With a career of over 5 years in film and acting behind him on television, Russ Tamblyn can rightly be called an icon. He made his film debut in 1948 and has since racked up countless credits, including an Academy Award-nominated performance in the 1957 drama film Peyton Place
Interestingly, Tamblyn was very skilled at gymnastics and acrobatics in his youth and consequently worked as a choreographer in the 1980s. The talented actor had his most notable television role in the 1990s horror series Twin Peaks , starring as Dr. Lawrence Jacoby. He also played the same role in the 2017 revival of the show.
Russ Tamblyn Biography, Dude
This famous actor was born to Russell Irving Tamblynon December 30, 1934 in Los Angeles, California. His mother, Sally Aileen (triplet), and father, Eddie Tamblyn, were both actors. He grew up alongside a sibling, a younger brother named Larry Tamblyn. As a child, Russ Tamblyn was hyperactive and always trying to entertain himself. Trained as a gymnast, he was also interested in other performing arts.
During his early teens, Tamblyn created a musical act that included singing, dancing, juggling, as well as comedy. He also began his acting career on stage, which caught the attention of Hollywood actor Lloyd Bridges. He marked his film debut as an uncredited extra in the film The Green-Haired Boy (1948). He later landed a much larger role in The Cleveland Boy (1949), which effectively launched his Hollywood career. Interestingly, Russ Tamblyn has been credited as “Rusty Tamblyn” in some of his earlier film roles.
Since his big screen debut in 1948, Russ Tamblyn has garnered several notable film credits, including in Samson and Delilah (1949), Father of the Bride (1950), Father’s Little Dividend (1951), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954), Peyton Place (1957) High School Confidential (1958), Tom Thumb (1958), West Side Story (1961), Son of a Gunslinger (1965), The Bunch of Girls (1969) and Django Unchained (2012). For his appearance at the box office hit film Peyton PlaceHe was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. In addition to his starring role in the 1982 comedy film Neil Young: Human Highway he also served as a writer and choreographer.
Tamblyn amassed equally substantial television credits even as his film career continued to soar. The talented actor was in the cast of the horror drama series Twin Peaks (1990-91) in which he played the character Dr. Lawrence Jacoby portrayed. He also credited the role in the series’ 2017 revival in Twin Peaks: The Return Russ Tamblyn also starred in the comedy series The Increasingly Bad Choices of Todd Margaret (2010-12), in which he portrayed a recurring character, Chuck Margaret.
To further expand his portfolio, Russ Tamblyn acted in TV films such as Runners Up (1992) and Inherit the Wind (1999), and also took on notable guest roles in the TV series General Hospital (2000), Joan of Arcadia (2004) and The Haunted House from Hill House (2018).
Wealth (income and earnings)
Through hard work and consistency, RussTamblyn has managed to sustain his showbiz career for over 50 years. His net worth is tied to a conservative estimate of $3 million. This famous Hollywood actor is still quite active in his 80s. He has picked up some notable film and TV roles after undergoing open heart surgery in 2014.
Russ Tamblyn has been married to singer-songwriter Bonnie Murray Tamblyn for many decades. The duo tied the knot in 1981 and have remained inseparable ever since. They have one child together, a daughter named Amber Tamblyn who was born in May 1983.
Tamblyn was married twice before his presentunion. His first marriage to film and television actress Venetia Stevenson lasted just a year. His second marriage was to Elizabeth Kempton, with whom he had one child, a daughter named China.
Apparently Russ Tamblyn’s second daughter, AmberTamblyn, has decided to pursue a career similar to that of her famous father. She is not only an actress but also a writer, producer and director. She had her breakout appearance as Emily Quartermaine on the ABC soap opera General Hospital (1995-2001). Amber Tamblyn later portrayed the title character in the fantasy series Joan of Arcadia (2003-05), for which she received a Primetime Emmy and Golden Globe nomination. Alongside her thriving career in Hollywood, she has also authored several collections of poetry and novels.