Tim Russ

Tim Russ

Jun. 22nd, 1956
Born in
Washington, District of Columbia, USA
6' 0"

Tim Russ' Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Star Trek: Voyager TV Show
Star Trek: Voyager
Samantha Who? TV Show
Samantha Who?
The Highwayman TV Show
The Highwayman
Personal Space TV Show
Personal Space
Tequila and Bonetti TV Show
Tequila and Bonetti
Cop Rock TV Show
Cop Rock
The People Next Door TV Show
The People Next Door
Lifestories TV Show

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


Timothy Darrell Russ was born on June 22, 1956, in Washington, D.C., to Air Force officer Walt and his wife Josephine. He and his younger siblings Michael and Angela grew up on several military bases, including Niagara Falls, Elmendorf (Alaska) AFB, Omaha, Taiwan, Philippines and Turkey. During these moves around the world, he graduated from Izmir High School in Turkey, and received his diploma from Rome Free Academy in Rome, New York. Afterwards he attended Saint Edwards University and earned a B.S. in Theater Arts but continued his studies with a full scholarship to continue theater studies at Illinois State University. His first professional job came while he was at St. Edward's University in Austin, when he appeared in a PBS Masterpiece Theater production, but he started to pursue acting full time in 1985. During that time he's been on many TV shows and movies - including "The Twilight Zone" (1985), "Amazing Stories" (1985), "thirtysomething" (1987), "Jake and the Fatman" (1987), "21 Jump Street" (1987), "Beauty and the Beast" (1987), "The People Next Door" (1989), "Mancuso, FBI" (1989), "Family Matters" (1989), "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" (1990), "Tequila and Bonetti" (1992), "SeaQuest DSV" (1993), "Dark Justice" (1991), "Murphy Brown" (1988), "Monty" (1994), "Star Trek: Voyager" (1995), "Melrose Place" (1992), "Any Day Now" (1998), "The Highwayman" (1988), "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987) and "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993), among others.

Along with his television experience he has also played in a variety of films, including Crossroads (1986), Fire with Fire (1986), Timestalkers (1987) (TV), Spaceballs (1987), Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987), Pulse (1988), Bird (1988), Roots: The Gift (1988) (TV), Eve of Destruction (1991), Dead Silence (1997) (TV), Night Eyes II (1992), Mr. Saturday Night (1992), Star Trek: Generations (1994), Dead Connection (1994), East of Hope Street (1998). During his comprehensive acting career he appeared in numerous theatrical productions including "Romeo & Juliet", "Barrabas", "Dream Girls", "As You Like It", "Twelfth Night", "Cave Dwellers" among others. When not acting, Russ finds time for music and film producing. Songs sung by Tim Russ are available on the CDs "Only a Dream in Rio", "Tim Russ", "Kushangaza" and "Brave New World". He lives in the area of Los Angeles where his whole family resides.

  • Attended Illinois State University, and is now in its hall of fame.
  • Siblings: Angela, Michael
  • He is the only actor who has appeared in "Star Trek" to share scenes with Six captains: 'William Shatner' (qv) and 'Alan Ruck' (qv) in _Star Trek: Generations (1994)_ (qv), 'Patrick Stewart (I)' (qv) in the _"Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987)_ (qv) episode "Starship Mine", 'Avery Brooks (I)' (qv) in the _"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993)_ (qv) episodes "Invasive Procedures" and "Through the Looking Glass" and 'Kate Mulgrew' (qv) in every episode of _"Star Trek: Voyager" (1995)_ (qv). Next, at four captains, is 'Jonathan Frakes' (qv), who did not appear with 'Alan Ruck' (qv) ("Captain John Harriman"). _"Star Trek: Voyager" (1995)_ (qv) episode "Flashback" 'George Takei' (qv) was "Captain Sulu" of the Excelsior.
  • Tried out for the role of Geordi LaForge on _"Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987)_ (qv).
  • Appeared at the Gala opening of "Star Trek The Tour" on January 17, 2008 in Long Beach, California.
  • Children: Madison Camille (born March 9th 1999).
  • Along with 'Armin Shimerman' (qv) and 'Ethan Phillips (I)' (qv), he is one of only three "Star Trek" regulars to appear in three different "Star Trek" series (_"Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987)_ (qv), _"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993)_ (qv) and _"Star Trek: Voyager" (1995)_ (qv)).
  • Around the time of the 1986-1987 casting call for the "Geordi LaForge" role on _"Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987)_ (qv), he played an extra on the sci-fi comedy _Spaceballs (1987)_ (qv).

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