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Russell Johnson (Russell David Johnson)

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Biography

Ashley, Pennsylvania, USA
Long before he was known as "The Professor" in the cult comedy classic Gilligan's Island (1964), Russell Johnson was a well-known character actor, starring in several Westerns and Sci-Fi classics as This Island Earth (1955) and It Came from Outer Space (1953). Johnson grew up in Pennsylvania and was sent to a boarding school in Philadelphia with his brothers when his father died.

Unlike his Professor character, Johnson said he was not a bright student and was in fact held back a grade. Read more...

Actor

Character: Chuck-a-Luck Wheel Spinner

Rancho Notorious 1952

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Character: Cpl. Biddle

Column South 1953

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Character: Jed Ringer

Ride Clear of Diablo 1954

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Character: Shadduck

Strange Lady in Town 1955

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Character: Ben Farraday

Courage of Black Beauty 1957

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Character: Captain J.W. Shaw

Hitch Hike to Hell 1977

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Character: Himself - In Memoriam

The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards 2014

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Character: Dr. Jesse Butler

With a Vengeance 1992

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Character: Himself - In Memoriam

The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2015

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Character: Duke Mackie

Fame 1982

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Character: Roger Wainwright #3

Santa Barbara 1984

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Character: Karlan

Lou Grant 1977

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Character: Mac Steel

The Jeffersons 1975

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Character: Dr. Leonard Colman

Marcus Welby, M.D. 1969

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Character: Clyde Morehouse

Vanished 1971

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Character: Dr. Stanley Burke

Ben Casey 1961

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Character: Himself

Family Feud 1976

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Character: Asst. D.A. Grant

Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law 1971

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Character: Intelligence Officer at Briefing

Three Days of the Condor 1975

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Character: Adam Talmadge

Thriller 1960

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Character: Bob Keel

Route 66 1960

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Character: Davey Dunigan

The Big Valley 1965

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Character: Admiral King

MacArthur 1977

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Character: Eddy Mulhall

Breaking Point 1963

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Character: Col. James Barrett

The Bastard 1978

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