Rus Blackwell started his acting career in New York, training at Circle in the Square Theatre School and working on stage. A tireless work ethic, endless passion and a terrific range have helped Rus build a solid resume’ and given him the opportunity to be a part of many notable experiences in the industry, including the Oscar and Emmy award-winning projects Monster, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, HBO’s Recount and From the Earth to the Moon.

Currently, Rus can be seen in the series regular role of Gordon Hopewell on the Cinemax series Banshee.