Actor, Singer, Director, Playwright, Songwriter, Producer, Technical Designer and Restaurateur.
Originally from Los Angeles, California, Russell is a proud member of the Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and Actors Equity Association. He received his BA in Theatre Arts from Cal State University at Northridge. He studied film acting at the famed ‘Film Actors Workshop’ at Warner Brothers Studios, worked as a Studio Tour Guide - Universal Studios, Hollywood and was a member of the prestigious Occidental College Summer Repertory.
Some of his Commercial, Television and Film Credits include General Motors, Marriott, Walt Disney, the 1977 hit “Rocky”, the cult classic “Night Of The Creeps” and Danielle Steele’s Miniseries “Crossings”.
Russell has entertained audiences with over 3500 performances in various cities including New York, Las Vegas NV, Branson MO, and Indianapolis, IN. Co-owner of Golden Ticket Productions, Russ has co-written and co-produced the original musical “Platinum Girls”, “Ol’ Blue Eyes” – a live concert event featuring the music of Frank Sinatra and “Believe” – A Brown County Playhouse Christmas Tradition. Russell writes and co-produces original Murder Mysteries for various attractions and is the lead male vocalist for the Indianapolis Jazz Orchestra. Additionally, Russell is co-owner of the ‘Boggstown Cabaret’ Est. 1984 in Boggstown, IN and ‘Out Of The Ordinary Restaurant’ in Nashville, IN.