Russ Tamblyn

Russ Tamblyn

Birth Name Russel Irving Tamblyn
Japanese Name ラス・タンブリン
Born December 30, 1934 (84)
Los Angeles, California, United States

American actor and dancer, best known for his appearances in musicals. His breakout role was as Gabriel, the youngest brother in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954), and he’s best known for appearing in Tom Thumb (1958) and in West Side Story (1961), as the leader of the Jets. In more recent years he starred as Dr. Jacoby in David Lynch’s Twin Peaks TV series, and is expected to reprise the role in the 2017 revival.

Tamblyn appeared in War of the Gargantuas (1966), a Japanese-American co-production, to give film broader appeal in the States. He replaced actor Tab Hunter.

Birth Name Russel Irving Tamblyn
Japanese Name ラス・タンブリン
Born December 30, 1934 (84)
Los Angeles, California, United States

American actor and dancer, best known for his appearances in musicals. His breakout role was as Gabriel, the youngest brother in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954), and he’s best known for appearing in Tom Thumb (1958) and in West Side Story (1961), as the leader of the Jets. In more recent years he starred as Dr. Jacoby in David Lynch’s Twin Peaks TV series, and is expected to reprise the role in the 2017 revival.

Tamblyn appeared in War of the Gargantuas (1966), a Japanese-American co-production, to give film broader appeal in the States. He replaced actor Tab Hunter.