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Overview (4)

Born in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA
Birth NameWilliam Hardy Russ IV
Nickname Rusty
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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.

Spouse (1)

Clare Wren (? - present) ( 2 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Often plays stern fathers or violent criminals

Trivia (8)

Enjoys high-wind windsurfing.
He started filming Life as a House (2001) playing Officer Kurt Walker, but was injured in a motorbike crash and replaced by Scott Bakula.
Married to actress Clare Wren and has a daughter and son.
Trained at the Neighborhood Playhouse, he appeared on stage with Al Pacino in "The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel" and Holly Hunter in "Ghost on Fire."
A self-affirmed "Navy brat" who graduated from the University of Michigan, where he studied drama.
He wore the same brown leather jacket with a number 13 patch on the front in The Right Stuff (1983), in Hunter (1984) as the troubled Vietnam vet in the Fire Man episode and as the Roger LoCocco character in Wiseguy (1987).
Only regular cast member to direct any Boy Meets World (1993) episodes, although guest stars Jerry Levine, Micky Dolenz, and Fred Savage also directed episodes.
Son of a naval officer; born in Portsmouth, VA. Father of one daughter. Enjoys thrill sports, is an avid downhill skier.

Personal Quotes (2)

[about his 'Wiseguy' character] 15 years later, people still say to me, "How's it going, buckwheat?"
[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.

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