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Russ Tamblyn
Birthday: December 30, 1934

Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Height: 5' 9"

Below is a complete filmography (list of movies he's appeared in) for Russ Tamblyn. If you have any corrections or additions, please email us at corrections@actorsofhollywood.com. We'd also be interested in any trivia or other information you have.



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, Baryshnikov-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. This awesome musical performer was born in Los Angeles, California on December 30, 1934, and groomed early for stardom. Discovered at age ten by actor Lloyd Bridges for the play "Stone Jungle", Russ was soon performing on radio and in L.A.-based musical revues. Billed as "Rusty Tamblyn" then, the tousle-haired scrapper played a student extra in his first film The Boy with Green Hair (1948) starring another child actor, Dean Stockwell. Having taken up dancing and acrobatics from the age of 6, Tamblyn marked his abilities with his very first TV appearance on the "The Ed Sullivan Show." Eventually handed a starring role in the "B" film The Kid from Cleveland (1949), he was signed by an eager MGM who saw his potential as a juvenile actor. Featured in the popular family-oriented comedy Father of the Bride (1950), and its sequel Father's Little Dividend (1951), Tamblyn also had a prime role in the war drama Take the High Ground! (1953) before taking off in musical films. Demonstrating exceptional athleticism in one of MGM's best, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954), Tamblyn's timing was regrettably off as musicals were quickly on the wane. He adjusted, however. A starring role in the lowbudget The Young Guns (1956) led to excellent reviews in the ensemble box-office soaper Peyton Place (1957). Tamblyn, along with Lana Turner, Arthur Kennedy, Hope Lange and Diane Varsi, all received Oscar nominations for their participation. Russ scored quite well in the title role of tom thumb (1958), which became a large stepping stone in his being cast as Riff in 1961. Following this achievement, however, the offers started dwindling.Tamblyn's last co-starring roles in quality films were shot overseas with the British-produced chiller _Haunting, The (1963)_ with Julie Harris and Claire Bloom, and the British-Yugoslavian Viking costumer The Long Ships (1963) starring Richard Widmark and Sidney Poitier. After that, his career grew quite dismal. Titles such as The Female Bunch (1969), Satan's Sadists (1969), Scream Free! (1969), _Dracula Vs. Frankenstein (1971)_ and Blood Screams (1988) pretty much tells the story. On the road in the lean years with minor stage productions here and there, including the musical "Cabaret," Russ all but disappeared from the viewing audience. When he finally nabbed the role of the overtly weird (and who wasn't on that show?) psychiatrist Dr. Lawrence Jacoby in the popular TV cult series "Twin Peaks" (1990), it was the first time Tamblyn had generated interest in over two decades. Barely recognizable with his wild-eyed look, mangy hair and frizzy beard, he has since gained employment off this eccentric image. Married three times, Tamblyn has lately taken on choreographic duties and the managing of actress/daughter Amber Tamblyn's career, she of "Joan of Arcadia" (2003) fame.

Movie Credits
Do the Math (2004)
Night without Stars (2004)
Episode dated 15 September 2000 (2000)
Inviati speciali (2000)
[ Daran Norris ]
Inherit the Wind (1999)
[ Jack Lemmon ][ George C Scott ][ George C. Scott ][ Tom Everett Scott ][ Beau Bridges ]
Invisible Mom (1997)
[ Giuseppe Andrews ][ Andrew Stevens ]
Ghost Dog (1997)
[ Andrew Stevens ]
Little Miss Magic (1997)
Invisible Dad (1997)
[ Andrew Stevens ][ Daran Norris ]
Johnny Mysto: Boy Wizard (1996)
[ Patrick Renna ][ Ian Abercrombie ]
Attack of the 60 Foot Centerfolds (1995)
Starstruck (1995)
[ Lawrence Tierney ][ Joe Estevez ]
Rebellious (1995)
Cabin Boy (1994)
[ Alfred Molina ][ Chris Elliott ][ Jim Cummings ][ Andy Richter ][ Brian Doyle-Murray ]
Little Devils: The Birth (1993)
Running Mates (1992)
[ Ed Harris ][ Ed Begley Jr. ]
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
[ Kiefer Sutherland ][ David Lynch ][ Kyle MacLachlan ][ Harry Dean Stanton ][ Miguel Ferrer ]
Episode #2.22 (1991)
[ Kyle MacLachlan ][ Everett McGill ][ Michael Ontkean ][ Don S. Davis ][ Dan O'Herlihy ]
Episode #2.17 (1991)
[ Billy Zane ][ Everett McGill ][ Don S. Davis ]
Episode #2.15 (1991)
[ Miguel Ferrer ][ David Warner ][ David Patrick Kelly ][ Everett McGill ]
Episode #2.14 (1991)
[ David Warner ][ David Patrick Kelly ][ Dan O'Herlihy ]
Wizards of the Demon Sword (1991)
[ Lawrence Tierney ][ Michael Berryman ][ Lyle Waggoner ][ Blake Bahner ]
Aftershock (1990)
[ John Saxon ][ Michael Berryman ]
Desert Steel (1989)
[ David Naughton ]
Blood Screams (1988)
B.O.R.N. (1988)
[ Clint Howard ]
Necromancer (1988)
Commando Squad (1987)
[ Sid Haig ][ Brian Thompson ]
Cyclone (1987)
[ Martin Landau ][ Jeffrey Combs ][ Troy Donahue ]
The Phantom Empire (1986)
[ Jeffrey Combs ]
Hold That Baby (1986)
Losin' It (1986)
Neil Young: Human Highway (1982)
[ Dennis Hopper ][ Dean Stockwell ]
Black Heat (1976)
Win, Place or Steal (1975)
[ Harry Dean Stanton ][ Dean Stockwell ][ Scatman Crothers ][ McLean Stevenson ]
The Last Movie (1971)
[ Dennis Hopper ][ Kris Kristofferson ][ Peter Fonda ][ Dean Stockwell ][ Tomas Milian ]
Dracula vs. Frankenstein (1971)
[ Lon Chaney Jr. ]
Scream Free! (1969)
[ Casey Kasem ]
Satan's Sadists (1969)
[ Robert Dix ]
The Female Bunch (1969)
[ Lon Chaney Jr. ]
Furankenshutain no kaijû: Sanda tai Gaira (1966)
Son of a Gunfighter (1965)
The Haunting (1963)
Follow the Boys (1963)
The Long Ships (1963)
[ Sidney Poitier ][ Richard Widmark ]
How the West Was Won (1962)
[ John Wayne ][ James Stewart ][ Gregory Peck ][ Henry Fonda ][ Harry Dean Stanton ]
The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (1962)
[ Billy Barty ]
West Side Story (1961)
[ John Astin ][ George Chakiris ][ Harvey Evans ]
Cimarron (1960)
[ Glenn Ford ][ Harry Morgan ][ Vic Morrow ]
tom thumb (1958)
[ Peter Sellers ]
High School Confidential! (1958)
[ Michael Landon ]
Peyton Place (1957)
[ Lorne Greene ]
Don't Go Near the Water (1957)
[ Glenn Ford ][ Jack Albertson ][ Keenan Wynn ]
The Young Guns (1956)
[ Dabbs Greer ]
The Fastest Gun Alive (1956)
[ Glenn Ford ]
The Last Hunt (1956)
[ Robert Taylor ]
Hit the Deck (1955)
[ Dabbs Greer ][ Robert Dix ]
Many Rivers to Cross (1955)
[ James Arness ][ Robert Taylor ]
Deep in My Heart (1954)
[ Gene Kelly ][ Howard Keel ]
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
[ Howard Keel ]
Take the High Ground! (1953)
[ Richard Widmark ][ Karl Malden ]
The Winning Team (1952)
[ Ronald Reagan ]
Retreat, Hell! (1952)
As Young as You Feel (1951)
Father's Little Dividend (1951)
[ Spencer Tracy ][ Dabbs Greer ]
Father of the Bride (1950)
[ Spencer Tracy ]
The Vicious Years (1950)
Captain Carey, U.S.A. (1950)
[ Alan Ladd ]
What Happened to Jo Jo (1950)
Deadly Is the Female (1949)
[ Robert Urich ]
Samson and Delilah (1949)
[ George Reeves ][ George Sanders ][ Victor Mature ]
Reign of Terror (1949)
[ Dabbs Greer ]
The Kid from Cleveland (1949)
The Boy with Green Hair (1948)
[ Dean Stockwell ][ Robert Ryan ]


  • Son of Eddie Tamblyn.
  • Brother of Larry Tamblyn of the rock band The Standells.
  • An excellent acrobat and gymnast, these qualities led to his being cast in such spectacular and dynamic dance films as Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) among others.
  • A buoyant dancer and tumbler, Tamblyn began acting in films in 1948.
  • Father of Amber Tamblyn
  • Was a gymnast at North Hollywood High School.
  • Married three times, all his wives were involved in show business. Venetia Stevenson was a film actress; British Elizabeth Kempton (born 1935) was a Vegas showgirl; and present wife Bonnie Murray is a folk singer.
  • In 1997 he made a one-shot guest appearance on "General Hospital" in a song-and-dance sketch that featured daughter Amber.
  • Appeared in three episodes of "Joan of Arcadia" (2003) on which his daughter Amber Tamblyn starred: "Night without Stars", "Do the Math" and "Friday Night".
  • Has always claimed that his biggest professional disappointment was not getting the title role in the post-Broadway tour of "Barnum." The part went to Tony Orlando instead.

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