Ed O'Ross Movies and Career Information
Jul 14, 1946
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. 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. 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. His films include The Pope of Greenwich Village, The Cotton Club, Full Metal Jacket, Lethal Weapon, The Hidden, Action Jackson, Red Heat, Another 48 Hours, Universal Soldier, Dick Tracy and Hoodlum. Guest TV appearances include Six Feet Under, Boston Legal, Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and CSI: New York.