Russom, Leon 1941–

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Russom, Leon 1941-


Born December 6, 1941, in Little Rock, AR; married Karen Grassle (an actress; divorced).



Awards, Honors:

Emmy Award nomination, outstanding supporting actor in a miniseries or special, 1991, for Long Road Home.


Film Appearances:

Voice, Dirty Harry (also known as Dead Right, A furia da razao, Brudny Harry, Harry el brut, Harry, el sucio, Inspettore Callaghan: il caso Scorpio e tuo, Likainen Harry, L'inspecteur Harry, Perseguidor implacavel, and Piszkos Harry), Warner Bros., 1971.

David Darst, The Trial of the Catonsville Nine, Cinema 5 Distributing, 1972.

Bob Coslaw, Silver Bullet (also known as Stephen King's "Silver Bullet"), Paramount, 1985.

Coach, Hotshot (also known as El rey del futbol), International Film Marketing, 1987.

Kevin O'Brien, No Way Out, Orion, 1987.

Captain Miller, The Rescue, Buena Vista, 1988.

Kyle Larkin, Fresh Horses, Columbia, 1988.

Harry, He Said, She Said, Paramount, 1991.

Starfleet chief in command, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Paramount, 1991.

Police chief Delario (Marian's father), Double Dragon (also known as Double Dragon: The Movie), Gramercy Pictures, 1993.

Shanty lady's husband, The Adventures of Huck Finn (also known as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, As aventuras de Huck Finn, Die Abenteuer von Huck Finn, Huckleberry Finnin seikkailut, Huckleberry Finns aeventyr, Las aventuras de Huckelbbery Finn, Le avventure di Huck Finn, Les aventures de Huckleberry Finn, Oi peripeteies tou Huck Finn, and Przygody Hucka Finna), Buena Vista, 1993.

Joshua Crane, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Santa Monica Pictures, 1995.

Mayor Krebs, The Phantom (also known as A fantom, Das Phantom, El fantasma, El fantasma (The Phantom), Fantomen, Kizil maske, Le fantome, Le fantome du Bengale, Mustanaamio, O fantasma, and The phantom: El heroe enmascarado), Paramount, 1996.

Malibu police chief, The Big Lebowski, Gramercy Pictures, 1998.

Decker, Men of Honor (also known as The Diver, Men of Honour, Navy Diver, Barbati de onoare, Ferfi-becsuelet, Hombres de honor, Homens de honra, Kunnian puolesta, Les chemins de la dignite, L'honneur a tout prix, Maend af aere, and Men of Honor—L'onore degli uomini), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2000.

Mr. White, A Visit from the Sergeant Major with Unintended Consequences, Rocket 66 Entertainment, 2000.

Old man, Ascension, 2000.

Ed Burnett, Behind Enemy Lines (also known as Atras das linhas inimigas, Behind enemy lines—Dietro le linee nemiche, Derrieres les lignes ennemies, Detras de las lineas enemigas, Ellenseges teruelet, En territoire ennemi, Im Fadenkreuz—Allein gegen alle, Se ehthriko edafos, Tras la linea enemiga, Tras lineas enemigas, and Vihollisen keskellae), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2001.

Reverend Buttleman, Buttleman, Buttleman Productions, 2002.

Walter Thomas, The Les Brown Show (short film), 2005.

Television Appearances; Series:

Peter Wexler, The Guiding Light (also known as Guiding Light), CBS, 1969.

Joe Taylor, Love Is a Many Splendored Thing, CBS, 1972-73.

Willis Frame, Another World (also known as Another World: Bay City), NBC, 1976-80.

Jack Darling, All My Children (also known as All My Children: The Summer of Seduction and La force du destin), ABC, 1983.

Principal Edward Steadman, TV 101, CBS, 1988-89.

Notepad man, Prison Break (also known as The Break, Prison Break: Manhunt, Prison Break: On the Run, Grande evasion, I apodrasi, Pako, Pogenemine, and Prison Break—Em busca da verdade), Fox, beginning 2007.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Doctor, The Migrants, CBS, 1974.

Grady, Hostage (also known as Against Her Will), CBS, 1988.

Psychiatrist, Tagget (also known as Dragonfire and Codewort—Dragonfire), HBO, 1991.

Titus Wardlow, Long Road Home, NBC, 1991.

Bob Hamilton, Crash Landing: The Rescue of Flight 232 (also known as A Thousand Heroes), ABC, 1992.

Steve Morris, A Private Matter (also known as Miss Sherri), HBO, 1992.

Maxwell, The Disappearance of Nora (also known as Deadly Recall), CBS, 1993.

Roy Stevens, Moment of Truth: Broken Pledges (also known as The Eileen Stevens Story and Gerechtigkeit fuer meinen Sohn), NBC, 1994.

Sheriff Burton, Midnight Runaround, syndicated, 1994.

Benson, Alien Nation: Body and Soul (also known as Alien Nation—Die neue Generation, Muukalaiset—ruumis ja sielu, Os novos invasores de corpo e alma, and Przybysze—Cialo I dusza), Fox, 1995.

Drew Hadley, Reasons of the Heart, USA Network, 1996.

Innocent Victims (also known as Erreur judiciaire and Sijaiskaersijaet), ABC, 1996.

Almost Forever, 1996.

Police lieutenant James Walker, Childhood Sweetheart?, CBS, 1997.

Vernon Spencer, A Wing and a Prayer, USA Network, 1998.

Reedy, Witness Protection, HBO, 1999.

Farmer Jenkins, The Retrievers, Animal Planet, 2001.

Television Appearances; Specials:

"Judgment: The Court Martial of Lieutenant William Calley," ABC Theatre, ABC, 1975.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Sam Evans, "The Miracle," Mission: Impossible, CBS, 1971.

Keppler, "Bullet from the Grave," Get Christie Love! (also known as Besquen a Christie Love), ABC, 1974.

Gallin, "Queen of the Gypsies," Kojak, CBS, 1975.

Brad Stiles, "Home Is the Hero," Spenser: For Hire, ABC, 1986.

Buzz Caldwell, "Fear of Floating," Tales from the Darkside, syndicated, 1986.

Merrick, "Wally's Gang," Hard Time on Planet Earth, CBS, 1989.

Alan Rucker, "Not So Wild Kingdom," E.A.R.T.H. Force (also known as Maailmanlopun vartijat), CBS, 1990.

"This Ain't No Summer Camp," 21 Jump Street, syndicated, 1990.

"Come Along with Me," Jake and the Fatman, CBS, 1991.

Doug Levitt, "The Evening News: Parts 1 & 2," Matlock, NBC, 1992.

Carl, "The Guardians of the Night," Raven, CBS, 1993.

Frank DeLong, "The Competition," Matlock, ABC, 1993.

Gordon Bryce, "Benevolence," Law & Order (also known as Law & Order Prime), NBC, 1993.

Matthew Wilton, "How Much Is That Bentley in the Window?," L.A. Law, NBC, 1993.

Prosecutor Murdoch, "The Trial," Space Rangers, CBS, c. 1993.

Admiral Toddman, "The Die Is Cast," Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (also known as Deep Space Nine, DS9, and Star Trek: DS9), syndicated, 1995.

Clayton, "The Hot Tub," Seinfeld, NBC, 1995.

Judge Richter Kenneth, "Trial Period," Strange Luck, Fox, 1995.

Lane Henderson, "Game, Set, Murder," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1995.

William Crawford, "Aging Bull," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1995.

Dr. Seymour, "Forever Jung," Nowhere Man, UPN, 1996.

John Raines, "The Good Samaritan," The Client (also known as John Grisham's "The Client"), CBS, 1996.

Mike Hurley, "Payback," The Sentinel, UPN, 1996.

Roscoe H. Hillenkoeter, "Moving Targets," Dark Skies, NBC, 1996.

"The Catamount," The Lazarus Man, syndicated, 1996.

Captain Gayle Osbourne, "Ghosts," JAG, CBS, 1997.

Captain Gayle Osbourne, "Secrets," JAG, CBS, 1997.

Captain Paul Nagel, "Bazooka Jarod," The Pretender, NBC, 1997.

Mr. Wheeler, "Witness," The Magnificent Seven, CBS, 1998.

Carl Jenks, "Old Ghosts," Profiler, NBC, 1999.

Claude Campbell and Andrew Bacevich, "Santa Claude," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1999.

William Wheaton, "Resurrection," Nash Bridges (also known as Bridges), CBS, 1999.

"Say Something," Any Day Now, Lifetime, 1999.

Brian Kerns, "Liberty Bells," The Practice, ABC, 2000.

Brian Kerns, "Till Death Do Us Part," The Practice, ABC, 2000.

Detective Miles, "Requiem," The X-Files, Fox, 2000.

Earl Lewis, "The Ties That Bind," Crossing Jordan (also known as Untitled Tim Kring Project), NBC, 2001.

Dr. Anthony Corliss, "Arlene's Choice," Family Law, CBS, 2002.

Lieutenant general Anthony Manzarek, "Ready or Not," JAG, CBS, 2002.

Lloyd Pennock, "Spirit Falls," Strange World, Sci-Fi Channel, 2002.

Lorne Barker, "Idaho," John Doe, Fox, 2002.

Second network news president, "The Black Vera Wang," The West Wing (also known as West Wing and El ala oeste de la Casablanca), NBC, 2002.

Fire marshal, "Mr. and Ms. Conception," Becker, CBS, 2003.

James McFarlane, "The Silver Slayer," Dragnet (also known as L.A. Dragnet), ABC and USA Network, 2003.

Ivan Dennison, "Flirtin' with Disaster," 10-8: Officers on Duty (also known as 10-8 and 10-8: Police Patrol), ABC, 2004.

Larry Praegitzer, "Dress for Success," NYPD Blue, ABC, 2004.

Mr. Donaldson, "UnSEALed," Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service (also known as Naval CIS, Navy CIS, Navy NCIS, NCIS, and NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service), CBS, 2004.

Ray Miller, "Cambodia," Threat Matrix, ABC, 2004.

James Lehman, "Prophet Five," Alias, ABC, 2005.

Mr. Collins, "Two," Smith, CBS, 2006.

Owen Murphy, "Forever Blue," Cold Case, CBS, 2006.

Colonel George Hagarty, "Guantanamo by the Bay," Boston Legal (also known as Fleet Street, The Practice: Fleet Street, and The Untitled Practice), ABC, 2007.

Appeared as a pool owner, Goode Behavior, UPN; as Dr. Andrew Mullen, Picket Fences, CBS; and in Reasonable Doubts, NBC.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Peter Dirkson, Down Delaware Road, NBC, 1988.

Dr. Forrest, Project: Tin Men, ABC, 1990.

Detective Miles, The X-Files, Fox, 1993.

Vic Monroe, The Johnny Chronicles, ABC, 2002.

Sheriff, Jericho, CBS, 2006.

Stage Appearances:

Understudy for Marat, The Promise, Henry Miller's Theatre, New York City, 1967.

Oh! Calcutta! (musical), Eden Theatre, New York City, between 1969 and 1971, then Belasco Theatre, New York City, 1971-72.

Ghost of Prince Edward and first murderer, Richard III, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theater, Delacorte Theater, New York City, 1970.

Young Talbot, The Chronicles of King Henry VI, Part 1, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theater, Delacorte Theater, 1970.

Prince of Wales, The Chronicles of King Henry VI, Part 2, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theater, Delacorte Theater, 1970.

Doc Bertram Shedman, Jr., The Captivity of Pixie Shedman, Marymount Manhattan Theatre, New York City, 1981.

Understudy for Lawrence McClain and Mark Harrison, A Talent for Murder, Biltmore Theatre, New York City, 1981.

Brisaille and member of ensemble, Cyrano de Bergerac, Lincoln Center, Vivian Beaumont Theater, New York City, 1986.

George McGowan, Bobby Boland, Cort Theatre, New York City, 2003.