Best known as Prison Break's General Jonathan Kranz (Padman) and the Malibu police chief in The Big Lebowski, Russom was, for twenty-two years, a New York stage actor whose day job was soaps with long tenures as Joe Taylor on Love Is A Many Splendored Thing, Willis Frame on Another World and Jack Darling on All My Children. The feature No Way Out brought Russom to Los Angeles in 1987. A year later, after starring opposite Carol Burnett in Hostage, he moved to LA permanently to star in NBC's TV101. Emmy nominated for the television film Long Road Home, Russom has continued his theatrical activity in Los Angeles (and Broadway) while establishing himself as a presence in episodic television and feature films. He recently completed shooting on True Grit, his second film with Joel and Ethan Coen.