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Russ Tamblyn

Russ Tamblyn is an actor. His first movie appearance was in 1948 in The Boy With Green Hair. In 1954 he was one of the singing and dancing brothers -- 'Gideon' -- in the film of the musical Seven Brides for Seven Brothers for which his abilities as a champion gymnast and acrobat were well suited. His further musical roles included the movies Tom Thumb, Hit the Deck and West Side Story where he played Riff, the leader of the Jets.

He appeared in the movie Peyton Place in 1957, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. In 1962 he appeared in the cinerama movie How the West Was Won.

More recently he has appeared in television series such as Nash Bridges, Twin Peaks (in which he played an eccentric psychiatrist), and the Babylon 5 episode A Distant Star in which he played 'Captain Jack Maynard'.

His daughter is Amber Tamblyn with whom he has appeared in Rebellious and Johnny Mysto: Boy Wizard. His brother, Larry Tamblyn, was the drummer with 1960s band The Standells.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Russ Tamblyn Facts

Birth NameRussell Tamblyn
BirthdayDecember 30, 1934 (87)
BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA
Height5' 9" (1m75)  How tall is Russ Tamblyn compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
West Side Story
How the West Was Won
A Distant Star
War of the Gargantuas
Wizards of the Demon Sword
The Haunting
Father of the Bride
Peyton Place
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