William Russ, born October 20, 1950 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA, is an actor. He plays Mert Hage in Vegas. He is a guest star in the first season. He has been active since 1977 and has also appeared in the series Another World, Crime Story, Wiseguy, St. Elsewhere, Boy Meets World, The Sopranos, and Deadwood. He has had roles in the films The Right Stuff (1983) and American History X (1998).