Bing Russell

Although he's better known as the father of Kurt Russell, Bing Russell had a long acting career of his own. Born in Brattleboro, Vermont, in 1926, Bing had dreams of becoming an actor from a young age. He studied drama ... Read more »
Born: 05/04/1926

Filmography

Actor (37)

Dick Tracy 1990 (Movie)

Club Ritz Patron (Actor)

Tango & Cash 1989 (Movie)

Van Driver (Actor)

Sunset 1988 (Movie)

Studio Guard (Actor)

Overboard 1987 (Movie)

Sheriff Earl (Actor)

Arthur Hailey's "The Moneychangers" 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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Death Sentence 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

The Apple Dumpling Gang 1975 (Movie)

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Runaway! 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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Satan's School For Girls 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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Now You See Him, Now You Don't 1972 (Movie)

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$1,000,000 Duck 1970 (Movie)

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The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes 1970 (Movie)

Angelo (Actor)

Journey to Shiloh 1968 (Movie)

Greybeard (Actor)

The Fugitive 1963 - 1967 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ride to Hangman's Tree 1966 (Movie)

Keller (Actor)

Billy the Kid vs. Dracula 1965 (Movie)

Red Thorpe (Actor)

Madame X 1965 (Movie)

Sgt Riley (Actor)

Cheyenne Autumn 1964 (Movie)

Telegrapher (Actor)

The Hallelujah Trail 1964 (Movie)

Horner (Actor)

One Man's Way 1963 (Movie)

Tom Rayburn (Actor)

The Stripper 1963 (Movie)

Mr Mulvaney (Actor)

The Magnificent Seven 1960 (Movie)

Robert (Actor)

Rio Bravo 1959 (Movie)

Cowboy Murdered in Saloon (Actor)

The Horse Soldiers 1959 (Movie)

Dunker (Actor)

Cattle Empire 1958 (Movie)

Douglas Hamilton (Actor)

Good Day For a Hanging 1958 (Movie)

George Fletcher (Actor)

Last Train From Gun Hill 1958 (Movie)

Skag (Actor)

Suicide Battalion 1958 (Movie)

Lieutenant Chet Hall (Actor)

Fear Strikes Out 1957 (Movie)

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Gunfight at the O.K. Corral 1957 (Movie)

Bartender (Actor)

Tarantula 1955 (Movie)

Deputy (Actor)

A Cry in the Wilderness (TV Show)

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A Taste of Evil (TV Show)

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Bonanza (TV Show)

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Elvis (TV Show)

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Set This Town on Fire (TV Show)

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The Sex Symbol (TV Show)

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Biography

Although he's better known as the father of Kurt Russell, Bing Russell had a long acting career of his own. Born in Brattleboro, Vermont, in 1926, Bing had dreams of becoming an actor from a young age. He studied drama at Brattleboro Middletown High School, and made many television appearances in small parts early in his career. In 1961 he scored the role he is most remembered for, Deputy Clem Foster on the long-running Western series "Bonanza". He appeared in over 50 episodes on the show, while also making appearances on other frontier staples--"Gunsmoke" and "The Virginian"--as well as the undercover cop show "The Mod Squad". In 1979, Russell took the role of the elder Vernon Presley alongside his son Kurt, who played the King of Rock 'N' Roll in the TV movie "Elvis". Outside the acting arena, Russell made a name for himself as the owner of the Portland Mavericks minor-league baseball team.

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