love My Wives, But Oh You Kid (2004) ... Hal Matheson
 2004 JAG (TV Series)
General Earl Watson
- This Just in from Baghdad (2004) ... General Earl Watson
- Fighting Words (2004) ... General Earl Watson
 2004 CSI: NY (TV Series)
Mr. Prescott
- Creatures of the Night (2004) ... Mr. Prescott
 2004 Deadwood (TV Series)
Otis Russell
- Sold Under Sin (2004) ... Otis Russell
- Jewel's Boot Is Made for Walking (2004) ... Otis Russell
 2003 Finding John Christmas (TV Movie)
Hank McAllister
 2003 The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire (TV Series)
Reverend Deeker
- Sleeping Lions (2003) ... Reverend Deeker
 2003 Dragnet (TV Series)
Ted Paris
- Redemption (2003) ... Ted Paris
 2003 Mister Sterling (TV Series)
Tommy Doyle
- Sins of the Father (2003) ... Tommy Doyle
- Final Passage (2003) ... Tommy Doyle
- Wish List (2003) ... Tommy Doyle
- The Statewide Swing (2003) ... Tommy Doyle
- Nothing Personal (2003) ... Tommy Doyle
 2002 Robbery Homicide Division (TV Series)
Elliot Ayers
- City of Strivers (2002) ... Elliot Ayers
 2002 MDs (TV Series)
James Wiles
- A La Casa (2002) ... James Wiles
 2002 Crossing Jordan (TV Series)
D.A. Jack Olson
- There's No Place Like Home (2002) ... D.A. Jack Olson
 2002 The Division (TV Series)
Jesse Whalen
- Shelby (2002) ... Jesse Whalen
 2001 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Prof. Thomas North
- Holy of Holies (2001) ... Prof. Thomas North
 2001 Life as a House (uncredited)
 2001 Buck Naked Arson
Ranger Joe Lightcap
 2001/I Blackout (TV Movie)
David Robbins
 2000 Level 9 (TV Series)
Deputy Director John Colter
- A Price to Pay (2000) ... Deputy Director John Colter
 2000 Ally McBeal (TV Series)
Michael Bassett
- Without a Net (2000) ... Michael Bassett
- Two's a Crowd (2000) ... Michael Bassett
 1993-2000 Boy Meets World (TV Series)
Alan Matthews / Costello / Boris
- Brave New World: Part 2 (2000) ... Alan Matthews
- Brave New World: Part 1 (2000) ... Alan Matthews
- Angela's Ashes (2000) ... Alan Matthews (credit only)
- As Time Goes By (2000) ... Alan Matthews / Costello
- Brotherly Shove (2000) ... Alan Matthews (credit only)
 1999 The Test of Love (TV Movie)
Mark Whitman
 1999 Come On, Get Happy: The Partridge Family Story (TV Movie)
Joseph Bonaduce
 1999 Replacing Dad (TV Movie)
George Marsh
 1998 American History X
Dennis Vinyard
 1997 When Danger Follows You Home
Detective Tyler Barnes
 1997 Stargate SG-1 (TV Series)
Captain Jonas Hanson
- The First Commandment (1997) ... Captain Jonas Hanson
 1997 Night Sins (TV Movie)
Sheriff Steiger
 1996 Nash Bridges (TV Series)
Scott Lamont / 'The Monk'
- Trackdown (1996) ... Scott Lamont / 'The Monk'
 1996 A Husband, a Wife and a Lover (TV Movie)
Art Maskin
 1996 Have You Seen My Son (TV Movie)
Van Stein
 1995 Trail of Tears (TV Movie)
David
 1995 Legend (TV Series)
Wild Bill Hickock
- The Life, Death, and Life of Wild Bill Hickock (1995) ... Wild Bill Hickock
 1995 The Marshal (TV Series)
Loyal Truscott
- Pilot (1995) ... Loyal Truscott
 1994 Viper (TV Series)
Mr. Townsend
- Pilot (1994) ... Mr. Townsend
 1993 SeaQuest 2032 (TV Series)
Rusty Thomas
- Brothers and Sisters (1993) ... Rusty Thomas (uncredited)
 1993 CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series)
Coach Jim Doane
- Other Mothers (1993) ... Coach Jim Doane
 1993 The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. (TV Series)
Jack Randolph
- Socrates' Sister (1993) ... Jack Randolph
 1993 Aspen Extreme
Dave Ritchie
 1992 Bay City Story (TV Movie)
Jim Malone
 1992 Middle Ages (TV Series)
Terry Hannon
- Murmur of the Heart (1992) ... Terry Hannon
- Night Moves (1992) ... Terry Hannon
- The Pig in the Python (1992) ... Terry Hannon
 1992 Traces of Red
Michael Dobson
 1992 Sexual Advances (TV Movie)
Jack French
 1992 Drive Like Lightning (TV Movie)
Boll Donner
 1991 Crazy from the Heart (TV Movie)
Dewey Whitcomb
 1991 The Young Riders (TV Series)
Roger
- Daisy (1991) ... Roger
 1991 Gabriel's Fire (TV Series)
Brad Fixx
- Truth and Consequences (1991) ... Brad Fixx
 1990 Capital News (TV Series)
Redmond Dunne
- Tapes of Wrath (1990) ... Redmond Dunne
- King for a Day (1990) ... Redmond Dunne
- Here Comes the Sun (1990) ... Redmond Dunne
- D.C. Tree (1990) ... Redmond Dunne
- Best Little Whorehouse in Virginia (1990) ... Redmond Dunne
 1990 Pastime
Roy Dean Bream
 1990 A Promise to Keep (TV Movie)
Carl
 1988-1990 Wiseguy (TV Series)
Roger LoCocco
- Meltdown (1990) ... Roger LoCocco
- Let Them Eat Cake (1990) ... Roger LoCocco
- Hello Buckwheat (1990) ... Roger LoCocco
- Date with an Angel (1988) ... Roger LoCocco
- Dirty Little Wars (1988) ... Roger LoCocco
 1990 Nasty Boys (TV Series)
Ben Farlow
- Nasty Boys (Pilot) (1990) ... Ben Farlow
 1989 ABC TGIF (TV Series)
Alan
 1989 Nasty Boys (TV Movie)
Ben Farlow
 1989 Disorganized Crime
Nick Bartkowski
 1988 The Loner (TV Movie)
Jake Willis
 1988 The Unholy
Luke
 1987 Tour of Duty (TV Series)
Sgt. Earl Ray Michaels
- War Lover (1987) ... Sgt. Earl Ray Michaels
 1987 Dead of Winter
Rob Sweeney
 1987 Wanted: Dead or Alive
Det. Danny Quintz
 1986 Houston: The Legend of Texas (TV Movie)
William Travis
 1986 Crime Story (TV Series)
Det. Wes Connelly
- Pilot (1986) ... Det. Wes Connelly
 1986 Second Serve (TV Movie)
Josh
 1986 Blood & Orchids (TV Movie)
Lloyd Murdoch
 1986 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Patrick O'Casey
- Time Heals: Part 2 (1986) ... Patrick O'Casey
- Time Heals: Part 1 (1986) ... Patrick O'Casey
 1985 The Long Hot Summer (TV Movie)
Jody Varner
 1985 Beer
Merle Draggett
 1985 Command 5 (TV Movie)
J.D. Smith
 1985 Hunter (TV Series)
Jack Lachman
- Fire Man (1985) ... Jack Lachman
 1985 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Evan Freed
- Evan (1985) ... Evan Freed
 1985 Riptide (TV Series)
Mack McPherson
- Polly Want an Explanation (1985) ... Mack McPherson
 1985 MacGruder and Loud (TV Series)
Owen
- Cop Killer (1985) ... Owen
 1984 Courage
Sonny
 1983 The Right Stuff
Slick Goodlin
 1983 V (TV Mini-Series)
Brad
- Part 2 (1983) ... Brad
- Part 1 (1983) ... Brad
 1983 Remington Steele (TV Series)
Chance McCormick
- Steele's Gold (1983) ... Chance McCormick
 1982 The Dukes of Hazzard (TV Series)
Scroggins
- The New Dukes (1982) ... Scroggins
 1982 Rehearsal for Murder (TV Movie)
Frank Heller
 1982 CBS Library (TV Series)
Rattlesnake
- Robbers, Rooftops and Witches (1982) ... Rattlesnake
 1982 The Border
Jimbo
 1981 Cattle Annie and Little Britches
Little Dick Raidler
 1981 Crisis at Central High (TV Movie)
J.O. Powell
 1980 Cruising
Paul Gaines
 1979 Just You and Me, Kid
Demesta
 1977 Death Bed: The Bed That Eats
Sharon's Brother (as Rusty Russ)
 1964 Another World (TV Series)
Burt McGowan (1978)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Rusty Russ

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on playing bad guy roles] In L.A., when you start out you work in TV and on TV there's the good guy who's usually someone like Don Johnson and then there's the bad guy. On a series all year there is only one good guy, but every week there's a different bad guy. If you can't play a bad guy, you won't work very much. See more »

Trivia:

A self-affirmed "Navy brat" who graduated from the University of Michigan, where he studied drama. See more »

Trademark:

Often plays stern fathers or violent criminals

Nickname:

Rusty

Star Sign:

Libra

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