Rif Hutton (born November 28, 1962) is an American actor. He is perhaps best known for is recurring role as Dr. John Welch in the comedy-drama series Doogie Howser, M.D., appearing in that series from 1990 to until the series ended in 1993. From 1997 to 2001, he appeared in a recurring role as Lt. Cmdr. Alan Mattoni on the series JAG. Hutton is also notable for playing Russ Beeler, a fictional owner of a KFC establishment, appeaing in a number KFC commercials in the early to mid 1990s.