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A Manhattan-born "tough guy" character lead and support, James (Vincent) Russo was born in New York City on April 23, 1953, to an Italian father and German mother. Raised in Flushing, New York, he graduated from the High School of Art and Design. He attended New York University where he wrote and starred in a prize-winning short film, "The Candy ... See full bio »

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Not a Stranger Bob Madden
Django Unchained Dicky Speck
Open Range Sheriff Poole


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  Merchandise (pre-production)
Sheriff Chalmers
  Replica (filming)
  Silent Partners (post-production)
Frankie Cutts
 2021 Undying (post-production)
Ranger Jessup
  Starf*cker (completed)
'Daddy' / Carl
 2017 The Fifth Borough (Short) (completed)
Detective Ricci
 2020-2021 Gravesend (TV Series)
Crazy Chris
- On the Lamb (2021) ... Crazy Chris
- Saint Anthony (II) (2020) ... Crazy Chris
- The Mezuzah (II) (2020) ... Crazy Chris
- The Mezuzah (2020) ... Crazy Chris
- The Feast of Avenue U (2020) ... Crazy Chris
 2021 The Allnighter
 2021 Flag Day
Lead Biker
 2021 Cerebrum
Kirk Davis
 2021 Take Back
 2020/IV Welcome Home
Ben Jones
 2020/II The Penitent Thief
 2020 Chronicle of a Serial Killer
Peter Brown
 2020 Woe
Uncle Pete
 2020/I A Soldier's Revenge
 2020 5th Borough
Det. Ricci
 2020 Final Kill
 2020 Bullet Ride
Mr. Langdon
 2019 A Shot for Justice
James White
 2019/I Badland
Fred Quaid
 2019 Possession Diaries
Father Brien
 2019 The Great Alaskan Race
Wild Bill
 2018/I Disorder (Short)
 2018 The Neighborhood (TV Series)
Crazy Chris
- The Mezuzah (2018) ... Crazy Chris
- The Feast of Avenue U (2018) ... Crazy Chris
 2018/I The Actor
Agent Bradley Scott
 2018 Not a Stranger
Bob Madden
 2018/I Desolate
Duke Stone
 2018 Living Among Us
 2018 A Dog and Pony Show
Banker Pete Melnick
 2017 Jaded (TV Movie)
 2017 The Deuce (TV Series)
 2017 The Broken Ones
Joe Murphy
 2016 1st Strike
Paul Fairfield
 2016 The Bronx Bull
Rocky Graziano
 2016 Code of Honor
Vincent Romano
 2016/I Paid in Full
John Desmond
 2016 Vigilante Diaries
Mr. Hanover (uncredited)
 2015 Voiceless
Pastor Gil
 2015 Black Mass
Agent Scott Gariola (uncredited)
 2015 Daytona (Short)
Frank Daytona
 2015 American Justice
Agent Cobb
 2014-2015 Chicago Fire (TV Series)
Papa Lullo
- Let Him Die (2015) ... Papa Lullo
- Santa Bites (2014) ... Papa Lullo
- Arrest in Transit (2014) ... Papa Lullo
 2014 Strike One
Paul Fairfield
 2014 Perfect Sisters
Steve Bowman
 2013 7E
 2013 Bastille: Of the Night (Music Video)
Police Detective
 2013 Chavez Cage of Glory
 2013 Five Thirteen
Agent Acevedo
 2012-2013 Vegas (TV Series)
Anthony 'Red' Cervelli
- Sons of Nevada (2013) ... Anthony 'Red' Cervelli
- Unfinished Business (2013) ... Anthony 'Red' Cervelli
- Past Lives (2013) ... Anthony 'Red' Cervelli
- Scoundrels (2013) ... Anthony 'Red' Cervelli
- The Third Man (2013) ... Anthony 'Red' Cervelli
 2013 Samuel Bleak
Charles Bleak
 2012 Revan
 2012 Django Unchained
Dicky Speck
 2011 Star Wars: The Old Republic (Video Game)
Vaz Traniff / Colonel Tott / Commissioner Jonah Carter / ... (voice)
 2011 The Dragon Warrior
 2011 Yellow Rock
Max Dietrich
 2011 Rage (Video Game) (voice)
 2011 Miss Bala
 2011 Good God Bad Dog (Short)
Peter Elias
 2010 Love Sick Diaries
Lorenzo De'mon
 2010 No Clean Break (TV Series)
The Father
 2010 One in the Gun
 2010 The Making of 'Dreams and Shadows' (Video short)
John Brunette
 2010 Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series)
Frank Salvo
- Malama Ka Aina (2010) ... Frank Salvo
 2010 Boy Wonder
Larry Childs
 2010 Forbidden Attraction
Sheriff Demming
 2009 Dreams and Shadows
John Brunette
 2009 Dark Blue (TV Series)
Robert Franzine
- Pilot (2009) ... Robert Franzine
 2009 Public Enemies
Walter Dietrich
 2009 Never Surrender
 2009 Numb3rs (TV Series)
John Curtis
- 12:01 AM (2009) ... John Curtis
 2008 Dark World
 2008 Little Red Devil
Mr. Trundell
 2006-2008 CSI: Miami (TV Series)
Joey Salucci
- Wrecking Crew (2008) ... Joey Salucci
- Fade Out (2006) ... Joey Salucci
 2008 Born of Earth
Tom Reeser
 2008/III Break
The Father
 2008 The Capture of the Green River Killer (TV Mini Series)
Jeb Dallas
- Episode #1.2 (2008) ... Jeb Dallas
- Episode #1.1 (2008) ... Jeb Dallas
 2008 Black Ops (Video)
Commander Combs
 2008/II Stiletto
 2008 Kings of the Evening
 2007 On the Doll
 2007/I The Hit
Mr. Santucci
 2007 The Pink Conspiracy
 2007 Machine
 2007 Blue Lake Butcher
Sheriff Jack
 2007 Chill (Video)
Detective Defazio
 2006 Cut Off
 2006 Las Vegas (TV Series)
Warren Pemberton
- The Story of Owe (2006) ... Warren Pemberton
 2006 Blackwater Valley Exorcism (Video)
The Bishop
 2006 Shut Up and Shoot!
David Sanchez
 2006 Broken Trail (TV Mini Series)
Captain Billy Fender
- Part Two (2006) ... Captain Billy Fender (uncredited)
- Part One (2006) ... Captain Billy Fender
 2006 Satanic
 2006 All In
Dr. Pennington
 2005 Hate (TV Movie)
 2005 Come as You Are
 2005 One Among Us
Ryan Brannigan (the Ex-Cop)
 2005 Joan of Arcadia (TV Series)
James Karon
- Trial and Error (2005) ... James Karon
 2004 Without a Trace (TV Series)
Michael Krauss
- Lost and Found (2004) ... Michael Krauss
 2004 Fallacy
 2004 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
- Getting Off (2004) ... Sinclair
 2004 Target
 2003 Open Range
Sheriff Poole
 2003/I The Box
Frank Miles
 2003 Paris
Leon King
 2003 A Good Night to Die
 2003 Short (Short)
Agent (voice)
 2003 Stealing Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
 2002 Against All Evidence (TV Movie)
Mr. Quinn
 2002 Redemption (Video)
Capt. Grill
 2002 The House Next Door
Carl Schmidt
 2002 Shattered Lies
 2001 Double Deception
 2001 Pendulum
Edward Mills
 2000 Bad Guys
John Tykor
 2000 Hidden War (TV Movie)
Matt Forman
 2000 The Unscarred
Mickey Vernon
 2000 Deep Core
Darryl Simmons
 2000 Falcone (TV Series)
Victor Mura
- Pilot (2000) ... Victor Mura
 1999 Paper Bullets
John Rourke
 1999 Sonic Impact
Agent Nick Halton
 1999 Diamonds
Damian (uncredited)
 1999 The Ninth Gate
 1999 Jimmy Zip
Otis Campbell
 1999 BitterSweet (Video)
Joe Massa
 1998 Charades
Max Targenville
 1998 Fait Accompli
 1998 Butter
Juke Box Danny
 1998 Detour (Video)
Ziggy Rotella
 1998 My Husband's Secret Life (TV Movie)
Sal Bianculli
 1998 Heist
Nick the Stick
 1997 The Postman
 1997 C-16: FBI (TV Series)
Frank Saretti
- Eight Pounds of Pressure (1997) ... Frank Saretti
 1997 Dellaventura (TV Series)
Tommy Bats
- Above Reproach (1997) ... Tommy Bats
 1997 Under Oath
Warren Erickson
 1997 The Girl Gets Moe
 1997 Laws of Deception
Gino Carlucci
 1997 Donnie Brasco
 1996/I Small Time
 1996 No Way Home
 1996 American Strays
 1996 The Real Thing
Rupert Little
 1995 The Set Up
 1995 Condition Red
Dan Cappelli
 1995/I Panther
 1995 The Secretary (TV Movie)
Ted Burke
 1994 Bad Girls
Kid Jarrett
 1993 Dangerous Game
Francis Burns
 1993 Double Deception (TV Movie)
Jon Kane
 1993 Da Vinci's War
 1993 Trauma
Capt. Travis
 1993 Desperate Rescue: The Cathy Mahone Story (TV Movie)
Don Feeney
 1992 Illicit Behavior
Bill Tanner
 1992 In the Shadow of a Killer (TV Movie)
Charlie Van
 1991 Intimate Stranger (TV Movie)
Nick Ciccini
 1991 Cold Heaven
Daniel Corvin
 1991 My Own Private Idaho
Richard Waters
 1991 Gabriel's Fire (TV Series)
Charles Crowley
- Belly of the Beast (1991) ... Charles Crowley
 1991 A Kiss Before Dying
Dan Corelli
 1990 State of Grace
DeMarco (uncredited)
 1989 We're No Angels
 1989 The Vineyard
 1989 The Belt
Vittorio De Simone
 1988 Friday the 13th: The Series (TV Series)
Janos Korda
- Symphony in B-Sharp (1988) ... Janos Korda
 1988 Freeway
Frank Quinn
 1988 The Blue Iguana
 1987 Un siciliano in Sicilia (TV Mini Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1987) ... Giuseppe
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... Giuseppe
- Episode #1.1 (1987) ... Giuseppe
 1987 China Girl
 1987 Crime Story (TV Series)
Nat Martino
- Ground Zero (1987) ... Nat Martino
 1986 Extremities
 1985 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Frank Sacco
- The Prodigal Son (1985) ... Frank Sacco
 1985 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Police Detective
- China Rain (1985) ... Police Detective (as Jim Russo)
 1984 The Cotton Club
Vince Hood
 1984 Beverly Hills Cop
Mikey Tandino
 1983 Exposed
 1982 Vortex
Anthony Demmer
 1982 A Stranger Is Watching
Ronald Thompson
 1981 Chicago Story (TV Movie)
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Appeared in a stage version of "Extremities".

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Member of the jury at the Beverly Hills film festival along with Billy Zane, Martiros Vartanov, Corbin Bernsen, Robert Davi, Elisa Donovan. [2009]. See more »

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