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April 17, 1956 |
Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
Vyto Ruginis (born Vytautas Ruginis; April 17, 1956) is a Lithuanian American actor and producer. He is best known for playing vampire Russell Winters in the cult TV series Angel in its first episode, "City Of", as well as for his appearances in CSI, House MD, The X-Files, ER, Law & Order, NCIS: Los Angeles and other television programs. Ruginis also guest-starred in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode The Arsenal of Freedom.
Ruginis was born on April 17, 1956, in Wolverhampton, England to Lithuanian parents and later moved to Chicago, Illinois. On September 12, 2015, Ruginis was inducted into the National Lithuanian American Hall of Fame.
Ruginis has appeared in such films as The Devil's Advocate with Al Pacino and Keanu Reeves, Cliffhanger with Sylvester Stallone, Broken Arrow with John Travolta and Christian Slater, Jumpin' Jack Flash with Whoopi Goldberg, The Fast and The Furious, Auto Focus, and many more.
- 8 Million Ways to Die - Joe Durkin
- Jumpin' Jack Flash - Carl
- Burglar - K.E. Graybow
- The Verne Miller Story - Fitzsimmons
- Made in Heaven - Lyman McCray
- Hot to Trot - Mr. Pandolfi
- Slipping Into Darkness - Otis
- Casualties of War - prosecutor
- Dimenticare Palermo - Ted
- Love Is Like That - Evan
- Cliffhanger - FBI agent Mathesen
- Clean Slate - Hendrix
- Broken Arrow - Johnson
- Phenomenon - Ted Rhome
- A Thousand Acres - Charles Carter
- The Devil's Advocate − Mitch Weaver, Justice Dept.
- The Insider - Junior Lawyer
- Angel - Russell Winters
- Moneyball - Scout
- The Last Run - Clancy
- The Fast and the Furious - Harry
- NCIS: Los Angeles - Arkady Kolchek
- "September 12, 2015, The National Lithuanian American Hall of Fame Welcomes, Ann Jillian (Jurate Nausedaite), Vyto Ruginis, and Arnold Voketaitis". www.lithhof.org. Retrieved November 12, 2016.
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