William Russ

William Russ

  • Highest Rated: 98% The Right Stuff (1983)
  • Lowest Rated: 22% Aspen Extreme (1993)
  • Birthday: Oct 20, 1950
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • A self-described "navy brat," William Russ travelled all over the country in his formative years. Russ settled down in one place long enough to attend the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; here he studied drama with such classmates as Christine Lahti. After graduation, he toured Europe as a member of the Ann Arbor mime troupe. Back in the states, he attended New York's Neighborhood Playhouse on a scholarship. His subsequent New York stage credits include MacBeth, The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel (in which he appeared with Al Pacino) and Buried Child. In films since 1989's Disorganized Crime, Russ' largest and most rewarding movie role (thus far) was over-the-hill ballplayer Roy Dean Bream in 1991's Pastime. Russ is best known to the public at large for his TV work: he has played Burt McCowan in Another World, Roger Lococco in Wiseguy, Redmond Dunne in Capitol News and Terry Hannon in The Middle Ages. At present, William Russ -- billed under his nickname "Rusty" -- appears on a weekly basis as Ben Savage's father on Boy Meets World, taking occasional time-outs to co-star in such made-for-TV movies as Big Dreams and Broken Hearts: The Dottie West Story (1995).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

80% The Maestro Actor 2019
No Score Yet Magic Hour Actor 2015
33% Drones General Lawson 2014
68% California Solo Rusty $15.8K 2012
No Score Yet A Fork In The Road Actor 2010
No Score Yet Finding John Christmas Hank McCallister 2003
No Score Yet Eyes of Fire Ranger Lightcap 2001
No Score Yet Come On, Get Happy: The Partridge Family Story Joseph Bonaduce 1999
83% American History X Dennis 1998
No Score Yet When Danger Follows You Home Detective Barnes 1997
No Score Yet Une autre façon d'aimer Art Maskin 1996
No Score Yet Have You Seen My Son? Van 1996
No Score Yet Trail of Tears David Cook 1995
22% Aspen Extreme David 1993
29% Traces of Red Michael 1992
No Score Yet Sexual Advances Jack French 1992
44% Pastime Roy Dean 1991
No Score Yet Locuras del Corazón Dewey Whitcomb 1991
No Score Yet Nasty Boys Actor 1989
50% Disorganized Crime Nick Bartkowski 1989
33% The Unholy Luke 1988
33% Wanted: Dead or Alive Danny Quintz 1987
No Score Yet Gone to Texas Actor 1986
83% Dead of Winter Rob Sweeney 1986
No Score Yet Second Serve Josh 1986
No Score Yet Beer Merle Draggett 1985
No Score Yet The Long Hot Summer Jody Varner 1985
No Score Yet Raw Courage Sonny 1984
98% The Right Stuff Slick Goodin 1983
No Score Yet Rehearsal for Murder Frank Heller 1982
80% The Border Jimbo 1982
No Score Yet Cattle Annie and Little Britches Little Dick Raidler 1981
51% Cruising Paul Gaines 1980
No Score Yet Crisis at Central High Actor 1980
No Score Yet Just You and Me, Kid Demesta 1979
No Score Yet Death Bed: The Bed That Eats Sharon's Brother 1977

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

90% 9-1-1
2018
Chuck
  • 2019
92% Colony
2016-2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Girl Meets World
2014-2017
Alan Matthews
  • 2014
No Score Yet NCIS: Los Angeles
2009
Martin Lake
  • 2013
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
Donald Collins
  • 2012
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
Philip Wickes
  • 2012
74% The Defenders
2010-2011
EMT Carrick
  • 2011
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
Tim Hudson
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Mentalist
2008-2015
Dooley Gerber
  • 2009
  • 2008
65% The Ex List
2008
Jimmy Bloom
  • 2008
No Score Yet Wildfire
2005-2008
Congressman Dean Nichols
  • 2008
86% Boston Legal
2004-2008
Christopher Palmer
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2005
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Jonah Quinn
  • 2007
No Score Yet Ghost Whisperer
2005-2010
Bill Bristow
  • 2007
23% Standoff
2006
Warren Keegan
  • 2007
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
Michael Shannon
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet Without a Trace
2002-2009
Max Cassidy
  • 2005
No Score Yet CSI: NY
2004-2013
Arnold Prescott
  • 2004
95% Deadwood
2004-2006
Otis Russell
  • 2004
84% NYPD Blue
1993-2005
Hal Matheson
  • 2004
No Score Yet Crossing Jordan
2001-2007
DA Jack Olson
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
1994-2003
Professor Thomas North
  • 2001
61% Ally McBeal
1997-2002
Michael Bassett
  • 2000
45% Level 9
2000-2008
John Colter
  • 2000
No Score Yet Boy Meets World
1993-2000
Alan Matthews
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
No Score Yet Stargate SG-1
1997-2007
Jonas Hanson
  • 1997
No Score Yet Viper
1994-1999
Townsend
  • 1994
20% Capital News
1990
Redmond Dunne
  • 1990
No Score Yet Wiseguy
1987-1990
Roger LoCocco
  • 1990
  • 1988
No Score Yet Dukes of Hazzard
1979-1985
Josh Scroggins
  • 1982
No Score Yet V: The Original Miniseries
1983
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