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William "Rusty" Russ
Name William "Rusty" Russ
Date of birth October 20, 1950
Place of birth Portsmouth, VA
Character on Boy Meets World Alan Matthews
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William Russ plays the role of Alan Matthews, father of Cory, Eric, and Morgan.


  • Was born of October 20, 1950 in Portsmouth, Virginia.
    • Is a self-affirmed navy brat, his father was a naval officer.
  • Studied drama at the University of Michigan.
  • Married to actress Claire Wren.
  • Has one daughter and one son.
  • Enjoys thrill sports, such as windsurfing and downhill skiing.
  • Trained at the Neighborhood Playhouse, where he appeared on stage with such actors as Al Pacino and Holly Hunter.
  • Starred in The Right Stuff (1983), Disorganized Crime and (1989), American History X (1998).
  • Appeared in 2 Michael Mann projects: Miami Vice and Crime Story.
  • Is well known as arms dealer Roger Lococco from the TV series Wiseguy.
  • Began filming Life as a House, but was injured in a motorcycle crash and had to be replaced.
  • Completed filming on Home At Last , a comedy web series in which he plays "Bob", a homeless man that moves in with the son he abandoned at birth.


William Russ has also directed the following episodes of Boy Meets World: