Biography

Russell Irving "Russ" Tamblyn (born December 30, 1934) is an American film and television actor, who is arguably best known for his performance in the 1961 movie musical West Side Story as Riff, the leader of the Jets gang.

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Russell Irving "Russ" Tamblyn (born December 30, 1934) is an American film and television actor, who is arguably best known for his performance in the 1961 movie musical West Side Story as Riff, the leader of the Jets gang.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Russ Tamblyn, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 80

Birthday 1934-12-30

Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

Rebellious as Old Guy
2018 The Haunting (1 episode) as Dr. Montague
2017 Along for the Ride as Himself
2015 Chatty Catties as Bruce
2014 Hits as Dale
2011 Drive as Doc
2003 Joan of Arcadia (3 episodes)
1999 Inherit the Wind as Ed Morse
1997 My Ghost Dog as Vito
1997 Johnny Mysto: Boy Wizard as Blackmoor
1997 Sobbin' Women: The Making of 'Seven Brides for Seven Brothers' as Himself
1997 Little Miss Magic as Brenden Moran
1996 Invisible Mom as Dr. Woorter
1995 Attack of the 60 Foot Centerfold as Gas Attendant
1995 Starstruck as Wheeler / Homeless Man
1994 Desert Steel as Tate
1994 Babylon 5 (1 episode) as Capt. Jack Maynard
1994 Cabin Boy as Chocki
1993 Little Devils: The Birth as Doc Clapton
1992 Running Mates as Frank Usher
1991 Wizards of the Demon Sword as Ulric
1990 Aftershock as Hank Franklin
1990 Twin Peaks (36 episodes) as Dr. Lawrence Jacoby
1989 Twin Peaks as Dr. Lawrence Jacoby
1989 Quantum Leap (1 episode) as Bert Glasserman
1988 Necromancer as Charles DeLonge
1988 The Phantom Empire as Bill
1988 B.O.R.N. as Hugh
1988 Blood Screams as Frank
1987 Commando Squad as Anchor
1982 Human Highway as Fred Kelly
1982 Fame (4 episodes)
1976 The Quest (1 episode)
1976 Black Heat as Ziggy
1975 Win, Place or Steal as Raymond
1974 That's Entertainment! as (archive footage)
1971 The Last Movie as Member of Billy's gang
1971 Dracula vs. Frankenstein as Rico
1971 The Female Bunch as Bill
1969 Satan's Sadists as Anchor
1969 Scream Free! as Link
1966 Tarzan (1 episode)
1966 The War of the Gargantuas as Dr. Paul Stewart (as Rasu Tanburin)
1965 Son of a Gunfighter as Johnny Ketchum
1964 The Long Ships as Orm
1963 Burke's Law (1 episode)
1963 The Haunting as Luke Sanderson
1963 The Greatest Show on Earth (1 episode)
1963 Follow the Boys as Lt. (j.g.) Wadsworth 'Smitty' Smith
1962 How the West Was Won as Confederate deserter
1962 The Civil War as Confederate deserter
1962 The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm as The Woodsman ('The Dancing Princess') / Tom Thumb
1961 West Side Story as Riff
1960 Cimarron as William Hardy / The Cherokee Kid
1958 Tom Thumb as Tom Thumb
1958 High School Confidential! as Tony Baker / Mike Wilson
1957 Don't Go Near the Water as Ens. Tyson
1957 Peyton Place as Norman Page
1956 The Young Guns as Tully Rice
1956 The Fastest Gun Alive as Eric Doolittle
1956 The Last Hunt as Jimmy O'Brien
1955 Gunsmoke (1 episode)
1955 Hit the Deck as Danny Xavier Smith
1955 Many Rivers to Cross as Shields
1954 Deep in My Heart as Lazar Berrison, Jr.
1954 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers as Brother Gideon Pontipee
1953 Take the High Ground! as Paul Jamison
1952 The Winning Team as Willie Alexander
1952 Retreat, Hell! as Jimmy W. McDermid (as Rusty Tamblyn)
1951 Cave of Outlaws as Young Peter
1951 As Young as You Feel as Willie McKinley
1951 Father's Little Dividend as Tommy Banks
1950 Father of the Bride as Tommy Banks
1950 The Vicious Years as Tino
1950 Captain Carey, U.S.A. as Pietro
1950 Gun Crazy as Bart Tare (age 14)
1949 Samson and Delilah as Saul
1949 Reign of Terror as Pierre's Oldest Son (uncredited)
1949 The Kid from Cleveland as Johnny Barrows
1948 The Boy with Green Hair as Student

Writing

1982 Human Highway Screenplay

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