Robert Rusler

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Robert Rusler
Born (1965-09-20) September 20, 1965 (age 54)
Occupationactor, producer
Years active1985-present
Spouse(s)Erin Louise Jellison

Robert Rusler (born September 20, 1965) is an American film and television actor. He starred in the 1989 film Shag as main character “Buzz”.

Life and career[edit]

Rusler was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the son of Maria Elena (née Varela) and Richard C. Rusler.[1] He moved to Waikiki Beach in Hawaii, where he started surfing and skateboarding on a semi-professional level, competing in local tournaments. Then he and his family moved to Los Angeles, where he studied martial arts and entered many competitions. After high school, Robert wanted to try his hand as an actor and began taking acting classes at the Loft Studio with Peggy Feury and William Taylor.

His first film role was Max in the 1985 hit comedy Weird Science. He appeared later that year in horror film A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge as Grady. While filming the movie, Rob and the star of the movie, Mark Patton became close friends. He also played Richard Lawson in the 1991 TV film Stephen King's Sometimes They Come Back. Rusler has appeared in television series, such as the short lived 1990 series The Outsiders as Tim Shepard, and in the 1993 series Angel Falls, but his best known TV role was in the 1990s hit science fiction series Babylon 5 as Warren Keffer in season 2 (1994–1995). He has acted in the 1995 sci-fi video game flight simulator, Wing Commander IV which starred Mark Hamill and Malcolm McDowell. He also appeared in an episode of the TV series The Unit.

Rusler has made guest appearances on television shows ranging from The Facts of Life, Snoops, Cold Case, Medium, The Unit, The Closer, 24, Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service, and Enterprise in the season 3 episode "Anomaly" as Orgoth. He has appeared in a Heineken commercial directed by Oliver Stone. He played a greaser in sometimes they come back, an adaptation of a Stephen King novel


Film and television credits[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1985 The Facts of Life Neil (1979 TV series) Episodes: "Gone With the Wind Part 1" and "Gone With the Wind Part 2"
1985 Weird Science Max Film
1985 A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge Ron Grady Film
1986 Dangerously Close n/a Film
1986 Vamp A.J. Film
1986 Thrashin' Tommy Hook Film
1987 Tonight's the Night Kenny Costner TV Movie
1989 Shag Buzz Film
1990 The Outsiders Tim Shepard TV Series (13 episodes)
1991 Sometimes They Come Back Richard Lawson TV Movie
1992 Final Embrace Kyle Lambton Film
1992 Crisis in the Kremlin Jack Reilly Film
1993 Amityville: A New Generation Ray Video
1993 Angel Falls Toby Riopelle TV series
1994–1995 Babylon 5 Lt. Warren Keffer TV series (22 episodes)
1995 Murder, She Wrote Pete Menteer (1984 TV series) Episode: "The Secret of Gila Junction"
1995 Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom Seether Video game
1997 The Underworld Dick TV Movie
1999 Mike Hammer, Private Eye Jimmy Grecco (1997 TV series) Episode: "The Long Road to Nowhere"
1999 Wasted in Babylon Chaz Film
1999 Snoops n/a (1999 TV series) Episode: "Bedfellas"
2002 Robbery Homicide Division Greg Canton (2002 TV series) Episode: "In/Famous"
2003 Star Trek: Enterprise Orgoth (2001 TV series) Episode: "Anomaly"
2003 L.A. Dragnet n/a (2003 TV series) Episode: "Slice of Life"
2004 The Whole Ten Yards Policeman #2 Film
2004 Cold Case Lt. Nash Cavanaugh (2003 TV series) Episode: "The Plan"
2004 Air Strike Ben Garrett Video
2004 NCIS Lt. Col. Curtis Teague (2003 TV series) Episode: "Vanished"
2005 Rebound Falcon Coach Film
2006 24 Hank (2001 TV series) Episode: "Day 5: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m."
2006 Surveillance Ben Palmer Film
2006 Rising Son: The Legend of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi Himself Documentary
2006 Shifted Skippy, Tail O' The Pup Employee Film
2006 The Hunt Chronicles Himself Video
2006 The Hunt Atticus Monroe Film
2006 Horror's Hallowed Grounds Himself (2006 TV series) (1 episode)
2007 Forfeit Jimmy Film
2007 Agenda Alec Foster Film
2007 The Closer Joe White (2005 TV series) Episode: "Lovers Leap"
2007 The Unit Colonel (2006 TV series) Episode: "M.P.s"
2008 Medium David Barrington (2005 TV series) Episode: "Do You Hear What I Hear?"
2008 LA LA Land Jerry Flaxman Film
2010 Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy Himself Documentary
2010 The Black Belle Robert Rusler Film
2011 Delivered Wiggs Film
2011 Metro Balmer TV movie
2012 Bones Hunter Sherman (2005 TV series) Episode: "The Warrior in the Wuss"
2015 Tales of Halloween Mr. Blake Film
2015 Ray Donovan Gus O'Dea (2013 TV series) Episode: "Breakfast of Champions"
2016 Murder in the First Detective Ron Bestul (2014 TV series) Episode: "Daddy Dearest"
2018 Light as a Feather Mr. Morris 3 episodes


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