Tim Russ

Tim Russ

  • Highest Rated: 82% Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
  • Lowest Rated: 14% Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987)
  • Birthday: Jun 22, 1956
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Though he was born in Washington, D.C., African-American film and television actor Tim Russ came of age in Turkey, where he attended Izmir High School for a brief period. Russ returned to the Big Apple prior to graduation and enrolled in Rome Academy, then studied theatrical arts at Saint Edwards University (as an undergraduate) and at Illinois State University (as a graduate student).Russ launched his film career on an exciting note, with his portrayal of blues legend Robert Johnson in Walter Hill's defiantly individualistic cinematic fable Crossroads (1986); he also delighted schtick fans the following year as the trooper hopelessly lost in the desert in Mel Brooks' gag-laden sci-fi spoof Spaceballs, and landed a plum supporting role in Clint Eastwood's homage to Charlie Parker, Bird (1988). Though Russ' subsequent work during the late '80s and the '90s occasionally dipped into exploitation -- such as his involvement in the lurid bedroom thriller Night Eyes 2 (1991) -- the actor also landed in more respectable fare from time to time. For instance, he joined the cast of the Billy Crystal comedy drama Mr. Saturday Night (1992) and appeared in a few episodes of the popular Will Smith sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.Russ left his most memorable mark, however, on Trekkies -- first with some appearances on Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, then with his evocation of Lt. Commander Tuvok on Star Trek: Voyager -- a role he carried from 1995 through 2001. In 2007, Russ returned to comedy, playing sarcastic doorman Frank on the Christina Applegate sitcom Samantha Who?, and playing Principal Franklin on the Disney series iCarly.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Karma Actor 2018
No Score Yet Her Side of the Bed Actor 2018
No Score Yet Dick Dickster Sammy Davis Jr 2018
No Score Yet Sun, Sand & Romance Gus 2017
No Score Yet Six Gun Savior Ezekial Roake 2015
36% Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! General Gottlieb 2015
No Score Yet Alongside Night Actor 2014
No Score Yet Social Nightmare Actor 2013
75% Rampart Command Staff Member #1 $1M 2012
No Score Yet A Night at the Silent Movie Theater Director 2010
No Score Yet InAlienable Actor 2009
No Score Yet Star Trek: Of Gods and Men Director 2007
82% Live Free or Die Hard Chuck Summer $134.6M 2007
No Score Yet Unbeatable Harold Mr. Peters 2007
22% The Oh in Ohio Douglas 2006
No Score Yet Roddenberry on Patrol Director 2003
47% Star Trek Generations Lieutenant 1994
No Score Yet Bitter Vengeance Lt. James 1994
No Score Yet Dead Connection Det. Chuck Rowland 1994
No Score Yet Journey to the Center of the Earth Joe Briggs 1993
58% Mr. Saturday Night A.D. 1992
No Score Yet The Heroes of Desert Storm Actor 1991
No Score Yet Night Eyes 2 Jesse Younger 1991
20% Eve of Destruction Carter 1990
No Score Yet Roots: The Gift Slave Doorman 1988
80% Bird Harris 1988
62% Pulse Policeman 1988
No Score Yet Vietnam War Story 1 Actor 1988
14% Death Wish 4: The Crackdown Jesse 1987
59% Spaceballs Trooper 1987
No Score Yet Timestalkers (Time Stalkers) Actor 1987
No Score Yet Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story Actor 1986
73% Crossroads Robert Johnson 1986
No Score Yet Fire with Fire Jerry 1986
No Score Yet A Night at the Bijou Director

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

55% Black Monday
2019
Walter
  • 2019
No Score Yet NCIS: New Orleans
2014
Felix Hill
  • 2018
62% Superior Donuts
2017-2018
Professor Mills
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
Agent Lawrence
  • 2017
80% Castle
2009-2016
Dr. Malcolm Wickfield
  • 2013
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
Leonard Sterling
  • 2010
52% Trust Me
2009
Gordon Gordon Benedict
  • 2009
No Score Yet iCarly
2007-2012
Principal Franklin
  • 2009
  • 2008
77% Samantha Who?
2007-2009
Frank
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
77% Star Trek: Voyager
1995-2001
Director Tuvok Security Chief Tuvok
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
90% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1993-1999
Tuvok T'Kar
  • 1995
  • 1993
No Score Yet Hangin' With Mr. Cooper
1992-1997
Victor
  • 1994
  • 1993
No Score Yet Living Single
1993-1998
Off. Taylor
  • 1993
No Score Yet Murphy Brown
1988
Agent No. 1
  • 1993
89% Star Trek: The Next Generation
1987-1994
Devor
  • 1993
No Score Yet The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
1990-1996
Agent Marcus Collins Agent Collins Eugene
  • 1992
  • 1990
No Score Yet Family Matters
1989-1998
Jeff
  • 1990
No Score Yet Beauty and the Beast
1987-1990
Lt. Eric Parker
  • 1989
No Score Yet Hill Street Blues
1981-1987
  • 1987
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1985-1989
Archer
  • 1987

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