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Edward O'Ross (born July 5, 1949)[1] is an American actor known for his work as Itchy in Dick Tracy, Colonel Perry in Universal Soldier, Lt. Touchdown in Full Metal Jacket, ruthless Georgian mobster Viktor Rostavili in Red Heat, and police detective Cliff Willis in The Hidden.

Ed O'Ross
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O'Ross in 2007
Edward Oross

(1949-07-05) July 5, 1949 (age 70)[1]
ResidenceNew York City, New York. U.S.
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Years active1979–present

Early lifeEdit

O'Ross was born Edward Oross in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,[1] of Czechoslovak descent.[2] 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 appeared in many films and has 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 and playing the voice of Agent K on Men in Black: The Series.

His films include Dreams of Gold: The Mel Fisher Story, 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, Hoodlum, Curious George, The Harsh Life of Veronica Lambert and Sorority Party Massacre.

Guest television appearances include Six Feet Under, Boston Legal, Seinfeld, Walker, Texas Ranger, Curb Your Enthusiasm, CSI: NY, and The Outsiders. He also appeared in the Moonlighting episode "Brother, Can You Spare A Blonde?"


  1. ^ a b c Ed O'Ross Biography (1946-)
  2. ^ Owen, Rob (2001-08-07). "TV Note: Munhall native relishes role on 'Six Feet Under'". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2013-04-07.

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