Early Life

Billy Russo was the son to a meth addict, who abandoned him outside a fire station in Albany. Moving from foster home to foster home, he was brought into the Ray of Hope group home. During his time there, he attempted to defend himself against Arthur Walsh with a stickball bat but suffered an arm injury.[4]

Operation Cerberus

Russo enlisted in the United States Marine Corps; he met Frank Castle, the two befriended each other and had, during one mission, aided one another while trapped inside a house in Barsa, Iraq. He became one of several selected elites to be part of a covert operative team.[5]

Powers and Abilities


  • Master Marksman
  • Master Combatant
  • Master Tactician
  • Businessman



  • Bulletproof Vest
  • Mask


  • Hidden Wrist Blade


  • Ben Barnes portrays Billy Russo as a main character in the Netflix series Marvel's The Punisher.
  • Unlike his other versions as an Italian gangster this version is rather a street criminal.

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