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Ed O'Ross
Ed O'Ross
(born July 4, 1946) is an American actor perhaps best known for playing the giggling spectacled gangster Itchy in Dick Tracy, ruthless Georgian mobster Viktor Rostavili in Red Heat, and tough-then-alien-possessed police detective Cliff Willis in The Hidden.

Early life

O'Ross was born Edward Oross in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Prior to becoming an actor O'Ross had a brief career as a boxer and as a minor league baseball player. He currently resides in New York City and Los Angeles.

Acting career

Russian characters

He has starred in many films and has coincidentally played several Russian characters including villain Viktor Rosta in Walter Hill's action film Red Heat, Nikolai, one of Ruth Fisher's love interests on the HBO series Six Feet Under and Leo, a sandwich shop owner on Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Other film and television roles

His films include The Pope of Greenwich Village, The Cotton Club, Full Metal Jacket, Lethal Weapon, The Hidden, Action Jackson, Red Heat, Another 48 Hrs., Universal Soldier, Dick Tracy and Hoodlum.

Guest television appearances include Six Feet Under, Boston Legal, Seinfeld, Walker, Texas Ranger, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and CSI: NY.

But he is well known for voicing Agent K in the Men in Black: The Series.

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