Rus Blackwell

Biography

Date of Birth 23 March 1963, Rockford, Illinois, USA Mini Biography Rus Blackwell was born in Rockford, IL. and started working in the theatre at age 16. He received his formal training at Circle in the Square Theatre School in New York and had the privilege to train with some of the country's finest acting coaches, (Michael Kahn, Nikos Psacharopolous, Terry Hayden, and Ed Berkley, to name a few). After Circle he started working in daytime and episodic TV as well as in the theatre. He then moved to Los Angeles to further pursue his career. He started to get roles in episodic television and film, shows such as With Hostile Intent (1995) (TV), "From the Earth to the Moon" (1998) (mini), and the Disney show "Emerald Cove" (1993). He has appeared in several films including Instinct (1999), _The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999)_ , Chapter Zero (1999), The Code Conspiracy (2001) and in post production now, Dunsmore (2003), in which he plays Sheriff Cal Miller. The film was shot entirely in Florida, directed by the University Of Miami graduate Peter Spirer. In addition to his film and television work, Rus has a solid theatre resume having played everything from Shakespeare to Mamet. He was a founding member of Mad Cow and SoulFire Theatre Companies and served as artistic director for both.

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Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown

White Cop

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Cassadaga

Christian

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Renee

Conrad Willard

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Dunsmore

Sheriff Cal Miller

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Thunder in Paradise

Shanks

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Campus Confidential

Dr. Nixon

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Montford: The Chickasaw Rancher

Tom Hannah

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The Code Conspiracy

Slick Agent

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Lenny the Wonder Dog

Harley (as Russ Blackwell)

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Resurrection County

Stag

Starring In
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Montford: The Chickasaw Rancher

Tom Hannah

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The Case for Christ

Dr. William Craig

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Ant-Man

Superior Officer

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Renee

Conrad Willard

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Universal Soldier: Day Of Reckoning

Agent Gorman

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Trouble with the Curve

Rick

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Cassadaga

Christian

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Dolphin Tale

Coach Vansky

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Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown

White Cop

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Battle: Los Angeles

Lt. Col. K.N. Ritchie

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The Wronged Man

Reynolds Reed

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Like Dandelion Dust

Curtis Golding

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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Robert Williams

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Bait Shop

Dale

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Recount

Mark Wallace

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Resurrection County

Stag

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Campus Confidential

Dr. Nixon

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Lenny the Wonder Dog

Harley (as Russ Blackwell)

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Monster

Cop

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Dunsmore

Sheriff Cal Miller

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The Code Conspiracy

Slick Agent

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Instinct

Government Aide

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The Rage: Carrie 2

Sheriff

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Thunder in Paradise

Shanks

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Class of '61

Yelling Cadet

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