William Russ

Biography: A self-described "navy brat," William Russ travelled all over the country in his formative years. Russ settled down in one place long enough to attend the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; here he studied drama with such classmates as Christine Lahti. After graduation, he toured Europe as a member of the Ann Arbor mime troupe. Back in the states, he attended New York's Neighborhood Playhouse on a scholarship. His subsequent New York stage credits include MacBeth, The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel (in which he appeared with Al Pacino) and Buried Child. In films since 1989's Disorganized Crime, Russ' largest and most rewarding movie role (thus far) was over-the-hill ballplayer Roy Dean Bream in 1991's Pastime. Russ is best known to the public at large for his TV work: he has played Burt McCowan in Another World, Roger Lococco in Wiseguy, Redmond Dunne in Capitol News and Terry Hannon in The Middle Ages. At present, William Russ -- billed under his nickname "Rusty" -- appearsA self-described "navy brat," William Russ travelled all over the country in his formative years. Russ settled down in one place long enough to attend the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; here he studied drama with such classmates as Christine Lahti. After graduation, he toured Europe as a member of the Ann Arbor mime troupe. Back in the states, he attended New York's Neighborhood Playhouse on a scholarship. His subsequent New York stage credits include MacBeth, The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel (in which he appeared with Al Pacino) and Buried Child. In films since 1989's Disorganized Crime, Russ' largest and most rewarding movie role (thus far) was over-the-hill ballplayer Roy Dean Bream in 1991's Pastime. Russ is best known to the public at large for his TV work: he has played Burt McCowan in Another World, Roger Lococco in Wiseguy, Redmond Dunne in Capitol News and Terry Hannon in The Middle Ages. At present, William Russ -- billed under his nickname "Rusty" -- appears on a weekly basis as Ben Savage's father on Boy Meets World, taking occasional time-outs to co-star in such made-for-TV movies as Big Dreams and Broken Hearts: The Dottie West Story (1995). Expand

William Russ' Scores

Average career score: 60
Highest Metascore: 80 Deadwood: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 48 Stargate SG-1: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
7 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd 9-1-1: Season 3 Sep 23, 2019 Chuck tbd
tbd Colony: Season 2 Jan 12, 2017 Actor 7.5
tbd Girl Meets World: Season 2 May 11, 2015 Director 7.1
64 Girl Meets World: Season 1 Jun 27, 2014 Director 7.5
tbd NCIS: Los Angeles: Season 5 Sep 24, 2013 Martin Lake 5.9
tbd Criminal Minds: Season 7 Sep 21, 2011 Donald Collins 7.3
tbd Make It or Break It: Season 2 Jun 28, 2010 Walter tbd
tbd Cold Case: Season 7 Mar 5, 2010 Tim Hudson tbd
tbd The Mentalist: Season 2 Sep 24, 2009 Dooley Gerber 8.3
tbd The Young and the Restless: Season 37 Mar 26, 2009 Tucker McCall tbd
61 The Ex List: Season 1 Oct 3, 2008 Jimmy Bloom 8.4
tbd Boston Legal: Season 5 Sep 22, 2008 Christopher Palmer 8.1
tbd CSI: Season 8 Sep 27, 2007 Jonah Quinn 4.8
tbd Boston Legal: Season 4 Sep 25, 2007 Christopher Palmer 8.1
tbd Numb3rs: Season 3 Sep 22, 2006 Michael Shannon tbd
tbd Ghost Whisperer: Season 2 Sep 22, 2006 Bill Bristow 9.6
tbd Boston Legal: Season 3 Sep 19, 2006 Christopher Palmer 7.9
tbd Without a Trace: Season 4 Sep 29, 2005 Max Cassidy tbd
tbd Boston Legal: Season 2 Sep 27, 2005 Christopher Palmer 8.2
61 CSI: NY: Season 1 Sep 22, 2004 Arnold Prescott 5.3
tbd NYPD Blue: Season 12 Sep 21, 2004 Hal Matheson tbd
80 Deadwood: Season 1 Mar 21, 2004 Otis Russell 9.2
tbd Crossing Jordan: Season 2 Sep 23, 2002 DA Jack Olson tbd
tbd Touched by an Angel: Season 8 Sep 29, 2001 Professor Thomas North tbd
tbd Ally McBeal: Season 4 Oct 23, 2000 Michael Bassett 7.6
tbd Boy Meets World: Season 7 Sep 24, 1999 Alan Matthews / Director / Alan Matthews 8.8
tbd Another World: Season 36 May 4, 1999 Burt McGowan [#1] (1977 - 1978) tbd
tbd Boy Meets World: Season 6 Sep 25, 1998 Alan Matthews / Director / Alan Matthews 8.9
tbd Another World: Season 35 May 4, 1998 Burt McGowan [#1] (1977 - 1978) tbd
tbd Boy Meets World: Season 5 Oct 3, 1997 Alan Matthews / Director / Alan Matthews 9.1