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Russ Tamblyn (Russell Irving Tamblyn)

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Los Angeles, California, USA
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 he portrayed the teenage troublemaker who became the '50s equivalent of the Mercutio character in the Romeo and Juliet-inspired adaptation.

To describe Tamblyn as talented and extremely agile is a huge understatement. Read more...

Actor

Character: Son of a Gunfighter

Django Unchained 2012

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Character: Gideon Pontipee

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers 1954

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Character: Lazar Berrison, Jr.

Deep in My Heart 1954

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Character: Danny Xavier Smith

Hit the Deck 1955

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Character: Tully Rice

The Young Guns 1956

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Character: Norman Page

Peyton Place 1957

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Character: Ens. Tyson

Don't Go Near the Water 1957

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Character: William Hardy / The Cherokee Kid

Cimarron 1960

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Character: Confederate deserter

How the West Was Won 1962

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Character: The Woodsman / Tom Thumb

The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm 1962

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Character: Lt. Wadsworth 'Smitty' Smith

Follow the Boys 1963

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Character: Clip from 'Seven Brides for Seven Brothers'

That's Entertainment! 1974

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Character: Russ

Hits 2014

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Character: Doc

Drive 2011

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Character: Ed Morse

Inherit the Wind 1999

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Character: Wheeler / Homeless Man

Starstruck 1995

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Character: Chocki

Cabin Boy 1994

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Character: Doc Clapton

Little Devils: The Birth 1993

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Character: Frank Usher

Running Mates 1992

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Character: Himself

Gala TP de oro 1990 1991

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Character: Brenden Moran

Little Miss Magic 1998

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Character: Dr. Woorter

Invisible Mom 1996

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Character: Blackmoor

Johnny Mysto: Boy Wizard 1997

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Character: Michael Taftner

Fame 1982

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Character: Member of Billy's Gang

The Last Movie 1971

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Character: Hal Langley

Channing 1963

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Character: Himself

ABC Late Night 1973

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Character: Chuck Margaret

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