Rus Blackwell, born March 23, 1963 (1963-03-23) (age 54) in Rockford, Illinois, USA, is an actor. He has a recurring co-starring role in the first season as Nate Bales. He is best known for his roles in Monster (2003) and Battle Los Angeles (2011). He also appears in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) and Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown (2011). He is playing Gordon Hopewell in the cinemax crime drama Banshee.