Tim Russ

Actor, Musician, Singer
Youthful, sober-looking African-American character player whose childhood experiences as an "Air Force brat" may have contributed to the authority of his many subsequent portrayals of FBI agents, security guards ... Read more »
Born: 06/22/1956 in United States

Filmography

Actor (60)

50 Years of Star Trek 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Himself

Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

The Night Shift 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mother 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Castle 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Soul Man 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

iCarly 2007 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Suits 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sym-Bionic Titan 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Voice

iCarly: iStart a Fan War 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

CSI: Miami 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

iCarly: iGot a Hot Room 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

iQuit iCarly 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Lincoln Heights 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Samantha Who? 2007 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Trust Me 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Unbeatable Harold 2009 (Movie)

Mr Peters (Actor)

Live Free or Die Hard 2007 (Movie)

Chuck Summer (Actor)

Without A Trace 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

NCIS 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari 2006 (Movie)

Clerk (Actor)

The Oh in Ohio 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

ER 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hangin' With Mr. Cooper 1993 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Living Single 1992 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Melrose Place 1990 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

SeaQuest DSV 1990 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Star Trek: Voyager 1990 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1990 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

East of Hope Street 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 1992 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Murphy Brown 1988 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

It's Hot in Here: UPN Fall Preview 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Dead Connection 1994 (Movie)

Det Chuck Rowland (Actor)

Star Trek: Generations 1994 (Movie)

Lieutenant (Actor)

Journey to the Center of the Earth 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Mr. Saturday Night 1992 (Movie)

A.D. (Actor)

The Please Watch the Jon Lovitz Special 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Darryl Tevis 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Dead Silence 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Eve of Destruction 1991 (Movie)

Carter (Actor)

Night Eyes 2 1991 (Movie)

Jesse (Actor)

Cop Killer 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Miracle at Beekman's Place 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Bird 1988 (Movie)

Harris (Actor)

The Highwayman 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Death Wish 4: The Crackdown 1987 (Movie)

Jesse (Actor)

Spaceballs 1987 (Movie)

Trooper (Actor)

Vietnam War Story 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Casebusters 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Crossroads 1986 (Movie)

Robert Johnson (Actor)

Fire With Fire 1986 (Movie)

Jerry (Actor)

Bitter Vengeance (TV Show)

Actor

Roots: The Gift (TV Show)

Actor

The Bakery (TV Show)

Actor

The Heroes of Desert Storm (TV Show)

Actor

Timestalkers (TV Show)

Actor

Who Gets the Friends? (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

East of Hope Street 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

Youthful, sober-looking African-American character player whose childhood experiences as an "Air Force brat" may have contributed to the authority of his many subsequent portrayals of FBI agents, security guards, soldiers and others with serious work to do. With his steely eyes, large full-lipped mouth and narrow face, Russ looks much younger than his years. While he has divided his time fairly evenly between stage, film and TV, many of his most memorable roles have been in the latter medium. Russ was the hip computer whiz who kept the high-tech truck running on the short-lived adventure series "The Highwayman" (NBC, 1988). He was also the annoying alter-ego who resided in the answering machine of imaginative cartoonist Jeffrey Jones in the Wes Craven-produced fantasy sitcom "The People Next Door" (CBS, 1989). Russ has many TV guest shots to his credit on series including "Melrose Place," "Murphy Brown," "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" and "Living Single." He has also been very active on the California stage.

Relationships

Madison Russ

Daughter
Born c. 1998

Michael Russ

Brother
Younger

Angela Russ

Sister
Younger

EDUCATION

St. Edward's University

Austin , Texas

Rome Academy

Rome , New York 1974

Milestones

2007

Played the recurring role of Frank, a sarcastic doorman in the ABC comedy, "Samantha Who?"

2007

Cast as Principal Ted Franklin in Nickelodeon's "iCarly"

1997

Produced and co-wrote "East of Hope Street" with director Nate Thomas; also acted

1995

Cast as the Vulcan Tactical Officer Tuvok on UPN's "Star Trek: Voyager"; directed episode "Living Witness" (1998)

1994

Portrayed the tactical officer in the opening scenes of the feature, "Star Trek: Generations"

1993

Did a guest shot on the syndicated "Star Trek: The Next Generation" as a terrorist

1993

Appeared in the recurring role of T'Kar, a Klingon mercenary, on the syndicated TV series, "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine"

1991

Portrayed Navy Corpsman Julian Crumes in the ABC docudrama, "The Heroes of Desert Storm"

1989

Had a recurring role as Answering Machine Guy on the CBS sitcom, "The People Next Door"; produced by Wes Craven

1988

Cast in a small role in the ABC miniseries, "Roots: The Movie"

1987

Debut as a TV series regular, played DC Montana, a hip electronics whiz on the NBC action adventure, "The Highwayman"

1986

First released film, playing blues legend Robert Johnson in Walter Hill's "Crossroads"

1986

Played the role of Marty in the LA production of "Dreamgirls" at the Shubert Theater

1986

TV-movie debut in the Wes Craven directed, "Casebusters" (aired as "Disney Sunday Movie" on ABC)

1985

Appeared in first film, "Fire With Fire" (released after "Crossroads")

1977

Acting debut in a PBS "Masterpiece Theater" production

Raised on military bases around the world

Bonus Trivia

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His official web site is at timrusspages.com

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Russ scripted a public service announcement entitled "The Zone" which won the Sony Innovators Award.

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An accomplished guitarist and vocalist, Russ has performed in a number of bands and musical stage productions. He made his feature debut playing guitar as legendary blues singer-guitarist Robert Johnson in the 1930s-set opening sequence in Walter Hill's "Crossroads" (1986).

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