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Russ Tamblyn

Russ Tamblyn might as well face it...he will be a Jet "till his last dying day." Indelibly linked to the "womb to tomb" role of Riff, the knife-wielding, rocket-tempered, Edward Villella-styled gang leader of the streetwise Jets in the musical film masterpiece West Side Story (1961), it's not a bad way to be remembered! Russ was actually 27 when ...

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Dec 30, 1934 In Los Angeles, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Rebellious
Latest Project:
Movie What Happened to Jo Jo? 2017-10-10

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 2 nominations.

Known For
Movie My Ghost Dog Vito 2018
Movie Rebellious Old Guy 2018
Movie What Happened to Jo Jo? Nick 2017-10-10
Movie Hits Unknown 2014-01-21
Series The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret Unknown 2010-10-01
Series The Talk Unknown 2010-10-18
Movie The Cool School Unknown 2008-03-07
Movie The Scene That Stole Jailhouse Rock Himself 2007-08-07
Movie The Phantom Empire Bill 2004-11-01
Series Joan of Arcadia Unknown 2003-09-25
Movie Bourne to Dance Himself 2001-12-25
Movie Attack of the 60 Foot Centerfold Gas Attendent 2001-05-25
Series Curb Your Enthusiasm Unknown 2000-10-15
Movie Inherit the Wind Unknown 1999-05-29
Movie Starstruck Wheeler / Homeless Man 1997-07-18
Series Nash Bridges Unknown 1996-03-29
Movie Cabin Boy Chocki 1994-01-07
Series Babylon 5 Unknown 1994-01-26
Movie Aftershock Hank Franklin 1990-04-07
Movie B.O.R.N. Hugh 1990-07-09
Series Twin Peaks Dr. Lawrence Jacoby 1990-04-08
Series Quantum Leap Unknown 1989-03-26
Movie The Last Movie Unknown 1988-10-21
Movie This Is Your Life Unknown 1987-04-19
Movie Commando Squad Anchor 1987-06-05
Movie The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal Unknown 1987-09-24
Movie That's Dancing! Unknown 1985-01-18
Series Fame Unknown 1982-01-07
Movie Human Highway Fred Kelly 1982-09-01
Series Late Night with David Letterman Unknown 1982-02-01
Series The Quest Unknown 1976-09-22
Movie Win, Place or Steal Raymond 1975-02-01
Movie That's Entertainment! Unknown 1974-06-21
Movie Satan's Sadists Anchor 1969-06-01
Series Iron Horse Unknown 1967
Series Burke's Law Unknown 1963-09-20
Series General Hospital Unknown 1963-04-01
Movie The Haunting Luke Sanderson 1963-08-25
Movie Tom Thumb Tom Thumb 1958-12-24
Movie High School Confidential! Tony Baker / Mike Wilson 1958-06-13
Movie Don't Go Near the Water Ens. Tyson 1957-12-01
Movie The Last Hunt Jimmy O'Brien 1956-07-18
Movie Hit the Deck Danny Xavier Smith 1955-03-04
Movie Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Gideon 1954-08-06
Movie The Winning Team Willie Alexander 1953-05-08
Movie Father's Little Dividend Tommy Banks 1951-04-27
Movie Father of the Bride Tommy Banks 1950-06-16