Episode 77 – Robert Rusler from Nightmare On Elm St. 2 and Weird Science

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In this episode Wayne and Tim interview actor Robert Rusler. Robert is well known for his roles in A Nightmare on Elm St. part 2, Weird Science, Vamp, and Thrashin’. We get to get a little inside info on his life as a teen actor, working with some of the biggest names in the biz, and how he managed to overcome the pitfalls of a young actor lifestyle. We also talk about the upcoming and completed films he is writing and producing including Black Asylum.

Robert Rusler – actor, athlete, writer, and natural performer – was born on September 20, 1965, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He soon moved to Hawaii, where he lived on Waikiki Beach and started surfing and skateboarding on a semi-professional level. At a young age his family moved to Los Angeles, where he began his martial arts career and entered many competitions. Then the bug struck to become an actor and Robert, right out of high school, met his manager and began taking acting classes at the Loft Studio with Peggy Feury and William Traylor. Soon thereafter he landed his first starring role, opposite Anthony Michael Hall and Robert Downey Jr. in John Hughes Weird Science (1985). He then starred opposite Marshall Bell and Robert Englund in A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985) . Later projects included Thrashin’ (1986) opposite Josh Brolin (and all of his top professional skateboarding idols) and _Vamp (1986/I)_ opposite Grace Jones and Chris Makepeace, for which he received the award for Best Actor in a Science Fiction or Horror Film.

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